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#1 Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:24 pm

Volume 1: 56 Classic Animated Shorts

Disc 1 - Best of Bugs Bunny
* 14 Cartoons (8 with commentary, 3 with music-only track): Baseball Bugs, Rabbit Seasoning, Long-Haired Hare, High Diving Hare, Bully for Bugs, What's Up Doc?, Rabbit's Kin, Water, Water Every Hare, Big House Bunny, Big Top Bunny, My Bunny Lies over the sea, Wabbit Twouble, Ballot Box Bunny, Rabbit of Seville

* Extras: A Greeting from Chuck Jones, Vintage documentary "Camera Three: The Boys Termite Terrace (Part 1)." New Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: "A Rabbit For All Seasons," "Short-Fuse Shootout," "Forever Befuddled." Bonus Cartoons: "Blooper Bunny," "Bugs Bunny at the Movies (with commentary). Excerpts from The Bugs Bunny Show: "My Dream is Yours," "Two Guys From Texas." Vaults: "A Star is Bored." Bridging sequences: "The Astro Nuts Audio Recording Sessions with Mel Blanc." Trailer and still gallery

Disc 2 - Best of Daffy & Porky
* 14 Cartoons (5 with commentary, 4 with music-only track): Duck Amuck, Dough for the Do-Do, Drip-Along Daffy, Scaredy Cat, The Ducksters, The Scarlet Pumpernickel, Yankee Doodle Daffy, Porky Chops, Wearing of the Grin, Deduce, You Say, Boobs in the Woods, Golden Yeggs, Rabbit Fire, Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century

* Extras: Vintage documentary "Camera Three: The Boys Termite Terrace (Part 2)." New Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: "Hard Luck Duck," "Porky Pig Roast," "Animal Quackers." Stills gallery

Disc 3 - Looney Tunes All Stars
* 14 Cartoons (7 with commentary, 1 with music-only track): Elmer's Candid Camera, Bugs Bunny and The 3 Bears, Fast and Furry-ous, Hair-Raising Hare, The Awful Orphan, Haredevil Hare, For Scent-imental Reasons, Frigid Hare, The Hypo-Chondri-Cat , Baton Bunny, Feed the Kitty, Don't Give Up The Sheep, Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid, Tortoise Wins By A Hare

* Extras: Documentary "Toon Heads: The Lost Cartoons." New Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: "Too Fast, Too Furry-ous," "Merrie Melodies: Carl Stalling and Cartoon Music," "Blanc Expressions." From the Vaults: "Hair-Raising Hare Schematics," "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat Schematics." Still gallery

Disc 4 - Looney Tunes All Stars
* 14 Cartoons (6 with commentary, 3 with music-only track): Canary Row, Bunker Hill Bunny, Kit for Cat, Putty Tat Trouble, Bugs and Thugs, Canned Feud, Lumber Jerks, Speedy Gonzales, Tweety's S.O.S., Foghorn Leghorn, The, Daffy Duck Hunt, Early to Bet, Broken Leghorn, Devil May Hare

* Extras: New documentary "Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of Looney Tunes." New Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: "Needy for Speedy," "Putty Problems and Canary Rows," "Southern Pride Chicken." From the Vaults: "Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid," "Virgil Ross Pencil Tests." Stills gallery



Volume 2: 60 Classic Animated Shorts

Disc 1 (Bugs Bunny) - The Big Snooze; Broomstick Bunny; Bugs Bunny Rides Again; Bunny Hugged; French Rabbit; Gorilla My Dreams; The Hare-Brained Hypnotist; Hare Conditioned; The Heckling Hare; Little Red Riding Rabbit; Tortoise Beats Hare; Rabbit Transit; Slick Hare; Baby Buggy Bunny; Hyde and Hare

Disc 2 (Road Runner) - Beep Beep; Going Going Gosh; Zipping Along Stop Look and Hasten; Ready Set Zoom; Guided Muscle; Gee Whiz-z-z-z; There They Go-Go-Go; Scarambled Aches; Zoom and Bored; Whoa Be Gone; Cheese Chasers; The Dover Boys; Mouse Wreckers; Bear for Punishment

Disc 3 (Sylvester & Tweety) - Bad Ol' Putty Tat; All Abir-r-r-d; Room and Bird; Tweet Tweet Tweety; Gift Wrapped; Ain't She Tweet; A Bird in a Guilty Cage; Snow Business; Tweety Pie; Kitty Kornered; Baby Bottleneck; Old Glory; The Great Piggy Bank Robbery; Duck Soup to Nuts; Porky in Wackyland

Disc 4 (All-Stars & Hollywood Parodies) - Back Alley Oproar; Book Revue; Corny Concerto; Have You Got Any Castles; Hollywood Steps Out; I Love to Singa; Katnip Kollege; The Hep Cat; Three Little Bops; One Froggy Evening; Rhapsody Rabbit; Show Biz Bugs; Stage Door Cartoon What's Opera Doc; You Ought To Be in Pictures

* 30 commentary tracks by animators, historians & directors
* 2 documentaries
* 9 behind the scene featurettes
* Music-only tracks, bridging sequences, and audio sessionsrareties
* TV Specials: "Bugs Bunny's Loony Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Part 2," "The Adventures of the Road Runner" (pilot)
* Opening sequences on four of the shows
* A new 2004 cartoon, "Daffy Duck for President"
* Vault Rareties: "Orange Blossoms for Violet," "Sinkin' in the Bathtub," "Do or Diet," "So Much for So Little" (Oscar winner)


Volume 3: 60 Classic Animated Shorts

Disc 1 - BUGS BUNNY CLASSICS (149 mins)
1. Hare Force
2. Hare Remover
3. Hare Tonic
4. A Hare Grows in Manhattan
5. Easter Yeggs
6. The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (commentary)
7. Bowery Bugs (commentary)
8. Homeless Hare
9. The Case of the Missing Hare (commentary)
10. Acrobatty Bunny
11. Wackiki Wabbit (commentary)
12. Hare Do
13. Rebel Rabbit
14. Hillbilly Hare (commentary)
15. Duck! Rabbit! Duck! (commentary)

Disc 2 - Hollywood Caricatures and Parodies (141 mins)
1. Daffy Duck in Hollywood
2. Hollywood Capers (commentary)
3. The Coo-Coo Nut Grove (commentary)
4. Porky's Road Race
5. The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos
6. She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (commentary)
7. The Film Fan
8. Speakin' of the Weather
9. Thugs with Dirty Mugs (commentary)
10. Goofy Groceries
11. Swooner Crooner (commentary)
12. Wideo Wabbit
13. The Honey-Mousers (commentary)
14. The Last Hungry Cat
15. The Mouse That Jack Built (commentary)

Disc 3 - Porky and the Pigs (143 mins)
1. I Haven't Got a Hat (commentary)
2. Porky's Romance (commentary)
3. Porky's Party (commentary)
4. Porky in Egypt
5. Porky and Teabiscuit
6. Pigs Is Pigs
7. Pigs in a Polka (commentary)
8. Porky Pig's Feat (commentary)
9. Daffy Duck Slept Here
10. Bye, Bye Bluebeard
11. An Egg Scramble
12. Robin Hood Daffy (commentary)
13. The Windblown Hare
14. Claws for Alarm (commentary)
15. Rocket Squad (commentary)

Disc 4 - All Stars Cartoon Party (146 mins)
1. Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur
2. Super Rabbit (commentary)
3. Daffy Duck and Egghead
4. A Gruesome Twosome (commentary)
5. Draftee Daffy (commentary)
6. Falling Hare (commentary)
7. Steel Wool
8. Birds Anonymous (commentary)
9. No Barking (commentary)
10. Rabbit Punch
11. An Itch in Time (commentary)
12. Odor-able Kitty (commentary)
13. Walky Talky Hawky (commentary)
14. Gonzales Tamales (commentary)
15. To Beep or Not to Beep (commentary)



Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 4

Disc 1
Bugs Bunny Classics

Roman Legion-Hare
The Grey Hounded Hare
Rabbit Hood
Operation: Rabbit
Knight-mare Hare
Southern Fried Rabbit
Mississippi Hare
Hurdy-Gurdy Hare
Forward March Hare
Sahara Hare
Barbary Coast Bunny
To Hare Is Human
8 Ball Bunny
Knighty Knight Bugs**
Rabbit Romeo

Commentaries

• Rabbit Hood by Director Eric Goldberg
• Operation: Rabbit by Writer Paul Dini
• Mississippi Hare by Director Eric Goldberg
• Hurdy-Gurdy Hare by Writer Paul Dini
• 8 Ball Bunny by Historian Jerry Beck
• Rabbit Romeo by Actor June Foray and Historian Jerry Beck

Alternate Audio Programs

• Operation: Rabbit Music and Effects Track
• Knight-Mare Hare Music Only Track
• Southern Fried Rabbit Music and Effects Track
• Sahara Hare Music Only Track
• Barbary-Coast Bunny Music Only Track
• To Hare is Human Music Only Track
• Rabbit Romeo Music Only Track

Twilight in Tunes: The Music of Raymond Scott

Bugs Bunny Superstar Pt. 1 [1976 documentary]

Powerhouse in Pictures
Fifty Years of Bugs Bunny in 3 ½ Minutes [1989 short]

The Bugs Bunny Show

• Ballpoint Puns Bridging Sequences
• Foreign Legion Leghorn Audio Recording Sessions

Trailer Gallery

• Bugs Bunny's Cartoon Carnival
•Bugs Bunny's All-Star Revue

Disc 2
Frank Tashlin

The Case Of The Stuttering Pig
Little Pancho Vanilla
Little Beau Porky
Now That Summer Is Gone
Porky In The North Woods
You're An Education
Porky's Railroad
Plane Daffy
Porky The Fireman
Cracked Ice
Puss N Booty
I Got Plenty Of Mutton
Booby Hatched
Porky's Poultry Plant
The Stupid Cupid

Commentaries

• The Case of the Stuttering Pig by Animator Mark Kausler
• Now That Summer is Gone by Historian Michael Barrier with Director Frank Tashlin
• Porky in the North Woods by Animator Mark Kausler
• You're an Education by Historian Daniel Goldmark
• Plane Daffy by Filmmaker Greg Ford
• Cracked Ice by Historian Michael Barrier with Director Frank Tashlin
• Puss N Booty by Historian Jerry Beck
• I Got Plenty of Mutton by Filmmaker Greg Ford
• Porky's Poultry Plant by Historian Michael Barrier with Director Frank Tashlin
• The Stupid Cupid by Director Eddie Fitzgerald

Bugs Bunny Superstar Pt. 2 [1976 documentary]

Porky and Daffy in "The William Tell Overture"

Frank Tashlin's Storybooks

• Little Chic's Wonderful Mother
• Tony and Clarence

From the Vault

• The Goldbrick [1943 Snafu short]
• The Home Front [1943 Snafu short]
• Censored [1944 Snafu short]

Disc 3
Speedy

Cat-tails For Two
Tabasco Road*
Tortilla Flaps
Mexicali Shmes
Here Today, Gone Tamale
West Of The Pesos
Cannery Woe
Pied Piper Of Guadalupe*
Mexican Boarders
Chili Weather
A Message To Gracias
Nuts And Volts
Panchos Hideway
The Wild Chase
A-Haunting We Will Go

Commentaries

• Cat-Tails for Two by Actor Stan Freberg and Historian Jerry Beck
• Mexican Boarders by Filmmaker Greg Ford with Director Friz Freleng
• Nuts and Volts by Animator Art Leonardi and Historian Jerry Beck
• The Wild Chase by Writer Paul Dini

Alternate Audio Programs

• Cat-Tails for Two Music and Effects Track
• Tabasco Road Music Only Track
• Mexicali Schmoes Music Only Track
• West of the Pesos Music Only Track

"Friz on Film" (A one hour documentary)

From the Vault [selection only]

• 90 Day Wondering (1956 Army reinlistment film by Chuck Jones)
• Drafty, Isn't It? (1957 Army reicriutment film by Chuck Jones)


Disc 4
Cats

The Night Watchman
Conrad The Sailor
The Sour Puss
The Aristo-Cat
Dough Ray Me-ow
Pizzicato Pussycat
Kiss Me Cat
Cat Feud
The Unexpected Pest
Go Fly A Kit
Kiddin' The Kitten
A Peck Of Trouble
Mouse And Garden
Porky's Poor Fish
Swallow The Leader

Commentaries

• Conrad the Sailor by Filmmaker Greg Ford with Director Chuck Jones
• The Aristo-Cat by Director Eddie Fitzgerald
• The Aristo-Cat by Filmmaker Greg Ford with Director Chuck Jones
• Dough Ray Me-ow by Historian Jerry Beck
• Pizzicato Pussycat by Daniel Goldmark
• The Unexpected Pest by Actor June Foray and Historian Jerry Beck

Alternate Audio Programs

• Cat Feud Music Only Track
• The Unexpected Pest Music Only Track
• Go Fly a Kit Music Only Track
• A Peck of Trouble Music and Effects Track

Behind the Tunes

• One Hit Wonders
• Sing-a-Song of Looney Tunes
•The Art of the Gag

• Wild Lines: The Art of Voice Acting
• Looney Tunes: A Cast of Thousands

From the Vault

• Porky's Breakdowns
• Sahara Hare Storyboard Reel
• Porky's Poor Fish Storyboard Reel


Volume 3: 60 Classic Animated Shorts

Disc 1 - Bugs And Daffy

1. 14 Carrot Rabbit
2. Ali Baba Bunny
* Audio Commentary Track by Filmmaker Greg Ford
* Music Only Track
3. Buccaneer Bunny
4. Bugs' Bonnets
5. A Star Is Bored
6. A Pest In The House
* Audio Commentary Track by Writer Paul Dini
7. Transylvania 6-5000
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Jerry Beck
8. Oily Hare
9. Stupor Duck
* Music Only Track
10. The Stupor Salesman
11. The Abominable Snow Rabbit
* Music and Effects Track
12. The Super Snooper
* Music and Effects Track
13. The Upstanding Sitter
14. Hollywood Daffy
15. You Were Never Duckier
* Audio Commentary Track by Director Eric Goldberg

* Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, A Life in Animation Pt. 1
* Featurette: The Bugs Bunny Show
o Bad Time Story Bridging Sequences
o What's Up Dog? Audio Recording Sessions

Disc 2 - Fairy Tales

1. Bewitched Bunny
* Audio Commentary Track by Director Eric Goldberg
* Music and Effects Track
2. Paying The Piper
3. The Bear's Tale
4. Foney Fables
5. Goldimouse And The Three Cats
* Music Only Track
6. Holiday For Shoestrings
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Daniel Goldmark
7. Little Red Rodent Hood
8. Little Red Walking Hood
* Audio Commentary Track by Animator Mark Kausler
9. Red Riding Hoodwinked
* Audio Commentary Track by Filmmaker Greg Ford
* Music Only Track
10. The Trial Of Mr. Wolf
11. The Turn-Tale Wolf
* Music and Effects Track
12. Tom Thumb In Trouble
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Jerry Beck
13. Tweety And The Beanstalk
* Music Only Track
14. A Gander A Mother Goose
15. Señorella And The Glass Huarache

* Behind the Tunes
o Once Upon a Tune
o Drawn to Life: The Art of Robert McKimson
* Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, A Life in Animation Pt. 2
* A Chuck Jones Tutorial: Tricks of the Cartoon Trade
* Additional Scenes:
o SNAFU
+ Coming!! SNAFU [1943 short]
+ Gripes [1943 short]
+ Gas [1944 short]
o Hook
+ Take Heed Mr. Tojo [1943 short]
+ The Good Egg [1945 short]
+ The Return of Mr. Hook [1945 short]
+ Tokyo Woes [1945 short]

Disc 3 - The Best Of Bob Clampett

1. Bacall To Arms
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Jerry Beck
2. Buckaroo Bugs
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Michael Barrier
* Audio Commentary Track by Director John Kricfalusi, Director Eddie Fitzgerald and Cartoonist Kali Fontecchio
3. Crazy Cruise
4. Farm Frolics
* Audio Commentary Track by Actor Keith Scott
5. Hare Ribbin'
6. Patient Porky
7. Prehistoric Porky
8. The Bashful Buzzard
* Audio Commentary Track by Writer Paul Dini
9. The Old Grey Hare
* Audio Commentary Track by Filmmaker Greg Ford
10. The Wacky Wabbit
* Audio Commentary Track by Director Eric Goldberg
11. The Wise Quacking Duck
12. Wagon Heels
13. The Daffy Doc
* Audio Commentary Track by Animator Mark Kausler
14. A Tale Of Two Kitties
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Michael Barrier
15. Porky's Pooch

* Behind the Tunes
o Wacky Warner One-Shots
o Real American Zero: The Adventures of Private SNAFU
* From the Vault
o Hare Ribbin' Director's Cut
o The Bashful Buzzard Storyboard Reel
+ The Bashful Buzzard Original Opening Music Cue
o Alternate Milt Franklin Opening Themes with introduction by Greg Ford [audio only]

Disc 4 - "The Early Daze"

1. Alpine Antics
2. Eatin' On The Cuff Or The Moth Who Came To Dinner
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Jerry Beck
3. Milk And Money
4. I've Got To Sing A Torch Song
5. Porky At The Crocadero
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Daniel Goldmark
6. Polar Pals
7. Scrap Happy Daffy
8. Porky's Double Trouble
9. Golddiggers Of ‘49
10. Pilgrim Porky
11. Wise Quacks
12. Porky's Preview
* Audio Commentary Track by Filmmaker Greg Ford
13. Porky's Poppa
14. Wholly Smoke
* Audio Commentary Track by Historian Daniel Goldmark
15. What Price Porky

* Unsung Maestros: A Directors Tribute RT: 15:00 est.
* The Looney Tunes Television Specials
o Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals [1976 TV special]
o Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales [1979 TV special]
o Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over [1980 TV special]
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#2 Post by bcsparker » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:05 pm

I for one am overjoyed that Warners has decided to release the Looney Tunes sets. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to have them all in one place. Hopefully with the release of more sets, it'll come true.

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#3 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:25 pm

One quick note, people complained about this DVD on Amazon, like I needed better restoration. After seeing it, I can see why they would say that, but also how they were wrong: these shorts have a lot of 'junk' in them, everything from lint to the occasional hair with tons of particle matter. It's not anything that's introduced in the transfer or the making of the DVD, it's in the cartoon itself, something that's been verified in comparison to both old video copies and actual film prints.

I always heard that Termite Terrace was a CHEAP, CHEAP place, and I'm guessing the production was dirt cheap, too, meaning little time or care was taken in shooting these films cleanly (wiping the crap out of the cells, the camera, etc.), which were produced on a tight-fisted schedule.

Otherwise, these DVDs look GREAT, IMO.

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#4 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:30 pm

In the laserdisc days, weren't all the toons released in one huge set? They should've done that, but then again, they get more money the way they are doing it now.

I've been wanting to get these sets, but I have one question before getting them. Are they the uncensored toons, or the bastardized T.V. ones?

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#5 Post by bcsparker » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:07 am

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:Are they the uncensored toons, or the bastardized T.V. ones?
What do you mean? How uncensored could they get? What might've been cut?

I myself have always hoped that some of the propaganda toons from the WWII days would show up. You know, the really racist ones.......

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#6 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:38 am

Well, when I was a kid they went into the process of removing violence from classic cartoons (Disney and Warner Bros.). I remember one where Bugs Bunny puts a gun to his head, and they cut it off for T.V., or a Donald Duck cartoon where Donald would put a gun in front of a penguins face, and they cut it.

I was afraid they would be the cut versions, but it seems like a no.

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#7 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:04 am

Turn on the TV. They cut out gunshots (now replaced with a freeze-frame of a different, 'safe' shot, usually a reaction from a secondary character, while you hear the gunshot), politically incorrect gags (blackface, occasionally Native American caricatures), etc.

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#8 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:05 am

Oh yeah, these are uncensored. If you want a list of censored WB cartoons, there are websites that document them. They've been cutting stuff for a long time (going back to an audio overdub in Bugs' first cartoon, which made a reference to Carole Lombard who died tragically after initial screenings), but in recent years, it's multiplied quite a bit.

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#9 Post by Brian Oblivious » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:56 am

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:In the laserdisc days, weren't all the toons released in one huge set? They should've done that, but then again, they get more money the way they are doing it now.
There were a number of different LaserDisc releases. You're probably thinking of the Golden Age of Looney Tunes 5-disc box set released by MGM, that included virtually all the pre-1949 color cartoons (all except for the so-called "Censored 11" that had too much racially-charged content). MGM didn't have the rights to the post-1949 'toons; Warner did, and though they released a number of discs they did not do so systematically.

One of the really exciting things about these DVD sets is that, because of the merger between Time Warner and Turner (who owned MGM), the pre-1949 and the post-1949 cartoons are able to be presented together for the first time- ever! (who'da thunk I'd be cheering for a corporate merger?)

As for cut cartoons, a good example is the Scarlet Pumpernickel which ends with Daffy Duck shooting himself in the head. Censored on TV, not on the DVD. No, they're doing a good job maintaining their commitment to presenting them in their original versions.

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#10 Post by Faux Hulot » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:16 am

Brian Oblivious wrote:There were a number of different LaserDisc releases. You're probably thinking of the Golden Age of Looney Tunes 5-disc box set released by MGM, that included virtually all the pre-1949 color cartoons (all except for the so-called "Censored 11" that had too much racially-charged content).
Actually MGM released five volumes in their Looney Tunes series, as well as a Tex Avery box.

Me, I'm just praying for a legit release someday of "Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs."

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#11 Post by skuhn8 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:29 am

Consider it trivia or a request for help, but I'm looking for the titles of three Looney Toon classics and wonder if they have been released on DVD yet. I haven't seen these in 20 years so my recollection may seem vague but those who grew up with these cartoons will probably at least somewhat recall them. Titles anyone?

First, there is the one that is dominated by a Dali-eque landscape. Can't remember who the character lead was, perhaps Bugs. There is a brief appearance of a "Rubber Band", a musical marching band of rubber bands. That's all I remember.

Second, there's a haunted house with Porky and Sylvester. Quite disturbing when I was young, which is why I want to find that one especially. Porky is trying to get a good night sleep while Sylvester is being tormented by angry spirits...if I recall a couple of mischievous mice.

Third, Daffy is adopted by a father and daughter as a cute little duckling...only to grow into an obnoxious family member. Fav scene: at the breakfast table telling stories at high volume while buttering his toast all the while dad looks on with grim consternation. Daffy notices and mirrors that angry look. Scene kills me.

I think I want to find these because as far as I can tell these three really seemed pretty mature compared to some of the others. Any recollections? Ring a bell?

Sorry if this should belong in another thread.

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#12 Post by Jeff » Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:58 am

The character in the surreal world was Porky. The one with the rubber bands is Dough for the Do-Do, but it was actually a color remake of the classic Porky in Wackyland. Dough for the Do-Do is available in the Volume 1 set, and Porky in Wackyland is on Volume 2.

Scaredy Cat is the Porky and Sylvester pairing, and it is also available on Volume 1.

Unfortunately, the hilarious Nasty Quacks hasn't been released on DVD yet.

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#13 Post by skuhn8 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:08 pm

Jeff, you made my day. Thanks so much!! God, I love this forum.

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#14 Post by Gregory » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:26 pm

I thought I'd bring up the issue of whether Warner used digital video noise reduction improperly on the Looney Tunes sets. I remember seeing quite a few instances where the digital process seemed to distort the drawings, but I'm not an expert on the technical stuff. There's some discussion and links about it on this site a little more than halfway down under a large picture of Tweety.

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#15 Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:04 pm

Volume Three is on its way. You can find the list of included shorts in the first post of this thread.

From DVD Times:

[quote]Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 for 25th October 2005 priced at $64.92 SRP. On this 4-disc set are 60 more of the most "looneytic" Looney Tunes ever unleashed on rabbit, duck, pig or humanity. Indeed, some have never before been on home video and for this collection have been fully restored and remastered, presented completely uncut and uncensored earning this set a “May Not Be Suitable for Childrenâ€

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#16 Post by Brian Oblivious » Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:25 pm

wow. Great that they're bringing in more people to do commentaries. I can't say I'm excited to hear any more from Michael Barrier.

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#17 Post by Max von Mayerling » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:35 am

Just for the record: I had never seen "Daffy Duck in Hollywood" until just now (volume 3), and I think it is totally brilliant. Cheers to WB for these collections.

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#18 Post by dx23 » Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:48 pm

Today I noticed something that really disapointed and annoyed the hell out of me and my girlfriend, while watching the short "The Three Little Bops". My girlfriend asked to turned the Spanish audio on the short, and the dialogue was changed drastically from its original Spanish version, since the new audio now has different voice actors and makes references to Luis Miguel (Mexican singer, fomer boyfriend of Mariah Carey) and Big Brother, which is a huge hit on Mexican TV. I found this tweaking of the track very disrespectful, since this would be similar to the English track of a 1950's cartoon being updated with references to Britney Spears and Survivor, so it will attract the newer generations. And I know that this tweaking was completely unnecesary since I saw this same short last week on our local Telemundo and it had the original Spanish audio track.

Thinking that this was an isolated situation of one short having and updated dubbing, I began checking the rest of the episodes and poof.... All of the shorts have updated Spanish dialogue, making recent pop culture references along the way. I thought that this Golden Collection was supposed to be a preservation of these culture icons and their legacy, but it seems that WB forgot its Spanish speaking adult fans and decided that an updated dubbing was necessary for no reason whatsoever. I'm going to email WB to know why they did this, but I believe that they should restore the original Spanish dubbing to all this shorts, to preserve their original form.

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#19 Post by Cinéslob » Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:04 pm

Gregory wrote:I thought I'd bring up the issue of whether Warner used digital video noise reduction improperly on the Looney Tunes sets. I remember seeing quite a few instances where the digital process seemed to distort the drawings, but I'm not an expert on the technical stuff. There's some discussion and links about it on this site a little more than halfway down under a large picture of Tweety.
This is pretty damning stuff. A crying shame.

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#20 Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:34 am

TV Shows on DVD has the first scoop on what always ends up being my favorite DVD release of the year. I'll put the full specs and list of shorts in the first post of this thread once they are announced.
In this 4-disc set are 60 more of the most looneytic Looney Tunes cartoons ever conceived! Each disc is devoted to a theme or character that features fan favorites plus some rarities. Disc 1 showcases the long-eared star extraordin-hare with 15 Bugs Bunny cartoons, including 1958's Oscar-winning Best Cartoon Short Subject Knighty Knight Bugs. Disc 2 (Porky Pig) celebrates animation legend Frank Tashlin, who brought a filmmaker's eye for angles, editing and style to his creations. Disc 3 zips along pronto with fast-acting Speedy Gonzales and includes Tabasco Road, Mexicali Shmoes and Pied Piper of Guadalupe, all of which were nominated for Academy Awards. And cats may have 9 lives but they also have 15 cartoons in Disc 4's batch of feline follies. The fur's gonna fly.

Fans of the Looney Tunes sets know that they're always announced around this time, so we've been getting emails over the past few days asking "when will we hear about Volume 4?!?" Well, this would be your answer! The 4-DVD set will include 60 classic shorts, fully remastered and uncut. Special features will include documentaries, "Behind the Tunes" featurettes, commentaries, music only tracks, selections from the vault and other rare shorts. The set will cost $64.92 when it's released on November 14.

Warner Bros will also release the "Spotlight Collection Volume 4" on the same day. This 2 disc set will contain 28 classic cartoons (all of which will also be found on The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 4) and carries a $26.99 suggested retail price.

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#21 Post by Matt » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:40 am

A whole disc of Tashlin Porky Pig cartoons? I'm doubtful, but ecstatic!

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#22 Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:19 pm

matt wrote:A whole disc of Tashlin Porky Pig cartoons? I'm doubtful, but ecstatic!
My understanding from some cartoon dorks in the know is that the second disc will be ALL Tashlin - and not just the Porky stuff either. We'll see. I like Tashlin's Daffy a lot. Nasty Quacks is hilarious.

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#23 Post by Lino » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:50 pm

I haven't been following these releases as accurately as I should but is this a first for Speedy Gonzalez cartoons? I love that character!

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#24 Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:20 pm

Myra Breckinridge wrote:I haven't been following these releases as accurately as I should but is this a first for Speedy Gonzalez cartoons? I love that character!
Volume 1 featured the short Speedy Gonzales and a "Behind-the-Tunes" featurette on him. Volume 3 featured Gonzales Tamales. I'm not a huge Speedy fan, but I like The Pied Piper of Guadalupe a lot. I'm just hoping that they don't include too many of his mid-sixties pairings with Daffy. Blech!

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#25 Post by Matt » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:31 pm

Jeff wrote:
matt wrote:A whole disc of Tashlin Porky Pig cartoons? I'm doubtful, but ecstatic!
My understanding from some cartoon dorks in the know is that the second disc will be ALL Tashlin - and not just the Porky stuff either.
Well, that's even better. I was a little confused since the original blurb seemed to indicate that each disc was devoted to a single theme or character, and then said that disc two was Porky as well as a celebration of Tashlin. 2006 is really turning out to be Tash's year.

I guess I'll start praying for "Plane Daffy" right now.

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