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Issue Date: July 2014 Issue

Toon In

Before 24-hour animated marathons, there were cherished Saturday mornings with Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and Tweety. Without a time machine, you can recapture that innocence through Still Looney After All These Years. The five-part program will show 60 classic Looney Tunes at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque July 5 through Aug. 2. John Ewing, cinematheque director, recommends three cartoons worth a look.
Ellie Rambo

Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century
Featuring one of the first appearances of Marvin the Martian, it follows the fight between Daffy Duck and Marvin to claim Planet X. "Warner Bros. let their characters do surrealistic things," says Ewing. July 10, 6 p.m.; July 12, 5 p.m.

What's Opera, Doc?
In this parody of Wagner's tragic operas, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd battle each other using gag after gag. "It's larger than life," says Ewing. July 19, 9:30 p.m.; July 20, 5 p.m.

One Froggy Evening
"The characters in these cartoons are very appealing," says Ewing. Although there's no dialogue in this short about a construction worker who finds a dancing frog and fuels a get-rich-quick scheme, Steven Spielberg called it "the Citizen Kane of animated film." July 19, 9:30 p.m.; July 20, 5 p.m.

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