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Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 is a DVD box set that was released by Warner Home Video on November 2, 2004. It contains 60 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons and numerous supplements.[1]

Related releases

As with Volume 1, the individual discs were released separately in Region 4:

  • Disc 1: Best of Bugs Bunny - Volume 2[2]
  • Disc 2: Best of Road Runner[3]
  • Disc 3: Best of Tweety and Sylvester[4]
  • Disc 4: All-Stars - Volume 3[5]

In Region 1, discs 3 and 4 were also released separately as the more family-friendly Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: Volume 2.

Disc 1: Bugs Bunny Masterpieces

All cartoons on this disc star Bugs Bunny.
# Title Co-stars Year Director Series
1 The Big Snooze Elmer 1946 Bob Clampett LT
2 Broom-Stick Bunny Witch Hazel 1956 Chuck Jones LT
3 Bugs Bunny Rides Again Yosemite Sam 1948 Friz Freleng MM
4 Bunny Hugged The Crusher 1951 Chuck Jones MM
5 French Rarebit 1951 Robert McKimson MM
6 Gorilla My Dreams Gruesome Gorilla 1948 Robert McKimson LT
7 The Hare-Brained Hypnotist Elmer 1942 Friz Freleng MM
8 Hare Conditioned 1945 Chuck Jones LT
9 The Heckling Hare Willoughby 1941 Tex Avery MM
10 Little Red Riding Rabbit 1944 Friz Freleng MM
11 Tortoise Beats Hare Cecil 1941 Tex Avery MM
12 Rabbit Transit Cecil 1947 Friz Freleng LT
13 Slick Hare Elmer 1947 Friz Freleng MM
14 Baby Buggy Bunny 1954 Chuck Jones MM
15 Hyde and Hare 1955 Friz Freleng LT

Special features

Audio bonuses

From the Vaults

  • The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special: Part 1
  • The Bugs Bunny Show: Do or Diet bridging sequences; No Business Like Slow Business audio recording sessions with Mel Blanc

Behind-the-Tunes

Disc 2: Road Runner and Friends

All cartoons on this disc are directed by Chuck Jones.
# Title Characters Year Series
1 Beep, Beep Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1952 MM
2 Going! Going! Gosh! Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1952 MM
3 Zipping Along Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1953 MM
4 Stop! Look! And Hasten! Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1954 MM
5 Ready, Set, Zoom! Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1955 LT
6 Guided Muscle Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1955 LT
7 Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1956 LT
8 There They Go-Go-Go! Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1956 LT
9 Scrambled Aches Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1957 LT
10 Zoom and Bored Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1957 MM
11 Whoa, Be-Gone! Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1958 MM
12 Cheese Chasers Claude, Hubie and Bertie, Marc Antony 1951 MM
13 The Dover Boys at Pimento University The Dover Boys at Pimento University 1942 MM
14 Mouse Wreckers Claude, Hubie and Bertie 1949 LT
15 A Bear for Punishment The Three Bears 1951 LT

Special features

Audio bonuses

From the Vaults

Behind-the-Tunes

  • Crash! Bang! Boom!: The Wild Sounds of Treg Brown

Disc 3: Tweety and Sylvester and Friends

# Title Characters Year Director Series
1 Bad Ol' Putty Tat Tweety, Sylvester 1949 Friz Freleng MM
2 All a Bir-r-r-rd Tweety, Sylvester, Hector 1950 Friz Freleng LT
3 Room and Bird Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Hector 1951 Friz Freleng MM
4 Tweet Tweet Tweety Tweety, Sylvester 1951 Friz Freleng LT
5 Gift Wrapped Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Hector 1952 Friz Freleng LT
6 Ain't She Tweet Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Hector 1952 Friz Freleng LT
7 A Bird in a Guilty Cage Tweety, Sylvester 1952 Friz Freleng LT
8 Snow Business Tweety, Sylvester, Granny 1953 Friz Freleng LT
9 Tweetie Pie Tweety, Sylvester 1947 Friz Freleng MM
10 Kitty Kornered Porky, Sylvester 1946 Bob Clampett LT
11 Baby Bottleneck Daffy, Porky 1946 Bob Clampett LT
12 Old Glory Porky 1939 Chuck Jones MM
13 The Great Piggy Bank Robbery Daffy 1946 Bob Clampett LT
14 Duck Soup to Nuts Daffy, Porky 1944 Friz Freleng LT
15 Porky in Wackyland Porky 1938 Bob Clampett LT

Special features

Audio commentaries

From the Vaults

  • Bonus cartoon: Daffy Duck for President (An all-new Daffy Duck cartoon released to tie in with the 2004 Election)
  • The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special: Part 2
  • The Porky Pig Show opening title sequence
  • The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show 1988 and 1992 opening title sequences

Behind-the-Tunes

  • The Man From Wackyland: The Art of Bob Clampett

Disc 4: Looney Tunes All-Stars: On Stage and Screen

# Title Characters Year Director Series
1 Back Alley Oproar Sylvester, Elmer 1948 Friz Freleng MM
2 Book Revue Daffy 1946 Bob Clampett LT
3 A Corny Concerto Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Porky 1943 Bob Clampett MM
4 Have You Got Any Castles? 1938 Frank Tashlin MM
5 Hollywood Steps Out 1941 Tex Avery MM
6 I Love to Singa 1936 Tex Avery MM
7 Katnip Kollege 1938 Cal Howard and Cal Dalton MM
8 The Hep Cat 1942 Bob Clampett LT
9 Three Little Bops 1957 Friz Freleng LT
10 One Froggy Evening Michigan J. Frog 1955 Chuck Jones MM
11 Rhapsody Rabbit Bugs 1946 Friz Freleng MM
12 Show Biz Bugs Bugs, Daffy 1957 Friz Freleng LT
13 Stage Door Cartoon Bugs, Elmer 1944 Friz Freleng MM
14 What's Opera, Doc? Bugs, Elmer 1957 Chuck Jones MM
15 You Ought to Be in Pictures Daffy, Porky 1940 Friz Freleng LT

Special features

Audio bonuses

Behind-the-Tunes

From the Vaults

  • Orange Blossoms For Violet (1952)- short live movie with dubbed-animals only.
  • Academy Award-winning So Much for So Little (1949).
  • Sinkin' in the Bathtub - although stated in the DVD box as included in this section, this cartoon was not included. It appeared in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, vol. 3, disc 2 (in the "Special Features" section). The 2009 UK edition deletes "Sinkin' in the Bathtub" from the DVD box, thus correcting the error.

Anomalies

Although all cartoons on The Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 are presented uncut, a handful of cartoons in this DVD set feature digital video noise reduction (DVNR) applied artifacting: the noise reduction process unintentionally erases or blurs some of the scenes in the cartoons. This process has upset consumers and animation collectors; subsequent Looney Tunes DVDs lack such artifacting. Cartoons in the collection that have been afflicted with DVNR are Bob Clampett's The Big Snooze, Frank Tashlin's Have You Got Any Castles?, and Robert McKimson's Gorilla My Dreams.

Also controversial is the inclusion of interlaced copies of a handful of cartoons, most of which are present on the DVD in progressive scan. Many have raised concern over the process and have insisted that Warner Home Video encode the cartoons onto DVD in progressive scan only. The interlaced cartoons on this collection are Bob Clampett's A Corny Concerto and Book Revue, Tex Avery's I Love to Singa and Hollywood Steps Out, and Frank Tashlin's Have You Got Any Castles?. No interlacing is used for the cartoon shorts (but appears in the special features) in the PAL version of the collection. In 2007 Warner Home Video began a replacement disc program whereby consumers could replace their interlaced discs with new progressive scan ones.[7]

Release and reception

Warner Home Video was not sure that Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 would sell well enough to justify a second release in the series.[8] Prior to the release of the second volume, WHV's Vice President of Non-Theatrical Franchise Marketing announced, "We are extremely pleased with consumer response to last year's Volume One editions and we are delighted to release another installment of our most famous animated classics."[9]

The first set in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series had won the Classic Award at the Parents' Choice Awards,[10] and the second release was also an award-winner. TVShowsOnDVD.com reported that the set won the award for "Best Animated Series" release at the 3rd Annual TV-DVD Conference.[11] In The New York Sun, author and critic Gary Giddins complained that this set, like the first one, was skimpy with the black-and-white shorts, and seemed to avoid the more politically incorrect cartoons in the series. When his review was reprinted in the book, Natural Selection, Giddins noted that Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 made up for the latter shortcoming by including some of the racist caricature in the series, preceded by an explanatory introduction by Whoopi Goldberg.[12]

In a review reprinted in Syracuse, New York's The Post-Standard, Randy Salas, a critic for the Minneapolis, St. Paul Star Tribune, called the second volume in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series a "glorious release". Salas describes the main content of the set, highlighting contributions from Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng with particular emphasis on Jones' One Froggy Evening (1955). The extras highlighted in the review include commentary from music historian Daniel Goldmark, and interviews with Chuck Jones, who had died in 2002. The review summed up, "This is an essential set for any animation fan, and it might just convert many who are not." The reviewer concluded by pointing out that a 2-disc "Spotlight Collection" with selections from the 4-disc set was also available, but advised, "Skip it and go for the full course."[13]

See also

References

  1. Release and content information: "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes comedy Hour - The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2".. TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-05.
  2. http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=6454
  3. http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=6424
  4. http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=6433
  5. http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=6458
  6. According to the packaging
  7. Home Theater Forum "Defective Disc Replacement" 2/1/07
  8. Lambert, David (2003-08-01). "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour - WB Studies 'Golden' Sales to Decide Looney Future".. TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-06.
  9. "That's Not All, Folks!; The Looney Toons Golden Collection Volume 2 and the Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 2 Available for the First Time on DVD November 2", Warner Home Video (2004-09-07). 
  10. Lambert, David (2004-04-03). "Site News - 3 TV-DVDs win Parents' Choice Awards".. TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-05.
  11. Lacey, Gord (2005-11-07). "Site News - And the Winners Are...".. TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-05.
  12. The New York Sun 23 Nov 2004, reprinted in Giddins, Gary (2006). Natural Selection: Gary Giddins on Comedy, Film, Music, and Books. Oxford University Press, page 123–124. ISBN 0-19-517951-X. 
  13. Salas, Randy A. (2004-11-08). "Bugs and His Buddies Go Looney Tunes in DVD set", Minneapolis, St. Paul Star Tribune, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), Advance Publications, p. D-4. 
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Volumes
Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5Volume 6 (Final)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1

Disc 1 - Best of Bugs Bunny
Baseball BugsRabbit SeasoningLong-Haired HareHigh Diving HareBully for Bugs
What's Up Doc?Rabbit's KinWater, Water Every HareBig House BunnyBig Top Bunny
My Bunny Lies Over The SeaWabbit TwoubleBallot Box BunnyRabbit of Seville

Disc 2 - Best of Daffy and Porky
Duck AmuckDough for the Do-DoDrip-Along DaffyScaredy CatThe Ducksters
The Scarlet PumpernickelYankee Doodle DaffyPorky ChopsThe Wearing of the GrinDeduce, You Say
Boobs in the WoodsGolden YeggsRabbit FireDuck Dodgers in the 24½th Century

Disc 3 - Looney Tunes All-Stars Part 1
Elmer's Candid CameraBugs Bunny and the Three BearsFast and Furry-ousHair-Raising HareThe Awful Orphan
Haredevil HareFor Scent-imental ReasonsFrigid HareThe Hypo-Chondri-CatBaton Bunny
Feed the KittyDon't Give Up the SheepBugs Bunny gets the BoidTortoise Wins by a Hare

Disc 4 - Looney Tunes All-Stars Part 2
Canary RowBunker Hill BunnyKit for CatPutty Tat TroubleBugs and Thugs
Canned FeudLumber JerksSpeedy GonzalesTweety's S.O.S.The Foghorn Leghorn
Daffy Duck HuntEarly to BetA Broken LeghornDevil May Hare


Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2

Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny Masterpieces
The Big SnoozeBroom-Stick BunnyBugs Bunny Rides AgainBunny HuggedFrench Rarebit
Gorilla My DreamsThe Hare-Brained HypnotistHare ConditionedThe Heckling HareLittle Red Riding Rabbit
Tortoise Beats HareRabbit TransitSlick HareBaby Buggy BunnyHyde and Hare

Disc 2 - Road Runner and Friends
Beep, BeepGoing! Going! Gosh!Zipping AlongStop! Look! And Hasten!Ready, Set... ZOOM!
Guided MuscleGee Whiz-z-z-zThere They GO-GO-GO!Scrambled AchesZoom and Bored
Whoa, Be-Gone!Cheese ChasersThe Dover BoysMouse WreckersA Bear for Punishment

Disc 3 - Tweety & Sylvester and Friends
Bad Ol' Putty TatAll a Bir-r-r-rdRoom and BirdTweet Tweet TweetyGift Wrapped
Ain't She TweetA Bird in a Guilty CageSnow BusinessTweetie PieKitty Kornered
Baby BottleneckOld GloryThe Great Piggy Bank RobberyDuck Soup to NutsPorky in Wackyland

Disc 4 - Looney Tunes All Stars Part 3: On Stage and Screen
Back Alley OproarBook RevueA Corny ConcertoHave You Got Any Castles?Hollywood Steps Out
I Love to SingaKatnip KollegeThe Hep CatThree Little BopsOne Froggy Evening
Rhapsody RabbitShow Biz BugsStage Door CartoonWhat's Opera, Doc?You Ought to Be in Pictures


Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3

Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny Classics
Hare ForceHare RemoverHare TonicA Hare Grows in ManhattanEaster Yeggs
The Wabbit Who Came to SupperBowery BugsHomeless HareCase of the Missing HareAcrobatty Bunny
Wackiki WabbitHare DoRebel RabbitHillbilly HareDuck! Rabbit, Duck!


Disc 2 - Hollywood Caricatures and Parodies
Daffy Duck in HollywoodHollywood CapersThe Coo-Coo Nut GrovePorky's Road RaceThe Woods Are Full of Cuckoos
She Was an Acrobat's DaughterThe Film FanSpeaking of the WeatherThugs with Dirty MugsGoofy Groceries
Swooner CroonerWideo WabbitThe Honey-MousersThe Last Hungry CatThe Mouse That Jack Built

Disc 3 - Porky and the Pigs
I Haven't Got a HatPorky's RomancePorky's PartyPorky in EgyptPorky and Teabiscuit
Pigs is PigsPigs in a PolkaPorky Pig's FeatDaffy Duck Slept HereBye, Bye Bluebeard
An Egg ScrambleRobin Hood DaffyThe Windblown HareClaws for AlarmRocket Squad


Disc 4 - Looney Tunes All Stars Part 4: Cartoon Party
Daffy Duck and the DinosaurSuper-RabbitDaffy Duck & EggheadA Gruesome TwosomeDraftee Daffy
Falling HareSteal WoolBirds AnonymousNo BarkingRabbit Punch
An Itch in TimeOdor-able KittyWalky Talky HawkyGonzales' TamalesTo Beep or Not to Beep


Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4

Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny Favorites
Roman Legion-HareThe Grey Hounded HareRabbit HoodOperation: RABBITKnight-mare Hare
Southern Fried RabbitMississippi HareHurdy-Gurdy HareForward March HareSahara Hare
Barbary-Coast BunnyTo Hare Is Human8 Ball BunnyKnighty Knight BugsRabbit Romeo

Disc 2 - A Dash of Tashlin
The Case of the Stuttering PigLittle Pancho VanillaLittle Beau PorkyNow That Summer Is GonePorky in the North Woods
You're an EducationPorky's RailroadPlane DaffyPorky the FiremanCracked Ice
Puss n' BootyI Got Plenty of MuttonBooby HatchedPorky's Poultry PlantThe Stupid Cupid

Disc 3 - Speedy Gonzales in a Flash
Cat-Tails for TwoTabasco RoadTortilla FlapsMexicali ShmoesHere Today, Gone Tamale
West of the PesosCannery WoeThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeMexican BoardersChili Weather
A Message to GraciasNuts and VoltsPancho's HideawayThe Wild ChaseA-Haunting We Will Go

Disc 4 - Kitty Korner
The Night WatchmanConrad the SailorThe Sour PussThe Aristo-CatDough Ray Me-ow
Pizzicato PussycatKiss Me CatCat FeudThe Unexpected PestGo Fly a Kit
Kiddin’ the KittenA Peck o' TroubleMouse and GardenPorky's Poor FishSwallow the Leader

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 5

Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
14 Carrot RabbitAli Baba BunnyBuccaneer BunnyBugs' BonnetsA Star Is Bored
A Pest in the HouseTransylvania 6-5000Oily HareStupor DuckThe Stupor Salesman
The Abominable Snow RabbitThe Super SnooperThe Up-Standing SitterHollywood DaffyYou Were Never Duckier

Disc 2 - Fun-Filled Fairy Tales
Bewitched BunnyPaying the PiperThe Bear's TaleFoney FablesGoldimouse and the Three Cats
Holiday for ShoestringsLittle Red Rodent HoodLittle Red Walking HoodRed Riding HoodwinkedThe Trial of Mr. Wolf
The Turn-Tale WolfTom Thumb in TroubleTweety and the BeanstalkA Gander at Mother GooseSeñorella and the Glass Huarache

Disc 3 - Putting a Bob Clampett on It
Bacall to ArmsBuckaroo BugsCrazy CruiseFarm FrolicsHare Ribbin'
Patient PorkyPrehistoric PorkyThe Bashful BuzzardThe Old Grey HareThe Wacky Wabbit
The Wise Quacking DuckWagon HeelsThe Daffy DocA Tale of Two KittiesPorky's Pooch

Disc 4 - The Early Daze
Alpine AnticsEatin' on the CuffMilk and MoneyI've Got to Sing a Torch SongPorky at the Crocadero
Polar PalsScrap Happy DaffyPorky's Double TroubleGold Diggers of '49Pilgrim Porky
Wise QuacksPorky's PreviewPorky's Poppa (Has a Farm)Wholly SmokeWhat Price Porky

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6

Disc 1 - Looney Tunes All Stars (Part 5)
Hare TriggerTo Duck....or not To DuckThe Birth of a NotionMy Little DuckarooCrowing Pains
Raw! Raw! Rooster!Heaven ScentMy Favorite DuckJumpin' JupiterSatan's Waitin'
Hook, Line and StinkerBear FeatDog Gone SouthA Ham in a RoleOften an Orphan
Bonus Cartoons: Sniffles Takes a TripHippety HopperRabbit RampageBoyhood Daze

Disc 2 - Patriotic Pals
Herr Meets HareRussian RhapsodyDaffy - The CommandoBosko the DoughboyRookie Revue
The Draft HorseWacky BlackoutThe DucktatorsThe Weakly ReporterThe Fifth-Column Mouse
Meet John DoughboyHollywood Canine CanteenBy Word of MouseHeir-ConditionedYankee Dood It
Bonus Cartoons: The Fighting 69½thHop and GoConfusions of a Nutzy Spy

Disc 3 - Bosko, Buddy & Merrie Melodies
Congo JazzSmile, Darn Ya, Smile!The Booze Hangs HighOne More TimeBosko's Picture Show
You Don't Know What You're Doin'!We're in the MoneyRide Him, Bosko!Shuffle Off to BuffaloBosko in Person
The Dish Ran Away with the SpoonBuddy's Day OutBuddy's Beer GardenBuddy's CircusA Cartoonist's Nightmare
Bonus Cartoons: I Love a ParadeI Like Mountain MusicSittin' on a Backyard FenceHow Do I Know It's Sunday

Disc 4 - Most-Requested Assorted Nuts & One-Shots
Horton Hatches the EggLights FantasticFresh AiredaleChow HoundThe Oily American
It's Hummer TimeRocket-bye BabyGoo Goo GoliathWild WifeMuch Ado About Nutting
The Hole IdeaNow Hear ThisMartian Through GeorgiaPage Miss GloryNorman Normal
Bonus Cartoons: Sleepy Time PossumPunch TrunkBartholomew Versus the WheelWild Wild World
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VHS Releases
Warner Bros. Cartoons Golden Jubilee 24 Karat Collection / Warner Bros. Cartoon Cavalcade
The Looney Tunes Video Show / Looney Tunes Presents / Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition
Stars of Space Jam / The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
Laserdisc Releases
Looney Tunes Laserdiscs - Stars of Space Jam - Bugs and Friends - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
DVD Releases
Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Looney Tunes Super Stars - The Essential Bugs Bunny - The Essential Daffy Duck - Looney Tunes: Mouse Chronicles - Looney Tunes Platinum Collection - Porky Pig 101
Blu-Ray Releases
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection - Looney Tunes: Mouse Chronicles
Other Releases
Looney Tunes Movie Title Parody VHS Series-Authentic and Original Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Cartoons - Modern Looney Tunes Series -
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