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The Looney Tunes Censored Eleven

If you’re human- and I assume that you’re all human- then you’ve almost certainly seen some Looney Tunes cartoons, Warner Brothers’ beloved animated series featuring the wacky antics of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety, and the like. But there are some Looney Tunes cartoons you probably haven’t seen. They’re known as the “Censored Eleven”. They’re the eleven animated shorts that United Artists kept out of syndicated rotation starting in 1968. This is because “the depictions of black people in the cartoons were deemed too offensive for contemporary audiences”, per Wikipedia. Personally, I think it’s important to raise awareness of these animated shorts. Continue reading

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Bugs Bunny’s 15 Most Wanted

When you spend more than 70 years foiling your rivals attempts at chicanery, you’re bound to create some enemies. Such is the case with everyone’s favorite wascawy wabbit, Bugs Bunny. He’s been chased by hunters, ducks, evil scientists, witches, and just about every character conceivable by the creators of Looney Tunes. To keep track of his enemies, here’s an infographic featuring Bugs Bunny’s 15 Most Wanted, including their height, weight, and specific crimes. There are others, to be sure, but I’m putting forth the theory that none are cooler than these 15. Continue reading

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Eight Lessons I’ve Learned from Looney Tunes


When Warner Brothers commissioned Mel Blanc and Friz Freleng and Bob Clampett and Tex Avery and Chuck Jones and a whole host of other people to create a series of cartoons in the early 1930’s, they had no way of knowing just how influential those cartoons would be. Before long, a whole host of characters started populating the Warner Brothers cartoon landscape. We all grew up with those characters. And they have lots to teach us. For instance:

1. You can look like a frog and let everyone down if you’re talented
If you have a real talent- such as Michigan J. Frog’s velvety-smooth voice- you can get away with just about anything. You can look like a frog, annoy every single person you know, and disappoint them time and again. Someone will always take a chance on your talents, whether it’s now or several years in the future. Continue reading

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The 10 Best Cartoon Dogs in TV History

Dogs are, in a word, great. They’re the only creature on earth (not related to me) whose feces I’d consider picking up. Of course, TV has had some great dogs. But everyone knows about Lassie, Eddie (Frasier), and even Apollo and Zeus (Magnum P.I.). Nobody really sings the praises of the cartoon dogs. Here are the ten best.

1. Seymour, Futurama

“I like you, Seymour. You’re not constantly judging me like all the other dogs.” (pause) “Are you?” I have never wanted to own a TV dog more than Seymour. The end of that whole episode, where Seymour gets old waiting for Fry to return, might just be the saddest thing I’ve ever seen on TV. Um… pardon me, I have some dust in my eye. *sniff* Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Great Frogs of Hollywood

It hasn’t been uncommon for groups to avoid getting their due in Hollywood. For the most part, women were relegated to second class citizens in early Hollywood. Of course, they had pivotal roles but it was only through the male protagonists that most of them had any role at all. Eventually, this wrong was righted and more and more weighty roles went to actresses. A similar arc happened with African-Americans in cinema. But there’s one group that has never gotten the proper due from Hollywood- frogs. Today, I’m here to help the healing begin. Here are some great frogs of Hollywood. Continue reading

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