All right, this is cheating: including in this countdown a collection of shorts that (unlike Fantasia) were not made as part of an animated feature. Yet this feature-length medley of Chuck Jones cartoons from his postwar peak period at Warner Bros. has too much wit, melodrama and sheer delight not to be placed high on any list of animation achievements. Taken together, the 10 shorts compiled here — Hare-Way to the Stars, Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, Robin Hood Daffy, Duck Amuck, Bully for Bugs, Ali Baba Bunny, Rabbit Fire, For Scent-imental Reasons, Long-Haired Hare, What's Opera, Doc? and Operation Rabbit — could serve as a child's finest introduction to the raucous rapture of the animated film.


Author and critic Richard Corliss waxes poetic about the 1979 Chuck Jones film "The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie." A must read for our fans!