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Due to the success of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection, Hanna Barbera's All-Star Collection Walter Lantz Cartoon Collection, Harveytoon Pals Collection, and Popeye DVD series, Warner Home Video issued a 4-DVD set on February 12, showcasing the various animation properties that they own including their home-grown product Looney Tunes. Other animation properties represented on this set were Tom and Jerry, Droopy, Barney Bear and other classic MGM cartoons as well as entries from Hanna Barbera's Yogi Bear and Snagglepuss (from The Yogi Bear Show), Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker, Harvey Comics Characters (like Baby Huey, Herman and Katnip, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Little Audrey) and Max Fleischer's Popeye and Superman series (both originally released by Paramount Pictures). All cartoons selected for this release were nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film, with the exception of the film So Much for So Little which won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. A total of 57 cartoons (completely uncut and unedited) were chosen for this set, 19 of them being winners. Many of the Looney Tunes shorts featured on this collection have also been released on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD sets, but this set also includes a handful of cartoons that have not been released on these Golden Collections. The cartoons A Wild Hare and Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt which were previously reissued as Blue Ribbons have their full original titles restored. The cartoon From A to Z-Z-Z-Z previously released as a Blue Ribbon, but retaining its full slate of credits was also presented on this set in its original format. All the Tom and Jerry shorts have been previously released on the Spotlight Collections, but most of them are presented here in remastered versions (the copies sourced for Mouse Trouble and Quiet Please! were old worn-out TV transfers). Touché, Pussy Cat!, Busy Buddies, Good Will to Men, Scat Cats, One Droopy Knight and The Vanishing Duck are presented in their original Cinemascope aspect ratios. To this day, this is Warner's only DVD release of classic animation to feature a variety of different cartoon studios. Aside from this 4-DVD set aimed towards collectors, Warner also released a single DVD of just the 19 winners.

Disc 1

All 19 cartoons on this disc won Academy Awards

# Title Studio Star(s) Year Director(s)
1 The Milky Way MGM 1940 Rudolf Ising
2 The Yankee Doodle Mouse MGM Tom and Jerry 1943 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
3 The Barber of Seville Walter Lantz Productions Woody Woodpecker 1944 James Culhane
4 Mouse Trouble MGM Tom and Jerry 1944 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
5 Quiet Please! MGM Tom and Jerry 1945 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
6 The Cat Concerto MGM Tom and Jerry 1946 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
7 Tweetie Pie Warner Bros. Sylvester, Tweety 1947 Friz Freleng
8 The Little Orphan MGM Tom and Jerry 1948 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
9 For Scent-imental Reasons Warner Bros. Pepe Le Pew, Penelope Pussycat 1949 Chuck Jones
10 So Much for So Little Warner Bros. 1949 Chuck Jones
11 The Two Mouseketeers MGM Tom and Jerry, Nibbles 1951 William Hanna

Joseph Barbera

12 Johann Mouse MGM Tom and Jerry 1953 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
13 Popeye, The Ace of Space Famous Studios Popeye 1953 Seymour Kneitel
14 Boo Moon Harvey Films Casper the Friendly Ghost 1954 Seymour Kneitel
15 The Seapreme Court Harvey Films Little Audrey 1954 Seymour Kneitel
16 Speedy Gonzales Warner Bros. Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester 1955 Friz Freleng
17 Birds Anonymous Warner Bros. Sylvester, Tweety 1957 Friz Freleng
18 Knighty Knight Bugs Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny Yosemite Sam 1958 Friz Freleng
19 The Dot and the Line MGM 1965 Chuck Jones

Special Features

Audio Bonuses

  • Music-only tracks
    • The Seapreme Court
    • Speedy Gonzales
    • The Dot and the Line
  • Audio Commentaries
    • Mark Kausler on Quiet Please!
    • Eric Goldberg on The Cat Concerto and The Dot and the Line
    • Greg Ford on For Scent-imental Reasons
    • Jerry Beck on So Much for So Little

Disc 2

All 21 cartoons on this disc were nominated for Academy Awards, but did not win

# Title Studio Star(s) Year Director(s)
1 Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor Fleischer Studios

Paramount Pictures

Popeye, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto 1936 Dave Fleischer
2 Peace on Earth MGM 1939 Hugh Harman
3 A Wild Hare Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1940 Tex Avery
4 Puss Gets the Boot MGM Tom and Jerry 1940 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
5 Superman Fleischer

Paramount

Superman, Lois 1941 Dave Fleischer
6 Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny, Hiawatha 1941 Friz Freleng
7 Rhapsody in Rivets Warner Bros. 1941 Friz Freleng
8 The Night Before Christmas MGM Tom and Jerry 1941 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
9 Blitz Wolf MGM 1942 Tex Avery
10 The Hollywood Matador Walter Lantz Productions Woody Woodpecker 1942 Alex Lovy and Walter Lantz
11 Pigs in a Polka Warner Bros. 1943 Friz Freleng
12 Red Hot Riding Hood Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer The Wolf, Red, Grandma 1943 Tex Avery
13 Swooner Crooner Warner Bros. Porky Pig 1944 Frank Tashlin
14 The Friendly Ghost Famous Studios Casper the Friendly Ghost 1945 Isadore Sparber
15 For Better or Nurse Famous Studios Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto 1946 Isadore Sparber
16 Walky Talky Hawky Warner Bros. Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg 1946 Robert McKimson
17 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse MGM Tom and Jerry 1947 William Hanna

Joseph Barbera

18 The Stupidstitious Cat Famous Studios
Harvey Films
Buzzy the Crow 1947 Seymour Kneitel
19 The Enchanted Square Famous Studios Raggedy Ann 1947 Seymour Kneitel
20 Santa's Surprise Famous Studios Little Audrey 1947 Seymour Kneitel
21 Mouse Wreckers Warner Bros. Hubie and Bertie, Claude Cat, Hetor 1949 Chuck Jones

Special Features

Audio Bonuses

Audio Commentaries

  • Jerry Beck, Leslie Carbaga, Ray Pointer and Bob Jacques on Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
  • Greg Ford on Peace on Earth and A Wild Hare
  • Mark Kausler on Puss Gets the Boot
  • Paul Dini on Superman
  • Eric Goldberg on Blitz Wolf
  • Jerry Beck on Walky Talky Hawky

Disc 3

All 17 cartoons on this disc were nominated for Academy Awards, but did not win

# Title Studio Star(s) Year Director(s)
1 The Land of the Lost Famous Studios Billy, Isabel, Red Lantern 1948 Izzy Sparber
2 Señor Droopy MGM Droopy 1949 Tex Avery
3 Fast and Furry-ous Warner Bros. Wile E. Coyote, The Road Runner 1949 Chuck Jones
4 Hatch Up Your Troubles MGM Tom and Jerry 1949 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
5 The Scarlet Pumpernickel Warner Bros. Daffy Duck, Melissa Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd(cameo), Henery Hawk(cameo) 1950 Chuck Jones
6 Tarts and Flowers Famous Studios
Harvey Films
Little Audrey, Gingerbread Man, Angel Cake 1950 Bill Tytla
7 Casper's Spree Under the Sea Harvey Films Casper the Friendly Ghost, Goldie the Goldfish 1950 Bill Tytla
8 Jerry's Cousin MGM Tom and Jerry, Muscle Mouse, Butch(cameo), Lighting(cameo) 1951 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
9 Little Johnny Jet MGM 1953 Tex Avery
10 Popeye's Pappy Famous Studios Popeye, Poopdeck Pappy 1953 Isadore Sparber
11 Heir Bear MGM Barney Bear 1953 Dick Lundy
12 Touché, Pussy Cat! MGM Tom and Jerry, Tuffy 1954 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
13 From A to Z-Z-Z-Z Warner Bros. Ralph Phillips 1954 Chuck Jones
14 The Flea Circus MGM François Le Clown, Fifi Le Flea 1954 Tex Avery
15 Sandy Claws Warner Bros. Sylvester, Tweety, Granny 1955 Friz Freleng
16 Good Will to Men MGM 1955 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
17 Rabbit Punch Harvey Films Tommy Tortoise, Moe Hare 1955 Dave Tendlar

Special Features

Audio Bonuses

    • The Scarlet Pumpernickel
    • Tarts and Flowers
    • Little Johnny Jet
    • Touche, Pussy Cat!
  • Vocal Chorus section isolated audio track
    • Good Will to Men
  • Audio Commentaries
    • Amid Amidi on From A to Z-Z-Z-Z

Disc 4

All 19 cartoons on this disc were nominated for Academy Awards, but did not win

# Title Studio Star(s) Year Director(s)
1 Hare Brush Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1955 I. Freleng
2 Little Audrey Riding Hood Harvey Films Little Audrey 1955 Seymour Kneitel
3 Busy Buddies MGM Tom and Jerry, Jeannie, The Baby 1955 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
4 One Froggy Evening Warner Bros. Michigan J. Frog 1955 Chuck Jones
5 A Bicep Built for Two Harvey Films Herman and Katnip 1955 Seymour Kneitel
6 Spooking About Africa Harvey Films Casper the Friendly Ghost, Wheezy the Elephant 1956 Seymour Kneitel
7 Lion in the Roar Harvey Films Louie the Lion 1956 Seymour Kneitel
8 Tabasco Road Warner Bros. Speedy Gonzales 1957 Robert McKimson
9 One Droopy Knight MGM Droopy, Butch Bulldog 1957 Michael Lah
10 Pest Pupil Harvey Films Baby Huey 1957 Dave Tendlar
11 Scat Cats MGM Spike and Tyke, Butch, Lightning, Topsy, Meathead 1957 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
12 The Vanishing Duck MGM Tom and Jerry, Quacker 1958 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
13 Dawg Gawn Harvey Films Little Audrey, Pal 1958 Seymour Kneitel
14 Yogi Bear's Big Break Hanna-Barbera Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo, The Ranger 1958 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
15 High Note Warner Bros. 1960 Chuck Jones
16 Nelly's Folly Warner Bros. 1961 Chuck Jones
17 Prince Violent Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1961 Friz Freleng
18 The Roaring Lion Hanna-Barbera Snagglepuss 1961 William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
19 Now Hear This Warner Bros. 1963 Chuck Jones

Special Features

Audio Bonuses

    • Tabasco Road
    • One Droopy Knight
    • Prince Violent
  • Audio Commentaries
    • Amid Amidi on Now Hear This

Documentary

  • Drawn for Glory: Animation's Triumph at the Oscars

Bonus Short

  • Bugs Bunny in What's Cookin' Doc?

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