Monday, January 24, 2011

Top 50 Cartoons: 47, 46

47. The Unicorn in the Garden


The Unicorn in the Garden is a short story written by James Thurber. The most famous of Thurber's humorous modern fables, it first appeared in The New Yorker on October 31, 1939; and was first collected in his book Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (Harper and Brothers, 1940). The fable has since been reprinted in The Thurber Carnival (Harper and Brothers, 1945), James Thurber: Writings and Drawings (The Library of America, 1996, ISBN 1-883011-22-1), The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, and other publications. It is taught in literature and rhetoric courses.




46. A Corny Concerto

A Corny Concerto is an American animated cartoon short produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. It was directed by Bob Clampett, written by Frank Tashlin, animated by Robert McKimson and released as part of the Merrie Melodies series on September 25, 1943. A parody of Disney's 1940 feature Fantasia, the film uses two of Johann Strauss' best known waltzes, Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube, adapted by the cartoon unit's music director, Carl Stalling and orchestrated by its arranger and later, Stalling's successor, Milt Franklyn. Long considered a classic for its sly humor and impeccable timing with the music, it was voted #47 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field in 1994. The title, in tune with the name of the unit's other cartoon series, Looney Tunes, suggests another Disney titling parody, that of the pioneering series Silly Symphonies.



Enjoy

15 comments:

  1. #46 was my favourite as a child. thanks for reminding

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  2. Absolutely terrific! Thanks for the post

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  3. I love the unicorn in the garden, great post!

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  4. Old cartoons for hipsters!

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  5. i didn't watch many cartoons as a kid..

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  6. I can never stand the bald baby drawing style that cartoons sometimes have...it's really creepy @_@

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  7. I remember the Corny Concerto. I absolutely loved that cartoon!

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  8. Needs more bugs bunny cartoons

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