BURBANK, CA (July 15, 2003) - On October 28, Warner Home Video (WHV) invites audiences of all ages to take part in the ultimate animated experience with an all-new collection of Looney Tunes classic cartoons, available on digitally re-mastered DVDs and packed with special features. From the crown jewel boxed set The Looney Tunes Golden Collection and the double-disc The Looney Tunes Premiere Collection, to short films with contemporary twists such as Looney Tunes Reality Check! and Looney Tunes Stranger than Fiction!, to a two-disc special edition of Space Jam, there is something for every Looney Tunes fan in this momentous home video event.
To celebrate the timeless appeal of the Looney Tunes characters, WHV offers the ultimate collector The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, a four-DVD boxed set containing 56 restored, remastered, uncut shorts. The Best of Bugs, The Best of Daffy and Porky and two discs of classic shorts feature an all-star collection of Looney Tunes treasured characters in some of their most memorable appearances. Loaded with "14-carrot" special features, including never-before-seen cartoons, commentaries by animation experts, documentaries and featurettes, the DVD boxed set is available for $64.92 SRP.
For the more nostalgic, light collector, WHV presents favorite characters Henery Hawk, Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd and more in The Looney Tunes Premiere Collection, available for $26.99 SRP on DVD.
WHV provides fans with a look at the classic characters in pop culture situations with two all-new compilations that include recently produced shorts on: Looney Tunes Reality Check! and Looney Tunes Stranger Than Fiction!. Looney Tunes Reality Check! includes spoofs on hit reality shows such as Survivor, Judge Judy, Junkyard Wars, Fear Factor and Iron Chef. Looney Tunes Stranger Than Fiction! spoofs mysterious phenomena such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as movie classics like Planet of the Apes. Both releases are packed with special features including an exclusive Electronic Arts (EA) mini-game provided on DVD-ROM only, and are available for $19.98 SRP on DVD and $14.94 SRP on VHS.
In addition, fans will score big with a new widescreen DVD version of the $225 million box office hit Space Jam, entitled Space Jam: Two-Disc Special Edition. The two-disc DVD is loaded with special features, including an hour of new-to-DVD digitally re-mastered cartoons, and is available for $26.99 SRP.
"For more than 70 years, the Looney Tunes have entertained audiences of all ages," said Mike Saksa, WHV Senior Vice President, U.S. Marketing. "WHV specifically tailored this DVD collection to each type of collector by incorporating a range of special features, such as footage from the Warner Bros. vault, to give enthusiasts more depth into the iconic Looney Tunes characters and something extra for their collections."
LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION
In addition to the DVD debuts of the Looney Tunes releases, fans will have a wild and wacky fall when the highly anticipated live-action theatrical movie, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, releases in theaters November 14. Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck team up with Brendan Fraser as "Bobby Delmont," Jenna Elfman as "Kate Houghton" and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang as they travel from Vegas to Hollywood to Africa in search of a mythical Blue Diamond.
"LOONEY" PROMOTIONAL OFFERS
Consumers will go "looney" over special promotional offers, including a Free Child's Movie Pass to see the Looney Tunes: Back in Action movie, a $6.50 value, available in all new Looney Tunes DVD and VHS titles, merchandisers, and advertising releasing this October. In addition, exclusive-to-WHV mini-games, inspired by the Looney Tunes: Back in Action video game, will be included on DVD-ROM as part of the Looney Tunes Reality Check! and Looney Tunes Stranger Than Fiction! DVDs. WHV and Coinstar will offer a $5 rebate by mail offer good towards the purchase of any Looney Tunes home video release when $5 in coins is exchanged at Coinstar booths nationally. All promotion details are subject to change.
The Looney Tunes Golden Collection
They're the clown princes of animation. They're the international ambassadors of cartoon comedy. They're the fabulously funny friends you grew up with! And now, 56 of the very best animated shorts starring the wackiest Warner Bros. cartoon characters have been rounded up on DVD for the first time ever in The Looney Tunes Golden Collection! Just barely contained in four special edition discs, each specially selected short has been brilliantly restored and re-mastered to its original, uncut, anvil-dropping laughter-inducing glory! Featuring ground-breaking on-screen appearances of many all-time Looney Tunes favorites, it's an unprecedented celebration for cartoon-lovers eager to re-live the heady, hilarious, golden age of Warner Bros. animation!
Sparkling with one unforgettable, landmark animated marvel after another, there's the wise-cracking comedy of Bugs Bunny in such carrot-crunching classics as Hair-Raising Hare and Rabbit of Seville. Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner racing the cartoon immortality in Fast and Furryous. And the permanently flustered Daffy Duck in such glorious spoofs as Duck Dodgers
in the 24 ? Century and The Scarlet Pumpernickel. Featuring a dazzling array of totally "looney" DVD bonus features, this is the ultimate animated experience for anyone who's ever thrilled to the timeless query: "Ehh...what's up, Doc?"
Hare-raising DVD special features include:
Introductions by animation experts and actors.
Commentaries by film historians, Michael Barrier and Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford and actor, Stan Freberg.
Music only programs.
Behind the Tunes - Featurettes paying tribute to the characters and the creators.
Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of Looney Tunes.
From the Vaults - Never-before-seen recording sessions, pencil tests, bridging sequences and cartoons.
"How to draw your favorite Looney Tunes" featurette.
The Looney Tunes Premiere Collection
And now, 28 of the very best animated shorts - pulled from The Looney Tunes Golden Collection - starring the very wackiest Warner Bros. cartoon characters have been rounded up on DVD for the first time ever in The Looney Tunes Premiere Collection! In these two special edition discs, each specially selected short has been brilliantly restored and re-mastered to its original anvil-dropping, laughter-inducing glory! Featuring ground-breaking on-screen appearances of many all-time Looney Tunes favorites with all-new special features, it's an unprecedented animation celebration for cartoon-lovers eager to re-live the heady, hilarious, golden age of Warner Bros. animation! Sparkling with one unforgettable, landmark cartoon classic after another, there's Bugs Bunny's monstrously merry encounter with the tennis-shoe clad creature of Hair-Raising Hare. Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner racing to cartoon immortality in Fast and Furryous. Oscar