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Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4
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More Looney Tunes. Your wish is our command. Because in this 4-disc set are 60 more of the most looneytic Looney Tunes ever unleashed on rabbits, pigs, mice or cats. Indeed, some have never before been on home video! Disc 1 features the tall, gray and haresome one. Disc 2 is all pig. Disc 3 is all about Speedy. And Disc 4 is the cats meow. One thing: to watch these, you must be as tall as this sign. Wrong disclaimer. Read the one in the box below. Got the idea? Now have fun]]>
Not all of these films have aged as gracefully. Younger viewers will probably not catch the references to Charlie McCarthy, Bill Robinson, and other old film and radio stars. The Speedy Gonzalez cartoons feature ethnic humor that seems embarrassing today; it's also crashingly unfunny. Each disc offers a disclaimer about stereotypes, noting, "they were wrong then and are wrong today."
The discs are loaded with extras that range from a partial set of storyboards for "Sahara Hare" to three of the "Private Snafu" shorts, which were made for the "Army-Navy Screen Magazine" during WW II. The oddest extra is the documentary Bugs Bunny Superstar, which infuriated many of the Warner Bros. artists when it was released in 1977. Much of its information should be taken with a grain of salt. (Unrated, suitable for ages 6 and older: cartoon violence, some ethnic stereotypes, mild risqué humor, alcohol & tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
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Here's data on Golden Collection #4:
* Includes 60 episodes on a Four-Disc Set.
* Disc One: Showcase the long-eared star extraordin-hare with 15 Bugs Bunny Cartoons, including the 1958's Oscar-winning Best Cartoon Short Subject Knighty Knight Bugs.
* Disc Two: (Porky Pig) celebrates animation legend Frank Tashin, who brought a filmmaker's eye for angles, editing and style to his cartoon creations.
* Disc Three: Zips along pronto with fast-acting Speedy Gonzales and includes Tabasco Road Mexicall Shmoes and Pied Piper of Guadalupe, all of which were nominated for Academy Awards.
* Disc Four: And cats may have nine lives but they also have 15 cartoons on the fourth disc's batch of feline follies. The Fur's Gonna Fly.
* 26 Commentary Tracks on 25 Shorts (The Aristo-Cat get 2 commentary Tracks) by the likes of Paul Dini, Eric Goldberg, June Foray, Michael Barrier, Mark Kausler, Daniel Goldmark, Greg Ford, Eddie Fitzgerald, Stan Freberg, Art Leonardi, Jerry Beck and comments by the late Frank Tashlin, the late Fritz Freleng and the late Chuck Jones.
* 15 Alternate Studio Tracks (music or music and effects only tracks).
* 8 Cartoons From the Vault:
- The Goldbrick (1943 Snafu short).
- The Home Front (1943 Snafu short).
- Censored (1944 Snafu short).
- 90 Day Wounder (1956 Army reinlistment film by Chuck Jones).
- Drafty, Isn't It? (1957 Army recruitment film by Chuck Jones).
- Porky's Breakdowns.Read more ›
Having said that, I would prefer that they stop giving each disc a single theme. I love these classic cartoons, but even I will have trouble sitting through 15 Speedy Gonzales cartoons in a row. Wouldn't it be more fun for viewers to mix it up a little? Or better yet, take a cue from the Columbia House Video Library, and give each famous cartoon director his own disc.
OK, so I'm guilty of nit-picking, too. Vol. 4 is another treasure trove for classic animation fans, with incredible bonus materials. So come one, Looney Tunes fans! Grab The Golden Collection Vol. 4 so we can assure that "That's NOT all, folks!"
The Bugs Bunny disc is the best of the four, at least as far as laughs go. A few of my favorites are on this disc, but for the most part they're just alright. Friz Freleng has never been my favorite Looney tunes director (that honor goes to Bob Clampett) and there's a good amount of his cartoons on this disc, so I give this one lower marks than I normally would. That's not to say that his cartoons are bad - far from it - but the sum of the parts is almost always greater than the whole with his cartoons. Every director has his share of dogs, of course (like when Chuck Jones tried to duplicate the brilliant DUCK AMUCK with the same thing happening to Bugs Bunny at the hands of Elmer Fudd - I don't enjoy seeing someone get the better of Bugs), but Freleng's cartoons seem to have a higher hit-or-miss ratio than the others. The ones with Wile E. Coyote aren't favorites, either - Wile E. is at his best when he doesn't speak.
Disc Two is given completely over to the cartoons of Frank Tashlin, and while a lot of his later cartoons were genious, his early ones that featured Porky when he was the only star in the house are interesting (to me, anyway) more as curios than anything else. They don't really seem to go anywhere when compared to later output. I keep in mind that the studio was still finding its way when these were made, and that when viewed from an historical perspective, they're interesting, but to me that's all they are. PLANE DAFFY and THE STUPID CUPID are the best examples of Tashlin's work present.
Giving Disc Three completely over to Speedy Gonzales was not a good idea in my opinion.Read more ›
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Great anthology, albeit Bob Clampett .. gifted as he was .. had to try to Steal The Show. The new improved version of this features "Wild Hare" with its ORIGINAL titles... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike Bryant
Here is a throwback to classic TV for anyone who remembers looney tunes cartoons. These are good cartoons to watch and follow up by a movie on DVD later onPublished 5 months ago by poetwriter
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I have Volume 1, 3, and 4 of the GOLDEN COLLECTION...Foghorn Leghorn is not well represented on each DVD collection. There is a stray Leghorn cartoon on the collections but nothing really spotlighting the character. It may have to do with the series having a similar plot-line, even though each... Read More
Jul 24, 2007 by Jerry McDaniel | See all 18 posts
1) No, it hasn't (not on DVD anyway).
2) It's called "Doggone South"
Sep 14, 2007 by demanding consumer | See all 3 posts
|I'd like a disc of Sniffles cartoons||
My Mom adores Sniffles(loved his cameo in Space Jam)and is always asking me, each time a new volume of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection is released, if any of his cartoons are being included. So far, nada. Maybe he isn't as popular as some of the other WB classic characters, but even so, he... Read More
Dec 22, 2006 by Mr. | See all 14 posts
The character you describe wasn't in any cartoons with Yosemite Sam (that I can find mentioned). Perhaps you're confusing Yosemite Sam's red hair with the monster's?
The red-haired monster was in three cartoons:
- Hair-Raising Hare (1946) where it is referred to as 'Little One', with a... Read More
Jul 20, 2008 by steve | See all 8 posts
|Mark Antony and kitten||
Marc Antony and Pussyfoot were together in four cartoons, and Pussyfoot starred in one
- Feed the Kitty (1952) - Volume 1 of Looney Tunes Golden Collection
- Kiss Me Cat (1953) - Volume 4 of Looney Tunes Golden Collection
- Feline Frame-Up (1954) - not on DVD, but available on 'Looney Tunes... Read More
Sep 28, 2008 by steve | See all 5 posts
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