This is definitely a cool site. It pays homage to the Golden Age Cartoons featuring everything from the Looney Tunes Characters to Walter Lantz’s Characters. Here I’ll show you around. The site is divided into sections: The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodys Page, The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia, Mathew Hunter’s Too Looney Page, The Columbia’s Crows Nest, Golden Age Funnies, Classic Cartoon Records, and The Classic Felix the Cat page.
I want to start by showing you to my favorite part of the site, the Classic Cartoon Records. Before coming to this page I had no idea that some of my favorite characters made records. Here you can hear sound clips via Real Audio. (You’ll need to get Real Player to listen to them). You can hear the record of the week and be totally enriched by the vast array of information from both the records and in the written word. A totally fabulous section, I’ve book marked so I can listen to record of week from here on out.
In the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies section you can get a lot of cool information. There is a whole section where you can go through and see what was cut out the cartoons due to censorship or time issues. There is a checklist of every cartoon that LT and MM ever made. Have you seen them all? I know I haven’t. My favorite part of this section is Misce-Looney-ous full of weird and obscure facts about Looney Tunes. ]
The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia brings you back favorites like Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, and many more. This is where you will find their story, records, and updates. This a huge section with information dating all the way back to 1929 with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Golden Age Funnies is a section where you can see the comics put out by these companies. Check out their cover art, and see where they ended up. Are they still making them? What were they about? This section was as good to me as the Classic Cartoon Records. Enjoy!