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The Looney Tunes Golden Collection

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection

Fall 2004 DVD
Ages: 12 & Up
DVD Price: $64.92
Review:
The Looney Tunes Golden Collection is aptly named. This spectacular collection of classic Warner Bros. cartoons is solid gold, not just because of the brilliant animated shorts but because of the plethora of commentaries, historical documentaries on the minds behind the madness, and the "lost" cartoons burned into the four-disc set. Parents will revel in the clever dialogue, visual ingenuity, and background provided by commentators like voice actor Stan Freberg and filmmaker Greg Ford. Kids will have a blast with this timeless gathering of smart aleck, dastardly, and crazy characters. The discs are smartly organized into The Best of Bugs Bunny, Best of Daffy and Porky, and two discs of Looney Tunes All-Stars (featuring Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn, and Tweety, among many others). One caveat about violence. Looney Tunes certainly bend reality with exploding duck faces (poor Daffy) and disastrous falls (the deserving Coyote). Though many kids may know the difference between cartoon mayhem and reality, others may be disturbed or even encouraged to bop their siblings or friends Looney Tunes style. In any case, it may be best to view these cartoons with your kids (if only for the fun of it) and hold off from screening them until they are of a reasonable age. Overall, this is a true treasure of imagination worth having in your DVD library.
Gregory Keer   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Gregory Keer is a writer, teacher, and father of three boys. Gregg's web site is www.familymanonline.com


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