The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour - 'Marsupial Mayhem' Includes 17 New-to-DVD Shorts!
Sylvester Cat and Hippety Hopper clash in this 18-short release
Posted by David Lambert
From the moment they teamed up, the endlessly-persistent Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr. and the hyperactive young kangaroo Hippety Hopper would go on to became one of Warner Bros. most reliably hilarious animated duos. Now, together for the first time on DVD, it's the best of the failure-prone feline and spring-loaded little marsupial in 18 classic cartoons re-mastered to all their Golden-Age-of-Animation glory!
Featuring 17 shorts never-before-seen on DVD, these timeless cat vs "giant mouse" gems include Sylvester's riotous pursuit of Hippety after the 'roo escapes the zoo in Hop, Look and Listen, Sylvester's hapless attempts to impress his son Sylvester, Jr. in Pop 'Im Pop! and the acclaimed Hoppy-Go-Lucky, a brilliant send-up of John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men. And that's just the beginning of the bounding, bouncing, cat-confounding fun in this cartoon cornucopia from the heyday of Warner Bros. animation!
The single-disc release scheduled for April 23rd is Looney Tunes Super Stars' Sylvester & Hippety Hopper: Marsupial Mayhem, a title priced at $19.98 SRP for 18 shorts. Warner's new release, with the content all newly remastered, includes 17 cartoons never before available on DVD, so this will be one that appeals to both casual fans AND collectors! Below is the only other info provided by the studio so far: the list of included shorts, and the package art. If we find out anything further, we'll be sure to let you know!