Just received word from my friend and yours, Craig Kausen–via his blog about his granddad, Chuck Jones, which we threw your way before–that Turner Classic Movies is debuting a new docu on Mr. Jones, “Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood.” That’s happening tonight at 8PM EST. Which, you know, is pretty cool. But the really badass bit is that following the docu, you get a barrage of animated shorts until 3am. Fan-tastic.
And to whet your appetite (and because we love excuses to post Chuck Jones cartoons), here’s one of the ones they’re leading off with:
“Elmer’s Candid Camera” from 1939. Don’t panic if Elmer and Bugs look different than their later model sheets…remember, friends: 1939.
Update: Unfortunately, “Camera” was taken down. Instead I offer up another cartoon from the program–also from 1939, it’s “Prest-O Change-O.”