Sunday, February 3, 2013

Not everything is Warner Bros.

TCM is scheduling 31 Days of Oscar by studio, with large blocks of programming dedicated to each studio. Well, not quite. They've got the shorts to schedule. Now, the shorts that show up during 31 Days of Oscar are all Oscar-nominated. And Calgary Stampede, which aired this morning, was in fact made at Warner Bros. Coming up, however, are a couple of shorts made over at MGM, and this is really just an excuse to mention those shorts.

I blogged about Stop, Look, and Listen three years ago; it's airing at approximately 10:45 PM tonight after The Music Man. If you haven't seen this one before, it's thoroughly recommended.

The Pete Smith short Wrong Way Butch is airing just after 6:15 AM tomorrow, or just after Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Dave O'Brien, who frequently showed up in Smith's shorts, plays Butch, a man who shows no regard for safety in a short that's part comedy, and almost a public service announcement in that it shows you this is not the way to be safe.

I believe both shorts have stil not made it to DVD, although they'd both be good as extras.

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