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The Looney Tunes: Golden Collection (1940)

Cast: Arthur Q. Bryan
Director: Chuck Jones
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Warner Brothers
Genre: Kids, Animated, Animation, Cel, Shorts
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
They're the crown princes of animation. They're the international ambassadors of cartoon comedy. They're the fabulously funny friends you grew up with! And now, 56 of the very best animated shorts starring the very wackiest Warner Bros. cartoon characters have been rounded up on DVD for the first time ever in The Looney Tunes Golden Collection! Just barely contained in four special edition discs, each specially selected short has been brilliantly restored and re-mastered to its original, uncut, anvil-dropping, laughter-inducing glory! Featuring some of the very earliest, ground-breaking on-screen appearances of many all-time Looney Tunes favorites, it's an unprecedented celebration for cartoon-lovers eager to re-live the heady, hilarious, golden age of Warner Bros. animation! Sparkling with one unforgettable, landmark animated marvel after another, there's that icon of carrot-crunching aplomb, Bugs Bunny, in a dazzling assortment of his very best classic shorts. Also highlighted in their own delightfully zany series of cartoon gems: the ever-flustered Daffy Duck and eternal straight-man Porky Pig. Plus, all the rest of the beloved Looney Tunes lineup starring in some of the most wildly imaginative cartoon shorts ever created! Including an array of exclusive bonus DVD features from expert commentaries to insights into the evolution of these classic characters, this is the ultimate animated experience for anyone who's ever thrilled to the timeless query: "Ehhh? what's up, Doc?"

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The Looney Tunes Golden Collection (Disc 1 of 4) (1940)
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At last! Looney Tunes as they were meant to be seen! by EPetersen November 30, 2003 - 5:14 AM PST
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Finally, the boxed set that we've been begging for since the invention of DVD is now a reality! For the first time in decades, the Looney Tunes cartoons are presented in their full, uncut, uncensored, original versions, as they were seen in theaters from the 1930s to the 1960s.

What? Uncensored? Who would want to censor Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and company? As you watch these cartoons, you will see just how heavily edited they were for TV. Even today, the Cartoon Network will only air the cut versions, which are edited to reduce the running time and remove objectionable content like violence, adult humor, and ethnic stereotypes.

Yes Virginia, these theatrical cartoons were made to entertain adults as well as children.

Looney Tunes began as Merrie Melodies, an animation company that rivaled Walt Disney's work. In fact, the name is a parody of Disney's Silly Symphonies cartoons. Originally owned and managed by Leon Schlesinger, then sold to Warner Brothers, Looney Tunes were known for their crazy, off the wall humor.

Schlesinger built a stable of some of the greatest animators of all time (Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Bob McKimson, Robert Clampett, etc.) and gave them the creative freedom to be as wild as they wanted to be. Their efforts, combined with the voice talent of Mel Blanc - who was a radio legend before he joined Looney Tunes - resulted in some of the greatest cartoons in the history of animation.

This massive box set features a whopping 56 Looney Tunes cartoons, each in its original, uncut version. Each cartoon runs about 7 to 8 minutes long - that's over 7 hours of cartoon madness! Not only that, but you get several informative documentaries on the making of Looney Tunes, technical shorts like pencil tests, and much more.

The video transfer is magnificent. Obviously, these prints have been digitally restored, and they look beautiful. After suffering through all those garbage quality prints on videotape, you won't believe your eyes! Audio tracks include the original mono, a new stereo mix, commentaries, Spanish and French dubs, and the ability to view certain cartoons without dialogue so you can really savor Carl Stalling's musical scores.

So see this boxed set today and enjoy all your favorite characters as they were meant to be seen - beautifully restored and totally untouched by censors' scissors!

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