Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

There is he, the man who inspired all my wackiest stuff!
And what inspires him.

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

21 comments:

litlgrey said...

This is a great mintage, but it's funny in a way because you can really detect when the edge went out of the series. It's like if your first exposure to Archie Bunker was in the spring of 1970, and you next caught him in 1979, and you scratched your head because you couldn't tell whom you were looking at. You know what I'm talking about, John!

Martin Juneau said...

Your father is surely a very good specimen to meet. And i think Foghorn Leghorn is the last good Warner creation ever.

Shea said...

Foghorn Leghorn is my father's favorite too!

Roberto Severino said...

Foghorn Leghorn, Bob McKimson's most manly creation. A big, hilarious overstuffed, loudmouth chicken! He even sounds like my dad when he's yelling.

Your dad has great taste in cartoons. He even has some of your best stuff proudly hung on his wall and even gave the voice to one of your characters, but for some reason or another, I can also picture your pop liking Moe Howard a lot.

Happy Father's Day! I hope your dad has a good one.

Mykal Banta said...

John: That must be so cool to see pops wearing one of your T-shirts. Happy fathers day to everyone that is one or has one.

Elana Pritchard said...

Happy Fathers Day to Daddies everywhere!

RooniMan said...

Foghorn Leghorn brings all the dads together for a hearty laugh fest.

And I must say, your dad is a very interesting man to boot.

Have a great Fathers Day!

HemlockMan said...

"Eat yer face!"

Michael E. Vernon said...

Happy Father's day to all, to you Dad, John. Below is a link to the movie that inspired Foghorn Leghorn. It's called "It's a joke, son." When I first caught this on the late show, I couldn't believe it. A real live version of Foghorn Leghorn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz_CCRonPAc

Pokey said...

And Foghorn was well underrated. He was the father of an ostrich egg in his second to last [in the waning years of theatrical cartoons in general, in 1961-"Mother was a rooster"].

Pokey said...

Hi, John. My dad is dead, but is DEFINITELY doing fine obviously, so let's celebrate those ftahers who are deceased and still living today....

Pokey said...

Hey, gang, I posted on Jerry Beck's ANIMATION HISTORY forum on you know how there is one of those tacky Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies*
MOTHER'S day but no equivalent FATHER's day special, and that giving Mel Blanc's friends in the studio onscreen credit at the ends of those cheesy prime time specials depended only on if the non-Blanc actor got credited on the one-reelers themselves? And you know how there were Father-related Warners shorts..
*Just like the Fathers day, which historically was created to give dads equal time vis a vis Mother's day, I have went with using the terms LOONEY TUNES *AND* MERRIE MELODIES above.
Here's the link to my somewhat elaborate comment and my fantasy Father's Day 1980s era Looney Tunes special [since back then they proliferated..hey, could be worse, right?]

Roberto Severino said...

By the way, I spent a lot of my Sunday watching old Dick Lundy-directed Woody Woodpecker cartoons, copying several of the poses as carefully and slowly as I could, watching the proportions along the way, and after that, I came up with two of my own poses of Woody out of my own head, which I've hardly ever done before with any character. It was almost like a revelation. I'm not sure if that means I'm absorbing any of the stuff I've been copying or if that's even a good sign, but I just wanted to tell you that.

SandraRivas said...

Oh this takes me back. I was barely a year old and my dad was already showing me Looney Tunes. Since then, my dad and I would always watch those cartoons together. And we still do. We got the whole Looney Tunes Golden Collection!

His favorite character would always be Foghorn Leghorn. My dad absolutely adores his rants, as I do as well.

Happy Foghorn Leghorn Father's Day!

Tony DiStefano said...

John can you show Owen Fitzgeralds work with Hank Ketchams and write about the differances?

Pokey said...

Sandra..my dad also liked Foghorn [this is for you JOhn K.,as well.etc.] You'll have to add a consolation for my loss as my dad died on December 2, 2003. He was 73
and died peacefully if I recall correctly. My dad and my uncle [if memory serves as to who the other guy in this scenario in our family was] remembered Foghorn and also Calvin and the Colonel. Ah say...guess why!:)

Oh...and it's the late Paul Frees's 90th birthday had HE not died as well back in 1986 according to most references. Foghorn was always my favorite as well. Like father like son, ah say. I feel guilty now eating fried chicken. Just a chicken hawk, I guess..:)

Pokey said...

Litlegrey, I don't knwo about John, BUT as an ARCHIE [note caps for emphasis--] I DEFINITELY know what you're talking about, and John K. most certainly as an animation insider and enthusiant knows [I still remember reading his meeting with Joe Barbera and them hating all 1970s-80s cartoons.I wonder how the Filmation folks slept at night...especially now remembering that John K. worked there as well and the people were NOTHING professional like Joe Barbera was!]

And before this date ends, a Happy fathers d yto those living and dead, and glad yours is still alive, JK! I still recall a comment about wimpy, whiny men--"WHAT kinda men are they MAKIN' now!.. :)

georgeliquor said...

Mr. Kricfalusi, I know this is WAY off-topic, but is it too late for me to supply you with some Firedogs II storyboards for the art book?

(The internet is a wonderful place for animation art.)

SoleilSmile said...

Foghorn IS like the ultimate cartoon father, isn't he?

Great, now you got me rackin' my brain for other examples.

Good night, Mr. K:)

Kali Fontecchio said...

:D

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