Archive for November 21, 2008

Chuck Jones’ Chow Hound

Posted: November 21, 2008 in Looney Tunes

A couple of weeks ago I received my copy of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 6 from Amazon. This is a pretty enjoyable collection of rarely seen older and war time cartoons, but it also features my all-time favourite cartoon, Chuck Jones’ Chow Hound.

This cartoon is brilliant and the twist at the end shows some poetic justice with the great little catch-phrase that was much repeated around my house by my brother and I when we were kids.

Donald Duck – Super Snooper

Posted: November 21, 2008 in Disney Comics

Disney’s Duck comic books are surprisingly sophisticated compared to other ‘funny animal’ books that have been written. This is mainly due to the genius of Carl Barks, who wrote and drew these comics for many, many years.

This story is a satire of the superhero comic book genre which was just started to become popular when Barks wrote this tale in 1949.

Gemstone currently publish reprints of Disney comics, which are worth hunting down, but they are kind of expensive. Still, there are very few intelligent comics being published these days that are kid friendly and that adults can enjoy too.