Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 2
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Greetings, Looneytics! For all who rightly place Looney Tunes alongside Mom, apple pie and web-surfing at work as American institutions, this is your time to rise and shine and watch. Yes, here on four discs you'll find 60 more of the finest, funniest, bestest Golden Era cartoons from the feverishly bent artistic minds at Termite Terrace. Disc 1 showcases a certain wascally wabbit. The happiness of pursuit is center stage in Disc 2 and 3's respective batches of Road Runner and Sylvester/Tweety fun. Disc 4 is an all-star cavalcade of Hollywood parodies and more. All 60 toons are restored, remastered, uncut. And each disc is chock-a-block with bonus goodies. It's a 24-carrot gem of a collection. Anything less would be dethpicable.]]>
Brash, fast-paced, and hysterically funny, the Warner Brothers cartoons rank among the undisputed treasures of American animation and American comedy. This second collection, a follow-up to Looney Tunes: Golden Collection, includes such gems as "Porky in Wackyland," "A Bear for Punishment," "Gee Whiz-z-z," The Great Piggy Bank Robbery," and "I Love to Singa." A short documentary about director Bob Clampett features several cartoon historians, animator Eric Goldberg, Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont, and Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi (enthusiastic but over the top). But Warners continues its scattergun approach to selecting films. There are only eight cartoons by Clampett in the set, plus three by Tex Avery and one by Frank Tashlin. "Rabbit Fire" and "Rabbit Seasoning" appear on the first set, but the third cartoon in Jones's trilogy, "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!" isn't on either. More than two-thirds of the films are by Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones. That's not necessarily a bad thing. "Show Biz Bugs," "Bugs Bunny Rides Again," and the Oscar-winning "Tweety Pie" showcase Freleng's razor-sharp timing. "What's Opera, Doc," "The Dover Boys," and the justly celebrated "One Froggy Evening" rank among Jones's boldest experiments and most brilliant successes.
Volume Two includes some genuine rarities, among them, "Sinkin' in the Bathtub" (1930), the first Looney Tune, and the Oscar-winning documentary "So Much for So Little." With 60-plus cartoons, transferred from good prints Looney Tunes: Golden Collection, Volume 2 is a collection to treasure. (Rated G, suitable for all ages: cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
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Like the first set, the first disc exclusively features Bugs Bunny. It's not as good as the first one, though, as it is mostly comprised of pre-1948 shorts(I personally like the post-1948 ones). But people who prefer these earlier cartoons will enjoy this disc.
The second disc is mostly devoted to the Road Runner and Coyote. Unlike in the first set, where we were treated to only one Road Runner cartoon, here we get eleven, as well as the unaired pilot "The Adventures of the Road Runner." The rest of the disc is made up of various other Chuck Jones films. Overall the disc is excellent.
The third disc stars Sylvester and Tweety in nine of their best cartoons. The rest of the disc is somewhat uneven, ranging from Chuck Jones' bland "Old Glory" to Bob Clampett's masterpiece "Porky in Wackyland."
The fourth disc is a mixed bag of various Looney Tunes characters. It contains some very good cartoons ("Show Biz Bugs") and some not-so-good ones ("Katnip Korner"). It also corrects an oversight: It contains "One Froggy Evening" and "What's Opera, Doc?", two classic cartoons conspicuously missing from VOLUME 1.
Overall this volume is not as good as the first one, but when coupled with it. It comprises the very best of the Looney Tunes. This series went to produce four more boxes, but none of the subsequent sets had the power of the first two as a set. (Except perhaps the Bugs Bunny disc from VOLUME 4, which should have been on this set, but we can't have it all, can we?)
Technically, I think they did a very fine job on the video and audio. When you compare them with other DVD's out on the market, you know what I mean. Even the packaging is pretty good. All the DVDs just fold out for easy use. All the cartoon titles are conveniently situated for easy display.
Overall, I am pleased with these sets, and I think anyone who enjoys the WB cartoons will find them to be excellent.
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