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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour - Press Release Reveals All - Complete list of shorts, Extras, and Artwork

Posted by Gord Lacey
8/23/2006
 
I TAWT I TAW...

MORE LOONEY TUNES!

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION VOLUME FOUR AND LOONEY TUNES SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION VOLUME FOUR,

A WEALTH OF ANIMATED CLASSICS

AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME

NOVEMBER 14, 2006

FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Looney Tunes Golden Collection to Include 60 Unedited, Classic, Digitally Re-mastered, Animated Shorts and Loads of Special Features

BURBANK, CA (August 22, 2006) - On November 14, 2006 consumers will shout "Ándale! Ándale! Arriba! Arriba!" on their way to their favorite DVD retailer when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four and Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume Four. Following the tremendous success of the first three installments of the Golden and Spotlight Collections, WHV will expand their Looney Tunes library with the highly-anticipated fourth volumes of each series. Each collection is filled with loads of digitally re-mastered classic shorts presented completely unedited.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four will retail for $64.92 and Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume Four will retail for $26.99.

"The release of new Golden Collection volumes has become a highly-anticipated yearly event for Looney Tunes fans. We think consumers will be really pleased with the selection of shorts we have chosen for this volume. Viewers will find some of their favorites as well as some rarities," commented Dorinda Marticorena, WHV Vice President, Kids and Sports Marketing. She added, "Warner Bros. artists were brilliant in their creation of Looney Tunes because they have brought to life such enduring characters. More than half a century later, Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Porky Pig and the rest of the Looney Tunes family are as popular as ever."

That wascally wabbit and the rest of the gang are back in an all-star collection encompassing The Looney Tunes characters' most memorable appearances. Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four will feature a four-disc collector set with 60 unedited classic, digitally re-mastered, animated shorts and will be packed with special features including commentaries, alternate audio programs, "Behind-the-Tunes" featurettes, rare shorts and more. Each disc in this set will be devoted to a theme or character and will feature 15 shorts.

Disc one focuses on everyone's favorite carrot-crunching hare, Bugs Bunny and includes such shorts as Roman Legion-Hare, Rabbit Hood and Sahara Hare. The disc also includes Knighty Knight Bugs, a short in which a medieval Bugs Bunny traded blows with Yosemite Sam and his fire-breathing dragon. The cartoon won an Academy Award® for "Best Short Subject: Cartoons."

Disc two showcases the work of animator, screenwriter and director, Frank Tashlin whose trademark cartoons featured quick editing, wild and outrageous gags, and extremely odd angles. This disc contains The Case of the Stuttering Pig, which features Petunia Pig, and also includes Little Pancho Vanilla, Little Beau Porky, Porky in the North Woods and several others.

The third disc is devoted to "the fastest mouse in all Mexico," Speedy Gonzales and includes Cat-Tails for Two,which features a skinnier Speedy with a sizeable gold front tooth. Disc three also includes Tabasco Road, Mexicali Shmoes and The Pied Piper of Guadalupe, all of which were nominated for Academy Awards®.

Disc four is entirely devoted to the theme of cats and features such shorts as The Night Watchman, Pizzicato Pussycat, The Aristo-Cat and others. The Night Watchman is a Merrie Melodies cartoon that was the first short with Chuck Jones as director.

Disc 1: Bugs Bunny Classics

  1. Roman Legion-Hare
  2. The Grey Hounded Hare
  3. Rabbit Hood
  4. Operation: Rabbit
  5. Knight-mare Hare
  6. Southern Fried Rabbit
  7. Mississippi Hare
  8. Hurdy-Gurdy Hare
  9. Forward March Hare
  10. Sahara Hare
  11. Barbary Coast Bunny
  12. To Hare Is Human
  13. 8 Ball Bunny
  14. Knighty Knight Bugs**
  15. Rabbit Romeo
  • Commentaries:
    • Rabbit Hood, by director Eric Goldberg. Viewers can look for a cameo by actor Errol Flynn in Bugs Bunny's medieval adventure.
    • Operation: RABBIT, by writer Paul Dini. Viewers learn why this classic is the definitive encounter between Wile E. Coyote, "Super Genius," and Bugs Bunny.
    • Mississippi Hare, by director Eric Goldberg. Viewers discover this unique classic featuring Bugs' famous soft-shoe dance and the hot-tempered Colonel Shuffle.
    • Hurdy-Gurdy Hare, by writer Paul Dini. A revealing look into Bob McKimson's classic where Bugs attempts to tame and train a wild gorilla.
    • 8 Ball Bunny, by historian Jerry Beck. An animated Humphrey Bogart guest stars in Bugs' memorable adventure to return a little penguin to his South Pole home.
    • Rabbit Romeo, by actor June Foray and historian Jerry Beck. June Foray reveals her experiences working with Bob McKimson and Mel Blanc as she voiced Millicent, Bugs' Slobovian admirer.
  • Alternate Audio Programs:
    • Operation: RABBIT Music and Effects Track
    • Knight-Mare Hare Music Only Track
    • Southern Fried Rabbit Music and Effects Track
    • Sahara Hare Music Only Track
    • Barbary-Coast Bunny Music Only Track
    • To Hare is Human Music Only Track
    • Rabbit Romeo Music Only Track
  • Twilight in Tunes: The Music of Raymond Scott
  • Bugs Bunny Superstar Part 1 (1976 documentary)
  • Powerhouse in Pictures
  • Fifty Years of Bugs Bunny in 3½ Minutes (1989 short)
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
    • Ballpoint Puns Bridging Sequences
    • Foreign Legion Leghorn Audio Recording Sessions
  • Trailer Gallery
    • Bugs Bunny's Cartoon Carnival
    • Bugs Bunny's All-Star Revue
Disc 2: Frank Tashlin
  1. The Case Of The Stuttering Pig
  2. Little Pancho Vanilla
  3. Little Beau Porky
  4. Now That Summer Is Gone
  5. Porky In The North Woods
  6. You’re An Education
  7. Porky’s Railroad
  8. Plane Daffy
  9. Porky The Fireman
  10. Cracked Ice
  11. Puss N Booty
  12. I Got Plenty Of Mutton
  13. Booby Hatched
  14. Porky's Poultry Plant
  15. The Stupid Cupid
  • Commentaries:
    • The Case of the Stuttering Pig, by animator Mark Kausler. Viewers will have a chance to explore early Porky in this classic cartoon masterpiece of gothic parody.
    • Now That Summer is Gone, by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin. Frank Tashlin provides insight into his cinematic tour-de-force of animation; a fable in which squirrels gamble instead of gathering nuts.
    • Porky in the North Woods, by animator Mark Kausler. Viewers go behind the cinematic style and pacing of this early cartoon by comedic master Frank Tashlin.
    • You're an Education, by historian Daniel Goldmark. Viewers find out about this final chapter in Frank Tashlin's come-to-life trilogy featuring a musical travel guide.
    • Plane Daffy, by filmmaker Greg Ford. Viewers learn about one of Daffy's most memorable war exploits, as he takes on the Nazis in a secret mission behind enemy lines.
    • Cracked Ice, by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin. Frank Tashlin comments on his cartoon movie and radio parody of W.C. Squeals in ice skates.
    • Puss n' Booty, by historian Jerry Beck. Viewers gain insight into this last great black and white Looney Tunes cartoon; a classic of animated anxiety.
    • I Got Plenty of Mutton, by filmmaker Greg Ford. Offers a look into the fast paced absurdity in one of Frank Tashlin's more memorable World War II fables.
    • Porky's Poultry Plant, by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin. Frank Tashlin talks about his and Carl Stalling's debuts as a Looney Tunes director and composer.
    • The Stupid Cupid, by director Eddie Fitzgerald. Viewers find out more about this rare teaming of Daffy and Elmer.
  • Bugs Bunny Superstar Part 2 (1976 documentary)
  • Porky and Daffy in The William Tell Overture (2006 short)
  • Frank Tashlin's Storybooks
    • Little Chic's Wonderful Mother
    • Tony and Clarence
  • From the Vault:
    • The Goldbrick (1943 short)
    • The Home Front (1943 short)
    • Censored (1944 short)
Disc 3: Speedy Gonzales
  1. Cat-tails For Two
  2. Tabasco Road*
  3. Tortilla Flaps
  4. Mexicali Shmes
  5. Here Today, Gone Tamale
  6. West Of The Pesos
  7. Cannery Woe
  8. Pied Piper Of Guadalupe*
  9. Mexican Boarders
  10. Chili Weather
  11. A Message To Gracias
  12. Nuts And Volts
  13. Panchos Hideway
  14. The Wild Chase
  15. A-Haunting We Will Go
  • Commentaries:
    • Cat-Tails for Two, by actor Stan Freberg and historian Jerry Beck. Stan Freberg shares his experiences working with Bob McKimson on this "Of Mice and Men" parody featuring George and Benny and Speedy Gonzales.
    • Mexican Boarders, by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Friz Freleng. Friz Freleng comments on this fan favorite appearance of Speedy's cousin, Slowpoke Rodriquez.
    • Nuts and Volts, by animator Art Leonardi and historian Jerry Beck. Art Leonardi talks about animating one of the last cartoons of the great Golden Age of Looney Tunes.
    • The Wild Chase, by writer Paul Dini. Viewers find out more about this classic race between the Looney Tunes two fastest characters, Road Runner and Speedy Gonzales.
  • Alternate Audio Programs:
    • Cat-Tails for Two Music and Effects Track
    • Tabasco RoadMusic Only Track
    • MexicaliSchmoes Music Only Track
    • West of the Pesos Music Only Track
  • Friz on Film (2006 Documentary)
  • From the Vault:
    • 90 Day Wondering (1956 Short)
    • Drafty, Isn't It? (1957 Short)
Disc 4: Cats
  1. The Night Watchman
  2. Conrad The Sailor
  3. The Sour Puss
  4. The Aristo-Cat
  5. Dough Ray Me-ow
  6. Pizzicato Pussycat
  7. Kiss Me Cat
  8. Cat Feud
  9. The Unexpected Pest
  10. Go Fly A Kit
  11. Kiddin’ The Kitten
  12. A Peck Of Trouble
  13. Mouse And Garden
  14. Porky's Poor Fish
  15. Swallow The Leader
  • Commentaries:
    • Conrad the Sailor, by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Chuck Jones. Chuck Jones talks about one of his early Daffy cartoons featuring a rare performance by prolific movie voice actor Pinto Colvig as Conrad Cat.
    • The Aristo-Cat, by director Eddie Fitzgerald. Viewers learn more about this classic appearance of Hubie and Bertie as they torment the anxiety-ridden Pussy Cat.
    • The Aristo-Cat, by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Chuck Jones. Chuck Jones comments on one of his more stylized cartoons.
    • Dough Ray Me-ow, by historian Jerry Beck. Viewers gain insight into Arthur Davis' take on the lovable lug of a housecat, Heathcliff, who is set to inherit a million dollars if he can outsmart a tricky Parrot.
    • Pizzicato Pussycat, by Daniel Goldmark. Viewers find out about Friz Freleng's musical genius in this underrated gem which highlights his sense of rhythmic comedy.
    • The Unexpected Pest, by actor June Foray and historian Jerry Beck. June Foray talks about her experiences working with Robert McKimson on this classic featuring Sylvester the Cat.
  • Alternate Audio Programs:
    • Cat Feud Music Only Track
    • The Unexpected PestMusic Only Track
    • Go Fly a Kit Music Only Track
    • A Peck of Trouble Music and Effects Track
  • Behind the Tunes (2006 documentary featurettes):
    • One Hit Wonders
    • Sing-a-Song of Looney Tune
    • The Art of the Gag
    • Wild Lines: The Art of Voice Acting
    • Looney Tunes: A Cast of Thousands
  • From the Vault:
    • Porky's Breakdowns
    • SaharaHare Storyboard Reel
    • Porky's Poor Fish Storyboard Reel
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume Four will feature 28 of the best animated shorts pulled from Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four. The set will include two discs starring an assortment of Looney Tunes' zaniest cartoon characters plus bonus features. The first disc, which is devoted to Bugs Bunny, features 14 shorts including Rabbit Hood, Operation: RABBIT, Barbary-Coast Bunny and others. The second disc, devoted to the topic of cats, showcases 14 shorts including Dough Ray Me-ow, Kiss Me Cat, Cat Feud and several others.

Exclusive bonus DVD features include:

  • Wrong Turn at Albuquerque
      Viewers follow Bugs Bunny on a global adventure and watch how at the same time he's still pulling practical jokes on a host of your favorite Looney Tunes characters.
  • Trailers
Important Information for Retailers
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four will be available on DVD from WHV on November 14, 2006 and will retail for $64.92. Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume Four will also be available on DVD from WHV on November 14 and will retail for $26.99.

Advertising
WHV will support the release of Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four and Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume Four with an extensive consumer advertising and promotions campaign featuring extensive media buys on Fox's Animated Comedy Block (King Of The Hill, The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy) and Cartoon Network (Adult Swim) and TBS and Cable networks such as Comedy, Spike and VH-1 Classic. A print campaign has been implemented to run in several entertainment and collector publications such as Premiere, People, Entertainment Weekly, DVD Etc., All You, Child and Family Fun. Online advertising may include such sites as Cartoon Network, Rotten Tomatoes, Gorilla Nation and DVD Channel. Promotion efforts will also extend into the area of sports, with trailers broadcast on jumbotrons at popular sporting venues.

Furthermore, WHV will support the two new titles with a temporary price reduction on existing Looney Tunes catalog titles. This promotion will run from October 23, 2006 to December 1, 2006.

The Basics
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four
Street Date November 14, 2006
DVD SRP $64.92
Running Time 414 mins.

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The Basics
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume Four
Street Date November 14, 2006
DVD SRP $26.99
Running Time 197 mins.

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