Cartoon Discussion of the Month (August 2019): Back Alley Op-Roar - Forum.
OutOfOdor
2019-08-01T17:15:15Z
https://www.b98.tv/video/back-alley-oproar/ 
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Direction: Friz Freleng
Story: Mike Maltese, Tedd Pierce
Animation Gerry Chiniquy, Manny Perez, Ken Champin, Virgil Ross
Layout: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Paul Julian
Sound Editor: Treg Brown
Music: Carl Stalling, arranged by Milt Franklyn
Voices: Mel Blanc (Sylvester), Arthur Q. Bryan (Elmer), ? (orange cat)

Won't say much on this one , other than it's probably Sylvester's finest hour in my humble opinion, and discuss away!

Also, sincere apologies on the lack of discussion topics for the last few months. Been busy doing other things.
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
PopKorn Kat
2019-08-01T19:04:35Z
This short is a color remake of Friz Freleng's 1941 Porky Pig short "Notes to You". (Michael Maltese also wrote that short.) While Porky and the unnamed cat are replaced with Elmer Fudd and Sylvester respectively, the story hits many of the same beats. Comparing the two, there's no doubt that "Oproar" is the superior short.

For one, "Back Alley Oproar" is much better at serial escalation. Here, Sylvester's really going out of his way to be a nuisance! From singing Franz Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody while stomping on Elmer's stairs, to Elmer Fudd literally ending the short with an explosive BANG!, you can see how much Friz and Mike have improved in the span of seven years.