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PR: “Looney Tunes the Chuck Jones Collection Mouse Chronicles” Coming to DVD/Blu-ray on Aug 28, 2012

by on July 11, 2012

 Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles
Set Features 19 Remastered Shorts Released on DVD & Blu-ray™
for the First Time Plus Bonus Material
Two-Disc Collection Features Over Two Hours of Content

BURBANK, CA (July 10, 2012) – Animation legend Chuck Jones’ remarkable work is the focus of Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Looney Tunes title with the DVD & Blu-ray ™ release of Looney Tunes The Chuck Jones Collection Mouse Chronicles, available in stores August 28, 2012. This unique collection is comprised of 19 remastered, theatrical shorts that showcase some of animation’s most delightfully mischievous mice and their daring adventures. All cartoons featured on this set are released on Blu-ray for the first time. Looney Tunes The Chuck Jones Collection Mouse Chronicles will retail for $34.99 SRP (Blu-ray) and $26.99 SRP (DVD).

Meet Sniffles, the incredibly cute, sweet-natured but naïve little mouse whose curious nature lands him in the most precarious predicaments. In Naughty But Mice, which is featured in this set, theater-goers came to know this adorable little rodent as a lovable, wide-eyed simpleton with a talent for getting himself into big trouble. Jones however, continued to evolve Sniffles’ character over the years, taking him into a slightly different direction. Twelve Sniffles-centered shorts are included in this release.

On the opposite end of the rodent spectrum, we find Hubie and Bertie. A trouble-loving twosome with a passion for pranks, these two mischievous, wise-cracking and worldly mice served as Jones’ departure from the cute and naïve characters he had first been known for. Audiences were exposed to the fast-talking duo in Aristo-Cat, one of the shorts featured in this collection. Hubie and Bertie solidified a new direction for Jones. This change paid off with the Oscar®-nominated Mouse Wreckers, (1949, Best Short Subject, Cartoons) which finds Hubie and Bertie tormenting their favorite nemesis Claude the Cat with rapid-fire humor and sight gags galore. Seven shorts featuring Hubie and Bertie are included in this collection.

“Chuck Jones’ extraordinary body of work has generated some of animation’s most distinct characters and we are delighted to celebrate his work with this unique, new collection,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “Our goal was to build a collection that showcases important Looney Tunes characters that don’t often get to be in the forefront. We think consumers will enjoy the selections we chose to release on this set.”

Featured Shorts:

1.    Naughty but Mice
2.    Little Brother Rat
3.    Sniffles and the Bookworm
4.    Sniffles Takes a Trip
5.    The Egg Collector
6.    Bedtime for Sniffles
7.    Sniffles Bells the Cat
8.    Toy Trouble
9.    The Brave Little Bat
10.    The Unbearable Bear
11.    Lost and Foundling
12.    Hush my Mouse
13.    The Aristo Cat
14.    Trap Happy Porky
15.    Roughly Squeaking
16.    House Hunting Mice
17.    Mouse Wreckers
18.    The Hypo-chondri-cat
19.    Cheese Chasers

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. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The films have been released theatrically, attached to Warner Bros. Pictures releases. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,  MAD, The Looney Tunes Show, Young Justicefor Cartoon Network, and will soon launch Green Lantern: The Animated Series,  ThunderCats, and more. 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 Award® , 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 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.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

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