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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour - Final Contents for Blu-ray 'Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1'


3-BD high-def release available Nov. 15th in regular digibook and Ultimate Collector's Edition

Posted by David Lambert
8/04/2011
 
    50 of some of the greatest Looney Tunes cartoon are together for the first time on Blu-ray. Releasing in a digibook with rare images and a cartoon guide by animation historian Jerry Beck, this collection is derived from the original negatives and the shorts have been digitally restored and remastered. The 3 discs contain some of the franchise's most enduring shorts featuring all your favorite Looney Tune Characters! Disc 1 features 25 classics from the immortals: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and more! Disc 2 has 25 shorts featuring One-Shot Classics and the complete collection for each of the following characters: Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Witch Hazel, Marc Anthony & Ralph Phillips. Disc 3 contains over 5 hours of content saluting animator Chuck Jones, insightful documentaries and rare shorts from Jones and others!
The studio description quoted above is just the beginning of today's updates about Warner Home Video's high-def Blu-ray release of The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1. Today the studio formally announced the title, confirming a November 15th street date for both the regular digibook release ($59.96 SRP) and the limited, numbered Blu-ray for The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1: Ultimate Collector's Edition ($79.98 SRP). In our previous story a few weeks ago there was an early (and incomplete) list of cartoons and extras for these 3-disc sets, but now Warner has provided us with a finalized list of disc-by-disc contents:
  • Disc #1:
    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 Pumpernickle
    12. Duck Amuck
    13. Robin Hood Daffy
    14. Baby Bottleneck
    15. Kitty Kornered
    16. Scardy Cat
    17. Porky Chops
    18. Old Glory
    19. A Tale Of Two Kittie
    20. Tweetie Pie
    21. Fast And Furry-ous
    22. Beep Beep
    23. Lovelorn Leghorn
    24. For Scent-I-Mental 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

  • Disc #2:
    1. One Froggy Evening
    2. The 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 ZZZZ
    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

  • Disc #3:
    • 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 (Ken Mundie, 1967)
    • Bonus Cartoons (9 cartoons):
      • Fright Before Christmas
      • Spaced-Out-Bunny
      • Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
      • Another Froggy Evening
      • Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension
      • Superior Duck
      • From Hare to Eternity
      • Father of the Bird
      • Museum Scream
The Ultimate Collector's Edition, in addition to the above on-disc content and the digibook disc-carrier (with rare images and cartoon guide by animation historian Jerry Beck), will also include a Character Collectible Glass featuring Bugs Bunny, a Souvenir Tin Sign Magnet featuring an image of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, a Framed Litho Cel featuring your favorite Looney Tunes characters and a Certificate of Authenticity! The package art for both the regular and limited-edition releases are shown at bottom. Just below here is a button link to pre-order these from Amazon.com; both versions of the title are now available for you to place your order.

Don't forget that Jerry Beck will return to the Shokus Internet Radio's signature program, Stu's Show, this coming Wednesday, August 10th. You can listen to him discuss this and other Looney Tunes releases, plus other titles such as Tom & Jerry. We'll have full information about that appearance in the form of a press release either on the morning of the day in question. Be sure to tune in!

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