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Now Hear This (1962)

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In this very abstract cartoon, a hard-of-hearing old Britisher finds a red horn and uses it as a megaphone, unaware that it is really a lost horn from the Devil's forehead. The Britisher ... See full summary »

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In this very abstract cartoon, a hard-of-hearing old Britisher finds a red horn and uses it as a megaphone, unaware that it is really a lost horn from the Devil's forehead. The Britisher finds that the horn has the effect of amplifying every sound psychedelically and causing him serious bodily harm. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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This was the first Warner Bros cartoon to use the "modern" Looney Tunes opening and closing sequence featuring stylized animation, an abstract WB logo, zooming "OO" in the word "Cartoon", swirling zooming lines (in place of the zooming shield), and slick lettering, on a black background, all to a "modern" rendition of the Looney Tunes theme ("The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down"). This title will also be used on four 1964 shorts ("Bartholomew Vs. The Wheel," "Senorella and the Glass Huarache," "Pancho's Hideaway" and "Road to Andalay,) and then every WB cartoon from 1965 to 1969. See more »

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Voice: QUIET!
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Frühlingslied (Spring Song)
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Remarkable use of limited animation!
29 August 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This cartoon, which was nominated for an Oscar (losing out to the remarkable short, The Hole), is an exceptional use of limited animation. In order to compensate for the drawbacks inherent in limited animation, something else isneeded to counterbalance the lack of motion. Through very creative use of color and sound (as well as a fascinating and thought-provoking idea), Chuck Jones manages to turn a weakness into a strength and the result is truly inspired. This runs relatively often on Cartoon Network on the weekends and doubtless will run on the Chuck Jones Show eventually, if it hasn't already. Most highly recommended.


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