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|Looney Tunes - Movie Collection |
Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie/1001 Rabbit Tales
Actors: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Nicolai Shutorov, June Foray, Shepard Menken
Directors: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Phil Monroe, Robert McKimson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Lights, camera, Looney-ness! The Spotlight is on 2 Looney Tunes movies - now remastered so that every image shines and every fine Acme product goes swoosh like new. The chase is on in Disc 1's The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Mo... more »
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Lots of Laughs - DVD 1 is better
Anthony Morelli | Montreal, Canada | 02/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Got this one with a Best Buy gift card that I received as a gift for Christmas. Although it was exciting to purchase the DVD, I've mixed emotions...because of the content of Disc II. Let me talk about Disc 1 first. To start off...disc one is great and I laughed & laughed & laughed some more. It's filled with lots of memorable Looney Tunes Favorites...strung together cleverly with a modern story. The major hi-lights from Disc one have to be "Ali Baba Bunny", "Robin Hood Daffy", and "What's Opera, Doc?", although every cartoon is a riot. There are some episodes (cartoons) which our local tv station doesn't play too often...so it's nice to have them in their full length versions with such clarity.
On the other hand...Disc 2 is strung together with a very aggravating & annoying modern story, featuring Yosemite Sam & his loud-mouth, bratty nerd of a son. It's not amusing unless you're the type who's expecting anything to happen. In fact, this whole disc is spoiled because of the above mentioned character (Yosemite Sam's son). It's difficult to appreciate a cartoon when you have an ugly character with a really loud mouth & bad attitude. That's why I only rated the DVD 4 stars. Actually...I'd rate it about 3.8 stars...if possible. The hi-lights on Disc 2 are "Ducking out of the cold", "Hassan Chop", and "Singing Frog", which won an award at the cartoon festival, here in Montreal in the 90's.
If you are into a bunch of laughs and don't mind Yosemite Sam's annoying loudmouth son, this 2DVD set is for you...because it is truly a funny item...and at 171 minutes in length...it's definitely worth adding to your collection. Picture, Color & Sound Quality is remarkable and clear, making it a treat to watch over and over.
Disc 1 (The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie) Scene Index:
02- Cutting to the chase
03- Hare-way to the Stars
04- Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century
05- Robin Hood Daffy
06- Duck Amuck
07- Bully for Bugs
08- Ali Baba Bunny
09- Rabbit Fire
10- For Scent-imental Reasons
11- Long-Haired Hare
12- What's Opera, Doc?
13- Operation: Rabbit
14- Coyote vs. bird: a 19-minute rush
15- Where End Credits are due
Special Feature - Young Hollywood:
Take On The Looney Tunes
(Stars of Popular Kids Shows Reveal Their Looney Tunes Favorites
Disc 2 (Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales) Scene Index:
02- Ducking out of the cold
03- Stuffing and nonsense
04- Not so blessed moment
05- Unhappy landing
06- Hassan Chop
07- New Storyteller
08- Cat and the beanstalk
09- Hansel and other questions
10- Goldimouse and the Three Cats
11- Red Riding Hoodwinked
12- Pulling the rug out
13- Pied piper pussycat
14- Singing Frog
15- The hard way
16- End Credits
Special Feature (Two Brothers Draw a Looney Tune):
Novice Comic Book Artists Trevor and Bryce Learn to Draw Animated Characters
As a bonus, inside the package, you'll find a nice little extra...exclusive to customers of this item.
- Disc 1 is blue and Disc 2 is orange
- 2005 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.
- Not Authorized for sale or rental outside the USA or Canada
- Standard Version (Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original theatrical exhibitions)
- Bonus Material Not Rated or Closed Captioned
- Dual-Layer Format
- Total time 171 Minutes
- Languages & Subtitles: English, French, Spanish (Feature Films Only)
- ISBN: 1-4198-0600-9
- Slipcase package is glossy orange with Holographic & vibrant details
- DVDs and info housed inside cardboard gatefold packaging"
The Chases Are On
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 10/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It always amazes me with the status of cartoons today. Yet with all the hype, there just is a whole generatiion that not only doesn't appreciate the classics like Disney or MGM with Tom & Jerry, they just ignore it. Yet for this generation, the one biggest cartoon franchise is the looney tunes. Warner Brothers has done a fantastic job the past few years re-releasing cartoons for the highly acclaimed golden collections. Although that has been great, they also have released smaller and more petite editions like the lackluster premire collection and spotlight collection, for people who want the zanyness of Bugs, without all the hassle in price. While that has been unfortunate, a change had to be made.
The Looney Tunes Movie Collection, is a 2 Disc DVD collection, that contains 2 Warner Brothers cartoon movies from the past, that have been placed on DVD for the very first time. The collection is considered as a smarter motion to display and a great ordeal of improvement, especially with the lackluster Premire and Spotlight Collections. The first disc showcases the Bugs Bunny & Road Runner movie by the late legendary Chuck Jones, which includes so many snippet of some of his most dynamic cartoons from the legendary What's Opera Doc, Duck Amuck, the Oscar-winning Pepe Le Pew toon For Scent-imental Reasons, and a unique compilation of some of the greatest chases from Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. The movie was incredibly funny, and has been remastered beautifully in a quaint display.
The second movie in this bunch is Bugs Bunny's 2rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales, a story that Friz Freleng compiled. This is about Bugs & Daffy as book salesman, going head-to-head for the chance as a pro, where both of their jobs land them in hot water. Bugs takes a awkward turn in the hot desert, where he happens to be pushed by an arab Yosemite Sam to read stories to his bratty and ego-minded son. This movie showcases some hilarious toons like Goldimouse & The Three Cats, the Chuck Jones classic One Froggy Evening, the enjoyable Ali Baba Bunny, and Bewitched Bunny which was Bugs Bunny's first encounter with Witch Hazel. Like the other DVD in this collection, the movie has been restored very well, and doesn't miss a single beat in humor.
Nevertheless, I honestly doubt that many people might consider this collection with Warner Brothers recent release of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection volume 3 coming out, but this is much better than the two previous vinette compilations from before. The Looney Tunes Movie Collection is a much needed improvement, and is a great buy for the die hard looney tunes fanatic, or anybody who hasn't seen the zanyness yet.
Remastering: B 1/2+
Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie: B+
1001 Rabbit Tales: B-
J. Beecher | Palo Alto, CA | 06/04/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this set hoping to supplement the Looney Tunes Golden Collection. If that's your plan, don't bother. Practically everything here is on one of the Golden Collection discs. Sure, "greatest hits" compilations are convenient. But as other reviewers have noted, a lot of these classic shorts have been hamhandedly redacted.
Note the title of this set: "Looney Tunes Movie Collection." Sounds pretty comprehensive! Odd, then, that the second movie is omitted. What you get here are the first (1979) and third (1982) Bugs Bunny movies. What you WANT is the second (1981) movie, which has "Knighty Knight Bugs" on it. (Y'know the one: Yosemite Sam rides the dragon and gets flattened by the drawbridge. You can't get that cartoon on DVD.) Yes, what we want is "The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie." No such luck."
A welcome companion to the Golden Collections
demanding consumer | NH, USA | 11/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finally Warner Home Video has put out something worth buying as a companion set to the Golden Collection! Although I'd rather see the cartoons stand-alone and not partially hacked up and strung together with filler for these movies, this is nonetheless a welcome addition to the Looney Tunes DVD library. It helps to make up for the lack of later (ie good) cartoons on the Golden Collection Volume Three. I hope they continue this trend and don't fall back to releasing useless stripped-down versions of the Golden Collections as they did in the previous two years."