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Directors:
Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble (co-director)
Writers:
John W. Dunn (story) &
Chuck Jones (story)
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Release Date:
27 April 1963 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In this very abstract cartoon, a hard-of-hearing old Britisher finds a red horn and uses it as a megaphone... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Deserves to be on a Golden Collection set See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)

Mel Blanc ... Vocal effects (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Maurice Noble (co-director)
 
Writing credits
John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn) &
Chuck Jones (story)

Produced by
David H. DePatie .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Lava  (as Bill Lava)
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects
 
Animation Department
Bob Bransford .... animator
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Ben Washam .... animator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
6 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #20228)

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[the only spoken line]
Voice:QUIET!
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Soundtrack:
Frühlingslied (Spring Song)See more »

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Which series is this from: Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?
List: Warner Bros. cartoons that were nominated for Academy Awards
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Deserves to be on a Golden Collection set, 6 February 2006
Author: wile_E2005 from United States

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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