Here's a Tiny Toons cartoon that shows off a small sample of the big writing talent of Earl Kress -- who was not just an earl but a king of cartoons. Earl passed away yesterday at the way-too-early age of 60.
segment stars the vocal talents of one of Earl's favorite actors, the
legendary Don Messick, who provided voices for Boo Boo, Ranger Smith,
Pixie, Dixie, Dr. Quest, Bandit and so many other classic Hanna-Barbera
Don performs the role of Hamton J. Pig -- it's a unique voice created
by Don for the porcine costar of the Warner Bros. Animation series Steven Spielberg presents Tiny Toon Adventures.
In this episode, directed by Art
Leonardi, Hamton is the lone witness to the return of that singing and
dancing amphibian, Michigan J. Frog.
This came before Michigan became the spokes-frog for The WB Network. And yes, that's June Foray as Granny!
Check it out: "Class Cut-Up"