The Looney Tunes have appeared on DVD in various collections of which the Golden Collection was the best, with several classical shorts being included with restored images and plenty of extras.
In November the Looney Tunes will (finally) be making their debut on Blu-Ray format. But the main news for me is that finally a studio has picked up the clue that people who are interested to buy entertainment stuff want something special in order to actually buy it instead of downloading it for free, namely gift sets!
On top of the ‘regular’ release the Looney Tunes Blu-Ray will also come as a limited collectors edition in a box with some goodies:
Framed Litho Cel with Certificate of Authenticity
Souvenier Tin Sign
2.5 oz Character Collectible Glass
Now, that is how a DVD or Blu-Ray set should be released! The only flaw may be if the discs are region protected.
The Looney Tunes Treasury: Includes Amazing Interactive Treasures from the Warner Bros. Vault! Is the full title at Amazon. In recent years a number of ‘Treasure’ titles have been released from the big animation studios.
Under the Treasures banner ‘The Hanna Barbera Treasury’ and ‘The Mickey Mouse Treasures’ for example have been released in the recent past. These ‘treasure’ books provide interactivity in the sense that it contains various removable keepsakes, like reprints of original letters or scripts, cards, cel repro’s etc. that can be pulled out from the book.
Looney Tunes Treasury also contains removable keepsakes similar to aforementioned other titles. And if that was all there is to it, these books would be pretty shallow. Fortunately there’s another reason why these books are called treasures, because quite some so-called ‘treasures’ have been dug up to include in the book, namely production sketches, background art, cel set ups and more.
The Road Runner and Coyote were already transformed to CGI versions with new shorts since decades of these Looney Tunes icons debuting last year.
According to Comingsoon Warner Bros is planning to release more Looney Tunes shorts in CGI format and 3D this. The three new shorts will feature Elmer Fud together with Daffy Duck, Tweety & Sylvester, and another Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote short.
The shorts will also used Mel Blanc’s voice via some previous recording WB discovered.
Any spin off or reboot attempt for the classic Looney Tunes is looked at with great skepticism.
When WB announced that a new show starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy was in the works I was very skeptic.
Now the first few video clips have been released and after seeing these all I can say is: WTF?
The design looks ok, but the animation looks like it pre-dates even the original Looney Tunes which is already 60 years old!And what’s up with the dialogue? It looks like two boring old farts talking! Where is the humor and craziness?
Sure, the clips are short and not an entire episode, but this doesn’t look promising.