2 Looney Tunes collections in July

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of two fully restored character focused Looney Tunes collections. Best of Bugs Bunny will be released on 5th July 2004 and Best of Porky and Daffy will follow on 12th July 2004, both collections are priced at £12.99 each.

Best of Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny is that rare animated creation with a personality so vibrant it hard to believe that he's not real. The carrot-savouring hero of over 175 cartoon shorts and numerous feature films, Bugs has leaped from the screen to the wider world beyond to become a global icon of popular culture and one of the most beloved Looney Tunes characters ever to pop out of a rabbit hole!

This brilliantly restored and remastered animated collection includes a Looney assortment of favourite Bugs Bunny shorts including Bugs and Daffy's epic argument about which of them is fair game in RABBIT SEASONING; the outrageous operatic antics of THE RABBIT OF SEVILLE and Bugs running rings around a bad tempered bovine in BULLY FOR BUGS.

And that's just the beginning of the hare-brained tune as this timeless collection contains 11 further cartoon shorts and a whole host of DVD hilarious special features including a greeting from Chuck Jones, various audio commentaries, a stills gallery and a special Bugs Bunny Blooper feature to celebrate the wise-guys 511/2 anniversary.

Episode Listing

  • Baseball Bugs
  • Rabbit Seasoning
  • Long-Haired Hare
  • High Diving Hare
  • Bully for Bugs
  • What's Up Doc?
  • Rabbit's Kin
  • Water, Water Every Hare
  • Big House Bunny
  • My Bunny Lives Over The Sea
  • Wabbit Twouble
  • Ballot Box Bunny
  • Rabbit of Seville
DVD Special Features
  • Audio Commentary (on 9 episodes)
  • Music Programs (on 2 episodes)
  • Behind the Tunes - Forever Befuddled
  • Behind the Tunes - A Rabbit for All Seasons
  • Behind the Tunes - Short Fuse Shootout
  • Bugs Bunny at the movies - my dream is yours and two guys from Texas
  • The Bugs Bunny Show Bridging Sequences - Greeting from Chuck Jones
  • The Bug Bunny Show Bridging Sequences - A Star is Bored
  • Blooper Bunny Shorts - Bugs Bunny 51 1/2 anniversary
  • Stills Gallery
Best of Porky & Daffy
Casting a spotlight on two of the world's most popular creations, the Best of Porky and Daffy collection contains some of the most superb cartoons from the vaults of Warner Bros.

Developed by Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Frank Tashlin, the true legends of the Golden Age of Animation, Porky Pig made his screen debut in 1935 and quickly evolved into the character that is known and loved today. In 1937 a cartoon called Porky's Duck Hunt introduced the character of Daffy, a totally kwazy quack who over time developed into a much different character, a devious duck whose schemes always go awry.

The two cartoons that bookend this collection, most of which dates from the 1940's to 1950's are all-time classics of the genre. DUCK AMUCK was ironically inspired by a lack of inspiration and plays with the notion of Daffy being a cartoon character, drawn by an unseen artist, yet having a life of his own. DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24 ½ CENTURY is a hilarious send-up of the science fiction genre, featuring Porky as Eager Space Cadet and an appearance by Marvin Martian, plus the exceptional layouts of Maurice Noble.

And 'That's Not All Folks!' as this collection contains a further 12 classic cartoon shorts plus an array of DVD special features including audio commentary on 5 episodes, music commentary on 3 shorts, various 'Behind the Tunes' featurettes including a tribute to the world's most famous ham and a stills gallery.

Episode Listing
  • Duck Amuck
  • Dough For The Do-Do
  • Drip-Along Daffy
  • Scaredy Cat
  • The Ducksters
  • The Scarlet Pumpernickel
  • Yankee Doodle Daffy
  • Porky Chops
  • The Wearing Of The Gin
  • Deduce, You Say
  • Boobs In The Woods
  • Golden Yeggs
  • Rabbit Fire
  • Duck Dodgers in the 24 and 1/2 Century
DVD Special Features
  • Audio Commentary (on 5 episodes)
  • Music Programs (3 episodes)
  • Behind the Tunes - A tribute to the worlds most famous ham
  • Behind the Tunes - Animal Quackers
  • Behind the Tunes - Hard Luck Duck
  • Stills Gallery

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