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Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces Coming to DVD May 26

Remember watching Looney Tunes cartoons every Saturday morning? My favourites were always the World of Tomorrow cartoons by Tex Avery and the musical ones, so I was pretty excited when I saw that Warner Brothers would be releasing this carefully curated collection of all the best Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces on May 26. I couldn’t wait to share these classics with my little ones.

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Prepare for a musical experience as only Looney Tunes can deliver! From the brilliant minds of maestro Carl Stalling and animation legends including Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones, comes 18 musical treasures. Join the likes of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Porky Pig in classics including Corny Concerto, What’s Opera, Doc? and Rabbit of Seville. Dive deeper into the vaults with gems like Three Little Bops, I Love to Singa and Rhapsody in Rivets. Let’s go to the symphony with this must-own collection of Musical Masterpieces!

I remember pretty much all of these shorts from those Saturday mornings, but a couple really stand out in my memory. Remember the cartoon classic What’s Opera, Doc? parodying Wagner’s operas? Who can forget Elmer Fudd dressed as Siegfried belting out those stirring lines, “Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!” Considered by many to be one of the best Warner Brother’s cartoons ever made, it was voted #1 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons. After rewatching it as an adult, I understand why.

One Froggy Evening starring Michigan J. Frog in his top hat and cane is #5 on that same list. This talented (and slightly sadistic) frog will only sing and dance for the hapless construction worker who discovers him in a box in a demolished building. The poor sap desperately tries to get someone to believe him, but no dice. This is one of my favourites – I’m pretty sure this cartoon was my first exposure to ragtime music.

“Hello! ma baby, Hello! Ma honey, Hello! ma ragtime gal.
Send me a kiss by wire, baby my heart’s on fire!
If you refuse me, Honey, you’ll lose me, then you’ll be left alone;
Oh baby, telephone and tell me I’m your own.”

And I had to share this sneak peak from the Rabbit of Seville, also on this DVD (and #12 on the list of 50 Greatest Cartoons).

This is a fantastic collection for fans of any age! Buy yours at Amazon.

The Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces DVD features the following episodes:

Corny Concerto
Rabbit of Seville
One Froggy Evening
Rhapsody Rabbit
What’s Opera, Doc?
Hillbilly Hare
Pizzicato Pussycat
Nelly’s Folly
I Love to Singa
Page Miss Glory
Katnip Kollege
High Note
Pigs in a Polka
Three Little Bops
Rhapsody in Rivets
Back Alley Oproar
Holiday Shoestrings
Lights Fantastic
 

Special features include:

  • It Hopped One Night: The Story Behind One Froggy Evening
  • Wagnerian Wabbit: The Making of What’s Opera, Doc?
  • Merrie Melodies: Carl Stalling and Cartoon Music
  • Sing-a-Song of Looney Tunes

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  • Awesome! My kids love Looney Tunes and I love that they love it because I love watching the cartoons with them. That’s a whole lot of love 😛

  • OMG!! I am going to have to get this, this was an every Sunday before Walt Disney, this brings back lots of memories, and the Looney Tunes will always be the best!!!