Warner Home Video released a couple of new DVD releases of classic cartoons this week.
The first of "Looney Tunes Super Stars" DVD collections features the iconic wabbit, Bugs Bunny, starring in 15 new-to-DVD cartoons.There has been controversy over the fact that 10 out of 15 shorts have been cropped into Widescreen dimensions. Even though WHV clearly states on the packaging: STANDARD VERSION presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original theatrical exhibition. Let it be known that animated shorts produced during the 1950's were developed to be shown on both a standard and wide theater screen since CinemaScope had been introduced and was becoming the normal size for screen ratios of feature films. Personally, I do not mind the cropped versions of the cartoons, however I wish I was given the choice to view the cartoons in wide screen since I do have a wide screen television.
I have provided screen shots of the cartoons featured in the collection to let you choose if you prefer the standard or wide screen versions of the animated shorts. I do highly recommend picking up the set in order to see all of Warner Bros classics released onto home video.
"Mutiny on the Bunny" (1950)"Bushy Hare" (1950)"Hare We Go" (1951)"Foxy by Proxy" (1952)"Hare Trimmed" (1953)"Lumber Jack-Rabbit" (1953) (released in 3D theatrically)"Napoleon Bunny-Part" (1956)"Bedevilled Rabbit" (1957)"Apes of Wrath" (1959)"From Hare to Heir" (1960)"Lighter than Hare" (1960)"The Million Hare" (1963)"Mad as a Mars Hare" (1963)"Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare" (1964)"False Hare" (1964) (The last Bugs Bunny cartoon from the original studio)