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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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Deserves to be on a Golden Collection set
6 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This cartoon can easily be told as a Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Chuck Jones in two ways: 1. It is drawn in his artistic style and abstract design. 2. It features all the famous trademark Warner Bros. cartoon sound effects, as well as some vocal effects by Mel Blanc. Although this cartoon is almost silent, the only line of real dialogue is during the beginning, when a guy yells "QUIET!!!" The unique combination of Treg Brown and the Warner Bros. Animation sound effects department, as well as William Lava's music, makes for a great cartoon. The animation is simple at times, and is slightly similar to UPA, but this wasn't really done because of low budgets, but to make it really artistic. This film is also hard to describe, but some highlights include an egg coming out of the old man's "hearing horn," and then Morse code writing appears around, followed by the sound of a saw. Then legs pop out from the bottom of the egg (wearing Marvin the Martian-style tennis shoes), and then the front of the egg cracks open and a giant trombone begins playing "Yankee Doodle" as the background flashes red, white and blue! Quite odd for a cartoon that takes place in England. I can understand that this cartoon could easily be mistaken for a post-1964 Warner Bros. animated film because of how it opens and closes with the really weird, stylized and "modern" Looney Tunes title sequences (with swirling lines coming toward you and a large, purple abstract "WB," all to a bizarre rendition of the Looney Tunes theme song), seen on all mid-to-late 60s WB cartoons. However, this film was actually the first use of these Looney Tune logos. I bet Chuck Jones never dreamed that his logo creation would wind up becoming the official Warner Bros. Animation opening and closing titles! (This happened when DePatie-Freleng took over production for the Looney Tunes.) However, this cartoon is so good (it even got nominated for an Oscar,) it DEFINITELY belongs on one of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD sets! Overall, a great cartoon and you should check it out!

UPDATE: Well, Warner Home Video must've read this comment. They have now released "Now Hear This" on the sixth and final Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD set. They did an EXCELLENT job restoring this cartoon to its original brilliance! If you ever get a chance to see this cartoon, try to see it on DVD for a pure pristine-quality Chuck Jones work of art!


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