May 4th, 2002


Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

After weeks of trying to figure out a key word to find out which cartoon series featured the phrase, "I'm the frog, see..." I remembered the words Minute Mouse and found this website. Batman creator Bob Kane created this parody including a frog made to sound like Edward G. Robinson.

But: Bugs Bunny also has aped this actor, as I found here... "WB cartoons, however, liked to focus on his gangster persona. The two cartoons that best typify this are the classic cartoons Thugs With Dirty Mugs (Avery, 1939) (where, as a bonus, the Robinson caricature does a Fred Allen impersonation) and Racketeer Rabbit (Freleng, 1946) (where the character is identified as Rocky, with his sidekick Hugo (Peter Lorre); Bugs also does a quick Robinson imitation, which he had done previously in Whats Cookin Doc (Clampett, 1943).. Beck and Friedwald (correctly) describe the Robinson caricature in I Like Mountain Music (Harman/Ising, 1933) as featuring one of the worst Robinson imitations ever. Robinson can also be spotted talking to the Oomph Girl (Ann Sheridan) in Hollywood Steps Out (Avery, 1941), and enjoying a good cry with George Raft in The Coo Coo Nut Grove (Freleng, 1936). "
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