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Buddy vs post-1964 WB cartoons

Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by Kevin Mo, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Kevin Mo

    Kevin Mo @Bugssponge

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    Do you think the 1933-35 Buddy cartoons were better than the 1964-69 WB cartoons, or vice versa?

    The 1964-69 cartoons had Daffy/Speedy and many one-shot characters such as Cool Cat, Merlin the Magic Mouse, and Bunny and Claude.
     
  2. Lord Dalek

    Lord Dalek Uncreative Hack

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    Post-1964/Seven Arts ain't great but I'd take it over the first six years in a heartbeat.
     
  3. SB20xx

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    Buddy was one of the most forgettable characters to come out of the studio, and he was phased out after only a couple years because of it. At least the Seven Arts characters were unique, even if the cartoons they starred in were not up to the level of the '40s and '50s.
     
  4. Daikun

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    Buddy was a flat character and a poorman's Bosko--easily the worst character in the Looney Tunes catalog. There's really no contest.
     
  5. Lord Dalek

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    And Bosko was hot garbage to begin with so two wrongs don't make a right.
     
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    I'm probably in the minority that likes Bosko and Buddy as well as the 60's Warner Bros. toons. They're different from the usual WB cartoon fare from the 40's and 50's. I think they're really not that bad. Personally, they are entertaining in my opinion.
     
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    I give Bosko some slack because he was literally the first thing to come out of WB, when the crew was still learning how to work in this new medium. Yeah, the cartoons are primitive compared to what came later; what do you expect? And why hold it against them?

    Buddy, though, was an example of trying to replicate the same thing but failing miserably. I can't be kind about this, because those cartoons (and the forgettable one-shots of the same era) practically sunk the studio. If not for Tex Avery injecting a little life into the place, we wouldn't even have the classic characters that came later.
     
  8. Kevin Mo

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    Never liked any WB cartoon before 1936 to cute more than funny.
     
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    Actually, Merlin and Cool Cat each had more than two shorts. Bunny & Claude stopped at about 2-3. Never saw Buddy, so I can't judge.
     
  10. Kevin Mo

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    I know, but I never said how many shorts, just description of a few. I think Merlin had 2-3 while Cool Cat had about 6.
     
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    You referred to Merlin & Cool Cat as "one-shot" characters, which ultimately wasn't true. Funny thing was, Cool Cat was included in a series of Coke glasses with the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, et al, in a promotion for Carrol's back in the 70's. Go figure.
     
  12. Kevin Mo

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    Never said that, but I will watch 7 arts soon.
     
  13. Looney Turtles

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    I would go with post-1964. I like quite a few of the post-1964 shorts (including Seven Arts). Meanwhile, I don't care for the early 30's shorts. Looney Tunes didn't start to take off for me until towards the late 30's.
     
  14. Kevin Mo

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    When you mean late 30s, was it 1936 and onwards or what, because I found the 2-strip Technicolor and BW Merrie Melodies very boring.
     
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    Somewhere around the time Daffy Duck and proto-Bugs Bunny were introduced, like '37 or '38.
     
  16. Kevin Mo

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    Interesting, but what about the Merrie Melodies?
     
  17. Steve Carras

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    Carroll's? Never heard of it, but I used to see those at Taco Bell (Speedy might like that place, just like Del Taco and El Pollo Loco and others!).

    Cool Cat=6 shorts
    Merlin=5
    Bunny and Claude=2
    I prefer the 1930s cartoons though I like some of the later 60s ones.
     
  18. Kevin Mo

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    Caroll's is a company that owns burger king.
     
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    Pretty much the same thing.
     
  20. Kevin Mo

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    of what?
     

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