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Warner Home Video Unveils Two New Sets Of Rare Looney Tunes Shorts

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are the big stars of Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Looney Tunes releases available in stores August 10, 2010.

Press Release from Warner Home Video

BURBANK, CA (May 24, 2010) – Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are the big stars of Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Looney Tunes releases available in stores August 10, 2010.  Titled Looney Tunes Super Stars: Bugs Bunny Hare Extraordinaire and Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck Frustrated Fowl, these releases are the first in a new series of WHV DVD collections that celebrate popular Looney Tunes characters. Each title is comprised of 15 newly remastered from original film elements, classic theatrical shorts (over two hours of content on each) new to DVD. Sold separately, each release will retail for $19.98 SRP.

Looney Tunes Super Stars:  Bugs Bunny Hare Extraordinaire is devoted to everyone’s favorite carrot-crunching, “wascally wabbit.” Fifteen theatrical cartoons have found their way out of the vaults and onto this hilarious compilation. Included are Lumber Jack-Rabbit, which was directed by Chuck Jones and is the only Warner Bros. cartoon short produced in 3-D.

The good times roll with Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck Frustrated Fowl. This DVD is entirely devoted to that smart-aleck duck.  Fifteen theatrical shorts are featured on this side-splitting compilation. Included is People are Bunny, which parodies Art Linkletter’s show People are Funny.  Also featured is This is a Life?, which is a spoof the classic TV series This is Your Life, where Elmer Fudd parodies host Ralph Edwards. A parody of Edward R. Murrow’s TV series Person to Person is also featured on a short titled Person to Bunny.

Both Looney Tunes Super Stars:  Bugs Bunny Hare Extraordinaire and Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck Frustrated Fowl feature a mix of both Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts directed by such legendary animators as Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Frank Tashlin and others. Because the Daffy Duck shorts featured on the DVD are not edited for content, it is more suited for the adult collector than for young viewers.

“Cartoon fans won’t want to miss these two collections filled with un-edited and re-mastered versions of classic Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck shorts that were originally released theatrically during animation’s golden age,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing.  He added, “Our goal is to continue searching our vaults for animated gems such as these to surprise and please even the most experienced of cartoon connoisseurs.”

Mutiny on the BunnyTick Tock TuckeredBushy HareNasty QuacksHare We Go Daffy DillyFoxy by ProxyWise QuackersHare TrimmedThe Prize PestLumber Jack-RabbitDesign for LeavingNapoleon Bunny-PartStork NakedBedevilled RabbitThis Is a Life?Apes of WrathDime to Retire From Hare to HeirDucking the DevilLighter than Hare People Are BunnyThe Million HarePerson to BunnyMad as a Mars HareDaffy’s Inn TroubleDr. Devil and Mr. Hare The Iceman DuckethFalse HareSuppressed Duck

The CreditsWarner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation.  

Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage.  Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries.  Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Home VideoWith operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest 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 Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

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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