Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4

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Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4
Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 4.jpg
DVD-cover
Directed by Robert McKimson, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, Arthur Davis, Hawley Pratt
Produced by Leon Schlesinger, Eddie Selzer, John W. Burton, David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng
Starring Bugs Bunny, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Mel Blanc (voice), June Foray, Ralph James, Stan Freberg, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Kent Rogers, Robert C. Bruce, Tedd Pierce, Bernice Hansen, Marian Richman, Norman Nesbitt
Music by Bill Lava, Carl Stalling, Milt Franklyn
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release dates November 14, 2006 (United States)
Running time 414 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 4 is a Looney Tunes collection on DVD. Following the pattern of one release each year of the previous volumes, it was released on November 14, 2006.[1] It is the first Looney Tunes DVD set to feature some cartoons using the modern 1960s Looney Tunes opening and closing sequences.

This Looney Tunes collection is the first one where every disc in the collection has a special theme. Disc one is all Bugs Bunny. Disc two is devoted to cartoons directed by Frank Tashlin. Disc three is all Speedy Gonzales cartoons. Disc four features feline characters, including the well-known Sylvester plus the lesser known Conrad the Cat and Claude Cat among others.[2] Previous Golden Collections included at least one All-Stars disc with no common theme.

Like Volume 3, this set also contains a warning about the politically incorrect humor and racial stereotypes in some of the cartoons, but instead of a special introductory speech, the warning was written on a simple title card that summarized the points made in Whoopi Goldberg's speech in the volume 3 set (how the cartoons may contain humor now seen as "politically incorrect," but will be shown as they were for historic reasons).[3]

The Region 2 version contains only 53 shorts; 11 on Disc 2, and 14 on each of the others. In Regions 2 and 4 Disc 1 was also packaged as Best of Bugs Bunny, Volume 4, Disc 2 as Best of Porky Pig, Volume 3, Disc 3 as Best of Speedy Gonzales, Volume 1 and Disc 4 as Looney Tunes All-Stars, Volume 5.

Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny Favorites[edit]

# Title Co-stars Year Director Series
1 Roman Legion-Hare Sam 1955 Friz Freleng LT
2 The Grey Hounded Hare 1949 Robert McKimson LT
3 Rabbit Hood 1949 Chuck Jones MM
4 Operation: Rabbit Wile E. 1952 Chuck Jones LT
5 Knight-mare Hare 1955 Chuck Jones MM
6 Southern Fried Rabbit** Sam 1953 Friz Freleng LT
7 Mississippi Hare* Colonel Shuffle 1949 Chuck Jones LT
8 Hurdy-Gurdy Hare 1950 Robert McKimson MM
9 Forward March Hare 1953 Chuck Jones LT
10 Sahara Hare Daffy, Sam 1955 Friz Freleng LT
11 Barbary Coast Bunny Nasty Canasta 1956 Chuck Jones LT
12 To Hare Is Human Wile E. 1956 Chuck Jones MM
13 8 Ball Bunny Playboy 1950 Chuck Jones LT
14 Knighty Knight Bugs Sam 1958 Friz Freleng LT
15 Rabbit Romeo Elmer 1957 Robert McKimson MM

(*): The original ending title sequence has been restored for this release, replacing the Blue Ribbon reissue titles.
(**): Not included in the region 2 release.

Special Features[edit]

Audio bonuses[edit]

Behind the Tunes[edit]

From the Vault[edit]

Disc 2 - A Dash of Tashlin[edit]

All cartoons on this disc are directed by Frank Tashlin.
# Title Characters Year Series
1 Case of the Stuttering Pig, The Porky 1937 LT
2 Little Pancho Vanilla 1938 MM
3 Little Beau Porky Porky 1936 LT
4 Now That Summer Is Gone 1938 MM
5 Porky in the North Woods Porky 1936 LT
6 You're an Education** 1938 MM
7 Porky's Railroad* Porky 1937 LT
8 Plane Daffy** Daffy 1944 LT
9 Porky the Fireman** Porky 1938 LT
10 Cracked Ice 1938 MM
11 Puss n' Booty 1943 LT
12 I Got Plenty Of Mutton 1944 LT
13 Booby Hatched 1944 LT
14 Porky's Poultry Plant Porky 1936 LT
15 The Stupid Cupid** Daffy, Elmer 1944 LT

(*): Public domain cartoon.
(**): Not included in the region 2 release.

Special Features[edit]

Audio Commentaries[edit]

From the Vault[edit]

Disc 3 - Speedy Gonzales in a Flash[edit]

All cartoons on this disc star Speedy Gonzales.
# Title Co-stars Year Director Series
1 Cat-Tails for Two 1953 Robert McKimson MM
2 Tabasco Road 1957 Robert McKimson LT
3 Tortilla Flaps 1958 Robert McKimson LT
4 Mexicali Shmoes 1959 Friz Freleng LT
5 Here Today, Gone Tamale* Sylvester 1959 Friz Freleng LT
6 West of the Pesos Sylvester 1960 Robert McKimson MM
7 Cannery Woe Sylvester 1961 Robert McKimson LT
8 Pied Piper of Guadalupe, The Sylvester 1961 Friz Freleng LT
9 Mexican Boarders Slowpoke, Sylvester 1962 Friz Freleng LT
10 Chili Weather Sylvester 1963 Friz Freleng MM
11 A Message to Gracias Sylvester 1964 Robert McKimson LT
12 Nuts and Volts Sylvester 1964 Friz Freleng LT
13 Pancho's Hideaway 1964 Friz Freleng LT
14 Wild Chase, The Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner 1965 Friz Freleng MM
15 A-Haunting We Will Go Daffy, Witch Hazel 1966 Robert McKimson LT

(*): Not included in the region 2 release.

Special Features[edit]

Audio bonuses[edit]

From the Vault[edit]

  • 90 Day Wondering (1956 Army reinlistment film by Chuck Jones)
  • Drafty, Isn’t It? (1957 Army recruitment film by Chuck Jones)

Others[edit]

  • Friz on Film (new 1-hour documentary)

Disc 4 - Kitty Korner[edit]

# Title Characters Year Director Series
1 The Night Watchman** 1938 Chuck Jones MM
2 Conrad the Sailor Conrad, Daffy 1942 Chuck Jones MM
3 The Sour Puss*** Porky 1940 Bob Clampett LT
4 The Aristo-Cat Claude, Hubie and Bertie 1943 Chuck Jones MM
5 Dough Ray Me-ow Louie and Heathcliff 1948 Arthur Davis MM
6 Pizzicato Pussycat 1955 Friz Freleng MM
7 Kiss Me Cat Marc and Pussyfoot 1953 Chuck Jones LT
8 Cat Feud Marc and Pussyfoot 1958 Chuck Jones MM
9 The Unexpected Pest Sylvester 1956 Robert McKimson MM
10 Go Fly a Kit Pussyfoot 1957 Chuck Jones LT
11 Kiddin’ The Kitten Dodsworth 1952 Robert McKimson MM
12 A Peck o' Trouble Dodsworth 1953 Robert McKimson LT
13 Mouse and Garden Sylvester 1960 Friz Freleng LT
14 Porky's Poor Fish Porky 1940 Bob Clampett LT
15 Swallow the Leader* 1949 Robert McKimson LT

(*): The original ending title sequence has been restored for this release, replacing the Blue Ribbon reissue titles.
(**): The original opening and ending title sequences have been restored for this release, replacing the Blue Ribbon reissue titles.
(***): Not included in the region 2 release.

Special Features[edit]

Audio bonuses[edit]

Behind the Tunes[edit]

  • One Hit Wonders
  • Sing-a-Song of Looney Tunes
  • The Art of the Gag
  • Wild Lines: The Art of Voice Acting
  • Looney Tunes: A Cast of Thousands

From the Vault[edit]

  • Porky’s Breakdowns (1939 joke reel with Porky swearing) [unavailable on UK release]
  • Sahara Hare Storyboard Reel
  • Porky’s Poor Fish Storyboard Reel

References[edit]

External links[edit]

See also[edit]