Posts Tagged ‘Looney Tunes


My Saturday Morning Shuffle

A little while ago, chatting with Erin and Mark on Facebook, we call came to the conclusion that there just aren’t any good shows on Saturday mornings anymore. Certainly no decent cartoons. And I decided that the only way to remedy this, at least until I take over television programming, is to get an enormous DVD player capable of holding dozens of discs and placing the episodes on random shuffle. So I looked at my DVD collection to decide what I would put on that shuffle if I could do so right now…

  • Animaniacs Volume 1 (I so gotta find the rest of these)
  • Challenge of the Super-Friends Vol. 1, 2
  • Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers Vol. 1
  • Count Duckula Season 1
  • DC Super-Heroes: The Filmation Adventures
  • Danger Mouse Seasons 1 and 2
  • Darkwing Duck Vol. 1
  • Ducktales Vol. 1-3
  • Dungeons and Dragons: The Beginning
  • Exosquad Season 1
  • Flintstones: The Complete Series
  • Galaxy High Vol. 1
  • Garfield and Friends Vol. 1-5
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1-3
  • Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection Vol. 1-2 (I desperately need the rest of these)
  • Max Fleischer’s Superman
  • The Muppet Show Seasons 1-3 (Not a cartoon, but I dare you to tell me these don’t deserve to be here)
  • Peanuts 1960s Collection, 1970s Collection Vol. 1-2
  • Pinky and the Brain Vol. 2 (Still need more!)
  • The Pixar Short Films Collection (Because they’re cool)
  • The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle Season 1
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Star Wars Animated: Droids & Ewoks
  • Superman: The Animated Series Vol. 2
  • Tiny Toon Adventures Season 1 Vol. 2
  • TransFormers: The Complete First Season Vol. 1
  • Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White; Silly Symphonies Vol. 1; Oswald the Lucky Rabbit; The Chronological Donald Vol. 2; The Complete Goofy

Looking at this list, my collection seems woefully inadequate. Why have I never finished the Looney Tunes collections? Or Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, or Pinky and the Brain? Why don’t I have the Batman cartoons, Batman Beyond, or the Justice League? (Why has Warner Brothers not yet released a complete set of Static Shock?)


Someday, my friends. Some. Day.


Classic EBI #76: Comics By the Letters

Last week, an independent comic creator put out a call to arms for other creators to take a shot at their own property, and not expend all their creative energy on corporate characters. While I agree in principle, as I explain in this week’s Everything But Imaginary, I think the finger is being pointed at the wrong target…

Everything But Imaginary #386: Are Creators to Blame For Lack of Creator-Owned Comics?

In this week’s classic EBI, though, it’s time for something pretty timely. DC Comics has just announced that they’re bringing back the long-lost, lamented letter pages to their comic books. So let’s go back to August 18, 2004, when I bemoaned the loss of those pages…

Comic Books By the Letters

I want to write comic books someday. I don’t think I’m giving away any top secret information in saying that — at least 25 percent of all comic fans, at some point or another, seriously harbor an urge to pursue a career as a writer or an artist, and if anyone in the other 75 percent tried to claim they had never at least thought about it, I would call them a liar and spray them with the garden hose.

I think it’s safe to say that the next generation of comic fans (wherever they wind up coming from) will come with those same ambitions and aspirations as well. However, there is one thing I can say about being a writer that future generations may not have the chance to, given the way things are. I can say that the first time something I wrote was published in a comic book, it was in the letter page.

Although I had occasionally dashed off letters to comic companies in my earlier years, it wasn’t until the year I graduated high school that one finally saw print. That first letter appeared in New ShadowHawk #1 from Image comics, and I was commenting on the powerful final issue of the original ShadowHawk series (creator Jim Valentino will be bringing the property back for a one-shot later this year, finally) and apparently, something I said was interesting enough to justify seeing print in the first issue of the new series, written by the man who would quickly become my favorite writer in comics, Kurt Busiek.

Well, I’ve got to tell you, seeing my name and my words in print emboldened me, and for the first year or two that I was in college, I was a ubiquitous letterhack. Oh, I was no Uncle Elvis, but I became a semi-regular presense in the letter page of a new title, Kurt Busieks’s Astro City. I also got a couple of letters in the pages of Jeff Smith’s Bone, and landed missives in other titles, including Ninjak (another Busiek title at the time), Impulse, Robin and even JLA (back during the Morrison years). Heck, at one point having my address appear in those back pages actually scored me a black-and-white preview of the resurrected X-O Manowar by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn — Acclaim Comics even wound up excerpting part of my reply for that preview into an ad for the comic. (It was the first time I was ever “blurbed,” long before my days as a reviewer at CX Pulp.)

Eventually, though, school, work, life and all those other things that prevent us from reading comic books all day interfered and my output lessened, although I still tried to drop a line to Astro City whenever it came out. It wasn’t really that big a tragedy — there was no shortage of letter-writers coming up from behind me to fill the ranks.

Then, a couple of years ago, DC Comics announced it was abandoning its letters pages entirely. Marvel never made an official announcement, but their pages began to dwindle to almost nil, and on those rare occasions they appeared, it almost felt like the editors cherry-picked gushing, glowing missives instead of working in a mix of enthusiasm and criticism like letters pages of yore had done. Part of the rationale DC gave for getting rid of the format is that Internet message boards — like this one — made the letters page irrelevant. I tend to disagree. I love message boards — heck, if I didn’t I wouldn’t have written 76 of these “Everything But Imaginary” columns and nearly 400 reviews for this website — but there’s something unique about the letters page.

Look at it this way — when you see your letter appear in the back of a comic book, you know that somebody involved with the production of that comic read it. If there’s a reply, that’s even better. Even if it’s the assistant editor’s assistant stapler, it passed through the eyeballs of somebody making a comic book happen.

Unless a creator takes the time to reply to you on a message board, you don’t know that your message is ever getting to the people you intend it for. Even on “official” message boards, there’s no way to know if the writer or artist or editor you’re addressing actually reads your post. You’re just shouting into the wind, hoping your message gets carried off.

Second… let’s be honest here, guys… there’s no sense of accomplishment in posting to a message board. All you need is an e-mail address and anybody can blather to their heart’s content. With a letter page, though, there’s a limited amount of space, and you know that, so if your letter shows up on that page it means somebody judged it superior to other missives, somebody found something in that letter that was clever or funny or thought-provoking enough to want to share it with the other people who read that title.

Third… there is that sense of community. Oh, we’ve got a great community right here on Comixtreme — Doug is the mayor, Brandon is the court jester, Ronée clearly is in charge of the house of worship, Craig runs the barber shop for some reason… but as many hits as we get here, very, very few threads ever get as many views as the print run of an average comic book. And even those that do, it’s the same pool of people reading and replying over and over again. Now there’s nothing wrong with that at all, but when it comes to getting your message out to the masses, having it printed in the comic itself is still far, far superior to anything the Internet has yet accomplished.

I think it’s nice to note that a great deal of comic book creators were just as upset as the fans when the letters pages went the way of the dinosaur. A number of them got their starts as letterhacks back in the day, after all, and they know everything I’ve already told you. People with creator-owned books like Savage Dragon have kept the letters page in defiance of these oh-so-sweeping winds of change. Fables and Robin writer Bill Willingham started online “letter pages” at his own website, and although those are essentially message boards themselves, it does have more of the feel of the “real” letter pages since each thread is devoted to a single issue of a single title and because Willingham himself frequently appears and answers questions the fans ask.

But, as is so often the case, there’s hope. And oddly enough, that hope is coming from DC Comics, the same people who made the biggest stink about losing the letter pages in the first place. DC has announced that, beginning in September, it will lump all of its titles based on animated properties (it seems a bit patronizing to call them “kid’s comics”) into a new line hosted by the return of their old mascot, Johnny DC. Johnny will be bringing you Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go!, Looney Tunes and other such comics every month…

…and with them, Johnny will have letter pages. In fact, he’s already showing up in comics and online asking kids to send in their letters.

I don’t know why, exactly, DC has decided to backtrack here and bring back the letter pages, at least for this small family of titles, but I hope it works. I hope it’s a huge success. I hope the demand gets so great that they start putting the letters back in every comic.

After all, not everyone is as lucky as I am — when I think a comic stinks, I can just write a column about it.

FAVORITE OF THE WEEK: August 11, 2004

Okay, look, I’ve given up on this one. Can we all just agree that any given week that features an issue of Identity Crisis, it’s going to win this award? Issue #3 was the best yet, featuring a spectacular fight scene with the Justice League and Deathstroke, some shocking (but utterly logical) revelations about the JLA’s past, and a last-page shocker that was as gut-wrenching as anything I’ve seen since… well… since Identity Crisis #1.

But since I feel like Brad Meltzer is being very selfish, writing a comic book so brilliant it can’t possibly lose this honor, I’m also going to point out the next-greatest book of the week… this time out it’s a one-shot graphic novel from Image, Doug TenNapel’s Tommysaurus Rex. TenNapel is most well-known for creating the video game and cartoon character Earthworm Jim, but a few years ago he put out an absolutely brilliant graphic novel called Creature Tech, which remains a favorite of mine to this day.

This time out he tells the story of a young boy who goes to spend the summer on his grandfather’s farm after his beloved dog is killed by a car… only to find, inexplicably, a living, breathing Tyrannasaurus Rex in the woods! He and the T-Rex befriend each other (this is a classic example of the “Boy and His Monster” comic I wrote about here in EBI a few weeks ago), and he quickly comes to realize that there may be even more to his new friend than he realized. This is a wonderful, touching story, the sort of thing you really can read with your kids. (Well… older kids, the scenes with the dog dying and other bits may be a bit too upsetting for younger children.) At any rate, it’s a beautiful graphic novel and gets my highest recommendation. And to make things even cooler, even before it came out last week, Universal Studios optioned the rights to make the movie. Now that rocks.

Blake M. Petit is the author of the superhero comedy novel, Other People’s Heroes, the suspense novel The Beginner and the Christmas-themed eBook A Long November. He’s also the co-host, with whoever the hell is available that week, of the 2 in 1 Showcase Podcast and the weekly audio fiction podcast Blake M. Petit’s Evercast. E-mail him at and visit him on the web at Evertime Realms. Read past columns at the Everything But Imaginary Archive Page, and check out his new experiment in serial fiction at Tales of the Curtain.


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 187: On the DVD Shelf

It’s a quick episode as Blake and Kenny roam the DVD shelf of their local department store. We talk about the Blu-Ray vs. DVD controversy, digital copies, digital comics, early plans for Halloween, and lots of movies. In the picks this week, Kenny thinks you should sit down with your kids and watch a Studio Ghibli film, and Blake wants you to read Batgirl #14. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 187: On the DVD Shelf

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Time Travel Tuesday: When the Loonies are Running the Asylum

Welcome once again to Time Travel Tuesday, my friends. Let’s swirl back to 2003, when DVDs were taking off and boxed sets of TV shows were just becoming a big thing, and when my beloved Looney Tunes had yet to see the light of a DVD release…

April 5, 2003

When the loonies are running the asylum

At the risk of sounding frustrated, opinionated and rude, I’m afraid this week’s column is going to be dedicated to ranting about possibly one of the most pointed, burning political questions of the day: why can’t those nitwits at Warner Bros. studios do something right for a change?

A brief background on what inspires this rant — I am an unabashed fan (go ahead, try to abash me) of both the DVD home entertainment format and of the greatest animated shorts of all time, the Looney Tunes. In fact, I’d go so far as to say certain Looney Tunes shorts are among the funniest things ever produced by the human species, not including any branch of government. Oh sure, Shakespeare may have written a comedy or two in his time, but until Oberon and Petrucio have an argument to top “Duck Season, Wabbit Season,” I still give the crown to Chuck Jones.

Unfortunately, in recent years the people who run Warner Bros., the studio that birthed and owns all of these classic cartoons, have displayed an intellect that makes Elmer Fudd look like Marvin the Martian in comparison. These are the guys that buried the wonderful film The Iron Giant and instead hyped Wild Wild West, package all of their DVDs in the cheapest cases available and allowed Joel Schumaker to direct not one, but two “Batman” movies. That last one alone should qualify as a crime against nature.

So when Warner Bros. began to circulate buzz earlier this week about the long-awaited DVD release of the Looney Tunes cartoons, I was nervous, but excited. When I found out the plans, I just became nervous.

To put this in the proper context I’m going to have to tell you something that I really, really hate to say. The Walt Disney company did something right. A while back it began to release its own classic animated shorts on DVD, and they stumbled upon the perfect format — each DVD is a very nice set in a tin case with a complete selection of a certain type of cartoon. One set has every short Goofy ever starred in, another all of the Silly Symphonies, another features all of the black-and-white Mickey Mouse cartoons and a fourth has the first half of the Mickey cartoons in color. Sets with Donald Duck and the rest of the Mickey cartoons are reportedly in the works, and with the exception of a couple of patronizing “introductions” on the Goofy DVD telling us how much smarter people are now than in 1942 so please don’t hate them for the Japanese jokes, these Walt Disney Treasures DVDs are some of the best things a cartoon fan can buy.

Now come the Looney Tunes DVDs. To my mind, there are two logical ways to collect them — by character or director. I would personally prefer by director, but since I’m one of maybe three people in America who can watch a five-second clip of Bugs Bunny and tell if it was directed by Chuck Jones or Tex Avery, I’d settle for sets divided by character. The complete Bugs. The complete Daffy. The complete Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. You get the idea.

Is this what Warner Bros. is doing? Of course not, you fool, if that’s what Warner Bros. was doing I’d be perfectly happy and writing this week’s column about how hard it is to find a parking spot in Metairie.
No, Warner Bros. is tentatively going to release four Looney Tunes sets, at least at first. Looney Tunes Hit Reality is going to be a set of 20 all-new Looney Tunes cartoons, mostly making fun of current hits like “Survivor” and “Fear Factor.” Okay, I’m cool with that. New Looney Tunes is a very, very good thing.

The other three DVDs are what bother me. There will be “The Bugs Bunny Carrot Collection” (14 Bugs cartoons), the “Looney Tunes Premiere Collection” (28 cartoons, including the first appearance of each character) and the “Looney Tunes Golden Collection” (60 cartoons, including the “best of” Bugs and Daffy and the first appearance of each character).

So here’s where the frustration comes in — I can understand having separate sets for people who don’t necessarily need every cartoon, who’d rather pay less for just the Bugs cartoons, who have those sort of concerns. But what about the completists, eh? Will this “Golden” Collection have all of the cartoons that are in the other two sets? If not, will the others be on a future “Golden” release? Will someone have to buy all three DVDs to have all of the cartoons? (Note to Warner Bros.: I am not about to buy all three releases, I still need gas and food and stuff). And is there any hope of having all of the Looney Tunes released on DVD eventually?

No response, eh? Fine, Warner Bros. Be that way. Keep your dirty little secrets. I’ll get you somehow. Just wait until I get my new Acme catalogue in the mail.

And watch out for falling anvils.

Yes, Blake M. Petit is perfectly aware that there are more important things going on in the world than Looney Tunes DVDs. If you want to read about that stuff, look virtually anywhere else. This column is for people who, deservedly, want a break from all of the hard news before it melts our brains. Contact him with comments, suggestions and your personal favorite Looney Tune at


Everything But Imaginary #364: What If… DC Comics Merged With Archie?

Comixtreme is back! Kind of! You can find it at for the time being, while we try to sort out the .com issue. But this week’s Everything But Imaginary column is waiting for your scrutiny. This week’s column is based on what happens when my mind starts wandering. What If?-style questions get asked. And we’re looking at a big What If this time… what if DC Comics merged with Archie Comics?

Everything But Imaginary #364: What If… DC Comics Merged With Archie?

Oh, and don’t worry, Other People’s Heroes fans. This post isn’t replacing that one for today. I’ll be up a little later. I’m editing even now.


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 149: The Christmas Special Special

With the clock ticking up to the big day, Blake sits down with his sister Heather for a conversation about their favorite Christmas specials, TV shows, and movies. Fueled by your comments, the sibs talk about the classics of their youth, the new specials that have hit in recent years, and cross their fingers for future specials. Rankin and Bass, Disney classics, Hanna Barbera, Bob Clark, Charles Dickens and of course, Bruce Willis are all right here. In the picks, Heather simply questions the wisdom of people who have never seen A Christmas Story, while Blake recommends the indie comic Jill Chill and the Christmas Star from Cool Yule Comics. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 149: The Christmas Special Special
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Halloween Party: Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters

Daffy Duck's QuackbustersIt’s hard to find someone who loves the Looney Tunes more than I do. The antics of Bugs and Daffy, Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, Marvin the Martian and Michigan J. Frog… they’re not only some of the funniest cartoons ever made, they’re among the funniest entertainment of any kind ever recorded. In the 80s, there was a real dearth of new Looney Tunes content. Warner Brothers wasn’t making shorts anymore, and there had yet to be any attempt at a resurrection. Pretty much all we got for most of the 80s were a few “movies” that were made by animating a new framing sequence around scenes taken from the classic cartoons. It was like a TV clip show on a big scale.

Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, a 1988 film made in this fashion, was recently released on DVD, and it seemed a perfect entry for this year’s Halloween Party. In the framing sequence, Daffy inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire, but his benefactor’s ghost returns to give Daffy an ultimatum — either use the money to help people, or lose it all. Daffy decides to round up his Looney pals and open a detective agency dedicated to eliminating ghouls, goblins, creepy-crawlies, and all other things that go bump in the night.

Like most of the 80s Looney Tunes movies, the actual setup isn’t bad. It’s basically a maguffin, after all, as the detective agency can’t actually be mentioned in the clips from older cartoons, but as an excuse to splice together all of the shorts that featured monsters and mayhem, it isn’t bad. And some of the cartoons included (at least in part) in this movie are, indeed, classics. We get such classics as Sylvester’s battle with Tweety-as-Mr. Hyde, Bugs’ battle with Count Bloodcount (abraca-pocus!), the chill of Hugo the Abominable Snowman, and the legendary June Foray providing the voice of Witch Hazel.

The problem — and it’s a big one — comes in the voices outside of the classic clips. IMDB credits Mel Blanc, the voice of almost all of the Looney Tunes for over four decades, as doing all the voices for this film as well, and it’s obviously the case in the clips. In the framing sequence, however, the voices are so different it’s difficult to believe Blanc himself could have performed them. Even someone with only a mild interest in the Looney Tunes could tell that the voices change several times during the course of the film, and for someone who loves the characters like I do, the distraction is so great as to almost ruin the film entirely.

It’s a fun movie, and if you’re looking for an easy way to throw a lot of creepy, Looney action into the DVD player this Halloween this is the way to do it. But man, the framing sequences get hard to listen to sometimes.


Toy Stories/What I’m Watching: Green Lantern-First Flight

Like they did a few months ago with the Wonder Woman movie, the new animated Green Lantern: First Flight movie is available at Best Buy with an exclusive action figure based on the movie design. Since I was going to get the movie anyway, there was no reason not to get the one with the Infinite Heroes toy and give you guys a review.

I’m not going to talk too much about the movie itself. I did a review over at, and you can read it there for my in-depth thoughts. I do have a couple of comments about the DVD set I wanted to share. First, the good — Warner Premiere is raising the bar on bonus goodies for these DVDs. In addition to two GL-focused episodes of the old Justice League cartoon, this set also has the “Green Loontern” episode of the unfairly-forgotten Duck Dodgers in the 24th and 1/2 Century cartoon, in which Daffy Duck accidentally gets Hal Jordan’s dry cleaning and becomes a Green Lantern. Plus, the DVD has a bonus feature about the current Blackest Night storyline, which may be the first time a DVD has promoted a comic book, and a very nice preview of the next movie in this series, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.

Now the bad: like the Wonder Woman DVD, this DVD includes a digital download of the film to be used on laptops and personal devices such as an iPod. Although my iPod doesn’t have video capabilities, I assume that I’ll eventually upgrade to a newer one that can play videos, and when that happens, I want to have this content available, so I’ve been saving the digital version of any DVD that happens to include one. I was startled, then, to realize the Green Lantern digital copy is in the Windows Media format, which is utterly incompatible with the iPod, the Zune, or the PSP. So I have to say, “Hey, Warner Brothers! What the hell? Why even bother giving us a digital copy if we can’t use it on our devices? The whole reason DVDs started to include digital versions in the first place is to try to cut down on piracy, but if people can’t use the digital versions, they’re just gonna go right back to pirating. This is really stupid, and I can only hope that the next DVD is something I can actually watch on other devices.

Anyway, on to the action figure. As you may recall, I already have two Infinite Heroes Hal Jordan figures — the basic version and a clear green variant. I expected this figure to be a simple repaint of that body, but I was pleasantly surprised. The head is a slightly different sculpt, but the rest of the body is almost totally different. The changes are subtle, and I didn’t even realize them at first. If you look at the hands, though, they’re different than the other two — the left hand is in a fist, and the right, while still open, isn’t as wide open as the other. The real great thing, however, is the legs. The knee is no longer the simple hinge joint like the other figures, but instead a hinged ball. That, along with articulated ankles, gives the figure a much greater degree of poseability than any of the other Infinite Heroes action figures in my collection. The previous Hal Jordan figure was just a masked head on the basic body. Since Green Lantern doesn’t have a cape, spikes, poofy boots or gloves or anything else that needs to be added to the costume, it didn’t require special sculpts for any part. That gives me great hope that this is the new male body type, just as the Wonder Woman figure was better than the basic female body type. Let’s see more figures like this one, Mattel.

And while we’re talking Green Lantern toys, I’ve got one other figure I want to introduce you guys to. As big a fan as I am of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, I haven’t been collecting the action figures, mostly because I’ve been into the Infinite Heroes and I didn’t want to get sucked into two separate lines. But when I saw this guy — one of my favorite characters — on clearance at Target, I needed to rescue him from the dustbin of the toy aisle.

Kilowog is not only one of Hal’s comrades in the Green Lantern Corps, he’s the main trainer for the entire Corps. If you want to be a Green Lantern, you’ve got to go through Kilowog first. The K-man here appears in First Flight, showed up in the Justice League cartoon, is playing a big role in the Green Lantern Corps comic book, and even co-starred with Daffy Duck in the aforementioned Duck Dodgers cartoon. He’s the same size as the other JLU toys, but as that line is slightly bigger than the Infinite Heroes, he’s almost in-scale with Hal here. I don’t like this line as much as the Infinite Heroes — there’s very little articulation (just the hips, shoulders, and neck), and with a character as topheavy as Kilowog, it makes it very difficult to stand him up. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the Infinite Heroes will expand to slightly larger figures the way Marvel Universe did for the Hulk and the Thing, because this is a great character who deserves a great action figure.


What I’m Watching: 2009 Edition

As I sit here in the New Orleans Airport, waiting to head off to Nashville for a conference on “redesigning ninth grade,” I thought I’d take advantage of the time to post the movie list for the year thus far. Like the reading list I posted yesterday, I’m adding this to the links on the right-hand side of the page for the sake of anyone who’s actually interested in that sort of thing. Now when you feel like asking, “Hey Blake! Have you seen Wanted yet?” you can just click on the sidebar. Ain’t that cool?

Also, like for the books, I’ll include a link for those movies I’ve reviewed.

  1. DuckTales the Movie: Legend of the Lost Lamp; 1990-B
  2. Futurama: Bender’s Game; 2008-B
  3. 24: Redemption; 2008-B+
  4. Death to the Tinman; 2007-B+
  5. Rated R: Republican in Hollywood; 2004-C+
  6. Batman Vs. Dracula; 2005-C
  7. Hamlet; 1960-D (Movie); B+ (MST3K Riff)
  8. Confessions of a Superhero; 2007-B
  9. Storytelling; 2001-C+
  10. You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown; 1975-B+
  11. You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown; 1979-B-
  12. The Black Cauldron; 1985-B+
  13. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown; 1975-A
  14. A Charlie Brown Valentine; 2002-B
  15. You’re In Love, Charlie Brown; 1967-B+
  16. It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown; 1977-C-
  17. Howard the Duck; 1986-D+
  18. Quarantine; 2008-B
  19. Coraline; 2009-A
  20. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder; 2009-B
  21. Friday the 13th; 2009-C+
  22. The Karate Kid; 1984-B+
  23. Wonder Woman; 2009-A-
  24. Watchmen; 2009-B-
  25. Wanted; 2008-D
  26. This is Spinal Tap; 1984-B+
  27. Judge Dredd; 1995-D
  28. The Gamers: Dorkness Rising; 2008-B+
  29. Primer; 2004-B+
  30. Sheena; 1984-C
  31. Persepolis; 2007-B
  32. Surf’s Up; 2007-B-
  33. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown; 1974, B-
  34. It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown; 1976, B+
  35. Vampirella; 1996-D
  36. Tales of the Black Freighter; 2009-A
  37. Under the Hood; 2009-B
  38. The Norman Rockwell Code; 2006-B
  39. Monsters Vs. Aliens; 2009-A
  40. Once Upon a Girl; 1976-C
  41. Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird; 1985-A
  42. Snoopy’s Reunion; 1991-B-
  43. It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown; 1984-B-
  44. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet; 1997, C
  45. X-Men Origins: Wolverine; 2009, C+
  46. Star Trek; 2009, A
  47. The Phantom; 1996, C
  48. Vantage Point; 2008, B+
  49. National Lampoon’s European Vacaction; 1985, B
  50. Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest; 2007, B-
  51. The Odyssey; 1997 (miniseries), B
  52. O Brother, Where Art Thou?; 2000, A
  53. The Terminator; 1984, B
  54. Terminator 2: Judgment Day; 1991, A+
  55. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines; 2003, C+
  56. Terminator: Salvation; 2009, A-
  57. Nightmare Circus; 1974, F
  58. Day of the Dead; 1985, B+
  59. The Call of Cthulhu; 2005, B
  60. The Running Man; 1987, C
  61. Grindhouse Presents Death Proof; 2007, C-
  62. Partly Cloudy; 2009, B+
  63. Up; 2009, A
  64. Across the Universe; 2007, C
  65. Tropic Thunder; 2008, B
  66. Good Luck Chuck; 2007, C+
  67. The Hangover; 2009, B+
  68. TransFormers; 2007, B
  69. TransFormers: Revenge of the Fallen; 2009, B-
  70. My Cousin Vinnie; 1992, A
  71. 1776; 1972, A+
  72. The Rocketeer; 1993, A-
  73. Independence Day; 1996, B+
  74. Short Cuts; 1993, D
  75. Comic Book Villains; 2002, B
  76. Riding the Bullet; 2004, B
  77. Fanboys; 2008, B+
  78. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; 2005, B+
  79. Chalk; 2006, A-
  80. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; 2009, B+
  81. Push; 2009, C+
  82. Donald in Mathmagic Land; 1959, A
  83. He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown; 1968, B+
  84. It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown; 1969, B
  85. Charlie Brown’s All Stars; 1966, A
  86. Green Lantern: First Flight; 2009, A
  87. The Dark Half; 1993, B-
  88. Cashback; 2006, B+
  89. Flight of the Navigator; 1986, B-
  90. Justice League: A New Frontier; 2008, A
  91. Ghostbusters II; 1989, B
  92. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra; 2009, F
  93. District 9; 2004, A
  94. Ghostbusters; 1984, A
  95. Inglorious Basterds; 2009, A-
  96. Halloween II; 2009, C-
  97. Severance; 2006, B
  98. Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters; 1988, C+
  99. Countdown to Wednesday; 2004, B
  100. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen; 1988, B+
  101. Murder Party; 2007, B
  102. Hulk Vs.; 2009, B-
  103. Graveyard Shift; 1990, C+
  104. Saw V; 2008, C
  105. 9; 2009, B+
  106. Zombie Strippers; 2008, F
  107. Return of the Living Dead 3; 1993, C
  108. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies; 2009, B
  109. Zombieland; 2009, B+
  110. Toy Story; 1995, A
  111. Toy Story 2; 1999, A+
  112. Frankenstein; 1931, A
  113. Bride of Frankenstein; 1935, B+
  114. Son of Frankenstein; 1939, A
  115. Ghost of Frankenstein; 1942, C+
  116. House of Frankenstein; 1944, C
  117. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein; 1948, A+
  118. Trick ‘r Treat; 2007, A-
  119. Hobgoblins; 1988, F (movie), A (MST3K Riff)
  120. The Men Who Stare at Goats; 2009, B+
  121. The Time Machine; 2002, B-
  122. Animal Farm; 1999, B
  123. Planet 51; 2009, B
  124. Play it Again, Charlie Brown; 1971, B+*
  125. You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown: 1972, B*
  126. There’s No Time For Love, Charlie Brown; 1973, B-*
  127. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; 1973, A*
  128. It’s a Mystery, Charlie Brown; 1974, B*
  129. Garfield’s Thanksgiving; 1989, A-
  130. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians; 1964, F (movie), B (MSK3K Riff)
  131. A Christmas Carol; 2009, B+
  132. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa; 2008, B+*
  133. A Chipmunk Christmas; 1981, B*
  134. A Flintstones Christmas Carol; 1994, B+
  135. A Muppets Christmas Carol; 1992, A-
  136. Mickey’s Christmas Carol; 1983, A*
  137. The Small One; 1978, A*
  138. Pluto’s Christmas Tree; 1953, A*
  139. Santa’s Workshop; 1932, A*
  140. Prep and Landing; 2009, A-*
  141. Frosty’s Winter Wonderland; 1976, B+*
  142. Cranberry Christmas; 2009, B-*
  143. Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July; 1979, B-
  144. A Charlie Brown Christmas; 1965, A+*
  145. It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown; 1992, B*
  146. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales; 2002, B-*
  147. I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown; 2003, B+*
  148. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown; 1985, A-*
  149. The Princess and the Frog; 2009, A
  150. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; 1964, A*
  151. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; 1989, A+
  152. Hogfather; 2006, B+
  153. Home Alone; 1990, B
  154. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas; 1974, B+*
  155. Elf; 2003, B
  156. A Christmas Story; 1983, A+
  157. Avatar; 2009, D+
  158. Night of the Creeps; 1986, C
  159. Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys; 2005, B
  160. Sherlock Holmes; 2009, B

Last Updated on December 31, 2009


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 109: Warner Brothers and the Looney Tunes Legacy

It’s a whole new era for 2 in 1 Showcase, as back-up geek Mike Bellamy tries to make the transition to full-time! How long will he last? Check the Vegas odds tomorrow. This week, the boys are getting Looney, as the talk about the history of Warner Brothers animation. The guys toss around their favorite — and least-favorite — Looney Tunes characters and cartoons, discuss the DVDs and movies, talk about the shows that tried to carry the torch, and bat around the potential future of the franchise. With a new era comes a new rule for picks of the week! Each of the guys has their pick, but one geek each week will chime in with their Graphic Novel Pick of the Week! In the regular picks, Blake rages into Green Lantern #38, Mike walks like an Egyptian in Batman Confidential #26, and Chase digs Outsiders #15. This week’s Graphic Novel Pick: House of Mystery Volume 1: Room and Boredom! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, “Ask Chase Anything” questions, or anything else at

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