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post #1 of 41 Old 07-23-2011, 07:18 AM - Thread Starter
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Thought I'd get the ball rolling on this one. I wish they were doing complete chronological sets, but I'm certainly not going to boycott based on that--and I'm 100% certain that sales of this will determine whether future volumes are released. Unfortunately it's a serious case of double-dipping with all the overlap with the Golden Collection DVDs as well, but at least the cartoons they chose are some of the best.

Standard DigiBook version will retail for $59.98, and the Ultimate Collector's Edition is $79.98. Collector's edition adds:

- Character collectible glass featuring Bugs Bunny
- Souvenir tin sign magnet featuring an image of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
- Framed litho-cel featuring your favorite Looney Tunes characters
- Certificate of authenticity!
- Digibook with rare images and cartoon guide by historian Jerry Beck (same digibook & disc as Blu-ray)

Disc 1:
  • Hare Tonic
  • Baseball Bugs
  • Buccaneer Bunny
  • Old Grey Hare, The
  • Rabbit Hood
  • 8 Ball Bunny
  • Rabbit Of Seville
  • What's Opera, Doc?
  • Great Piggy Bank Robbery, The
  • Pest In The House, A
  • Scarlet Pumpernickel, The
  • Duck Amuck
  • Robin Hood Daffy
  • Baby Bottleneck
  • Kitty Kornered
  • Scaredy Cat
  • Porky Chops
  • Old Glory
  • Tale Of Two Kitties, A
  • Tweetie Pie
  • Fast And Furry-ous
  • Beep, Beep
  • Lovelorn Leghorn
  • For Scent-imental Reasons
  • Speedy Gonzales
Disc 2:
  • One Froggy Evening
  • Three Little Bops
  • I Love To Singa
  • Katnip Kollege
  • The Dover Boys at Pimento University
  • Chow Hound
  • Haredevil Hare
  • Hasty Hare, The
  • Duck Dodgers In The 24th Century
  • Hare-way To The Stars
  • Mad As A Mars Hare
  • Devil May Hare
  • Bedevilled Rabbit
  • Ducking The Devil
  • Bill Of Hare
  • Dr. Devil And Mr. Hare
  • Bewitched Bunny
  • Broom-stick Bunny
  • Witch's Tangled Hare, A
  • A-haunting We Will Go
  • Feed The Kitty
  • Kiss Me Kat
  • Feline Frame-up
  • From A To Z-z-z-z
  • Boyhood Daze
Disc 3 (All Special Features):
  1. A Greeting From Chuck Jones
  2. Chuck Amuck: The Movie
  3. Chuck Jones: Extremes & In-Betweens, A Life In Animation
  4. Chuck Jones: Memories Ofchildhood
  5. The Animated World Of Chuck Jones (9 Cartoons)
    - Point Rationing Of Foods
    - Hell-Bent For Election
    - So Much For So Little
    - Orange Blossoms For Violet
    - A Hitch In Time
    - 90 Day Wondering
    - Drafty, Isn't It
    - The Dot And The Line: A Romance In Lower Mathematics
    - The Bear That Wasn't
  6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Pencil Test
  7. The Door
  8. Bonus Cartoons (9 Cartoons)
    - Fright Before Christmas From Bugs Bunny’s Looney Christmas Tales
    - Spaced Out Bunny From Bugs Bunny’s Bustin’ Out All Over
    - Duck Dodgers And The Return Of The 24 1/2th Century From Daffy Duck’s Thanks-For-Giving Special
    - Another Froggy Evening
    - Marvin The Martian In The Third Dimension
    - Superior Duck
    - From Hare To Eternity
    - Father Of The Bird
    - Museum Scream

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Wow, can't wait to see technical details and (ultimately) the final product in action! This could be excellent!
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Cool!! I wonder if any of these shorts/episodes are ones that were not released on DVD? (i.e., Looney Tunes Golden Collection dvds)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_...es_filmography

Well after checking out the wikipedia link to see which of these bluray Platinum Collection shorts are not on the Golden Collection dvds or not yet released on dvd at all, I came up with the following list. Be sure to post any corrections.

Released on DVD but not on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection dvds:
> Lovelorn Leghorn -- DVD release of "I'll See You in My Dreams"
> From A to Z-z-z-z -- "Academy Awards Animation Collection"
> Hasty Hare -- DVD release of "The Hasty Heart"
> Mad as a Mars Hare -- "Hare Extraordinaire"


Not released on DVD:
> Hare-Way to the Stars
> Bill of Hare
> Witch's Tangled Hare, A
> Feline Frame-up

Looking forward to this coming out! (though Jamie E is right, complete chronological sets would be nice)
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I don't want to sound like a doubter but would a BD offer that much more over a DVD in regards to the available definition of these drawings?

 

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I don't want to sound like a doubter but would a BD offer that much more over a DVD in regards to the available definition of these drawings?

In a word, yes. The three shorts on Warner's THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD HD DVD looked absolutely outstanding in 1080p.
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It's up for pre-order on Amazon.
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I certainly hope WB didn't butcher these transfers with windowboxing and the ugly colored borders of the title cards like they have done on their previous box sets. The days of significent overscan so prevalent in the old CRT based displays are ancient history.....

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I think I'm going to pass on this one.

The fact that I'm not a huge fan (just interested in some period that's not heavily present in this set), plus the plain wrong approach of it. It's like the golden collection dvd-s all over again: a random (or popularity based) selection of shorts (and fewer shorts than on the dvd-s, and not cheap, not even comparing it to the "brother" release of T&J shorts) for the casual buyer.

True fans deserve better, in my opinion. Even for myself a chronological approach would have worked better (even if it's just of the Technicolor stuff with popular characters, so that it keeps having commercial value, the other stuff could be released in their own special sets, maybe more highly priced for collectors).

I'm happy for everyone that's going to enjoy this though.
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I sure hope they do not back out of any of the racism or violence... these look good!

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I don't want to sound like a doubter but would a BD offer that much more over a DVD in regards to the available definition of these drawings?

Oh yes, they were shot on film and like the Disney animated features, have the possibility to look amazing.

Like someone mentioned, the ones on Robin Hood and Casablanca look worlds better then their DVD counterpart.
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Too bad Disney doesn't seem to give a rat's behind about their classic cartoon shorts to fully restore them to the same level as their feature films and release unedited and uncensored HD versions on Blu-ray.

The quality of their DVD tin limited edition sets were all over the place.

Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
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I wish they were doing complete chronological sets, but I'm certainly not going to boycott based on that.

At first blush, I prefer the way WB is approaching this set. My second biggest complaint about the six volume golden collection was in how difficult it was to find a particualr short. Collecting all the Marvin shorts together, for example, will certainly make this a much easier process. My biggest compliant was the omission of some of my favorites, a few of which will be here. Auto buy!

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This kind of annoys me. I'm annoyed that I already bought the six Golden Collections DVD sets as well as three of the Superstars DVDs. I am also annoyed that I didn't wait for something to come out on Blu-ray, though with these types of things you can never be sure that they will be. And I am annoyed that I will be buying the collector's set when it comes out so long as they don't turn the cartoons into artificial widescreen by cropping them as they did on some of the Superstars shorts.
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Rather than this type of "greatest hits" collection, I would rather see different characters in their own sets, even with some overlapping as needed. I am a big fan of the Road Runner cartoons, much more than the others, so I want a dedicated set of those.

Other than the RR/Coyote ones, are other Looney Tunes characters in their own series, or is Bugs Bunny, for example, in almost all of them? I don't remember from when I last watched any.

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It's frustrating -- I want to support it, because they've already said this and the Tom & Jerry sets are trial balloons basically. If they don't sell, it's going to be curtains for more classic animation on Blu.

That said -- I think the price tag, $38 (for the non limited) and over $50 (for the limited) for really only 2 discs worth of actual cartoon content is too much. They could've given us more than the 50 shorts if they were going to charge that much.

I don't fault them for making this basically a "greatest hits" compilation since it's the first time some of the all-time greats have been in HD. Making it an entirely obscure collection of shorts wouldn't have been marketable. Perhaps a chronological character-focused set would have been a better idea...
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Why is it more than the Tom And Jerry set?
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Why is it more than the Tom And Jerry set?

Because it's better?

 

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Because it's better?

I don't think media is priced according to quality
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You got that right

 

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That said -- I think the price tag, $38 (for the non limited) and over $50 (for the limited) for really only 2 discs worth of actual cartoon content is too much. They could've given us more than the 50 shorts if they were going to charge that much.
I just updated the original post with new information on Amazon. With the bonus shorts, the set is up to 68 cartoons, so at least that's a positive development.

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What are the chances that the marvin the martioan in 3D short is actually in 3D on this?

The 3 road runner shorts they did in 3D as a bonus features on 3D blurays of legend of the guardians, yogi bear, and cats and dogs looked fantastic in 3D.
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My second biggest complaint about the six volume golden collection was in how difficult it was to find a particular short.

That part really bugged me, too. So much so, that I ended up ripping all six volumes into iTunes using Handbrake. I then made a playlist of my own greatest hits. My little boys and I watch the ones from that list all the time.

As for this set, I'll have to see the quality increase first hand and decide if it is worth it. Having these shorts in iTunes is really convenient. I'm not sure I can easily do that with the Blu-ray version.

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I'm surprised this thread died out so quickly, this collection is sensational. Most of these look mind-blowing on our Marantz VP11 DLP projector.

And just a note for anyone who wants to test the waters with these, the much-less expensive "Showcase" release is very nice and contains exact contents of disc 1 of the "Platinum" Blu-Ray release.
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Some more Looney Tunes, The Chuck Jones Collection:

http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/reviews/looney-tunes-the-chuck-jones-collection-mouse-chronicles-blu-ray-review.html

Nice to see WB is still leaving the grain in for it's cartoons. The caps look nice and crisp.
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are they still going to continue it with vol 2 and so on? they do have a bad habit of starting collection series and then quitting for somethign else before they ever finish what they started.

it is very nice, the first set though
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Volume 2 has been announced for October 16.

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Come on Jay Ward... lets get on the ball with a set!

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Come on Jay Ward... lets get on the ball with a set!

Does WB own the Jay Ward Productions stuff like Rocky & Bullwinkle? Or is it DreamWorks Animation property now?

Me, I would like the Tex Avery MGM cartoons or to be more honest I want all the good stuff in HD dammit.
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