TheCombinator
2015-12-30T05:04:26Z
So I was bored, and I was just thinking about possible cool DVD releases I'd like to see. Then I had an idea. What if you could just put one cartoon from each year of the LT/MM filmography, have it be restored and released on DVD and Blu-Ray, as part of one compilation choosing one cartoon from each year. It would make for some interesting collections, and I would like to see what fellow IAD members have to pic. I may do threads like this for MGM and Disney and the other studios, but I don't know enough about their filmographies to truly do that...yet. Maybe one of you guys could start it for me. Anyway, here's my choices and some elaboration on each.

Disc 1: The 1930s
1. Box Car Blues (1930)
I haven't seen this or Hold Anything, the two unreleased shorts of this year, but based on the plots for both, this one sounds more interesting. They can be pretty interchangeable.
2. Ups N' Downs (1931)
Same as Box Car Blues, but to a higher extent.
3. Freddy the Freshman (1932)
I saw this cartoon a few years ago on a PD tape. It was pretty good. I liked it. I would watch it again. So I gave it to this one here.
4. Wake Up the Gypsy In Me (1933)
I like the politics expressed in this one.
5. Shake Your Powder Puff (1934)
Pretty much every cartoon of this year blows...and this one isn't a prize either. I guess it just seems slightly more interesting than the musicals and buddy snoopers.
6. The Fire Alarm (1935)
I liked some of the Beans gang shorts, so I wanted one. That and there's no better option here, really. Unless we start double dipping.
7. The Blow Out (1936)
A great Tex Avery/Porky Pig classic. Lots of funny jokes, a great story and animation on this one. This is the first one I think really deserved it.
8. Egghead Rides Again (1937)
One of the best Egghead shorts. Another great Tex toon, with some great gags and timing here.
9. Porky and Daffy (1938)
Amidst all the Great Piggy Bank Robberies and Trips To Wackyland, a few Clampett cartoons seem to get overlooked. It's almost appalling this hilarious masterpiece hasn't been released yet.
10. Dangerous Dan McFoo (1939)
Another great Tex Avery cartoon that is somewhat underrated. The fight scenes are great. 1939 was a pretty "off" year for the WB output, but this is a great one...inbetween all of the junk. Shame, so many cartoons were released this year.

Disc 2: The 1940s
1. Cross-Country Detours (1940)
The best of Tex's spot gag toons, clocking in at almost 10 minutes! I was ready to give this to Porky's Last Stand, but this one for its sheer incredibility.
2. The Crackpot Quail (1941)
Great character with a very funny feud with the dog. This won for the "tree" running gag alone.
3. Hop, Skip and a Chump (1942)
Most of the best of this year has already been released. But this one is still pretty good and is absent. So it got the edge here.
4. Fin N' Catty (1943)
I wanted to put "Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs" but that has no chance of getting released, but what the heck, this one is great too.
5. Brother Brat (1944)
Frank Tashlin may be my favorite director. Pretty much every cartoon made by him is great, except maybe 3 or 4. But he's very great, and his cartoons deserve to be released, and I just happened to choose this one.
6. Ain't That Ducky (1945)
1945 had a low output, so I didn't have many choices, but this was the best one. Simple as that.
7. Daffy Doodles (1946)
Classic screwball comedy with Daffy Duck. Underrated and hilarious.
8. Mexican Joyride (1947)
A lot of people say this is better then Bully For Bugs, and I'm not sure about that, but it's great nonetheless and deserves a release.
9. A-Lad In His Lamp (1948)
I love the genie here and Bugs Bunny interfering with his personal business. A great take on the classic story.
10. Holiday For Drumsticks (1949)
A great Art Davis Daffy toon. Love it.

Disc 3: The 1950s
1. A Fractured Leghorn (1950)
Pretty much every cartoon with that black cat is always hilarious. Foggy is great here. Plus this has an amazing ending gag.
2. A Fox in a Fix (1951)
An underrated one-shot with lots of great gags.
3. Hare Lift (1952)
This one's just really funny. Not more I can say. It's great.
4. Catty Cornered (1953)
I first saw this as part of the Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie and I'm really upset I have to use the movie as a way to see it. It really needs a release.
5. Captain Hareblower (1954)
Another great Bugs toon.
6. Beanstalk Bunny (1955)
Classic Bugs and Daffy teamup.
7. Tree Cornered Tweety (1956)
I love the Dragnet parody here. Tweety's narration is priceless.
8. Bugsy and Mugsy (1957)
All Rocky and Mugsy cartoons are great. End of.
9. Don't Axe Me (1958)
A pretty good Daffy/Elmer outing. For 1958, it's worthy of a pick.
10. Hot Rod and Reel (1959)
I love the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons, and this one is awesome, as with all of them. So I want a release.

Disc 4: The 1960s
1. Hyde and Go Tweet (1960)
The whole concept is very funny. Loved it, and it is shocking a gem like this was skipped.
2. Lickedy-Splat! (1961)
See Hot Rod and Reel.
3. Quackodile Tears (1962)
Best of 1962. Pretty funny toon,
4. Woolen Under Where (1963)
Ralph and Sam are great, and this is the best of 1963, one of their lower years.
5. War and Pieces (1964)
See Hot Rod and Reel...again.
6. Cats and Bruises (1965)
For a year of mostly Daffy/Speedy, there is least one, um..."okay" toon in the midst. And that is this.
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The last few I just kinda flubbed since these were the weakest years of WB besides 1934-1935. These were the 3 best as far as I know, and Injun Trouble is historically important and at least has a funny ending. These are the lowest on the list, though.
7. Daffy Rents (1966)
8. The Quacker Tracker (1967)
9. Flying Circus (1968)
10. Injun Trouble (1969)

So that's what I would do. What about you? I await your response.

(And before anyone says a lame response, I don't care, I know it will never happen. Stop telling me what I can and can't do.)
ParamountCartoons
2015-12-30T18:40:06Z
For 1939, I would pick "A Day At The Zoo".........


(Apologies if I only picked one year.....)


But Dan McFoo was nice, due to Arthur Q. Byan's performance.
Toonatic
2015-12-30T18:47:33Z
My list (contains some of the Censored 11):

Disc 1:
-Hold Anything (1929)
-Hittin' the Trail For Hallelujah Land (1931)
-You're too Careless With Your Kisses! (1932)
-The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933)
-Honeymoon Hotel (1934)
-Billboard Frolics (1935)
-I Wanna Play House (1936)
-Picador Porky (1937)
-A Feud There Was (1938)
-The Lone Stranger and Porky (1939)

Disc 2:
-The Hardship of Miles Standish (1940)
-The Crackpot Quail (1941)
-Fox Pop (1942)
-Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)
-Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)
-The Unruly Hare (1945)
-Racketeer Rabbit (1946)
-The Goofy Gophers (1947)
-Two Gophers From Texas (1948)
-Holiday For Drumsticks (1949)

Disc 3:
-A Fractured Leghorn (1950)
-A Bone for a Bone (1951)
-Sock-a-Doodle-Do (1952)
-A Mouse Divided (1953)
-Captain Hareblower (1954)
-Beanstalk Bunny (1955)
-Half-Fare Hare (1956)
-Boston Quackie (1957)
-Hip Hip-Hurry! (1958)
-Trick or Tweet (1959)

Disc 4:
-Hopalong Casualty (1960)
-What's My Lion? (1961)
-Wet Hare (1962)
-Hare-Breadth Hurry (1963)
-Road To Andalay (1964)
-Tease For Two (1965)
-Mexican Mousepiece (1966)
-Cool Cat (1967)
-3 Ring Wing Ding (1968)
-Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too (1969)
-BONUS: Daffy's Rhapsody (2012)
-BONUS: Pain in The Flash (201?)