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Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Coming to Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by SpongeJosh, Jul 8, 2011.

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  1. SpongeJosh

    SpongeJosh A Bold Kid

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    From a panel listing for the San Diego Comic-Con:

    And you thought The Looney Tunes Show coming to DVD was news. If this release is anything like what we've heard about the Tom and Jerry Golden Collection -- uncensored, restored from original elements, in chronological order -- we're in for a real treat.
     
  2. chalmers

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    Really now? Hmm... Well, we'll of course need more information, but if it's anything like the T&J set, and it has new content and not just double dips of shorts we already have on DVD, I'll be quite pleased.

    Also, I'm assuming it'll be like the T&J set and have both a Blu-Ray and a DVD release.
     
  3. Angilasman

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    Oh, please let this be what The Golden Collection turned out not to be: a complete Looney Tunes set. They can even keep costs down by combining new-to-DVD shorts and ones already restored for the Golden Collections.

    Can't wait!
     
  4. Astrolupine

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    Bugger, it'd be nice to have new shorts, but then Warner would be asking me to ultimately convert to Blu-Ray and a purchase half-composed of re-releases.
     
  5. speedy fast

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    I would expect the point of this set to be to get Looney Tunes on blu-ray. I'd expect this set to primarily contain stuff from the Golden Collections (and maybe Super Stars sets). I'll be surprised if this has any new-to-DVD shorts, and especially surprised if all of it is new-to-DVD.

    Then again, was it said if this will come to both blu-ray and DVD, or just blu-ray?
     
  6. Angilasman

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    I'm gonna cross my fingers for "Beanstalk Bunny" and "Tom Turk and Daffy"!

    :anime:
     
  7. SpongeJosh

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    I'm also pretty sure this will largely be a retread of the Golden Collection, as the main selling point of the set will be Looney Tunes in HD. That said it will probably be on DVD too. Although the listing only mentions blu-ray, we know that the Tom and Jerry set will also be on DVD, so I'd assume this Platinum Collection will be as well.
     
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    I think I read the T&J bluray collections are going in production order, right? If so, I imagine that's what LT will do except mixing those Bosko with Merrie Melodies. I do doubt they will short change the superstars like Bugs and Daffy.
     
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    More Looney Tunes!!! May WB continue to keep the classics rolling. Next month, I plan to add to my cartoon DVD collection by buying yet another DVD with the classic Looney Tunes on there, maybe one with more of Bugs, Daffy and Porky.
     
  10. Lord Dalek

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    Unless Warner wants this version to die on the vine rather quickly, they'll skip the chronological format for this.
     
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    Chronological character sets wouldn't be such a bad idea- they could start with Bugs, then Daffy, and work their way through all the major characters. But chronological sets that would go strictly by year, yeah, I have a feeling only the hardcore fans and animation buffs would bother with the early to mid 30s stuff. They're just not as well known or popular. This is especially true of the 1934-early 1936 era, which had a LOT of one shots and attempts at recurring characters that really didn't take off until Porky hit it big.
     
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    Yeah if anything, outside of character oriented discs (which would probably take a billion years to complete anyway), chronology only works if you start at 1939 and eventually work your way back since that first decade's worth is really for the serious diehards.
     
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    Or what they could do is, if they have an enclosed booklet letting you know what shorts are on what disc, just put in brackets beside the short its release year. That way if the person playing the Blu-ray wants to watch the shorts in chronological order they can, but WB wouldn't be putting them on Blu-ray in that order.
     
  14. Astrolupine

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    After all, none of us could see 'The Best Of Buddy' on Amazon's top seller list.
     
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    As much as I doubt it will happen, at least getting the complete Bosko and Buddy shorts out and over with would be a dream for completists. Besides, if they were to do it that way it could feature Bosko, Buddy, and Porky spread across five to six discs with 15 - 30 shorts a disc. What I'm really thinking now is if they start with Porky and Daffy first and then lead into Bugs, save the Bosko and Buddy shorts for a prequel set only available through Warner Archive.
     
  16. Angilasman

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    The Golden Collections were made too lopsided by having a bunch of classics in the first few sets and later sets that eschewed too much to the obscure to make up for it. I think a happy medium should be reached from the begining.
     
  17. veemonjosh

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    I was under the impression that, to make a "Best Of" set, you actually need to have shorts worth watching. :sweat:
     
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    That's exactly what I think they should do.
     
  19. Trevor

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    Or maybe what Warner Brothers should do is take a page from Disney and release the Black and White Cartoons in 2 or 3 volumes by chronological order and then release the color cartoons in a seperate volume, just like Disney did with the Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volumes 1 & 2/Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volumes 1 & 2.
     
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    Don't expect that to happen- Warner Bros. could release its old B&W cartoons, if they chose to, but right now, it isn't necessary. WB is making a boatload of money with its DVD sales of those classic Looney Tunes shorts.
     
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