D. Thomas | NY | 08/22/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The package boasts "classic cartoons"; this must refer to age only and not content or quality. The Warner Bros. cartoons have been stripped of their opening sequences with the credits and the "Merrie Melodies" theme music. Some of the other cartoons (Felix the Cat, Gabby, Toonerville Trolly) just aren't in the same league with those wonderful Warner Bros. Looneytoons. The picture restoration is fair; the sound restoration is tinny, and the "enhancements" to the sound effects are distracting. Save your money and buy something else."
Strange release, but some great classic cartoons
Joe | Upstate, NY | 08/21/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I first saw this DVD, I was surprised that the Warner Brothers logo was not on the box. I found it hard to believe that they would let the "WinStar" company release some of their wonderful cartoons. My first thought was "bootleg". However, bootleg or not, there are some good classics on here.My favorite is "Daffy The Commando", a funny short made in the 40's during WW2 that pokes fun at Hitler and Nazi's. Daffy comes in, and, naturally, makes a fool of the Hitler character in his usual crazy way. You will probably never see this cartoon on television, because Time Warner is a big company, and doesn't want to offend with cartoons that might poke fun at past differences.Some of the other cartoons on this DVD include "Falling Hare", featuring Bugs and The Gremlin, "Tale of Two Kitties", featuring Tweety, "Corny Concerto", featuring Elmer and Porky. There are also a couple cartoons featuring Felix the Cat, and Casper too.Winstar has done a decent job with the restoration, and even includes video of how they did it. However, some of the classic openings and endings (with the WB/Merrie Melodies logos and trademark music) of the cartoons are cut out! That seemed a little strange. Imagine seeing a generic graphic with the title of the short, followed by a cold start into the toon. No music, no classic Looney Tunes intro, nothing.All in all, if you're a cartoon collector, then this DVD would probably be a good addition to your library for the hard to find shorts, and early versions of Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Sylvester and Tweety."