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Old 07-07-11, 06:50 PM
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Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

From the Comic-Con panel solicits:

Classic Warner Bros./Hanna-Barbera Cartoons Going Blu-ray
Animation historian Jerry Beck and Warner Archives' George Feltenstein lead a panel of renowned animation and restoration experts, including Spike Brandt (The Looney Tunes Show), Tony Cervone (The Looney Tunes Show), and Paul Dini (Lost, Tower Prep), in presenting and discussing selected vintage cartoons from Warner Home Video's fall 2011 Blu-ray release of the newly remastered Tom and Jerry Golden Collection and Looney Tunes Platinum Collections.
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

Great news! Many of the shorts looked amazing on DVD, so I can't even imagine how they'll look on Blu-ray. It will also be a bit tragic if they re-do many of the cartoons we already have on the DVD Golden sets when there are so many unreleased shorts. I think fans have been Looney Tunes starved lately. Also, finish the Animaniacs and Tiny Toons sets and try to do something about the Censored-11. The new Looney Tunes Show is a great 22-minute episode sitcom format for our beloved characters, but it doesn't seem to have the addictive fast-paced viewable quality the 7-minute shorts had.
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Definitely interested to hear what will be on it and how the content specs compare to the DVD releases.
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Thanks for posting. I really hope if they're going to switch to Blu-ray releases with a new line, they'll either release stuff that hasn't been released before, or give us some sort of better organized release than the DVDs.
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

The "Robin Hood" HD-DVD (don't know about the Blu-Ray) has a couple cartoons in actual HD, they look pretty good. Guess I'll hold off buying the rest of the Golden Collection DVDs now...
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

A sure purchase even if it includes most or all of the shorts from the Golden Collection. I can't wait to see them on HD!
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

Looking forward to this!

But I hope these releases put things out chronologically and are all inclusive.
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Automatic day one purchase for me.
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

Originally Posted by smirnoffski View Post
Looking forward to this!

But I hope these releases put things out chronologically and are all inclusive.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Automatic day one purchase for me.
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

Originally Posted by smirnoffski View Post
Looking forward to this!

But I hope these releases put things out chronologically and are all inclusive.
I would love chronologically, I would sell a kidney for such sets.

But barring that, I would at least rather see the shorts "mixed up" a bit on each disc, to more closely resemble the way they were shown on Saturday mornings years ago, which is likely how the majority of us first saw these films. The way the DVDs were done with all one character on each disc got really tiresome after only watching a few shorts.
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

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We've passed along word in the past that the classic Looney Tunes shorts were being eyed for possible release on high-def Blu-ray Disc format. And what better day than today, the first full day of the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, for word to leak out about that sort of thing? Over at his Cartoon Brew website, animation historian/expert Jerry Beck has today posted the details about The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 on Blu-ray Disc!

Our good friend Jerry (to whom we're very grateful!) reported that "At a special Comic Con panel today in San Diego, Warner Bros. Senior VP George Feltenstein announced the forthcoming release of the first Blu-Ray collection of classic Warner Bros. cartoons, The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection". The panel included Paul Dini, directors Spike Brant and Tony Cervone, and was moderated by Jerry himself. There they showed a presentation to compare DVD and Blu-ray quality on these types of cartoons...we aren't attending Comic Con ourselves, but understand that the difference was very obvious and significant.

Back at Cartoon Brew, Jerry provided an (incomplete) list of the contents for The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1. Here it is in a bullet-list format:

Disc #1:
Hare Tonic
Baseball Bugs
Buccaneer Bunny
The Old Grey Hare
Rabbit Hood
8 Ball Bunny
Rabbit of Seville
What's Opera Doc?
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
A Pest In The House
The Scarlet Pumpernickle
Duck Amuck
Robin Hood Daffy
Baby Bottleneck
Kitty Kornered
Scardy Cat
Porky Chops
Old Glory
A Tale Of Two Kittie
Tweetie Pie
Fast And Furry-ous
Beep Beep
Lovelorn Leghorn
For Scent-I-Mental Reasons
Speedy Gonzales

Disc #2:
One Froggy Evening
The Three Little Bops
I Love To Singa
Katnip Kollege
The Dover Boys
From A To ZZZZ
Chow Hound
Feed The Kitty
Hasty Hare
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century
Hareway To The Stars
Mad As A Mars Hare
Devil May Hare
Bedevilled Rabbit
Ducking The Devil
Bill Of Hare
Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
Bewitched Bunny
Broomstick Bunny
and several others to be announced

Bonus material includes:
several Behind-The-Toons pieces and Chuck Jones documentaries
numerous bonus cartoons including Chuck Jones' FDR re-election film, Hell Bent For Election (1942)
a rare Air Force re-enlistment film, A Hitch In Time (1955)
Ken Mundie's expressionist anti-war animated short, The Door (1967)
2 all-new documentaries on Marvin The Martian and The Tasmanian Devil

Jerry concludes his story by describing the packaging, and saying to expect the title in November. However, Amazon has posted pre-order listings for the title, which tells (and shows) us a bit more about all of this! What we see is that there will actually be TWO versions of The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 on Blu-ray Disc, both due on November 15th (may be subject to change). The standard package (pictured just below) costs $59.96 SRP, and consists of a 52-page "digibook" with rare images, along with the discs. There will also be a separate The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray version for $79.98 SRP, with the same basic package slid into a larger box that also includes a Framed Litho Cel with Certificate of Authenticity, a Souvenier Tin Sign, and a 2.5 oz Character Collectible Glass. Jerry's post at Cartoon Brew also mentions a commemorative magnet, too. The Limited Edition package (shown in a "beauty shot" at the bottom) is numbered, for greater exclusivity and collectibility. You can pre-order these from Amazon.com right now at a discount, and lock in your high-def copy!

Jerry Beck will return to the Shokus Internet Radio's signature program, Stu's Show, on August 10th. You can listen to him discuss (and ask him questions!) about this and other Looney Tunes releases, plus other titles such as Tom & Jerry and more! Be sure to tune in.



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Off the top of my head, I see a lot of previously released shorts. However, it actually looks like we're getting a variety of shorts on each disc, instead of just a disc full of one character, which is fantastic news. I'm not completely familiar with the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs, but it seems like they'd be able to fit more than 25 shorts per disc, right? I sort of wish Warner Bros. would commit to releasing every short on DVD or Blu-ray; because there's really a ton of shorts that haven't been released yet and I can totally seem them discontinuing these releases after a while, just like the Golden Collections.

My biggest complaint though is that I really wish this wasn't being released in a digibook format though, since I can't stand those and it really disrupts the uniformity of my Blu-ray Collection.

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Old 07-21-11, 06:45 PM
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

The first time I'm actually interested in one of Warner's big-box collector's editions, this one looks pretty good to me.

And chronologically wouldn't work for me unless they started around 1947 or so.
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

The old DVD sets may have seemed random, but each disc had a theme, and they were usually in chronological order within that theme. This BD just seems like a random batch slapped together. Warner got it right with the Laserdisc, why not here?
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

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The old DVD sets may have seemed random, but each disc had a theme, and they were usually in chronological order within that theme. This BD just seems like a random batch slapped together. Warner got it right with the Laserdisc, why not here?
Not sure I'm following what you're saying. The Golden Collections were far from random; the majority of the discs were two hours worth of a single character. I love Looney Tunes, but watching those discs got old really fast.

I personally prefer a random batch of shorts tossed on the discs; it gives you a variety of characters and gags compared to the Golden Collections where you'd see Bugs do the same thing for two hours straight. This better replicates the hours of Looney Tunes I'd watch as a kid and I wouldn't have it any other way; I don't think I'm alone in appreciating the randomness either.
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My biggest complaint though is that I really wish this wasn't being released in a digibook format though, since I can't stand those and it really disrupts the uniformity of my Blu-ray Collection.
Same. I'll probably wait a bit... but releases in standard packaging for these seems more like the exception rather than the norm, given how many that have been out for yrs. Who knows, maybe we'll get a regular wal-mart version or something. I guess they must be making bank with the deluxe packages... I don't know how people have the room for them.
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This is great news! Hopefully, they'll keep it up. Quite a few quality and noted tunes in this set.
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The Comic Con panel said they'll do Tex Avery if Tom and Jerry sells
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Disc #1:
Hare Tonic [1945-11-10]
Baseball Bugs [1946-02-02]
Buccaneer Bunny [1948-05-08]
The Old Grey Hare [1944-10-28]
Rabbit Hood [1949-12-24]
8 Ball Bunny [1950-07-08]
Rabbit of Seville [1950-12-16]
What's Opera Doc? [1957-07-06]
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery [1946-07-20]
A Pest In The House [1947-08-02]
The Scarlet Pumpernickel [1950-03-04]
Duck Amuck [1953-02-28]
Robin Hood Daffy [1958-03-08]
Baby Bottleneck [1946-03-16]
Kitty Kornered [1946-06-08]
Scaredy Cat [1948-12-18]
Porky Chops [1949-02-12]
Old Glory [1939-07-01]
A Tale Of Two Kitties [1942-11-21]
Tweetie Pie [1947-05-03]
Fast And Furry-ous [1949-09-17]
Beep Beep [1952-05-24]
Lovelorn Leghorn [1951-09-08]
For Scent-I-Mental Reasons [1949-11-12]
Speedy Gonzales [1955-09-17]

Disc #2:
One Froggy Evening [1955-12-31]
The Three Little Bops [1957-01-05]
I Love To Singa [1936-07-18]
Katnip Kollege [1938-06-11]
The Dover Boys [1942-09-19]
From A To ZZZZ [1954-10-16]
Chow Hound [1951-06-16]
Feed The Kitty [1952-02-02]
The Hasty Hare [1952-06-07]
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century [1953-07-25]
Hareway To The Stars [1958-03-29]
Mad As A Mars Hare [1963-10-19]
Devil May Hare [1954-06-19]
Bedevilled Rabbit [1957-04-13]
Ducking The Devil [1957-08-17]
Bill Of Hare [1962-06-09]
Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare [1964-03-28]
Bewitched Bunny [1954-07-24]
Broomstick Bunny [1956-02-25]
and 6 more to be announced

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I can't wait to buy this! I've been watching the hell out of my sets lately. I would love to see them in HD.
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That collector's set looks pretty cool. I may have to bite on that.
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Why does the collector set show a third disc, yet there's no mention of a third in that story?
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Why does the collector set show a third disc, yet there's no mention of a third in that story?
25 tunes per each 1st and 2nd discs and the 3rd disc is all bonus stuff.
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Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection on Blu-ray (Fall 2011)

I checked and I think these are the ones not released to DVD previously. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Bill of Hare
Ducking the Devil
Hare-Way to the Stars
The Hasty Hare
Lovelorn Leghorn
Mad as a Mars Hare

...that is all...

I don't mind Warner releasing the best ones again on restored HD, but they should continue putting the un-released lesser shorts on DVD collections each year for fans who want them all.
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I don't think I'm alone in appreciating the randomness either.
Definitely not alone. The lack of "randomness" is what kept me from buying more than the first two Golden Collections, and also what prevents me from watching the ones I do have more often than I do.
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I understand the difficulty of remastering all the cartoons and appreciate people wanting random collections, but these historical cartoons need to be released chronologically. The Popeye sets and the upcoming Tom and Jerry blu-ray should be the standard for a classic cartoon release. Having said that, I'll probably buy this as I've bought all the previous releases but it's getting much more difficult to justify buying cartoons I've already bought. It's just disappointing that Warner hasn't been too forthcoming with information on their long term plans. I'm sure their plan is to milk us as long as they can and then unveil the Ultimate Collection.
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