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Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4 is a Looney Tunes collection on DVD. Following the pattern of one release each year of the previous volumes, it was released on November 14, 2006.[1]

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4
Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 4.jpg
DVD-cover
Directed byRobert McKimson, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, Arthur Davis, Hawley Pratt
Produced byLeon Schlesinger, Eddie Selzer, John W. Burton, David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng
Starringthe voices of Mel Blanc, June Foray, Ralph James, Stan Freberg, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Kent Rogers, Robert C. Bruce, Tedd Pierce, Bernice Hansen, Marian Richman, Norman Nesbitt
Music byBill Lava, Carl Stalling, Milt Franklyn
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release date
November 14, 2006 (2006-11-14) (United States)
Running time
414 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

This Looney Tunes collection is the first one where every disc in the collection has a special theme. Disc one is all Bugs Bunny. Disc two is devoted to cartoons directed by Frank Tashlin. Disc three is all Speedy Gonzales cartoons. Disc four features feline characters, including the well-known Sylvester plus the lesser known Conrad the Cat and Claude Cat among others.[2] Previous Golden Collections included at least one All-Stars disc with no common theme.

Like Volume 3, Volume 4 contains a warning about the politically incorrect humor and racial stereotypes in some of the cartoons, but unlike Volume 3's warning, which was a filmed introduction done by Whoopi Goldberg, Volume 4 simply presents a title card before the main menu with the following:

The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society. These depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While the following does not represent the Warner Bros. view of today's society, these cartoons are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise is the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.

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The Region 2 version contains only 53 shorts; 11 on Disc 2, and 14 on each of the others.

Related releasesEdit

Akin to Volume 2 and 3, Disc 1 was released separately in Region 4 as Best of Bugs Bunny, Volume 4, while the other discs were not released in the same format.

In Region 1, discs 1 and 4 were also released separately as the more family-friendly Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: Volume 4.

Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny FavoritesEdit

All cartoons on this disc star Bugs Bunny.
# Title Co-stars Year Director Series
1 Roman Legion-Hare Sam November 12, 1955 Friz Freleng LT
2 The Grey Hounded Hare August 6, 1949 Robert McKimson LT
3 Rabbit Hood December 24, 1949 Chuck Jones MM
4 Operation: Rabbit Wile E. January 19, 1952 Chuck Jones LT
5 Knight-mare Hare October 1, 1955 Chuck Jones MM
6 Southern Fried Rabbit[n 1] Sam May 2, 1953 Friz Freleng LT
7 Mississippi Hare Colonel Shuffle February 26, 1949 Chuck Jones LT
8 Hurdy-Gurdy Hare January 21, 1950 Robert McKimson MM
9 Forward March Hare February 14, 1953 Chuck Jones LT
10 Sahara Hare Daffy, Sam March 26, 1955 Friz Freleng LT
11 Barbary Coast Bunny Nasty Canasta July 21, 1956 Chuck Jones LT
12 To Hare Is Human Wile E. December 15, 1956 Chuck Jones MM
13 8 Ball Bunny Playboy July 8, 1950 Chuck Jones LT
14 Knighty Knight Bugs Sam August 23, 1958 Friz Freleng LT
15 Rabbit Romeo Elmer December 14, 1957 Robert McKimson MM

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

Behind the TunesEdit

From the VaultEdit

Disc 2 - A Dash of TashlinEdit

All cartoons on this disc are directed by Frank Tashlin.
# Title Characters Year Series
1 The Case of the Stuttering Pig Porky October 30, 1937 LT
2 Little Pancho Vanilla October 8, 1938 MM
3 Little Beau Porky Porky November 14, 1936 LT
4 Now That Summer Is Gone May 14, 1938 MM
5 Porky in the North Woods Porky December 19, 1936 LT
6 You're an Education[n 1] November 5, 1938 MM
7 Porky's Railroad Porky August 7, 1937 LT
8 Plane Daffy[n 1] Daffy September 16, 1944 LT
9 Porky the Fireman[n 1] Porky June 4, 1938 LT
10 Cracked Ice September 10, 1938 MM
11 Puss n' Booty December 18, 1943 LT
12 I Got Plenty of Mutton March 11, 1944 LT
13 Booby Hatched October 14, 1944 LT
14 Porky's Poultry Plant Porky August 22, 1936 LT
15 The Stupid Cupid[n 1] Daffy, Elmer November 25, 1944 LT

Special featuresEdit

Audio commentariesEdit

From the VaultEdit

Disc 3 - Speedy Gonzales in a FlashEdit

All cartoons on this disc star Speedy Gonzales.
# Title Co-stars Year Director Series
1 Cat-Tails for Two August 29, 1953 Robert McKimson MM
2 Tabasco Road July 20, 1957 Robert McKimson LT
3 Tortilla Flaps January 18, 1958 Robert McKimson LT
4 Mexicali Shmoes July 4, 1959 Friz Freleng LT
5 Here Today, Gone Tamale[n 1] Sylvester August 29, 1959 Friz Freleng LT
6 West of the Pesos Sylvester January 23, 1960 Robert McKimson MM
7 Cannery Woe Sylvester January 7, 1961 Robert McKimson LT
8 The Pied Piper of Guadalupe Sylvester August 19, 1961 Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt LT
9 Mexican Boarders Slowpoke, Sylvester May 12, 1962 Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt LT
10 Chili Weather Sylvester August 17, 1963 Friz Freleng MM
11 A Message to Gracias Sylvester February 8, 1964 Robert McKimson LT
12 Nuts and Volts Sylvester April 25, 1964 Friz Freleng LT
13 Pancho's Hideaway Yosemite Sam October 24, 1964 Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt LT
14 The Wild Chase Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner February 27, 1965 Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt (uncredited) MM
15 A-Haunting We Will Go Daffy, Witch Hazel April 16, 1966 Robert McKimson LT

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

From the VaultEdit

OthersEdit

  • Friz on Film (new 1-hour documentary)

Disc 4 - Kitty KornerEdit

# Title Characters Year Director Series
1 The Night Watchman November 19, 1938 Chuck Jones MM
2 Conrad the Sailor Conrad, Daffy February 28, 1942 Chuck Jones MM
3 The Sour Puss[n 1] Porky November 2, 1940 Bob Clampett LT
4 The Aristo-Cat Claude, Hubie and Bertie June 19, 1943 Chuck Jones MM
5 Dough Ray Me-ow Louie and Heathcliff August 14, 1948 Arthur Davis MM
6 Pizzicato Pussycat January 1, 1955 Friz Freleng MM
7 Kiss Me Cat Marc and Pussyfoot February 21, 1953 Chuck Jones LT
8 Cat Feud Marc and Pussyfoot December 20, 1958 Chuck Jones MM
9 The Unexpected Pest Sylvester June 2, 1956 Robert McKimson MM
10 Go Fly a Kit Pussyfoot February 23, 1957 Chuck Jones LT
11 Kiddin’ The Kitten Dodsworth April 5, 1952 Robert McKimson MM
12 A Peck o' Trouble Dodsworth March 28, 1953 Robert McKimson LT
13 Mouse and Garden Sylvester July 16, 1960 Friz Freleng LT
14 Porky's Poor Fish Porky April 27, 1940 Bob Clampett LT
15 Swallow the Leader October 15, 1949 Robert McKimson LT

Special featuresEdit

Audio bonusesEdit

Behind the TunesEdit

  • One Hit Wonders
  • Sing-a-Song of Looney Tunes
  • The Art of the Gag
  • Wild Lines: The Art of Voice Acting
  • Looney Tunes: A Cast of Thousands

From the VaultEdit

  • Porky’s Breakdowns (1939 joke reel with Porky swearing) (unavailable on UK release)
  • Sahara Hare Storyboard Reel
  • Porky’s Poor Fish Storyboard Reel

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Not included in the region 2 release (except in France).[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Release and content information: Lacey, Gord (2006-11-14). "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four and Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume Four". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  2. ^ "Frank Tashlin Spotlighted in New Golden Looney Tunes DVD Collection". Animation World Network. 2006-08-29. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  3. ^ Carter, R.J. (2006-11-20). "DVD Review: Looney Tunes - Golden Collection, Volume Four". www.the-trades.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. External link in |publisher= (help)

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