As a kid I absolutely loved loved loved Tom & Jerry. I loved the early Hanna Barbera and Chuck Jones vintages the most. The arms race that takes place in Guided Mouse-ille is classic T&J, and oddly pre-disposed me to understand learning about history in the 50s and 60s with the real-world counterparts of the nuclear arms race. So, yeah cartoons can be educational! As a kid, though, I could not for the life of me understand the ending. I’m sad to say, it makes all too much sense to me now.


Holy crap. It takes a couple minutes to get into, but cripes… what a trainwreck.  Also beautiful is the mashup that takes place in the middle of the song.  Just watch.

This has been gnawing away at me for some time.  One of those olde timey cartoons that probably gave me my appreciation of classical music.

The cartoon – Woody Woodpecker – Convict concerto

The music – Franz Lizst’s Hungarian Rhapsody.

“Psst… The dough.  the dough!”

Bonus: Little Rural Ridinghood