Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lumber Jack-Rabbit (1954)

Director: Chuck Jones

Writer: Michael Maltese

Composer: Carl W. Stalling

Starring: Mel Blanc, Norman Nesbitt

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Bugs Bunny in his first laugh riot in 3 DIMENSION

Plot: Bugs Bunny stumbles on the carrot patch of Paul Bunyan, but doesn't realize that it is guarded by a 124-foot, 4,600-ton dog named Smidgen.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Sure.

Watching a classic (pre-1965) Bugs Bunny cartoon is always fun.  Watching on a huge movie screen is a treat.  But watching it on that screen in it's original 3D is amazing.  I caught this just before the 3D presentation of the Martin & Lewis picture, MONEY FROM HOME (1953).  WOW!  I've never seen any of these great Warner Bros. toons on the big screen, as they were originally show.  Like most folks it's just been on the small TV screen.  You've got to make an effort to catch ANY of these classic cartoons on the big screen if you can.  It's just crazy fun.  This particular one isn't as loaded with nutty gags as some of the other ones but it's not without some great laughs, too, but there's something about seeing things like this on a huge screen with a packed movie house of enthusiastic film lovers that elevates this beyond what it probably deserves.  I could never not like any of those classic Warner Bros. cartoons.  Maybe that's nostalgia talking but it's also because even at their worst, they were still entertaining.

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