Friday, July 22, 2011

'Looney Tunes' Comes to Blu-Ray

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection
Warner Bros. released information today regarding this fall's upcoming Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 Blu-ray DVD. I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard they were putting previously released Looney Tunes shorts on Blu-ray, but I was sold when I discovered there were a few new-to-DVD cartoons like "Hasty Hare", "Hare-Way to the Stars", "A Witch's Tangled Hare" and "Feline Frame-Up". Plus, there is an amazingly awesome collector's edition for a great price on Amazon.com. It will exciting to see these cartoons in such great quality for the first time ever. It will be released on November 15, 2011 so mark the date on your calendars. You got about a year to watch it before we all die in December 2012.

Information from Amazon.com:
50 of some of the greatest Looney Tunes cartoon are together for the first time on Blu-ray in this ultimate collector's edition. This collection is limited and includes the following:
- Character collectible glass featuring Bugs Bunny
- Souvenir tin sign magnet featuring an image of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
- Framed litho-cel featuring your favorite Looney Tunes characters
- Certificate of authenticity!
- Digibook with rare images and cartoon guide by historian Jerry Beck (same digibook & disc as Blu-ray) 
Releasing in a digibook with rare images and a cartoon guide by historian Jerry Beck, this collection has been digitally restored and remastered. This 3-disc collection contains some of the franchise’s most enduring shorts featuring all your favorite Looney Tune Characters! 
Disc 1: features 25 classics from the immortals: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, and Wile E. Coyote and more
Disc 2: 25 shorts featuring One-Shot Classics and the complete collection for each of the following characters: Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Witch Hazel, Marc Anthony & Ralph Phillips 
Disc 3: Contains over 5 hours of content saluting animator Chuck Jones, insightful documentaries and rare shorts from Jones and others! 
Disc 1 Episode Guide:
Hare Tonic
Baseball Bugs
Buccaneer Bunny
Old Grey Hare, The
Rabbit Hood
8 Ball Bunny
Rabbit Of Seville
What's Opera, Doc?
Great Piggy Bank Robbery, The
Pest In The House, A
Scarlet Pumpernickel, The
Duck Amuck
Robin Hood Daffy
Baby Bottleneck
Kitty Kornered
Scaredy Cat
Porky Chops
Old Glory
Tale Of Two Kitties, A
Tweetie Pie
Fast And Furry-ous
Beep, Beep
Lovelorn Leghorn
For Scent-imental Reasons
Speedy Gonzales 
Disc 2 Episode Guide:
One Froggy Evening
Three Little Bops
I Love To Singa
Katnip Kollege
Dover Boys, The
Chow Hound
Haredevil Hare
Hasty Hare, The
Duck Dodgers In The 24th Century
Hare-way To The Stars
Mad As A Mars Hare
Devil May Hare
Bedevilled Rabbit
Ducking The Devil
Bill Of Hare
Dr. Devil And Mr. Hare
Bewitched Bunny
Broom-stick Bunny
Witch's Tangled Hare, A
A-haunting We Will Go
Feed The Kitty
Kiss Me Kat
Feline Frame-up
From A To Z-z-z-z
Boyhood Daze
- Ryan

2 comments:

  1. I've heard some complaints that they should release the whole back catalog methodically in chronological order. I understand why film historians or die-hard Looney Tunes completists might want that. . .

    For ordinary casual fans (such as myself), I think Warner Bros. are doing it exactly right. A generous "best of" collection with a mix of characters is gold to me. Or platinum, even. I've already put in my pre-order. I just hope they're nicely restored and shown in the correct aspect ratio.

    Now if they could just get the Duck Dodgers series and The (new) Looney Tunes Show out on disc, all will be right with the world.

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  2. 'The Looney Tunes Show' is coming out on DVD later this year, but unfortunately they are only releasing four episodes on DVD at a time.

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