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Transcript of WARNER BROS!
and Aaron Graham Warner Bros. characters that came out in the 40's Characters created in the 50's Michigan J. Frog
1955 In 1933 the Leon Schlesinger company was creating Merry Melodies for Warner Bros.
The Merry Melodies one shot cartoons were in black and white it wasn’t until 1934 where the Schlesinger company introduced two-strip Technicolour and in 1936 three-strip Technicolour.
Even with the introduction of colour, the final cartoon that was still in black and white was released in 1943.
In 1944, Leon Schlesinger sold his company to Warner Bros, thus where it was renamed Warner Bros Cartoons Inc. Termite Terrace
The original studio where Merry Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons were created.
Its name stems from when the building had a Termite infestation and the team working there would refer to it as Termite Terrace the name stuck even until the building was condemned and finally torn down. Elmer Fudd
1940 Bugs Bunny
1940 Henery Hawk
1942 Bertie & Hubie
1943 foghorn leghorn
1946 Who? In 1929, Harman and Ising released a cartoon of Bosko the Talk- Ink Kid that showcased their ability to use a soundtrack-synchronised dialogue and music. Charles(Chuck) M. Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002)
Chuck Jones joined Leon Schlesinger Productions an independent studio founded in 1933.
He had a minimalist animation style, at times using smearing to help create a sense of fast movement and action
In 1950 Jones’ worked with writer Michael Maltese on Rabbit Fire in what would change Daffy’s personality forever. Instead of being a simple comic relief character, he became vain and envious of Bugs’ fame .
In his time at Warner Bros. He brought a unique style to the Merry Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons, with the help of the animation team at Termite Terrace. Chuck Jones helped to shape each character’s personality and actions. Directing hundreds of cartoons that are still famous today. Tex Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980)
Creator of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and part of the development of Porky Pig. Avery joined the Leon Schlesinger Production team in 1935 and helped name the studio they worked in Termite Terrace which became known as the place that Warner Bros cartoons were produced. Friz Freleng. (August 21, 1905 – May 26, 1995)
Also known as Isadore Freleng and sometimes credited as I. Freleng was an animator who helped introduce Porky Pig into the Looney Tunes he directed a total of 266 cartoons. Robert McKimson (October 13, 1910 – September 29, 1977)
Another animator, illustrator and director apart of the Termite Terrace team he created characters like Foghorn Leghorn and Tasmanian Devil. He was also known for helping define Bugs Bunny’s look in 1943. Bob Clampett (May 8, 1913 – May 2, 1984)
An animator, director and producer he helped in the making and directing of many Looney Tunes. He designed Porky Pig and Tweety Bird and many of the 84 cartoons he directed are considered classics. Frank Tashlin (February 19, 1913 – May 5, 1972
Tashlin joined the animation team at Leon Schlesinger Productions in 1933 where he was classified as a fast animator.
He was fired from the studio when he refused to share revenue he had made from a comic strip he had created called Van Boring. Tashlin would sign off his creations with the nickname Tish Tash. Mel Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)
Mel Blanc joined Leon Schlesinger productions in March of 1937 where he began his voice acting career for Warner Bros.
His first voice was of a drunken bull, soon after he became the voice of Porky pig, and not long after that Daffy Duck was created.
Mel Blanc was soon the voice of many characters of Looney Tunes including Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird and Pepe le Pew and many more. Bibliography
Hollywood Be Thy Name: The Warner Brothers Story. P 77, 94, 95, 96
Freedland, Michael (1983). The Warner Brothers. St. Martin's Press. p. 119.
Flip Studios, About Chuck Jones, http://chuckjones.com/chuck-jones/biography/
"Warner Bros. Studio biography" AnimationUSA.com. Retrieved June 17, 2007.
Maltin, Leonard (1980, rev. 1987). Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. Penguin Books. Pg.s. 229-230
Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)
Bob Clampett Introduction:
Story, Robert (September 1999). "Bob Clampett, Boy Wonder Of Stage C". Animation World Magazine 4.6.
Tim Lawson, The Magic Behind The Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors University Press of Mississippi, 2004
http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Warner_Bros_/Characters/more2.html Duck Amuck, Chuck Jones, 1953. The Team
Chuck Jones commented on Bugs and Daffy stating:
“Bugs is who we want to be, and Daffy is who we are.”
Leon Schlesinger saw the test footage and offered Harman and Ising a contract to work in producing Looney Tunes cartoons with Bosko as the main character.
Harman and Ising left Leon Schlesinger in 1933, after which Leon Schlesinger created his company Leon Schlesinger Studios on Sunset Boulevard that produced Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies cartoons for Warner Bros Yosemite Sam
1945 Pepe Le Pew
1945 more characters from the 40's The Three Bears
1946 the Goofy Gophers
1947 charlie Dog
1947 Hippety hopper
1948 Marvin Martian
1948 Wile E. Cyote Road Runner 1949 Ralph Wolf 1952 Sam Sheepdog Sylvester Sly Jr
1950 Mac Anthony
1952 Pussyfoot Speedy Gonzales
1953 Tasmanian Devil
1954 Characters created in the 30's Bosko
1929 THE END Rabbit season scene shows the fragile relationship Bugs has with Daffy and the extent of Buggs Bunny's whit and inelegance Porky Pig
1935 Daffy Duck