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Rodney

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Some information on the set courtesy of Jerry Beck.

Thanks for posting that! Nice to see the list of cartoons on the set:

BLITZ WOLF
THE EARLY BIRD DOOD IT
ONE HAM’S FAMILY
HAPPY GO NUTTY
JERKY TURKEY
THE SHOOTING OF DAN McGOO
SWING SHIFT CINDERELLA
WILD AND WOLFY
NORTHWEST HOUNDED POLICE
SLAP HAPPY LION
KING SIZE CANARY
WHAT PRICE FLEADOM
LITTLE TINKER
SENOR DROOPY
COCK-A-DOODLE DOG
ROCK-A-BYE BEAR
LITTLE JOHNNY JET
BILLY BOY
DEPUTY DROOPY
CELLBOUND


and a bonus cartoon not from Tex’s MGM tenure, but from his days prior at Warner Bros., THE CRACKPOT QUAIL (with its original 1941 soundtrack).
 

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Based on the article I wonder if other films worked on during George Feltenstein's "sabbatical" will be a little less than what we expect from the Warner Archive.
 

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Some information on the set courtesy of Jerry Beck.

thanks for passing on the info, as I hadn't checked Jerry's site for a few days, one I love the optimism that there will be a Vol 4

a direct quote from his site
"We had hoped to add an informational title card to introduce that cartoon; We had also hoped to add a transfer of a rare nitrate release print (courtesy of animator Mark Kausler) of The Shooting of Dan McGoo, that contained gags later removed from the subsequent rerelease; We had ideas for a bonus documentary about the differences of the original titles and gags from the original 1940s release versions and the 1950s re-releases."

and another quote

"All this said, the collection is pretty great as is. Will there be a volume 4? All I can say is: Hang onto your blu-ray players. George is back, and we are already compiling and restoring some things you’ll want to own – and they won’t be available from any other source."


somehow the world seems a little brighter today :)
 

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To me this is an amazing find.
From the Jerry Beck article:

In the 1980s, while assembling information for my book Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1989), I was able to screen an original nitrate print of The Crackpot Quail (1941) – and noted then, in print, that the original track featured a continued – and hilarious – “raspberry” sound from the quail, emitting during the entire film. As we all know, an annoying “whistle” is used to blow the quails topknot on all prints ever seen since (for reference, listen to the version posted on HBO-Max). I assume the raspberry was replaced after its initial release due to the fact that the offensive “raspberry” sound (aka ‘passing gas’) was a Hays Code no-no.

I am very familiar with that cartoon and know the annoying whistle.

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To me this is an amazing find.
From the Jerry Beck article:

In the 1980s, while assembling information for my book Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1989), I was able to screen an original nitrate print of The Crackpot Quail (1941) – and noted then, in print, that the original track featured a continued – and hilarious – “raspberry” sound from the quail, emitting during the entire film. As we all know, an annoying “whistle” is used to blow the quails topknot on all prints ever seen since (for reference, listen to the version posted on HBO-Max). I assume the raspberry was replaced after its initial release due to the fact that the offensive “raspberry” sound (aka ‘passing gas’) was a Hays Code no-no.

I am very familiar with that cartoon and know the annoying whistle.

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Wow ... that's a gas ;)!