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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2010, 10:38:11 AM »
Money Mansions for all!

I think the closest we've come to capturing the original Looney Tunes feel was during the Spielberg/Warner Bros. collaberations. Some of the best cartoons of the last couple decades came out of that. I wish he'd get interested in animation again.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2010, 03:33:11 PM »
Money Mansions for all!

I think the closest we've come to capturing the original Looney Tunes feel was during the Spielberg/Warner Bros. collaberations. Some of the best cartoons of the last couple decades came out of that. I wish he'd get interested in animation again.
Wasn't Spielberg a producer on Back in Action?



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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2010, 05:24:01 PM »
Money Mansions for all!

I think the closest we've come to capturing the original Looney Tunes feel was during the Spielberg/Warner Bros. collaberations. Some of the best cartoons of the last couple decades came out of that. I wish he'd get interested in animation again.

Got to agree there, especially Animaniacs.  It has some kinda blah stuff mixed in (mostly the one note joke material like Katie Ka-Boom) but the Warner Brothers, Pinky and the Brain, Goodfeathers...those were just awesome.
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2010, 05:58:21 PM »
Got to agree there, especially Animaniacs.  It has some kinda blah stuff mixed in (mostly the one note joke material like Katie Ka-Boom) but the Warner Brothers, Pinky and the Brain, Goodfeathers...those were just awesome.

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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2010, 06:02:19 PM »
I'm still waiting for the Freakazoid! movie..C'mon, Spielberg!


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2010, 07:23:28 PM »
Money Mansions for all!

I think the closest we've come to capturing the original Looney Tunes feel was during the Spielberg/Warner Bros. collaberations. Some of the best cartoons of the last couple decades came out of that. I wish he'd get interested in animation again.

Got to agree there, especially Animaniacs.  It has some kinda blah stuff mixed in (mostly the one note joke material like Katie Ka-Boom) but the Warner Brothers, Pinky and the Brain, Goodfeathers...those were just awesome.

I like Animaniacs, but I think Tiny Toons were better.  I felt like Pinky and Goodfeathers were also one-note-jokes.

Yeah, but unlike Katie Ka-Boom and Chicken Boo, Pinky and Goodfeathers had different punchlines.  Tiny Toons overall had a very good run, but at times just felt too toned down.
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2010, 10:38:59 PM »
Yeah, but unlike Katie Ka-Boom and Chicken Boo, Pinky and Goodfeathers had different punchlines.  Tiny Toons overall had a very good run, but at times just felt too toned down.

Eh. I have to disagree. When Tiny Toons was good, it was very good. But there were a lot of lousy episodes in there too. TTA got very, very preachy at times, with very Anvilicious messages. (And yes, I know that a few of those were deliberately over the top so that they wouldn't have to do them again. But they did a fair number of them where the anvils dropping were just smaller.)   And who had characters like Sneezer, who were just as one note as the worst Animaniacs characters. And the animation on some episodes was just horrible. There was one studio where the background characters would be hopping around like ferrets who's just eaten a bag full of pixie stixs. Yeah, it was a good show, but there's a lot of it that doesn't hold up well when you rewatch it.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2010, 01:10:33 AM »
Money Mansions for all!

I think the closest we've come to capturing the original Looney Tunes feel was during the Spielberg/Warner Bros. collaberations. Some of the best cartoons of the last couple decades came out of that. I wish he'd get interested in animation again.
Wasn't Spielberg a producer on Back in Action?

Not according to IMDB. Back in Action actually wasn't a total disaster. It was fun if you didn't make up your mind to hate it first. (Something I'm trying to avoid with this announcement) It had a kind of Muppet Movie vibe going on.

Now for me, Animaniacs was all about the Warner Brothers (And Sister.) The rest was just filler with varying degrees of success. Of all the one-note bits, Chicken-Boo did the best because it was so aware of it. Buttons and Mindy, not so much.  Pinky and the Brain was formulaic too, but it was a good formula. I always dug Slappy Squirrel, personally. Tiny Toons started out so-so but achieved greatness toward the end of its run. Freakazoid holds up astoundingly well, even if the references date it a bit. Prehysteria did what it could under the mandate that like- 90% of all children's programming on any network be blatantly educational.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2010, 11:10:12 AM »
Incidentally, since this is becoming kind of a catch-all thread, I just found out there's going to be 2 new collections of Looney Tunes released under the "Looney Tunes Superstars" banner.
Bugs:
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15 cartoons each and none of them were on the golden collections. It's a start...


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2010, 12:11:29 PM »
There are at least two more in the works, one of which is supposed to focus on Foghorn Leghorn. 

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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2010, 12:35:07 PM »
Yeah, I'm excited for both of them.  There are at least two more in the works, one of which is supposed to focus on Foghorn Leghorn.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2010, 12:53:39 PM »
There are at least two more in the works, one of which is supposed to focus on Foghorn Leghorn. 

Excellent.
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2010, 06:26:30 PM »
So, anyone thinking of getting the two new Looney Tunes releases?

Be careful: they have cropped at least half the 'toons on each disc to fit a "widescreen" format, when they were meant to be full-frame.  Not sure if they're going to fix this or what, as most people don't seem to have noticed.

They're Daffy and Bugs specific, aren't they? 

You'd think eventually they'll release a whacking great set with every single Looney Tunes on it.  Probably cost a lot, but it'd look quite cool on the shelf.


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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2010, 06:39:08 PM »
At first I was disappointed to learn the Golden Collection got discontinued, even though I haven't picked up a couple of them yet, but since the new ones are new to DVD and not double dipping I guess that's cool with me.  I would prefer if they weren't cropped though.
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Re: Looney Tunes Returns
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2010, 06:45:41 PM »
That is odd. I want every Looney Tune I can get, so I'll take these in lieu of a new Golden collection, but I don't have the dough for DVDs right now. Maybe by the time I do this cropping thing will be straightened out...