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Old 11-20-07, 09:47 PM
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Theatrical Cartoons - Academy Award Winners and Nominees assembled on DVD

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bug...ollection/8456

This is kind of neat - a collage of classic cartoons on both a one-disc (winners) and a three-disc (winners & nominees) collection.

Tom & Jerry itself has 7 Oscars and several nominations; Bugs Bunny won just one (???) and has a couple nominations (or just one with A Wild Hare, I'm not sure if he picked up one more after his debut).

Of course, this set is limited because Warners doesn't own everything, so the Woody Woodpecker Oscar-nominated shorts are excluded, as are The Pink Panther.

But it does include Popeye and Superman, so it sounds like an interesting set, to say the least.
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I'm glad they're releasing this in time for the upcoming Oscar challenge.

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Old 11-20-07, 11:04 PM
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I have a feeling that they're not including all their nominees. Here's the 15 winners:

The Milky Way (1940) [MGM/Harmon-Ising]
Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Mouse Trouble (1944) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
The Cat Concerto (1947) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Tweety Pie (1947) [WB]
The Little Orphan (1948) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
So Much for So Little (1949) [WB] (Best Documentary Short)
For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) [WB]
The Two Mouseketeers (1951) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Johan Mouse (1952) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Speedy Gonzales (1955) [WB]
Birds Anonymous (1957) [WB]
Knighty Knight Bugs (1958) [WB]
The Dot and the Line (1965) [MGM/Chuck Jones]

and here's all the shorts only nominated:

It's Got Me Again! (1932) [WB]
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) [Fleischer]
Detouring America (1939) [WB]
Peace on Earth (1939) [MGM/Harmon-Ising]
Puss Gets the Boot (1940) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
A Wild Hare (1940) [WB/Merrie Melodie]
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941) [WB]
The Night Before Christmas (1941) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Rhapsody in Rivets (1941) [WB]
The Rookie Bear (1941) [MGM]
Superman (1941) [Fleischer]
Blitz Wolf (1942) [MGM/Tex Avery]
Pigs in a Polka (1943) [WB]
Greetings Bait (1943) [WB]
Swooner Crooner (1944) [WB/Merrie Melodie]
Quiet Please! (1945) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Life with Feathers (1945) [WB]
Walky Talky Hawky (1946) [WB]
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Mouse [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Mouse Wreckers (1948) [WB]
Canary Row (1950) [WB] (withdrawn)
Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949) [MGM]
Jerry's Cousin (1951) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1953) [WB]
Sandy Claws (1954) [WB]
Touche, Pussy Cat! [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Good Will to Men (1955) [MGM]
One Droopy Knight (1957) [MGM]
Tabasco Road (1957) [WB]
Mexicali Shmoes (1959) [WB]
High Note (1960) [WB]
Mouse and Garden (1960) [WB]
Beep Prepared (1961) [WB]
Nelly's Folly (1961) [WB]
The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961) [WB]
Now Hear This (1962) [WB]
The Chicken from Outer Space (1995) [Cartoon Network/John Dilworth]

That's 37 (or just 35 if this will only be classic-era and Canary Row isn't counted since it was withdrawn)!

If the cover already has Popeye, Foghorn Leghorn, Superman, and Droopy, that at least means that Sindbad the Sailor, Walky Talky Hawky, Superman '41, and One Droopy Knight will be included.
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could be fun...so what is new to dvd though...
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I really hope they're uncensored. Especially the Blitz Wolf.
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More animation!!! YAYYYY
Can't wait....
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I'll most likely get this, being the huge classic animation fan that I am.

Could anybody list what is new for this DVD and not already on the Golden Collections?

I really wish WB would release an all MGM Avery set. I think that it would be a big seller. I would also love to have an official set of the Fleischer Superman cartoons (I mean, come on...they were already restored for the Superman Ultimate Set). I may have to keep dreaming.
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PatrickMcCart, thanks for the list.
It's getting annoying they keep hyping these discs but aren't giving the actual lists of shorts on the nominees collection.
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The press release says the 3-disc set will contain 15 shorts that have never been released on DVD, but still doesn't give a complete list, unfortunately.

Rob
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I'm primiarly concerned about Restoration.

about 3/4's of the WB winners/nominess have been restored for the Looney Tunes Golden collections, Popeye meets Sindbad was restored for the Popeye sets, Superman was restored for the Ultimate Superman set, and One Droopy Knight and three of the Tom and Jerry Oscar shorts were restored for the Tom and Jerry and Droopy sets.

The rest either haven't been released on DVD or have been released on DVD from old masters without restoration. That means unless this DVD lives up to its claim of the cartoons being restored from the original masters, we're looking at a jarring hodgepodge of restored shorts and ancient old video transfers.
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Originally Posted by Super Leviathan
I'm primiarly concerned about Restoration.

three of the Tom and Jerry Oscar shorts were restored for the Tom and Jerry set.
Actually, not really. Only three were really, truly restored, and they weren't any of the Oscar winners - it was the first three chronologically released.
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Both are starting to show up as pre-orders. Saw them at Amazon USA and Amazon Canada. They are probably at other places as well.

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This is coming out soon. It looks like a really great package, but I'm not sure if it's worth it for me. I own all of the Looney Tunes Golden Collections, Popeye, and the Droopy collection. I don't have any Tom & Jerry, so it might be worth it I guess. Especially for some of the MGM stuff.

What do you guys think?
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I'm on the fence on this one as well, I have to assume the Looney Tunes one currently not on the Golden Collections will eventually show up there.
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I've pretty much looked through most of the three-disc set, save for the featurettes on Disc Three.

On the surface the presentations are top notch and feature WB's standard template of audio commentaries by the usual suspects (Beck, Goldberg, Ford) and music-only tracks.

Definite pluses: Avery's Little Johnny Jet (although it looks the least restored of the bunch), Paul Dini commentary on the Superman short, Blitz Wolf (MGM war toon) and the Dot and the Line.

But it's feels very Tom & Jerry heavy; so it plays more like a greatest hits of the Tom & Jerry sets.

One Droopy Knight is presented letter-boxed but not anamorphic (I thought it was anamorphic on the Droopy set). Same can be said for Touché Pussy cat and Good Will to Men.

A mixed bag and probably not wholly essential given some if not all of this will show up later (like the Popeye meets Sinbad, which looks amazing).

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Here's what made the cut:

Disc One:
The Milky Way (1940) [MGM/Harmon-Ising]
Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Mouse Trouble (1944) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Quiet Please! (1945) [MGM/Tom & Jerry] + Commentary
The Cat Concerto (1947) [MGM/Tom & Jerry] + Commentary
Tweety Pie (1947) [WB]
The Little Orphan (1948) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
So Much for So Little (1949) [WB] (Best Documentary Short) + Commentary
For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) [WB] + Commentary
The Two Mouseketeers (1951) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Johan Mouse (1952) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Speedy Gonzales (1955) [WB] + Audio-track
Birds Anonymous (1957) [WB]
Knighty Knight Bugs (1958) [WB]
The Dot and the Line (1965) [MGM/Chuck Jones] + Commentary

Disc Two:
It's Got Me Again! (1932) [WB] (Clips shown in main featurette)
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) [Fleischer] + Commentary
Detouring America (1939) [WB]
Peace on Earth (1939) [MGM/Harmon-Ising] + Commentary
Puss Gets the Boot (1940) [MGM/Tom & Jerry] + Commentary
A Wild Hare (1940) [WB/Merrie Melodie] + Commentary
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941) [WB]
The Night Before Christmas (1941) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Rhapsody in Rivets (1941) [WB]
The Rookie Bear (1941) [MGM]
Superman (1941) [Fleischer] + Commentary
Blitz Wolf (1942) [MGM/Tex Avery] + Commentary
Pigs in a Polka (1943) [WB]
Greetings Bait (1943) [WB]
Swooner Crooner (1944) [WB/Merrie Melodie]
Life with Feathers (1945) [WB]
Walky Talky Hawky (1946) [WB] + Commentary
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Mouse [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Mouse Wreckers (1948) [WB]
Canary Row (1950) [WB] (withdrawn)

Disc Three:
Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949) [MGM]
Jerry's Cousin (1951) [MGM/Tom & Jerry]
Little Johnny Jet [MGM/Avery]
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1953) [WB] + Commentary
Sandy Claws (1954) [WB]
Touche, Pussy Cat! [MGM/Tom & Jerry] + Music-track
Good Will to Men (1955) [MGM] + Music-track
One Droopy Knight (1957) [MGM] + Music-track
Tabasco Road (1957) [WB] + Music-track
Mexicali Shmoes (1959) [WB]
High Note (1960) [WB]
Mouse and Garden (1960) [WB]
Beep Prepared (1961) [WB]
Nelly's Folly (1961) [WB]
The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961) [WB]
Now Hear This (1962) [WB] + Commentary
The Chicken from Outer Space (1995) [Cartoon Network/John Dilworth]

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Could anybody list what is new for this DVD and not already on the Golden Collections?
Has anyone put together a list of what is duplicated by this set and the Popeye, Superman, Tom & Jerry, Droopy, and Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets?

A reviewer on Amazon lists only these as new-to-DVD; are there more on this set?

PEACE ON EARTH
GOOD WILL TO MEN
THE BLITZ WOLF
NELLIE'S FOLLY
NOW HEAR THIS
THE DOT AND THE LINE
A WILD HARE
PUSS GETS THE BOOT
FROM A TO Z-Z-Z-Z
WHAT'S COOKIN' DOC?
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Has anyone ever released a DVD collection of animated short Oscar winners that aren't from major US film studios? The National Film Board of Canada has won several over the years, and I assume others have won as well, including other countries and maybe US productions that weren't as mainstream. They announce the winners every year, but there's no place to ever see most of them.
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Originally Posted by Breton
Has anyone ever released a DVD collection of animated short Oscar winners that aren't from major US film studios?
If it's Oscar-related animation you're looking for, there's this DVD which has Academy Award winners and nominees from the years 1978-1991, but sadly it's out of print. It's too bad, because it's a great disc. The Amazon page shows links to a few other collections you might want to explore, including a National Film Board of Canada DVD.


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Originally Posted by Editor, The JEI
If it's Oscar-related animation you're looking for, there's this DVD which has Academy Award winners and nominees from the years 1978-1991, but sadly it's out of print. It's too bad, because it's a great disc. The Amazon page shows links to a few other collections you might want to explore, including a National Film Board of Canada DVD.
Thanks, it's nice to know it existed, but too bad it's no longer in print. It would be interesting to see what the people making these animated shorts are up to and why they're winning awards for them. I'm not sure what venue they're ever shown in besides screenings (or screeners) for the people who vote on the awards. It has always seemed a little odd to me that the Academy shows all of these different awards during the broadcast for things most people will never see, even those who live in major cities.

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