A live-action piano player relates the story of the Moth who, on his way to marry his Honey Bee, falls into the clutches of an amourous black widow spider, who at one point disguises ... See full summary »
Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.
An exceedingly mild-mannered man is sent out to kill a duck for dinner by his wife. Unfortunately for him, he picks Daffy Duck as his victim. The two face off and do battle for the remainder of the cartoon.
The audience enters Porky's movie theater, with a collection of quick gags: A firefly acting as usher, a kangaroo taking tickets and putting the stubs in her pouch, a chicken buying child ... See full summary »
Elmer Fudd expects to find "west and wewaxation" during his visit to Jellostone National Park, but he sets up camp in Bugs' backyard, and the rabbit (and a neighboring bear) definitely don't have leisure in mind.
Following some mildly risqué opening credits, we get treated to a series of spot gags on a farm, often relating to World War II. One features a baby bird who looks like the early version of Tweety* in "A Tale of Two Kitties". The part about the swallows and San Juan Capistrano seems to predict Robert McKimson's "Swallow the Leader".
It was around this time when Bob Clampett's cartoons started getting truly wacky. His cartoons in the late '30s had made use of his affinity for shape-shifting, but during WWII he went all out and pretty much became Termite Terrace's star director. While his spot gags didn't quite reach the quality achieved by Tex Avery, he definitely created some funny ones.
All in all, "Wacky Blackout" is certainly worth seeing.
*While Sylvester and Tweety are known as Friz Freleng's characters, Bob Clampett debuted Tweety.
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