It’s Time to Get Looney with Bugs Bunny and the Gang!

The Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection
Warner Bros.
Starring the Voice Talents of Mel Blanc
Not Rated (so the kids can watch this set)
Running Time = 203 minutes (a little over 3 hours of cartoons on two DVDs)

Okay, if you don’t like Looney Tunes, raise your hand? Is your hand up? Is it? Then take your hand and slap yourself, ‘cause Bugs, Daffy, Porky, and the rest are here to stay. And they will be as far as Warner Bros. is concerned with two new volumes of animated lunacy.

Whether you’re older or younger, most people are familiar with the wacky antics of the Looney Tunes gang. And these two collections deliver slapstick, political and social satire, over-the-top action and a whole lotta laughs. How can you go wrong?

Well, I’ll tell you. The Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection has the same cartoons as The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volumes 2 & 6. So if you own Volume 2 and buy Volume 6, don’t bother buying the Spotlight Collection. You’ll just have animation redundancy in your library.

Also missing is Speedy Gonzalez. Now, I can see why some over-sensitive nutjobs would have a problem with a heroic and energetic Latino character. Sure, he’s not standing on a corner outside the Home Depot, or selling tacos from a truck, but he’s got just as much right to run around being a hero as any other Looney Tunes character. Speedy deserves his own collection. It’s a shame that we’ve become so politically correct that a Hispanic cartoon mouse can’t exist alongside Family Guy and South Park.

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6 has really classic cartoons unearthed from the Warner vault. These include war-time themed cartoons and cartoons featuring Bosko (he looks like Mickey Mouse with his ears chopped off). I also like how there’s the parental warning on the box. As if kids these days haven’t seen far worse on Adult Swim or Comedy Central.

Anyway, I highly recommend either collection if you’re a fan of great classic animation. If you just like clever comedy and satire, these cartoons will tickle your funny bone.

You want special features? You got ‘em! The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6 has special features on each disc. These range from bonus cartoon shorts to Looney Tunes Television specials. Also, check out the Friz Freleng at MGM shorts gallery on disc two. And a documentary profile Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices on disc four. Great stuff!

The Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection contains four bonus shorts that, guess what? That’s right; they also appear on The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6!

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6 laughs up an A+. The classics never die.

The Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection also gets an A+. The classics never die, but can be repackaged and sold for less.

Comment and tell me who your favorite Looney Tunes character or characters are!

That’s All Folks!

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