Looney Toons on DVD...NOT! Please Sign Petition Link Here!

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  1. LarryDavenport

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    According to Dark Horizons Warner says there are no plans to release Looney Tonns on DVD as there is no demand.
    Where the hell are they getting that? First Rob says several major studios are going to switch to P&S only and now this. Obviously the studios want to appease the morons who still haven't figured out how to stop the clock on their VCRs blinking 12:00.
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    Jerry Beck (http://www.cartoonresearch.com
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    you know what to do...
    [Edited last by Michael St. Clair on October 09, 2001 at 11:51 AM]
     
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    More proof positive that Warner has its collective head up its collective ass. It's just as well, though, since the current regime in home video would inevitably manage to screw it up somehow. Maybe once they're all replaced in the next corporate shakeup we'll get someone that isn't a complete boob in charge of DVD.
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    Seeing how this decision is coming from Warner, I am not the least bit shocked. They've said the same thing about their classic film library.
    I have no idea where they do their research but I wouldn't be surprised if I see a Warner researcher when I pass my local cemetery.
     
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    Jeez, can't these morons figure out that the prime DVD-buying demographic grew up on Looney Tunes!?
    And yes, we'd like to have them on DVD. Idiots!
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    I thought these were in the process of being restored. There's some conflicting information here-- even the densest dullard at WB has to know that these would sell like hotcakes.
    If this is true, then I'm glad I bought all the WB Looney Tunes laserdiscs a few years back!
     
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    I'm not surprised they are doing this. There is a company called Bosko Films that is putting out the early B&W Looney Tunes with Bosko. They also released the entire Private Snafu series shown only to soldiers in WW2. Many were done by the main LT/MM directors.
    For completist that want all approx. 1,000 LT and MM you might consider looking into those, too.
     
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    Everything that Bosko releases is Public Domain.
    They do the best quality job possible given available sources, however. But you'll never see most LT/MM from them.
     
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    These are the same people that thought that Batman Beyond Return of the Joker was aimed at little kids. Right, like little Johnny cares about anything more than Pokemon after being severely brainwashed with it every other half our when watching WB! Kids.
    WB, get your act together. And do it soon.
    We want Looney Tunes. You will make $$$ off us. And this time you can't screw it up with Pan and Scan.
     
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    It would be like restoring and remastering roughly 20 feature length movies...
    That's how many cartoons are in the LT/MM library.
    I really want LT/MM DVD's (I'd gladly pay for box sets of the cartoons.), but the fact that WB would have to do a herculean amount of work to do with the cartoons...probably makes the marketing department a little queasy.
    The 1934-1948 color cartoons have to be color re-composited, the 1930-1943 B&W cartoons probably need some good cleaning and image restoration...
    Remastering for over 1000 cartoons...
    The mono soundtracks could use 5.1 remixing...the 1955-1969 cartoons need 16x9 enhancing (they're supposed to be matted to 1.85:1 or 1.78:1). Then there's extras like commentary tracks, posters, etc...
    The petition will show how much people want DVD's of these films...
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    First of all, you are talking about more like 60 feature films.
    Second of all, we don't need no stinkin 5.1!
     
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    Yes, if there's anything that the abominable Cartoon Crazys series from Fox Lorber showed us, it's that cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s DO NOT NEED a trumped-up 5.1 soundtrack; indeed, it ruins them. A good clean Mono is perfectly fine.
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    I want them windowboxed, as they are not 1.33:1 and have very clear cropping on the sides that drives me crazy.
    Most TV sets have so much overscan, the black bars on the top and bottom would be a fraction of an inch in size, so Windowboxing should not be a problem.
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    Larry Davenport Seattle, WA, USA had this to say
     
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    I just signed the petition, they're up to 813. We need more guys, if you haven't signed, go sign.
    Warners has been stating they've been working on Looney Tune sets for over 3 years now. These guys are just lame, pure and simple.
     
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