Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bugs Says No to Drugs

Here's a real oddity. This is a series of anti-"hard drugs" public service radio spots Mel Blanc recorded as the Looney Tunes characters in the early 1970s (according to YouTube user, "chrisclarkvideos", who uploaded this rare clip). Yes, it's Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam talking about the dangers of doing "smack and downers".

Thursday, January 21, 2010

1971 Plymouth Road Runner Commercial

One of the very first things we posted to this blog was this Plymouth Road Runner commercial from 1969. One from 1968 can be seen in this post. Now here's one from 1971 that I had never seen before (in rather poor quality).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Old Cartoon Network Treasures

I found some other cool stuff from Cartoon Network on my old tapes this weekend.

First up, the opening, closing and informational segments from "The Bob Clampett Show" as it aired in 2001:

The Chuck Jones show wasn't very good. It was an "auto-pilot" show on Cartoon Network that often goofed and aired cartoons by other directors. There were no informational segments. But the opening and closing were fun.

In 2001, Cartoon Network had a "Day After Thanksgiving" marathon of the Looney Tunes compilation movies. This is the trailer they aired:

And here's the opening and closing to "Bugs and Daffy":


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Old Cartoon Network Ads and Bumpers

As hard as it is to believe now, Cartoon Network used to show Looney Tunes regularly and promote the heck out of them. Here are several treasures pulled from the time capsule also known as my big box of VHS tapes. I'm almost done converting all of my taped-from-TV stuff to DVD, but I just had to save this stuff along with it.

First up, here's "Chasers Anonymous", a very funny commercial for "Bugs and Daffy" that ran around 1997.

Daffy (in reused animation from "Duck Amuck") has trouble reading the script for his commercial:

Cartoon Network created these brief animated bumper segments for their "Bugs and Daffy Show". There were multiple color variations for the backgrounds (Usually yellow for a morning timeslot, green for afternoon, blue for evening and black for late night.) Often, an announcer would say something witty over them, other times they had a music cue that was a cross between the Looney Tunes theme music and Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse".

Finally, when Chuck Jones passed away in 2002, Cartoon Network ran this simple, sweet tribute during commercial breaks.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Looney Tunes Theater Policy Trailer

We've posted this theater policy trailer from the non-USA chain of Warner Cinemas here before. Now, here it is again... this time in English!

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