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Tick Tock Tuckered
(Clampett, 1944)
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Dr Brown
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See the Doc?   Behind Porky and Daffy is a building advertising a doctor's office. It proclaims "Dr. Brown - Leap in, limp out".

Russian Rhapsody
(Clampett, 1944)

Note: There were several staff members at Termite Terrace who were caricatured as gremlins in this picture. I've included a series of screenshots below and have identified several of the gremlins. If you know the identity of any others, or think I have one of them wrong, let me know so I can revise this! Thanks!

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Der Fuhrer Rants

First there is a little speech by a Hitler caricature which mentions some interesting names and phrases. At one point he rants "Stop Fritz Frelink mit der Heimlich Binder und der What's Cookin' Doc!". You can listen to it here. Of course this is Friz Freleng and Henry Binder being mentioned.

Next are the gremlins!

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Peekaboo Adolph!
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Two unidentified gremlins.

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Unidentified elfish yellow gremlin.

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Another one

Unidentified blue gremlin.

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More unidentified gremlins.

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Unidentified gremlins. The small purple one is Chuck Jones.

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I've been told that the bottom one is Tedd Pierce - because it looks similar to the caricature of him in "Wackiki Wabbit".

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Unidentified green gremlin.

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On left: unidentified. On right: Chuck Jones.

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Clockwise, starting in top left corner: unidentified (purple with corkscrew nose), [background artist] Michael Sasanoff (blue-haired), Friz Freleng (with blow torch), Henery Binder (V-shaped hair), unidentified (green), Bob Clampett? (Pink with pick-axe), unidentified (blue, facing camera).

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Lou Lilly on left, Friz Freleng on right.

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Leon Schlesinger and Ray Katz.

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On left: Friz Freleng (green with pointed nose), unknown pink gremlin.
Center: unknown on top, Henry Binder in middle, unknown on bottom.
Right: unidentified green gremlin.

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Two unidentified gremlins.

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Four more unidentified gremlins.

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Two unidentified gremlins and one Adolf Hitler.

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Melvin "Tubby" Millar (story writer).

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John Burton

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Henry Binder.

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Unidentified gremlin.

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Michael Sasanoff (background artist).

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John Burton

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Unidentified gremlin on top. Front row, L to R: Henry Binder, Arthur Davis, Friz Freleng.

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Unidentified yellow gremlin cutting a hole.

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From left to right: Chuck Jones (on top of plane), John Burton, unknown, unknown, Henery Binder, Michael Sasanoff.

[A big thanks goes out to Sogturtle for helping me straighten out some of these! ].

Plane Daffy
(Tashlin, 1944)
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For the boids!
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Familiar Pigeons   The list of carrier pigeons on the chalkboard include references to many studio staff members:
Fred (Avery or Jones? [assistant animator] or Kopietz? [animator] ) Pigeon
Warren (Foster) Pigeon
Tubby (Millar) Pigeon
Dick (Bickenbach and/or Thomas ) Pigeon
Curt (Perkins) Pigeon
Walter Pigeon (famous actor - maybe also a reference to Disney and/or Lantz?))
Homer Pigeon (a pun of "Homing" pigeon?)
Leon (Schlesinger) Pigeon
Ray (Katz) Pigeon
Ace (Gamer) Pigeon
Cal (Dalton) Pigeon

[Another big THANK YOU to Sogturtle for his suggestions here... ].

Lost And Foundling
(Jones, 1944)
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XXX Bottles
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Two Big For One Bottle?   The name of Robert Gribbroek is spread over two bottles on Sniffle's shelf. Note how they are labeled "Grib" and "Broek".

The Old Grey Hare
(Clampett, 1944)
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Stalling Sez!
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Carl and Smellevision   One headline on a newspaper from the year 2000 makes it clear that Carl Stalling (the musical director for WB cartoons) is skeptical about the potential of "Smellevision".

Stage Door Cartoon
(Freleng, 1944)
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Bob's Seals?
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A Crate Discovery?   On a crate behind Bugs is the sign "5 Clampett Trained Seals". The current show at the theater involved a "Can Can" performance so one can only wonder what role seals might have had in a dance show...

[A special thanks goes out to cartoonluvr who pointed this one out. :) ].

Draftee Daffy
(Clampett, 1945)
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Nice Portrait

Wood Be Painter   Along the bottom of the painting of General MacArthur you can read the artist's name: Cornett Wood. Cornett was a layout artist there.

Ain't That Ducky
(Freleng, 1945)
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PJ and the Fence
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Initial Reaction   On the fence are the letters "P" and "J". These are the initials of the background artist, Paul Julian.

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Ready to Rock

More PJ Fun, On the Rocks   Near Daffy's head the letters "P" and "J" can be seen on the rock. Another Paul Julian sighting.
Note: there's also a signpost in this cartoon with the name "Ross" (as in Virgil Ross) but the image I have is a bit fuzzy so I've omitted it for now. Check back later...






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