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PR: Duck Dodgers Soars onto DVD on February 12, 2013, with “Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duck”

by on December 11, 2012

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

DVD Release Features Over Four Hours of Content on Two Discs

BURBANK, CA (December 10, 2012) – From the outer reaches of space, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings consumers a zany, intergalactic Looney Tunes treat with the release of Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duck. Available on DVD for the first time February 12, 2013, Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duckstars that hilarious duck, Daffy as the heroic Captain Duck Edgar Dumas Aloysius Dodgers and Porky Pig as his trusted companion, as they blast off into outer space to protect the Earth from menacing Martian invaders. This release will feature 13 madcap episodes from the series’ first season, for a total of over four hours of hilarious Looney Tunes content. Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duck will retail for $19.97 SRP.

Based on the original Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short, Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, Duck Dodgers is the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning animated, sci-fi series that originally aired on Kids’ WB and centers on Daffy Duck, as the hero Duck Dodgers who is charged with protecting Earth from its biggest enemy, Martians. Duck Dodgers is always ready to swoop in and save the day, the planet and the galaxy – with a little luck and a lot of help, that is. He may be an intellectual featherweight but his duckbilled laser gun counts as heavy artillery. Joining him are some all-time favorite Looney Tunes characters, which make appearances in several of the series’ episodes.

Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duck features an out-of-this-world theme song, which is arranged by the Grammy-Award winning The Flaming Lips and is sung by the legendary Tom Jones.

Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duck presents viewers with a mix of clever writing, hilarious pop culture references and beautiful animation. It’s a must-own title for any Looney Tunes fan,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. She added, “The episodes featured on this release will delight viewers of all ages. Kids will be excited to see some of their favorite Looney Tunes characters in space-themed adventures and adults will appreciate the witty jokes and classic sci-fi references the series offers.”

DVD Bonus Features:

Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century – The classic Merrie Melodies theatrical short directed by animation legend Chuck Jones featuring Daffy, Porky and Marvin the Martian.

Featured Episodes:

Disc 1:

1. The Trial of Duck Dodgers / Big Bug Mamas

2. The Fowl Friend / The Fast and the Feathery

3. Duck Deception / The Spy Who Didn’t Love Me

4. Duck Codgers / Where’s Baby Smarty Pants?

5. I’m Gonna Get You, Fat Sucka / Detained Duck

6. K-9 Kaddy / Pig of Action

7. Shiver Me Dodgers

Disc 2:

8. The Wrath of Canasta / They Stole Dodgers Brain

9. The Green Loontern

10. Quarterback Quack / To Love a Duck

11. Hooray for Hollywood Planet

12. The Queen Is Wild / Back to the Academy

13. Enemy Yours / Duck Departure

The Credits

About Warner Bros. Animation:

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated SeriesThe Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedThunderCats and Young Justice, for Cartoon Network. WBA will also produce series and additional original content for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in 2012. In addition to TV series, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The first three shorts premiered in 2010, the most recent short — I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat — was released in November 2011, and two additional cartoons will debut in 2012. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.

About Warner Home Video:

With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.

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