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Reaper Leprechauns (3) by J Weibe 02921

 

Wanted these for last month's bonus challenge, June Bugs.

 

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Was inspired by:

The Wearing of the Grin is a Looney Tunes (reissued as a Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodie) cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. It was released theatrically on July 14, 1951.

It was the final cartoon featuring Porky as the only major recurring character. Porky was the very first Warner Bros. cartoon character to draw audiences based on star power, and starred in many solo cartoons in the 1930s and early 1940s. As Daffy Duck (and later Bugs Bunny) surpassed his popularity, Porky starred in fewer solo cartoons. All of Porky's subsequent appearances in the classic era would be with other characters such as Daffy or Sylvester.

The title refers to The Wearing of the Green, an old Irish ballad, while the green shoes themselves are borrowed from the Hans Christian Andersen fable The Red Shoes (and the 1948 film based on it) about a pair of ballet shoes that never let their wearer stop dancing.

 

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