Thursday, May 10, 2007

Little Go Beep

"Little Go Beep," the Road Runner cartoon that Warner Brothers produced in 2000 and then never released, has finally been made available online by AOL's In2TV.

In2TV is only available in the United States, which means that those of us who are in the States (like yours truly), still can't watch it. But the rest of you can enjoy, among other things, one of the last musical scores by Richard Stone, and a cartoon that overall is quite good (sort of a bigger-budget Tiny Toons episode), making you wonder why Warner Brothers felt the need to bring in Larry Doyle and company to make its next batch of unreleased Looney Tunes.

Earl Kress, the writer, wrote a lot about the process of making this cartoon at his blog.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doyle came in and told the studio heads that everything done by WB in animation during the 1990's was crap. He sold them on his vision and his attitude to hire nobody who'd ever worked at Warners. This begat a program of still unreleasable shorts and the box office megabomb "Back in Action"...

Jorge Garrido said...

^Which was a WORSE than Space Jam I might at. And I mean MUCH worse.

PCUnfunny said...

I prefer BIA to Space Jam. There are some reedemable moments such as Bugs and Daffy at the Louvre, the opening animated homage to "The hunting season trilogy", and some of the characters sticking to there classic counterparts.As for Little Go Beep, it was surprisingly good.

Anonymous said...

BIA's visual commentary on Hanna-Barbera's limited animation, shown with the Scooby-Doo characters moving in cheap, jerky motion in the commissary shot, was especially dead on. A rare recent case where the H-B canon got the degree of respect it deserved, rather than being held up to the skies as the primo cartoon franchise of all time by the marketing people at Time-Warner.

Anonymous said...

Someday when I have three hours to wait for the damn cartoon to load completely, I may watch it. Thank god I have a high-speed connection, or it might be worse than the "play a few seconds then stop and load for two minutes" version I'm seeing now.