Looney Tunes
Golden Collection Volume 3
Color and Black and White
4 DVDs
Warner Home Video 2005
442 minutes at least

Break out the Cocoa Puffs and block off a Saturday Morning or four, the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3 is finally out. Cartoon afficionados cannot say enough good things about Warner Brothers making these cartoons available to the public and the high quality restoration, research, and presentation behind each Golden Collection and Volume 3 is no exception. This is an absolute must have 4 DVD box set for any fan of the animated works of the denisens of Termite Terrace. It is to be noted however that this collection aimed at an adult audience with a couple of such warnings on the box does not contain the infamous Censored Eleven.

However, many fans of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky, Tweety and Sylvester, and of the rarer and lesser seen cartoons included in the Golden Collection Volume 3 will certainly wonder what the big stink is about when they see they are suggested for an adult audience. Have we as a society become so sensitive to animated violence, animated characters drinking and smoking that people want to ban these cartoons? Why on earth would people cut certain cartoon scenes when even worse is shown on television every single day at every single hour? Anyways, Whoopi Goldberg does a little p.r. work at the beginning of each DVD to tell the audience that back in those days so on so on so on which is a little weird because I only noticed a couple of scenes here and there, scenes mind you not entire cartoons, that were racist.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection 3 is, again, a great DVD collection with lots of bells and whistles (literally!). DVD 1 is basically all Bugs Bunny. The great ones among the very good are Homeless Hare which involves a crane operator destroying Bugs Bunny’s home and Duck! Rabbit! Duck! part ot the Wabbit Season Trilogy. Extras include A Hunting We Will Go, a documentary on Chuch Jones and the Bugs-Daffy-Elmer hunting trilogy and Chuck Amuck, a 40-minute documentary about the stars behind the cartoons where you see the entire animation process come to life.

DVD 2 has mostly minor cartoons like Beans, a few Hollywood caricature cartoons, a couple of sing-along cartoons. This is a collector’s delight but plain old cartoon fans will probably play this particular DVD less frequently and skip to the “good stuff”. A must see however is What’s Up Doc, A Salute to Bugs Bunny part 1 which includes entire but unrestored cartoons. The “good stuff” includes The Honeymousers, a cartoon version of the Jackie Gleason classic The Honeymooners, The Last Hungry Cat, A Tweety and Sylvester classic with an Alfred Hitchcock twist.

DVD 3 of Volume Three of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection is big on Porky Pig cartoons including quite a few black and white ones. The original, fatter Porky is featured as well as a different version of Scaredy Cat, the classic Porky and Sylvester cartoon, titled Claws For Alarm. The comedy duo of Daffy Duck and Porky is also featured here. The best extra here is A Salute to Bugs Bunny part 2 which includes the unrestored Hair Raising Hare and Hare Trigger, the first Yosemite Sam cartoon. A weird extra is one of the Warner Brother war effort cartoons on the Points Rationing Of Food.

DVD 4 is also a must for any cartoon fan. Features include Strictly For The Birds, a documentary about Birds Anonymous, the Tweety and Sylvester cartoon that won an Academy Award. The cartoon is also included on the fourth disc and is just absolutely brilliant and visually stunning. This DVD also includes a Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog (personal favorites) cartoon. Features also include a documentary on the WB war effort and unrestored Private Snafu (who sounds like Bugs Bunny) cartoons. There is also a feature on Pepe Le Pew for those who like the stinker.

Track List:


Bugs Bunny Classics

Hare Force (Bugs Bunny; 1944)
Hare Remover(Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd; 1946)
Hare Tonic (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd; 1945)
A Hare Grows in Manhattan (Bugs Bunny; 1947)
Easter Yeggs (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd; 1947)
The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd; 1942)
Bowery Bugs (Bugs Bunny, Steve Brody; 1949)
Homeless Hare (Bugs Bunny; 1950)
The Case of the Missing Hare (Bugs Bunny, Ali Bama; 1942)
Acrobatty Bunny (Bugs Bunny; 1946)
Wackiki Wabbit (Bugs Bunny; 1943)
Hare Do (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd; 1949)
Rebel Rabbit (Bugs Bunny; 1949)
Hillbilly Hare (Bugs Bunny; 1950)
Duck! Rabbit! Duck! (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd)


Hollywood Caricatures and Parodies

Daffy Duck in Hollywood (Daffy Duck; 1938)
Hollywood Capers (Beans; 1935)
The Coo-Coo Nut Grove (1936)
Porky’s Road Race (Porky Pig; 1937)
The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (1937)
She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter (1937)
The Film Fan (Porky Pig 1939)
Speakin’ of the Weather (1937)
Thugs with Dirty Mugs
Goofy Groceries (Jack Bunny; 1941)
Swooner Crooner (Porky Pig; 1944)
Wideo Wabbit (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd; 1956)
The Honey-Mousers (1956)
The Last Hungry Cat (Tweety, Sylvester; 1961)
The Mouse That Jack Built


Porky Pig

I Haven’t Got a Hat (Porky Pig, Beans; 1935)
Porky’s Romance (Porky Pig 1937)
Porky’s Party (Porky Pig; 1938)
Porky in Egypt (Porky Pig 1938)
Porky and Teabiscuit (Porky Pig; 1939)
Pigs Is Pigs (Piggy; 1937)
Pigs in a Polka (1943)
Porky Pig’s Feat (Porky Pig, Daffy Duck; 1943)
Daffy Duck Slept Here (Porky Pig, Daffy Duck; 1948)
Bye, Bye Bluebeard (Porky Pig; 1949)
An Egg Scramble (Porky Pig 1950)
Robin Hood Daffy (Daffy Duck, Porky Pig; 1958)
The Windblown Hare (Bugs Bunny; 1949)
Claws for Alarm (Porky Pig, Sylvester; 1954)
Rocket Squad (Daffy Duck, Porky Pig; 1956)


All Stars Cartoon Party

Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur (Daffy Duck 1939)
Super Rabbit (Bugs Bunny 1943)
Daffy Duck and Egghead (1938)
A Gruesome Twosome (Tweety; 1945)
Draftee Daffy (Daffy Duck; 1945)
Falling Hare (Bugs Bunny; 1943)
Steel Wool (Ralph Wolf, Sam Sheepdog; 1957)
Birds Anonymous (Tweety, Sylvester; 1957)
No Barking (Claude Cat, Frisky Puppy; 1954)
Rabbit Punch (Bugs Bunny 1948)
An Itch in Time (Elmer Fudd 1943)
Odor-able Kitty (Pepe Le Pew; 1945)
Walky Talky Hawky (Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk; 1946)
Gonzales Tamales (Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester 1957)
To Beep or Not to Beep (Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote; 1963)



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