We are prepping for a K-5 lesson on Animation. We had the opportunity to cover Peter Paul Rubens and it just was either a bit dark, complex or too mature for this audience. Erin and I decided that we'd do our own lesson from scratch. Here is some back up history for it.
I met Churck Jones in 1989 and told him that he was my babysitter. I learned classical music from his Looney Tune cartoons, learned some more sophisticated humor, sub-references and more. My children, especially my son, is a cartoon snob. He cannot stand the cleansing of Donald & Mickey's relationship - they are ROOMMATES! The edge is gone in the name of being politically correct and touchie feelie.
We are going old school here, including hand painting animation cels in the classroom. Here is some history form Wikipedia - great recap.