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Quiz Show Cartoons – part 4: 1950s
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May 14, 2017 posted by

Quiz Show Cartoons – part 4: 1950s

During the late 1950’s, Warner Bros. released several cartoons spoofing individual television shows. It is these cartoons – Wideo Wabbit (1956) and People Are Bunny (1959) – that concern us here.

Quiz Show Cartoons – Part 2
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April 30, 2017 posted by

Quiz Show Cartoons – Part 2

Catch-phrases from radio, commercial jingles and slogans –all were grist for the Warners’ mill. So why should the newly-arisen format of the quiz show be any different?

Four Brothers Named Mills
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April 2, 2017 posted by

Four Brothers Named Mills

A number of artists appeared in the Fleischer Screen Songs cartoons. One act not only did three Screen Songs cartoons, but had good-natured fun with caricature. That act was the Mills Brothers.

Pondering “Go Get The Ax”
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January 16, 2017 posted by

Pondering “Go Get The Ax”

No one knows much about this song – featured in Oswald’s “Alaska” and strummed by Bugs Bunny in “Hare Trigger”. But I have my own theory as to the origins of this number.