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Desc:Classic cartoon celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Category:Classic Movies, Cartoons & Animation
Tags:animation, Chuck Jones, nostalgia, merrie melodies, 40s
Submitted:Rangoon
Date:08/05/17
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cognitivedissonance
Possibly the birth of camp as a genre. I can't think of any previous examples of deliberate irony based in an advanced understanding of the mechanics of kitsch, and "On Kitsch" was a full decade away. Definitely one of the most important pieces of animation ever made.
cognitivedissonance
I was wrong! "On Kitsch" was written in 1939, I was thinking of Greenberg's larger body of work which was based on the 50s, snubbing Warhol. My failure.

cognitivedissonance
God I wish we could delete comments, this is bugging me.

Cena_mark
This cartoon is so ahead of it's time. At 2:32 they invent dabbing.

Maggot Brain
I swear I saw someone edit their comment once.

garcet71283
Never noticed Dan Backslide's obvious influence on the Bruce Timm / Mark Hamill Joker until now.

Also, probably one of the top 10 Warner Bros shorts ever made.
cognitivedissonance
Yeah, I've noticed that. I think it's just in the color scheme.

I sometimes shout "A RUNABOUT! I'LL STEAL IT AND NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW!" because LOL RANDOM >-o-

garcet71283
Watch the posing and how he is animated, very similar to the Batman Animated Series artwork.

Also, the delivery bears similarities to how Mark Hamill portrayed Joker.

boner
kinda wish people wouldn't title their videos "remastered" when they mean "ripped an old dvd, stretched it to the wrong aspect ratio, deinterlaced it in the worst possible way, upscaled it"
fedex
Classic short. Amongst animators it's famous for bringing the smear to new heights. John K did a little study of it here

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/07/smears-and-poses.html
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