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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour - Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 Announced


Coming on October 16

Posted by Gord Lacey
8/01/2012
 

LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2


FEATURING 50 LEGENDARY CARTOON CLASSICS


AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY(TM) FOR THE FIRST TIME


WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2012

FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Title Includes Hours of Cartoon Content Featuring
Digitally Remastered and Restored Shorts

Blu-ray Includes Hours of Bonus Material

Blu-ray Includes a Cartoon Guide With Rare Images

BURBANK, CA., (August 1, 2012) - What's up doc? More classic Looney Tunes greats on Blu-ray(TM) & DVD! Get set for another fun-filled installment of Warner Home Video's (WHV) Looney Tunes Platinum Collection, which is set for release October 16, 2012. Titled Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2, this compilation will showcase 50 all-time favorite cartoon shorts which have been digitally remastered and restored. Available just in time for the holiday gift giving season, Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 will be sold on Blu-ray which retails for $44.98 SRP and on standard DVD, which retails for $26.99 SRP. The Blu-ray includes a cartoon guide with rare images compiled by animation historian Jerry Beck and a disc comprised entirely of bonus material.

Some of the best and most enduring theatrical shorts from the Looney Tunes franchise are featured on the highly-anticipated release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2. That wascally wabbit and the rest of the gang are back in an all-star collection that features 50 of some of the franchise's greatest shorts. The selection contains a variety of memorable works, by some of the most renowned animators in cartoon history including Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng and others. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 is aimed at adult collectors of animation.

Disc one offers a collection of 25 signature cartoon shorts featuring an all-star line-up of some of the best-known Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales and others. Three featured cartoons, A Wild Hare, Tabasco Road and Mexicali Shmoes are Academy Award(R) nominated shorts (Best Short Subject, Cartoons, 1941, 1958 and 1960). The Blu-ray disc is loaded with bonus featurettes, commentaries by animation experts and alternative audio tracks.

Disc two is comprised of 25 shorts, including a collection of memorable one-shot classics such as Hollywood Steps Out, which features cartoon versions of such legendary actors as Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and many others. Also included is the war-themed Russian Rhapsody and Rocket-Bye Baby, a Chuck Jones-directed short about a Martian baby who's accidently sent to Earth. Featured also are the complete collections of cartoons starring some of Looney Tunes notable but seldom seen characters such as Nasty Canasta, Cecil Turtle, Beaky Buzzard, A. Flea and others. This disc also includes the complete collection of Chuck Jones' hunting trilogy, a set of three cartoons which star Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd (Rabbit Fire, Rabbit Seasoning and Duck! Rabbit, Duck!). This disc presents a special favorite selected by cartoon fans in an online poll: Bugs Bunny in Wabbit Twouble. The Blu-ray disc is packed with bonus featurettes, commentaries by animation experts and alternative audio tracks.

Disc three, which is only available in the Blu-ray of the release is devoted entirely to special content and rarities from the vault. 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. Lost cartoons from the World War II era, including Private Snafu and Seaman Hook, rare Leon Schlesinger staff Christmas Party films, documentaries covering Friz Freleng and Tex Avery with bonus Freleng Captain and the Kids cartoons and a selection of Tex Avery's best cartoons from MGM are also included.

"Looney Tunes cartoons have been entertaining consumers for generations with popular, enduring characters that continue to capture the hearts of viewers" said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, "We think Looney Tunes fans will be really pleased with the variety of selections we've included on this compilation, which range from highly-popular favorites to some lesser seen gems. This release has something for everyone. It's a must-own title for animation lovers."

LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME TWO

    DISC 1
  1. A Wild Hare
  2. Buckaroo Bugs
  3. Long-Haired Hare
  4. Ali Baba Bunny
  5. Show Biz Bugs
  6. The Wise Quacking Duck
  7. What Makes Daffy Duck?
  8. Book Revue
  9. Deduce, You Say
  10. Porky In Wackyland
  11. You Ought To Be In Pictures
  12. Porky In Egypt
  13. Back Alley Oproar
  14. Little Red Rodent Hood
  15. Canned Feud
  16. Gift Wrapped
  17. Birdy And The Beast
  18. Home, Tweet Home
  19. Going! Going! Gosh!
  20. Zipping Along
  21. Scent-Imental Romeo
  22. The Foghorn Leghorn
  23. The High And The Flighty
  24. Tabasco Road
  25. Mexicali Shmoes

    DISC 2
  26. Wabbit Twouble
  27. Rabbit Fire
  28. Rabbit Seasoning
  29. Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
  30. Drip-Along Daffy
  31. My Little Duckaroo
  32. Barbary-Coast Bunny
  33. Tortoise Beats Hare
  34. Tortoise Wins By A Hare
  35. Rabbit Transit
  36. Porky's Hare Hunt
  37. Hare-Um Scare-Um
  38. Prest-O Change-O
  39. Elmer's Candid Camera
  40. Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid
  41. The Bashful Buzzard
  42. The Lion's Busy
  43. Strife With Father
  44. An Itch In Time
  45. A Horsefly Fleas
  46. Hollywood Steps Out
  47. Page Miss Glory
  48. Rocket-Bye Baby
  49. Russian Rhapsody
  50. Dough Ray Me-Ow
    DISC 3 (Included in Blu-ray Only)
  • King-Size Comedy: Tex Avery and the Looney Tunes Revolution
  • Tex Avery, the King of Cartoons
  • Friz on Film
  • ToonHeads: The Lost Cartoons
  • Real American Zero: The Adventures of Private Snafu
  • The World of Leon Schlesinger
  • Friz at MGM
  • The Best of the Rest of Tex
  • Private Snafu
  • Mr. Hook
The Credits

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice, for Cartoon Network. WBA will also produce series and additional original content for Cartoon Network's multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in 2012. In addition to TV series, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The first three shorts premiered in 2010, the most recent short -- I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat -- was released in November 2011, and two additional cartoons will debut in 2012. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio's rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards(R), 35 Emmy(R) Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner 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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