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Looney Tunes Treasury: Includes Amazing Interactive Treasures from the Warner Bros. Vault! Hardcover – October 19, 2010
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Don Hahn, Producer - The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast
"Andrew Farago had captured lightning in a bottle with this amazing tribute to the Looney Tunes legacy."
Bill Morrison, Creative Director, Bongo Entertainment, Former Futurama Art Director
"I've been waiting for a book of this quality on the Warner Bros. animation studio. I own previously published books about the studio, but I can tell this is going to be the one I refer to most often from now on."
Dan Piraro, creator of Bizarro
"For fans of Looney Tunes, this book is the bible; jam-packed with miracles and eternal salvation." --
Hans Teensma, Animate & Impress
"What a joyful blast through my youthful past! Each character spoke to me exactly the way I knew them. … They're alive I tell you, alive! … I'm going right upstairs now and try again to order something out of the Acme catalog—there must be an 800 number there somewhere. You've got a treasury there. And we must place one in a time capsule or send it into space. The universe has to know about it."
Brian Walker, Cartoonist Hi and Lois and Cartoon Historian
This colorful compendium is a fun and educational nostalgia trip. It inspired me to pop some of my favorite cartoons in the DVD player and look at them with renewed appreciation.
Karl Cohen, ASIFA-SF President
“LOONEY TUNES TREASURY” is a lot of fun for any fan of Bugs Bunny and friends… The world doesn’t need another serious book about Termite Terrace so Andrew has provided us with a lighthearted tour of the world of my favorite cartoon stars.
Mark Waid Editor/writer, BOOM! Studios' The Incredibles comics
You can dive into this book and swim around happily for hours in its anecdotes, its insights and its wonderful toys. The graphics are breathtaking, the writing is hilarious, and the whole package is a joy.
Bookviews by Alan Caruba, 11/28/10
“If I could have just one book in my Christmas stocking it would have to be THE LOONEY TUNES TREASURY…If you loved Looney Tunes, you will love this wonderfully entertaining book about them.”
Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness, 11/29/10
“…what a treasure it is. As one would expect, it's filled with art and text, but also with inserts like a Tasmanian Devil mask, a Tweety and Sylvester comic, a facsimile script for Bugs Bunny's "Rabbit Hood" and much more… We need more laughs today, and this book delivers.
Journal Sentinel, 12/3/10
Compiled by the curator of The Cartoon Art Museum, the book's contents sproing out at you like Road Runner after too much java. This is a caa-ray-z insider's look at Looney Tunes, with 200 pieces of concept art, a shooting script to Bugs' "Rabbit Hood" and other memorabilia. Bonus materials include a Tasmanian devil mask and an all-important Yosemite Sam Wanted Poster.
Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy, 12/16/10
“…When I tell you that each of the articles is supposedly written by the “star” in his or her own voice, you’ll understand that this is not a serious historical tome: it’s meant as a celebration. Oodles of original artwork, photos of vintage memorabilia, and even staff caricatures fill its pages, and it’s great fun to go through.”
About the Author
Ruth Clampett is the owner and creative director of Clampett Studio Collections, and former Vice President of Design at Warner Bros. Studio Stores, which developed 2,000 WB-related entertainment products per year. She is the daughter of legendary animation director Bob Clampett. She lives in Los Angeles.
Top Customer Reviews
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The author Andrew Farago, curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, has done a great job in putting this treasury together.
The book is filled with art, animation stills, and funny autobiographies written by the Looney Tunes characters themselves. You can read in their own words about their rise to fame, the jealousy among cartoon co-characters, and other hilarious jokes. I still get a chuckle out of seeing Tweety in Sylvester's sandwich, knowing seconds later Tweety would somehow escape.
Also included are some mementos like postcards, sticker book, Porky Pig mini-comic, a Tasmanian Devil mask and other cool stuff.
This book is a blast from the past. Recommended for fans of classic animation.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
My only disappointment is that the book only covers the classic characters, and not any of the characters from the mini-Renaissance of WB cartoons in '80s and onward, such as the Animaniacs, the Space Jam characters, etc. Specific years for the cartoons are also a little lacking, and a full list of cartoons from the period would have been nice, but for that sort of thing you can read Wikipedia. What this book is, is a coffee-table book on the Golden Age of Looney Tunes, with lots of great art, really funny writing, and some nice bonus materials like stickers, minicomics and mask.
I wouldn't recommend dropping a whole lot of money on this book, but there are plenty of copies going for very reasonable prices. I paid less than five dollars for mine, and if you find it anywhere in that range, it's an absolute steal! This isn't the best of the "vault" books I've checked out, but it's a lot of fun, and definitely worth owning.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing book! Great history of the characters and people behind the Looney Tunes.Published 2 months ago by KT
This a book for little kids. There are better titles out there for Looney Tunes fans. Waste of money, unless you want to turn your kiddies on to the greatest cartoons ever made.Published on July 25, 2014 by Thomas F. Reilly III
I purchased this as a birthday present for my daughter who's a bonafide Looney Tune fanatic. She loved the book and I was very impressed as well. Read morePublished on March 30, 2014 by Barbara F. Kalush
I do have many books of this kind at home and this Looney Tunes Treasury book is a very good book for any Looney Tunes fan.Published on February 7, 2014 by JJ 99
A gift that was well-received with smiles and "I got the Looney Tunes" book. All are happy and that is what matters.Published on January 4, 2014 by Kenna
One of the best Looney Tunes books I seen. Lots of very cool and fancy collectible items included. If you are a diehard Looney Tunes fan, then you should get this bookPublished on December 22, 2013 by jet10