What’s up, doc? In this post we have four wonderful Looney Tunes Pop-up books produced by Intervisual Books, Inc. for Warner Brothers. Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of animation.
Some in more recent times have put forward that the Looney Tunes shorts were too violent and so should be edited or banned from children’s television. I personally disagree, but the pop-up books in this post do contain some explosive scenes indicative of the series.
There are four books in the set each featuring fun pop-up action as you turn the pages. There are five scenes per book with five sayings on the theme of the title.
Let’s look at the first book, featuring Bugs Bunny:
Bugs’ Woids of Wisdom
The next set of three pictures will show how the pop-up action works as Bugs Bunny thwarts Daffy Duck’s attempt to upstage him:
So as the book is opened wider, the characters move to more extreme poses. Here, poor Daffy is almost knocked right out of the book!
Now that we have all of the wisdom of a cartoon rabbit, let’s move on to something we can all use help with: Love!
In this little book we get advice for the lovelorn from some of the most unlikely places:
I guess that last piece of advice was about ‘tough love’!
Now we move on to advice about life itself. First…
It may just be me, but I wasn’t relaxed after reading this book! See if it works for you:
That last picture may be a bit TOO relaxed for my taste!
Lastly we have another piece of advice for life:
From the cover I have to guess that smiling might not be possible, but let’s see:
This book does not end well! And there we have it. Advice that is truly Looney Tunes!
For more pop-up fun, check out this great Disney On Parade Pop-up Booklet.