12.16.2007

Mute Monday: Role Model



The King of Looney Tunes: the incomparable Charles M (Chuck) Jones. Nobody ripped pop culture better. Oh, you thought the best appropriation of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" was in "Apocalypse Now?" nay, dear reader, nay. Grrrherherherhahaha!



R.I.P. CMJ September 21, 1912 - February 22, 2002.

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26 Comments:

Blogger Kiki said...

Speaw and Magic Helmet! Happy MM! That's one of my fave Bugs toons!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Gypsy said...

The music from Warner Bros at the beginning of that clip brought back a rush of childhood memories of watching cartoons after school with my brothers and sisters. Nice memories....

5:32 PM  
Blogger Java Junkie said...

Looney Toons memories are excellent! Happy MM!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Java Junkie said...

Looney Toons memories are excellent! Happy MM!

5:35 PM  
Blogger ArtfulSub said...

Mark Twain (a troll,for sure) on Wagner's Music:

"It's not as bad as it sounds".

Happy Mute Monday!

5:46 PM  
Blogger moi said...

AND, I have a sneaking suspicion Bugs Bunny was a Libertarian :o)

Terrific Role Model! Happy MM!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

clever, but ...ah...it ain't MUTE!!!
(Jes' sayin'....)

6:12 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

Love the Tuun! Thanks for a great MM.

6:40 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

My favorite Looney Toon is Pepe LePeu...oooo lala.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

OOOOOHHHHH!!!!!!!! A favorite!

Happy MM!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

Love. This. Choice.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Java Junkie said...

Thanks for Harper Lee...she's up where she belongs now!

10:13 PM  
Blogger iamnot said...

That's where I got all my cultural learning...Bugs Bunny.

Happy MM

5:33 AM  
Blogger iamnot said...

BTW, I'll be spending the day singing, "Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!"

5:35 AM  
Blogger she said...

kiki: lightning strike the wabbit!!! the art direction after the helmet and blonde braids fall off bugs is perfection....elmers rage at being duped...grrherha! welcome aboard kiki

gypsy: me too. they dont look at tv cartoons as art so much anymore. now they are all product oriented.

java junkie: yes they are. and welcome!

artfulsub: actually the full opera is excruciating but in chucks capable hands i can learn to love it.

moi: libertarian? anarchist!!!

aunty:

ms. place: glad you enjoyed. good to see you!

thursday: as a child, pepe lepeu cartoons would cause me to go into a full blown anxiety attack...i so identified with the cat. im better now..theres xanax. grrrerhahaha

Kate: apparently many peoples favorite: voted #1 of the top 50 cartoons of all time. i also love "duck amuk".

anonymous boxer: thank you. this role model was an easy choice. one of my first art jobs was working in an animation studio....i painted cels. i wanted to BE chuck jones. made it all the way to "tweening" for a very talented artist....but then the digital age took over and i ranged on.

java junkie: thats better. grrrerhaha...no seriously i really expected her to materialize as i scrolled...she completed the "set"

happy mute monday all

5:45 AM  
Blogger she said...

iamnot: i know!!! grrrerhahaha me too!

5:46 AM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Sacre bleu, mon poochie! Tu n'est pas adore Pepe?

Oooolalala..j'adore xanex aussi. :)

7:28 AM  
Blogger Not that Type of Raven said...

Hahah! Love it! Great choice. Happy MM!

8:38 AM  
Blogger -Cora said...

Happy MM friend- wonderful choice :)
My fav cartoon was the "Owl Jolsen" toon from the 40's maybe?
"I like to singa, bout the summma and the winta and the springa...about the moona in juna..."

Hugs :)

9:28 AM  
Blogger Vixen said...

Happy Monday. :)

1:21 PM  
Blogger Upset Waitress said...

First time here. Your MM choice did not surprise me though! I could see you being married to Howie Mandell :) Funny girl!

2:57 PM  
Blogger SeaRabbit said...

Interesting choicer... quite unknown for me, but it is always the right time to learn and enjoy... ;-))
Happy MM!

5:27 PM  
Blogger ..................... said...

:D

5:38 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

When I first came to NY, back in the '80s, there was an art shop that sold still cells from the Warner Brothers cartoons, ranging in price from hundreds to thousands of dollars apiece.

So get busy with that cartoon.

The sharper, more angular lines of Jones' drawings distinguish his artwork from Avery's, Freeling's and McKimson's, and his tendency toward the ultraviolent and sadism really distinguish his sense of humor and direction. Only Jones could imagine the Roadrunner and Wile E.

5:45 PM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

I am a HUGE fan.

4:39 AM  
Blogger firebird said...

Enjoyed this thoroughly--thanks for posting it!

Miss ThursdayNext: You and I can share Pepe--non?

10:30 PM  

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