Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel may be a far cry from yesterday's villainous diva, but she nonetheless was one of my favorite green-skinned ladies...

Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. "Witch Hazel" is a pun on the name of a North American shrub and the herbal medicine derived from it. Animator Chuck Jones, of his own admission, got the idea for Witch Hazel from the Disney cartoon, Trick or Treat (1952), which featured a good-natured witch squaring off with Donald Duck. Enamored of the character's voice characterization (provided by June Foray), Jones developed his own Witch Hazel character for the Bugs Bunny short, Bewitched Bunny (1954). The story retells the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, and Witch Hazel, naturally, plays the witch who tries to cook and eat the children. Broom-Stick Bunny (1956) is usually cited as Jones' funniest Witch Hazel outing. 

Let the witchery begin! Celebrate Halloween all October long
with a new witch post every day! Who's your favorite?