There is no denying that the Looney Tunes are easily one of the most recognized animated characters of all time. They have spawned a wide variety of movies, series, and specials that have taken on a broad range of directions and visual styles, while always keeping the core of the characters intact. One aspect that has been really popular through its run are the musicals. Now Warner Brothers Home Entertainment is bringing those popular episodes together in one collection with the Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces DVD.
In this collection 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, and Rhapsody in Rivets. What makes this collection so awesome is that while it obviously showcases the Looney Tunes everyone knows and loves, it focuses even more on those classic obscure cartoons that have become iconic. Warner Brothers deserve major props for not editing down these cartoons from their original content as a lot of the situations would not fly in cartoons today. There is reference to beer, a shooting, and smoking that was a normal staple of cartoons of the time and a prime example to how these cartoons never influenced anything other than humor. Every one of these episodes live up to the title of musical masterpiece as you cannot help but find yourself tapping your feet along with the famed tunes. There are so many great episodes in this collection that you could go on for hours, but the best has to be the famed, but rarely shown these days I Love to Singa that features a little owl singing that song over and over. This episode had that song stuck in every kids head back then and after one time watching it has had the same effect, but thankfully there are so many other great songs here that it helps to even out the musical insanity.
Whether you are a fan of the Looney Tunes of old or not this collection of the Merrie Melodies is so much more and too much fun to pass up. This collection features not only 18 musical masterpieces, but also a few special features that take you deeper behind the animation and music. Throw on your tux and hit the stage to get your copy of Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces when it hits DVD on May 26th.