Saturday, November 10, 2007

"Fair and Worm-Er" (1946)

Before Wile E. Coyote, Chuck Jones was creating parodies of the conventional "chase" cartoon. Here's one that's rearely seen these days, and it's a shame. It's a great cartoon, in bad need of restoration and recognition. Keep a lookout for an early Pepe Le Pew, and a dog catcher who looks a lot like Private Snafu but talks like Jimmy Durante!


6 comments:

JBWarner86 said...

I quite enjoy this cartoon. I like how the lunacy continues to escalate with all the characters continually bouncing off one another, and even the ending gag makes me laugh. Probably one of my favorite of Jones' experimental cartoons from the 1940s.

Yokota said...

Ahh! the first Chuck Jones cartoons! That's a good post for the blog, guys!

Harley Green said...

The old cartoons are always the best, especially this one with Jones' style and phylosofhy about the "chasing cartoons"

Harley Green said...

fantastic feature for your blog!

Deyan G. Mavrov said...

Very nice film. My favorite scene is when all character jump one after another from the boards, but the one who's already down doesn't do anything until the one HE chases comes down. Because of the bad print, one can hear a word is missing "What a beautiful day! [jump]...quiet, you could hear... an apple drop!" Let's hope they find a better print soon!

Reaper Ron said...

One of my all time favorites. Wish they would put it on dvd!

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