Warner Home Video Delivers a Triple Threat of Classic Animation; ``Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three,'' ``Looney Tunes Movie Collection,'' ``Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2'' Available for the First Time on DVD October 25, 2005
-- "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three" to Include 60 Newly Restored, Re-mastered and Uncut Animated Shorts
“The Comedy Stylings of Tom and Jerry”
-- "Looney Tunes Movie Collection" to Include Two Full Length Theatrical Features Released for the First Time on DVD and Loads of Bonus Features
-- "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2" to Showcase 38 Original, Uncut Cartoon Shorts, Plus Enhanced Content, Totaling Over Six Hours of Programming
-- Initial Releases to Include a Collectible Animation Cell Replica
What's up doc? More delightful cartoon madness when Bugs Bunny and the entire "Looney Tunes" gang join "Tom and Jerry" for another round on DVD on October 25, 2005 courtesy of Warner Home Video (WHV).
Following the enormous success of the first two "Looney Tunes" volumes, WHV will bring two brand new exciting installments of the animated classic to DVD with "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three" and "Looney Tunes Movie Collection." The highly-anticipated follow-ups to the "Volume One" and "Two" collections will feature never-before-released material, uncut, re-mastered and restored shorts, documentaries and several special features. In conjunction with "Looney Tunes," WHV will also release another installment of "Tom and Jerry" with "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2" which will also feature uncut cartoon shorts and loads of bonus material.
"Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three" will be available for $64.92 (SRP) and "Looney Tunes Movie Collection" will be available for $26.99 (SRP). "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2" will be available for $26.99 (SRP).
"The first installments of both 'Looney Tunes' and 'Tom and Jerry' proved to be an enormous hit with consumers and we knew fans were hungry for more. So we searched the vaults for even more classic material and were able to assemble these three wonderful new collections we think viewers will love," commented Dorinda Marticorena, WHV Vice President, Kids and Sports Marketing. She added, "These cartoons are some of the greatest animated works in film history. They are superbly crafted, with imagination, intelligence, wit and style, and are true treasures of American animation. We think consumers will discover lots of laughs and happy memories with these three new DVDs, and they will be pleased to make them part of their home entertainment collection."
"Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three" will be available in a four-disc collector set, which includes 60 uncut, re-mastered and restored animated shorts, some of which have never been released before. Disc number one titled "Bugs Bunny Classics," is devoted to that "wascally wabbit" himself and includes 16 of his most famous cartoons including such memorable shorts as "Hillbilly Hare," "Duck! Rabbit, Duck!," "Wackiki Wabbit" and several others. Disc number two titled "Hollywood Caricatures and Parodies" features an ensemble of animated classics such as "The CooCoo Nut Grove," "The Honey Mousers" and "The Mouse That Jack Built," plus many more. Disc number three entitled "Porky and the Pigs" has 15 shorts including "Porky's Romance," "Porky and Teabiscuit," "Pigs in Polka" and several others. The last disc in the collection is titled "All Stars Cartoon Party" and showcases 15 shorts such as "Super Rabbit," "A Gruesome Twosome," "Birds Anonymous" and many more. Each disc features an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg and contains several bonus features. Although "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three" is a collection of cartoons, the content is intended for the adult collector and may not be suitable for young viewers.
Exclusive bonus DVD features include: Disc 1: "Bugs Bunny Classics" -- Documentary Profile CHUCK AMUCK -- Behind-The-Tunes Featurette A HUNTING WE WILL GO: "CHUCK JONES WABBIT SERIES TRILOGY" -- "The Bugs Bunny Show": -- "The Honey Mousers" Bridging Sequences -- "Bull Point Puns" Audio Recording Session Disc 2: "Hollywood Caricatures and Parodies" -- Documentary WHAT'S UP DOC? A SALUTE TO BUGS BUNNY Part 1 -- 2 Behind-the-Tunes Featurettes: -- BOSKO, BUDDY AND THE BEST OF BLACK AND WHITE -- FINE TOONING: RESTORING THE WARNER BROS. CARTOONS -- 2 Rarities From the Vault: -- "It's Got Me Again!" -- "Sinkin' in the Bathtub" Disc 3: "Porky and the Pigs" -- Documentary WHAT'S UP DOC? A SALUTE TO BUGS BUNNY Part 2 -- Behind-the-Tunes Featurette: TISH TASH: THE ANIMATED WORLD OF FRANK TASHLIN -- 3 Rarities From the Vault: -- "Porky's Party" Storyboard Reel -- "Point Rationing of Foods" -- "The Bear That Wasn't" Disc 4: "All Stars Cartoon Party" -- Rarely Seen TV Pilot "Philbert," with optional commentary by Jerry Beck, Art Leonardi and Voice Artist Trust Howard. -- 3 Behind the Tunes Featurettes -- "Looney Tunes Go to War!" -- "Strictly for the Birds": Tweety & Sylvester's Award Winning Teamup -- "The Charm of Stink": On the Scent of Pepe Le Pew -- 4 Rarities From the Vault: -- "Falling Hare" Storyboard Reel -- "Spies" -- "Rumors" -- "Snafuperman"
Lights, camera, Looney-ness! The spotlight is on two "Looney Tunes" movies now beautifully re-mastered so that every image shines the way it was meant to in "Looney Tunes Movie Collection." The entire family will enjoy these two "hilarious" animated features which where previously released theatrically. The chase is on in disc number one entitled "The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie" as Elmer pursues the pesky wabbit, Daffy Duck tries to elude the animator's eraser and Wile E. Coyote tears after Road Runner and Bugs. This animated feature, was directed by Chuck Jones and Phil Monroe. Disc number two will delight viewers with another full-length animated feature titled "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales." Our long-eared hero becomes a spinner of fantastical stories while held captive in a desert sultan's palace. Yosemite Sam is the sawed-off sidewinder wielding the sultan's sword. Mad mallard Daffy joins the fun, coping with an evil genie. "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales" was directed by David Detiege, Art Davis and Bill Perez.
Exclusive bonus DVD features include: Disc 1 -- "Young Hollywood: Take on the Looney Tunes": Stars of Popular Kids' Shows Reveal their "Looney Tunes" Favorites. Disc 2 -- "Two Brothers Draw a Toon": Novice comic book artists Trevor and Bryce learn to draw animated characters.
The "Looney Tunes" have featured more than 200 characters in over 1,300 episodes and have won five Academy Awards for Best Animated Shorts. TV Guide ranked Bugs Bunny as the number one cartoon character of all time. In addition, Bugs Bunny was voted "America's Favorite Animated Character" in People Magazine's poll of the century and was the first animated character honored on a US Postal Service stamp. Entertainment Weekly hailed "The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two" the much-anticipated follow-up to "Volume One" and named "Volume One" "2003's number one DVD release." "Looney Tunes" can be seen daily on the Boomerang Channel, reaching nearly 20 million viewers per week. The official "Looney Tunes" website, www.looneytunes.com has more than 1.2 million unique visitors per month.
Trends come and go but the chase is eternal, just like the evergreen appeal of animation's supreme cat-and-mouse team! This second "Spotlight Collection of Tom and Jerry's" cartoon capers boasts 38 original, uncut shorts (including their screen debut "Puss Gets the Boot," in which Tom was called Jasper). This delicious assortment covers their golden years, including three Academy Award(R) nominations seven in their rarely seen, widescreen CinemaScope format. Each disc includes an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg and contains bonus material, which total the content of DVD to over six hours.
Exclusive bonus DVD features include: Disc 1: -- "Silent Pencil Sketch: The Midnight Snack": Side-by-Side Comparison of the Black-and-White Pencil Tests with Finished Color Cartoon -- "Animators as Actors": Acting Workshop on Developing Animated Character Personalities Disc 2: -- "The Comedy Stylings of Tom and Jerry": William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's Original Inspirations for the characters
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