The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

Genre(s): Animation / Comedy
Warner Brothers || NR - 80 minutes - $14.98 || April 28, 2009
Reviewer: Brian Oliver || Posted On: 2009-05-13


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: Friz Freleng
Writer(s): NA
Cast: NA


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • 3 Bonus Cartoons


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Full Frame (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Mono), French (Dolby Mono), Portuguese (Dolby Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese

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.::THE FILM::.

Synopsis: In this movie matchup of two greats, Bugs Bunny does what he does best — outsmart Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, knucklehead knights and goofy gangsters — as Freleng does what he does what he does best: making irresistibly funny cartoons. Academy Award winners ‘Birds Anonymous’ and ‘Knightly Knight Bugs’ and other vintage shorts blend with new sequences in three delightful acts costarring Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Pepe Le Pew and Foghorn Leghorn. The finale is award-worthy itself, as the cartoon world pays zany homage to its own and a classic rabbit-vs-duck rivalry is sparked, it’s a sure bet who comes out on top.

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie is just a feature length (80-minutes) compilation of other cartoons cut together almost haphazardly. I enjoyed these cartoons for what they are but I’m not sure if I’d ever watch this “movie” again and instead pull out the “Golden Collection” and watch those cartoon shorts. However, if you have kids and have 80-minutes to kill, there’s no harm as they get to see some classic cartoons in one sitting.

I’ll admit that I’m not an expert on Warner (or Disney) cartoons but I do understand from a historical perspective, animator/producer/director Friz Freleng was (and is) a staple in the world of animation creating or developing several classic characters like Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam and the rest of the Warner Animated crew. The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie would be the first of three compilation movies followed by Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales and Daffy Duck’s Movie: Fantastic Island in 1982 and 83 respectively.

There’s nothing wrong with this movie compilation and if you’re a fan of Freleng’s work or just with specific characters, you might want to give this release a try. With a low SRP ($14.98), you should be able to find it somewhat cheap down the road.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

The only bonuses are 3 cartoons: ‘Box-Office Bunny’, ‘From Hare to Eternity’ and ‘Pullet Surprise’.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

The “movie” is presented in its original full frame (1.33) presentation and looks decent enough given some of the cartoons are over 25 years old now. Not sure if they’ve been remastered or not as the back of the DVD case does not mention it. The only audio options provided are mono tracks in English, French and Portuguese.



.::OVERALL::.

The Looney, Looney..., well, you know, is a nice compilation of Warner cartoons but I probably get out the “Golden Collection” DVDs rather than watch this again. Like I said, if you do have kids, they’ll probably enjoy it and you can have 80-minutes to get other things done in the meantime (of course, nothing wrong with watching it with them either).