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Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection, Vol. 1 (The Premiere Edition)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Vol 1
The Premiere Edition
Actors: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Stan Freberg, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner
Directors: Abe Levitow, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett, Robert McKimson
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
NR     2003     3hr 27min

They're the clown princes of animation. They're the international ambassadors of cartoon comedy. They're the fabulously funny friends you grew up with! And now, 28 of the very best animated shorts starring the very wackies...  more »

     

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Actors: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Stan Freberg, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner
Directors: Abe Levitow, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett, Robert McKimson
Creators: Michael Maltese, Aesop, Cal Howard, Rich Hogan
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Animation, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, Comedy, Classics, Music Video & Concerts, Animation, Television, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/28/2003
Original Release Date: 09/17/1955
Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/1955
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 3hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Dawn S. from ROSIE, AR
Reviewed on 4/10/2011...
Our whole family is enjoying this DVD. Great to see the old cartoons and hear that unforgettable theme music from our childhoods.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

B E W A R E *PLEASE*!!!!!
El Steve | Long Beach, CA 90814 | 11/06/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you are obsessive compulsive like I am, and buy things without looking at them first, please be warned that this collection of Looney Tunes cartoons are ALL CONTAINED within the Golden Collection also released this past November 4th!!! I would suggest you buy the Golden Collection, but remember that if you do, that you do NOT need this collection."
Go for the GOLD!
J. Williams | Mildlands, UK. | 08/11/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Whilst cheaper this DVD set isn't worth the saving - the gold set contains special features and 56 restored shorts - this set will be bare bones. Additionally, the sale of the Gold Collection will depend on whether Special Editions of Looney Tunes are released in the furture - buy this and you might be restricting the value of what we see in the future. Limited extras, limited value - GO FOR THE 4 DVD GOLD COLLECTION!"
Solid collection of classic Looney Tunes
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 11/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those folks not interested in the bells and whistles(i.e., extras, interviews, rarities, etc) available on the deluxe Golden Collection, The Premiere Collection is a very good place to start collecting these classic shorts. The positives carried over from Golden are many; these are transferred from new prints with considerable digital clean up (without any digital alteration to the original images). The unforgiving quality of DVD is such that you will see many analog flaws on some of the older cartoons (particularly those with darker colored backgrounds). There's a considerable amount of what appears to be dust but could just be analog imperfections in the surviving negatives and prints generated from them. More than likely, many of these errors were there from the moment they shot the cartoons and were on the original animation background cels.The set is flawed not so much by what is included but by what it omits; There's none of Tex Avery's formative Warner cartoons and Bob Clampett's wacky style is represented only by a couple of shorts (and his most zany Porky in Wackyland is MIA). While the set (like The Golden Collection) is heavy on Chuck Jones that could actually be a good thing. Jones' shorts were far and away the best the unit produced (outside of Clampett's) and also the most innovative. That's not to dismiss Friz Freleng's classics or Robert McKimson's best cartoons; Jones was more consistent and also pushed the boundary much more as a director. Much of his best work was done with Maurice Nobel and Michael Maltese and there's a couple of representative samples here as well (most notably The Fast and The Furry-ous).If you purchase this set, though, be forewarned as a couple of Jones' best works are missing; Duck Dodgers, Drip-a Long Daffy, Rabbit Fire, Rabbit of Seville and the brilliant Duck Amuck are nowhere to be found on this set. The cartoons that are included including the brilliant Scaredy Cat are important works but this collection is a bit lite on Jones' best work.Marketing is the key word here folks. Most stores that wouldn't carry a more expensive boxed set like Golden will cary the two disc sets like this. Hopefully both are well received so that the classics missing from this set will make it to a second or third one."