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#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:28:00 PM(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:30:21 PM(UTC)
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PORKY PIG 101 (1935-1943) New on DVD
Run Time 743:00
MONO - English
4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
99 CARTOONS in BLACK & WHITE plus 2 CARTOONS in COLOR
A 5 DISC DVD COLLECTION
Special Features: Commentaries on Select Shorts
That’s NOT all, folks! Warner Bros. first cartoon superstar, everyone’s favorite pantless porcine, Porky Pig, takes center stage. From his humble beginnings as the breakout star of a schoolhouse talent show in I Haven’t Got a Hat to his slimmer, slaphappy sidekick stage alongside Daffy Duck in Porky Pig’s Feat, across Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes, in two-strip Technicolor® and scintillating black and white, Porky’s ascent from rascally school gang member to superstar spokespig is fully on display in this 5-disc, 101-cartoon (plus some bonuses) collection. Presented in chronological order, with key commentaries by noted animation scholars and superfans on select shorts of significance, this tome contains all the ’toons you need to become a true professor of Porky Pig-ology.

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:38:01 PM(UTC)
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Just counted 'em, these should have to be ALL the black and white shorts with Porky plus "I Haven't got a Hat" and another one (maybe "Old Glory", my humble guess).
Can't wait to hear more from Jerry soon!

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:41:53 PM(UTC)
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Well, this was unexpected. Could other WB cartoon collections be on the drawing board?
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:21:30 PM(UTC)
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Yahoo! Yahoo! Yahoo! I know Jerry was hinting at a release for a while, but I still didn't see this coming!

The only question is what is the other color cartoon going to be? There were at least three color cartoons from the pre-1943 era, "Old Glory", "Yankee Doodle Daffy" and "My Favorite Duck".

EDIT: Probably "Old Glory", like Duck Dodgers said. The press release said that the two color cartoons were going to be Merrie Melodies.

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This is excellent news and I'm completely geeked about this! I have an Amazon gift card that I got for my anniversary that's been waiting for something worthwhile!

On a side note, we researchers have notice lately that Warners has gotten more diligent about asserting their copyright over online sources such as YouTube and our own Daily Motion channel. I'm wondering if this is the reason; that they are cracking down on online streaming sources in order to pave the way for more legitimate DVD or Blu Ray releases.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:54:06 AM(UTC)
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Factory-pressed/replicated discs folks!!!:

http://www.animationscoo...-pig-101-dvd-collection/
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#8 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:19:57 AM(UTC)
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YES! Finally a Looney Tunes DVD containing all of the black & white cartoons featuring Porky Pig all remastered and in their original black and white presentations! Just what I've been waiting for, the longest time! I can't wait to get this! :D

For those that remember when I mentioned on this forum that I wish WB would release the remaining black & white Looney Tunes on DVD, well my wish was half granted. But this does mean that there will not be that many of the remaining B&W LT cartoons that have yet to be remastered onto DVD and/or Blu Ray (mainly the Beans only cartoons, solo Daffy cartoons, and the 40's one-shot black and whites) which is good for WB on their restoration budget.

Here's the list of the non-Porky Pig B&W Looney Tunes that have yet to be released in remastered quality on DVD:
  1. The Phantom Ship (1936, Jack King) [beans]
  2. The Fire Alarm (1936, Jack King) [beans]
  3. The Haunted Mouse (1941, Tex Avery)
  4. Joe Glow, the Firefly (1941, Chuck Jones)
  5. 'Saps in Chaps (1942, Friz Freleng)
  6. Daffy's Southern Exposure (1942, Norm McCabe)Daffy Duck
  7. Nutty News (1942, Bob Clampett)
  8. Hobby Horse-Laffs (1942, Norm McCabe)
  9. Gopher Goofy (1942, Norm McCabe)
  10. The Impatient Patient (1942, Norm McCabe)Daffy Duck
  11. The Daffy Duckaroo (1942, Norm McCabe)Daffy Duck


And only 2 (from the 6th Golden Collection DVD as a bonus cartoon and from the PD DVD releases) have yet to be re-released on DVD in remastered quality:
  1. Hop and Go (1943, Norm McCabe)
  2. Tokio Jokio (1943, Norm McCabe)

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Originally Posted by: Duck Dodgers Go to Quoted Post
Just counted 'em, these should have to be ALL the black and white shorts with Porky plus "I Haven't got a Hat" and another one (maybe "Old Glory", my humble guess).
Can't wait to hear more from Jerry soon!


You're correct, it will include "Old Glory" I know for sure since they are only including Porky's appearances in the 30's Technicolor Merrie Melodies.
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#10 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:00:07 AM(UTC)
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I was seriously shocked by hearing this. Thanks for letting us know.

P.S. Duck Dodgers, you have your inbox full. I tried to send a PM :P
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#11 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:17:59 AM(UTC)
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Now there's space in my inbox.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:13:01 AM(UTC)
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Did anybody suspect a release like this for the Warner Archive release that would be announced? I know many were expecting it to be a Tex Avery MGM or post-1964 WB release, I can't remember if anybody was discussion the possibility of a B&W Porky Pig set.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:20:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: speedy fast Go to Quoted Post

Did anybody suspect a release like this for the Warner Archive release that would be announced? I know many were expecting it to be a Tex Avery MGM or post-1964 WB release, I can't remember if anybody was discussion the possibility of a B&W Porky Pig set.


I was expecting a Tex Avery set.
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#14 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:02:58 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LuckyToon Go to Quoted Post
YES! Finally a Looney Tunes DVD containing all of the black & white cartoons featuring Porky Pig all remastered


Where above does it say all these cartoons have been remastered?

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According to Jerry Beck on Stu's Show, the new-to-DVD shorts are restored, but from the interpositives and not the original negatives.
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#16 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:26:25 AM(UTC)
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Question though, every time I count I count to 100. What am I missing???
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#17 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:35:13 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Toonatic Go to Quoted Post
According to Jerry Beck on Stu's Show, the new-to-DVD shorts are restored, but from the interpositives and not the original negatives.


"Restored" means something else. These are new TRANSFERS, which is fine as long as the source material is in good shape (and there's no reason to think it isn't).
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#18 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:59:57 AM(UTC)
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By "quality standard" on Blu Ray they often mean no scratches or dirt in the video. If you noticed on the Platinum Collection discs they took the old GC masters and digitally removed all the dirt on them.

B&W shorts anyway do not need all the color correction process but only the black/white levels need to be adjusted, so they should look good anyway.
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#19 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:12:11 PM(UTC)
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Well, looks like I got another DVD set to add for my collection. Thanks, Jerry! Porky Pig .
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#20 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:04:06 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: speedy fast Go to Quoted Post

Did anybody suspect a release like this for the Warner Archive release that would be announced? I know many were expecting it to be a Tex Avery MGM or post-1964 WB release, I can't remember if anybody was discussion the possibility of a B&W Porky Pig set.


I did do a discussion back then about that WB needs to release all the remaining pre-1943 B&W Looney Tunes on DVD and/or Blu Ray in remastered quality and uncut.
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