I've cleared this with Zaz, and I happen to love cartoons. Particularly old animated shorts like in this list. I grew up watching them, particularly the Disney ones (though I prefer Donald Duck over Mickey Mouse any day). So I'll be going through [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_50_Greatest_Cartoons]this list[/link] and looking at the cartoons in turn, one at a time. Some of them we may discuss more than others. However, this is list is rather deceptive and needs to looked at as a whole for a second. Firstly, all of them are American. Most of western animation comes out of the US, but not all of it. Secondly, almost all of them are cel animated shorts (with one noted exception) which rules out any feature length animation, ground brerak as it may have been. Third, almost all of them are before 1960 (with a few exceptions). Despite that, we get a fantastic look at the history of animation by looking through this list. As I go through, I'm not just going to look at the cartoons themselves but other things as well. Their historical context in terms of where animation was and the context of when the cartoon was made and/or set. There will also be a look at the cartoon's legacy, at imitators and homages afterwards. Unfortunately, I don't have the book that this list is in and it's rather expensive. None of the libraries I can get to have it. I'll see what I can do, but there is a lot of content on the net without having it. If anyone can get it and post stuff, it would be most welcome. So, in a few days I'll start with number 50,[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gYQhWJKlMQ]Felix in Hollywood[/link]. Watch the short a few times before then if you can. And yes it is MEANT to be silent, I didn't bring a piano player with me.