Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes Dorbz and Captain Underpants Pop!s Coming From Funko

Funko announced a pair of debuts today – Looney Tunes Dorbz and Captain Underpants Pop!s.

On the Looney Tunes front Dorbz will be released of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Pete Puma. Chase versions of Bugs and Daffy will be available with a rarity of 1 in 6. The Bugs Bunny chase holds a carrot while the Daffy Duck chase features him in his Stupor Duck costume. Look for these in stores this April.

The Captain Underpants movie is being released this June and it’s release will be preceeded by the April release of three Pop! vinyls. The titular character as well as Professor Poopypants will be released along with a FYE! exclusive pink suited Professor Poopypants. Look for the Captain Underpants Pop!s this April.

Kidrobot’s Looney Tunes Collection Set To Launch Next Week

kidrobot tnKidrobot and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have teamed up to release a full collection based on the classic animated characters of the Looney Tunes.

“Since their riotous debut, the Looney Tunes have unleashed a cavalcade of delight upon an unsuspecting world and have been a timeless cartoon staple ever since. Kidrobot is proud to present a full cast of your favorite wacky heroes from Bugs Bunny to Pepe LePew for your collecting pleasure,” said Frank Kozik, Creative Director of Kidrobot, on the creation of the Looney Tunes collection.

The product line will include a 3” Blind Box Mini Series, a Looney Tunes Keychain Series and a Limited Edition Mark Dean Veca Tweety Bird Art Toy.

The full line of collectibles will launch in stores and online at Kidrobot.com next week. The pieces retail from $5.99-$75.00.

Looney Tunes Collection From Kidrobot Launching in January

kidrobot tnKidrobot and Warner Bros. have teamed up to release a full capsule based on the classic animated series, Looney Tunes.

“Between the years of 1930 -1968, a small ramshackle structure hidden in the very back of the Warner Bros. studio lot unleashed a cavalcade of riot and delight upon an unsuspecting world. Looney Tunes was unlike anything ever made before or since. Kidrobot is proud to present a full cast of your favorite cartoon heroes and anti-heroes from Bugs to Pepe LePew for your collecting pleasure.” said Frank Kozik, Creative Director of Kidrobot, on the creation of the Looney Tunes capsule.

The capsule will include a 3” Blind Box Mini Series, a Looney Tunes Keychain Series and a Limited Edition Mark Dean Veca Tweety Bird Art Toy. The full capsule will launch in stores and online at Kidrobot.com in January of 2016. The capsule pieces retail from $5.99-$49.99.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Collecting Looney Tunes Musical Shorts

Looney Tunes Musical MasterpiecesWarner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has brought some of Looney Tunes’ most memorable music momemts together in a new upcoming collection, Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces, available May 26, 2015. This compilation brings together 18 classic shorts with a running time over two hours.

“Music is such an important component of animation. Not only does it set the mood but it also tells the story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “The Looney Tunes cartoons we chose for this compilation represent some of the very best musically-driven shorts we have in our library. We’ve added some popular favorites and some rarer shorts that are not seen very often. Now Looney Tunes fans can have all their musical favorites together on one disc. If you love music and Looney Tunes, this is a collection you don’t want to miss.”

Featured shorts in this collection include: Corny Concerto, Rabbit of Seville, One Froggy Evening, Rhapsody Rabbit, What’s Opera, Doc?, Hillbilly Hare, Nelly’s Folly, I Love to Singa, Page Miss Glory, Katnip Kollege, High Note, Pigs in a Polka, Three Little Bops, Rhapsody in Rivets, Back Alley Oproar, Holiday Shoestrings and Lights Fantastic.

These shorts were previously released on Looney Tunes Golden Collections. This collection has an SRP of $19.97.


“Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3” Available Now From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

It’s classic animation at its best with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (WBHE) Blu-ray™ release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3. Available now, the latest installment of WBHE’s Looney Tunes Platinum Collection showcases 50 all-time favorite cartoon shorts, which have been digitally remastered and restored for superior picture, and sound quality. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3 retails for $44.98 SRP.

Let the good times roll! Some of the greatest Looney Tunes cartoons are released together for the first time on Blu-ray™. This collection showcases some of the best and most enduring theatrical shorts from the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, including works by some of the most renowned directors in animation history such as Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett, Robert McKimson and others. The featured lineup includes a delightful mix of everyone’s favorite characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety & Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn and many more. This collection includes the all-new documentary, “That’s All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace,” plus a 12-page booklet with rare images compiled by animation historian Jerry Beck.

Disc one of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3 offers a collection of 25 classic shorts devoted to everyone’s favorite carrot-crunching, “wascally wabbit,” Bugs Bunny, as he faces off against the likes of Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote. This disc features an Academy Award®-winning short titled Knighty Knight Bugs, in which a medieval Bugs Bunny trades blows with Yosemite Sam and his fire-breathing dragon.  Also featured on this disc are two Academy Award®-nominated shorts, Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt and Pigs in a Polka. Disc one includes featurettes, select commentaries and alternative audio tracks.

Disc two showcases an all-star collection of shorts from favorite Looney Tunes characters including Sylvester & Tweety, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzalez, Foghorn Leghorn among several other fan favorite characters. This disc features eight Academy Award®-nominated shorts, Swooner CroonerLife with FeathersSandy ClawsMouse and GardenWalky Talky HawkyRhapsody in RivetsHigh Note and Nelly’s Folly. In the Academy Award®-winning short, Birds Anonymous, Sylvester joins a “Birds Anonymous” group in an effort to stop chasing Tweety.  Disc two also includes featurettes, select commentaries and alternative audio tracks.

“It’s a treat to see these beloved Looney Tunes shorts after they’ve been restored, re-mastered and released on Blu-ray. It’s the way optimal cartoons were meant to be seen,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “Our goal is to showcase a wide-ranging selection of shorts comprised of popular favorites along with some more rare animated content. This collection offers something for everyone!”

The collection is available now (Amazon) at your favorite stores and the complete run down of shorts and special features are after the jump.


DVD Review – Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol 2

The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 DVD and Blu-Ray set is due to hit stores this Tuesday, October 16th. This compilation features 50 cartoon shorts, all that have been remastered and carefully restored. Disk one features 25 signature shorts featuring all you’re WB favorites – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd; they’re all here. The second disc also has 25 shorts, featuring a fan’s choice selection (“Wabbit Twouble”), several complete collections for some more obscure characters, and several classic one-shots. The third disc, available only with the Blu-Ray release is packed with hours of documentaries and lost cartoons from WWII. The DVD set has an SRP $26.99 and the Blu-Ray is priced at $44.98.

For the past few days I’ve been watching the Blu-Ray edition, and it’s gorgeous. I’ve spent most of my time on the first disc with the shorts. Growing up, the Looney Tunes shorts were a television staple; so watching this release was like visiting an old friend. But in this case, the friend has never looked better – the restoration job done on these shorts is nothing short of incredible. The colors are vivid, the picture is sharp, the sound is clear – this shorts are beautiful. The selection of shorts is also fantastic, while watching there were some which immediately jumped out as ones I vividly recalled and others were long forgotten or entirely new to me. The accompanying booklet provides a quick synopsis and facts on each short – very handy if you’re looking for a specific short in the set. I haven’t spent much time with the special features yet, but at the top of my list are the ‘Private Snafu’ shorts – the ‘lost’ cartoons from WWII.

If you’re old enough to remember watching Looney Tunes on TV, then you should consider grabbing this set; you’ll love reuniting with these shorts. One of the great things about this set is you can spend 10 minutes and watch one short, or you can spend hours exploring the bonus content or listening to commentary. If you’re mostly interested in watching the shorts – grab the DVD, but if you’re a fan of classic animation you have to grab the Blu-Ray – the third disc of bonus content has things that even the biggest fans haven’t seen. This set is highly recommended!

Thanks to The Lippin Group and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment for providing the review copy of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2.

“Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2” Available on October 16, 2012

Got an exciting press release today, Looney Tunes – a staple of mine growing up is making it’s Blu-Ray debut this October. Hitting the streets on October 16th, 2012 is the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 which features 50 digitally restored and remastered cartoon shorts. Available on both DVD and Blu-Ray, the Blu-Ray release includes a 3rd disc of bonus content and a cartoon guide with rare images compiled by animation historian Jerry Beck. After the jump, check out the full press release with the announcement, and keep your eyes peeled for this set – it looks fantastic!


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