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Now Hear This (1962)

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 »

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble (co-director)

Writers:

John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn), Chuck Jones (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Vocal effects (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Важное сообщение See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[the only spoken line]
Voice: QUIET!
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Yankee Doodle
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Traditional
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hear we are
27 June 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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