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re: The Quick thinking of Buggs....Brilliant Cartoon


Another classic here. Yes, it is a classic.

So simple, yet so effective.

Buggs is in top form here I can tell you.

Just read this below.

But you need to see the visual gag that is "tagged" along with this to get the re-impact....

But read below:

Count Bloodcount: I am a vampire.
Bugs Bunny: Oh, yeah? Well, Abracadabra, I'm an umpire.
[suddenly is wearing umpire clothes]
Count Bloodcount: Hocus Pocus, I'm a bat.
[turns into a bat]
Bugs Bunny: I can be a bat, too. Hocus Pocus.
[turns into a baseball bat]
Count Bloodcount: [putting on glasses] You wouldn't hurt a bat with glasses, would you?
[Bat hits vampire]

Then he hits him...

Just brilliant. Trust me you will like this cartoon. I wish that these were shown more oftern so that a new generation could see them. We were lucky in that we could see them on a regulary basis.....

Please any one else leave you views her eabout this classic....

Carl Brown
Ipswich, England

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I'm glad somone else has written in to comment about this cartoon. It really is first class, and bugs is on top form here.

Poor Count Bloodcount he never stood a chance.
What a great Cartoon this was.




Carl Brown
Ipswich, England

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Excellent cartoon, but poor animated quality. I was always mismayed by the lack of quality from the 60's on. By the 80's the digital animation really turned me off so these pre-60's toons are absolute classics - with a few minor exceptions. This short being one of them.

"Make fun of yourself before others do or else you'll miss the joke." -John Michaelson, circa 2000.

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The animation quality of this cartoon is uneven, not poor. Some scenes, such as Count Bloodcount's introduction, were handled by a less experienced animator (that would be Bob Bransford). But the great Ken Harris animated the Count's puzzled expression as he pondered Bugs' request for a telephone.

There are several times when Bugs walks away from the camera, and at one point the Count falls like Wile E. Coyote. Perspective movements like these were getting scarce as animators sought to keep their studios under budget.

Chuck Jones was one of the few animation directors of his time who strove to maintain quality art and movement. His work looked good for the 1960s, and much of it holds up well today.


-Tony

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Not a fan of this cartoon or for that matter almost any of the 1960's and later Bugs Bunny cartoons.

This seems almost lethargic in pace and attitude compared to the classic Bugs cartoons from the 40's & 50's. They were also gearing these more to children than adults so the humor was becoming less witty & inspired. It's a shame that they no longer have that anarchic, subversive spirit & humor that the earlier shorts contained.

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Absolutely a classic! This one owns a special place in my heart. Bugs is so top-notch here.

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