Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Look @ Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck

Warner Home Video released a couple of new DVD releases of classic Looney Tunes earlier this month.
I already provided a look at the Bugs Bunny collection, so let's move onto that wacky webfoot wonder, Daffy Duck.Like the Bugs Bunny set, 10 out of the 15 new-to-DVD cartoons have been cropped to widescreen dimensions. CinemaScope was introduced in the 1950's so many studios took advantage of the newly-sized theater screens. Warner's developed animated shorts that could be viewed on both standard and wide screens where the actual footage could be cropped on the top and bottom of the picture. I still wish the DVD developers gave the consumer a choice to watch the cartoons cropped or not.
Let's have a look at the classic cartoons that were released in this new collection:
"Tick Tock Tuckered" (1944)
"Nasty Quacks" (1945)"Daffy Dilly" (1948)"Wise Quackers" (1949)"The Prize Pest" (1951)"Design for Leaving" (1954)"Stork Naked" (1955)"This is a Life?" (1955)"Dime to Retire" (1955)"Ducking the Devil" (1957)"People Are Bunny" (1959)"Person to Bunny" (1960)"Daffy's Inn Trouble" (1961)"The Iceman Ducketh" (1964)"Suppressed Duck" (1965)Unlike Bugs' collection, Daffy's comes with a warning on the back cover of the DVD: "Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children" - so you know they have to be good. Pick up a copy today so all the classic Looney Tunes can be released onto home video!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm in Lesbians with You

I highly enjoyed this film and recommend it. The whole concept of living in a comic book-like world really appeals to me for some reason....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Eric Cartman Sings Poker Face

Came across this enjoyable parody (tribute?) of Lady Gaga's Poker Face sung by South Park's Eric Cartman...

This scene is from a Season 13 episode entitled "Whale Whores".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Storyteller

2010 marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Suess' "Green Eggs And Ham".
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/13/dr-seuss-green-eggs-and-h_n_681343.html
Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 - 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist best known for writing children's books under he pen name Dr. Seuss.
I came across this little tribute to Dr. Seuss in a 1992 issue of Marvel Comics' "What The--?!"(no. 17). Written by Barry Dutter with artwork by Keith Wilson.

A Look @ Looney Tunes Super Stars: Bugs Bunny

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)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Animaniacs Tribute

The Nostalgia Critic pays great homage to Warner Bros Animation's Animaniacs by interviewing producers, writers, voice actors while getting the inside scoop on how the show was created and came together.See the 3-part tribute by checking out That Guy with the Glasses.com by following the link:
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/27440-animaniacs-tribute

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper DVD

While the first Yogi Bear holiday special from 1980 was only a direct-sale MOD from "the Warner Archive" last year, Warner Home Video is releasing the 1982 holiday reunion special as a general release on December 12th.Read more about this upcoming release here:
http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Yogi-Bear-Yogi-Bears-All-Star-Christmas-Caper/14223

Monday, August 02, 2010

Looney Tunes Show Info

Supervising producer Tony Cervone and writer Hugh Davidson give fans a sneak peek at The Looney Tunes Show, a new animated series coming this fall to Cartoon Network...