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More Hi-Definition classics, including B&W Looney Tunes! The Bonuses, on Blu-ray only, includes TEX AVERY MGM Cartoons!
on August 10, 2012
Quick reference for "NEW TO DVD" titles, all but "Porky's Hare Hunt" and "The Lion's Busy" have been previously released on Laserdisc and VHS.
Disc 1 "What Makes Daffy Duck", "Birdy and the Beast", "Home Tweet Home" (edited version previously on Saturday Morning Cartoons DVD), "The High and the Flighty".
Disc 2 "Porky's Hare Hunt", "Hare-um Scare-um", "Presto-Chango", "The Lion's Busy", "Strife With Father", "A Horsefly Fleas".
Disc 3 TEX AVERY MGM CARTOONS COME TO BLU-RAY (although in STANDARD DEFINITION)!!!! But sorry DVD fans, they will not be in the DVD version.
Since Hi-Defenition transfers were created when restoring the Looney Tunes cartoons for the Golden Collection DVDs it is easy for WBHV to re-issue these on Blu-ray. This doesn't mean that no further restoration work was done, it only means that most are the same film transfers. It will not be like comparing the old Laserdisc & VHS tapes to the Golden collection DVDs. However they will have better resolution than the DVDs so an improvement will be seen.
The "New to DVD" titles will show the most improvement.
Disc #1 = 1) English, 2) Espanol, 3) Deutsch, (Not all cartoons have all audio options)
Disc #2 = 1) English, 2) Espanol
Disc #3 = English only
Disc #1 = 1) English, 2) Francais, 3) Deutsch (Bonus Features also have Espanol subtitles)
Disc #2 = 1) English, 2) Francais (Bonus Features also have Deutch and Espanol subtitles)
Disc #3 = 1) English, 2) Deutsch, 3) Espanol- Castellano, 4) Espanol- Latino
NOTE: The booklet has some errors about what bonus material is on which disc. Here is the correct contents of each disc:
DISC 1 = about 200 minutes of cartoons (3.3 hours) + Blu-ray has 52 minutes of bonus material.
A WILD HARE (1940) - Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd (the first cartoon to have Bugs' personality associated with the rabbit).
BUCKAROO BUGS (1944) - Bugs Bunny
LONG-HAIRED HARE (1949) - Bugs Bunny
ALI BABA BUNNY (1957) - Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck
SHOW BIZ BUGS (1957) - Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck
THE WISE QUACKING DUCK (1943) - Daffy Duck
WHAT MAKES DAFFY DUCK? (1948) - Daffy Duck
BOOK REVUE (1946) - Daffy Duck
DEDUCE, YOU SAY (1956) - Daffy Duck as Dorlock Homes & Porky Pig as Watkins
PORKY IN WACKYLAND (1938) (B&W) - Porky Pig
YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (1940) (B&W) - Daffy Duck & Porky Pig
PORKY IN EGYPT (1938) (B&W) - Porky Pig
BACK ALLEY OPROAR (1948) - Sylvester
LITTLE RED RODENT HOOD (1952) - Sylvester
CANNED FEUD (1951) - Sylvester
GIFT WRAPPED (1952) - Tweety & Sylvester
BIRDY AND THE BEAST (1944) - Tweety & Sylvester
HOME, TWEET HOME (1950) - Tweety & Sylvester
GOING! GOING! GOSH! (1952) - Roadrunner & Coyote
ZIPPING ALONG (1953) - Roadrunner & Coyote
SCENT-IMENTAL ROMEO (1951) - Pepe Le Pew
THE FOGHORN LEGHORN (1948) - Foghorn Leghorn
THE HIGH AND THE FLIGHTY (1956) - Foghorn Leghorn & Daffy Duck
TABASCO ROAD (1957) - Speedy Gonzalas
MEXICALI SHMOES (1959) - Speedy Gonzalas
The Blu-ray disc #1 has bonus featurettes from past DVD sets, commentaries by animation experts and alternative audio tracks.
1) The Man From Wackyland: The Art of Bob Clampett - 21 minutes (SD)
2) Bosko, Buddy and the best of Black and White - historians examine the vintage B&W WB cartoons - 10 minutes (SD)
3) Leon Schlessinger: The Merrie Cartoon Mogul - 21 minutes (SD_
DISC 2 (This disc presents collections of 'mini-series' as well as a special favorite selected by cartoon fans in an online poll) - about 212 minutes of cartoons (3.5 hours) + Blu-ray has 40 minutes of Bonus Material.
WABBIT TWOUBLE (1941) - Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd (voted on-line as a fan favorite)
RABBIT FIRE (1951) - Bugs & Daffy in the first of the "pronoun trouble" trilogy.
RABBIT SEASONING (1952) - Bugs & Daffy in the second of the "pronoun trouble" trilogy.
DUCK! RABBIT, DUCK! (1953) Bugs & Daffy in the third of the "pronoun trouble" trilogy.
DRIP-ALONG DAFFY (1951) - Daffy Duck & Porky Pig western parody.
MY LITTLE DUCKAROO (1954) - Daffy Duck & Porky Pig western parody.
BARBARY-COAST BUNNY (1956) - Bugs Bunny & Nasty Canasta
TORTOISE BEATS HARE (1941) - Bugs Bunny & Cecil Turtle, first in hare & turtle trilogy
TORTOISE WINS BY A HARE (1943) - Bugs Bunny & Cecil Turtle, second in hare & turtle trilogy
RABBIT TRANSIT (1947) - Bugs Bunny & Cecil Turtle, third in hare & turtle trilogy
PORKY'S HARE HUNT (1938) (B&W) - Porky Pig and a white rabbit (forerunner to Bugs Bunny).
HARE-UM SCARE-UM (1939) - A hunter & rabbit, forerunners to Elmer Fudd & Bugs Bunny.
PREST-O CHANGE-O (1939) - two dogs are heckled by a magic white rabbit (forerunner to Bugs Bunny).
ELMER'S CANDID CAMERA (1940) - Elmer Fudd hunts a gray rabbit that is not quite yet Bugs Bunny.
BUGS BUNNY GETS THE BOID (1942) - Bugs Bunny & Beaky Buzzard
THE BASHFUL BUZZARD (1945) - Beaky Buzzard
THE LION'S BUSY (1950) - Beaky Buzzard
STRIFE WITH FATHER (1950) - Beaky Buzzard
AN ITCH IN TIME (1943) - Elmer Fudd
A HORSEFLY FLEAS (1948) - the flea from An Itch In Time
HOLLYWOOD STEPS OUT (1941) - Hollywood characters
PAGE MISS GLORY (1936) - an art deco one-shot cartoon.
ROCKET-BYE BABY (1956) - a sci-fi one-shot.
RUSSIAN RHAPSODY (1944) - wartime themed musical.
DOUGH RAY ME-OW (1948) - Louie the Parrot & Heathcliff the housecat
The Blu-ray disc #2 has bonus featurettes from past DVD sets, commentaries by animation experts and alternative audio tracks.
1) Forever Befuddled - a look at the 'career' of Elmer Fudd - 4 minutes (booklet indicates this is on disc #1, but it is on #2). (SD)
2) A Hunting We Will Go - Chuck Jones' Wabbit Season Twilogy - 10 minutes. (SD)
3) Looney Tunes Go Hollywood - a look at the Hollywood star caricatures that appear in the WB cartoons - 10 minutes. (SD)
4) A Conversation With Tex Avery - a rare filmed interview with Tex Avery at the WB cartoon studio - 7 minutes. (SD)
5) Looney Tunes Go To War - a look at the patriotic roll that the WB cartoon characters took during the war - 10 minutes. (SD)
DISC 3 - Bonus Content totaling 432 minutes, or 7 hours and 12 minutes on one disc!- (Included in the Blu-ray version ONLY, although almost all are in Standard Definition.) Most are re-issues from past DVD sets.
King-Size Comedy: Tex Avery and the Looney Tunes Revolution - a new 42 minute documentary focusing on Tex at Warner Brothers, with some MGM cartoons. (Some interviews are in HD, most clips are SD.)
Includes interviews with Chuck Jones, Friz Freling, Bill Plimpton, Will Friedwald, and historians Leonard Maltin, Jerry Beck, Mark Kausler, & Eric Goldberg.
NOTE: the booklet claims this is on disc #1, but it is really located on disc #3.
Tex Avery, the King of Cartoons - a 1988 vintage 50 minute documentary from Turner Broadcasting giving a more thorough overview of the life and career of Tex Avery, balancing the WB & MGM years more evenly. **There is quite a bit of duplication between the two documentaries. ** If you want to watch just one of these documentaries, this is the better one to watch. (SD)
Includes interviews with Chuck Jones, June Foray, & Preston Blair.
Friz on Film - a 55 minute 2006 documentary for Warner Home Video. Friz tells the story of the origins of Bugs, Speedy, Tweety & Sylvester. (SD).
Includes interviews with June Foray, LT animator Art Leonardi, Leonard Maltin
ToonHeads: The Lost Cartoons - A 54 minute Cartoon Network special from 2008 that includes some early cartoons rarely seen today like the "Spooney Melodies" series and gag reels. (SD).
Includes almost complete versions of these cartoons, some of which appear elsewhere on disc #3:
1) Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid
2) Crying for the Carolines - Spooney Melodies
3) Lady Play Your Mandolin
4) Any Bonds Today - Bugs, Elmer & Porky (Black-faced segment has been censored out!).
5) Spies - Private Snafu
6) The Return of Mr. Hook
7) Animation sequence from "Two Guys From Texas" - Bugs Bunny.
8) Animation sequence from "My Dream Is Yours" - Bugs Bunny.
9) So Much For So Little (Educational Cartoon)
10) Orange Blossoms For Violet (Live Action Animal Comedy) - clips only
11) Drafty, Isn't It? - Ralph Philips
12) A collection of rare TV Commercials promoted by Bugs and the gang. Tang,
13) Philbert TV pilot clips.
14) Adventures of the Roadrunner TV pilot clips.
Real American Zero: The Adventures of Private Snafu - a 9 minute 2007 "Behind The Toones" documentary for Warner Home Video (SD).
Includes interviews with LT Ink & Painter Martha Sigall and historians Jerry Beck, Mark Kausler, & Eric Goldberg.
The World of Leon Schlesinger 2008 - 49 minutes with Introduction by Jerry Beck & Martha Sigall (SD)
1) Bosko The Talk-Ink Kid (B&W)
2) Sinkin' In The Bathtub - Bosko Looney Tune (B&W)
3) Crying For The Carolines - rare surviving Spooney Melodies (B&W)
4) Its Got Me Again - Merrie Melodies (B&W)
5) Haunted Gold title sequence (B&W)
6) Schlesinger Productions Christmas Party (with optional commentary by LT Ink & Painter Martha Sigall and Jerry Beck) (B&W)
Friz at MGM - The Captain and the Kids Cartoons - 44 minutes (STANDARD DEFINITION and UN-RESTORED)
1) Poultry Pirates (B&W)
2) A Day At The Beach (B&W)
3) The Captain's Christmas
4) Seal Skinners (B&W)
5) Mama's New Hat (B&W)
The Best of the Rest of Tex (MGM Tex Avery Cartoons!) - 84 minutes - NOTE: although on Blu-ray only, these are STANDARD DEFINITION and UN-RESTORED (you will notice the difference).
1) Blitz Wolf (1942)
2) Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)
3) Screwball Squirrel (1944)
4) Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)
5) King-Size Canary (1947)
6) Bad Luck Blackie (1949)
7) Senor Droopy (1949)
8) Wags to Riches (1949)
9) Symphony in Slang (1951)
10) Magical Maestro (1952)
11) Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952)
Private Snafu - 34 minutes (B&W) (SD)
4) The Goldbrick
5) The Home Front
Mr. Hook - 11 minutes (B&W) (SD)
1) The Good Egg
2) The Return of Mr. Hook
3) Tokyo Woes