"Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew" Coming to DVD on December 27, 2011
Classicflix.com is reporting that Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew will be coming to DVD on December 27, 2011. The DVD will contain all 17 Pepe Le Pew cartoons, 14 of which have not been released to DVD yet. Suggested retail price is $19.98.
UPDATED October 3, 2011: The full press release announcing this collection has been issued:
WARNER HOME VIDEO
PAYS TRIBUTE TO ONE OF LOONEY TUNES’ MOST “ODOR-ABLE”
CHARACTERS WITH THE RELEASE OF
LOONEY TUNES SUPER STARS: PEPÉ LE PEW COLLECTION
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 27, 2011
DVD Features Over Two Hours of Content
BURBANK, CA (October 3, 2011) – Looney Tunes’ lovable French Skunk, Pepé Le Pew stars in his own entertaining cartoon compilation which is set for release on DVD by Warner Home Video (WHV) December 27, 2011. Titled Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepé Le Pew Collection, this DVD will feature 17 shorts on one disc, including the Academy Award® -winning For Scent-imental Reasons. This title is part of a WHV DVD series of collections that celebrate popular Looney Tunes characters. It features more than two hours of classic entertainment the whole family can enjoy. This DVD will retail for $19.97 SRP.
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepé Le Pew Collection is devoted to the suave, smooth-talking French skunk whose powerful scent and penchant for romance often result in some very funny situations. Created by animation legend Chuck Jones, Pepé Le Pew was introduced to audiences years ago and went on to star in several memorable Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts Pepé Le Pew is a very amorous skunk who is always on the lookout for love and romance. Much to his dismay, he is rejected by all his potential mates because of his overpowering skunk scent and his inability to take “no” for an answer when it comes to romance. In several cartoons, he’s known to have his eye on Penelope, an adorable black feline, whom he sometimes mistakes for a female skunk. In spite of fighting off all his advances, Penelope is relentlessly wooed and pursued by him.
Of the 17 shorts included on the DVD is the Academy Award® winning For Scent-imental Reasons, the second Looney Tunes cartoon to win an Oscar®. In this popular short, Pepé Le Pew tries to seduce a reluctant feline in an upscale French perfume shop. Another featured cartoon is Scent-imental Over You, in which Pepé Le Pew tries to romance a hairless dog whom he mistakes for a skunk because he’s donning a fur coat. Also included on this collection is Louvre Come Back to Me! in which Pepé Le Pew chases Penelope the cat and one of her feline pals into the Louvre, and wreaks havoc amongst the priceless works of art. These and several other hilarious shorts featuring Pepé Le Pew are included in the set.
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepé Le Pew Collection is the latest release in a series of DVDs that focus on popular Looney Tunes characters. Also available are Looney Tunes Super Stars: Road Runner / Wile E. Coyote, Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends Barnyard Bigmouth, Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety & Sylvester Feline Fwenzy, Looney Tunes Super Stars: Bugs Bunny Hare Extraordinaire and Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck Frustrated Fowl.
“Pepé Le Pew is such a unique and unforgettable Looney Tunes character, we are pleased to be able to dedicate an entire collection to him,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepé Le Pew Collection is one of the only places fans can get such a comprehensive collection of Pepé Le Pew cartoons. Anyone who appreciates classic animation or is a fan of Looney Tunes must add this DVD to their collection.”
Featured Shorts Include:
Scent-imental Over You
Odor of the Day
For Scent-imental Reasons
Little Beau Pepé
Wild Over You
The Cats Bah
Two Scent’s Worth
Touché and Go
Who Scent You?
A Scent of the Matterhorn
Louvre Come Back to Me!
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