My husband and I are HUGE fans of classic cartoons – the ones we’d watch when we were kids back in the early to late 70’s. One of our most favorites are the Looney Tunes cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester & Tweety…) and Merrie Melodies. We laugh at them just as much today as we did 40 years ago, even though we’ve seen most episodes multiple times. We even find ourselves quoting lines from Looney Tunes cartoons all the time.
We have several Looney Tunes DVDs and are always happy to add more to our collection. There must be hundreds of Looney Tunes episodes.
Our favorites are the older ones – the ones that were made prior to the 80’s.
A new DVD collection is available today (May 13, 2014) from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
That wascally wabbit and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang are back to entertain cartoon lovers in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (WBHE) release of Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 8, available in stores May 13, 2014. This treasury of classic cartoons is comprised of 30 legendary shorts that will captivate both kids and adults alike. All shorts are re-mastered and restored for dazzling picture and sound quality. Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 8 will retail for $19.98 SRP.
The first disc in Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 8 is entirely devoted to everyone’s favorite carrot-crunching, wise-cracking “wabbit,” Bugs Bunny. Fifteen, hilarious theatrical cartoons are featured, including Bugs Bunny Rides Again, in which Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny meet in the Old West and challenge each other in horse racing, card games, gun drawing and much more. Bugs Bunny enters the world of professional wresting in Bunny Hugged and becomes the adopted child of a gorilla mother in Gorilla My Dreams. In Tortoise Beats Hare, Bugs Bunny challenges Cecil Turtle to a race and becomes the target of very hungry wolf in Little Red Riding Rabbit. These and several other rip-roaring shorts are featured on this disc.
In disc two, viewers will find an all-star cartoon party featuring favorite characters such as Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and many others. Featured shorts include The Wise Quacking Duck, in which Daffy Duck goes head to head with a meek man who is ordered by his wife to hunt Daffy. In Pied Piper of Guadalupe, Sylvester imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice. In Claws for Alarm, Porky Pig and Sylvester spend the night in an old hotel. In Whoa, Be-Gone!, Wile E. Coyote’s creative schemes to catch the Road Runner include the use of a giant elastic spring, a gun and trampoline, TNT sticks and much more. These and several other rollicking shorts are featured on this disc.
I was sent the collection to review. I’m not kidding when I said my husband and I fought over it. He wanted to take it to work with him and watch during his lunch breaks. I wanted to keep it home so I could watch it throughout the day. We compromised and each took a disc. Once we’re finished watching our disc we’ll swap them.
Here is the list of episodes on each disc.
There are A LOT of classic (very familiar) episodes on both discs. Both my husband and I remember seeing all of them. Some we haven’t seen in ages but we did see them at one point or another. Others are seen more frequently on TV.
It’s hard to recall the episodes based on titles. I honestly don’t know most of the Looney Tunes titles. I can usually tell what episode it is (as far as the story line is concerned) just by watching the first minute of it. Ask me the title and I would have no clue.
I haven’t finished watching all three hours of the collection (I finished disc one and I’m working through disc two), but I must say, this is an awesome collection. My husband is thrilled with it too.
If you or a loved one is a fan of classic Looney Tunes cartoons, or if you want to introduce a child or grandchild to these timeless cartoons, this is a great collection to own. It features a lot of the great ones.
The two disc DVD has a suggested retail price of $19.98. Look for it where ever DVDs are sold.
You can also check out the Warner Bros. shop for more Looney Tunes DVDs, apparel and collectibles (WBShop.com).
Are you a fan of Looney Tunes? Do you have a favorite character or episode?
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.