Journal: News & Comment

Monday, February 25, 2002
# 12:56:00 PM:

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Chuck Jones just died. With Friz Freleng and Robert McKimson, he stewarded the golden age of Warner Brothers cartoons, including some of the best-remembered tales of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, the Coyote and Road Runner, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester and Tweety, the Tasmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, and Marvin the Martian.

If those three directors have any modern equivalents, I'd suggest Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken, and John Kricfalusi. The first two are responsible for Dexter's Laboratory and the Powerpuff Girls, perhaps the most genuine inheritors of the for-kids-and-also-for-adults line of WB cartoons. Kricfalusi (almost like David Lynch in his strangeness) is the creator of Ren and Stimpy and The Ripping Friends -- shows younger kids might best veer away from.


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