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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 08:46 AM
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Whatever happened to Looney Tunes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JlVqfC8-UI

God, just great stuff. These cartoons were a staple of my existence, and it seems like I haven't seen them in forever.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 08:49 AM
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1. Too expensive too make that kind of animation today.
that's why we have all those crappy cartoons now.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 08:51 AM
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2. But why did they stop playing the old ones?
They have 40 years worth of great stuff.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 08:54 AM
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3. IIRC, . . .
. . .there was a copyright fight early in the decade. Lots of programmers no longer wanted to pay the escalated rights fees. So, WB basically got told to keep their cartoons.

I'm pretty sure i'm remembering this correctly. Bums me out, too.
GAC
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 08:56 AM
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4. Quite a few of them are not PC either.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:08 AM
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5. Eleven episodes are outright gone
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loony_Tunes#Stereotypes

"The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in the U.S society. These depictions were wrong then and they are wrong today. While the following does not represent the Warner Bros. view of today's society, these cartoons are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming that these prejudices never existed."
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:12 AM
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6. I have those 11 and a few more on my computer.
If you know the historical references and attitudes from when they are made, they are a scream.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:12 AM
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7. I wish I had your computer
:(
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:28 AM
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8. Ironically, the Black Lodge Singers seem to like Looney Tunes:
Black Lodge Singers- Looney Tunes - - - > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nm7FGIc6hI


"Everybody loves to laugh

Everybody loves the looney tunes"
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:51 AM
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11. We have re-mastered these cartoons, but not sure what they are going to do with them.
I have seen all of the censored cartoons -- we did them a few years ago.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:39 AM
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9. I work at Warner Bros. -- my department re-masters the Looney Tunes.
They are available as DVD collections -- there are a bunch of them!
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:43 AM
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10. I figured
Edited on Tue Mar-01-11 09:43 AM by WilliamPitt
Just chafing at having to pay for what used to be profligately free.

And I am jealous of your job.

:)
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:52 AM
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12. Ha Ha -- you don't hear me complaining! n/t
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 01:41 PM
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30. Looney Tunes were pretty violent, what few they still show have been edited
Having Coyotes fall from cliffs, Elmer shooting a duck in the face, Yosemite Sam blowing something up with a bomb or Bugs in drag could corrupt our children.

Oddly enough I lived for those cartoons everyday and I turned out pretty non-violent.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:53 AM
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13. you can find quite a few of them on youtube.
including the censored 11
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:43 AM
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14. New York or does Rush live in Florida?
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:51 AM
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15. "Whatever happened to Looney Tunes?" They Re-Branded Themselves as The Republican Party n/t
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:31 AM
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26. Here's the difference: Looney Toons actually got rid of its Censored Eleven
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven <== more info here

The Republicans just try to keep 'em quiet until election day rolls around.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:48 PM
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16. "Shoot the duck, Shoot the duck!!"
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:57 PM
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17. I don't know the whole story, but I'm betting Warner Brothers allocated
less and less money to their animation department "Termite Terrace" throughout the early sixties. If you watch those cartoons from that time period, you see a lot of story repetition and increasingly rudimentary background illustrations. Eventually, Friz Freleng, a director of some of the best WB classic cartoons, started an animation company with a guy named DePatie. Depatie-Freleng created one good cartoon series, The Pink Panther, and a whole truckload of bad ones. A lot of them were depressing.

The studio that gave us Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and the rest, went out with a whimper in the mid-to-late 60's.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:48 AM
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27. Speaking of Tweety Bird, check this funny "lawsuit" against Twitter
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:47 PM
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18. Still here - doesn't post much...
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:48 PM
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19. saturday mornings are not the same without them
Kid cartoons turned into major suckage decades ago and have continued downhill ever since.


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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:59 AM
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20. He's governor of Wisconsin
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JeffersonChick Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:17 AM
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21. As a kid, I LOVED Looney Tunes - and hated Disney!
And I still do. Today's cartoons don't hold a candle to LT!
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 05:19 AM
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22. Me too
I never liked Disney. I'm sure it is fine, but after watching Looney Tunes I never thought the Disney characters were funny or "enchanting".
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 07:02 AM
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23. Looney Tunes? Isn't that.....
the Free Rethugnic site?

;)
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:13 AM
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24. They changed the name to Charlie Sheen.
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:23 AM
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25. I could buy that
At the moment, his personality seems to be oscillating between the Wascally Wabbit, The Tazmanian Devil, and Daffy Duck.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 01:21 PM
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29. Good assessment!
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:31 PM
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28. Reality overtook them and makes them look uninteresting in comparison?
Just kidding; absolutely love the early stuff.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:39 PM
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31. Too "violent" ...
saw they a while ago on ABC on Saturday morning. For example, they had on a Sylvester/Tweety cartoon that was at Christmastime. Sylvester grabs Tweety and Tweety points a "toy gun" with a cork/string in the front. Sylvester laughs and says "I'll just pop your cork ..." At that point, they goto a still of a Christmas tree, you hear the BANG!, and then you see the after effect.

They've hacked em up.
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