Posted November 08 2004 - 06:14 AM
| Wow, those screenshots are beautiful! Only 15 more Golden volumes to go, by my calculations. It's too bad they're not doing these things chronologically. They've built in a diminishing returns effect by throwing bunches of favorites on the same sets. Volume 17, should it ever arrive, will be left with the dregs of the lot... |
Actually, they wouldn't be nearly as popular if they did it chronologically. While Disney can release B&W Mickey sets since the character is popular, Warner's cartoons from 1930 to 1935 have almost no familiar characters. If they did character sets in chronological order (like Disney's Mickey in Color and Donald Duck sets), you'd end up having a B&W Porky set with a bunch of Jack King episodes at the start... or with Bugs, you'd have stuff like Porky's Hare Hunt, Hold the Lion, Please! and Elmer's Pet Rabbit (despite having the great Avery and Clampett Bugs cartoons from this period).
However, I really doubt Warner is going to worry about including all of the Bosko, Buddy, and 1965-1969 cartoons. They'll probably put a nice selection of Harmon-Ising cartoons (a lot of the Bosko cartoons are fun, as are their early Merrie Melodies), perhaps one Buddy cartoon (it's generally agreed that they're awful), and perhaps a handful of the 1965-1969 cartoons (Sugar & Spies, Norman Normal, Bunny & Claude, Cool Cat, and maybe Tease for Two).
I'm hoping they gradually work the lesser stuff in, so that even by Volume 15 or 16, there will still be a few gems.