Posts Tagged ‘Looney Tunes’

"Looney Tunes: Chuck Jones Mouse Chronicles" Coming to Blu-ray

by SB20xxon May 8, 2012
On 8/28/12, Warner Home Video will release “Looney Tunes: Chuck Jones Mouse Chronicles”, a 2-disc Blu-ray set featuring 19 classic cartoons. There is no word yet on pricing or special features, but reportedly, it will have special material. The included shorts: (all directed by Chuck Jones) – Naughty But Mice (1939) – Sniffles – Little […]

"Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew" – Too Much of a Good Thing

by Ed Liuon December 30, 2011
13 of the 17 shorts on Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew are new to DVD, with one more (“Past Perfumance”) getting remastered from the earlier Bugs Bunny’s Valentine DVD. As far as I can tell, the video and audio quality of all the previously released shorts is identical to the releases on the […]

"Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 1": Double Dips, But What Good Looking Double Dips!

by SB20xxon November 15, 2011
Looney Tunes has had a few rough years on home video lately. The annual Golden Collections ceased coming in 2008 after the sixth volume, and the only new releases in 2009 were a couple of theatrical compilation films, both of which were mostly made up of cartoons already on DVD. Things improved a tad in […]

"Looney Tunes: The Essential Daffy Duck": Essentially Reprocessed

by SB20xxon November 2, 2011
Following in the footsteps of “Looney Tunes: The Essential Bugs Bunny”, we have another double dip, best-of release. This time, Daffy Duck gets his due. The first disc mostly repeats from the Golden Collections and Daffy Duck: Frustrated Fowl. However, “Porky’s Duck Hunt” (1937, Tex Avery) is new to DVD, and even better, it features […]

"The Looney Tunes Show" Season 1 Vol. 1: Neither Looney nor Toon-y

by Ed Liuon October 6, 2011
One of the benefits of reviewing DVDs for this site is the incredible breadth of material available for review, which can sometimes lead to interesting and unexpected juxtapositions. Watching several of the new releases from September 27 led to one of those weird juxtapositions, as I realized that there is far more comedic slapstick mayhem […]

"The Looney Tunes Show" Coming to DVD on Sept 27, 2011 (UPDATED)

by SB20xxon September 8, 2011
The Looney Tunes Show, the 2011 Cartoon Network series starring the Looney Tunes characters comes to DVD on 9/27/11 for $14.97. It will contain the first four episodes: – Best Friends / Grilled Cheese – Members Only / I’m a Martian / Bubble Trouble – Jailbird and Jailbunny / Blow My Stack – Fish and […]

LA Times Talks with "Looney Tunes Show" Crew

by Ed Liuon May 4, 2011
The Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex weblog has spoken with the creative crew behind the new Looney Tunes Show about their motivations behind the project. Among those quoted are producer Tony Cervone and head writer Hugh Davidson, both of whom state that the show’s sitcom premise sounded like a “terrible” idea at first, and also […]

"The Looney Tunes Show": Three Critics, One Reaction

by on May 3, 2011
The first two episodes of The Looney Tunes Show were reviewed independently by three different toonzone staff members. Their opinions: Ian Lueck: “A Misleading Show Name” The main problem with The Looney Tunes Show is that it’s just boring. For a theatrical series which was rarely boring, this is a cardinal sin. It’s a dialog-centric […]

"The Looney Tunes Show": A Misleading Show Name

by SB20xxon May 3, 2011
Looney Tunes was one of the first cartoon series I ever watched, and I’ve always been a fan. Currently, I own all six Golden Collections, all the compilation movies released to DVD, a couple made-for-TV specials, and three of the four Super-Stars volumes. And I don’t just watch the cartoons. I’m interested in the history: […]

"The Looney Tunes Show": The Merry-Go-Round Is Still Broken Down

by on May 3, 2011
Let’s look on the bright side. If Loonatics Unleashed, Warner Bros.’ previous attempt to revive its classic Looney Tunes characters, was appalling, at least we can say that The Looney Tunes Show, its latest attempt, is no worse than dull. Here’s the thing about classic cartoon shorts from the 1930s and 1940s: Their characters were […]