Sunday, November 20, 2016

Toon Legends: Any Bonds Today? (1942)

Here's a gem from the 40's that now is in the public domain, warts and all.

The "warts" in "Any Bonds Today?" happen to be a brief bit where Bugs Bunny (Mel Blanc) morphs into a parody of sorts of actor-singer Al Jolson in blackface. Today, that particular bit has been excised from cable screenings of this micro-short, which only runs just under 2 minutes. Bugs is joined at the end by Porky Pig (Blanc) and Elmer Fudd (Arthur Q. Bryan) for a closing number.

Rating: A.

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