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:
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:
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.