Wednesday, March 18, 2015

From Comics to Toons: Heathcliff has a Close Encounter (1981)

From season 2 of Heathcliff's ABC series comes this interesting short, clocking in at just over 4 minutes.

Heathcliff (Mel Blanc) becomes the target of a teeny-tiny Martian who's looking for an Earth specimen. Well, seems this little man from Mars picked the wrong target. Here's "A Close Encounter":

Near the end, when Heathcliff creates a finger puppet lookalike of the Martian, you'll notice how Blanc slips in a little dose of Marvin the Martian. Considering that WB now has the rights to this cartoon, it's no longer an issue, is it?

Rating: A-.

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