Monday, March 9, 2009
UNHAND HER, DAN BACKSLIDE
Chuck Jones was, and in my humble opinion, still is the greatest animated filmmaker of all time.
There is no arguing the awesomely awesomeness of his work in the Warner Bros. camp, nor his MGM Tom & Jerry cartoons, which were in my eyes, the best of the series.
But take a peek at this little gem from 1942, a AAP Merry Melodies piece, "The Dover Boys of Pimento University". This may contain one of the silliest villains in cartoon history, the notorious Dan Backslide, voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc. 60 years later, you still cannot touch this.