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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.[1] The set won the Classic Award at the Parents' Choice Awards.[2]

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1
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DVD-cover
Directed byChuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Bob Clampett and Arthur Davis
Produced byLeon Schlesinger, John W. Burton, Eddie Selzer
Starringvoice of Mel Blanc
Music byCarl Stalling
Milt Franklyn
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release date
October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28) (United States)
Running time
411 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Contents

Related releasesEdit

In Regions 2 and 4, the discs were packaged as follows:

  • Disc 1: Best of Bugs Bunny[3]
  • Disc 2: Best of Daffy and Porky[4]
  • 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[5]

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.
# Title Co-stars Release date Director Series
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

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultsEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • Bugs: A Rabbit For All Seasonings
  • Short-Fuse Shootout: The Small Tale of Yosemite Sam
  • Forever Befuddled

OthersEdit

Disc 2 - Best of Daffy & PorkyEdit

# Title Star 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

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • Hard Luck Duck
  • Porky Pig Roast: A Tribute to the World's Most Famous Ham
  • Animal Quackers

OthersEdit

  • 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.
# Title Characters Release date Series
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 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

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultsEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • Too Fast, Too Furry-ous
  • Merrie Melodies: Carl Stalling and Cartoon Music
  • Blanc Expressions

Disc 4 - Looney Tunes All-Stars: Part 2Edit

Cartoons 1-9 are directed by Friz Freleng, 10–14 by Robert McKimson.
# Title Characters Release date Series
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

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultsEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • Needy For Speedy
  • Putty Problems and Canary Rows
  • Southern Pride Chicken

OthersEdit

  • Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of Looney Tunes

ReceptionEdit

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."[6]

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."[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Release and content information: "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes comedy Hour - The Looney Tunes Golden Collection". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  2. ^ Lambert, David (2004-04-03). "Site News - 3 TV-DVDs win Parents' Choice Awards". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  3. ^ "Looney Tunes Collection-Best of Bugs Bunny (2003)". Michaeldvd.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  4. ^ "Looney Tunes Collection-Best of Daffy and Porky (2003)". Michaeldvd.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  5. ^ "Looney Tunes Collection-All Stars-Volumes 1 & 2 (2003)". Michaeldvd.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  6. ^ "Parents' Choice Awards : DVDs : The Looney Tunes Golden Collection". Parents' Choice Award. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
  7. ^ Maxwell, Barrie (2003-10-23). "The Looney Tunes Golden Collection". The Digital Bits. Archived from the original on 2008-09-05.
  8. ^ Patrizio, Andy (2003-10-30). "Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Nice start, but it's almost all Bugs". IGN. New York: News Corporation. p. 1.
  9. ^ Patrizio, Andy (2003-10-30). "Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Nice start, but it's almost all Bugs". IGN. New York: News Corporation. p. 2.

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