“Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2″ Available on DVD and Blu-ray October 16, 2012

LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2 FEATURING 50 LEGENDARY CARTOON CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAYâ„¢ FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Title Includes Hours of Cartoon Content Featuring Digitally Remastered and Restored Shorts

Blu-ray Includes Hours of Bonus Material

Blu-ray Includes a Cartoon Guide With Rare Images

BURBANK, CA., (August 1, 2012) — What’s up doc? More classic Looney Tunes greats on Blu-rayâ„¢ & DVD! Get set for another fun-filled installment of Warner Home Video’s (WHV) Looney Tunes Platinum Collection, which is set for release October 16, 2012. Titled Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2, this compilation will showcase 50 all-time favorite cartoon shorts which have been digitally remastered and restored. Available just in time for the holiday gift giving season, Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 will be sold on Blu-ray which retails for $44.98 SRP and on standard DVD, which retails for $26.99 SRP. The Blu-ray includes a cartoon guide with rare images compiled by animation historian Jerry Beck and a disc comprised entirely of bonus material.

Some of the best and most enduring theatrical shorts from the Looney Tunes franchise are featured on the highly-anticipated release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2. That wascally wabbit and the rest of the gang are back in an all-star collection that features 50 of some of the franchise’s greatest shorts. The selection contains a variety of memorable works, by some of the most renowned animators in cartoon history including Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng and others. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 is aimed at adult collectors of animation.

Disc one offers a collection of 25 signature cartoon shorts featuring an all-star line-up of some of the best-known Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales and others. Three featured cartoons, A Wild Hare, Tabasco Road and Mexicali Shmoes are Academy Award® nominated shorts (Best Short Subject, Cartoons, 1941, 1958 and 1960). The Blu-ray disc is loaded with bonus featurettes, commentaries by animation experts and alternative audio tracks.

Disc two is comprised of 25 shorts, including a collection of memorable one-shot classics such as Hollywood Steps Out, which features cartoon versions of such legendary actors as Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and many others. Also included is the war-themed Russian Rhapsody and Rocket-Bye Baby, a Chuck Jones-directed short about a Martian baby who’s accidently sent to Earth. Featured also are the complete collections of cartoons starring some of Looney Tunes notable but seldom seen characters such as Nasty Canasta, Cecil Turtle, Beaky Buzzard, A. Flea and others. This disc also includes the complete collection of Chuck Jones’ hunting trilogy, a set of three cartoons which star Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd (Rabbit Fire, Rabbit Seasoning and Duck! Rabbit, Duck!). This disc presents a special favorite selected by cartoon fans in an online poll: Bugs Bunny in Wabbit Twouble. The Blu-ray disc is packed with bonus featurettes, commentaries by animation experts and alternative audio tracks.

Disc three, which is only available in the Blu-ray of the release is devoted entirely to special content and rarities from the vault. Hours and hours of extras include several documentaries with expert commentary and behind-the-scenes information from popular animators, famous directors, animation historians and celebrated devotees. Lost cartoons from the World War II era, including Private Snafu and Seaman Hook, rare Leon Schlesinger staff Christmas Party films, documentaries covering Friz Freleng and Tex Avery with bonus Freleng Captain and the Kids cartoons and a selection of Tex Avery’s best cartoons from MGM are also included.

“Looney Tunes cartoons have been entertaining consumers for generations with popular, enduring characters that continue to capture the hearts of viewers” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “We think Looney Tunes fans will be really pleased with the variety of selections we’ve included on this compilation, which range from highly-popular favorites to some lesser seen gems. This release has something for everyone. It’s a must-own title for animation lovers.”

LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME TWO

DISC 1

  1. A WILD HARE
  2. BUCKAROO BUGS
  3. LONG-HAIRED HARE
  4. ALI BABA BUNNY
  5. SHOW BIZ BUGS
  6. THE WISE QUACKING DUCK
  7. WHAT MAKES DAFFY DUCK?
  8. BOOK REVUE
  9. DEDUCE, YOU SAY
  10. PORKY IN WACKYLAND
  11. YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
  12. PORKY IN EGYPT
  13. BACK ALLEY OPROAR
  14. LITTLE RED RODENT HOOD
  15. CANNED FEUD
  16. GIFT WRAPPED
  17. BIRDY AND THE BEAST
  18. HOME, TWEET HOME
  19. GOING! GOING! GOSH!
  20. ZIPPING ALONG
  21. SCENT-IMENTAL ROMEO
  22. THE FOGHORN LEGHORN
  23. THE HIGH AND THE FLIGHTY
  24. TABASCO ROAD
  25. MEXICALI SHMOES

DISC 2

  1. WABBIT TWOUBLE
  2. RABBIT FIRE
  3. RABBIT SEASONING
  4. DUCK! RABBIT, DUCK!
  5. DRIP-ALONG DAFFY
  6. MY LITTLE DUCKAROO
  7. BARBARY-COAST BUNNY
  8. TORTOISE BEATS HARE
  9. TORTOISE WINS BY A HARE
  10. RABBIT TRANSIT
  11. PORKY’S HARE HUNT
  12. HARE-UM SCARE-UM
  13. PREST-O CHANGE-O
  14. ELMER’S CANDID CAMERA
  15. BUGS BUNNY GETS THE BOID
  16. THE BASHFUL BUZZARD
  17. THE LION’S BUSY
  18. STRIFE WITH FATHER
  19. AN ITCH IN TIME
  20. A HORSEFLY FLEAS
  21. HOLLYWOOD STEPS OUT
  22. PAGE MISS GLORY
  23. ROCKET-BYE BABY
  24. RUSSIAN RHAPSODY
  25. DOUGH RAY ME-OW

DISC 3 (Included in Blu-ray Only)

  1. King-Size Comedy: Tex Avery and the Looney Tunes Revolution
  2. Tex Avery, the King of Cartoons
  3. Friz on Film
  4. ToonHeads: The Lost Cartoons
  5. Real American Zero: The Adventures of Private Snafu
  6. The World of Leon Schlesinger
  7. Friz at MGM
  8. The Best of the Rest of Tex
  9. Private Snafu
  10. Mr. Hook

  • Mark Sonntag

    Cool, can’t wait. Will there be another Tom & Jerry too?

  • Justin

    I can’t wait either. Will there be any bonus features on the standard DVD?

    • fan

      3rd disc in only Blu-Ray.

  • Brandyn

    There are also special etaures on the 1st and second discs (not sure if they will be on the dvd though). Also,I noticed that on the canadian amazon website, there are listings for the following: “Tom and Jerry: Golden Collection Vol.2″ with a Sep. 25th release date, “Looney Tunes Super Stars: Sylvester & Friends with a Oct. 2nd release date (I hope we’ll finally get classics like “Stooge for a Mouse” and Life with Feathers”), and “Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck” (“Beanstalk Bunny”, anyone?) wich reads as currently unavailable.

    • Justin

      I hope the “Sylvester and Friends” Super Stars DVD will have cartoons like “Life with Feathers,” “Peck Up Your Troubles,” “A Mouse Divided,” and the ones with Sylvester Jr.

  • akira

    hey Jerry,
    Can you please confirm what complete MGM Tex Avery shorts will be included? and will they be in HD quality? i was really hoping for a complete MGM Tex Avery set, but now it seems less likely, at least in the near future, otherwise wouldn’t they have saved “the best of the rest” of Tex Avery for that set? it never came in DVD and maybe it still aint coming for a while… well at least thanks for slipping some of his stuff into this set.. maybe they’ll do a “The Mask” remake and tex avery will be all the rage again….

  • Lippy

    Are the “:Hook” and Snafu” cartoons on the 3rd disc full length?