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zbtva| Looney Tunes - Golden Collection
ID:
2003
Comments:
Director: Abe Levitow, Arthur Davis, Chuck Jones, Constantine Nasr, Friz Freleng
Screenplay:
Producer:
Cast: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Stan Freberg, Vincent Price, Billy Bletcher
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 411
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: Animated, Box set
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  Oct 2003 Discs:  4 (DVD) [$64.98]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  For years, animation buffs have waited impatiently for the Warner Bros. cartoons to appear on DVD. The Warner shorts never commanded the budgets and prestige of the Disney and MGM films, and won fewer Oscars than they deserved. But decades after the best ones were created, they remain the quintessential Hollywood cartoons: brash, fast-paced, aggressively funny and uniquely American. Virtually everyone in the U.S. under the age of 60 grew up on these films, in theaters and on TV. The 56 cartoons in the set (out of a studio output of over 1,000) were transferred from good prints--which means the viewer can see dust, scratches, and occasional mistakes by the cel painters. The films are all presented uncut, in defiance of the killjoys who have insisted on censoring alleged "violence" in the versions shown on television. Warner Bros. is obviously testing consumer response with this set. Although the erratic selection includes many classics, purists will argue (correctly) that it offers neither a fair representation of the directors' "oeuvres", nor anything approaching a coherent history of the characters or studio style. (Nearly half the films were directed by Chuck Jones; only three are by Bob Clampett, and there's nothing by Tex Avery or Frank Tashlin.) But it seems petty to carp about omissions and biases when the discs offer excellent, uncensored prints of some of the funniest films ever made in the U.S.--or anywhere else. (Rated G, suitable for all ages: cartoon violence) "--Charles Solomon"


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