CANCELED - 985 Summer 2020 Mel Blanc and the World of Warner Brothers Cartoons
Tuesday, 11:50–1:15, July 21
Instructors: Jim Dunphy
Some time during your childhood, you must have seen a Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoon and were amazed at the unique voices of the characters. Using video clips, the instructor takes you behind the scenes to review the amazing 60-year career of Mel Blanc, who was the voice of, among others, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner. In the words of another Mel Blanc character, Porky Pig, “tha-tha-that’s all folks!”
Jim Dunphy grew up in Brooklyn watching Warner Brothers cartoons, living with people who sounded just like Bugs Bunny. He has taught many OLLI classes on such diverse subjects as baseball, history, music, movies, and whatever else happens to pop into his head.