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Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepé Le Pew - Zee Best of Zee Best
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A new compilation featuring 17 iconic shorts of the loveable French Skunk, Pepe Le Pew! Pepe is always strolling around Paris in the springtime, where everyone's thoughts are of "love". While he is constantly seeking "l'amour" of his own, his huge turnoff to any prospective mate is his malodorous scent. Together for the first time are some of Pepe's most beloved and comical shorts.]]>
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This release collects all of the Jones unit's cartoons featuring Pepè Le Pew in one neat little package, and makes no discriminations or reviled alterations like earlier "Super Stars" releases did. Everything is present and accounted for in full-screen, and none of that "1954 and on only" nonsense (making the excuses for the selection on the Foghorn Leghorn release pretty flimsy). The cartoons look absolutely stunning too, allowing one to truly appreciate the work of designers like Robert Gribbroek and Maurice Noble.
In spite of this being a selection of cartoons from one of the most important animation directors of all time at the height of his power, poor Pepè's cartoons don't exactly shine when stacked in a row like this, given that nearly all of the cartoons follow FOR SCENT-IMENTAL REASONS' formula - a black cat gets a white stripe on her back and Pepè tries to woo her. It's not Jones and Maltese at their most creative; these were their bread-and-butter pictures after all. Still, the Pepè formula doesn't embrace a hip iconic status like that of the Road Runner series.Read more ›
1) Odor-able Kitty (1945)
2) Scent-imental Over You (1947)
3) Odor of the Day (1948)
4) For Scent-imental Reasons (1949)
5) Scent-imental Romeo (1951)
6) Little Beau Pepé (1952)
7) Wild Over You (1953)
8) Dog Pounded (1954)
9) The Cats Bah (1954)
10) Past Perfumance (1955)
11) Two Scent's Worth (1955)
12) Heaven Scent (1956)
13) Touché and Go (1957)
14) Really Scent (1959)
15) Who Scent You? (1960)
16) A Scent of the Matterhorn (1961)
17) Louvre Come Back to Me! (1962)
This one finally got it right. While there are no special features, the majority of the cartoons are new to DVD, and all are dazzlingly restored. Plus, it's the complete filmography of one of Chuck Jones' most enduring characters.
If you're not familiar with Pepe Lew Pew, here's the idea: A cat (or the occasional other species) paints herself to look like a skunk on purpose or by accident, and is pursued by the amorous French skunk. While most of Pepe's victims have little objection to his romantic advances, they quickly smell him and have second thoughts.
Although they're formulaic, and a few of these cartoons in one sitting is more than enough, they're still funny, and if you like Pepe, Chuck Jones and the hilarious writing of Mike Maltese, buying this is a no-brainer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is very very good .... although my older brother says it isn't the absolute very best....Published 9 days ago by Louise D.
If you like Pepe Le Pew you can't go wrong with this. All the classics are here, 17 shorts made from 1945 - 1962. Great deal.Published 15 days ago by Miles Geary
Pepe Le Pew was one of the many cartoon characters from the Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes Collection. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sylviastel
So underrated. The dialog is beyond amazing. There's one scene where the cat literally destroys Pepe - he looks at her and says, "Flirt" -
Pepe was the original... Read more
This needs no review! If you love Pape' like I do you will like this.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer