Author Topic: We must support the continuation of the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection!  (Read 8019 times)

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There are a good number on films that have not made it to home video since the Laser Box Sets were issued and still more that never made it to that format.   Most of my intrest lies in the pre-1950 material and there is still a good number missing from the list of released cartoons during that period.


 If you're mainly interested in pre-1950 stuff, the majority of those cartoons have been released. All of the pre-1948 cartoons under Turner's control (except for the censored eleven) were included in he Golden Age of Looney Tunes sets, all of the censored eleven have made it to public domain collections, so that leaves several unreleased black and white cartoons and a handful of cartoons from 1948-1950 (don't know off-hand which cartoons from 1948 and 1949 have never been released on a home video format).

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One of CENSORED 11,BUGS BUNNY NIPS THE NIPS , was one  of the laser disc volumes before it was replaced.

King Delbert

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One of CENSORED 11,BUGS BUNNY NIPS THE NIPS , was one  of the laser disc volumes before it was replaced.

Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips is not a part of the censored 11.   It is, however, suppressed from distribution for now.

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I feel the Warner Brother should continued the series either the Golden or Platnum via Warner Archives. The extras are nice but really not necessary.

If the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection will continue via Warner Archives, I think it will be better if they keep having extras!, few or more!

I hope you are reading this, Jerry Beck.

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I'm not sure if Warners is willing to have the rest of the Looney Tunes on the Warner Archive series.  Even if they did, I don't think the cartoons would be restored as it takes thousands of dollars just to restore one.  I'm pretty sure fans won't take unrestored shorts laying down.

I do think it's the ideal place to put both seasons of "The Bugs Bunny Show".  But again, it would be expensive to put together show as they first aired, so I'm sure that will happen either.

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I'm one of these people who doesn't want to throw away money on 10 cartoons that I don't have and treble the ones I do on a slightly better format (Or just on plain dvd) and I'd be up in arms for The Golden Collection to re-surface if I could have my way.

From a purely business point of view, I understand why they double dip... It's just business and we as collectors are 1 quarter of the cartoon patron market. Each collection has to suit a market.
I'm surprised the platinum collection may sink though... Be half dips and half restored, appealing to new fans and collectors alike.

Now if the Platinum collection ends after vol.3... We have to wait for a NEW series to be released with quadruple dips again and 10 new cartoons for the series to fall again and for the circle to begin again.... But that's just business. I hold no grudges toward to a business. But for a business to be smart and survive into every hand that wants a piece of their library of cartoons.

And I doubt they'd stick the rest of the Looney Tunes on the Warner Archive due to its limited available status to people abroad(specific on their website there is no international shipping. (Unless this has changed, I don't know) just seems poor business sense, plus THE LT are huge sellers to this day.

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A thought just accured to be shouldn't we call some of the Slyvester and Tweety cartoons that were on the Golden Collection "Double-Dips" as they were release on DVD in Japan prior to that?

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One of CENSORED 11,BUGS BUNNY NIPS THE NIPS , was one  of the laser disc volumes before it was replaced.

Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips is not a part of the censored 11.   It is, however, suppressed from distribution for now.
You are correct and I  was wrong. What was amusing to me about the list( was it a list by ted turner? ua? mgm?) was  that TBS network  of 1980's would broadcast more "offensive" cartoons than the "11".
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A thought just accured to be shouldn't we call some of the Slyvester and Tweety cartoons that were on the Golden Collection "Double-Dips" as they were release on DVD in Japan prior to that?

I think most reasonable people would use the term "double-dip" to refer to something being released for the second time within the same market. Are we a part of the Japanese market? I don't consider myself to be so. Would those Japanese discs work in your player? Possibly, but not by default. Are they readily available to buy in your local shop? I doubt it.

On the other hand, if you happen to have said Japanese releases, then those specific cartoons are indeed double-dips for you. I've got the French Tex Avery boxset, so most of the Droopy set I bought were double-dips to me. They were of course all brand new to DVD for those of you living oustide of PAL (and, to be pedantic, SECAM) land. But for the masses? I'd say not. Is this a technicality that completely overlooks the spirit of the point being made? I'll let you decide.

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A thought just accured to be shouldn't we call some of the Slyvester and Tweety cartoons that were on the Golden Collection "Double-Dips" as they were release on DVD in Japan prior to that?

 I guess, but those weren't released in America (then again, I think some cartoons were first released as bonus featured on the Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens DVD). I can't speak for everybody, but I already mentioned already that I mainly care about them not being double-dips from the Golden Collection and Super Stars sets, even though most of the Super Stars sets have at least one previously-released-on-a-golden-collection cartoon (all of the cartoons on the Tweety and Sylvester release were on the Golden Collections, so I didn't pick that one up... At least it didn't have one or two new-to-DVD cartoons outnumbered by several previously-released ones). As far as the Super Stars sets go, only the Bugs, Daffy, and Road Runner ones don't repeat from the Golden Collections (though the Road Runner one does double-dip from other releases).

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A point on the superstars series is that the first 2, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck had 2/3 of the cartoons reformatted into a fake widescreen. So to me those 10 cartoons on each disc isn't an official release. By reformatted I mean they took a full screen cartoon and literally cut off the top and bottom to make it look widescreen!

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A point on the superstars series is that the first 2, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck had 2/3 of the cartoons reformatted into a fake widescreen. So to me those 10 cartoons on each disc isn't an official release. By reformatted I mean they took a full screen cartoon and literally cut off the top and bottom to make it look widescreen!

 I don't have a problem with those shorts being released in widescreen, though for the sake of everyone else I do wish Warner would put them all out in full frame (some of them are on the Platinum Collections as they were meant to be shown).

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Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips is not a part of the censored 11.   It is, however, suppressed from distribution for now.
I have the GAOLT set on which that title appears. As is generally known, the set was pulled and "Racketeer Rabbit" replaced "Nips," even though "Racketeer" also appears on another volume. I'm not at all surprised that it was pulled.

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Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips is not a part of the censored 11.   It is, however, suppressed from distribution for now.
I have the GAOLT set on which that title appears. As is generally known, the set was pulled and "Racketeer Rabbit" replaced "Nips," even though "Racketeer" also appears on another volume. I'm not at all surprised that it was pulled.

 I wonder if Racketeer Rabbit was maybe included in a later volume so that those who got the original volume 1 wouldn't have to buy another copy just for one cartoon...

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From what I've gathered, volume 1 was pulled after volume 3 was issued, so "Racketeer" looks like a quick replacement. I expect just about any Bugs cartoon could have been chosen.