Some might say Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet The Groovie Goolies is the worst Looney Tunes ever… and I’d agree with that. But this Italian Tweety and Sylvester commercial for canned De Rica lima beans is so hilariously off-model, off-animated, off-everything… ya gotta love it. (Don’t miss the shot of Tweety’s butt at :36). Here it is. This takes the prize:
Like black velvet paintings, foreign animations of American cartoons are good kitschy fun – if you are in the right frame of mind. For example, Gene Deitch’s Czech-made Tom & Jerry short Dickey Moe will scar your brain – in a good way.
Thanks to cartoon researcher Charles A. Brubaker, I have a few choice examples of the Japanese take on our beloved characters. Check out this anime version of teenage Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm:
If you want to play a drinking game, take a shot everytime a character says “Baby Felix” in this trippy (dubbed) clip from the Japanese Felix The Cat show:
And finally, while we’re at it, check out the first 60 seconds of the embed below – a Japanese take on the MGM cartoon stars that lets Filmation and Deitch off the hook (followed by a Japanese dub of Tex Avery’s Field and Scream, always worth watching in any language).
If anyone has any other example of odd foreign animation of American cartoon stars… let me know in the comments section below.