Chuck Jones

On Facebook, this Looney Tune pair offered by Roy Calfas:

(#1)

The War Between Bugs and Daffy. The creations of animator Chuck Jones.

Background from Wikipedia. On Looney Tunes:

Looney Tunes is a series of Warner Bros. animated comedy short films. It was produced from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series, Merrie Melodies. Looney Tunes originally showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy. Later Looney Tunes films featured such popular characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. The characters themselves are commonly referred to as the “Looney Tunes.” The series’ name is a parody of Silly Symphonies, the name of Walt Disney’s concurrent series of music-based short films. From 1942 into the 1960s, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were the most popular cartoon shorts in movie theaters, exceeding the works of Disney and other popular competitors.

And on Jones:

Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio. He directed many classic animated cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Porky Pig and a slew of other Warner characters.

Here’s the cast of characters, from Elmer to Daffy, with Bugs in the middle:

(#2)

Once #1 was posted on Facebook, people on one of the lgbt groups there dove into matters culinary; queers are likely to find a food connection for almost anything. For duck breast:

Seared duck breast with balsamic pear compote, shallot reduction, and roasted asparagus. [Yum. Plenty of other good duck recipes around, of course.]

Then on rabbit, referring to the duck suggestion:

rabbit demands cherries or maybe pomegranate, not pear

Again, many rabbit recipes; disjointed chicken recipes will serve (fried chicken recipes, in particular), but the mild gaminess of rabbit calls out for sourness or the classic accompaniments:

Rabbit requires mustard. Or juniper.

(Farm-raised rabbit is, I note, less gamy than the wild rabbit Daffy would have bagged.)

One Response to “Chuck Jones”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    Just this morning I made a remark about stewing with tomatoes and olives and a selection of herbs in the presence of a rabbit whom I hoped to discourage from hanging around our garden.

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