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Filmographies / Re: Charlie Brown/Peanuts on DVD/Blu-ray Filmography
« on: November 26, 2014, 10:07:06 am »

 I had no idea that Race for Your Life and Bon Voyage had been released on DVD. I wonder how I missed that memo. Then again, I also didn't know that You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown was on DVD until I saw a copy in the store.

 And of course, all of these specials have been released on VHS in the past, under many different companies. And it was common for some companies to release multiple specials in one video. I recall seeing a VHS that had It's the Great Pumpkin, What a Nightmare, and It Was a Short Summer all in one release. There were some double-special releases where each side of the packaging was a cover for one of the two specials. And of course Paramount put out the "Snoopy Double Feature" releases.

 And speaking of the Paramount Home Video days, there were specials featured in "Snoopy's Double Feature" and specials included on their own, under the labels "A Peanuts Special" or "Peanuts Classics". Outside of the "Peanuts Classics" (most of which were the holiday specials), I wonder how it was decided which specials would have gotten their own releases without being paired with another special (well I guess it's obvious for the hour-long releases).

 And specials have also been released on laserdisc and Select-a-Vision (don't know off-hand about the lasediscs, but the select-a-vision releases have four specials each).

TTTP In Exile / Re: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3 August 12th!
« on: September 22, 2014, 10:02:36 am »
What I don't understand is why "Beanstalk Bunny" keeps getting skipped over for the DVDs.  It a personal favorite of mine and I think  that's the only Jones cartoon to feature Daffy that has not been on DVD as of now.

 It's also the only Bugs and Daffy cartoon left as well (anything after 1969 doesn't count).

As I think only ca 500 did not make it to DVD.

 What's ca 500?

^ If they did, they wouldn't be remastered.  You may or may not want that (though to be honest, I don't care anymore).

 It should beg the question, is it more important for every Looney Tune short (or as many possible) to be released on DVD at all, or for them all to be remastered?

 While I prefer the remastering jobs done on the many shorts that have been remastered for DVD, I'd be okay with having post-1964 cartoons unrestored (though hopefully with the best prints possible). I think those would require less restoration than other shorts (one of the reasons the Road Runner Super Stars DVD only had post-1964 cartoons), so hopefully the prints look good enough regardless.

 And bonus toons are rarely remastered on DVD releases.

It's also unusual how they kept doing the Daffy/Speedy team-up, after it did not go over well in the 1960s...

 And in the movie, once they start getting customers, it seems like Speedy's suddenly missing in action until after Yosimite Sam makes his wish.

 And I guess this is one of the few times when Speedy's had an unhappy ending, not just because the island goes back to how it was and the well runs out of wishes, but because his burrito gets stuck to his nose (and we never see it come off). Though I guess that's more an unhappy ending for him like the one in Road to Andalay where he lost his tail.

 I like this movie, but it seems odd how when characters make their wishes, they only see themselves getting what they wish for (is it supposed to be their futures?), as opposed to getting it right away. And when Yosimite Sam mentions that the map is his map, we are reminded that the one who truly owns the map is in control of the well, and then everything goes back to normal and the well only has three wishes left. Why? Did Sam say something I forget that made the wishing well inactive? Shouldn't Sam have been able to keep getting wishes?

 It would be great if this release would at least have some bonus Daffy and Speedy shorts, restored or not. I think Moby Duck would be an appropriate choice.

TTTP In Exile / Re: The Schlesinger Archive 1934-1944
« on: June 06, 2014, 08:58:18 pm »

 So was Leon Schlesinger not involved with the black and white Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies?


 I wonder if Warner Bros. should start a Kickstarter campaign for the budget to remaster more cartoons.


 So I guess this time it's not including complete filmographies of minor characters like the first two volumes. And aside from Bugs and Daffy/Porky, very few selections of back-to-back-to-back shorts for the same characters.

 If they can't afford to restore any cartoons for the next year, I hope that they can at least put out a special release with all the cartoons that were restored for the Platinum Collections but not included on the Golden Collections or Super Stars sets (or maybe a few of the shorts from the Bugs and Daffy Super Stars that are only available in widescreen). I haven't been too interested in the Platinum Collection because they each only have a handful of cartoons not on previous releases (the Super Stars have a few, but newly-remastered cartoons greatly outnumber the previously-released ones). Though I have been tempted to get the Platinum Collections for different reasons (the first because of 90 Days Wondering, previously one of the rarest cartoons... I know that Jerry Beck wanted to include that on a Golden Collection but previously couldn't find a copy in Warner's vaults, the second because of Red Hot Riding Hood, and the third because it has Beep Prepared).

April Fools Threads / Re: Disney just bought everything
« on: April 01, 2014, 08:24:06 am »

 If Disney really did buy every entertainment company as well as the government, they'd probably be able to pay off the national debt.

April Fools Threads / Disney just bought everything
« on: April 01, 2014, 08:06:01 am »

 I just saw on the news that Disney just bought every company that they could. This includes Warner Bros., Universal, Dreamworks, YouTube, Google, Netflix, Fox, PBS, The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, Nintendo, and Shout Factory. They've even bought every newspaper, and reportedly they might even own the place you work at (whether it's an entertainment company or not). After all that purchasing, they are now in talks with the president to buy the government.


TTTP In Exile / Re: If it were to happen,how would you do it?(WB)
« on: February 04, 2014, 10:54:44 am »

 I had debated over whether I wanted to do a volume 7 wishlist, since it likely won't happen, but then I figured, what the heck?

 Though I will list stuff from the Platinum Collections and shorts that were released as widescreen in the first two Super Stars releases (considering some might have avoided those releases because of the shorts being in widescreen, it might be good to list some of the non-widescreen shorts from those releases, but I won't do that here).

 Disc 1: Bugs and Daffy
  • This is a Life?
  • Person to Bunny (with commentary)
  • Beanstalk Bunny (with commentary)
  • Design for Leaving (with commentary)
  • Aqua Duck
  • Bedeviled Rabbit (with commentary)
  • The Million Hare
  • Prince Violent
  • The Iceman Ducketh
  • People are Bunny
  • Quack Shot
  • Bushy Hare (with commentary)
  • The Unmentionables
  • China Jones
  • Lumber Jack Rabbit (with commentary)
Bonus features:
  • Episodes of The Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Bugs 'n Daffy Show opening
  • The Bugs and Daffy Show openings and promos
  • The Daffy Duck Show openings (both the NBC and Kids WB shows)
  • Box Office Bunny
  • "Prince Varment" opening titles
  • The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour and Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show title cards for select cartoons
Disc 2: Wile E. Coyote and Ralph Wolf
  • Hopalong Casualty (with commentary)
  • Rabbits Feat
  • A Sheep in the Deep
  • Zoom at the Top
  • Beep Prepared (with commentary)
  • Sheep Ahoy
  • Woolen Under Where?
  • Compressed Hare (with commentary)
  • Ready, Woolen, and Able
  • Double or Mutton
  • Rushing Roulette
  • Hare-Breadth Hurry
  • Run Run Sweet Road Runner
  • Lickedy Splat
  • War and Pieces
Bonus Features:
  • Bonus Toons: Chariots of Fur and Rabbits Stew and Rabbits Too
  • Behind the Tunes featurette on Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog
  • The Road Runner Show opening
  • Various commercials starring Road Runner
Disc 3: Foghorn Leghorn and Friends
  • Henhouse Henery (with commentary)
  • Lovehorn Leghorn
  • Leghorn Swoggled
  • Crockett-Doodle-Doo (with commentary)
  • Pre-Historical Hare
  • Bill of Hare
  • A Pizza Tweety Pie (with commentary)
  • Cool Cat
  • Mexican Cat Dance
  • Mother Was a Rooster
  • Feather Duster
  • Fresh Hare
  • Plop Goes the Weasel (with commentary)
  • Cat Fued
  • Skyscraper Caper (with commentary)
Bonus Features:
  • Openings for Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends and That's Warner Bros., and the "Hip Clip" intro.
  • Toonheads: The Wartime Cartoons
Disc 3: Black and White Fun
  • Bosko's Knight Mare (with commentary)
  • Buddy Steps Out (with commentary)
  • Lady, Play Your Mandolin
  • You're Too Careless with Your Kisses
  • Porky's Hare Hunt (with commentary)
  • Porky's Duck Hunt (with commentary)
  • Injunn Trouble
  • The Impatient Patient (with commentary)
  • The Henpecked Duck
  • Porky and Gabby
  • Porky's Badtime Story (with commentary)
  • Get Rich Quick, Porky!
  • Daffy's Southern Exposure
  • Bosko and Bruno
  • Porky's Ant
Bonus Features:
  • Redrawn and computer colorized versions of one of the shorts
  • Behind-the-Toons featurette on colorizing the cartoons

TTTP In Exile / Re: Bugs Bunny Cartoon Re-Releases
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:03:52 am »

 Maybe somebody else can understand it better, but I heard that since Bugs Bunny was so popular, theaters only wanted to pay for new Bugs Bunny cartoons, but were willing to rerelease basically anything else. I'm guessing that the two pre-1948 cartoons got reissued either because they were nominated for Oscars or they were reissued before it was decided to only release new Bugs Bunny cartoons (maybe the reissuing of those two led to Warner deciding not to reissue Bugs cartoons).

 Of course, I don't really know what the big deal would be in rereleasing older cartoons. What if somebody missed a great one the first time it was released? Bugs Bunny cartoons were in production for about 23 years, there were surely a few generations of kids who weren't alive when certain cartoons were released. But maybe that's why they eventually reissued older Bugs shorts in the 1950s.

 It wasn't until sometime last year that I knew they were still reissuing pre-1965 shorts during the post-1964 era. I was surprised to learn that, since the shorts were airing on television by then.


 With Life with Feathers and Tree for Two confirmed, I think this might include a selection of Sylvester cartoons without Tweety (including both Spike and Chester cartoons).

TTTP In Exile / Re: I'd pay $100 for the Censored Eleven DVD set.
« on: January 06, 2014, 04:08:17 pm »
If Warners is so concerned of parents accidently getting this for their kids, can't they just put a warning disclamer on the back of the package?

 Or maybe avoid the use of "Looney Tunes" or "Merrie Melodies" on the packaging as well as avoid putting Bugs Bunny on the packaging? Though that might make it less appealing to casual consumers, at least it prevents the risk of a parent seeing Bugs or the Looney Tunes name and think it's for kids.

TTTP In Exile / Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
« on: December 26, 2013, 10:04:15 pm »

 I saw Get a Horse today, and I was not expecting a mix of CGI and old-style. I'd seen a one-minute clip of the beginning online, and expected the whole short to look and feel like a 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoon (I was even surprised to see Walt Disney's name in the credits as Mickey here). Did anybody know in advance what this would be like?

 I hope this gets nominated for Best Animated Short.

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