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|Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Vol 2|
Director: Chuck Jones
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
A collection of well known Looney tunes cartoons featuring the animation of Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and Friz Freleng. — Item Type: DVD Movie — Item Rating: NR — Street Date: 11/02/04 — Wide Screen: no — Director Cut: no — Specia... more »
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Please note this is a short version of the 4 disc set.
W. Langan | the end of the world to your town! | 01/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can see most people's contention in that the packaging is a little misleading (even though there's a picture of Little Red Riding Rabbit, it's not included here). For the cartoons alone, this collection deserves 4 stars, which is why I'm giving it that. It has One Froggy Evening (featuring the singing and dancing frog- "Hello m'baby, hello m'darling, hello m'ragtime gal!"), The Three Little Bops (featuring Shorty Rogers and comedian Stan Freberg), Stagedoor Cartoon (one of the great Elmer and Bugs chase cartoons), Show Biz Bugs ("I can only do it once!") and What's Opera Doc ("Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!"), as well as the original Porky in Wackyland ("Yes, I'm really the last of the do-do's! Dodododododododo!"), The great Piggybank Robbery (a hilarious Dick Tracy satire) and quite a few Tweety and Sylvester cartoons (All Abirrrd is hilarious with the boxed bulldog constantly punching Sylvesteron the train, as well as Gift Wrapped, one of the few Christmas cartoons WB produced, Ain't She Tweet, where Sylvester has to get across several bulldogs to get to Tweety and Tweety Pie, the 1st Sylvester/Tweety cartoon). I have no problem with this budgetized version as long as people know that's just what it is (the only extra's you get feature drawings of Bugs, Yosemite Sam, the Road Runner and J Michigan Frog). Now if they're going to do that, they should include a budgetized version of the Bugs Bunny DVD and the Road Runner DVD as well. If you want it all, go buy The Golden Collection, which has all the cartoons on this one and more (plus extra's). But if your budget is low, you might consider this one."
This Shouldn't Be All Folks!!
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 11/17/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When Warner Brothers considered releasing the Looney Tunes on DVD, it was such a amazing ordeal. Many people have rediscovered the crazy and wonderful cartoons that Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and company have starred in back during the Golden era of animation. Unfortunately, when Warner Brothers released the Looney Tunes Golden collection, they also released a lesser-valued Premire cCollection. It really wasn't worth its weight in the money, and its sequel also heads that exact same way. The same is said for the Looney Tunes Premiere Collection sequel, which also wasn't worth its weight in money, or DVD collections either.
The Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: Volume 2, is actually the second half of the Golden Collection: Volume Two. The 2 DVD's have a lot of good cartoons on them. The first one focuses in on primarily Tweety & Sylvester, with wacky and exciting cartoons like Bad Ol' Putty Tat, and the Oscar-winning introduction to Tweety & Sylvester, Tweetie Pie which Friz Freleng directed. The rest of the cartoons pay respect to director Bob Clampett, with some great creative cartoons that really pushed the boundaries including The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, and Porky In Wackyland.
Disc 2, is a tribute to toons on stage & screen, with wild animated cartoons including some rearkable masterpieces like What's Opera Doc?, Show Biz Bugs, and the ultimate one-toon wonder Michigan J. Frog in One Froggy Evening.
Although The Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 2 has a lot of good cartoons, it really isn't worth the money. I honestly suggest the more fulfilled Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume Two. It is more worth its money than this collection really is.
With "What's Opera Doc " included, you need this collection.
John M Spangler | Bryan, OH United States | 02/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Be Vawy Qwiet, I'm hunting Wabbits" - Kill The Wabbit - Kill the Wabbit!!! Watching and listening to Elmer doing his opera routine is worth the price of admission especially for fans of Looney Tunes. With this DVD set, you get the best Looney Tunes cartoon of all time "What's Opera Doc" The downside is that What's Opera Doc is a bit out of place compared to the rest of what is offered and some of them are just not that fun at all.
This 2 DVD set includes 30 Looney collections from the 40's, 50's but mostly 60's. Disc one is 15 cartoons with 75% Sylvester VS Tweety incarnations and a bit of Porky Pig VS Daffy Duck routines. I was mildly surprised to see one of the early black and white Porky Pig episodes (Porky IN Wackyland) that mixed Live actors with the cartoon characters and has been tucked away from Warner Brothers for decades and was released in the 40's. Shows and proves you don't need modern technology to make quality entertainment.
Disc 2 is the big one, which includes the greatest Looney Tunes cartoon ever, "What's Opera Doc". It also includes the very entertaining "One Froggy Evening" which made the little "non-speaking" frog famous in one showing. The rest of the collection is a bag full of Hollywood and show business spoofs making fun of the famous faces in Hollywood taken from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Most are entertaining enough, but certainly lack the fun and spunk of the episodes of Elmer and Bugs going at it. The famous Warner Brothers characters are basicaly non-existent with the exception of Bugs and Elmer in What's Opera Doc. Don't expect big laughs from this 2nd rate collection that won't appeal to the kiddies as well as it should. But be that as it may, the cartoons, for what they are, and considering how old they are, look and sound fantastic. Not up by todays standards of digital movies, but remastered very well, and they have withstood the test of time. If you like Tweety VS Sylvester and have to own "What's Opera Doc", you probably should load up on this Part 2 collection. Overall it's great, but some of the cartoons on here are not the best of what Warner Brothers has done in other collections."
2 outta 4 since it's half of the other set.....
Holden | 11/03/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's cost effective, yes. But Looney vol. 2 Spotlight Collection is in actuality - discs 3 and 4 of the Gold Set without any of the extras. There is a short feature on disc 1 on how to draw the characters and a short on disc 2 where you animate some musical number...In essence - there are a LOT of Tweety cartoons and then a hodge podge of Bugs and Elmer etc....Disc 1 of the 4 set has Bugs cartoons and Disc 2 is mainly Road Runner, so if you aren't a huge fan of those then the 2 disc set could be the way to go. One plus is that What's Opera Doc and One Froggy Evening are included..."