Monday, January 21, 2008
My Visceral Reaction To Baby Bottleneck
As of late most of my posts have just been my own art etc. But today I'd like to share with you my guts (and the feelings inside them caused by my synapses going off like crazy). The other day I was watching the Looney Tunes Vol. 2 dvd, studying a specific cartoon for a job, and I came upon a cartoon that I had not seen before. I have seen this dvd in particular a few times now, but never clicked the "View All" option, I would just select specific cartoons, and somehow, somewhere along the way I skipped, Baby Bottleneck; a Clampett cartoon! "How could I have overlooked this?," I thought, but nevertheless I proceeded to watch it, casually I assumed...how wrong I was!
WARNING! The following post has a ton of pictures in it! They are not that big at all so don't worry too much! Plus, they are well worth it!
Instantly I was shocked by the cuteness oozing out of the screen. Look at these little fellows! He really set the standard for what we see as cute! The goofy dog kills me too, that's how I envision Eddie if he were a makeshift Stork.
I wish I had a baby elephink!
Look at the baby skunk's tiny little feet! I'm dying over here, maybe because I'm a girl and I have some sort of chemical reaction to these kinds of images, do you guys get the same feeling I do?
The fit this kitten has is so lifelike! I can't tell you how many kids I've seen like this in the supermarket begging for their favorite sugar cereal or what not. The human element in this cartoon really catches the viewer into believing everything they're seeing even though it is fantastical.
Every character that has appeared so far is off the Richter Scale Of Cuteness (R.S.O.C).
I absolutely looove the design of that baby gator- he is so vigorous! And those wrinkles and asses, oh my!
Look at that leg save!! So perfect!!
Daffy's lip sync here is to die for. I had seen a clip of this scene on John's blog at some point, but didn't know where it came from, well now I know! The acting and gags here walk hand in hand, and come off as being effortless- what skill!
I make this face in the morning when I realize I'm late for school.
These two are making such great poses! I remember thinking how painful it looked for Porky, little did I know more pain was to come!
Clampett has the best dilated eye gags!
Look at the face on that dog! What an amazing move he's pulling off!!!
The characters in this cartoon look so real to me. Like if I were to reach out and squeeze this lil' pup, he'd be warm and squishy. The volume alluded to is unbeatable
What a cute crack!!!
I really wanted a pet turtle before, but this just sealed the deal! He'd look great in diapers as the picture below shows.
What an elegant pose!
This is a tad bit weird, but still cute.
Porky looks more adorable than ever in this cartoon, I really want to give him a big hug and kiss.
Clip 1 From Baby Bottleneck
The next scene is pure genius, it is so chock-full of ideas that I almost fell off my bed watching this for the first time, every gag built up so well to the next, every pose gained momentum, the movement was so rapid, yet clear! I'm a little lost for words right here. It's a feeling I can't describe! As I was putting together this post, some classmates of mine started to giggle in the background. I had the screen paused each time I took a picture, and the lone frames themselves evoke a pure feeling of joy, pure ecstacy!
Look how confident Daffy is! What a genius walk cycle this is! It kills me how large his hat is, what a smart extra bit of fun!
Each of these drawings are so unique and expressive. They should all be hanging in a gallery somewhere.
Ah, yes! The Daffy Hat- I want one!!!
What a smug little asshole.
Clip 2 From Baby Bottleneck
The tango continues!
What an insane pose, so strange!
So action-packed! It just keeps building!
Pure insanity! How unreal! Poor Porky, this drawing feels shockingly painful.
Daffy is so cute and crazy, but I really feel for the pain Porky is experiencing, look at his face! It says it all, "please stop!"
This has to be one of the craziest cartoon sequences ever! And yet it still builds!!!
The hat shrunk at some point in that last scene, but now it has grown again. This foot gag...
...is spectacular! Look how loose the drawing is! Its' striking confidence is astonishing!
White gloves coming!
Flesh gloves close in for the kill!
Watch the clip to see what happens- it's remarkable! I laughed harder than ever watching this part!
Clip 3 From Baby Bottleneck
After the cartoon ended, I was out of breath, I was reeling from what I had just seen. I decided there that I had just seen the most amazing cartoon ever. Still in shock and awe, I proceeded to call John and tell him about my experience. I described everything that I had just witnessed and felt, I might have said it better right then and there- oh well!
The point I'm getting to is... for those of you that have not seen this particular cartoon- DON'T JUST SIT THERE! Go watch it for crying out loud!