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Don't forget Treg Brown and William Lava's effort as well., 13 October 2008
9/10

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While Chuck Jones did do an superb job in directing this short, the credit should also go two men who helped made the picture enjoyable, Treg Brown in sound and William Lava in music. The picture starts off with the devil searching for his lost horn. Little did he know, an British gentleman finds it and uses it as a hearing aid. However, he soon found out that the "hearing aid" has an mind of it's own, and takes him on a wild ride. By the end of the film, the British man decides to retrieve his old horn (that he threw away eairler in the cartoon,) and walks off. (Or rather limps off.) Seconds later, the devil (from the start of the picture), returns and finds his missing horn. Another character arrives to give the moral and ends the film. The combine efforts of Brown sound effects through out the film was done well along with Lava's music of "Yankee Doodle" and "Rue Britania" as well was also good along with the rest of music of the picture. It will be available on DVD later this month as part of Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6. It's also available on the DVD intitled Warner Bros. Home Enterainment Academy Awards Animation Collection, 15 winners 26 nominees as well. I highly recommend this picture. an 9 out of 10. By the way, the only flaw, very little to no background.

An Pink Masterpiece, 2 March 2008
9/10

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In 1965, this short was released. The picture features the music from Shot in the Dark and was done wonderful by William Lava as well. In the film, the Pink Panther tries to sleep in the safe. However, an would be thief tries to rob the safe. No matter what the thief does, the panther always finds a way to have the thief fail. Eventually, the thief uses his head to carry the safe like an balloon but, the panther pops the balloon and dropped it on the thief. Next, the panther tricks the bandit into taking an exploding safe. Which at first the thief thought was an bomb but then thought it had money and reclaim the safe. I highly recommend the picture for the ending and the gags between the thief and the panther. It's was available on DVD so, if you can find the DVD, watch it and you'll enjoy it as well.

An 9 out of 10

Pinkfinger (1965)
Never Listen To Paul Frees., 25 February 2008
7/10

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This was the second of three Pink Panther shorts to feature Paul Frees. In this picture, Frees advises the panther on how to be an secret agent, in order to catch an spy. (Who was voiced by Dave Barry.) Meanwhile, the spies tries to get rid of the panther through out most of the picture, and with Frees helping the panther, he dose not stand an chance. The panther chases the spy to the train station and was nearly blown up on the train. Piror to that, the spy used an alligator to get rid of the panther but that to had failed. Soon, the panther tired, (after captures the spy,) found Frees trapped with the alligators as Frees begs the panther to help him, the panther just leaves him with the alligators, as the film ends. In case you were wondering, the other two films that Frees was involved in was Sink Pink, and the Pink Pranzer. The moral is never listen to Paul Frees, he'll get you in trouble. Just ask the Pink Panther and Tom.

Overall, I give it an 7 out of 10.

2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
An Tashin and Porky classic, 10 February 2008
9/10

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Shortly after assuming Porky's vocal duties, Mel Blanc once again plays the stuttering pig's voice in this 1937 classic. In this picture Porky and his brothers and sister inherit an old house and property from their late uncle. However, if anything should happen to the pigs, then the lawyer (Goodwill) would get everything. Soon Goodwill mixes up an formula that changes him to an monster and tries to get rid of the pigs. All the while, he threatens the guy in the third row throughout the rest of the picture. Eventually, Goodwill captures all the pigs but Porky and just as Porky finds the missing pigs, Goodwill attacks however, the guy in the third row saves the day by throwing his chair and defeat the villain. Although we don't know his name but the third row gag would be used by Tashlin a few years later in Cracked Ice. (In that picture, it would be another person in the third row.) Still, I recommend the picture and it's part on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection. Volume 4 that is.

I give it an 9 out of 10.

1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Who would had guess that Tom had an change of heart?, 6 February 2008
7/10

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More of an dramatic picture if anything, this first of the post Quimby production era begins as the the baby duck's egg rolls to Tom and the cat hatches the egg. The baby duckling (named Quackers) adopts Tom as his mother. Even though Jerry tries to warn the duck, by showing him an picture book of an mother duck and duckling on one side, and the mother cat and kitten on the next page. Meanwhile, Tom tries to cook the duckling various times. Yet every time, Jerry saves the duckling from being cooked. Eventually, the duckling realized the truth and decides to cook himself and yet, still tells Tom that he still loves him. In an surprise move, Tom cries NO! and saves the duckling just in time and tears are seen coming from Tom's face. Meanwhile, Jerry, after freeing himself from the pan that Tom dumped in the well, couldn't believe his eyes. As both Tom and Quackers are seen at an nearby lake quacking at each other. The duckling gets the last word by telling the audience that Tom is his mommy. I though the picture was good for it's dramatic scenes but for comedy, not so much. I still recommend it only for it's dramatic parts and the ending.

I give it an 7 out of 10.

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Tom gets rich meanwhile Jerry goes to far., 20 January 2008
8/10

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In this picture from 1944, Tom gets an telegram that states he inherited a million dollars. Provided he dosen't harm any living creature including an mouse. Jerry loves the clause but Tom dosen't. They end up in Park Avenue in an New York City apartment and throughout the picture, Jerry keeps reminding Tom about the telegram. Which forces Tom to seemingly to make sure Jerry's death was acendental. However, no matter what Tom does, there was Jerry not far behind. They even shared an bed together expect that Jerry pushes tom off the bed and just when Tom is preparing to kill Jerry with an bat, he reminds Tom about the telegram. So, Tom hits himself with the bat. Eventually, Tom's had it and stuffed Jerry's mouth with the telegram,and starts his revenge with Jerry. He tells the audience that he's throwing away an million dollars. But, he's happy and resumes his revenge. Now this is one of an few films that either character speaks as well. I recommend it as well.

This picture gets an 8 out of 10.

1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
An Hanna Barbera Classic, 18 January 2008
10/10

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For only one year, this classic series featured eleven drivers and they tried to win the race. Featuring an all star cast of voice over actors including Janet Waldo, Paul Winchell, Daws Butler, Don Messick, and John Stevenson. Each race Dastardly and Muttley (Winchell and Messick respectfully) would try to cheat to win the race however, no matter what they do, they (esepectly Dastardly) would always get the worst of it. Meanwhile, the others would get sidetracked Dastardly's ideas and yet eventually return to the race to run up front. Now on occasion, they would show the viewers the finishing orders for the other ten drivers but it's usually the top three finishers only. Then the camera would pull back to see the end result of Dastardly's final idea. The series would eventually spawned not one but two spin-offs for Penelope (Waldo) and Dastardly just one year later. I highly recommend this classic series.

10 out of 10.

2 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Dietch's swan song (thank goodness), 3 June 2006
5/10

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Don't get me wrong, Dietch was struggling money wise since MGM gave him a fifth of the Hanna Barbera budget, but still Gene could had done a better job with the film quality. Anyway, Ton chases Jerry into a opera house and needless to say and gets thrown out of the theater. So Tom dresses as a violinist to gain entrance. And oh by the way, he has a tape recorder in that violin. Which Jerry designs to play the tape fast to get the cat caught. Sometime later, Jerry notices some ants and designs to have some fun with Tom who is now the conductor. The impostor cat gets caught again and on that note Carman comes out but she's scared of Jerry who steals the show but, the fun ends when Tom catches Jerry much to the conductor's dismay. So they play a round of bull fighting while Jerry conducts the performers once more. Yes, this was Gene's final Tom and Jerry film and out of the thirteen films he did, it was OK not good but OK. Therefore, this film gets a 5 out of 10 this go round. Oh well, you can't win them all.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Goofy Gopher's swan song., 14 November 2005
8/10

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Daffy tries to strike it rich with gold but he find that the hole is the property and home of the Goofy Gophers. So unsuccessfully he tries to remove them. Some of the gags are not that bad but just how did the gopher pulled the jeep apart anyway? Anyway the gun bit is the best gag of the short. Daffy even tries to flood the hole but it to failed and travel to space where he lands at an barrel. Then the gopher moves the arrow to fool the greedy duck but just as Daffy almost gives up the gophers pulls one last gag to Daffy as they give him an painted an rock gold as the duck assumed that the rock was real gold. This was one of Daffy's best work of the Depatie-Freleing era but that just not saying much but i still recommend it.

Final Score: an 8 out of 10.

2 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Nice try Kroffts., 12 November 2005

I saw it a few years ago on TVLand but it wasn't good. The series was created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears and the only person I knew was Norman Alden who was Aquaman's voice at the time. Still, the series stunk. It was about two females who are superheros. Yeah right. Still the one thing that I can say good about it is that it's no longer on the air waves. Anyway, the plot was corny, the costumes were bad, the acting was also corny but they tried. Still, I strongly advise you to watch another Crofft series but no matter what, STAY AWAY FROM THE SERIES. Sadly though the series was the Kroffts worst series along with Ruby and Spears so folks, do yourself an favor stay away from the series at all cost. You probably can see it if you want to but why bother? Final Score: an 1 out of 10.


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