Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
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So um... I have never had the ability to differentiate between Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, and I don't see any reason to do so, anyway. They're basically the same thing, but if you want Wikipedia or something to explain how they're different, good luck with that. All I can really tell you is that both were a series of short films produced between the 1930s and 1960s. When I was a kid in the 80s, I saw many of the shorts on some incarnation of The Bugs Bunny Show, and later I probably saw some of them on Cartoon Network's annual "June Bugs" marathons (which I wish they still did). Anyway... someday maybe I'll get some collections of the shorts on DVD, and write up reviews on this page. (There would be far too many to give each short its own page, even if I only include the ones that are most important to me.)


tek's rating:
Hair-Raising Hare (7:40)
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A short from 1946, which I don't particularly remember having seen prior to 2014, when I watched it several days before Halloween as a bonus feature on the DVD Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special. (It was way better than the special.) Basically, Bugs gets lured into the castle of an evil scientist (modeled after Peter Lorre), who plans to feed him to his monster (which in later cartoons would come to be known as Gossamer). When Bugs realizes what's up, he starts running and the monster starts chasing. And that's pretty much all I can say about the plot, but the short is full of hilarious jokes and visual gags. Seriously, this thing made me laugh several times. And I am not a big laugher, so that's saying something.



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