Not long ago, we posted the news of Warner Home Video’s “Best of Warner Bros: Hanna-Barbera 25 Cartoon Collection” DVD set, as part of the 90th Anniversary celebration of Warner Bros. Read about that HERE.
As expected, per THIS ITEM, WHV is naturally following that up with a “Best of Warner Bros: Looney Tunes 50 Cartoon Collection”, to be released on June 25, 2013.
Only difference is, the Hanna-Barbera set features quite a bit of “First Time on DVD” material, and the Looney Tunes set does not.
Now, this makes sense in that any such “anniversary collection” SHOULD offer the most famous and/or most popular entries in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies catalog.
But, unless I’ve overlooked something, every one of these (as listed in the item I’ve linked-to above) has already appeared on DVD at least once. …And, given the duplication over the “Golden, Spotlight, and Platinum Collections”, perhaps two or even three times.
Maybe if all of this were framed or accompanied by some sort of “All-Encompassing History of Looney Tunes” feature, it might make such a purchase worthwhile to those of us who have devotedly snapped up all of the previous releases… but, noooo. Nothing is listed, anyway.
In a rare moment of editorializing from the good folks at tvshowsondvd.com, even THEY say the following:
“Yes, that is a lot of previously-available-on-DVD material. ”
So, unlike the Hanna-Barbera set, which I am eagerly awaiting, I intend to pass on this one. However, anyone desiring a prime sampler of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (to me, the best series of cartoons ever produced), here it is.