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Holiday Party Threads / An egg for Christmas
« on: December 23, 2014, 01:28:45 pm »
In the main room, :daffy: has just given :sylvester: a present.

:sylvester:: Thufferin' thuccotash! *unwrapping* A egg! *licks lips*

Before he can eat it, though, :tweetie: pops out of it with a giant egg that he throws onto :sylvester:!

:tweetie:: Mewwy Chwistmas, puddy-tat! You got what you wanted!

:sylvester: (flattened in a curved way): On second thought, I've lost my appetite. There's only so much egg I can take before I feel terrible.

:shame:: *sobbing spoilingly* I wanted an egg!! I'm sick of Christmas cookies!

:sylvester: (taking the giant egg): So, you want an egg, eh?

He throws the giant egg onto :shame:! This time, however, the egg breaks, leaving :shame: covered in raw whites and yolk.

:sylvester:: Thpoiled brat!! *marches off*

Holiday Party Threads / Pink Projector
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:38:10 pm »
In the mansion's screening room, the Little Man is preparing a print of Christmas Cracker.

As the Little Man begins watching the film, however, it suddenly goes out of focus and eventually breaks!

It is then that :pink: walks into the frame, holding a pair of scissors. He settles into place and starts smoking in his usual manner.

Little Man: GRRRRR!!!! *jumping up and down*

In anger, the Little Man goes over and, using his giant shadow covering the projector light, grabs and squeezes :pink: with his giant shadow-hand, and, using his other (clenched) shadow-hand, constantly slams :pink: in the head! :pink: proceeds to take out his pair of scissors and cut one of the shadow-hands from the shadow-arm, in effect cutting out one of the Little Man's hands!

Little Man (jumping up with a Mel Blanc scream, his hand being left behind on the ground): AAAAAAAAH!!!

Just when :pink: seems fine, however, the two paper kids from the first segment of "Christmas Cracker" enter and use their separate body parts to start beating up :pink:! :pink: runs off into the distance while the floating parts chase after him, continuing to beat him up.

Misterjaw and Catfish are looking in.

Catfish: Gosh, chief, what's those kids' problem?

Misterjaw: Don't you know, you dumbcuff? "Christmas Cracker" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short of 1964. Guess what it lost to?

Holiday Party Threads / Re: IAD Christmas Carol After-Party
« on: December 22, 2014, 03:18:47 pm »
??: Hold on there!!

It's a very peed off Yogi Bear on a motor scooter, with a bunch of bags under his eyes!!

Yogi: I demand compensation for the burning of Jellystone Park! And look, a lot of you toons, not to mention a lot of Toontown, are on fire!

:daffy:: Oh, really!? Well, how about this!?

:daffy: takes out a giant fire hose and hoses down all the burning toons. Then he goes all around Toontown and puts out all the fires, and finally hoses down Jellystone.

:daffy:: There! No more future apocalypse. *zips back to the mansion* And as for you, you mad bear, try Chip and Dale's new hibernation pills! For best results.....

:daffy: mallets Yogi on the head!

:daffy:: ....knock yourself out and then take a whole bunch of them!!

He dumps the whole canister into Yogi's mouth!

:daffy:: Let's celebrate!

All the toons cheer! Meanwhile, :bugs2: comes in with :bugs:, me, , and the Dogfather!

:bugs2:: Ehhh, *chomping on carrot* looks like you've changed, doc!

:daffy:: Dogfather! You're okay!

Me: He came out of his coma earlier today, and all his injuries are healed! It's simply a wonderful Christmastime miracle!

:daffy:: You won't believe what I've gotten for you! *zip out and zip back in with a box which he rips apart* A new massage chair!!

Dogfather (smiling): Oh boy. I'm quite flattered.

:bugs2:: Eh, take a sit on it, doc!

So the Dogfather relaxes very pleasingly on the massage chair. Refreshed he feels indeed!

:daffy:: And how are the human orphans, my two favorite Toads?

: Oh, they're quite fine, especially with the pensions we get from the Toontown government because of these parties!

:daffy:: Well, guess what? Things are going to get even BETTER for them! *giving me a bag of money* From now on, every Christmas I'm going to give you folks $5000!

Me (blushing): Why, thank you very much for your kindness, :daffy:!

:daffy:: And thank YOU, Toadette, for writing me into submission so that I can be this generous in the first place! :biggrin:

Yeah, this party came on short notice. Let's see how much I can write in the next few days....

Holiday Party Threads / The nail in the coffin
« on: December 22, 2014, 01:44:22 pm »
The background fades to the dark, miserable Toontown Cemetery. Strangely, given what the rest of Toontown looks like, there aren't toon body parts scattered all over.

:daffy: (teeth chattering): Oh no......don't tell me this is going to be like the actual "Christmas Carol" in which some poor kid died!

:bugs2:: Luckily for you, doc, it wasn't :sniff: like what a preliminary scene in one of ParamountCartoons's promos for this story implied. It was someone else......who was explicitly shown to have died in those promos.

:daffy:: You don't mean.....but wait!! I thought we worked for a company in which toons can't die! I mean, most of the toons that died under the Great Pumpkin came back, didn't they? Which, again, shows the big flaw in this future, with all the body parts everywhere!!

:bugs2:: Eh, there's no denying it any more, doc. This future, if it comes to pass, is REAL. The problem, :daffy:, is that you're such an egomaniac that you don't want to feel guilt, or even empathy. Now......take a look at this grave right here. *point*

:daffy: strains to look, but he can see only vaguely that the gravestone is quite elaborate.

But then, to the WB thunder sound, lightning flashes, and for a few seconds :daffy: can see the following:

Here Lies
Forever reviled by nearly all, but sorely missed by Princess Peach and her Toadish children

:daffy: does a horrified take!

:daffy:: Th-that's impossible!!!! That security laser wasn't intended to be fatal, and surely a slingshot shouldn't have killed him either!!

:bugs2:: You've forgotten, :daffy:, that the Dogfadduh was old and weak, not to mention a two-time heart attack survivor. His bones were so brittle that the Japanese Beetle could've broken them.

Since he was resting in Videoville, he did not die from the big apocalypse.....instead, after two months of being in a coma, he died on Valentine's Day. Princess Peach gave him an official royal funeral, as one last way of showing how some people DID care about was the last grand thing she did, since by that time she was already losing money due to the orphanage expenses.

:daffy:: My's bad enough that I'm apparently indirectly responsible for killing off nearly every single toon! But if I really did kill the Dogfather, then..........wait, you still haven't answered my question about what happened to me!

:bugs2:: I was just about to get to that, :daffy:....follow me.

Into the darkest corner of an already dark graveyard do :bugs2: and :daffy: go.

:bugs2:: Wait for more another lightning flash to come, and look at this gravestone here.

As :daffy: looks, yet another lightning flash comes. And he is shocked by what he sees:

Daffy Duck
Party-Ruiner, Orphan-Hater, Murderer
17 April 1937 - 24 December 2015

:daffy:: *gasp* What!!!??? But.......isn't the *terrified look*

:bugs2:: By pulling the plug on these parties, :daffy:, you forced the toons over to Jellystone, and in turn they all killed themselves out of the heavier amount of open space. Then you killed the Dogfadduh. You've even set , , and Toadette up for homelessness like all the orphans they're having to take care of!!

And it is then that the grave opens up, and fire rises out of it!!

:bugs2:: Your time has come, :daffy:. *in loudmouth Mel Blanc voice* Get in there!!!!

:daffy:: AAAAH!!!! Please, :bugs2:, spare me this horrible fate!!!!! Don't let me die like this!! I promise I'll be good!

:bugs2: (who clearly is not taking this seriously): Ehhhh, *chomping on carrot* will you allow me to invite people over for parties again?

:daffy:: Yes, yes, I will!!

:bugs2:: And will you take care of the Dogfadduh from now on?

:daffy:: Why not!?

:bugs2:: And will you donate to Princess Peach's orphanage regularly?

:daffy:: Yes, anything for those orphans!!!!! Now please, let me live! Don't make me end up in Heck!! Pleaaaaase....... *wobbling screen*

And with that.....:daffy: is back in his bed. Immediately he sticks up with a typical Chuck Jones double-eye!

Fun and Games / Re: The Deletion Game
« on: December 22, 2014, 09:37:20 am »
Tex Avery
Friz Freleng
Chuck Jones

Fun and Games / Re: The Deletion Game
« on: December 21, 2014, 07:58:34 pm »
Tex Avery
Preston Blair
Bob Clampett
Friz Freleng
Chuck Jones

Holiday Party Threads / Orphanage woes
« on: December 21, 2014, 07:46:11 pm »
:bugs2:: :daffy:, if you won't be convinced by what I have shown you, then I have no choice but to show you something that will break that cold heart of yours.

With that, the background fades to the back of 's castle in Videoville, which is in a state of great dilapidation. One of the castle spires is missing, there are cracks and holes everywhere, etc. The sign on top of the back door says "Princess Peach's Orphanage."

:daffy:: What is this, :bugs2:? Since when did Peach run an orphanage? I didn't think video games had orphans!

:bugs2:: I know no one's ever mentioned this before......but Videoville is a popular abandonment spot.

:daffy:: don't mean....

:bugs2:: On occasion, there's a human baby or child left to die out on the streets of Videoville. It could be that the parents can't afford a baby; or the child is deformed in some terrible way, and the parents don't want to see it; or the child is close to death, and....

:daffy:: STOP, :bugs2:!! Just thinking about it is painful!

:bugs2:: Anyways, and Toad and Toadette look around for these abandoned children, if any, and take them to the back of the castle. They always care for them secretly, such that almost no other video game characters notice that they're in the castle. Now let's take a look at how things have changed since last year...

:bugs2: opens the back door to find me (in my Captain Toad outfit) tearfully begging at !

Me (sobbing): Oh, please!! You can't just leave these poor orphans to starve, especially not on Christmas Eve! Our funds are running out!! Please, can't you spare even ONE container of food for free!?

: Sorry, Toadette. But my supermarket doesn't hand out food for free. Besides.....Videoville is not for humans. *spit*

:bugs2: and :daffy: step aside as leaves.

:daffy:: did this orphanage survive before? Why is the money running out now!?

:bugs2:: What you never realised, :daffy:, was that for every year in which I held at least one party, the Toontown government donated $200,000 to Peach's orphanage. And ever since you pulled the plug, the orphanage has had to rely on money right out of the Royal Treasury, not to mention Toadsworth's generous contributions, and food right out of the castle video game character wants to donate. And now there is no money left, and the cookery is all out of ingredients....soon, the castle itself may have to be mortgaged, and , , Toadette, and all the orphans will have nowhere to go. No place to live, having to rely on the mercy of other video game characters. And believe me, most video game characters are notoriously stingy.......even and the other Toads don't give a darn about whether or not Peach is a princess. Toadsworth is the main exception, of course, but he, like Peach, has spent all his money trying to keep the orphanage up.

:daffy:: Hold the phone!! Everything about this just rings false. You're telling me that in Christmas future, all Toontown has died from some Jellystone forest fire in the present, animation historians have lost their jobs, and NOW and the two Toads are about to lose their home because they're devoted to a bunch of orphans!? And all this is because I ended the parties!?

:bugs2:: It just goes to show that the world is a cruel place, :daffy:. Think about it: you have here three video game characters who care more about abandoned children than their own home. And if you think this is false.....well, let us go into this orphanage ourselves.

:bugs2: and :daffy: enter. Now they see , , and me.

Me: It's no use......he didn't want to give us any more. *sniff*

(also in his Captain Toad outfit): But we can't feed 52 children, not to mention ourselves, with only one can of soup and two bottles of milk! Are you.....sure there isn't any food left in our kitchen...?

: I'm afraid this is all that we—and the orphans—have left.

, , and I enter the main room, with :bugs2: and :daffy: following.....and what a depressing sight.

All the babies and children are in live-action.....there are some children who have only one eye.

Some of them have cancer.

An unlucky few are lepers.

Some have unfocused eyes.

Others are deformed.

A substantial amount of children are fatigued.

All of them are innocent, but starving. Yet many of them are happy; the older children are singing Christmas carols.

and I deal with the fifteen infants using the two bottles of milk. We only let the babies take a quick drink, then we must take our bottles away. The babies wail, but we have no choice; there are others who must be fed. For the last baby, Toad and I each have only half the amount that was fed to each of the other babies; this adds up to a whole, naturally, so Toad and I give our bottles to that last baby.

, meanwhile, boils the soup. Taking paper bowls, she puts only a spoonful in each one, and and I pass them out to the remaining thirty-seven children. Despite the small amount, many of the children sip their soup with great gusto; for the really small children, and I have to feed the soup.

Nothing has been reserved for the three of us.

Me: I only wish we were able to give them more. :'(

A cuckoo clock on the wall starts cuckoo-ing in eleven-thirty.

: It's time to sleep, everybody! Off to your rooms....

and I carry the babies off to their cribs, while helps those children who cannot go over to their rooms on their own. Meanwhile, :daffy: has been reduced to tears.

:daffy: (sobbing): Oh, why!? Why must the world be so cruel towards the unfortunate children!?

:bugs2:: It's not over yet, :daffy:. Let's see how the children sleep....

A choral rendition of Silent Night starts to play as a montage of , , and I putting the children to sleep is cued. The scenes are shot from various different angles, with closeups of the children being particularly notable. At one point, there is this touching scene:

A young girl (who I am tucking in): Toadette, will I get a present tomorrow?

Me: I hope so, Cindy Lou. Please.......sleep well. *smile melancholily and kiss*

:daffy: is looking into the room tearfully. The montage continues until the song ends.

Fade to Toadsworth entering as sings (with the Silent Night-singing chorus) the last baby to sleep.

Me: So were you able to get any help, my godfather?

Toadsworth: I'm afraid it's no use. My bank account is clean out, and when I tried going door-to-door around Videoville for money they all just shut the door. Didn't even respond, they did. Not even a look of sympathy. They've all forgotten what Christmas spirit is supposed to be like.

: *sigh* If only......if only :daffy: hadn't banned the parties and in turn destroyed all Toontown last Christmas. We would not be so desperate, and these orphans wouldn't be starving........they deserve better.

: Well, it's almost twelve. Let us go to the private chapel for Midnight Mass.

Me: At least we four still remember......the true meaning of Christmas.

In order, with first, Toadsworth second, third, and me fourth, we all walk solemnly to the castle chapel. Meanwhile, :daffy: is crying.

:bugs2:: Now do you see why these parties are so important? They're not just a way for toons to blow off steam and ruin my mansion, but also an irreplaceable source of funding for the care of all these human orphans.

:daffy: (wiping his tears): *sniff* *sob* Surely there are video game characters who care, are there? It just doesn't seem particularly realistic that NOBODY except for Toadsworth wants to donate.

:bugs2:: I promise you, :daffy:, that this is what will happen if you do not reinstate the parties. In fact, regarding your question earlier about whether or not you're still alive.....well, there's one last thing I must show you.

The graveyard scene will be tomorrow.

Thunderbean Animation Releases and Offers / Re: Tons of Toons Shipped!
« on: December 21, 2014, 11:51:35 am »
Yipe! I hope you get well soon, Luke.

TTTP In Exile / Camera shots and angles in Chuck Jones's work
« on: December 20, 2014, 09:26:08 pm »
NOTE: Sheesh, as originally posted, the pictures never wanted to show on any two computers. So I'm just going to link to them instead. Sorry for any inconvenience!

As this post by Thad Komorowski points out, one particularly unique trait of Chuck Jones's (borrowed from Frank Tashlin) was to use different shots and angles, a technique more reminiscent of live-action than most animation. It creates a cinematic atmosphere unmatched by the typical horizontal plane.

In addition to the wonderful pictures in the post above, here is, from Mark Mayerson's blog, an angle from "Bear Feat":

And since the clip of Frigid Hare in Mr. Komorowski's post has been removed, I'm going to attach some stills from it....wonderful sequence indeed!

In his later years, Chuck Jones was occasionally capable of firing up the spark of his best days. Here are some shots from an extended musical sequence in his rather underrated "A Very Merry Cricket":

TTTP In Exile / Re: RIP Martha Sigall
« on: December 20, 2014, 12:20:07 pm »
I had heard about this from the Tralfaz blog a week ago. The post includes a nice picture of the cartoon studio's bowling team. May she rest in peace.

As for the other issue, I myself have noticed. Perhaps it's because so much interesting things have already been talked about on the older boards that there really isn't a lot to talk about anymore. Plus, most people tend towards reading the various blogs on animation out there for information....and yes, a great deal of the older folks have left.

I'm actually planning a nice little thread right now. I hope you like it when I post it later today. ;)

Holiday Party Threads / The Christmas Eve apocalypse
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:46:01 pm »
:daffy:: All right, so first, I demand to know what's up with this dystopian setting!

:bugs2:: Well, let's take a stroll outside.

Fade to an atmospheric long shot of :bugs2: and :daffy: walking on a curved crack-filled road. On the sides are various glove-flowers and dead trees; on the branch of one of the latter is :buzzy: sitting depressed.

:buzzy:: I know I'm supposed to be narrating and all, but Toadette fired me, telling me about how she'd rather approach these parties as if they were actual animation with the readers visualizing through the descriptions. Honestly, these "artiste" types just ruffle my feathers!

:daffy:: How did Toontown get this way in only a year? Did the Sailor Scouts get angry at being banned from the story and wreak destruction on everything? Or did Word War III come and destroy the toons' speech and spelling conventions?

:bugs2:: Do you remember how, way back on the 30th when this madness got started, the toons decided to party at Jellystone? See, Yogi started to descend into madness due to lack of hibernation.......and eventually, on Christmas Eve, after :jerry: started a giant forest fire, Yogi finally lost it.

Fade to a blurry close-up of a live-action forest fire in the dark that becomes clearer as it zooms out. Then cue striking stills (from different angles and shots) of Yogi gruesomely running (or about to run) various toons over (including Ranger Smith and Boo-Boo!) with a motor scooter in the fire-lit scene, one after the other, while tense, dramatic music plays.

:bugs2:: He wanted revenge for how the fire was destroying Jellystone. So he chased everybody into Toontown..........and soon enough, since many of the toons were themselves on fire, all Toontown, including the Land of Commercialized Christmas Insanity, the Pinscreen Pavillion, Tokyo Toontown, the 90s Silver Age Borough, the European district, and the 70s Cartoon Wasteland, was in flames.

Nearly all the toons, including Yogi, except for you and me and a few others, perished. The strength of the fire was such that their body parts are preserved to this day, scattered all over Toontown, and the heavy amount of smoke covered up Toontown's sky. The soil was left rotten, hardened, and infertile. All the birds that used to fly over Toontown were reduced to flying skeletons. The "few others" who survived sought refuge in Videoville, and they were all put in the room of Princess Peach's castle that the Dogfather was in. They eventually died from PTSD......and today, :buzzy: and I are the only survivors.

:daffy:: Wait....but what about me!? You don't mean......

:bugs2:: Hold on! That's irrelevant....for now. (The graveyard scene will be in a few days.) And take a look at this.

:bugs2: holds up a pill container, labelled "Michael Barrier's Barium Pills".

:daffy:: WHAT!?

:bugs2:: The widespread destruction of animation reduced historians like Mike Barrier to almost nothing. They were forced to take on embarrassing jobs.....indeed, Thad Komorowski ended up being fired from WBGO.

I hope I've already convinced you of the importance of you and me holding these parties. If the toons can't party at my mansion, they'll find somewhere else to party and cause destruction. And in the case of Christmas present.....everything and everybody was destroyed because of Yogi's madness and the big Jellystone forest fire. My mansion doesn't have forests to cause a big fire, and I do believe I've shown how tolerant I can be, what with multiple brawls and house-wreckings!

:daffy:: Now wait just a darn minute, :bugs2:! Hasn't Toontown been through worse things than a big forest fire!? There was the Great Pumpkin from earlier this year....and don't even get me started on the time in which everybody except :gandy: died from random nuclear bombs going off! Yet we all came back to life after that, didn't we!? And animation historians weren't so affected by those events, were they? Sorry, :bugs2:, but this whole Christmas scenario rests on flimsy foundations!

Fun and Games / Re: The Deletion Game
« on: December 18, 2014, 05:21:30 pm »
Tex Avery
Preston Blair
Bob Clampett
Friz Freleng
Chuck Jones
Ward Kimball
Robert McKimson

Fun and Games / Re: The Deletion Game
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:47:35 am »
Tex Avery
Joseph Barbera
Preston Blair
Bob Clampett
Max Fleischer
Friz Freleng
Chuck Jones
Ward Kimball
Robert McKimson

Fun and Games / Re: Three Word Story - Platinum Edition Revived
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:27:23 pm » arsenic and....

Holiday Party Threads / The final chapter begins
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:09:07 pm »
:daffy: remains sound asleep with his earmuffs.....but they begin to glow. Slowly, they float up, eventually taking the form of a strange spirit.....

Yet it has no tangible form. Unceasingly it constantly shifts, morphing, melting, changing shape, without any want or reason, passing off an eerie aura......

:daffy: (waking up): So, you're the Ghost of Christmas Future, eh? Well, know this, bub: nothing you do or show me will make me change my stance! There will be NO more parties, and that's final!

And it is then that :daffy:'s surroundings start melting all around him. All form has been thrown out the window, all sense has become nonsense, the world around :daffy: is falling apart!

:daffy:: Spirit!! What is this torment that you are inflicting upon me!? I beseech of you, make it STOP!! Please!

The world starts to spin around, and :daffy:, in unmitigated horror, gets down and covers his eyes!

For a long time, :daffy: lays there, eyes blacked out, not wishing to know what horror his eyes will behold if he lets them see again. But finding that all is silent, he uncovers find himself seemingly back in his bedroom. Yet something does not quite feel right; there are cobwebs everywhere, cracks in the walls, even the foundation feels shaky.

:daffy:: What's going on here?

Uncovering his windows, he finds that he is in his room in the middle of a desolate wasteland. The sky is a sickly fecal brown, with smoky clouds and skeleton birds, and what were once the other houses on the street with :bugs2:'s mansion are now almost corpses in their ruin and wreckage. The overall picture looks dead, with the red-hued ground, and the streets all look ruined, buried in potholes and lumps and cracks. Most shockingly, however, toon body parts litter the entire scene!!

:daffy:: Is this what Christmas future is going to look like? *gulp with horrified look at the screen, only to reassure himself* Nah! It's probably just some dream.

So he goes back to his bed and lays down again. And he starts dreaming that he's won a Golden Duck award, like on the cover of "Chuck Reducks"......But he suddenly sticks up with a wide-eyed scare-take!

:daffy:: How can I be dreaming if I'm already in a dream!? *zipping off, then speeding down the stairs* BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGS!!!!!!!!!

And at that moment, :bugs2: happens to be waiting at the bottom of the stairs with a custard pie, which :daffy: runs right into!

:bugs2:: Eh, *carrot-chomping* what's up, doc?

:daffy:: Something's very wrong here, :bugs2:-y ol' pal! There's toon parts everywhere and the birds are skeletons and—

:bugs2:: Eh, sounds like you need a tour, doc! I'll be guiding you through Christmas future. *to the fourth wall* Toadette appointed me to be :daffy:'s guide through this part of the story. And what he doesn't know yet is that he's a ghost right now.....that's right, he's dead in this future! Ee-hee-hee-hee-hee! All for bringing these parties back, of course.

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