233 of 236 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2011
It continues to amaze me just how buffoon-ish Warner can be when it comes to releasing classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons on DVD. One thing they finally seemed to have worked out is that there is still a fairly healthy demand for Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. Quite incredulously, in the 24 discs comprising the 'Golden Collection' DVDs they only found room for five FL cartoons. Here they manage to get another eight to DVD, while whacking on six more non-FL cartoons to fill up space. That leaves 15 FL cartoons still ignored.
C'mon Warner! What we want to see is good quality original format transfers, not deceptively advertised, and presented at a reasonable price for something a half-century or so old that you keep flogging for all it is worth. Why not stop treating us like idiots and put out the 'Ultimate Foghorn Leghorn Collection' - 28 classic cartoons, attractively priced and presented! Or is that simply too hard for you? Looking at all the grumbling from fans about previous collections, one would think you might have learned a few more lessons by now. It seems you just don't care.
163 of 169 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2010
If you were like me and vowed not to purchase any future Looney Tunes DVDs after the botched and dismally-reviewed Bugs and Daffy discs from a few months ago which featured original cartoons carelessly cropped to appear "widescreen", here is some *good* news about the new Foghorn Leghorn DVD. When you insert the disc, it gives you an option for viewing the cartoons in the correct, original "Full Frame" format *or* the infamous faux-"Widescreen" format! Good job, WB for listening to your customers. Now, how about a replacement disc program for those of us who bought the Bugs and Daffy collections?
74 of 74 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2011
I found myself disappointed in this collection. I feel that it was poorly curated, and didn't include a very good selection of available Foghorns that should/could have been included. I wish they would just come out with a DVD that actually had all of the Foghorns on it, instead of picking a couple from the 70s, a couple that were the 50s versions of the ones from the 70s, and then a bunch of Not-Foghorn cartoons.
I don't know if there's a fear of racism, or classism, or what the objections are to the original cartoons, but I surely do wish that WB would realize that their target audience are grownups and we don't need them to censor stuff for our sensitive little minds.
149 of 157 people found the following review helpful
Since Warner Brothers decided to stope making the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series, many fans of Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck and the whole classic Looney Tunes gang, really wanted to see some of their favorite Looney Tunes characters, some of the forgotten ones like Pepe Le Pew have DVD collections of their own. Foghorn Leghorn is one of them too. It has nearly been 65 years since Robert McKimson delivered his own standard favorite, whose Southern down on the farm humor, has been a hit, and a hard core favorite among the Looney Tunes elite. Now he finally has hos cartoons coming to DVD, but honestly some fans will be a bit dissapointed, while others will just be egg-cited.
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends contains 15 favorites and some overlooked delights from the Looney Tunes gang, but Foghorn Leghorn isn't in all of them. Still, there is a lot of hilarious greats that still bring in a lot of fun and a classic laughter that hasn't been heard in awhile. Still there are a few of Foghorn's classics like Weasel While You Work, the classic Little Boy Boo, where he squares off and tries to prove he can be a good role model to Egghead Jr., yet it falls apart in the process, and Banty Raids where a "hen-pecked" rooster whose in to 60's music, tries to fool Foghorn to get into the farm, by pretending he is a baby, to get his hands on female chickadees. While those are great to watch all over again, there are a few cartoons where Foghorn never really was featured in, that are on this DVD as well including Crows' Feet, where a couple of Mexican crows fly south of the border, but take a pit stop in a corn field where a trigger happy Elmer Fudd is there to gun in for the kill, and the Goofy Gophers (another cult favorite) in Gopher Broke, where they try and take back their vegetables from a sleep-happy dog.
Here is the list of the titles: Foghorn Leghorn (1)All Fowled Up 2)Fox Terrier 3) A Broken Leghorn 4)Crockett Doodle Doo 5)Weasel While You Work 6)Weasel Stop 7)Little Boy Boo 8)Banty Raids 9) Strangled Eggs) Goofy Gophers 10) Gopher Broke Elmer Fudd 11) A Mutt In A Rutt misc. 12)Mouse-Placed Kitten The Honeymousers 13) Cheese It The Cat Mexican Crows 14) Two Crows From Tacos 15) Crow's Feat)
All in all, while I was hoping for a few more of Foghorn's favorites like The High & The Flighty where he and the barnyard dog are tricked into a prankster war from a salesman named Daffy Duck, and Mother Was A Rooster, where Foghorn thinks he hatched a egg, which has a baby ostrich inside in a looney fight over parenthood. Overall, I was honestly hoping for more from the witty rooster homself on Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends. Still if you've never seen Foghorn Leghorn deliver, this is a great buy for anyone whom has never seen him in action against Henry Hawk and the Barnyard dog. It isn't a definitive buy for anyone whom already owns the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series, but it does bring in a few laughs that have been forgotten about for a longtime. As Foghorn would've said, "Look at me when I'm talkin' to you boy!"
69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2010
I just revived this today and am very happy. Unlike the Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck DVDs, this DVD gives you the option of Full screen or Wide screen. The cartoons look great and are a great selection. I only wish that they would have included a different cartoon over Broken Leghorn, which was already released. Other than that I have no complaints.
57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2012
Many people are happy with this DVD because it corrected the widescreen-only misstep of the Bugs and Daffy Super Stars releases and it contains many new-to-DVD selections. It makes me a little sad that people are settling for this when Warner is intentionally withholding the best Foghorn Leghorn cartoons for some future use.
Not only do they not include an entire disc of Foghorn toons, the ones they select are from the mid to late 50's and early 60s when the formula was already 10-15 years old (first Foggy short was in 1946). His first three cartoons were released on the Golden Collections and so far NONE of the rest of them from 1949-1953 have been included in any DVD collection. These are 9 of the most recognizable, iconic Foghorn Leghorn cartoons ever made and Warner is still sitting on them.
Most of the selections on this disc are just pale reflections of the earlier cartoons. Except for 'Little Boy Boo' there's nothing on this disc to compare to something like 'Fractured Leghorn' where Foghorn is at his finest.
It's an obvious ploy by Warner to burn off the less desirable selections so they can dole out the classics a little bit at a time. Why else would they include the sub-par 'Weasel While You Work' from '58 instead of the first, much funnier, Weasel toon 'Plop Goes the Weasel' from '53? Just compare them online along with the other true essentials like 'Fractured Leghorn' or 'Leghorn Blows at Midnight' and you'll see the difference both in animation, dialogue and execution.
For that matter, compare 'Little Boy Boo' (1954), the oldest toon on this collection, with 'Banty Raids' (1963). A collection like this would be great for completists AFTER the best cartoons had been released, but not before.
Even worse, about half of the disc is made up of non-FL toons that come from the same later era when Looney Tunes were in a slow decline.
This is not quite as crass as the truly awful Road Runner/Coyote release but it's in the ballpark.
Hopefully they'll follow the recent example of the excellent Pepe Le Pew release and give us another Foghorn collection with the true classics and none of the blatant filler.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2011
This set is certainly the best of all of the Super Stars releases. It has correct FULL-FRAME viewing- not widescreen (although there is a widescreen option for you casual fans). The only thing that stops this from being perfect like the LTGC sets is that is double-dips one cartoon that was on the first golden collection- "A Broken Leghorn." Contains:
1. All Fowled Up
2. Fox Terror
3. Broken Leghorn
5. Weasel While Your Work
6. Weasel Stop
7. Little Boy Boo
8. Banty Raids
9. Strangled Eggs
10. Gopher Broke
11. A Mutt in a Rut
12. Mouse-Placed Kitten
13. Cheese It the Cat
14. Two Crows from Tacos
15. Crow's Feat
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2010
I was very eager to buy this a few months ago when I saw foggy was up for the next release. I'm a big fan of that loudmouthed rooster and thought he never got enough respect in the golden collections. So after watching it last night with a few beers I can't give it the full 5 stars, here's why
1. 1 Cartoon, A Broken Leghorn, Is actually a repeat from a golden collection disc and these are advertised as never before released shorts!
2. The Last 6 Aren't even foghorn leghorn. Now I could understand the last 2 or 3 getting thrown to a "And friends" sort of situation but they left out alot of classic Foghorn Shorts!! They could have filled this disc fairly easily with 15 new foghorn cartoons and released almost the whole Rooster catalogue.
Really it's a pity my top 3 didn't make this set. Raw! Raw! Rooster, Sock-a-doodle-doo!, and The Dixie Fryer. Oh well this is still a great set for any fan of Foghorn or the looney tunes. and maybe they plan a future foghorn DVD as well. Lots of new foghorn and some goofy gophers, Fudd, and Crazy mexican crows. We had alot of laughs with and I am sure will watch it again and again.
53 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Warner Home Video has listened & now gives you the option to watch these in FULL FRAME or a cropped letterboxed version. The screen format choice menu cropps the example pictures in such a way that it makes it look like the Full Frame picture crops off the sides & the letterboxed picture cuts nothing off of the top & bottom. Don't be fooled by this, just watch the first few munites in both formats & you will realize that the Full Frame version crops nothing.
The default is Full Frame if no choice is made.
The Cartoons included here are a mixed bag, some of the last 6 are non-Foghorn Leghorn cartoons that are far from classics.
The Foghorn Leghorn Cartoons:
ALL FOWLED UP (1955) Foghorn fools the dog into thinking Henry Hawk is a man from mars, complete with flying saucer.
FOX TERROR (1957) A wiley fox uses Foghorn's battle with the dog to as a distraction to steal chickens.
A BROKEN LEGHORN (1959) Foghorn slips an egg into Miss Prissy's nest. When it hatches, Foggy must instruct "Junior" in the ancient art of roostering.**GOLDEN COLLECTION 1 RE-ISSUE**
CROCKETT DOODLE DOO (1960) Foghorn teaches Miss Prissy's Egghead Jr. all about the great outdoors.
WEASEL WHILE YOU WORK (1958) A winter wonderland is the setting for the 3-way battle between Foghorn, the Dog & the Weasel.
WEASEL STOP (1956) On a quiet summer day, Foghorn fools the guard dog by running around calling out "Weasel". When the real weasel arrives, nobody believes Foghorn.
LITTLE BOY BOO (1954) Foghorn decides he has been a bachelor too long & decides to "woo" Miss Prissy. But he must prove that he would make a good father to her son Junior.
STRANGLED EGGS (1961) Foghorn's cupboard is "as bare as a cooch dancer's midriff" so he decides to court Miss Prissy. Henry Hawk impersonates an abandoned baby.
BANTY RAIDS (1963) In the last original Foghorn Leghorn Cartoon, "Daddy-O" Foggy encounters a hip beatnik rooster who is looking for some "chicks". This one is a favorite of mine, it is not great but it did stand out for me.
The "Friends" cartoons:
GOHER BROKE w/ The Goofy Gophers (1958) The gopher's vegetables are harvested by a farmer & stored in a barn guarded by the dog from the Foghorn cartoons.
MUTT IN A RUTT w/ Elmer Fudd (1959) A TV show denounces the evils of mean masters, so Rover thinks Elmer is out to do away with him. (WEAK post Arthur Q. Bryant cartoon.)
MOUSEPLACED KITTEN w/ Matilda & Clyde (1959) A Kindly mouse couple adopts an abandoned kitten.
CHEEZE IT, THE CAT w/ The Honeymousers (1957) On of several spoofs of TV's Honeymooners program. Ralph & Ned try to get a cake out of a refrigerator guarded by a cat.
TWO CROWS FROM TACOS w/ Jose & Manuel (1956) Two lethargic Mexicali crows go after a grasshopper.
CROWS FEAT w/ Elmer Fudd, Jose & Manuel (1962) The two crows invade Elmers corn field.
I'm glad that Warner has listened to the fans, but now we would like to have replacement discs for the BUGS & DAFFY DVD fiascals!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2010
At this point, it is a welcome sight to see *ANY* LOONEY TUNES collection, and this contains cartoons all new to DVD restoration. Glad to see the "friends" popping up here, too, because some of the best and most inventive Warner Brothers cartoons are one shots. I hope that Warner Brothers continues this trend in the coming years and we can again look forward to at least four single disk collections a year, digging deeper and deeper into the library for those desired titles. While Foggy isn't one of my absolute favorite characters, there are still one or two titles that I'd been hoping would show up on such collections. Keep 'em comin'!