What’s Up—And Down—Doc?

J. P. Telotte

in Animating Space

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125862
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135540 | DOI:
What’s Up—And Down—Doc?

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This chapter discusses Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, which seemed almost invariably to stake out a very different territory from that of the Disney works. The Warner Bros. cartoons play far more freely at the fringes of the real and explore many of the potentials of a form wherein nearly everything in the animated world comes from the same stuff. The works of Chuck Jones, the most lauded director of the animation unit, show a repeated concern with narratizing space, with shifting the terms of interrogation from animation style to what is termed style-in-action.

Keywords: Warner Bros.; Looney Tunes; Merrie Melodies; animated world; Chuck Jones; narratizing space; style-in-action

Chapter.  8449 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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