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Looney Tunes: Golden Collection, 4-disc DVD collection
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Looney Tunes: Golden Collection, The (DVD)
They're the crown princes of animation. They're the international ambassadors of cartoon comedy. They're the fabulously funny friends you grew up with! And now, 56 of the very best animated shorts starring the very wackiest Warner Bros. cartoon characters have been rounded up on DVD for the first time ever in The Looney Tunes Golden Collection! Just barely contained in four special edition discs, each specially selected short has been brilliantly restored and re-mastered to its original, uncut, anvil-dropping, laughter-inducing glory! Featuring some of the very earliest, ground-breaking on-screen appearances of many all-time Looney Tunes favorites, it's an unprecedented celebration for cartoon-lovers eager to re-live the heady, hilarious, golden age of Warner Bros. animation! Sparkling with one unforgettable, landmark animated marvel after another, there's that icon of carrot-crunching aplomb, Bugs Bunny, in a dazzling assortment of his very best classic shorts. Also highlighted in their own delightfully zany series of cartoon gems: the ever-flustered Daffy Duck and eternal straight-man Porky Pig. Plus, all the rest of the beloved Looney Tunes lineup starring in some of the most wildly imaginative cartoon shorts ever created! Including an array of exclusive bonus DVD features from expert commentaries to insights into the evolution of these classic characters, this is the ultimate animated experience for anyonewho's ever thrilled to the timeless query: "Ehhh? what's up, Doc?"]]>
For years, animation buffs have waited impatiently for the Warner Bros. cartoons to appear on DVD. The Warner shorts never commanded the budgets and prestige of the Disney and MGM films, and won fewer Oscars than they deserved. But decades after the best ones were created, they remain the quintessential Hollywood cartoons: brash, fast-paced, aggressively funny and uniquely American. Virtually everyone in the U.S. under the age of 60 grew up on these films, in theaters and on TV. The 56 cartoons in the set (out of a studio output of over 1,000) were transferred from good prints--which means the viewer can see dust, scratches, and occasional mistakes by the cel painters. The films are all presented uncut, in defiance of the killjoys who have insisted on censoring alleged "violence" in the versions shown on television. Warner Bros. is obviously testing consumer response with this set. Although the erratic selection includes many classics, purists will argue (correctly) that it offers neither a fair representation of the directors' oeuvres, nor anything approaching a coherent history of the characters or studio style. (Nearly half the films were directed by Chuck Jones; only three are by Bob Clampett, and there's nothing by Tex Avery or Frank Tashlin.) But it seems petty to carp about omissions and biases when the discs offer excellent, uncensored prints of some of the funniest films ever made in the U.S.--or anywhere else. (Rated G, suitable for all ages: cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
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I as well as millions of kids grew up with these WONDERFUL cartoons and wonder every day why they aren't still playing them on tv. I haven't seen these cartoons in over 50 years and to me they are timeless funny (yes laugh out loud). Wonderful writing so creative and silly. I LOVE THIS DVD and recommend it to all Looney Tunes fans and yes you will find the Merrie Melodies as well and then some. If I could afford it I would get everything Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DVD.
ARTWORK ON THE DISCS THEMSELVES
Volume 1--It's stupendous! It's colossal!....
Volume 2--Not bad...
Volume 4--Just OK
I guess they ran out of steam (or money).
A fantastic array of goodies on all volumes...
HOWEVER.....On Volume 2, Disc 4 is listed as having "Sinkin' in the Bathtub". On the disc, I can't find it. Was it in an Easter egg I missed?
And in Volume 4, Disc 2, there's a SNAFU cartoon called "The Goldbrick". Warner cartoons zip and sparkle at the industry standard film speed of 24 frames per second. Warner Bros. DVD has very lovingly transferred this gem at the wrong film speed of 18 frames per second! The soundtrack slogs along through the mud, and the animation looks jerky. To the meatball at Warner's who made the executive decision to pull this little stunt, I say, "You're dethpicable!"
THE MEANING OF "RESTORED AND REMASTERED"
I cringe every time I see these words on DVDs of classic animation, because they mean whatever the manufacturer chooses, NOT Daniel Webster.
On Disc 4 of Volume 2, two of my all-time favorites "Hollywood Steps Out" and "Have You Got Any Castles" challenge the definition of "restored".
The beginning and ending of "Castles" includes scenes which were cut from the laser disc edition. As the camera pans over to a town crier, 2 BIG, THICK vertical scratches run through, marking the start and end of the part to be edited. My God! I hope this isn't the original negative! But not to worry. Nowadays, digital cut-and-paste technology allows frame-by-frame restoration of such defacing on any computer. But Warner's did NOT restore this. It's a jarring, disturbing experience. Way to go!
In "Hollywood", there is a scene of The Three Stooges, and HERE is where the Warner's digital computer wizardry was used. On each and every frame, Moe's hair has been beautifully painted PURPLE. So, instead of using the computer to restore "Castles", they spent endless hours at the computer, frame by frame, giving us purple hair on Moe, which nobody ever wanted anyway. Imagine the guy at Warner's who came up with THAT bright idea. What a maroon.
I'm a little bit wary to watch more of these cartoons, afraid of whatever other "improvements" I may unearth. In any case, every time I encounter this digital fiddling, I can't help but think "This is no way to run a railroad".
Top international reviews
You can never laugh enough,and you can sit and watch this collection regardless of your age
It's hard to say something new about looney tunes. I watched it when I was 6-8 understanding nothing, except for road runner part, staring at my parents laughing like crazy.
As a parent- there is a lot of cartoon violence which is much more cruel that this from video games
As a child who grown up on such cartoons- it looks like I'm not a psycho killer, let the children watch it (and do it with your friends too when "little monsters" fall asleep ;)
Only one "cons": I want more road runner !!!
cartoons over the years which bring back my happy childhood memories