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Image of the Day: Claws for Alarm

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"Maurice–Can you get a sort of malevolent face out of this bldg.?", asks Chuck Jones of famed layout designer, Maurice Noble, regarding Noble's design for Scene 3 of the 1954 Jones directed "Claws for Alarm" (production #1288.)  Porky and Sylvester star in this spooky animated cartoon that finds them spending the night in a haunted hotel in the ghost town they've found themselves in.  Porky blithely overlooks all of the creepy aspects (nooses, mooses, and mouse eyes,) but Sylvester is wise to what's going on and guards Porky throughout a hilarious sequence of frightening events.  A classic!


Image of the Day: The Mikado

In 1997 Chuck Jones was commissioned by Opera Pacific to create artwork to be used to promote their upcoming season of four operas.  Jones, in his inimitable style, utilized characters from his Warner Bros. repertoire, the resulting images were greeted with much acclaim (and some shock) by opera aficionados.  Pictured below is "The Mikado" featuring Tweety Bird and Sylvester (as Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner of Titipu) and based on the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta of the same name.

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