Mel Brooks: Make A Noise

Do You Want To Know How ‘The Critic’ Came About?

In 1963, Mel Brooks and director/animator Ernest Pintoff came up with the animated short film The Critic, a satire of arty, esoteric cinema. Brooks supplied running commentary as the baffled moviegoer trying to make sense of the obscure visuals. The short film won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise premieres nationally Monday, May 20 on PBS (check local listings)