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Toons & Tunes: Night of the Living Duck

Why do so many of the best and most original Looney Tunes shorts seem to feature Daffy Duck? In today’s Toons & Tunes, the little black duck dons the voice of the Velvet Fog, Mel Torme, and croons lounge singer style to a club full of monsters, informing us that “Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives”, …

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Toons & Tunes: Who’s Got the Power?

Today’s Toons and Tunes is a music video that I came across on YouTube. It’s made for Cartoon Network’s reboot of The Powerpuff Girls. Relax, it’s actually an OK tune. If this is going to used in the new PPG series, I’m perfectly fine with it. Enjoy “Who’s Got the Power?”   And just for …

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Toons & Tunes: The Super 6 Intro

Today’s Toons & Tunes is the intro to The Super 6, an animated cartoon series which was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in 1966, and shown on NBC from 1966 to 1969. The series was DePatie-Freleng’s first vehicle for Saturday morning. For those who don’t know, The Super 6 was a superhero spoof which featured half a dozen …

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Toons & Tunes: Fantasia 2000 – Rhapsody in Blue

Disney’s Fantasia 2000 was met with mixed reaction, but there was one segment in it which I particularly enjoyed, and it’s the subject of today’s Toons & Tunes. It’s the movie’s sequence for Rhapsody in Blue, a 1924 composition by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with …

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Toons & Tunes: CN Groovies – Atom Ant

Today’s Toons & Tunes is another Cartoon Network Groovie. Not much to summarize here: a unique take on a classic cartoon character, some arty animation, a cool musical mix (courtesy of Michael Kohler) and some wonderfully corny 1950’s-1960’s era kitsch relating to the Atomic Age. I try not to be one of those overly nostalgic people …

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