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Looney Tunes: Golden Collection, Vol. 6 (2008)

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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2008
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CO42CA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,566 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Looney Tunes: Golden Collection, Vol. 6" on IMDb

Special Features

All-New Documentary Profile Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices

Commentaries by Animators, Historians Profiling Specific Cartoons, Characters and Creators

Music-only and Music-and-Effects Tracks on Selected Shorts

Bonus Rarities from the Vaults, Including Friz Freleng at MGM Cartoons and The World of Leon Schlesinger Gallery


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Fifteen cartoons dating from World War II give Volume 6 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection more focus than previous sets. Many of the 1940's cartoons remain very funny. Bugs Bunny dresses up as Brunnhilda and rides in to the strains of "Tannhauser" in "Herr Meets Hare" (1945), a gag Chuck Jones re-used to greater effect in "What's Opera, Doc" a dozen years later. In "Russian Rhapsody" (1940) some of the gremlins who sabotage Hitler's bomber are caricatures of the Warner Bros. artists. Chuck Jones appears as a chunky, pinkish-tan homunculus swinging a mallet; Friz Freleng is a little green man with a saw-like nose. Younger viewers may find the references to wartime shortages puzzling--or fail to recognize the caricatures of Hermann Goering, Hideki Tojo and Joseph Stalin. Some of the other cartoons can still bring down the house, including "Satan's Waitin'" (1954), in which Sylvester manages to lose all nine of his lives in pursuit of Tweety, and "Bear Feat" (1949), another exercise in futility for Jones' Three Bears. The early musicals featuring Bosko, Foxy (or Freddy Fox) and Buddy have not aged well. Created by Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising, these characters were modeled on Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse, but lack charm and personality. Some more recent films reveal how social attitudes have changed. "Wild Wife," a spoof of a suburban housewife's tribulations, may have seemed hilarious in 1954; today, it's just a laundry list of sexist gags. Like the previous installments, Volume 6 comes loaded with extras. The rarest are five shorts Friz Freleng directed at MGM in 1938. Producer Fred Quimby lured Freleng away from Warner Bros.--only to insist he adapt the comic strip "The Captain and the Kids," Rudolph Dirks' version of "The Katzenjammer Kids." Freleng correctly predicted the films would flop as the characters were "the meanest little bastards in the world," and soon returned to Warners. (Unrated, suitable for ages 6 and older: cartoon violence, ethnic stereotypes, mild risqué humor, alcohol & tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

(1. Hare Trigger, 2. To Duck or Not to Duck, 3. Birth of a Notion, 4. My Little Duckaroo, 5. Crowing Pains, 6. Raw! Raw! Rooster! 7. Heaven Scent, 8. My Favorite Duck, 9. Jumpin' Jupiter, 10. Satan's Waitin', 11. Hook Line and Stinker, 12. Bear Feat, 13. Dog Gone South, 14. A Ham in a Role, 15. Often an Orphan, 16. Herr Meets Hare, 17. Russian Rhapsody, 18. Daffy the Commando, 19. Bosko the Doughboy, 20. Rookie Revue, 21. The Draft Horse, 22. Wacky Blackout, 23. The Ducktators, 24. The Weakly Reporter, 25. Fifth Column Mouse, 26. Meet John Doughboy, 27. Hollywood Canine Canteen, 28. By Word of Mouse, 29. Heir Conditioned, 30. Yankee Dood It, 31. Congo Jazz, 32. Smile Dam Ya, Smile! 33. The Booze Hangs High, 34. One More Time, 35. Bosko's Picture Show, 36. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! 37. We're in the Money! 38. Ride 'em Bosko, 39. Shuffle Off to Buffalo, 40. Bosko in Person, 41. The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, 42. Buddie's Day Out, 43. Buddie's Beer Garden. 44. Buddie's Circus, 45. A Cartoonist's Nightmare, 46. Horton Hatches the Egg, 47. Lights Fantastic, 48. Fresh Airedale, 49. Chow Hound, 50. The Oily American, 51. It's Hummer Time, 52. Rocket Bye Baby, 53. Goo Goo Goliath, 54. Wild Wife, 55. Much Ado About Nutting, 56. The Hole idea, 57. Now Hear This, 58. Martian Through Georgia, 59. Page Miss Glory. 60. Norman Normal)

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We’ve saved the best for last… more of your favorite Looney Tunes…your wish is our command. The concluding release from the Golden Collection Series is a 4-disc set with 60 more of the most looneytic Looney Tunes ever unleashed. Plus, 15 bonus shorts to make this the biggest collection of Looney Tunes ever! Indeed, some have never before been on home video!

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134 of 143 people found the following review helpful
Disc One: Looney Tunes All Stars
1. Hare Trigger
2. To Duck or Not to Duck
3. Birth of a Notion
4. My Little Duckaroo
5. Crowing Pains
6. Raw! Raw! Rooster!
7. Heaven Scent
8. My Favorite Duck
9. Jumpin' Jupiter
10. Satan's Waitin'
11. Hook Line and Stinker
12. Bear Feat
13. Dog Gone South
14. A Ham in a Role
15. Often an Orphan

Disc Two: Patriotic Pals
1. Herr Meets Hare
2. Russian Rhapsody
3. Daffy the Commando
4. Bosko the Doughboy
5. Rookie Revue
6. The Draft Horse
7. Wacky Blackout
8. The Ducktators
9. The Wekaly Reporter
10. Fifth Column Mouse
11. Meet John Doughboy
12. Hollywood Canine Canteen
13. By Word of Mouse
14. Heir Conditioned
15. Yankee Dood it

Disc Three: Bosko Buddie and Merrie Melodies
1. Congo Jazz
2. Smile Dam Ya, Smile!
3. The Booze Hangs High
4. One More Time
5. Bosko's Picture Show
6. You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
7. We're in the Money!
8. Ride 'em Bosko
9. Shuffle Off to Buffalo
10. Bosko in Person
11. The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
12. Buddie's Day Out
13. Buddie's Beer Garden
14. Buddie's Circus
15. A Cartoonist's Nightmare

Disc Four: Most Requested Assorted Nuts
1. Horton Hatches the Egg
2. Lights Fantastic
3. Fresh Airedale
4. Chow Hound
5. The Oily American
6. It's Hummer Time
7. Rocket Bye Baby
8. Goo Goo Goliath
9. Wild Wife
10. Much Ado About Nutting
11. The Hole idea
12. Now Hear This
13. Martian Through Georgia
14. Page Miss Glory
15. Norman Normal

PLUS fifteen other shorts yet to be announced!
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, I can retire "The Wartime Cartoons." September 5, 2008
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I can't believe another reviewer blasted this set for including a disc of the WWII cartoons. These are classic pieces of American and film history.

Finally, all the cartoons from the fabulous Bugs & Daffy: Wartime Cartoons VHS are now on DVD. Of course, I may still keep that VHS for Leonard Maltin's narration, but here's the breakdown of that tape vs. the Golden Collection discs.

Herr Meets Hare: GC #6
Super Rabbit: GC #3
Draftee Daffy: GC #3
Plane Daffy: GC #4
Daffy the Commando: GC #6
Falling Hare: GC #3
Russian Rhapsody: GC #6
Swooner Crooner: GC#4
Little Red Riding Rabbit: GC #2
The Weakly Reporter: GC #6
5th Column Mouse: GC #6

With the The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu cartoons also on DVD, it's good to know these pieces of history have been preserved.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare cartoons & TV specials in the bonus material! July 30, 2008
If the previously listed cartoons are not enough, there are more in the BONUS section, including some B&W MGM cartoons directed by Friz Freleng!

Disc 1: Looney Tunes All Stars
Commentaries
Hare Trigger Commentary by Greg Ford
Birth of a Notion Commentary by Mark Kausler
My Favorite Duck Commentary by Jerry Beck
Music Only Tracks
Raw! Raw!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Let's face it--"Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6" isn't going to please everyone. If you're looking for an exceptional collection of "classics" that you grew up on watching TV, go for the "Spotlight Collection, Volume 6" as it features the highlights of this set plus two handfuls of rare cartoons that haven't been seen in some time. For many fans, though, this set is just about perfect. It includes rare vintage World War II cartoons that featured Bugs and other Warner staples face-to-face with Hitler and others as well as a great collection of classic cartoons.

Here's a break down and brief synposis of most of the cartoons on each disc:
To Duck...or Not to Duck- A Daffy Duck/Elmer Fudd cartoon by Tedd Pierce and Chuck Jones. Daffy is in his goofy incarnation and the relationship here hints at the one that Jones would develop between Bugs and Elmer later.

Birth of a Notion - One of the rare war time efforts included here from Volume 6--a great one I might add) belongs to the Blue Ribbon group of reissued cartoons which means there are no credits for who wrote and directed it but it clear is a Bob Clampett effort that follows Daffy Duck as he tries to get a home for the winter by "appearing" to save a dog from being poisoned.

My Little Duckaroo (Daffy again)

Crowing Pains -Foghorn Leghorn in his first cartoon

Raw! Raw! Rooster -Another Foghorn cartoon with McKimson at his best. Heaven Scent -Peppy Le Pew one Jones few characters that I never really appreciated.

My Favorite Duck-One of the first pairings of Jones and Maltese also puts together Porky Pig and Daffy Duck as the latter tries to prevent Porky from camping out. Porky wears what looks like a baby nipple on his head. It's a chuckle.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection...still waiting on the 7th set!
This set is highly recommended as a collector's item if you love the genre! The extras are captivating and the set was perfect in providing the family a full month of... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Retro-Warrior
4.0 out of 5 stars Geeky!
The previous volumes were almost all from the 40s through the 50s. This volume goes back to 1930 and up to the late 60s. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Howard S. Shubs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love these cartoons
Published 29 days ago by D. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Theodore Geisel aka "Dr. Seuss" (creator of "The Cat in the Hat")...
Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hatches The Egg" is on DVD Disc 4!
Published 1 month ago by 63x927is58401
5.0 out of 5 stars Have to reiterate my comment for Vol. 5. ...
Have to reiterate my comment for Vol. 5. Needed this to complete my collection and I've ordered the missing Volumes.
Published 1 month ago by Shirley Hobbs, Iowa
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgy at its best
Finally some of the older war cartoons are out. I love the fact they put these together. Just wish that sensors would stay out of the discussion.
Published 1 month ago by Steven G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Collector
I did not know that there were 6 volumes of the Golden Collection. I've had the 5 for like 6 years. I'm glad i found this one and now my collection is complete.
Published 2 months ago by Ouida herriford
5.0 out of 5 stars wb funny
i watched these growing up and have watched them recently still funny some words and or characters may be offensive to some though
Published 3 months ago by robert gustin jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I love all of these collections and with this purchase, my collection is complete. Great memories from childhood. Awesome DVDs.
Published 5 months ago by John C. McDonnell
5.0 out of 5 stars love looney tones
i love watching looney tones and since i don't see it on tv any more i can see it any time i want and enjoy it.
Published 7 months ago by green
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Name a 'toon not on the golden collection sets you WISH was there.
How about the classics Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, Little Hiawatha, All this and Rabbit Stew, Fresh Hare (uncut), Which is Witch, and Bushy Hare?
Aug 31, 2008 by J. Clawson |  See all 181 posts
Trying to find the name of Bugs Bunny episode with nephew.
It was either 'His Hare Raising Tale' (1951) or 'Yankee Doodle Bugs' (1954) with Bugs' nephew Clyde Rabbit.

Neither are in any of the 'Golden Collections'.
Feb 16, 2009 by steve |  See all 2 posts
Name Bugs Bunny episode
FYI...Baton Bunny is the only Bugs Bunny cartoon in which Bugs never utters a word.
Oct 18, 2010 by A. L. Gonzalez |  See all 5 posts
So does anyone know if we will get a Looney Tunes set this year?
"The Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 7" will be issued on October 13th, 2009. Unfortunately, it is merely a 2-DVD set of 26 cartoons previously released in "Looney Tunes Golden Collections" Volumes 1,2 & 3.

See the following link for more details --... Read More
Jul 29, 2009 by steve |  See all 2 posts
How about a Diamond Collection...hmm...
They will never please everyone no matter if they released them chronologically or by character.

If they did it chronologically we would have a ton of old b&w toons to get through before the color ones. The fans of the 50's and 60's shorts would have a conniption fit.

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Sep 29, 2008 by Baron Sardonicus |  See all 2 posts
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