Warner Home Video (WHV) unveils the first ever Looney Tunes collection on Blu-ray with the release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1.
Press Release from Warner Home Video
BURBANK, CA. -- Warner Home Video (WHV) unveils the first ever Looney Tunes collection on Blu-ray with the release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1. Available in stores November 15, 2011, this set features 50 of some of the greatest Looney Tunes shorts the studio has ever made, all of which have been remastered. Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, this release will be available in two different packaging styles including a limited & numbered collector’s edition box set with memorabilia or a standard sized Blu-ray Book without collectibles. Both releases will feature a Blu-ray Book with rare images and a cartoon guide by animation historian Jerry Beck. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 Ultimate Collector’s Edition will retail for $79.98 SRP and Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 will retail for $59.96 SRP.
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 contains some of Looney Tunes’ most beloved theatrical shorts. Together, these three discs contain 50 of the most enduring and some of the best theatrical shorts from the Looney Tunes franchise. The selection features works by some of the most renowned directors in animation history including Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, Robert McKimson and others. The featured lineup showcases a delightful mix everyone’s favorite characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Witch Hazel, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepé Le Pew and many more. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 is aimed at adult collectors of animation.
Disc one is comprised of 25 shorts that feature some of the best-known Looney Tunes characters. This disc features three Academy Award® -winning cartoons including Tweetie Pie, which united a famous cat and canary duo that would appear in more than 40 Warner Bros. shorts and would go on to earn several other Oscar® nominations through the years. For Scent-imental Reasons, the second Looney Tunes cartoon to win an Oscar®, stars the beloved French skunk Pepé Le Pew who tries to seduce a reluctant feline in an upscale perfume shop. Also featured is Speedy Gonzales, an award-winning short featuring the fastest mouse in all of Mexico.
Disc two, which showcases several Looney Tunes supporting players in their complete collection and classic one-shot shorts, includes some of the funniest, most memorable cartoons in animation history. One Froggy Evening, introduces us to Michigan J. Frog, the top hat-wearing-amphibian with the golden voice. Chow Hound, is the short about the dog who loves gravy. I Love to Singa tells the story about the little jazz-singing owl. The Three Little Bops, is a jazzy, modern-day update on the story of “The Three Little Pigs.” Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Witch Hazel, Marc Anthony and Ralph Phillips are featured in their complete collection. Also included is the Academy Award® nominated From A to Z-Z-Z-Z, which focuses on a day in the life of an adorable, day-dreaming boy named Ralph Phillips, who escapes a mundane school day by use of his active imagination.
Disc three is entirely comprised of bonus content. Hours and hours of extras include several documentaries with expert commentary and behind-the-scenes information from popular animators, famous directors, animation historians and celebrated devotees. This disc features three-full-length documentaries about director Chuck Jones. Included are: Chuck Amuck: The Movie, Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation as well as Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood. Also featured is a set of bonus cartoons that include some of Jones’ previously “locked-in-the-vault” rarities and much more.
All three discs are stored inside a gorgeous, must-own, Blu-ray™ Book that contains pages and pages of rare sketches and breathtaking images that are sure to captivate even the most expert animation connoisseur. The book contains insightful commentary by renowned animation historian Jerry Beck as well as a guide with synopses of the shorts featured in the collection. The Blu-ray™ Book and discs are also available in a beautiful collector’s box set edition that features Looney Tunes memorabilia, including framed Looney Tunes litho cel with a certificate of authenticity, souvenir tin sign magnet and character collectible glass featuring Bugs Bunny. For exclusivity, this Ultimate Collection is limited and numbered.
“Animation fans have fervently been requesting classic Looney Tunes shorts on Blu-ray™,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “We are pleased to have put together a gorgeous collection, with a carefully selected assortment of shorts. We know Looney Tunes fans are passionate, knowledgeable and discriminating viewers, and we think they’ll be pleased with this collection.”
LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME ONE(BOX SET AND BLU-RAY™ BOOK)
1. HARE TONIC 2. BASEBALL BUGS* 3. BUCCANEER BUNNY* 4. THE OLD GREY HARE* 5. RABBIT HOOD* 6. 8 BALL BUNNY* 7. RABBIT OF SEVILLE* 8. WHAT'S OPERA, DOC?*^ 9. THE GREAT PIGGY BANK ROBBERY* 10. A PEST IN THE HOUSE* 11. THE SCARLET PUMPERNICKEL*^ 12. DUCK AMUCK*^ 13. ROBIN HOOD DAFFY*^ 14. BABY BOTTLENECK* 15. KITTY KORNERED* 16. SCAREDY CAT* 17. PORKY CHOPS 18. OLD GLORY* 19. A TALE OF TWO KITTIES* 20. TWEETIE PIE* 21. FAST AND FURRY-OUS* 22. BEEP, BEEP* 23. LOVELORN LEGHORN 24. FOR SCENT-IMENTAL REASONS* 25. SPEEDY GONZALES*^
+ 6 BEHIND THE TUNES (FEATURETTES)• Wagnerian Wabbit: The Making of What's Opera, Doc?• Twilight in Tunes: The Music of Raymond Scott• Powerhouse in Pictures• Putty Problems and Canary Rows• A Chuck Jones Tutorial: Tricks of the Cartoon Trade• The Charm of Stink: On the Scent of Pepé le Pew
* Includes Commentaries ^ Includes Alternative Audio Tracks
1. ONE FROGGY EVENING*^ 2. THREE LITTLE BOPS*^ 3. I LOVE TO SINGA* 4. KATNIP KOLLEGE 5. THE DOVER BOYS AT PIMENTO UNIVERSITY* 6. CHOW HOUND* 7. HAREDEVIL HARE* 8. THE HASTY HARE 9. DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24½th CENTURY* 10. HARE-WAY TO THE STARS^ 11. MAD AS A MARS HARE 12. DEVIL MAY HARE* 13. BEDEVILLED RABBIT 14. DUCKING THE DEVIL^ 15. BILL OF HARE 16. DR. DEVIL AND MR. HARE 17. BEWITCHED BUNNY*^ 18. BROOM-STICK BUNNY*^ 19. A WITCH'S TANGLED HARE^ 20. A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO 21. FEED THE KITTY*^ 22. KISS ME KAT^ 23. FELINE FRAME-UP^ 24. FROM A TO Z-Z-Z-Z*^ 25. BOYHOOD DAZE*^
+5 BEHIND THE TUNES (FEATURETTES)• It Hopped One Night: The Story Behind One Froggy Evening • Wacky Warner One-Shots• Mars Attacks! Life on the Red Planet with My Favorite Martian• Razzma-Taz: Giving the Tasmanian Devil His Due • The Ralph Phillips Story: Living the American Daydream
* Includes Commentaries ^ Includes Alternative Audio Tracks
DISC 3 (ALL SPECIAL FEATURES)• A GREETING FROM CHUCK JONES• CHUCK AMUCK: THE MOVIE• CHUCK JONES: EXTREMES & IN-BETWEENS, A LIFE IN ANIMATION• CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD• THE ANIMATED WORLD OF CHUCK JONES (9 CARTOONS)• Point Rationing of Foods• Hell-Bent for Election • So Much for So Little • Orange Blossoms for Violet • A Hitch in Time• 90 Day Wondering• Drafty, Isn't It?• The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics• The Bear That Wasn't• HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! PENCIL TEST• THE DOOR• BONUS CARTOONS (9 CARTOONS)• Fright Before Christmas• Spaced-Out- Bunny• Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24 1/2th Century• Another Froggy Evening• Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension• Superior Duck • From Hare to Eternity• Father of the Bird• Museum Scream
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