Opening Cartoon Clips From Futurama

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Opening Cartoon Clips From Futurama

Post by Kitty » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:59 pm

Many Futurama episodes had a very short cartoon clip on a tv screen that the Planet Express crashes into before the show starts. Here I'll share the full cartoons that these clips belong to, as availability permits.

The first was in the first episode, Space Pilot 3000.

Entitled Little Buck Cheeser (1937), this curious cartoon features a bunch of brown mice that make their own homemade rocket ship and shoot it to the moon. The rumor is that the moon is made of --- guess what --- cheese. Look for the little mouse holding the safety pin for, well, safety, as the rocket ship hurls itself at unimaginable speed to the celestial body.

Two questions: 1. Was there really such an epidemic of mice in the walls of houses back in those ancient times of the early 1900s?
And 2. Where in the world did this notion of the moon being made of cheese come from? This was never a real theory or a serious idea that scientists had. So why the weird lore?
https://vimeo.com/226331315
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Re: Opening Cartoon Clips From Futurama

Post by Kitty » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:18 pm

The second was in the second and third episodes, The Series Has Landed and I, Roommate. It's called Baby Bottle Neck (1946).
This funny and often bizarre cartoon features none other than Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. I usually find Daffy obnoxious (Everyone knows he is!), but he is bearable here. Some of these situations are laugh out loud funny.

https://archive.org/details/DaffyDuckEp.37BabyBottleneck
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Re: Opening Cartoon Clips From Futurama

Post by Kitty » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:36 pm

The third was in episode 4, Love's Labours Lost in Space.
Wacky Wabbit (1942) is a pretty straightforward Bugs Bunny cartoon with Elmer Fudd. Check that extremely fat version of Elmer. I don't remember ever seeing him like that.

https://youtu.be/-Dl47PIP6h4
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Re: Opening Cartoon Clips From Futurama

Post by donnie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:44 pm

Kitty wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Many Futurama episodes had a very short cartoon clip on a tv screen that the Planet Express crashes into before the show starts. Here I'll share the full cartoons that these clips belong to, as availability permits.

The first was in the first episode, Space Pilot 3000.

Entitled Little Buck Cheeser (1937), this curious cartoon features a bunch of brown mice that make their own homemade rocket ship and shoot it to the moon. The rumor is that the moon is made of --- guess what --- cheese. Look for the little mouse holding the safety pin for, well, safety, as the rocket ship hurls itself at unimaginable speed to the celestial body.

Two questions: 1. Was there really such an epidemic of mice in the walls of houses back in those ancient times of the early 1900s?
And 2. Where in the world did this notion of the moon being made of cheese come from? This was never a real theory or a serious idea that scientists had. So why the weird lore?
https://vimeo.com/226331315
That's a wonderful cartoon. The animation, imagination, and attention to detail make it really a work of art. On the questions: 1. Idk, but I'll bet there were more than now; 2. Believe it or not, Wikipedia has an article on this. I only read the first part and found it interesting that the "green" refers to a freshly made or unaged cheese and not literally to the color.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moon_ ... een_cheese

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