Looney Tunes

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duck duck
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Re: Looney Tunes

#151 Post by duck duck » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 am

Does anyone know if there are going to be more BLU sets?
I just ordered one but I have the Golden series and would like to know if I should send it back and get the "Character Discs" that have new shorts or hope that the BLU works out fine?

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Re: Looney Tunes

#152 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:24 pm

Totally depends on sales of Vol. 1, I'm sure.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#153 Post by Minkin » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:41 pm

duck duck wrote:get the "Character Discs" that have new shorts or hope that the BLU works out fine?
You should probably avoid those character sets like the plague. Read the discussion on the past two pages or simply try this link.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#154 Post by duck duck » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:42 pm

Thank you! I'm definitely staying away.
Also after getting the BLU set there is no way anyone would thing the"collector's glass" is anything but a shot glass. It should have just owned it and included a drinking game like Showgirls did.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#155 Post by duck duck » Wed May 02, 2012 2:26 am

Looney Tunes seems like it's going under... No new Blu but a DVD release of the Blu set which was half or so on the Golden collections.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#156 Post by rockysds » Tue May 08, 2012 7:39 am


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Re: Looney Tunes

#157 Post by knives » Tue May 08, 2012 11:27 am

This what they're doing instead of continuing the platinum collection? I guess at least we're getting releases though I wish some more obscure stuff was thrown in the mix. It does lend a hope for a Tex Avery Boxset though.

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#158 Post by Gregory » Tue May 08, 2012 1:46 pm

Looks like only 5 of the 19 here were included in the Golden Collection sets, so I'll probably buy this. ("Sniffles Takes a Trip," "The Aristo-Cat," "Mouse Wreckers," "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat," "Cheese Chasers")

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Re: Looney Tunes

#159 Post by captveg » Wed May 09, 2012 2:32 am

knives wrote:This what they're doing instead of continuing the platinum collection? I guess at least we're getting releases though I wish some more obscure stuff was thrown in the mix. It does lend a hope for a Tex Avery Boxset though.
My understanding is that Platinum Vol. 2 is still being planned for late 2012 / early 2013. This is simply another way to get shorts out that they think they can market.

In all honesty, I'm game as long as they don't repeat shorts between all the sets that come out on Blu-ray, Platinum or otherwise.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#160 Post by duck duck » Fri May 11, 2012 11:40 pm

Well fuck me, I really was thinking more of a shot glass box vol 2 but mice will do.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#161 Post by Jeff » Sun May 13, 2012 9:46 pm

Some good news from Cartoon Brew...
Jerry Beck wrote:Our friends at TVShowsOnDVD have reported on Warner Home Video’s plans to release Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. I guess that means it’s okay for me to discuss it here.

Because I’m involved as a consultant on certain Warner DVD projects, I have to sign a non-disclosure form preventing me from talking about them before the company makes them public (That said, I wish I could tell you about the stuff coming out later this year. Consider this a hint that some of the most sought after animation the company owns is headed to DVD and blu-ray within the next year).
Censored Eleven? Tex Avery?

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Re: Looney Tunes

#162 Post by dx23 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:49 pm

This Best of Bugs Bunny has to be the biggest fuck you a studio has made for customers. Runtime is 20 minutes. Why was this ever released? How can any studio justify manufacturing cost on this atrocity?

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Re: Looney Tunes

#163 Post by captveg » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:46 pm

dx23 wrote:This Best of Bugs Bunny has to be the biggest fuck you a studio has made for customers. Runtime is 20 minutes. Why was this ever released? How can any studio justify manufacturing cost on this atrocity?
Never underestimate the repackaging abilities of Family divisions. Then again, it's available for $5 and clearly marketed towards families that want to throw on a short DVD for their toddlers, so it's not THAT big of a deal, IMO.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#164 Post by dx23 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:04 pm

But still, $5 for a 20 minute DVD? I think WB is really trying to kill the DVD market with this crap.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#165 Post by knives » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:57 pm

I'm pretty sure those have been around for a long time. They were some of the first DVDs I saw are supermarkets.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#166 Post by Matt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:22 am

There's a second disc with only 3 cartoons, Looney Tunes Unleashed. These discs are new, they have not been previously available. What also sucks is that most of the cartoons on these discs were on those previous atrocities, the Looney Tunes Super Stars single-disc collections in which the cartoons were cropped to widescreen.

Why they didn't just drop the MSRP of those discs down to $10 for the family market instead of mastering and pressing new discs is beyond me. After manufacturing and distribution costs and retailer discounts, how much are they going to get back on each of these? 50¢?

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Re: Looney Tunes

#167 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:02 pm

This release is $25 for 25 minutes.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#168 Post by knives » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:03 pm

Each of those minutes better be a cure for the flu at least.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#169 Post by rockysds » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:45 pm

Platinum Collection Vol. 2 to be released on blu-ray October 16th. List of titles at blu-ray.com.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#170 Post by duck duck » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:48 am

No, Foghorn Leghorn shot glass... I'm sad.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#171 Post by hamsterburger » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:20 am

chrismagr wrote:So, the hardcover book in the Ultimate Edition is actually the digibook from the standard edition?
I would also like to know the answer to this question. And does it come in a regular blu-ray hight digi-pack, or is the case DVD size in hight?

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Re: Looney Tunes

#172 Post by Cinephrenic » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:19 pm

duck duck wrote:No, Foghorn Leghorn shot glass... I'm sad.
Somebody's kids will be as well. #-o

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Re: Looney Tunes

#173 Post by knives » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:36 pm

The lack of Foghorn cartoons in general is rather disheartening. What does McKimson's corpse need to do to get a little respect around here?

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Re: Looney Tunes

#174 Post by Max von Mayerling » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:20 am

I have noticed that the press release for Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 says that disc 3 of the set, which will only be available in the blu ray release, will contain "a selection of Tex Avery's best cartoons from MGM". You can't tell from the press release which ones, whether they will be cleaned up, or whether they will be in HD. (Some of the material on disc 3 of Platinum Volume 1 appears to be SD.) Disc 3 will also include "lost cartoons from the World War II era, including Private Snafu and Seaman Hook" - but - just speculation - I wonder whether that might also include any of the WWII era Censored Eleven.

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Re: Looney Tunes

#175 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:34 am

Maybe they'll finally put out Red Hot Riding Hood, one of the few titles still completely M.I.A. in R1.

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