Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1
Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 is a DVD box set that was released by Warner Home Video on October 28, 2003. The first release of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD series, it contains 56 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons and numerous supplements. The set won the Classic Award at the Parents' Choice Awards.
|Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1|
|Directed by||Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Bob Clampett and Arthur Davis|
|Produced by||Leon Schlesinger, John W. Burton, Eddie Selzer|
|Starring||voice of Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Distributed by||Warner Home Video|
|October 28, 2003|
In Regions 2 and 4, the discs were packaged as follows:
- Disc 1: Best of Bugs Bunny
- Disc 2: Best of Daffy and Porky
- Disc 3 (Region 2): All Stars - Volume 1
- Disc 4 (Region 2): All Stars - Volume 2
- Discs 3 and 4 (Region 4): All Stars - Volumes 1 and 2
In Region 1, discs 3 and 4 were also released separately as the more family-friendly Looney Tunes Premiere Collection (also known as Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: Volume 1).
Disc 1 - Best of Bugs BunnyEdit
- All cartoons on this disc star Bugs Bunny.
|1||Baseball Bugs||February 2, 1946||Friz Freleng||LT|
|2||Rabbit Seasoning||Daffy, Elmer||September 20, 1952||Chuck Jones||MM|
|3||Long-Haired Hare||June 25, 1949||Chuck Jones||LT|
|4||High Diving Hare||Sam||April 30, 1949||Friz Freleng||LT|
|5||Bully for Bugs||August 8, 1953||Chuck Jones||LT|
|6||What's Up Doc?||Elmer||June 17, 1950||Robert McKimson||LT|
|7||Rabbit's Kin||Pete Puma||November 15, 1952||Robert McKimson||MM|
|8||Water, Water Every Hare||Gossamer||April 19, 1952||Chuck Jones||LT|
|9||Big House Bunny||Sam||April 22, 1950||Friz Freleng||LT|
|10||Big Top Bunny||December 1, 1951||Robert McKimson||MM|
|11||My Bunny Lies over the Sea||December 4, 1948||Chuck Jones||MM|
|12||Wabbit Twouble||Elmer||December 20, 1941||Bob Clampett||MM|
|13||Ballot Box Bunny||Sam||October 6, 1951||Friz Freleng||MM|
|14||Rabbit of Seville||Elmer||December 16, 1950||Chuck Jones||LT|
- Music-only audio tracks on Rabbit Seasoning, What's Up Doc?, Rabbit's Kin
- Audio commentaries
From the VaultsEdit
- Bonus cartoon: (Blooper) Bunny (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam; 1997)- with optional commentary by Greg Ford
- Bugs Bunny at the Movies Excerpts: My Dream Is Yours, Two Guys From Texas
- The Bugs Bunny Show: A Star is Bored bridging sequences; The Astro-Nuts audio recording sessions with Mel Blanc
- Trailer gallery: Bugs Bunny's Cartoon Festival, Bugs Bunny's Cartoon Jamboree
- Stills gallery
- Bugs: A Rabbit For All Seasonings
- Short-Fuse Shootout: The Small Tale of Yosemite Sam
- Forever Befuddled
Disc 2 - Best of Daffy & PorkyEdit
|#||Title||Daffy, Porky or Both?||Co-stars||Release date||Director||Series|
|1||Duck Amuck||Daffy||Bugs||February 28, 1953||Chuck Jones||MM|
|2||Dough for the Do-Do||Porky||September 2, 1949||Friz Freleng||MM|
|3||Drip-Along Daffy||Both||Nasty Canasta||November 17, 1951||Chuck Jones||MM|
|4||Scaredy Cat||Porky||Sylvester||December 18, 1948||Chuck Jones||MM|
|5||The Ducksters||Both||September 2, 1950||Chuck Jones||LT|
|6||The Scarlet Pumpernickel||Both||Elmer, Henery, Sylvester, Melissa Duck||March 4, 1950||Chuck Jones||LT|
|7||Yankee Doodle Daffy||Both||June 5, 1943||Friz Freleng||LT|
|8||Porky Chops||Porky||February 12, 1949||Arthur Davis||LT|
|9||The Wearing of the Grin||Porky||July 14, 1951||Chuck Jones||LT|
|10||Deduce, You Say!||Both||September 29, 1956||Chuck Jones||LT|
|11||Boobs in the Woods||Both||January 28, 1950||Robert McKimson||LT|
|12||Golden Yeggs||Both||Rocky||August 5, 1950||Friz Freleng||MM|
|13||Rabbit Fire||Daffy||Bugs, Elmer||May 19, 1951||Chuck Jones||LT|
|14||Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century||Both||Marvin||July 25, 1953||Chuck Jones||MM|
- Music-only audio tracks on Duck Amuck, Drip-Along Daffy, The Scarlet Pumpernickel, Rabbit Fire
- Audio commentaries by Michael Barrier on Duck Amuck, Drip-Along Daffy, The Scarlet Pumpernickel, The Wearing of the Grin, Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
- Hard Luck Duck
- Porky Pig Roast: A Tribute to the World's Most Famous Ham
- Animal Quackers
- Camera Three: The Boys From Termite Terrace: Part 2
- Stills gallery
Disc 3 - Looney Tunes All-Stars: Part 1Edit
- Cartoons 1-12 are directed by Chuck Jones (10 co-directed by Abe Levitow), 13 and 14 by Bob Clampett.
|1||Elmer's Candid Camera||Elmer, Happy Rabbit||March 2, 1940||MM|
|2||Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears||Bugs, The Three Bears||February 26, 1944||MM|
|3||Fast and Furry-ous||Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner||September 17, 1949||LT|
|4||Hair-Raising Hare||Bugs, Gossamer||May 25, 1946||MM|
|5||Awful Orphan||Charlie, Porky||January 29, 1949||MM|
|6||Haredevil Hare||Bugs, K-9, Marvin||July 24, 1948||LT|
|7||For Scent-imental Reasons||Pepé, Penelope||November 12, 1949||LT|
|8||Frigid Hare||Bugs, Playboy Penguin||October 8, 1949||MM|
|9||The Hypo-Chondri-Cat||Claude Cat, Hubie and Bertie||April 15, 1950||MM|
|10||Baton Bunny||Bugs||January 10, 1959||LT|
|11||Feed the Kitty||Marc and Pussyfoot||February 2, 1952||MM|
|12||Don't Give Up the Sheep||Ralph and Sam||January 3, 1953||LT|
|13||Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid||Bugs, Beaky||July 11, 1942||MM|
|14||Tortoise Wins by a Hare||Bugs, Cecil||February 20, 1943||MM|
- Music-only audio tracks on Baton Bunny, Feed the Kitty
- Audio commentaries
From the VaultsEdit
- Too Fast, Too Furry-ous
- Blanc Expressions
- Merrie Melodies: Carl Stalling and Cartoon Music
Disc 4 - Looney Tunes All-Stars: Part 2Edit
|1||Canary Row||Granny, Sylvester, Tweety||October 7, 1950||MM|
|2||Bunker Hill Bunny||Bugs, Sam||September 23, 1950||MM|
|3||Kit for Cat||Elmer, Sylvester||November 6, 1948||LT|
|4||Putty Tat Trouble||Sylvester, Tweety||February 24, 1951||LT|
|5||Bugs and Thugs||Bugs, Rocky and Mugsy||March 13, 1954||LT|
|6||Canned Feud||Sylvester||February 3, 1951||LT|
|7||Lumber Jerks||Goofy Gophers||June 25, 1955||LT|
|8||Speedy Gonzales||Speedy, Sylvester||September 17, 1955||MM|
|9||Tweety's S.O.S.||Granny, Sylvester, Tweety||September 22, 1951||MM|
|10||The Foghorn Leghorn||Foghorn, Henery||October 9, 1948||MM|
|11||Daffy Duck Hunt||Barnyard, Daffy, Porky||March 26, 1949||LT|
|12||Early to Bet||May 12, 1951||MM|
|13||A Broken Leghorn||Foghorn, Prissy||September 26, 1959||LT|
|14||Devil May Hare||Bugs, Taz||June 19, 1954||LT|
- Music-only audio tracks on Putty Tat Trouble, Speedy Gonzales, A Broken Leghorn
- Audio commentaries
From the VaultsEdit
- Needy For Speedy
- Putty Problems and Canary Rows
- Southern Pride Chicken
- Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
In their review of the set, the Parents' Choice Foundation, at their Parents' Choice Award site, awarded the release the "Classic Award" for its high quality in presenting classic material. While cautioning parents about some of the cartoon violence, the review called the set, "solid gold, not just because of the brilliant animated shorts but because of the plethora of commentaries, historical documentaries on the minds behind the madness," and "a true treasure of imagination worth having in your DVD library."
The DVD site, The Digital Bits claimed that Looney Tunes had been one of the most anticipated releases since the inception of the DVD format, and noted that the wait had been "long, but in the end definitely worthwhile." The site's reviewer wrote that the cartoon shorts on the DVDs looked, "brighter, much more colourful, cleaner, sharper, and generally better-framed than their Laserdisc counterparts," which, until that time, had been the best home-format for viewing the cartoons. The reviewer noted that the "very generous selection of supplements" were "almost uniformly informative and entertaining."
The multimedia news and reviews website, IGN complained about the selection of shorts offered on the first set in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series. First pointing out that it would be impossible not to leave out major cartoons by selecting only 56 out of the 1,100 Looney Tunes, the review criticized the selection for the omission of Knighty Knight Bugs, an Academy Award-winning 1958 Bugs Bunny cartoon. IGN complimented the restoration of the shorts, but noted that dust was visible in some cases. The reviewer noted that there were more extras than cartoons on the set, and singled out the audio commentaries for praise due to their variety.
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- Looney Tunes Golden Collection
- Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography
- Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1929–1939)
- Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1940–1949)
- Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1950–1959)
- Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1960–1969)
- Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1970–present and miscellaneous)