One Froggy Morning, One Froggy Night

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One Froggy Morning, One Froggy Night

One Froggy Morning, One Froggy Night

This morning, Clare, the kids and I watched my favourite ever cartoon, Chuck Jones’s classic ‘One Froggy Evening’.  It’s funny, poignant and poetic.  Steven Spielberg once called it “the Citizen Kane of animated film” and I can think of no better way to spend six minutes and fifty-three seconds.

Here’s a clip:

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Morning became afternoon, afternoon became evening.  With the kids tucked up safely in bed I decided to crack open a beer and watch Mel Brooks’ very silly Star Wars spoof, Spaceballs.  You know how it is.  I hadn’t seen Spaceballs in years, so I’d forgotton that John Hurt makes a cameo appearance, reprising his famous role from another venerated sci-fi classic:

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Incidentally, ‘One Froggy Evening’ is included in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 DVD box set which I’ve got and thoroughly recommend.  I wouldn’t normally do this, but HMV are currently selling it at just under a tenner (its RRP is £39.95).  Worth every penny.

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Tom is a mostly funny writer, sometimes illustrator, and lapsed stand-up comedian based in Birmingham, UK. Currently an Expert Blogger at Time Out Birmingham, he's had humour pieces, illustrations, and articles about popular culture published in print and online publications.

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