Wartime Cartoons On Toonheads
Created 06/13/2001 - 23:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgOn Sunday, July 1 at 10 pm, Cartoon Network's TOONHEADS will look at the many Looney Tunes World War II cartoons. "The Wartime Cartoons" will feature clips from over 100 cartoons including the 26 episodes of PRIVATE SNAFU, which were written by Theodore Geisel, i.e. Dr. Seuss. Many of these cartoons show Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry, Superman and Popeye heading into battle against the nation's enemies. The special presentation will also air four rarely seen classic examples of wartime cartoons in their entirety. "Blitz Wolf," directed by Tex Avery, shows three little pigs facing off against a treaty-breaking, German-speaking wolf. "Scrap Happy Daffy" has Daffy Duck singing a hymn to recycling scrap metal after which he faces off against a goat that bears a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler. "Herr Meets Hare" has Bugs Bunny tangling with Nazi minister Hermann Goring in the Black Forest. "Russian Rhapsody," directed by Bob Clampett, features a plane full of "gremlins from the Kremlin" that attack a bomber piloted by Hitler. The show was written by Jerry Beck and George Klein.