Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6

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Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6
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DVD-cover
Directed by Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Rudolf Ising, Hugh Harman, Bob Clampett, Norman McCabe, Earl Duvall, Jack King, Tex Avery, Abe Levitow, Alex Lovy, Maurice Noble, Tom Palmer
Produced by Leon Schlesinger, Eddie Selzer, John W. Burton, David H. DePatie, William L. Hendricks, Paul Stookey
Starring Bugs Bunny, Bosko, Sylvester, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Buddy, Mel Blanc (voice), Tommy Bond, Bernice Hansen, The Varsity Three, Paul Stookey, Dave Dixon, Arthur Q. Bryan
Music by Carl W. Stalling, Milt Franklyn, William Lava, Paul Stookey
Edited by Treg Brown, Hal Geer
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date(s) October 21, 2008 (United States)
Country United States
Language English

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 6 is a four-disc DVD box set collection of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Following the pattern of one release each year of the previous volumes, it was released on October 21, 2008.[1]

Warner Home Video had announced that this will be the final release in the Golden Collection series.[2] Succeeding the Golden Collection series would be the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection series on Blu-ray, which had its first release in November 2011. On July 3, 2012, a two-disc DVD version of Volume 1 of the Platinum Collection was released.[3]

Fifteen of the non-bonus cartoons (1/4 of all the non-bonus cartoons in total) featured in this set are in the public domain - more than any previous set. Cartoons on public domain tapes tended to be of poor quality, but these 15 cartoons have been restored for this particular release.

Like volumes 3, 4, and 5, volume 6 has a warning before each disk about the shorts containing content that some viewers would not consider to be "politically correct" by today's standards (but will be shown uncut for historical reasons). However, the warning on volume six states that the cartoon collection "is intended for adult collector and is not suitable for children" (as opposed to the "may not be suitable for children" warning on volumes 3-5) due to the collection's inclusion of World War II-era cartoons (most of which contain Nazi imagery and allusions to Adolf Hitler) and cartoons that contain racial/ethnic stereotypes and, in the case of Robert McKimson's "Wild Wife," sexism.

This set was originally only released in North America due to poor sales of previous volumes in other territories. However, the discs in this volume were not region encoded, making it easy for collectors outside of North America to import and play this set. The set was released in the UK on 12 September 2011.[4]

Disc 1: Looney Tunes All-Stars[edit]

# Title Characters Director Year Series
1 Hare Trigger Bugs, Sam Friz Freleng 1945 MM
2 To Duck or Not To Duck** Daffy, Elmer Chuck Jones 1943 LT
3 Birth of a Notion Daffy Robert McKimson 1947 LT
4 My Little Duckaroo Daffy, Nasty Canasta, Porky Chuck Jones 1954 MM
5 Crowing Pains* ** Barnyard, Foghorn, Henery, Sylvester Robert McKimson 1947 LT
6 Raw! Raw! Rooster! Foghorn Robert McKimson 1956 LT
7 Heaven Scent Pepé, Penelope Chuck Jones 1956 MM
8 My Favorite Duck Daffy, Porky Chuck Jones 1942 LT
9 Jumpin' Jupiter Porky, Sylvester Chuck Jones 1955 MM
10 Satan's Waitin' Sylvester, Tweety Friz Freleng 1954 LT
11 Hook, Line and Stinker Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner Chuck Jones 1958 LT
12 Bear Feat The Three Bears Chuck Jones 1949 LT
13 Dog Gone South* Charlie, Colonel Shuffle Chuck Jones 1950 MM
14 Ham in a Role, A* Goofy Gophers Robert McKimson 1949 LT
15 Often an Orphan Charlie, Porky Chuck Jones 1949 MM

(*) - Original opening and closing sequences and title cards are restored for this release.
(**): Public domain cartoon.

Special features[edit]

Bonus cartoons[edit]

Title Characters Director Year Series
Sniffles Takes a Trip* Sniffles Chuck Jones 1940 MM
Hippety Hopper Hippety Hopper, Sylvester Robert McKimson 1949 MM
Rabbit Rampage** Bugs, Elmer Chuck Jones 1955 LT
Boyhood Daze** Ralph Phillips Chuck Jones 1957 MM

(*) - Dubbed 1995 version
(**) - Restored

Commentaries[edit]

Music-only tracks[edit]

Television specials[edit]

Original title restorations[edit]

Crowing Pains has its original titles restored, the only creditless Blue Ribbon with such treatment on this set.[5] Also, Dog Gone South and A Ham in a Role have their opening ring titles restored, replacing the Blue Ribbon re-issue title cards in the 1950s.

Disc 2: Patriotic Pals[edit]

# Title Characters Director Year Series
1 Herr Meets Hare Bugs Friz Freleng 1945 MM
2 Russian Rhapsody Bob Clampett 1944 MM
3 Daffy - The Commando* Daffy Friz Freleng 1943 LT
4 Bosko the Doughboy* Bosko Hugh Harman 1931 LT
5 Rookie Revue* Friz Freleng 1941 MM
6 Draft Horse, The Chuck Jones 1942 MM
7 Wacky Blackout Bob Clampett 1942 LT
8 Ducktators, The* Norman McCabe 1942 LT
9 Weakly Reporter, The Chuck Jones 1944 MM
10 Fifth-Column Mouse, The* Friz Freleng 1943 MM
11 Meet John Doughboy* Porky Bob Clampett 1941 LT
12 Hollywood Canine Canteen Robert McKimson 1946 MM
13 By Word of Mouse Sylvester Friz Freleng 1954 LT
14 Heir-Conditioned Elmer, Sylvester, Tweety (cameo) Friz Freleng 1955 LT
15 Yankee Dood It Elmer, Sylvester Friz Freleng 1956 MM

(*): Public domain cartoon.

Special features[edit]

Bonus cartoons[edit]

Title Characters Director Year Series
Fighting 69½th, The Friz Freleng 1941 MM
Hop and Go* Norman McCabe 1943 LT
Confusions of a Nutzy Spy* Porky Norman McCabe 1943 LT

Friz Freleng at MGM[edit]

Commentaries[edit]

Music Only Track[edit]

Disc 3: Bosko, Buddy and Merrie Melodies[edit]

All cartoons on this disc are in black-and-white.

# Title Characters Director Year Series
1 Congo Jazz* Bosko Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising 1930 LT
2 Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!* Foxy Rudolf Ising 1931 MM
3 Booze Hangs High, The* Bosko Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising 1930 LT
4 One More Time* Foxy Rudolf Ising 1931 MM
5 Bosko's Picture Show Bosko Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng 1933 LT
6 You Don't Know What You're Doin'!* Piggy Rudolf Ising 1931 MM
7 We're In The Money* Rudolf Ising 1933 MM
8 Ride Him, Bosko! Bosko Hugh Harman 1932 LT
9 Shuffle Off To Buffalo Rudolf Ising and Friz Freleng 1933 MM
10 Bosko In Person Bosko Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng 1933 LT
11 Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, The Rudolf Ising 1933 MM
12 Buddy's Day Out Buddy Tom Palmer 1933 LT
13 Buddy's Beer Garden Buddy Earl Duvall 1933 LT
14 Buddy's Circus Buddy Jack King 1934 LT
15 A Cartoonist's Nightmare Beans Jack King 1935 LT

(*): Public domain cartoon.

Special features[edit]

Bonus cartoons[edit]

All bonus cartoons on this disc are one-shots and are in the Merrie Melodies series.
Title Director Year
I Love a Parade Rudolf Ising 1932
I Like Mountain Music Rudolf Ising 1933
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence Earl Duvall 1933
How Do I Know It's Sunday? Friz Freleng 1934

Commentaries[edit]

The World of Leon Schlesinger[edit]

Disc 4: Most Requested Assorted Nuts and One-Shots[edit]

All cartoons on this disc, including bonus cartoons, are one-shots.
# Title Director Year Series
1 Horton Hatches the Egg Bob Clampett 1942 MM
2 Lights Fantastic Friz Freleng 1942 MM
3 Fresh Airedale*** Chuck Jones 1945 MM
4 Chow Hound Chuck Jones 1951 MM
5 Oily American, The Robert McKimson 1954 MM
6 It's Hummer Time* Robert McKimson 1950 LT
7 Rocket-bye Baby Chuck Jones 1956 MM
8 Goo Goo Goliath Friz Freleng 1954 MM
9 Wild Wife Robert McKimson 1954 MM
10 Much Ado About Nutting Chuck Jones 1953 MM
11 Hole Idea, The Robert McKimson 1955 LT
12 Now Hear This Chuck Jones 1963 LT
13 Martian Through Georgia Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble, and Abe Levitow 1962 LT
14 Page Miss Glory** Tex Avery - uncredited 1936 MM
15 Norman Normal Alex Lovy 1968 CS

(*) - Original opening and closing sequences and title cards are restored for this release.
(**): Public domain cartoon.
(***): Original ending title card has been restored for this release.

Special Features[edit]

Bonus cartoons[edit]

All bonus cartoons on this disc are in the post-1948 package, and like the main shorts they are all one-shots.
Title Director Year Series
Sleepy Time Possum Robert McKimson 1951 MM
Punch Trunk Chuck Jones 1953 LT
Wild Wild World Robert McKimson 1960 MM
Bartholomew versus the Wheel* Robert McKimson 1964 MM

(*) - Restored

Commentaries[edit]

Alternate audio programs[edit]

Bonus documentary[edit]

Ring restorations[edit]

It's Hummer Time has its original opening rings restored, replacing the Blue Ribbon opening which had been seen for years.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

See also[edit]