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Stop, Look and Listen on TCM


Back in April, we posted to a YouTube link of Chuck Menville and Len Janson’s Oscar nominated live-action pixilation short, Stop, Look and Listen (1967). Warner Bros. keeps removing it from the ‘net (it was a MGM short), but you can capture it on video via TCM tomorrow night (actually early Saturday morning). It’s being broadcast Friday Feb 1 (really the wee hours of Feb 2) at approximately 4:13 AM, as part of their 31 Days of Oscar programming. So set your TiVo or DVR’s.

(Thanks, Kermyt Anderson)

  • Animator Milt Gray makes a cameo in this film. He’s on the ‘bus’.

  • Ed Kirk

    painful on the ass – great fun to watch though – terrific post!!

  • Mike Fontanelli

    What! No “Blaze Glory”?

  • Jody Morgan

    Is it being shown between “Darling Lili” and “2010”? I checked the local TCM schedule for 4:13am early Saturday, and discovered that’s in the middle of “Five Easy Pieces”, so I suspect a time zone difference at work.

  • Pedro Nakama

    Ahhh… the western part of the San Fernando Valley in the 60’s!

  • Jody Morgan

    OK, scratch my previous comment. “Five Easy Pieces” is just 96 minutes, so it’ll be over well before the scheduled time for “Stop, Look, & Listen”, so the TCM-listed start time of 4:13am Saturday is the Easter time zone. I don’t know why DirecTV lists “Five Easy Pieces” as lasting until 4:45am, but apparently it’s safe to ignore them.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    This is where I want to kick myself for having missed out on recording it myself, having fallen asleep prior to getting around to setting up a DVD recorder to record it last night, nor setting my alarm clocks and wind up being late for work again.

    Now there’s no telling where or when TCM will get around to showing this thing again since I don’t feel like being the vidiot savant and constantly wait for that window of opportunity to open up again. Like noticing TCM has a silly vote deal for it based on the grounds that it might get released on home video, but I highly doubt something like this could ever get released on DVD unless added as a side bonus for a movie related to cars if Time Warner has any heart to do so (even making it exclusive if I have to go to a place like Wal-Mart to pick it up). I’m better off tracking down a 16mm print than to be waiting for that.

    Then of course, that’s why we have YouTube, who wins out in the end and brings us meaning, that supplements for the years of wait and toil we’ve all have gone through wasting our lives over just to see a 10 minute short. Took me decades just to see something again thanks to the miracles of someone else bothering to expose it to the world through places like YouTube.

    It’s impressive the people who made these films went on to write/direct the very cartoons we’ve grown up on in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.