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

3 Jul

July 3, 2013

lone ranger toons

 

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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4 Responses to “The Late Night Movie House: The Lone Ranger Cartoons (1930 and 1966)”

  1. T E Stazyk July 3, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Good stuff.

    So that’s where the William Tell music came from. But don’t you think that rancher would have been dead after hanging that way?

    Also, I wonder who the voice coach was for the Spider Woman cartoon?

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  2. Mac of BIOnighT July 3, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I love the way he shoots to set the rancher free from the ropes, it’s amazing he doesn’t kill the poor fellow ;-P

    The 1966 cartoon is simply unique in terms of style and direction, I wish there were more series like that…

    @T E Stazyk : the music comes from this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture 😉

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    • bmj2k July 3, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      That’s the Wild West, Mac. Life and death are two sides of the same coin, pardner.

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      • Mac of BIOnighT July 3, 2013 at 11:42 am #

        😀 Looks to me like there’s death on both sides – either you get killed by the bad guys, or you get killed by the good guys who shoot like raving madmen ;-P

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