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HTF REVIEW: Looney Tunes - Golden Collection Volume Two (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

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#81 of 84 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted November 14 2004 - 01:43 AM

Kudos to I Love To Singa. Excellent toon.

You're right on the money. The earlier WB Cartoons are certainly funnier than Disney's, but they were still trying to emulate the Disney style, and hadn't found their distinctive voice.

Avery began the change, and his influence, along with the development of Porky Pig began the entree to what eventually would have been WB's 'golden age'. From the mid-'30s on the cartoons just keep getting better and better. More creative and audacious, and any vestige of "cutsey" was gone by the end of the decade.

#82 of 84 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted November 14 2004 - 05:06 AM

Well, based on the flagging issues on some of the cartoons in this set and the inconsistent windowboxing of the title sequences, I would have to question the claim that ALL of these titles were remastered from original elements.

"Well, now, I wouldn't say that..."

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Even though the 5 cartoons are flagged wrong, they're brand new transfers. The old masters for the pre-1948 cartoons were ugly and desaturated. All of the cartoons have the same "look" to them... all of them have the visible cel dust, the level of detail, and colors that were invisible in the old versions.

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#83 of 84 OFFLINE   Ben_@


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Posted November 14 2004 - 07:14 PM

This set was a bit of a gamble for me. I am a big fan of animation, but hadn't really thought much of the Looney Tunes given that I'd seen them constantly since i was little.
I found the set for about $10 cheaper than BB, and i figured I'd take the plunge (as this had the Hollywood cartoons and The Dover Boys). What a great set! Posted Image
And just to add some perspective. I think one of the strong points of having a varied selection of cartoons is that now I'm willing to give some of the other characters a chance. I didn't think much of Tweety and Sylvester, but given the new light that these discs shed on the process (and being that the cartoons are uncut), i can enjoy all the Looney Tunes. Well worth the money!

#84 of 84 OFFLINE   Andy Sheets

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Posted November 15 2004 - 02:48 AM

BTW, the real unsung hero of this set is Friz Freleng

I agree. This set has a lot of really good cartoons directed by him and while Clampett is still my favorite director, I do generally prefer Friz's cartoons over Jones's. Did he not get a Behind the Tunes feature on the first set? If not, I'm sure he'll get one on the next set.

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