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Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 is a DVD box set from Warner Home Video that was released on September 25, 2005.[1] It contains 60 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical short subject cartoons, 9 documentaries, 32 commentary tracks from animators and historians, 11 "vintage treasures from the vault", and 11 music-only or music-and-sound-effects audio tracks.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3
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DVD cover
Directed byChuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Arthur Davis, Tex Avery, Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton
Produced byLeon Schlesinger, Eddie Selzer, John W. Burton, David H. DePatie
Starringvoice of Mel Blanc
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release date
September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
Running time
442 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Volume 3 is the first in the series that includes a disclaimer on the box art stating the set "is intended for the adult collector" and that it may not be suitable for younger audiences. Volume 3 is also the first to contain a warning, this one by Whoopi Goldberg, who is a fan of the Warner cartoon characters, advising the viewers that some of the cartoons on the set contain content that is politically incorrect by today's standards, but will be shown uncut and uncensored for historical reasons, "because removing these inexcusable images and jokes from this collection would be the same as saying [these prejudices] never existed". Future volumes also contain this warning, presented instead as a title card before the main menu.

Contents

Related releasesEdit

As with Volumes 1 and 2, the individual discs were released separately in Regions 4:

  • Disc 1: Best of Bugs Bunny - Volume 3[2]
  • Disc 2: not released
  • Disc 3: Best of Porky - Volume 2 [3]
  • Disc 4: All-Stars - Volume 4 [4]

The Region 4 versions have changed package of contents.

  • Disc 1: Best of Bugs Bunny - Volume 3 includes the short Super-Rabbit from Disc 4: All-Stars - Volume 4 replacing shorts Rebel Rabbit and Duck! Rabbit! Duck!
  • Disc 3: Best of Porky - Volume 2 includes the shorts Hollywood Capers and The Film Fan from Disc 2 replacing shorts Porky's Romance, Porky's Party and Porky in Egypt
  • Disc 4: All-Stars - Volume 4 includes the shorts The CooCoo Nut Grove, She Was an Acrobat's Daughter, The Honey-Mousers and The Last Hungry Cat from Disc 2 replacing shorts Super-Rabbit, Daffy Duck and Egghead, A Gruesome Twosome, An Itch in Time and Gonzales' Tamales

In the UK (Region 2), the set was released unchanged in 2006.

Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny ClassicsEdit

All cartoons on this disc star Bugs Bunny.
# Title Co-stars Year Director Series
1 Hare Force Willoughby July 22, 1944 Friz Freleng MM
2 Hare Remover Elmer March 23, 1946 Frank Tashlin MM
3 Hare Tonic Elmer November 10, 1945 Chuck Jones LT
4 A Hare Grows in Manhattan Hector March 22, 1947 Friz Freleng MM
5 Easter Yeggs Elmer June 28, 1947 Robert McKimson LT
6 The Wabbit Who Came to Supper Elmer March 28, 1942 Friz Freleng MM
7 Bowery Bugs June 4, 1949 Arthur Davis MM
8 Homeless Hare March 11, 1950 Chuck Jones MM
9 Case of the Missing Hare December 12, 1942 Chuck Jones MM
10 Acrobatty Bunny June 29, 1946 Robert McKimson LT
11 Wackiki Wabbit July 3, 1943 Chuck Jones MM
12 Hare Do Elmer January 15, 1949 Friz Freleng MM
13 Rebel Rabbit April 9, 1949 Robert McKimson MM
14 Hillbilly Hare August 12, 1950 Robert McKimson MM
15 Duck! Rabbit, Duck! Daffy, Elmer October 3, 1953 Chuck Jones MM

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultsEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • A-Hunting We Will Go: Chuck Jones' Wabbit Season Twilogy

Disc 2 - Hollywood Caricatures and ParodiesEdit

# Title Characters Year Director Series
1 Daffy Duck in Hollywood Daffy December 12, 1938 Tex Avery MM
2 Hollywood Capers Beans October 19, 1935 Jack King LT
3 The Coo-Coo Nut Grove Ben Birdie November 28, 1936 Friz Freleng MM
4 Porky's Road Race Porky February 6, 1937 Frank Tashlin LT
5 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos Ben Birdie December 4, 1937 Frank Tashlin MM
6 She Was an Acrobat's Daughter April 10, 1937 Friz Freleng MM
7 The Film Fan Porky December 16, 1939 Bob Clampett LT
8 Speaking of the Weather September 4, 1937 Frank Tashlin MM
9 Thugs with Dirty Mugs May 6, 1939 Tex Avery MM
10 Goofy Groceries March 29, 1941 Bob Clampett MM
11 Swooner Crooner Porky May 6, 1944 Frank Tashlin LT
12 Wideo Wabbit Bugs, Elmer October 27, 1956 Robert McKimson MM
13 The Honey-Mousers The Honey-Mousers December 8, 1956[5] Robert McKimson LT
14 The Last Hungry Cat Tweety, Sylvester December 2, 1961 Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt MM
15 The Mouse That Jack Built April 4, 1959 Robert McKimson MM

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultsEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • Fine Tooning: Restoring the Warner Bros. Cartoons
  • Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White

Disc 3 - Porky and the PigsEdit

# Title Characters Year Director Series
1 I Haven't Got a Hat Beans, Porky March 2, 1935 Friz Freleng MM
2 Porky's Romance Petunia, Porky April 3, 1937 Frank Tashlin LT
3 Porky's Party Porky June 25, 1938 Bob Clampett LT
4 Porky in Egypt Porky November 5, 1938 Bob Clampett LT
5 Porky and Teabiscuit Porky April 29, 1939 Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton LT
6 Pigs Is Pigs Piggy January 30, 1937 Friz Freleng MM
7 Pigs in a Polka February 2, 1943 Friz Freleng MM
8 Porky Pig's Feat Daffy, Porky July 17, 1943 Frank Tashlin LT
9 Daffy Duck Slept Here Daffy, Porky March 6, 1948 Robert McKimson MM
10 Bye, Bye Bluebeard Porky October 22, 1949 Arthur Davis MM
11 An Egg Scramble Porky, Prissy May 27, 1950 Robert McKimson MM
12 Robin Hood Daffy Daffy, Porky March 8, 1958 Chuck Jones MM
13 The Windblown Hare Bugs August 27, 1949 Robert McKimson LT
14 Claws for Alarm Porky, Sylvester May 22, 1954 Chuck Jones MM
15 Rocket Squad Daffy, Porky March 10, 1956 Chuck Jones MM

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultsEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • Tish Tash: The Animated World of Frank Tashlin

Disc 4 - All-Stars Cartoon PartyEdit

# Title Characters Year Director Series
1 Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur Daffy April 22, 1939 Chuck Jones MM
2 Super-Rabbit Bugs April 3, 1943 Chuck Jones MM
3 Daffy Duck & Egghead Daffy, Egghead January 1, 1938 Tex Avery MM
4 A Gruesome Twosome Tweety June 9, 1945 Bob Clampett MM
5 Draftee Daffy Daffy January 27, 1945 Bob Clampett LT
6 Falling Hare Bugs October 30, 1943 Bob Clampett MM
7 Steal Wool Ralph and Sam June 8, 1957 Chuck Jones LT
8 Birds Anonymous Tweety, Sylvester, Clarence Cat August 10, 1957 Friz Freleng MM
9 No Barking Claude, Frisky February 27, 1954 Chuck Jones MM
10 Rabbit Punch Bugs, The Crusher April 10, 1948 Chuck Jones MM
11 An Itch in Time Elmer, Willoughby December 4, 1943 Bob Clampett MM
12 Odor-able Kitty Pepé January 6, 1945 Chuck Jones LT
13 Walky Talky Hawky Foghorn, Henery, Barnyard Dawg August 31, 1946 Robert McKimson MM
14 Gonzales' Tamales Speedy, Sylvester November 30, 1957 Friz Freleng LT
15 To Beep or Not to Beep Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner December 28, 1963 Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble MM

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultsEdit

Behind-the-TunesEdit

  • The Charm of Stink: On the Scent of Pepé Le Pew
  • Looney Tunes Go to War!
  • Strictly for the Birds: Tweety and Sylvester's Award-Winning Teamup

ReceptionEdit

In The New York Sun, author and critic Gary Giddins had complained that Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 and Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 were lacking in black-and-white shorts, and seemed to avoid the more politically incorrect cartoons in the series. When his review was reprinted in the book, Natural Selection: Gary Giddins on Comedy, Film, Music, and Books, Giddins noted that Volume 3 made up for its forerunners' shortcomings by including some of the racial caricatures of the series, preceded by an explanatory introduction by Whoopi Goldberg.[6]

External linksEdit

  • Aminian, Rod (2007-03-09). "Looney Tunes DVDs are 'collector's gold'". The Gonzaga Bulletin. Spokane, Washington: Gonzaga University. p. WE34. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20.
  • "Warner Home Video Delivers a Triple Threat of Classic Animation; ``Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three, ``Looney Tunes Movie Collection, ``Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2 Available for the First Time on DVD October 25, 2005". Business Wire. 2005-10-19.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Release and content information: "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes comedy Hour - The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2009-05-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2009-05-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=72514&seasonid=464018&lid=7
  6. ^ The New York Sun 23 Nov 2004, reprinted in Giddins, Gary (2006). Natural Selection: Gary Giddins on Comedy, Film, Music, and Books. Oxford University Press. pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-19-517951-X.