Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Volume 1 Arrives On Warner Archive Blu-ray

Bugs Bunny in The Unruly Hare. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Volume 1 contains 20 animated Looney Tunes shorts that have never been released on Blu-ray.

Looney Tunes Collector's Choice Volume 1
Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Volume 1.

Talk about going into the Warner Bros. vault to find some classics ranging from 1945 through 1959! Not only are these shorts making their arrival on Blu-ray but Warner Archive has made sure that they are restored, remastered, and uncut. While there are various directors, many of the shorts feature the voice stylings of the legendary Mel Blanc. All of the shorts are being presented in an aspect ratio of 1:37.1. Both the audio and video are as high-definition as technology will allow.

Obviously, the set includes many of the big Looney Tunes stars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Porky Pig, Road Runner, and Wile E. Coyote. It certainly does not matter how many times that I watch Coyote chase Road Runner because it will never go old. You’ll probably have a good time watching the 20 shorts, which run a combined 142 minutes. Basically, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be laughing quite a bit. It also depends on your comedic tastes, of course.

The Looney Tunes characters are obviously iconic and timeless icons. While the situation may change, they’ll still be providing laughs no matter the generation that is watching. Speaking of generations, the case and disc both note that this collection is for the adult collector and may not be suitable for children. Please keep this in mind if you’re looking to buy a gift for children. After all, the Coyote and Road Runner antics can be pretty violent even as one is laughing up a storm. For this reason, I would recommend watching first before deciding to watch with any young children. Just because something is in the animation genre does not automatically mean it is for children.

Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Volume 1 is quite the treat but this goes without saying. I’ll certainly be awaiting the second volume if the first volume is any indication.

See the following photo as an example of violence in the Coyote and Road Runner shorts:

The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in Hip Hip-Hurry!
The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in Hip Hip-Hurry! Courtesy of Warner Bros.

The first volume includes the following shorts:

  • BEANSTALK BUNNY – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd (1954, Chuck Jones)
  • CATCH AS CATS CAN – Sylvester (1947, Arthur Davis)
  • THE UNRULY HARE – Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd (1945, Frank Tashlin)
  • HIS BITTER HALF – Daffy Duck (1950, Friz Freleng)
  • DAFFY DOODLES – Daffy Duck & Porky Pig (1946, Robert McKimson)
  • CRACKED QUACK -Daffy Duck & Porky Pig (1952, Friz Freleng)
  • LITTLE ORPHAN AIREDALE – Porky Pig and Charlie Dog (1947, Friz Freleng)
  • HIP-HIP-HURRY! – Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote (1958, Chuck Jones)
  • HOT ROD AND REEL – Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote (1959, Chuck Jones)
  • GREEDY FOR TWEETY – Tweety & Sylvester (1957, Friz Freleng)
  • STOOGE FOR A MOUSE – Sylvester (1950, Friz Freleng)
  • A MOUSE DIVIDED  – Sylvester (1953, Friz Freleng)
  • A FRACTURED LEGHORN – Foghorn Leghorn (1950, Robert McKimson)
  • PLOP GOES THE WEASEL! – Foghorn Leghorn (1953, Robert McKimson)
  • TALE OF TWO MICE – Babbit & Catstello (1945, Frank Tashlin)
  • THE FOXY DUCKLING – (1947, Arthur Davis)
  • TWO GOPHERS FROM TEXAS – Goofy Gophers (1947, Arthur Davis)
  • DOGGONE CATS – Sylvester (1947, Arthur Davis)
  • WHAT’S BREWIN’, BRUIN? –  The Three Bears (1947, Chuck Jones)
  • THE BEE-DEVILED BRUIN –  The Three Bears (1949, Chuck Jones)

Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Volume 1 is now available on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.