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Essential Bugs Bunny
Essential Bugs Bunny
Actors: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
NR     2010     3hr 55min


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Actors: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, Family Films, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 10/12/2010
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 3hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Jeffrey W. Meyer | Seattle, WA USA | 10/04/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Quick note for those who own all the LOONEY TOONS GOLDEN COLLECTION: all of the cartoons on the ESSENTIAL BUGS BUNNY collection that were made before 1978 are also to be found in one of the 6 LOONEY TOONS GOLDEN COLLECTIONs.

I have all 6 of those, and so am much less interested in this collection. However, for those just starting out with getting Bugs on DVD, this disc has a nice selection."
More Double-Dipping?
RI_Mike | 09/10/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"One would think WB would strive to push for more sales of the old, excellent Golden Collections. To do that, WB would NOT release new DVDs containing cartoons from these collections, but, like Hare Extraordinaire and Frustrated Fowl, would release DVDs containing more previously-unreleased cartoons, and anyone who wanted certain cartoons from the GC could easily buy those collections. But, once again, WB has released a double-dip set, trying to sucker people into buying what they already own by including a tiny few previously-unreleased cartoons. I've bought all 6 GCs and the recent Hare Extraordinaire and Frustrated Fowl because I'm a collector, and I would like to have the previously-unreleased cartoons in this release. But I will not buy double-dipped releases like this one. Hopefully future DVD releases will avoid double-dipping, and hopefully a future release will contain this release's previously-unreleased cartoons too (although that would be double-dipping too, wouldn't it?).

So I guess I'm no longer a collector."
Don't know anything about this DVD,but this is not the right
(2 out of 5 stars)

"As mentioned, I do not know about this collection, but I do have all of the 'looney tunes golden collection' (now defunct). In my opinion, warner is doing this all wrong: they should release all of the cartoons in chronological order -30's, 40's etc. the same way they did with Popeye's theatrical cartoons (which they still have not realesed the 1941 to 1957 ones) and the way Diseny did with their 'Walt disney treasures' series (though not with 'limited collectors editions' like diseny did - a very unfriendly to buyers policy) in which mickey, donald, pluto and goofy each has his own separate but full filmography. If Warner wants to give buggs bunny or duffy or porky or a any other looney tune his separate collection that's fine, but they should give us the chance to see all of the looney tunes and merry melodies films, restored and in the original order they were produced."
NO Letterboxing, New material is only on disc 2 (correct dis
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 10/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First the good news, Warner did not mask any cartoons to make them look widescreen. Those cartoons that were masked in the theaters are shown in their original full screen here, retaining all of the animation. (Most likely because they are just re-issues of the Golden Collection transfers.)
The only cartoon in question is HARE AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, the main titles & end title are in widescreen, but the cartoon is full frame. The picture looks a little tight which makes me think this WAS a widescreen cartoon and "Center Cut" or cropped on the sides to make it full screen here.

For those with the Golden Collections (like me) Disc 2 will be the only disc of interest. It is too bad we have to re-buy all of the cartoons on disc 1 to get the new stuff on disc 2. Disc 2 seems like the "Bonus Material" that would have been in a Golden Collection if one were released this year. So add this to the Bugs, Daffy & Foghorn single discs released this year and you will get a 4-disc pseudo-golden collection.

The correct disc listing:

Disc 1: (all re-issues from the Golden Collections)
* Elmer's Candid Camera (1940, Jones)
* A Wild Hare (1940, Avery)
* The Old Grey Hare (1944, Clampett)
* Baseball Bugs (1946, Freleng)
* Hair Raising Hare (1946, Jones)
* Haredevil Hare (1948, Jones)
* 8 Ball Bunny (1950, Jones)
* Rabbit of Seville (1950, Jones)
* Rabbit Fire (1951, Jones)
* Show Biz Bugs (1957, Freleng)
* Knighty Knight Bugs (1958, Freleng)
* What's Opera Doc? (1957, Jones)

Disc 2: ( + means it is NEW TO DVD)
* "My Dream is Yours" - sequence (1949)
* How Bugs Bunny Won the West - TV special (1978) +
* Bugs Bunny Wild World of Sports - TV special (1989) +
* Carrotblanca (1995, McCarthy)
* Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas (2003, Kopp/Shin) +
--Bonus Material-- (listed as such on the disc menu, but only one is a documentary)
* Ain't I A Stinker, All new career profile of a remarkable rabbit: Bugs Bunny (2010 mini-documentary) +
* The Carnival of the Animals - TV special (1976, Jones/Klynn)
* Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers (1992, Ford/Lennon) {Original and Uncut theatrical cartoon}
* Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over - TV special (1980, Jones/Monroe)

The bottom line: There is still something new here for the Golden Collection owners to want, you just hate having to buy disc #1 to get it.

Packaging complaint: While Warner went to the expense of creating a cardboard slipcase, they only printed the contents on the reverse side of the DVD jacket. So you always have to remove the jacket from the DVD case to read the contents on the reverse side. It would have been nicer if Warner skipped the slipcase & printed a title list insert."