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i've always loved these hollywood caricatures more than bugs bunny and the like. the cocoanut grove parody is especially good.
Ah yes, the Coocoo Nut Grove! Must find my copy of that...
There are a couple of them on the new "Woody Woodpecker" DVD set. The first, "Toyland Premiere" (1934) is adequate but not great - it features Laurel & Hardy dressing up as a dragon to grab a cake and includes a fairly young Bing Crosby. The 1938 "Hollywood Bowl" is much better, including an appearance by Stokowski, Garbo, Cab Calloway and der Bingle.
I'm half tempted to get that Woody Woodpecker set...some of the early Lantz stuff is quite appealing (or quite appalling...Scrub Me Mama With a Boogie Beat, anyone?).But the sour taste of those later, hateful Woody cartoons I grew up on is still a little too strong in my mouth. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to find a rental copy...
One of the books stacked on the right of the frame is "Pirates of the Caribbean Sea". Tashlin always WAS ahead of his time!
Just ordered the new Looney Tunes set...according to Jerry Beck over at Cartoon Brew, Porky does a mean Cab Calloway impersonation.
please post any "jack bunny"!!
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