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The Timid Toreador (1941)

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Looney Tune
Directed by Robert Clampett & Norman McCabe
Animated By Izzy Ellis
Story by Melvin Millar
Musical Direction by Carl W. Stalling

Original B&W: 1941
Redrawn in 1968 or 1969
Computer Colorized in 1992
"Public Domain"

Plot Summary:
Porky finds out that Ali-Baba and his Dirty Sleeves plan to attack the fort; it's up to him to go warn the fort. He gets there to discover everyone has left for the Legion convention in Boston. Porky and his rented camel fend off the attackers themselves for a while, but when the situation gets dire, the young camel summons its mother. Momma takes care of the attacker that's menacing them. The secret weapon, who has been sitting on the bench with an artillery shell strapped to his head, now comes in, but runs right through the fort and into Ali-Baba.

The extended opening cracks me up...the title card to "Tom Turk and Daffy" is visible for a few frames before switching to the modern card. There's not many mistakes...just bad color choices.

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Redrawn version notes:
      - The editor who "fixed" up this cartoon after being redrawn did something really weird...
      - First, the AAP opening is seen...then Tom Turk and Daffy's WB sheild/Looney Tune card is seen...and then the 1969 Looney Tunes card all before the title          card appears! The ending is taken from a 1962-1964 Merrie Melodie with the '62 theme music.
      - Backgrounds are very ugly in this redrawn.
      - Red iris out at the end.
      - Commonly seen version on public domain videotapes.

Computer colorized version notes:

     - Colorized in 1992


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