Cartoon Logic Episode 18: Robert McKimson (Early to Bet)
This week's discussion is about Robert "I did all those Bugs cartoons you don't like" McKimson. Despite his reputation as the "lesser" of the WB directors, he was the backbone of the Warner cartoon style of drawing and animation, and did some of the most stunningly complex scenes in the medium's history. And of course, he went on to direct some of the bawdiest, rowdiest Looney Tunes ever in the '40s, including the brilliant film we dissect this week, Early to Bet. Listen now, or spin the penalty wheel! Cartoons discussed: Hot Toe-Mollie, I Haven't Got a Hat, A Wild Hare, Falling Hare, A Gruesome Twosome, Book Revue, Birth of a Notion, Walky Talky Hawky, Crowing Pains, The Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck Slept Here, The Grey-Hounded Hare, The Windblown Hare, Cat-Tails for Two, and Early to Bet.