Reading the Rabbit

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-06-01
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Looney Tunes and Merry Metonymsp. 1
A Short Critical History of Warner Bros. Cartoonsp. 29
From Disney to Warner Bros.: The Critical Shiftp. 38
Charlie Thorson and the Temporary Disneyfication of Warner Bros. Cartoonsp. 49
From Vaudeville to Hollywood, from Silence to Sound: Warner Bros. Cartoons of the Early Sound Erap. 67
The Image of the Hillbilly in Warner Bros. Cartoons of the Thirtiesp. 86
The View from Termite Terrace: Caricature and Parody in Warner Bros. Animationp. 101
Darker Shades of Animation: African-American Images in the Warner Bros. Cartoonp. 121
"Ah Love! Zee Grand Illusion!": Pepe le Pew, Narcissism, and Cars in the Casbahp. 137
Gendered Evasion: Bugs Bunny in Dragp. 154
Selling Bugs Bunny: Warner Bros, and Character Merchandising in the Ninetiesp. 172
Fans versus Time Warner: Who Owns Looney Tunes?p. 193
Hybrid Cinema: The Mask, Masques, and Tex Averyp. 209
Notesp. 221
List of Contributorsp. 257
Indexp. 261
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