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Animation

Birdy and the Beast (1944)

Tweety is set upon by a fat, jowly cat, who winds up with, among other things, a dozen eggs and a gallon of gasoline in his mouth instead of the little bird.

Booby Traps (1944)

Pvt. Snafu thinks he's too smart to get caught by an enemy booby trap, but he soon finds that the traps are alluring and that he is every bit the booby.

Book Revue (1946)

The ultimate Warner Brothers "books come to life" cartoon. Parodies and caricatures of Harry James, Frank Sinatra, 'Benny Goodman' , Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Durante and, in a wild take-off on Danny Kaye, Daffy launches into a Russian-accented version of "Carolina in the Morning," then scat-sings his way through the tale of "Red Riding Hood" with 'Margaret O'Brien (I)' as Red.

Buckaroo Bugs (1944)

Bugs is the Masked Marauder, a carrot thief whom Brooklyn's Red Hot Ryder must try to bring to justice.

Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (1942)

Mama Buzzard wants her children to learn to bring back meat for dinner. One buzzardling is shy and has to be kicked out of the nest. He's told to at least bring back a rabbit.

Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

A blackface parody of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with a strong swing backbeat...and no apologies! Mammy (who resembles Aunt Jemima) tells her "Honey Child" the story of "So White" and the wicked Queen who "was as rich as she was mean." "She had everything," including sugar, coffee, auto tires, scrap metal, Chattanooga choo-choos, and a family coat of arms consisting of dice and switchblades.

Crazy Cruise (1942)

A parody of a travelogue with stops at a tobacco plantation, the Caribbean, the Swiss Alps, the Pyramids, the African jungle and, of course, Veronica Lake.

Dough for the Do-Do (1949)

Porky ventures into Darkest Africa in search of the last Do-Do bird, and winds up in Wackyland, a surreal place where the sun comes up atop a human pyramid, the Warner Brothers shield comes zooming from the sky, and populated by creatures such as a three-headed Larry Moe and Curly beast. The Do-Do finally appears, to great fanfare, and eludes Porky by pulling out a pencil and drawing himself a door.

Draftee Daffy (1945)

Daffy Duck is desperate to elude the draft board respresentative bearing his conscription order.

Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner (1942)

A live-action piano player relates the story of the Moth who, on his way to marry his Honey Bee, falls into the clutches of an amourous black widow spider, who at one point disguises herself as Veronica Lake in an attempt to snare her man, er, bug.

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