Sunday, August 26, 2012

Warner Show

I've seen cels like the one above showing Daffy dancing with Porky pop up on various animation art dealer websites for years now, but was never quite sure where this scene originated. Thanks to YouTube, it appears it came from the opening to an Italian compilation television program titled Warner Show. The intro below suggests the show showcased the Looney Tunes and other popular WB animated shows of the day (Tiny Toons, Taz-Mania, Animaniacs).

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Speedy Banking

From 2006, here's a commercial for Bank Austria featuring Speedy Gonzales.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension" (1997)

In 1997, Warner Bros. released a short film produced in 3D for the Warner Bros. Studio Store in New York City. It was also shown at Six Flags theme parks and in limited theatrical presentation. While animated films in 3D are the norm now, it was a landmark then.

Unseen for many years since, it recently turned up on the Looney Tunes Platinum Blu-Ray release. Directed by Doug McCarthy and voiced by Joe Alaskey, the film features Daffy Duck as an actor playing hero Duck Dodgers. Marvin mistakes Daffy's overacting for a legitimate threat and brings him to Mars. It's not great, but it is a rarity, and worthy of mention and viewing here!

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