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Initial post: Nov 8, 2008 8:55:23 AM PST
Kimmie says:
For all the looney's out there please share your opinion on what you consider the best collection to buy if you can only choose one?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2008 9:09:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2008 4:36:29 AM PST
steve says:
It depends on what your favorite Warner Brothers cartoons are. If you don't remember a title, someone may be able to give you one, if you give a story line and characters.

You might want to look through this link (and subsequent links for each volume) --
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_Golden_Collection

This link should help you find out if a specific cartoon is available in one of the 'Looney Tunes Golden Collections' by year --
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_and_Merrie_Melodies_filmography

Or perhaps you might want to see if the 'Looney Tunes Spotlight Collections' might have a favorite cartoon, since you're only getting 2 DVDs instead of the 4 DVDs found in the 'Golden Collection'. You're still going to be getting a better deal with the 'Golden Collections'. I've seen Volumes 1-5 going for around $25 new in various places, so shop around.

Who knows, maybe the 'Looney Tunes Movie Collection' might be better for you. It includes 'The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie' (1979) and 'Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales' (1982). It doesn't include several other movies in this series: 'The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie' (1981), 'Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island' (1983), 'Daffy Duck's Quackbusters' (1988), 'The Looney Tunes Hall of Fame' (1999) none of which are on DVD.

The compilation film 'Bugs Bunny: Superstar' (1975) is included (but not refurbished) on 'Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4' as a bonus feature.

Wikipedia has a breakdown of the cartoons shown in each individual compilation film.

Sorry, I can't make a recommendation for you. You may favor a different era or character of Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies than I do. There are still quite a few quality cartoons missing from the six 'Golden Collections'.

I hope you find one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2008 4:36:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2008 4:52:21 PM PST
It depends on what characters you prefer most...

Volume one is good but has only one Road Runner and a couple of Tweeties. (Volume two has plenty of each of those, nearly an entire disc of each.)

For a nice Bugs disc, a Daffy disc, and two 'mix' discs with many characters, Volume one is ideal.

However, if I had to keep one set for a desert island it would be Volume 2.

Hope this helps...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2008 4:51:22 PM PST
fyi

"The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie", and "The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie" have a mix of cartoons but some of the clips and cartoons are edited for violence or content. I bought the dvd which contains both movies, and while watching them, I noticed that there was some tampering.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2009 8:19:14 AM PDT
It depends from what era. The Looney Tunes Cartoons stretch from the 30's through the late 50's early 60's. Personally I prefer the cartoons from the 30's and 40's.
I don't know which collection to recommend because there are so many. You would have to do some research. You can even check your local library in which I am sure carry some Looney Tunes Collections.
sg

Posted on May 31, 2009 9:25:06 AM PDT
Not knowing what characters you prefer, I would highly recommend the first Golden collection. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 2, 2009 8:41:56 AM PDT
Pi says:
Maybe someone here can help me. I am specifically looking for a collection that includes, "Racketeer Rabbit", the 1946 cartoon that has Bugs putting one over on gangsters Rocky and Hugo. Not runty Rocky and dopey Mugsy, but jowly Rocky (a la Edward G. Robinson) and runty Hugo (a la Peter Lorre). Anyone know if there is a collection that includes this family favorite? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2009 10:36:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2009 3:16:39 PM PDT
steve says:
It's not available in any of the six "Looney Tunes Golden Collection" volumes, but hopefully will be issued in whatever series supplants the LTGCs.

It is currently available in one of the following:

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Hold the Lion, Please!" (MGM VHS, 1986)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM VHS, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics (MGM VHS, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1994 reissue)
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection Vol. 4 boxed set (WHV DVD, 2008)

I believe it is also available in the single DVD -- Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film -- which is included in the above DVD set.

also see -- http://www.dohtem.com/bugs/1940s.htm

and -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_and_Merrie_Melodies_filmography_(1940-1949)

I wish there were additional sequels to this one with 'Rocky and Hugo'. The Peter Lorre caricature makes me laugh. 'Ah-Huh!'

If you've never seen the Daffy Duck cartoon 'Golden Yeggs' (1950), (the first cartoon with a redrawn 'Rocky' and two unnamed goons, but not 'Nick/Mugsy'), you might enjoy that one. It is on LTGC Volume 1, Disc 2. I like it the best from the ones with the redrawn characters, though not as much as 'Racketeer Rabbit'.

Hopefully there will be news about any future Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies DVD collections in July, as all previous collections were announced then.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009 10:56:08 AM PDT
OneTimez1 says:
When is the price going to go down? It's been at 30 dollars fror the past 3 years.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009 4:56:14 PM PDT
Is there a collection with all of the Foghorn Leghorn tunes? Next to Bugs, he is my favorite!

Posted on Jun 22, 2009 9:32:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2009 12:00:37 PM PDT
steve says:
No, but check through the 'Looney Tunes Golden Collections' by year -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_and_Merrie_Melodies_filmography

There were twenty-six Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. If I'm not mistaken, it appears that there are only FIVE Foghorn Leghorn cartoons in ALL of the 'Looney Tunes Golden Collections': Walky Talky Hawky (1946), Crowing Pains (1947), The Foghorn Leghorn (1948), Raw! Raw! Rooster (1956), A Broken Leghorn (1959)

Since the previously titled 'Looney Tunes Golden Collections' were announced in July and August, I can't help but believe that there may be collections devoted to individual characters at this stage. I just hope the first two of three Egghead Jr cartoons are included -- 'Little Boy Boo' (1954) and 'Feather Dusted' (1955).

There are still loads of singular cartoons that deserve to be reissued. I just hope whatever format the new collections focus on, that some minor characters don't end up being ignored.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2010 1:24:00 PM PST
Rita Reader says:
Kimmie, I have to say if there was only one I could buy it would be volume two because I love the fourth disc on that one. It includes "Book Revue" "Have You Got Any Castles?" "Hollywood Steps Out", "I love to Singa" and "What's Opera Doc?" Those are my favorites! But I also love the first one for the terrific Bugs and Daffy. I think that is the one that has "Drip Along Daffy" the great western one. So, it just depends on what your preference happens to be. In my opinion the best one of all of them is the second volume.

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 8:14:24 AM PST
Looking 4 the short where BB being chased by a vampire & when Bugs says "Hokas kapok's " turns inti a small bat & gets crushed.
Also the BB wrestling THE CRUSHER
The BB where he get the 2 hillbillys (Hatfield's & McCoy's) 2 square dance through the hay bailer
ALL the Yosemite Sam shorts

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2012 10:06:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2012 7:58:36 PM PST
steve says:
The first cartoon is 'Transylvania 6-5000' (1963), which is on "Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 5" - Disc 1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_Golden_Collection:_Volume_5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transylvania_6-5000_(1963_film)

The second cartoon is 'Rabbit Punch' (1948), which is on "Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 3" - Disc 4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_Golden_Collection:_Volume_3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_Punch

The third cartoon is 'Hillbilly Hare' (1950), which is on "Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 3" - Disc 1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_Golden_Collection:_Volume_3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly_Hare

You'll have to do a little research yourself for the Yosemite Sam cartoons --
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Yosemite_Sam_cartoons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_and_Merrie_Melodies_filmography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Sam
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