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List of Merrie Melodies Audio Not on DVD Yet

Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by ClassicTVMan1981, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. ClassicTVMan1981

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    Having been inspired by this user's compilation of all the different versions of the Merrie Melodies title theme over the years (1936-64), and also in recognition that we hope Warner Archive Collection will handle the remaining classic Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies shorts as yet unreleased on DVD, the time has come to ask you all this: which title theme audio variants by year are still unavailable on DVD?

    My hot sheet - opening versions:
    October 10, 1936 - as heard on Boulevardier from the Bronx and Don't Look Now
    May 22, 1937 - as heard on Clean Pastures, Uncle Tom's Bungalow, Streamlined Greta Green and Sweet Sioux
    July 17, 1937 - as heard on Egghead Rides Again and Plenty of Money and You
    September 25, 1937 - as heard on I Wanna Be a Sailor and The Lyin' Mouse
    January 29, 1938 - as heard between My Little Buckaroo and Cinderella Meets Fella
    September 28, 1940 - as heard between Stage Fright and Bedtime for Sniffles
    December 7, 1940 - as heard between Of Fox and Hounds and Sniffles Bells the Cat
    March 1, 1941 - as heard on The Cat's Tale

    Closing versions:
    July 31, 1937 - as heard between Plenty of Money and You and Dog Daze (Speaking of the Weather, while released on DVD, actually erroneously uses the 1941-55 closing audio)
    March 1, 1941 - The Cat's Tale

    ~ben
     
  2. Kevin Mo

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    Dog Daze uses a unique ending cue so Plenty of Money and You and dog Daze are slightly different.

    Merrie Melodies opening cue differences

    1936 Boulevardier from the Bronx

    1936 The Coo-coo nut grove

    1937 She was an acrobat's daughter-Streamlined greta green

    1937 Egghead rides Again-Dog Daze

    1937-38 The woods are full of cuckoos-Daffy duck and egghead

    1938 Jungle jitters-Cinderella meets fella

    late-1938 A-lad-in-bagdad-Count me out

    1939-40 Hamateur night-Malibu beach party

    1940 Holiday highlights-tortoise beats hare

    1941-45 Toy trouble-Life with feathers

    These are unlikely to be ON DVD anytime soon due to WB having lack of sales of the platinum collections.
     
  3. ClassicTVMan1981

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    If it is Warner Archive Collection that's been putting out all these mostly mediocre Hanna-Barbera cartoons (and I am quite happy they finally remastered and released The Kwicky Koala Show, which was Tex Avery's final series to date as a creator), then in the future they should consider releasing the rest of the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies and classic MGM stuff as well.

    ~Ben
     
  4. Kevin Mo

    Kevin Mo @Bugssponge

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    Yeah, if they can stick those 60s without a problem, they definitely can stick more LT/MM. Especially the late 1930s stuff because some of their original closing titles are lost due to the Volume 5 release of the LaserDisc and i would be happy to actually see an original print, even if its the Blue Ribbon titles. Example: Streamlined Greta Green
     

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