Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Misce-Looneyous Commentaries: "Claws for Alarm"

Disagreeing with John Kricfalusi is not uncommon among classic cartoon fans. Yet, for whatever reason, he was chosen to do a DVD commentary on this particular cartoon, and somehow his extraordinarily negative take on it was approved by Warner Bros. I think his commentary sucked, so I decided to do a better one. I think this is a "cool looking" cartoon (as I state often in this video) and John K. can go eat some "Gritty Kitty".

6 comments:

Michael J. Ruocco said...

I don't understand what John K. thinks is so bad with this cartoon. I think it's pretty good, if not totallly funny.

Sylvester's expressions & poses throughout this cartoon are priceless. It's stylized, but it's a good kind of stylized.

jbwarner86 said...

So, is it cool-looking?

This is an excellent commentary. In fact, I think I'll hereby altogether reject the John K./Eddie Fitzgerald commentary on LTGC3 and substitute this as the official one in my mind. It's far more deserving of it, anyway.

Brandon said...

The thing that gets me about John K's commentary is he says how Chuck Jones was "one of the fathers of limited animation", and how Chuck hated it, and John K doesn't understand that. The thing John doesn't realize is he's "one of the fathers" of the infamous flat Genndy Tartokofsky (sp?) style that's been in cartoons the past decade. John hates this style, but he started it! Genndy has even said his style is inspired by John K!

Jorge Garrido said...

John fully acknowledges that he started the Genndy fake 50s style, dude. Listen to his commentaries on the R&S Season 3 DVD or read his blog.

Brandon said...

Well, I've never listened to his R&S commentaries before, let alone actually own any of his R&S DVDs. But what I was getting at is he's said on his blog that he hates those sort of designs, but he himself still uses them! I just think it's pure hypocrasy.

BTW, great commentary Matthew! Keep 'em coming!

PCUnfunny said...

Jorge: Yep, John did it right then the immitators did it all wrong.


Good commentary overall Matthew.John K. and Eddie's commentary prety much hit the nail right on head in my opinion.John properly pointed out how Jones's toons became far too talky and how the images were strictly and there just tell move the story along, not nessecarily to entertain. "Scaredy Cat" is a million times funnier, lot's of funny drawings,gags,and far better timing.

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