Warner Bros. Brings Iconic Looney Tunes To Blu-Ray For The First Time

By Jessica Grabert 2011-08-18 12:26:22 discussion comments
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Geico’s been throwing Foghorn Leghorn’s ridiculous narratives in my face for well over a year with its deftly humorous commercial. Yet, with fewer channels interested in playing Looney Tunes reruns in past years, I’ve been bereft of Leghorn and crew for well longer than that. Lack of Looney Tunes really is a sad way to treat some of Warner Bros.’ most iconic characters.

Luckily, Warner Bros. is about to change its Tunes, by bringing ‘em to Blu-Ray. Warner Bros. Senior VP George Feltenstein has announced the studio will release the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One in November. For the first time ever, 50 of the Looney Tunes best and brightest episodes will be enhanced for high definition.

There will be two options with the Volume One set: a standard digibook version and an Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Both sets will contain two discs full of episodes, and a third disc chock full of bonus features. However, the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be dressed to the nines. Running at $79.98, each set will be numbered for exclusivity, and will come with a 52-page color book. Other extras with the nicer set include a character shot glass, a tin magnet, and a certificate of authenticity. Apparently Warner Bros. expects everyone to be as excited about this as I am.

A first volume always leaves room for a second and a third. If you really are excited about the Looney Tunes on Blu-Ray, I’d keep my eyes peeled for more announcements in the future. Until then, check out the specs for Volume One, below.

Disc 1
  • Episodes
    • Hare Tonic
    • Baseball Bugs
    • Buccaneer Bunny
    • The Old Grey Hare
    • Rabbit Hood
    • 8 Ball Bunny
    • Rabbit of Seville
    • What's Opera Doc?
    • The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
    • A Pest in the House
    • The Scarlet Pumpernickel
    • Duck Amuck
    • Robin Hood Daffy
    • Baby Bottleneck
    • Kitty Kornered
    • Scaredy Cat
    • Porky Chops
    • Old Glory
    • A Tale of Two Kitties
    • Tweetie Pie
    • Fast and Furry-ous
    • Beep, Beep
    • Lovelorn Leghorn
    • For Scent-I-Mental Reasons
    • Speedy Gonzales
  • “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:
  • Episodes
    • One Froggy Evening
    • The Three Little Bops
    • I Love to Singa
    • Katnip Kollege The Dover Boys at Pimento University
    • Chow Hound
    • Haredevil Hare
    • The Hasty Hare
    • Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century
    • Hare-way to the Stars
    • Mad as a Mars Hare
    • Devil May Hare
    • Bedeviled Rabbit
    • Ducking the Devil
    • Bill of Hare
    • Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
    • Bewitched Bunny
    • Broom-stick Bunny
    • A Witch's Tangled Hare
    • A-Haunting We Will Go
    • Feed the Kitty
    • Kiss Me Kat
    • Feline Frame-Up
    • From A to ZZZZ
    • Boyhood Daze
  • Five “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
    • The Ralph Phillips Story: Living the American Daydream
    • Razzma-Taz: Giving the Tasmanian Devil His Due
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
  • Ken Mundie's expressionist anti-war short, “The Door”
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas Pencil Test
  • The Animated World of Chuck Jones (Nine Cartoons)
  • Nine Bonus Cartoons



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