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The Late Night Movie House: The Lone Ranger Cartoons (1930 and 1966)

3 Jul

July 3, 2013

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The Lone Ranger Movie starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and, in a very ironic twist, a wooden cigar store Indian as The Lone Ranger opens this week. As I predicted- and so did anyone else who saw the horrible trailer- the film is getting lame reviews. They range from “bad” to “good film to see if you are drunk.” For the millions of movie goers whoa re poised to ignore this movie and go see Despicable Me 2 this weekend, I present the little seen Lone Ranger cartoon from 1930. It is black and white, it is silent, and it is almost 2 and a half hours shorter than the lousy film opening this weekend.


Next, here is the not-quite-but-almost as little seen Lone Ranger cartoon from 1966.


Notice something? In neither cartoon does Tonto wear a dead bird on his head. I’m just saying…


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