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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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Treg Brown is credited for Sound Effects for the first time in a Warner Bros. cartoon, although he was responsible for the same in nearly every cartoon produced by the studio. See more »

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Voice: QUIET!
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27 June 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

It's hard to deny that Chuck Jones was truly one of the geniuses of animation. His short "Now Hear This" seems a little bit like a precursor to the psychedelic era - which would hold sway within a few years - as a slightly deaf Brit picks up what he thinks is a hearing aid (actually one of Satan's horns) and it amplifies every sound into total wackiness.

What's the point of the cartoon? Why ask? This cartoon has as its purpose total abstraction, and it achieves that. "Now Hear This" certainly deserved its Oscar nomination (too bad that Chuck didn't win more during his lifetime). As the cartoon's not readily available on video or DVD, you can watch it on YouTube.


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