Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Pink Panther cartoons shine on!

Boy, just when you think YouTube's got everything... I just happened to be watching Scorsese's latest documentary about George Harrison the old fashioned way, TiVo'd off of HBO. George was at some happening, and on a screen in the background they were showing Pink Posies! Awesome. Or maybe it was one of the remakes that spliced old footage into new cartoons with not so much new footage... apparently just Pinkologist. Nah, that can't be right, because that was the late 70s when George was a bit of a train wreck in his Gallagher-esque outfit and his raspy voice. Nah, must've been just after 1967 when A Serious Man came out... I mean, when Pink Posies came out.
...oh, right. The cartoon itself. Well, it's kinda standard stuff, but as timeless as ever. There's a couple of these Pink Panther cartoons that aren't so good... this one where he spends six minutes on out-of-control rollerskates comes to mind, but here we've got a good old fashioned freaking out of The Man. It's a flower-based arms race between the yellow establishment and the pink grassroots. Who will win? I hate to spoil it for you, but I will say that the dude getting shot with the Insta-Grow flower seeds was a little extreme... but that's how things are these days. A normal person has to wince at cartoon violence. Any deviation from the normal reactions and you can't run for President.

-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan

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