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I feel like I’ve been waiting for The Blu-ray Looney Tunes Platinum Collection forever.
This set contains the funniest of the funniest cartoons ever made. I have all these on VHS but I’ve been holding off on buying the wonderful Looney Tunes Golden collections on DVD because I knew in my heart I’d be able to buy then in HD soon enough. AND THIS DAY HAS COME!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 1
AN ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOX SET
FEATURING FIFTY OF SOME OF THE ALL TIME GREATEST
LOONEY TUNES THEATRICAL SHORTS RELEASED ON BLU- RAY ™
IS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15, 2011
FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO
Available in a Limited & Numbered Run Ultimate Collector’s Edition Box Set
Featuring Must-Have Looney Tunes Memorabilia Including a Character Collectible Glass, Souvenir Tin Sign Magnet and Litho Cel with Certificate of Authenticity
Release is also available in a Three-Disc Blu-ray™
Blu-ray™ Book without Collectibles
Both Sets Include a Blu-ray™ Book with Rare Sketches and Cartoon Guide as well as Hours of Bonus Features
BURBANK , CA., (August 17, 2011) -- Warner Home Video (WHV) unveils the first ever Looney Tunes collection on Blu-ray™ with the release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1. Available in stores November 15, 2011, this set features 50 of some of the greatest Looney Tunes shorts the studio has ever made, all of which have been remastered. Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, this release will be available in two different packaging styles including a limited & numbered collector’s edition box set with memorabilia or a standard sized Blu-ray™ Book without collectibles. Both releases will feature a Blu-ray™ Book with rare images and a cartoon guide by animation historian Jerry Beck. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 Ultimate Collector’s Edition will retail for $79.98 SRP and Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 will retail for $59.96 SRP.
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 contains some of Looney Tunes’ most beloved theatrical shorts. Together, these three discs contain 50 of the most enduring and some of the best theatrical shorts from the Looney Tunes franchise. The selection features works by some of the most renowned directors in animation history including Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, Robert McKimson and others. The featured lineup showcases a delightful mix of everyone’s favorite characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Witch Hazel, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepé Le Pew and many more. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 is aimed at adult collectors of animation.
Disc one is comprised of 25 shorts that feature some of the best-known Looney Tunes characters. This disc features three Academy Award® -winning cartoons including Tweetie Pie, which united a famous cat and canary duo that would appear in more than 40 Warner Bros. shorts and would go on to earn several other Oscar® nominations through the years. For Scent-imental Reasons, the second Looney Tunes cartoon to win an Oscar®, stars the beloved French skunk Pepé Le Pew who tries to seduce a reluctant feline in an upscale perfume shop. Also featured is Speedy Gonzales, an award-winning short featuring the fastest mouse in all of Mexico .
Disc two, which showcases several Looney Tunes supporting players in their complete collection and classic one-shot shorts, includes some of the funniest, most memorable cartoons in animation history. One Froggy Evening, introduces us to Michigan J. Frog, the top hat-wearing-amphibian with the golden voice. Chow Hound, is the short about the dog who loves gravy. I Love to Singa tells the story about the little jazz-singing owl. The Three Little Bops, is a jazzy, modern-day update on the story of “The Three Little Pigs.” Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Witch Hazel, Marc Anthony and Ralph Phillips are featured in their complete collection. Also included is the Academy Award® nominated From A to Z-Z-Z-Z, which focuses on a day in the life of an adorable, day-dreaming boy named Ralph Phillips, who escapes a mundane school day by use of his active imagination.
Disc three is entirely comprised of bonus content. Hours and hours of extras include several documentaries with expert commentary and behind-the-scenes information from popular animators, famous directors, animation historians and celebrated devotees. This disc features three-full-length documentaries about director Chuck Jones. Included are: Chuck Amuck: The Movie, Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation as well as Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood. Also featured is a set of bonus cartoons that include some of Jones’ previously “locked-in-the-vault” rarities and much more.
All three discs are stored inside a gorgeous, must-own, Blu-ray™ Book that contains pages and pages of rare sketches and breathtaking images that are sure to captivate even the most expert animation connoisseur. The book contains insightful commentary by renowned animation historian Jerry Beck as well as a guide with synopses of the shorts featured in the collection. The Blu-ray™ Book and discs are also available in a beautiful collector’s box set edition that features Looney Tunes memorabilia, including framed Looney Tunes litho cel with a certificate of authenticity, souvenir tin sign magnet and character collectible glass featuring Bugs Bunny. For exclusivity, this Ultimate Collection is limited and numbered.
“Animation fans have fervently been requesting classic Looney Tunes shorts on Blu-ray™,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “We are pleased to have put together a gorgeous collection, with a carefully selected assortment of shorts. We know Looney Tunes fans are passionate, knowledgeable and discriminating viewers, and we think they’ll be pleased with this collection.”
LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME ONE
(BOX SET AND BLU-RAY™ BOOK)
THE OLD GREY HARE*
8 BALL BUNNY*
RABBIT OF SEVILLE *
WHAT'S OPERA, DOC?*^
THE GREAT PIGGY BANK ROBBERY*
A PEST IN THE HOUSE*
THE SCARLET PUMPERNICKEL*^
ROBIN HOOD DAFFY*^
A TALE OF TWO KITTIES*
FAST AND FURRY-OUS*
FOR SCENT-IMENTAL REASONS*
+ 6 BEHIND THE TUNES (FEATURETTES)
• Wagnerian Wabbit: The Making of What's Opera, Doc?
• Twilight in Tunes: The Music of Raymond Scott
• Powerhouse in Pictures
• Putty Problems and Canary Rows
• A Chuck Jones Tutorial: Tricks of the Cartoon Trade
• The Charm of Stink: On the Scent of Pepé le Pew
* Includes Commentaries ^ Includes Alternative Audio Tracks
ONE FROGGY EVENING*^
THREE LITTLE BOPS*^
I LOVE TO SINGA*
THE DOVER BOYS AT PIMENTO UNIVERSITY *
THE HASTY HARE
DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24½th CENTURY*
HARE-WAY TO THE STARS^
MAD AS A MARS HARE
DEVIL MAY HARE*
DUCKING THE DEVIL^
BILL OF HARE
DR. DEVIL AND MR. HARE
A WITCH'S TANGLED HARE^
A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO
FEED THE KITTY*^
KISS ME KAT^
FROM A TO Z-Z-Z-Z*^
+5 BEHIND THE TUNES (FEATURETTES)
• It Hopped One Night: The Story Behind One Froggy Evening
• Wacky Warner One-Shots
• Mars Attacks! Life on the Red Planet with My Favorite Martian
• Razzma-Taz: Giving the Tasmanian Devil His Due
• The Ralph Phillips Story: Living the American Daydream
* Includes Commentaries ^ Includes Alternative Audio Tracks
DISC 3 (ALL SPECIAL FEATURES)
• A GREETING FROM CHUCK JONES
• CHUCK AMUCK: THE MOVIE
• CHUCK JONES: EXTREMES & IN-BETWEENS, A LIFE IN ANIMATION
• CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD
• THE ANIMATED WORLD OF CHUCK JONES (9 CARTOONS)
• Point Rationing of Foods
• Hell-Bent for Election
• So Much for So Little
• Orange Blossoms for Violet
• A Hitch in Time
• 90 Day Wondering
• Drafty, Isn't It?
• The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
• The Bear That Wasn't
• HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! PENCIL TEST
• THE DOOR
• BONUS CARTOONS (9 CARTOONS)
• Fright Before Christmas
• Spaced-Out- Bunny
• Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24 1/2th Century
• Another Froggy Evening
• Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension
• Superior Duck
• From Hare to Eternity
• Father of the Bird
• Museum Scream
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Nov. 15, 2011, 7:33 a.m. CST
i watched cheers faithfully every week and after school when i got home from school along with Night Court!!!
Nov. 15, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Proof that today's tendency to dump shows after half-a-dozen episodes have aired is an idiotic practice. Cheers, Seinfeld, The X-Files...all ran for eight seasons or more and became HUGE ratings successes for their respective networks, yet they were watched by virtually NO ONE for the first two or three seasons.
Nov. 15, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST
by Quake II
Even though the web series is available on youtube, there's nothing better than seeing it in 1080p on a big widescreen format with the sound bangin'. Made me appreciate how fantastic it is even more. The Raiden segment is my least favorite but Kitana/Mileens & Scorpion/Sub Zero segments are as badass as anything in the movie 300. Plus the 13 bucks (at Wal Mart) you spend will encourage WB to make the hard R rated Mortal Kombat movie that we deserve. And there's a bunch of behind the scenes stuff as well.
Nov. 15, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST
And I'm not sure why anybody ever thought it would. The Golden Collections are great - definitely the best picture quality I will ever need for those cartoons. Their only failure was stopping production before they got into the really weird, obscure stuff. They could have done a couple sets of stuff that most people wouldn't even remember of know existed. I'm disappointed that they keep re-releasing the same stuff without digging that deep.
Nov. 15, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST
Once you got over the muppets.
Nov. 15, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST
Caught the first season on BBC America the last few weeks, I thought it was very well made and interesting. They are showing the second season now.
Nov. 16, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST
by American Mythos
Specifically relating to video quality. These are apparently upconverts, not true 1080 remasters. I'll be getting my copy in the mail today, so I can judge for myself then, but it sounds like these are relatively cheap transfers. Hell, as long as it's a smidge better than the shitty shitty A&E DVD release, I'll be marginally happy about spending $100. I have a big screen and I still had to squint to see a lot scenes in the DVD release. Still, this is a series that needs a true remaster. I've heard it can't be done because the source videos are supposedly nowhere to be found. Scour the earth! Give me Farscape in scary brilliant high definition, not upconverts!
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST
But, knowing you it's probably The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Seinfeld would be my choice for second.
Nov. 17, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST
...but where the FUCK are the other 5 seasons of St. Elsewhere??? Only the first season was ever released on DVD, and even that was a bare-bones, dirt-cheap, double-sided disk, squeeze-6-episodes-on-it, dubbed-from-vhs-tape embarrassment. The show won like a dozen Emmys, the Peabody Award, and was nominated for a shitload more. It's absolutely insane that you can get the complete series of fucking RuPaul on DVD but you can't get one of the best TV shows in history. Gah.
Nov. 18, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST
I hate this crap of releasing an older show and then when it doesnt sell well- screw it! Release the entire series and be done with it.... (You hear me Knots Landing people!) They released the Six Million Dollar Man as a whole and its done quite well. WHO? WHO? are these insane morons who buy reality series on DVD? WHY??? No one remembers those episodes, no one cares....
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