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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2010, 06:58:39 PM »
Are the cartoons on the disc repeats from the golden collections? Those seemed pretty comprehensive for those characters.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2010, 07:06:20 PM »
Are the cartoons on the disc repeats from the golden collections? Those seemed pretty comprehensive for those characters.

From the look of it, the new collections are completely new to DVD, no repeats.  At least according to Wikipedia.

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Looney Tunes Super Stars' Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire is a DVD of 15 new-to-DVD Bugs Bunny cartoons released on August 10, 2010.[1] None of the cartoons are found on the Looney Tunes Golden Collections; along with Daffy Duck: Frustrated Fowl, these two DVDs are the successor to the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series.
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2010, 07:53:27 PM »
Excellent.  When they're ripped and put up on Youtube, I'll have some nicer versions to watch.  :)


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2010, 09:15:43 PM »
To answer whosever question it was, Spielberg was NOT involved with Looney Tunes: Back In Action, though it was directed by Joe Dante, whose films were previously produced by Spielberg, so it's an understandable assumption. 

Anyway, I'm cautiously optimistic about this new Looney Tunes cartoon.  Having Daffy and Bugs as roommates might seem like it's tinkering with the formula, but I'd say it's a much more acceptable variation on it than Loonatics Unleashed or Baby Looney Tunes.  Seriously, did they really need to do a Looney Tunes version of Muppet Babies?  Especially since that was one of the ideas they rejected when they came up with Tiny Toon Adventures?   And while Tiny Toon Adventures was a very uneven show, it was the show that really marked the start of a lot of great television animation.  Sure it spawned Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Freakazoid, but a lot of the writers and artists behind Batman The Animated Series and its subsequent spin-offs and sequels got their starts on Tiny Toons. 

In any case, supposedly this new series will mark the return of Jeff Bergman (who was the first voice actor to take over the Looney Tunes characters after Mel Blanc's death) to the Looney Tunes franchise in an official capacity, so that's cool. 
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2010, 09:52:04 AM »
Yeah, Billy West and Joe Alaskey share Bugs-duty. There may be another actor or two in there, I'm not sure.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2010, 01:36:53 PM »
Those cropped ones are horrible. I won't buy them new that is for sure. If I ever get them uncorrected it will be used.










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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2010, 06:48:26 AM »
That's just awful.  Sure the colors are crisp, but wtf.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2010, 07:36:36 AM »
Yeah, I don't get the point of cropping it to get widescreen. They weren't made in widescreen, and TVs now can either be changed proportion to 4:3 or the DVD can be made for widescreen TVs, but you aren't losing any picture size.



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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2010, 08:04:23 AM »
Maybe it was to cater to that same group of people who could never understand why they would want big black bars at the top and bottom of their screen. They all have widescreen TVs now, so NOW we have to explain why they want bars to the right and left. :^)


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2010, 11:40:13 AM »
Presumably someone matting them in a theater would have done so in a way so as not to cut out any important parts--they matted by finding the center of the image and then cropping.

Really?  I mean, I guess in some of the bigger cities the projectionists might have cared enough to do that, but I kinda doubt that in the smaller cities, like my hometown, the projectionist would have gone to any special effort.  As long as the image filled up the screen, what does it matter if the right part of the image filled it up?  Especially considering that presumably it would have been a more difficult process in the old days than it is now. 

And even if what you're saying is true, it would have been a fairly subjective process.  What one projectionist at one theater thought was the center of the image might be somewhat different from what another projectionist at another theater thought.  Unless the distributor sent them instructions on how the director thought each shot should be matted. 

I dunno.  You might be right, but it just seems improbable that people would have cared enough back then when the process of matte-ing films for theaters would have been somewhat difficult and time consuming, at least from a technical standpoint, compared to matte-ing them for DVD, which although it's easier, people don't seem to want to put a lot of effort into it.
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2010, 11:58:24 AM »
I dunno.  I'm just not sure I agree.  The people who work on DVD's have bosses too, who presumably know about as much or more about shot composition and point of focus and other such things as their lackeys, and yet they still allow these things out to the public.  Unless there's something really noticably wrong with how an image is framed, the average audience member isn't going to know or care that what they're seeing is different from how the director would want it to be shown.  Especially in the old days, when people couldn't just go on the internet and look up and compare what they saw to how the film originally looked. 
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2011, 01:24:49 AM »
Thought I'd give this ol' thread a bump to mention that Cartoon Network's been doing a Looney Tunes marathon all weekend. They've been switching between the live action movies, the new cartoon, and hour-long blocks of the great classic stuff.

So I caught a couple episodes of the new show. It isn't horrible. It's not quite Looney Tunes, but it's got a snappy, smart kind of writing you don't see in a lot of cartoons these days. It's almost like The Simpsons in its humor stylings (But obviously for a younger crowd).  It reminds me of Tiny Toon Adventures. In a good way. It doesn't have the free-wheeling, change-the-setting-with-every-episode feel that the old Looney Tunes had, but I laughed a lot watching the couple episodes I watched, so the characters aren't being wasted here.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2011, 07:02:25 AM »
So I caught a couple episodes of the new show. It isn't horrible. It's not quite Looney Tunes, but it's got a snappy, smart kind of writing you don't see in a lot of cartoons these days. It's almost like The Simpsons in its humor stylings (But obviously for a younger crowd).  It reminds me of Tiny Toon Adventures. In a good way. It doesn't have the free-wheeling, change-the-setting-with-every-episode feel that the old Looney Tunes had, but I laughed a lot watching the couple episodes I watched, so the characters aren't being wasted here.
Is that the show where the Looney Tunes are all neighbors, and Daffy and Bugs are roommates?



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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2011, 10:29:38 AM »
Yeah, that's the one.  My reaction is a definite "meh".  It's not the worst thing ever, but it could be so much better.  For instance, I've had this idea for a Looney Tunes based series kicking around in my head for awhile where Bugs and Daffy start up a private detective agency, and Porky is their apprentice/intern/secretary/receptionist, and Elmer Fudd is the chief of police, and all the Looney Tunes characters would have different roles to play.  Yosemite Sam would be one of the main villains, Speedy Gonzalez would be in charge of Bugs and Daffy's equivilant of the Baker Street Irregulars.  I haven't really nailed down the plots for any episodes yet, but I think the premise is one from which a lot of good and funny stories could be told.
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2011, 10:48:13 PM »
Welp, I just saw the first four episodes of the Looney Tunes Show.

There's no way to sugar-coat it. That was fucking terrible.

I know that Tiny Toons and Animaniacs had some trouble finding their legs, but this show couldn't find legs if it was surrounded by those aliens from Falling Skies. The comedy is painfully unfunny, the once-an-episode rap numbers were more grating than Wolverine carving his initials into a blackboard, and what's with the anti-renewable energy message in the fourth episode? Who hates renewable energy?

This show is... is... despicable!