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|Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol 6|
Actors: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Frank Graham, Carman Maxwell, Rochelle Hudson
Directors: Alex Lovy, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Hugh Harman, Jack King
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Military & War, Animation
We?ve saved the best for last? more of your favorite Looney Tunes?your wish is our command. The concluding release from the Golden Collection Series is a 4-disc set with 60 more of the most looneytic Looney Tunes ever unle... more »
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PSSSTT!!! WANNA SEE WHAT'S GONNA BE ON THESE DISCS? Shhh...f
Schuyler V. Johnson | Lake Worth, FL USA | 07/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Disc One: Looney Tunes All Stars
1. Hare Trigger
2. To Duck or Not to Duck
3. Birth of a Notion
4. My Little Duckaroo
5. Crowing Pains
6. Raw! Raw! Rooster!
7. Heaven Scent
8. My Favorite Duck
9. Jumpin' Jupiter
10. Satan's Waitin'
11. Hook Line and Stinker
12. Bear Feat
13. Dog Gone South
14. A Ham in a Role
15. Often an Orphan
Disc Two: Patriotic Pals
1. Herr Meets Hare
2. Russian Rhapsody
3. Daffy the Commando
4. Bosko the Doughboy
5. Rookie Revue
6. The Draft Horse
7. Wacky Blackout
8. The Ducktators
9. The Wekaly Reporter
10. Fifth Column Mouse
11. Meet John Doughboy
12. Hollywood Canine Canteen
13. By Word of Mouse
14. Heir Conditioned
15. Yankee Dood it
Disc Three: Bosko Buddie and Merrie Melodies
1. Congo Jazz
2. Smile Dam Ya, Smile!
3. The Booze Hangs High
4. One More Time
5. Bosko's Picture Show
6. You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
7. We're in the Money!
8. Ride 'em Bosko
9. Shuffle Off to Buffalo
10. Bosko in Person
11. The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
12. Buddie's Day Out
13. Buddie's Beer Garden
14. Buddie's Circus
15. A Cartoonist's Nightmare
Disc Four: Most Requested Assorted Nuts
1. Horton Hatches the Egg
2. Lights Fantastic
3. Fresh Airedale
4. Chow Hound
5. The Oily American
6. It's Hummer Time
7. Rocket Bye Baby
8. Goo Goo Goliath
9. Wild Wife
10. Much Ado About Nutting
11. The Hole idea
12. Now Hear This
13. Martian Through Georgia
14. Page Miss Glory
15. Norman Normal
PLUS fifteen other shorts yet to be announced! Although this is the last in the Golden Collection series don't despair; WB has many more on the way under different titles. My personal favorite is Punch Trunk about a miniature elephant that hitchiked in a bunch of bananas and wound up in the city and appeared virtually everywhere and blasted the skies with his tiny elephant noise, incl one man's bird bath!
Martian Through Georgia is fabulous about a lonely Martian who comes to earth searching for companionship and tries desperately to fit in but no matter what he does, people still see him as a monster and tell him to go home! Monster go home! Tearfully he does and finds love on his own planet.
Now Hear This is very surreal and is told with sound and picture a la Gerald Mc Boing Boing, just wonderful to see and hear.
Cannot WAIT until october! I already ordered it! God Bless Chuck Jones!"
Finally, I can retire "The Wartime Cartoons."
Spiehler | Suwanee, GA USA | 09/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe another reviewer blasted this set for including a disc of the WWII cartoons. These are classic pieces of American and film history.
Finally, all the cartoons from the fabulous Bugs & Daffy: Wartime Cartoons VHS are now on DVD. Of course, I may still keep that VHS for Leonard Maltin's narration, but here's the breakdown of that tape vs. the Golden Collection discs.
Herr Meets Hare: GC #6
Super Rabbit: GC #3
Draftee Daffy: GC #3
Plane Daffy: GC #4
Daffy the Commando: GC #6
Falling Hare: GC #3
Russian Rhapsody: GC #6
Swooner Crooner: GC#4
Little Red Riding Rabbit: GC #2
The Weakly Reporter: GC #6
5th Column Mouse: GC #6
With the The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu cartoons also on DVD, it's good to know these pieces of history have been preserved."
Rare cartoons & TV specials in the bonus material!
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 07/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If the previously listed cartoons are not enough, there are more in the BONUS section, including some B&W MGM cartoons directed by Friz Freleng!
Disc 1: Looney Tunes All Stars
Hare Trigger Commentary by Greg Ford
Birth of a Notion Commentary by Mark Kausler
My Favorite Duck Commentary by Jerry Beck
Music Only Tracks
Raw! Raw! Rooster
The Looney Tunes Television Specials
Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court [1978 WBTV special]
Daffy Duck's Easter Eggcitement [1980 WBTV special]
Sniffles Takes a Trip [1940 WB cartoon]
Hippety Hopper [1949 WB cartoon]
Rabbit Rampage [1955 WB cartoon]
Boyhood Daze [1957 WB cartoon]
Disc 2: Patriotic Pals
Herr Meets Herr Commentary by Greg Ford
Russian Rhapsody Commentary by Mark Kausler
The Draft Horse Commentary by Greg Ford
Fifth Column Mouse Commentary by Jerry Beck
Music Only Track
Yankee Dood It
Friz Freleng at MGM
Poultry Pirates [1938 MGM cartoon]
A Day at the Beach [1938 MGM cartoon]
The Captain's Christmas [1938 MGM cartoon]
Seal Skinners [1939 MGM cartoon]
Mama's New Hat [1939 MGM cartoon]
The Fighting 69 1/2th [1941 WB cartoon]
Hop and Go [1943 WB cartoon]
Confusions of a Nutsy Spy [1943 WB cartoon]
Disc 3: Bosko, Buddy and Merrie Melodies
Shuffle Off to Buffalo Commentary by Historian Jerry Beck
A Cartoonist's Nightmare Commentary by Historian Jerry Beck
The World of Leon Schlesinger
Introduction by Martha Sigall and Jerry Beck
Crying for the Carolines [1930 WB short]
Haunted Gold Title Sequence
Schlesinger Productions Christmas Party with Optional Commentary by Martha Sigall and Jerry Beck
I Love a Parade [1932 WB cartoon]
I Like Mountain Music [1933 WB cartoon]
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence [1933 WB cartoon]
How Do I Know It's Sunday [1934 WB cartoon]
Disc 4: Most Requested Assorted Nuts (One-Shots)
Fresh Airedale Commentary by historian Greg Ford
The Hole Idea Commentary by animator Mark Kausler
Alternate Audio Programs
The Hole Idea Music Only Track
Martian Through Georgia Music Only Track
Punch Trunk Music and Effects Track
Wild Wild World Music Only Track
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices (70 mins.)
Sleepy Time Possum [1951 WB Cartoon]
Punch Trunk [1953 WB Cartoon]
Wild Wild World [1960 WB Cartoon]
Bartholomew versus the Wheel [1964 WB Cartoon]
Finally vintage rare WWII cartoons along with your usual fav
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 11/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Let's face it--"Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6" isn't going to please everyone. If you're looking for an exceptional collection of "classics" that you grew up on watching TV, go for the "Spotlight Collection, Volume 6" as it features the highlights of this set plus two handfuls of rare cartoons that haven't been seen in some time. For many fans, though, this set is just about perfect. It includes rare vintage World War II cartoons that featured Bugs and other Warner staples face-to-face with Hitler and others as well as a great collection of classic cartoons.
Here's a break down and brief synposis of most of the cartoons on each disc:
To Duck...or Not to Duck- A Daffy Duck/Elmer Fudd cartoon by Tedd Pierce and Chuck Jones. Daffy is in his goofy incarnation and the relationship here hints at the one that Jones would develop between Bugs and Elmer later.
Birth of a Notion - One of the rare war time efforts included here from Volume 6--a great one I might add) belongs to the Blue Ribbon group of reissued cartoons which means there are no credits for who wrote and directed it but it clear is a Bob Clampett effort that follows Daffy Duck as he tries to get a home for the winter by "appearing" to save a dog from being poisoned.
My Little Duckaroo (Daffy again)
Crowing Pains -Foghorn Leghorn in his first cartoon
Raw! Raw! Rooster -Another Foghorn cartoon with McKimson at his best. Heaven Scent -Peppy Le Pew one Jones few characters that I never really appreciated.
My Favorite Duck-One of the first pairings of Jones and Maltese also puts together Porky Pig and Daffy Duck as the latter tries to prevent Porky from camping out. Porky wears what looks like a baby nipple on his head. It's a chuckle.
Jumpin' Jupiter -Sylvester and Porky abducted by aliens.
Satan'a Waitin' -A hilarious cartoon where Sylvester's need to get Tweety puts him in...Hell.
Hook, Line and Stinker -A Chuck Jones Roadrunner cartoon...not his best but has its moments
Dog Gone South-Once again features Charlie the dog that no one wants because he is obnoxious this time matching wits with a southern plantation owner.
A Ham in a Role Those Goofy Gofers show up in another McKimson cartoon.
Often an Orphan Charlie the Dog...you know the annoying one that keeps trying to be adopted by...someone...anyone! A Jones/Maltese production it's clever.
The second disc focuses on the patriotic/World War II cartoons that often were seen only once in theaters unless a revival house showed them or they were shown in a class on animation. These include:
Herr Meets Hare( A funny Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs treats Herman Goring like he's Elmer Fudd and impersonates Hitler and Stalin!) Russian Rhapsody (Originally entitled "Gremlins" by Bob Clampett--another funny one with impeccable draftsmanship by McKimson. Hitler decides to bomb Russia himself but is foiled by Russian Gremlins!
Daffy-The Commando (Self explanatory)
Bosko The Doughboy (A rare World War II short)
Rookie Revue -is another war time short from Freleng giving us an imagery day in the army
The Draft Horse (As Greg Ford points out in his excellent commentary this one was a turning point for Chuck Jones who had primarily been known for his cute Disney character pieces. Chuck stepped into Wackyland here) The Weakly Reporter (" a Jones/Maltese collaboration as with many of these one-off's is related to the World War II. It's a humorous look at how the average person has been affected by the war. It's got a number of clever gags.
Fifth Column Mouse
Meet John Doughboy
Hollywood Canine Canteen
By Word of Mouse Friz Freleng's ode to capitalism with Hans the Mouse. Heir-Conditioned -Bugs again
Yankee Dood T -Features Elmer as King of the Elves who wants the Shoemaker to give all of the Elves up. It's another primer in capitalism. Sylvester also appears and takes great interest in the Elves hoping that through the use of a magic word to turn them all into mice.
Disc Three takes on Bosko (an early Warner character who lost favor by the time that Bugs, Daffy and the other characters were in development) and other early Merrie Melodies stars and this disc includes:
Congo Jazz Smile, Darn Ya, Smile The Booze Hangs High One More Time Bosko's Picture Show You Don't Know What You're Doin'! We're in the Money Ride Him, Bosko Shuffle Off to Buffalo Bosko in Person The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon Buddy's Day Out Buddy's Beer Garden Buddy's Circus A Cartoonist's Nightmare dates from 1935 and is an early black and white Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Jack King
Disc four features a variety of classic cartoons under the "Assorted Nuts" title some of which had characters that only appeared a couple of times and some where they only appeared one time.
Horton Hatches the Egg -A Chuck Jones collaboration with Ted Giesel aka Dr. Seuss
Lights Fantastic -A Broadway musical cartoon focusing on the "life" of signs by Freleng
Fresh Airedale -Again, featuring Charlie the Dog, this is one of the Blue Ribbon cartoons. These reissues often left off the credits as to who created the cartoon. This one looks like one of Art Davis' efforts but without a commentary track and without looking it up I can't say for certain)
The Oily American
It's Hummer Time is a Warren Foster-Robert McKimson collaboration. McKimson one of the finest draftsmen and animators often was slighted for the cartoons he directed simply because they didn't have the quirky personality of Jones' work or the slapstick insanity of Freleng's. This is a terrific effort from McKimson with wonderfully rich characterizations
Rocket-Bye Baby -Another Michael Maltese-Chuck Jones science fiction classic where babies are delivered to the wrong planet. As with all of the Jones-Maltese collaborations its innovative, funny and shows the unique chemistry of these two who did some of their best work along with designer Maurice Noble
Goo Goo Goliath- A clever cartoon by the perfect team of Warren Foster and Fritz Freleng with expert animation by Art Davis among others that focuses on a drunk stork who delivers the son of the Giant who lives at the top of a bean stock to a normal sized family.
"Wild Wife" is another McKimson/Foster effort from the 50's focusing on a woman's typical day when her husband scoffs at the fact that she doesn't have enough time to do all the chores.
Much Ado About Nutting-This is a Jones-Maltese collaboration. Jones and his animators were always able to elicit laughs out of the slightest movement of a facial muscle and this one is no exception involving a chipmunk who believes he has hit the motherlode when he stumbles on a peanut vendor...
The Hole Idea -A scientist invents portable holes a decade before "Yellow Submarine".
Now Hear This
Martian Through Georgia
Page Miss Glory- is a very early effort with designs that firmly puts it in either the late 30's or early 40's before Warner developed the rambunctious style that would become a hallmark of the studio. ***
Norman Normal- Directed by Alex Lovy, this is a relative rare 60's cartoon. None of the "regular" Warner star characters are involved.
Special features include a documentary on Mel Blanc, audio commentaries by Greg Ford, Mark Kausler and historian Jerry Beck. The commentary on "Fifth Column Mouse" is missing.
We get "Daffy Duck's Easter Special" a cheap prime time special made by DePathie-Freleng the company that Friz founded to do the Pink Panther cartoons. It's co-written by Friz and directed by him. ***
"Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court" is another prime time special this one co-written and directed by Chuck Jones. Aside from Jones' distinctive animation and drawing style, there really isn't much to this tale where Bugs crosses swords with Elmer Fudd who believes he's a dragon and presents him to King Arthur played by the usually clueless Daffy Duck. It's mildly entertaining but the production values are low and the characters just don't gel but it's nice to have them.
We also get a number of extra cartoons including Friz Freleng's "Captain and the Kids" black and white cartoons done for MGM as well as Chuck Jones' counterpart to "Duck Amuck" featuring Bugs Bunny which is often criticized as not being as funny as "Duck Amuck". Perhaps it isn't but seeing Bugs change in a variety of "other" creatures is a chuckle.
There is also a collection of Bosko and Buddy cartoons included as well as Private Snafu and other cartoons that were done in B&W some specifically only for the troops to see.
Overall, this is an outstanding collection that looks quite good. It's marred only by the inclusion of some less than classic cartoons that were included for completists or because they fit with the theme of this set (which probably would have been more appropriate to release around the 4th of July given the cover). Hopefully the next series will focus on the various Warner "persoanlities" and eras as opposed to being an occasional hodge-podge mixture of classic, historically important and rare cartoons.