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Essential Daffy Duck Collection Comes to DVD

That zany duck, Daffy Duck, one of Looney Tunes’ most enduring characters is celebrated in his very own DVD release when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings The Essential Daffy Duck Collection to consumers November 1, 2011.

Press Release from Warner Home Video

BURBANK, CA -- That zany duck, Daffy Duck, one of Looney Tunes’ most enduring characters is celebrated in his very own DVD release when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings The Essential Daffy Duck Collection to consumers November 1, 2011. This definitive collection includes 21 cartoons, three of which are new to DVD, plus a new, mini-documentary, which totals almost four hours of content. A must-own collection for animation lovers, The Essential Daffy Duck Collection retails for $26.99 SRP.

Everything consumers need to know about Daffy Duck is featured on The Essential Daffy Duck Collection, the second compilation from the series of character-based collections. All of Daffy’s funniest moments and essential appearances are compiled in this comprehensive set. From his breakthrough cartoons to classic clashes with co-stars Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Porky Pig, this compilation takes viewers through Daffy’s career from the very beginning through current times.

Daffy Duck’s creation was made possible by the combined efforts of such legendary animators as Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Art Davis and Robert Cannon. He has been involved in almost every era of Warner Bros. animation. Daffy Duck’s versatile character has been adapted to suit whatever style a particular time period called for, and has remained one of the greatest and best-loved cartoon stars of all time.

Disc one begins with a wacky duck we all know as Daffy.  These theatrical shorts introduce us to the first time he says some of his most well-known lines including, “You’re despicable!” and “Of course you know, this means War!”  Disc two offers some of Daffy’s rarest appearances, which include television specials and shorts never before available on DVD. The Essential Daffy Duck Collection is aimed at adult collectors of animation.

DVD Bonus Features:

    * Daffy Duck: Ridicule Is the Burden of Genius– A mini-documentary that illustrates Daffy Duck’s vast career.    * Daffy Duck’s Easter Special – A Warner Bros. TV television special.    * Daffy Duck’s Thanks-for-Giving Special – A Warner Bros. TV television special.    * Daffy Duck for President – A Warner Bros. cartoon.

“For this title, we have carefully selected a diverse collection of shorts that show off some of Daffy Duck’s best moments,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “Daffy Duck is one of Looney Tunes’ most popular characters and we are delighted to put together and release a collection entirely devoted to him. It’s a must-have DVD not only for those who love Daffy but for anyone who appreciates great animation and wonderful Looney Tunes cartoon shorts.”

The Essential Daffy Duck Collection Featured Shorts:

Disc 1Porky’s Duck HuntDaffy Duck and EggheadThe Daffy DocPlane DaffyThe Great Piggy Bank RobberyNasty QuacksBook RevueDuck AmuckDuck Dodgers in the 24½th CenturyThe Scarlet PumpernickelMy Little DuckarooA Star is BoredDeduce, You SayAli Baba BunnyRobin Hood Daffy

Disc 2The DuxorcistThe Night of the Living DuckDuck Dodgers Jr.Superior DuckDuck Dodgers in Attack of the DronesThe Green Loonturn

The CreditsAbout Warner Bros. AnimationWarner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The films have been released theatrically, attached to Warner Bros. Pictures releases. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,  MAD, The Looney Tunes Show, Young Justicefor Cartoon Network, and will soon launch Green Lantern: The Animated Series, ThunderCats, and more. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe original animated movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio's rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy Award®, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Home VideoWith operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment GroupWarner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

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