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November 27, 2008 9:13 PM   Subscribe

Some forty-three classic Warner Brothers cartoons. (Sorry, no index page.)
posted by cthuljew (18 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great find, surprisingly high quality video, and simple URLs - this can't last long.
posted by yiftach at 9:28 PM on November 27, 2008


I think the most impressive part about this is that you could think of a phrase that had exactly 43 letters.
posted by Deflagro at 9:35 PM on November 27, 2008 [3 favorites]


In other news, in the face of dwindling sales the just-released sixth volume of Warner Home Video's Looney Tunes Golden Collection is expected to be the last.

I implore you, folks. Don't just watch these for free on pirate sites. Go out and buy the damned DVDs to encourage continued restoration and release efforts on DVD and Blu-ray. (I bought a few 720p Looney Tunes titles via the Xbox Marketplace, and they look good!)

That goes for Monty Python, too. The boxed set is pretty cheap, especially if you shop around. (I got mine from Costco last year for something like $35.)
posted by Joey Bagels at 9:45 PM on November 27, 2008


In other news, in the face of dwindling sales the just-released sixth volume of Warner Home Video's Looney Tunes Golden Collection is expected to be the last.

Source? Because I've read otherwise:

1. Calm down everyone! It is NOT the last Looney Tunes DVD release from Warner Home Video. In fact, we have huge plans for 2009 (and beyond) Looney Tunes DVD releases. I'm not allowed to say any more at this time. I wish I could. Rest assured, a lot of good stuff is planned beyond this.

2. According to Jerry Beck, consulting producer to the Golden Collection series, Warner Home Video will continue to release Looney Tunes cartoons on DVD in 2009 and beyond, presumably as a different series.

Which doesn't mean it's not a good idea to support folks who actually restore and release this stuff in nice editions. But it doesn't seem that the existence of sketchy pirate versions like the ones in this post is actually killing off Warner Bros' plans to release more.
posted by mediareport at 9:58 PM on November 27, 2008


OK, I jumped the gun. If Jerry Beck says there are "huge plans" starting next year, that's good enough for me. Hopefully it will include Blu-ray releases, because I bought some of these titles on VHS, on laserdisc, and on DVD, and if I have to rebuy them I'd at least prefer it to be on a superior format!

If Warner is looking to reboot rather than discontinue the releases, I'm expecting to be purchasing some of the same titles all over again on new collections that include a few previously unavailable cartoons as bait. And so it goes.
posted by Joey Bagels at 10:14 PM on November 27, 2008


I implore you, folks. Don't just watch these for free on pirate sites.

I agree 100%. Animation in a 400X320 window? That's why torrents were invented.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:15 PM on November 27, 2008


Very nice. Now tell me where the classic Tex Avery stuff is hiding and we can be best friends. :-P
posted by arishaun at 11:39 PM on November 27, 2008


arishaun: Go watch the Superman cartoons in my last post and spot complaining. :D
posted by cthuljew at 11:45 PM on November 27, 2008


Do they know about this in Somalia?
posted by pracowity at 2:01 AM on November 28, 2008


Is it just me or does Porky Pig have a nudie picture hanging by his door in Awful Orphan? You can see it fairly well at 2:43 or so.
posted by robtf3 at 2:19 AM on November 28, 2008


Original listing relinked directly to .swf files (depending on your setup this may display them at full browser window size, quality doesn't seem too bad):

Some forty-three classic Warner Brothers cartoons

Good find cthuljew.
posted by mandal at 4:35 AM on November 28, 2008 [5 favorites]


If Warner Home Video wants me to buy more of their Looney Tunes Golden Collection (I've got two), they'd better develop a simpler, more direct menu page, a less noisy intro to the menus, and get Whoopi Goldberg the hell out of there. Why do I have to see Whoopi Goldberg's ugly face every time I want to watch a Loony Tunes cartoon? Keep it simple, Warner Brothers. Keep it clean. Make it easy for me to slip in a DVD and watch a cartoon. Right now, it's just too damn much trouble.
posted by Faze at 4:53 AM on November 28, 2008


That is epic. Thanks so much.
posted by Phire at 5:20 AM on November 28, 2008


There goes a good chunk of my day. Considerations of piracy, etc., notwithstanding, what a delight!
posted by adgnyc at 8:40 AM on November 28, 2008


  • "Elmer's Candid Camera" (Jones, 1940)
  • "Bugs Bunny & the Three Bears" (Jones, 1954)
  • "Fast and Furry-ous" (Jones, 1949)
  • "Hair-Raising Hare" (Jones, 1946)
  • "Awful Orphan" (Jones, 1949)
  • "Haredevil Hare" (Jones, 1948)
  • "For Scent-imental Reasons" (Jones, 1949)
  • "Frigid Hare" (Jones, 1949)
  • "The Hypo-chondr-cat" (Jones, 1950)
  • "Baton Bunny" (Jones/Levitow, 1949)
  • "Feed the Kitty" (Jones, 1951)
  • "Don't Give Up the Sheep" (Jones, 1953)
  • "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid" (Clampett, 1942)
  • "Tortoise Wins By a Hare" (Clampett, 1943)
  • "Canary Row" (Freleng, 1950)
  • "Bunker Hill Bunny" (Freleng, 1950)
  • "Kit for Cat" (Freleng, 1948)
  • "Putty Tat Trouble" (Freleng, 1951)
  • "Bugs and Thugs" (Freleng, 1954)
  • "Canned Feud" (Freleng, 1951)
  • "Lumber Jerks" (Freleng, 1955)
  • "Speedy Gonzales" (Freleng, 1955)
  • "Tweety's S.O.S." (Freleng, 1951)
  • "The Foghorn Leghorn" (McKimson, 1948)
  • "Daffy Duck Hunt" (McKimson, 1949)
  • "Early to Bet" (McKimson, 1951)
  • "A Broken Leghorn" (McKimson, 1959)
  • "Devil May Hare" (McKimson, 1954)
  • "Bad Ol' Putty Tat" (Freleng, 1949)
  • "All A Bir-r-r-d" (Freleng, 1950)
  • "Room and Bird" (Freleng, 1950)
  • "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" (Freleng, 1950)
  • "Gift Wrapped" (Freleng, 1952)
  • "Ain't She Tweet" (Freleng, 1951)
  • "A Bird in a Guilty Cage" (Freleng, 1952)
  • "Snow Business" (Freleng, 1951)
  • "Tweety Pie" (Freleng, 1946)
  • "Kitty Cornered" (Clampett, 1946)
  • "Baby Bottleneck" (Clampett, 1946)
  • "Old Glory" (Jones, 1939)
  • "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery" (Clampett, 1946)
  • "Duck Soup to Nuts" (Freling, 1944)
  • "Porky in Wackyland" (Clampett, 1938)

  • posted by coachfortner at 10:17 AM on November 28, 2008 [11 favorites]


    I have often wondered if the Roadrunner vs. Coyote cartoons aren't partially to blame for much of our current situation in America. Before you grab the butterfly net, allow me to explain: Here you have the Coyote ... hardworking, smart, motivated, even ambitious. And yet all of his efforts are doomed to fail against the Roadrunner, who zips about pointlessly and always seems to succeed because he (she?) just believes that you can walk through solid rock. Purchases from an American supplier, ACME, so often go awry. Even the laws of physics seem to abandon the Coyote.

    Hour after hour teaching kids that all of their efforts will go to waste, that engineering is dangerously defective, that science can always be trumped by "just believing hard enough," and that the completely flaky will get by.

    Gruesome, isn't it?
    posted by adipocere at 10:28 AM on November 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


    See also
    posted by DU at 2:50 PM on November 28, 2008


    "Lumber Jerks" (Freleng, 1955) - "Hollywood's first openly gay gophers try to retrieve their tree of a home."

    Nice one, coachfortner. Nice one.
    posted by jabberjaw at 7:08 PM on November 28, 2008


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