The Egg Collector
The Egg Collector is a 1940 Merrie Melodies Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and starring Sniffles. Late one night in a bookstore, Sniffles the mouse is reading the book Egg Collecting For Amateurs. According to the book, a good specimen for beginners is the egg of a great barn owl. Sniffles' friend, a bookworm, takes him to the top of an old church tower where they find an owl egg. Sniffles snatches the egg from its cradle. Sniffles learns from the owl that owls eat rodents, and worms. The bookworm Sniffles flees madly, taking the worm with him. Sniffles The Egg Collector at the Internet Movie Database 1995 Turner Dubbed Print version on laserdisc The USA Dubbed Print replaces the original ending music cue with 1941-1955
Karyl Ross "Ken" Harris was an American animator best known for his work at Warner Bros. Cartoons under the supervision of director Chuck Jones. Ken Harris was born in Tulare Co. California, his first job as an artist was for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, where he worked from 1927 to around 1930, when he joined the ill-fated Romer Grey studio. Harris ended up at Leon Schlesinger Productions under the Friz Freleng unit; this lasted for a short while. Tashlin left and the unit was taken over by Chuck Jones; the association with Jones and Harris began in 1937 and lasted until 1962, the longest time an animator spent with a director at the studio. Jones described him as "... a virtuoso. Ken Harris did it all." After Jones left Warner's, Harris worked with former animator Phil Monroe on two cartoons before Warner Bros. closed its cartoon department. In 1963, Harris worked for Friz Freleng on the titles of The Pink Panther for Hanna-Barbera on their first feature film Hey There It's Yogi Bear! rejoined Jones at MGM for three years.
After work as an animator on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! — directed by Jones, a longtime friend of Dr. Seuss — Harris came to the studio of independent animator Richard Williams in London. There he served. Harris's credits with him included A Christmas Carol — as animator of Ebenezer Scrooge — the opening titles of The Return of the Pink Panther, the still-unfinished animated feature The Thief and the Cobbler. Among the many scenes Harris has animated: Mama Bear doing an outrageous tap-dance in A Bear For Punishment. Harris died on March 24, 1982, from Parkinson's disease in Los Angeles, California, at 83 years of age. At the 1981 Annie Awards, ASIFA-Hollywood awarded Ken the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement in the field of animation. Ken Harris on IMDb Official site of Ken Harris Retrieved December 2011
Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, becoming a favourite of King Arthur; the earliest allusions to Tom occur in various 16th-century works such as Reginald Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft, where Tom is cited as one of the supernatural folk employed by servant maids to frighten children. Tattershall in Lincolnshire, reputedly has the home and grave of Tom Thumb. Aside from his own tales, Tom figures in Henry Fielding's play Tom Thumb, a companion piece to his The Author's Farce, it was expanded into a single piece titled The Tragedy of Tragedies, or the History of Tom Thumb the Great. In the middle 18th century, books began to be published for children and, by the middle 19th century, Tom was a fixture of the nursery library; the tale took on moral overtones and some writers, such as Charlotte Yonge, cleansed questionable passages.
Dinah Mulock however refrained from scrubbing the tale of its vulgarities. Tom Thumb's story has been adapted into several films. Tom Thumb may have been a real person born around 1519, it is set into the floor adjacent to the font of the main chapel in Holy Trinity Church at Tattershall, Lincolnshire, UK. The inscription reads: "T. THUMB, Aged 101 Died 1620"; the grave measures just 16" in length. The tale of Tom Thumb is the first recorded English fairy tale; the earliest surviving text is a 40-page booklet printed in London for Thomas Langley in 1621 entitled The History of Tom Thumbe, the Little, for his small stature surnamed, King Arthur's Dwarfe: whose Life and adventures containe many strange and wonderfull accidents, published for the delight of merry Time-spenders. The author is presumed to be Londoner Richard Johnson; the only known copy is in New York. Tom was a traditional folk character when the booklet was printed, it is that printed materials circulated prior to Johnson's, it is not known how much Johnson contributed to his adventures.
William Fulke referred to Tom in 1579 in Heskins Parleament Repealed, Thomas Nashe referred to him in 1592 in his prose satire on the vices of the age Pierce Penniless, His Supplication to the Divell. Reginald Scot listed Tom in his Discoverie of Witchcraft as one of the creatures used by servant maids to frighten children, along with witches, elves, fairies and other supernatural folk. Tom was mentioned by James Field in Coryat's Crudities: "Tom Thumbe is dumbe, until the pudding creepe, in which he was intomb'd out doth peepe." The incident of the pudding was the most popular in connection with the character. It is alluded to in Ben Jonson's masque of the Fortunate Isles: "Thomas Thumb in a pudding fat, with Doctor Rat."Richard Johnson's History may have been in circulation as early as this date because the title page woodblock in the 1621 edition shows great wear. Johnson himself makes it clear in the preface that Tom was long known by "old and young... Bachelors and Maids... and Shepheard and the young Plow boy".
The tale belongs to the swallow cycle. Tom is swallowed by a cow, a giant, a fish, by a miller and a salmon in some extensions to Johnson's tale. In this respect, the tale shows little imaginative development. Tom is delivered from such predicaments rather crudely, but editors of dates found ways to make his deliverance more seemly and he passed beyond the mouth. Tom's tale was reprinted countless times in Britain, was being sold in America as early as 1686. A metrical version was published in 1630 entitled Tom Thumbe, His Life and Death: Wherein is declared many Maruailous Acts of Manhood, full of wonder, strange merriments: Which little Knight liued in King Arthurs time, famous in the Court of Great Brittaine; the book was reprinted many times, two more parts were added to the first around 1700. The three parts were reprinted many times. In 1711, William Wagstaffe published A Comment upon The History of Tom Thumbe. In 1730, English dramatist Henry Fielding used Tom Thumb as the central figure of a play by that name, which he rewrote in 1731 as the farce The Tragedy of Tragedies, or the History of Tom Thumb the Great.
The play is filled with 18th-century political and literary satire and is intended as a parody of heroic tragedies. The title of "The Great" may be intended as a reference to politician Sir Robert Walpole, called "The Great." Henry Fielding's tragedy Tom Thumb was the basis for an opera constructed by Kane O'Hara. Fielding's Tom is cast as a mighty warrior and a conqueror of giants, despite his stature, as well as the object of desire for many of the ladies at court; the plot is concerned with the various love triangles amongst the characters, who include Princess Huncamunca, giantess Glumdalca, Queen Dollalolla. Matters are complicated when Arthur awards Tom the hand of Huncamunca in marriage which results in Dollalolla and the jealous Grizzle seeking revenge. Tom dies when swallowed by a cow, but his ghost returns. At the conclusion, Tom's ghost is killed by Grizzle and most of the cast kill each other in duels or take their own lives in grief. Fielding's play was adapted into a spoof on opera conventions called The Opera of Operas.
This version includes a happy ending in which Tom is spat back out by the cow and the others are resurrected by Merlin's magic. This is considered to
Ghost Wanted is Merrie Melodies animated short released in 1940. It features a little ghost, inexperienced at haunting houses & whose "suit/sheets" resemble the typical footy pajamas with the "trap door" that were popular in the era; the little ghost is silent. The short starts out in the little ghost's house as he's reading a book titled How To Haunt Houses showing various recommended haunting positions that are successful for ghosts, he tries out a few of the positions by posing and reads the Haunt Ads in the Saturday Evening Ghost. He comes across a haunting job that doesn't require experience at the address of 1313 Dracula Drive that he likes, he changes from his white "suit/sheets" into a new light blue colored "suit" & is invisible for the interim between changing "suits". Though he can pass through closed doors like an ordinary ghost, he prefers opening them while passing through, he arrives at the house at 1313 Dracula Drive, on a mountain, tries out for the house-haunting job, but winds up getting terrorized by a bigger ghost interviewing him for the position.
The ghost terrorizes him by yelling Boo!", scaring him, sending him a Ghostal Telegraph that says "Boo!", dropping a lit firecracker that resembles an M-80 that the little ghost just runs away from. The bigger ghost's plans backfire on him when the fuses of the fireworks he put in his "back pocket" get lit by the lit match he dropped & send him flying throughout the house after the little ghost & into a well somewhere outside the haunted house; the animated short was shown on TBS from 1987 to 1992 as a segment of the Tom & Jerry Halloween Special. The young ghost has made appearances as an enemy in numerous video games, his appearances include The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle series for NES and Game Boy as well as the NES game Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout. This film was included on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes LaserDisc release. Country:USA Language:English Aspect Ratio:1.37: 1 more Sound Mix:Mono Company:Leon Schlesinger Studios more See Ghost Wanted on Youtube
Robin Hood Makes Good
Robin Hood Makes Good is a 1939 Merrie Melodies cartoon short, directed by Chuck Jones and written by Dave Monahan, released by Warner Bros. on February 11, 1939. Three little squirrels, after reading a book about Robin Hood, decide to act out the part of the legendary medieval outlaw; the smallest of the three declares that he will be Robin Hood, prompting the middle squirrel to breathe down his neck and demand, "Who's gonna be Robin Hood?", prompting an intimidated reply of "You're gonna be Robin Hood!" In turn, the biggest squirrel bullies the middle one, "Who's gonna be Robin Hood?" "You're gonna be Robin Hood!". That decided, the Robin Hood squirrel names the middle squirrel as Little John, leaving the grumbling smallest squirrel to play the unwanted role of the rich old villain; the "villain" trudges off to await the inevitable song-and-dance attack of Robin Hood and Little John, while a fox, lurking on the side, sees them as his dinner and devises a ruse through which he pipes up, in a falsetto voice, claiming to be Robin's sweetheart Maid Marian in trouble.
Robin and Little John follow the bait into the fox's cabin, whereupon the fox drops his pretense and his falsetto and hangs the two up by their breeches on the wall, declaring his intention to make a stew out of them. The smallest squirrel, looking in from the outside of the cabin, devises a plan to save his friends. By means of voice imitations and sound effects, he makes. After he turns yellow and panics, in fear of his life, he runs away at maximum speed, beating the cabin door which accompanies him upright on his flight from reality, thus rescued, the two exit the cabin, only to be greeted by the smallest squirrel, who asks them with a grin, "Who's gonna be Robin Hood?" Robin Hood Makes Good on IMDb Robin Hood Makes Good at The Big Cartoon DataBase
A cartoon is a type of illustration animated in a non-realistic or semi-realistic style. The specific meaning has evolved over time, but the modern usage refers to either: an image or series of images intended for satire, caricature, or humor. Someone who creates cartoons in the first sense is called a cartoonist, in the second sense they are called an animator; the concept originated in the Middle Ages, first described a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting, tapestry, or stained glass window. In the 19th century, beginning in Punch magazine in 1843, cartoon came to refer – at first – to humorous illustrations in magazines and newspapers. In the early 20th century, it began to refer to animated films. A cartoon is a full-size drawing made on sturdy paper as a study or modello for a painting, stained glass, or tapestry. Cartoons were used in the production of frescoes, to link the component parts of the composition when painted on damp plaster over a series of days; such cartoons have pinpricks along the outlines of the design so that a bag of soot patted or "pounced" over a cartoon, held against the wall, would leave black dots on the plaster.
Cartoons by painters, such as the Raphael Cartoons in London, examples by Leonardo da Vinci, are prized in their own right. Tapestry cartoons colored, were followed with the eye by the weavers on the loom. In print media, a cartoon is an illustration or series of illustrations humorous in intent; this usage dates from 1843, when Punch magazine applied the term to satirical drawings in its pages sketches by John Leech. The first of these parodied the preparatory cartoons for grand historical frescoes in the then-new Palace of Westminster; the original title for these drawings was Mr Punch's face is the letter Q and the new title "cartoon" was intended to be ironic, a reference to the self-aggrandizing posturing of Westminster politicians. Cartoons can be divided into gag cartoons, which include editorial cartoons, comic strips. Modern single-panel gag cartoons, found in magazines consist of a single drawing with a typeset caption positioned beneath, or—less often—a speech balloon. Newspaper syndicates have distributed single-panel gag cartoons by Mel Calman, Bill Holman, Gary Larson, George Lichty, Fred Neher and others.
Many consider New Yorker cartoonist Peter Arno the father of the modern gag cartoon. The roster of magazine gag cartoonists includes Charles Addams, Charles Barsotti, Chon Day. Bill Hoest, Jerry Marcus, Virgil Partch began as magazine gag cartoonists and moved to syndicated comic strips. Richard Thompson illustrated numerous feature articles in The Washington Post before creating his Cul de Sac comic strip; the sports section of newspapers featured cartoons, sometimes including syndicated features such as Chester "Chet" Brown's All in Sport. Editorial cartoons are found exclusively in news publications and news websites. Although they employ humor, they are more serious in tone using irony or satire; the art acts as a visual metaphor to illustrate a point of view on current social or political topics. Editorial cartoons include speech balloons and sometimes use multiple panels. Editorial cartoonists of note include Herblock, David Low, Jeff MacNelly, Mike Peters, Gerald Scarfe. Comic strips known as cartoon strips in the United Kingdom, are found daily in newspapers worldwide, are a short series of cartoon illustrations in sequence.
In the United States, they are not called "cartoons" themselves, but rather "comics" or "funnies". Nonetheless, the creators of comic strips—as well as comic books and graphic novels—are referred to as "cartoonists". Although humor is the most prevalent subject matter and drama are represented in this medium; some noteworthy cartoonists of humorous comic strips are Scott Adams, Steve Bell, Charles Schulz, E. C. Segar, Mort Walker and Bill Watterson. Political cartoons are like illustrated editorial that serve visual commentaries on political events, they offer subtle criticism which are cleverly quoted with humour and satire to the extent that the criticized does not get embittered. The pictorial satire of William Hogarth is regarded as a precursor to the development of political cartoons in 18th century England. George Townshend produced some of caricatures in the 1750s; the medium began to develop in the latter part of the 18th century under the direction of its great exponents, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson, both from London.
Gillray explored the use of the medium for lampooning and caricature, has been referred to as the father of the political cartoon. By calling the king, prime ministers and generals to account for their behaviour, many of Gillray's satires were directed against George III, depicting him as a pretentious buffoon, while the bulk of his work was dedicated to ridiculing the ambitions of revolutionary France and Napoleon. George Cruikshank became the leading cartoonist in the period following Gillray, from 1815 until the 1840s, his career was renowned for his social caricatures of English life for popular publications. By the mid 19th century, major political newspapers in many other countries featured cartoons commenting on the politics of the day. Thomas Nast, in New York City, showed how realistic German drawing techniques could redefine American cartooning, his 160 cartoons relentlessly pursued the criminal c
Elmer's Candid Camera
Elmer's Candid Camera is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon short directed by Chuck Jones, first released on March 2, 1940, by Warner Bros. It marks the first appearance of a redesigned Elmer Fudd, the fourth starring appearance of the anthropomorphic rabbit character that would evolve into Bugs Bunny. Elmer is reading a book on, he whistles at the same time when holding the camera. He wants to take a picture of him; as he tries to photograph the Rabbit, he finds himself a convenient victim to harass. Elmer points to where the rabbit tells him that he wants to take a picture of him; this tormenting drives Elmer insane, causing him to jump into a lake and nearly drown. The rabbit saves him, ensures that Elmer is all right - and promptly kicks him straight back into the lake; the rabbit throws Elmer's "How To Photograph Wildlife" book on his head, thus ending the cartoon as the screen irises-out. VHS- Cartoon Moviestars: Elmer! VHS- Looney Tunes Collectors Edition: Wabbit Tales Laserdisc- Bugs! and Elmer!
Laserdisc- Golden Age of Looney Tunes Vol 2 DVD- Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 DVD- Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: Volume 1 DVD- The Essential Bugs Bunny Blu-ray- Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2 Elmer's Candid Camera on IMDb Elmer's Candid Camera on the Internet Archive