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     The Warner Bros. Animation Department produced short animated cartoons under the Looney Tunes brand from 1930 to 1969, and under the Merrie Melodies brand from 1931 to 1969.

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Books About Warner Bros. Animation

That's Not All Folks autobiography by Mel Blanc  "That's Not All Folks!: My Life In The Golden Age of Cartoons & Radio" [1988] by Mel Blanc & Philip Bashe
Warner Books pb [11/89] out of print/used
Warner Books hardcover [8/88] out of print/many used

"That's All Folks!" [2007] 'collection of great recordings' by Mel Blanc
Remember import audio CD [4/2007] 29 tracks for $11.98

That's All Folks / Warner Bros. Animation  "That's All Folks: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation" [1988]
by Steve Schneider

Owl Books 11¾x9 pb [9/90] out of print/used
Henry Holt 12¼x9¼ hardcover [10/88] out of print/many used
Barnes & Noble hardcover [1/99] out of print/used
Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies  "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide To The Warner Bros. Cartoons" [1989]
by Jerry Beck & Will Friedwald

Henry Holt 9x6 pb [5/89] out of print/used
Warner Brothers Animation Art book by Jerry Beck  "Warner Brothers Animation Art: The Characters, The Creators, The Limited Editions" [1998] by Jerry Beck
Universe 13x11 hardcover [6/98] out of print/used
Random House 13x11 hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
B&N bargain hardcover [2002] out of print/used
Looney Tunes Ultimate Visual Guide book by Jerry Beck   "Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide" [2003]
by Jerry Beck

D.K. Children 12¼x10¼ hardcover [10/2003] out of print/many used
100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons book by Jerry Beck  "The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons" [2010]
by Jerry Beck

Insight Editions 6½x9 hardcover [7/2010] for $16.47


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Warner Bros.  Cartoons  Collections

Looney Tunes Golden Collection [2000-2008]
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1  
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 6  
Volume 1 [2000] 50+ shorts plus extras
Warner Bros. color DVD [10/2003] 4 disks for $25.99
Volume 2 [2004] 60+ shorts plus extras
Warner Bros. color DVD [11/2004] 4 disks for $25.99
Volume 3 [2005] 60+ shorts plus extras
Warner Bros. color DVD [10/2005] 4 disks for $25.99
Volume 4 [2006] 60+ shorts plus extras
Warner Bros. color DVD [11/2006] 4 disks for $26.99
Volume 5 [2007] 60+ shorts plus many extras
Warner Bros. color DVD [10/2007] 4 disks for $25.99
Box Set Volumes 1-5
Warner Bros. color DVD set [4/2008] 20 disks - out of prodn/scarce
Volume 6 [2008] 60+ shorts plus many extras
Warner Bros. color DVD [10/2008] 4 disks for $26.99
Golden Collection, Volumes 1-6 Box Set [2008]
Warner Bros. color DVD set [10/2008] 24 disks for $214.99

Looney Tunes Spotlight/Premiere Collection [2003-2008]
Looney Tunes Premiere Collection  
Looney Tunes Premiere Collection Volume 6  
Volume 1 [2003] 28 shorts plus extras
Warner color DVD [10/2003] 2 disks for $13.99
Volume 2 [2006] 30 shorts plus extras
Warner color DVD [11/2004] 2 disks for $8.49
Volume 3 is not available by itself {5/2007}
Volume 4 [2006] 28 shorts plus extras
Warner color DVD [11/2006] 2 disks for $13.99
Volume 5 [2007] 30 shorts
Warner Bros. color DVD [10/2007] 2 disks for $12.99
Box Set Volumes 1-5 [2007]
Warner color DVD [10/2007] 12 disks - out of prodn/scarce
Warner color DVD [4/2008] 12 disks - out of prodn/scarce
Volume 6 [2008] 26 shorts plus extras
Warner Bros. color DVD [10/2008] 2 disks for $18.99
Spotlight/Premiere Collection, Volumes 1-6 Box Set [2008]
Warner color DVD [10/2008] 12 disks - orig $113.99 - out of prodn/used

Academy Awards Animation Collection [2008]
Warner Bros. Academy Awards Animation Collection DVD  
Warner Bros. Academy Awards Animation 15 Winners DVD  
Warner Brothers Home Ent. color DVD set [2/2008] 3 disks for $21.54
15 Oscar-winners & 26 Oscar-nominated cartoons; Disk 1 features the 15 winners: "The Milky Way" [MGM 1940] directed by Rudolf Ising; "Tweetie Pie" [W.B. 1947] directed by Friz Freleng; "For Scent-Imental Reasons" [W.B. 1949] directed by Chuck Jones; "So Much For So Little [W.B. 1949] directed by Chuck Jones, won Oscar for Best Documentary Short; "Speedy Gonzales" [W.B. 1955] directed by Friz Freleng; "Birds Anonymous" [W.B. 1957] directed by Friz Freleng; "Knighty-Knight Bugs" [W.B. 1958] directed by Friz Freleng; Oscar-winner "The Dot and The Line" [M.G.M. 1965] directed by Chuck Jones; and winning Tom & Jerry cartoons directed by Bill Hanna & Joseph Barbera: "Yankee Doodle Mouse" [M.G.M. 1943]; "Mouse Trouble" [M.G.M. 1944]; "Quiet Please" [M.G.M. 1945]; "The Cat Concerto" [M.G.M. 1946]; "The Little Orphan" [M.G.M. 1948]; "Two Mouseketeers" [M.G.M. 1951]; "Johann Mouse" [M.G.M. 1952]; also includes "Drawn For Glory: Animation's Triumph At The Oscars®"
15 winners only [2008]
Warner Brothers Home Ent. color DVD [2/2008] for $8.20

"Looney Tunes Platinum Collection" Box Sets [2011+]
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 Blu-ray box set  Volume 1 Collector's Edition on Blu-ray
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2011] 3 disks for $45.99
digitally-restored and remastered; Disk One contains 25 classic color cartoon shorts and six featurettes; Disk Two contains 25 color cartoon shorts, including complete works of Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Witch Hazel, Marc Anthony & Ralph Phillips, and five featurettes; Disk Three is a tribute to Chuck Jones, with over 5 hours of material, including nine bonus cartoon shorts
Volume 1 on DVD
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [11/2011] 3 disks for $35.99
contains three disks, same as Blu-ray edition above

"Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Looney Tunes" [2013]
Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Looney Tunes DVD box set   Warner Home Video color DVD set [6/2013] 2 disks for $19.59
CAVEAT: all but 2 of these cartoons are included on previous "Golden Collection" or "Platinum Collection" DVDs - this set is a deal only if you already own none of those Looney Tunes DVDs
two-disk set contains 50 animated short films featuring Bugs Bunny (12), Daffy Duck (8), Porky Pig (2), and Sylvester & Tweety (2); other featured characters include: "A Corny Concerto" with Bugs & Porky & Elmer Fudd [1943]; "Baby Bottle-neck" with Porky Pig & Daffy Duck [1946]; "A Pest In Ihe House" with Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd [1947]; "Scaredy Cat" with Porky Pig & Sylvester the Cat [1948]; "Wild Over You" with Pepe le Pew [1953]; "Speedy Gonzales" [1955]; "There They Go-Go-Go" with Road Runner [1956]; "Rocket-bye Baby" with Marvin the Martian [1956]; "Crockett-Doodle-Do" with Foghorn Leghorn [1960]; "The Pied Piper of Guadalupe" with Sylvester & Speedy Gonzalez [1961]; and other characters: "I Love To Singa" [1936], "The Dover Boys" [1942], "The Bashful Buzzard" [1945], "Dough Ray Me-Ow" [1948], "Mouse Wreckers"
[1948], "A Ham In A Role" [1949], "It's Hummer Time" [1950], "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat" [1950], "Chow Hound" [1951], "A Bear For Punishment" [1951], "Feed The Kitty" [1952], "Goo Goo Goliath" [1954], "One Froggy Evening" [1955], "The Honey-Mousers" [1956], "Three Little Bops" [1957], and "From A To Z-z-z-z" [1957]


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Bosko, 1929-1933
Bosko was the first successful Looney Tunes character, starring in 39 b&w cartoon shorts by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising from 1929 to 1933. Harman & Ising left Warner's cartoon factory in 1933, taking with them rights and even cels of the character, but made only a handful of Bosko shorts at M.G.M before moving on to other characters. Bosko was essentially a happy American Negro, based on racial stereotypes of the vaudeville circuit era, and easily may offend modern tastes (thus the DVDs are labeled 'Uncensored').
Bosko entry at Wikipedia

Uncensored Bosko on DVD  "Uncensored Bosko Volume 1" [2000]
Ent. b&w DVD [9/2000] for $22.49
contains 14 b&w musical cartoon shorts: "Bosko The Talk-Ink Kid", "Congo Jazz", "Big Man From The North", "Ups 'n Downs", "Yodeling Yokels", "The Tree's Knees", "Bosko The Doughboy", "Bosko's Fox Hunt", "Battling Bosko", "Sinkin' In The Bathtub", "Hold Anything", "Box car Blues", "Ain't Nature Grand!", and "Dumb Patrol"
Uncensored Bosko on DVD  "Uncensored Bosko Volume 2" [2000]
Image Ent. b&w DVD [9/2000] out of prodn/used
contains 13 b&w musical cartoon shorts: "Bosko's Holiday", "Bosko Shipwrecked", "Bosko's Soda Fountain", "Bosko At The Zoo", "The Booze Hangs High", "Big-Hearted Bosko", "Bosko and Bruno", "Bosko's Party", "Bosko's Dog Race", "Bosko At The Beach", "Bosko's Store", "Bosko and The Lumberjack", and "Bosko and Honey"



Daffy Duck, first appearance April 1937

Essential Bugs Bunny collection on DVD  "The Essential Daffy Duck: 21 Classics on 2 Disks" DVD Box Set [2011]
Warner Home Video DVD set [11/2011] 2 disks for $18.99
contains 21 animated shorts, including "Porky's Duck Hunt" [1937]; "Daffy Duck & Egghead" [1938]; "The Daffy Doc" [1938]; "Plane Daffy" [1944]; "Nasty Quacks" [1945]; "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery" [1946]; "Book Revue" [1946]; "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" [1950]; "Duck Amuck" [1953]; "Duck Dodgers In The 24½th Century" [1953]; "My Little Duckaroo" [1954]; "A Star Is Bored" [1956]; "Deduce, You Say" [1956]; "Ali Baba Bunny" [1957]; "Robin Hood Daffy" [1958]; "The Duxorcist" [1987]; "The Night of The Living Duck" [1988]; "Duck Dodgers, Jr." segment of "Tiny Toons Adventures" [1991]; "Superior Duck" [1996]; "The Green Loontern" episode #9 of "Duck Dodgers" TV series [2003]; and "Duck Dodgers In Attack of The Drones" [2004]

"Duck Dodgers" animated TV Series [2003–2005] /tt0376390/



Bugs Bunny, first appearance July 1940

Essential Bugs Bunny collection on DVD  "The Essential Bugs Bunny: 17 Classics on 2 Disks" DVD Box Set [2010]
Warner Home Video DVD set [10/2010] 2 disks for $13.59
contains 21 animated shorts & featurettes, including "Ain't I A Stinker" [2010] mini-documentary that details Bugs's vast career; "The Carnival of The Animals" orchestral television special [1976] directed by Chuck Jones; Emmy-nominated TV special "Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over" [1980]: uncut "Invasion of The Bunny Snatchers" [1990]; and new-to-DVD shorts "How Bugs Bunny Won The West" [½-hour 1978], "Bugs Bunny's Wild World Of Sports" [1989], and "Hare and Loathing In Las Vegas" [2004]



Porky Pig & Petunia Pig
Elmer Fudd
The Roadrunner & Wile E. Coyote
Yosemite Sam
Pepe Le Pew
Marvin the Martian
Tweety Bird & Sylvester Cat
Tasmanian Devil
Speedy Gonzalez


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Selected Looney Tunes Cartoons

Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies Filmography entry at Wikipedia

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"Looney Tunes Movie Collection" [2005]
Looney Tunes Movie Collection DVD box set   Warner Home Video DVD set [10/2005] 2 disks for $7.99
contains "The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie" [1979] & "1001 Rabbit Tales" [1982], which are feature-length compilations: 21 short cartoons, with clips from others, and 2 bonus featurettes

"Bugs Bunny: Superstar" compilation feature [1975]

"The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie" compilation feature [1979]

"The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie" compilation feature [1981]

"1001 Rabbit Tales" compilation feature [1982]

"Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island" compilation feature [1983]

"Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" compilation feature [1988]

"Space Jam" animated feature [1996]

"Tweety's High Flying Adventure" animated feature [2000]

"Looney Tunes: Back In Action" animated feature [2003]

"Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas" animated feature [2006]

three original 3-D cartoon shorts [Warner Bros. Animation 2012?]  
Announced 6/2011: Three original 'Looney Tunes' 3-D theatrical cartoon shorts will be directed by Matthew O’Callaghan; included are "Daffy’s Rhapsody" /tt2226319/, and "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" (starring Sylvester The Cat & Tweety Bird) /tt2116900/, and a third cartoon starring Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd; using CG animation & stereoscopic 3-D, each will feature Mel Blanc by way of original songs that the legendary voice actor recorded in character in the 1950s.

The Looney Tunes Are Back In Action [Warner Bros. Animation 2013?]  
Announced 9/2012: Comedienne Jenny Slate is hired to write a script for what is intended to be a live-action/CGI hybrid feature film starring Looney Tunes
characters; producers include David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Heyman & Jeffrey Clifford • latest info at IMDb


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