|The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew 1983 PG, 91 min.|
aka: Strange Brew
Director: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
Cast: Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley, Lynne Griffin, Angus MacInnes, Tom Harvey, Mel Blanc, Douglas Campbell, Brian McConnachie, Angus MacInnes, Len Doncheff, Jill Frappier, David Beard, Thick Wilson
Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) come to Pam Elsinore's (Lynne Griffin) aid, and she regains her recently deceased father's brewery. But, there are problems in the form of mad scientist Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow) who plots to control the world and is mixing the beer with an additive that controls the minds of the drinkers.
|Broadway Melody of 1940 1940 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice, Lynne Carver, Ann Morriss, Douglas McPhail, Irving Bacon, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie, James Flavin, Bess Flowers, Jack Mulhall
Dance partners Kink Shaw (George Murphy) and Johnny Brett (Fred Astaire) vie for the love of the beautiful Claire Bennett (Eleanor Powell).
|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 PG, 89 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure
Director: Daniel Haller
Cast: Gil Gerard, Pamela Hensley, Erin Gray, Henry Silva, Tim O'Connor, Joseph Wiseman, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc, Duke Butler, Caroline Smith, John Dewey Carter, Kevin coates, David Cadiente, Gil Serna, Larry Duran
Comic book hero Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard) turns camp in this film that soon is turned into a TV series. Buck is transported through time and ends up in the 25th Century and tries to save Earth that is threatened by aliens.
|Bugs Bunny Superstar 1975 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Documentary
Director: Larry Jackson
Cast: Orson Welles, Mel Blanc, Tex Avery, Friz Freleng
Orson Welles narrates this tribute to the golden years of Warner Brothers cartoons, including the old lot where Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and others were "born." Interviews with animation greats are interspersed with nine cartoons. Good entertainment for both adults and children.
|Champagne for Caesar 1950 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Richard Whorf
Cast: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton, Art Linkletter, Byron Foulger, Mel Blanc, Peter Brocco, Douglas Evans, John Eldredge
Professor Beauregard Bottomley (Ronald Colman) makes a fortune as a contestant on a quiz show while sponsors stop at almost nothing to break his winning streak.
|Days of Wine and Roses 1962 N/R, 117 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Debbie Megowan, Jack Klugman, Alan Hewitt, Tom Palmer, Jack Albertson, J. Pat O'Malley, Ken Lynch, Maxine Stuart, Mel Blanc, Katherine Squire, Olan Soule, Charles Watts
Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is a public relations man who fails to find satisfaction in his work and turns to liquor for relief. He marries Kirsten (Lee Remick), and, as he sinks deeper and deeper into alcoholism, he pulls Kirsten into the abyss with him. After drunken episodes, Joe realizes that they are alcoholics, but Kirsten coaxes him into returning to liquor. Even after having a baby, they keep drinking and continue on their downward spiral. The title song won an Academy Award, and both Lemmon and Remick received nominations.
|Gay Purr-ee 1962 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Musical
Director: Abe Levitow
Cast: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, Hermione Gingold, Morey Amsterdam, Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett, Joan Gardner
Country cat Mewsette (voice of Judy Garland) longs for the excitement of Paris, so she packs up and heads there. She is catnabbed by the dastardly Meowrice (voice of Paul Frees), who intends to marry her off to a rich American cat. But Juane-Tom (voice of Robert Goulet) and his sidekick Robspierre (voice of Red Buttons) come to her rescue in this animated film with lots of songs by Judy.
|The Great American Chase 1979 G, 92 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy / Fantasy
aka: The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
Director: Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe
Cast: Mel Blanc
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, and other Warner Bros. cartoon characters are brought together in this collection of cartoon features with Bugs Bunny reminiscing about the past.
|It's a Great Feeling 1949 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: David Butler
Cast: Dennis Morgan, Doris Day, Jack Carson, Bill Goodwin, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Danny Kaye, Ronald Reagan, Irving Bacon, Claire Carleton, Mel Blanc, Michael Curtiz, David Butler, Frank Cady
This spoof on Hollywood musicals is Doris Day's third movie, and many Warner Bros. stars make cameo appearances. The story begins as Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson (Themselves) are preparing their next film and are unable to find a director, so Carson decides to take the job. Morgan is unhappy with Carson's decision and threatens to bow out–until Carson promises a waitress, Judy Adams (Day), at the Warner Bros. commissary a job as an actress if she will pose as his pregnant wife and convince Morgan that he needs the money. The ploy works, but there is no part for Judy in the film, and a dejected Judy returns to her Wisconsin home to marry her boyfriend. The film ends at the wedding when the newly married couple turns around, and the groom looks just like Errol Flynn (played by himself).
|Jack and the Beanstalk 1952 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy / Musical
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Ford, Barbara Brown, Buddy Baer, William Farnum, Joe Kirk, David Stollery, Shaye Cogan, James Alexander, Johnny Conrad, Mel Blanc, Arthur Shields, Jack Shea, Almira Sessions
While babysitting for young Donald (David Stollery), Jack (Lou Costello) reads the story "Jack and the Beanstalk" to Donald and falls asleep. Jack enters a fairytale world inhabited by real people in his life. Mr. Dinklepuss (Bud Abbott) talks Jack into selling his cow for magic beans. The beans grow into a beanstalk, which Dinklepuss and Jack climb and run into the Giant (Buddy Baer) who captures them and puts them in prison with a prince (James Alexander) and princess (Shaye Cogan). Now, Jack and Dinklepuss plot their escape and the rescue of the prince and princess.
|Journey Back to Oz 1974 G, 88 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy / Musical
Director: Hal Sutherland
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, Rise Stevens, Paul Ford, Margaret Hamilton, Mel Blanc, Ethel Merman, Paul Lynde, Herschel Bernardi, Jack E. Leonard, Larry Storch, Dal McKennon
Liza Minnelli is the voice of Dorothy in this animated film as Dorothy heads back to Oz. Unfortunately, there are still evil forces at work, since the bad witch had a sister (voice of Ethel Merman)–oh my. Sat on the shelf for about 10 years before release.
|Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 PG, 126 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, Cliff Osmond, Barbara Pepper, Doro Merande, Howard McNear, John Fiedler, Mel Blanc, Skip Ward, Alice Pearce, Bobo Lewis, Tom Nolan, Arlen Stuart
Pop singer and womanizer Dino (Dean Martin) stops at a small town for gas. The weird gas station attendant, Barney (Cliff Osmond), sabotages Dino's car so that Barney and his partner Orville (Ray Walston) can pitch their songs to Dino. They even fix Dino up with Polly the Pistol (Kim Novak)–and the fun begins. This film was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency upon its release but is tame by today's standards.
|The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie 1981 G, 80 min.|
Director: Fritz Freleng, Gerry Chiniquy, Phil Monroe
Cast: Mel Blanc
Fifty years of cartoons are compiled in this classic Warner Bros. feature film. Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and Tweety Bird highlight the presentation.
|Neptune's Daughter 1949 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Edward Buzzell
Cast: Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn, Xavier Cugat, Ted de Corsia, Mel Blanc, Mike Mazurki, Joi Lansing
The song "Baby, it's Cold Outside" won the Academy Award for Best Song in this vehicle for Esther Williams about the romance of a swimmer who also designs swimsuits.
|Pinocchio 1940 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy / Musical
Director: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen
Cast: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Evelyn Venable, Walter Catlett, Frankie Darro, Charles Judels, Don Brodie, Mel Blanc, Jack Mercer, Marion Darlington, Patricia Page
This is an early Disney masterpiece of animation. It tells the story of Pinocchio (voice of Dickie Jones), a wooden puppet crafted by Gepetto (voice of Christian Rub). Gipetto wishes that Pinocchio could be his real son, and the Blue Fairy (voice of Evelyn Venable) grants his wish. Jimminy Cricket (voice of Cliff Edwards) is appointed to be Pinocchio's "conscience." This proves a difficult task when Pinocchio lies, skips school, and heads to Pleasure Island. But, when Pinocchio learns that Gepetto has been swallowed by a whale, he risks his life and saves Gepetto–proving that he deserves to be Gepetto's son. "When You Wish Upon a Star" won an Academy Award for Best Song.
|Rover Dangerfield 1991 G, 74 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy
Director: James L. George, Bob Seeley
Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, Susan Boyd, Ronnie Schell, Ned von Leuck, Shawn Southwick, Dana Hill, Sal Landi, Mel Blanc, Barbara Goodson, Bill Farmer, Tress MacNeille, Danny Mann, Bert Kramer, Lara Cody
Rover (voice of Rodney Dangerfield) is a dog that is also an ex-Las Vegas entertainer. Rover has problems adjusting to life away from the neon lights in this imaginative animated film.
|Scalawag 1973 G, 93 min.|
Director: Kirk Douglas
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, George Eastman, Don Stroud, Lesley-Anne Down, Phil Brown, Danny DeVito, Mel Blanc, Davor Antolic, Shaft Douglas, Stole Arandjelovic, Fabijan Sovagovic
Taking ideas from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island," this story is about one-legged pirate Peg (Kirk Douglas) who helps youngsters Jamie (Mark Lester) and Lucy-Ann (Leslie Anne Down) look for a lost treasure. On their perilous quest, they must deal with outlaws, hostile Indians, and dangerous rapids.
|Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 1988 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Animation / Fantasy
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern, Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, Amy Irving, Mel Blanc, Pat Buttram, Tony Anselmo, Joel Silver, Jim Cummings, David L. Lander, June Foray
What would happen if cartoon characters were actually people? That is the premise of this film where "Toons" live real lives when they finish their day's work on cartoons. This film has exceptional technological breakthroughs by the animators, and their work paid off in this movie-making milestone, which received four Oscars: Best Film Editing, Sound Effects, Visual Effects, and a Special Achievement award for Animation Direction.
|1. The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983)|
aka: Strange Brew
2. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
3. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
4. Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)
5. Bugs Bunny's Third Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982)
6. Champagne for Caesar (1950)
7. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
8. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
9. The Great American Chase (1979)
aka: The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
10. It's a Great Feeling (1949)
11. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
12. Journey Back to Oz (1974)
13. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
14. The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)
15. Neptune's Daughter (1949)
16. Pinocchio (1940)
17. Rover Dangerfield (1991)
18. Scalawag (1973)
19. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
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