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Bugs Bunny, and how I first fell in love with cartoons

10 Mar

Been a while!

bugsbirthday_snoozeRecently, I’ve been thinking about my earliest experiences watching cartoons. It was definitely Looney Tunes– specifically Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Woody Woodpecker. This would have been in the 1980s– early mornings, Saturdays. I’d get up early just to watch.

It was a cool time in my life. Bugs Bunny remains my favorite cartoon character to this day. I still love Daffy, Porky and Woody too. Later, I’d watch Eek! The Cat, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons and the Disney Afternoon, but these early cartoon experiences are the ones that have stuck with me the most.

I recently tried rewatching some Eek! (still VERY watchable), Animaniacs (still watchable), Tiny Toons (kinda still watchable) and Disney Afternoon cartoons (no longer watchable, for me, at least). I need my cartoons extra funny. Slapstick. Sight gags. Insane, ridiculous and weird things. All of the aspects and facets that modern cartoons like Spongebob have adopted– the stretching, etc.

I recently found a large file of supposedly ALL (or, most) of the Bugs Bunny cartoons. It is 12GB, and it does contain a LOT of cartoons. They are of varying sound and video quality, but are all an enjoyable watch. I grabbed the file and threw it on a USB drive, and I’ve been going through all of them. Despite all the episodes I watched back then, there are still ones I haven’t seen! Some really amazing stuff in this file.bugsbday_rhapsodyrabbit

I’m not going to advocate pirating, illegally downloading media, or torrents.

So, that said, I did find this website with basically all the Bugs (and some Daffy) cartoons in a streaming format similar to what I downloaded. Check out THIS website!

https://archive.org/details/CompleteBugsBunny

Kids today should check out these old cartoons. They still stand the test of time– they hold up. This stuff is SO funny-sight gags, Bugs’ hilarious and unaffected demeanor– it’s all great, classic stuff. All worth a watch.

Daffy and Porky cartoons are also worth checking out, but a word of caution — Woody Woodpecker’s early stuff is NOT as good as the later episodes I watched. The same might be said of the early Bugs and Daffy stuff. Mid to slightly later periods of all these cartoons are where the money is– check those classics out.

Until next time!

 

OUR Picks For THE TOP 20 AMERICAN ANIMATED TV SERIES/CARTOONS OF ALL TIME!

2 Jun
MASTER SHAKE

THE TOP 20

After reading (sub-par) lists like “20 Essential Animated TV Series” and “All Time Top 50 Cartoon Shows”  (BOTH of which I found severely underwhelming/severely lacking), I made my OWN list of top 20 AMERICAN (because these lists really only cover American cartoons) TV series of ALL TIME!

Check it out. No particular order. You may disagree. You may have additions. Comment! These are my picks:

The Flintstones
The Jetsons
Looney Tunes
Futurama
The Simpsons
Family Guy
American Dad!
Bob’s Burgers
Regular Show
South Park
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Beavis & Butt-head
Spongebob Squarepants
Aqua Teen Hunger Force/Patrol Unit/Something Whatever
Chowder
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Woody Woodpecker
Eek! the Cat
Animaniacs
Tiny Toons

What do you think? Check out the other 2 lists.. I guarantee you, MINE IS BEST. Haha.

Until next time (soon)!