Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

At work today, I was looking through a book that highlighted cartoons in the 50's and came across an image of a scholarly looking blue owl with glasses, and it triggered this... really intense nostalgic episode. As if it was from something I had obsessed over as a child. The subtitle was "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom."

Luckily, since YouTube has almost anything ever made, I was able to find it, and relive this memory from my childhood. It must've been at LEAST 15 years since I last watched this, and my jaw just dropped the entire time. Nostalgia has really never hit me so hard before.

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

Unfortunately, I also discovered today that it was the source of my worst childhood nightmare, in which characters resembling the ones shown at 3:18 were chasing me around the house. It was terrifying!!!

Anyway, I can watch it now with a greater appreciation for it. It's really such an amazing, fluid style.