Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection!!! - Forum.
Toonatic
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2020-07-26T19:04:07Z
I wanted to give this a thread of its own; Warner has recently announced the highly-anticipated, already a #1 seller, Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection!!!

This set will include 60 cartoons; 20 classics already on DVD/Blu-ray and a WHOPPING 40 cartoons either never before released on disc, presented in their original full screen formats or haven't receive restoration before!!!

Here's the full list (special thanks to Thad Komorowski):


Disc 1:
Elmer’s Candid Camera
A Wild Hare
Hold the Lion, Please
Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
Super Rabbit
Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk
What’s Cookin’ Doc?
Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
Hare Ribbin’
The Old Grey Hare
Baseball Bugs
Hair-Raising Hare
Racketeer Rabbit
Bugs Bunny Rides Again
Haredevil Hare
Hot Cross Bunny
Hare Splitter
Knights Must Fall
What’s Up Doc?
8 Ball Bunny

Disc 2:
Rabbit of Seville
Rabbit Every Monday
The Fair-Haired Hare
Rabbit Fire
His Hare-Raising Tale
Hare Lift
Upswept Hare
Robot Rabbit
Captain Hareblower
No Parking Hare
Yankee Doodle Bugs
Lumber Jack Rabbit
Baby Buggy Bunny
Hare Brush
This is a Life?
Rabbitson Crusoe
Napoleon Bunny-Part
Half-Fare Hare
Piker’s Peak
What’s Opera, Doc?

Disc 3:
Bugsy and Mugsy
Show Biz Bugs
Hare-Less Wolf
Now, Hare This
Knighty Knight Bugs
Hare-Abian Nights
Backwoods Bunny
Wild and Woolly Hare
Bonanza Bunny
People are Bunny
Person to Bunny
Rabbit’s Feat
From Hare to Heir
Compressed Hare
Prince Violent
Shishkabugs
The Million Hare
The Unmentionables
False Hare
Blooper Bunny


And according to Blu-ray.com, extras will include archival extras, a new documentary and as a special bonus; the first 10 episodes of HBO Max's Looney Tunes Cartoons series!:

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=27159 

No doubt there'll be more as we near the release date. 😉
fulano7
2020-07-26T20:31:55Z
There are 32 newly restored/new-to-disc shorts in the set, 13 that have been previously released in bluray (HD repeats) and 15 previously restored being upgraded to HD in physical media for the first time (some of them are already available in HD at streaming platofrms).

I have very mixed feelings about this set and my verdict is to wait for a sale or funko-less edition.

On the one hand, I liked the number of new restorations (32) and liked the content overall.

On the other hand, I think the set is overpriced. For 60 cartoons I'd expect at most $60.

I feel like Warner really should change the way they release LT/MM stuff. For God's sake, go comprehensive. LT/MM releases have been ridiculously chaotic and disrespectful with what the fans most want: new-to-disc shorts. WHV doesn't emphasize on new-to-disc shorts anymore. Only Jerry Beck and the collectors look forward for new restorations and actually care about knowing which shorts are newly restored.

Ever since LTGC ended, on every LT release, fans, collectors and specialized websites have to painstakingly research:
which are new restored transfers,
which are double-dips,
which are HD upgrades taken from pre-existing LTGC HD-restored transfers,
which are cropped to widescreen,
which are corrected full-frame versions of previously cropped shorts,
which are restored from interpositives (PP101),
and a new, unfortunate trend: which aren't restored at all (Stars of Space Jam, Parodies...).
What's more: Warner does this in purpose, so that a regular customer doesn't care about anything above, while the collectors and fans are going to buy anyways because they care about rare, new-to-disc content that is mixed in the bag.
I always come to TTTP in Exile in the hope of finding news about Warner announcing Tex Avery Collection.
Looney Turtles
2020-07-27T01:02:11Z
Wow, so many new to disc shorts! It's great to see "Bugsy and Mugsy," "Backwoods Bunny" and "Wild and Woolly Hare" finally coming to disc. But seeing as the asking price will be $75, I'm waiting for a sale before even thinking of picking this one up.
Feel free to check out my new Looney Tunes board here: http://s15.zetaboards.co...ooney_Tunes_Board/index/ 
Retro2D
2020-08-05T16:33:09Z
Is there a list of which shorts are new to home video?

Pretty stoked about this release!
Jonathan Wilson
2020-08-05T17:52:41Z
Originally Posted by: Retro2D 

Is there a list of which shorts are new to home video?

Pretty stoked about this release!



Here you go:

Hold the Lion, Please
Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk
What’s Cookin’ Doc?
Racketeer Rabbit
Hot Cross Bunny
Hare Splitter
Knights Must Fall
Rabbit Every Monday
The Fair-Haired Hare
His Hare-Raising Tale
Hare Lift
Upswept Hare
Robot Rabbit
Captain Hareblower
No Parking Hare
Yankee Doodle Bugs
Baby Buggy Bunny
Hare Brush
This is a Life?
Rabbitson Crusoe
Napoleon Bunny-Part
Half-Fare Hare
Piker’s Peak
Bugsy and Mugsy
Hare-Less Wolf
Now, Hare This
Hare-Abian Nights
Backwoods Bunny
Wild and Woolly Hare
Bonanza Bunny
People are Bunny
Person to Bunny
From Hare to Heir
Compressed Hare
Prince Violent
Shishkabugs
The Million Hare
The Unmentionables
False Hare
Blooper Bunny
Retro2D
2020-08-07T16:26:12Z
Toonatic
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2020-08-07T18:34:14Z
Blooper Bunny was already released on DVD via the Golden Collection Volume 1 BUT it will be the first time it'll be restored in HD.
Jonathan Wilson
2020-08-08T16:50:46Z
Originally Posted by: Toonatic 

Blooper Bunny was already released on DVD via the Golden Collection Volume 1 BUT it will be the first time it'll be restored in HD.



Thank you for that note. Almost forgot it was included as a bonus.
Blob55
2020-12-02T16:20:30Z
Got the set today. I'm wondering about a sticker on the set which says "Diamond collection" does this mean this is the new Platinum Collection-like set, except each set features specific Looney Tunes (like Super Stars) or is that just a generic set name for some WB blu-rays?
Mesterius
2020-12-02T17:30:28Z
Originally Posted by: Blob55 

Got the set today. I'm wondering about a sticker on the set which says "Diamond collection" does this mean this is the new Platinum Collection-like set, except each set features specific Looney Tunes (like Super Stars) or is that just a generic set name for some WB blu-rays?



Thad Komorowski mentioned (on the Flintstones Flyer episode of his Cartoon Logic podcast) that the title cards for the newly restored cartoons are still the same hackjobs that have been seen on HBO Max. Have you noticed any of that yet?
Leviathan
2020-12-02T20:01:03Z
Originally Posted by: Mesterius 

Originally Posted by: Blob55 

Got the set today. I'm wondering about a sticker on the set which says "Diamond collection" does this mean this is the new Platinum Collection-like set, except each set features specific Looney Tunes (like Super Stars) or is that just a generic set name for some WB blu-rays?



Thad Komorowski mentioned (on the Flintstones Flyer episode of his Cartoon Logic podcast) that the title cards for the newly restored cartoons are still the same hackjobs that have been seen on HBO Max. Have you noticed any of that yet?



Thad gave the first disc a pass on that. Bill Hunt posted the titles for Rackeeter Rabbit and those don't look like they were modified to be 16x9 safe.

These are the question marks. The others were restored already, or made it to HBO Max with unmolested titles.

His Hare-Raising Tale
Yankee Doodle Bugs
Rabbitson Crusoe
Piker’s Peak
Bugsy and Mugsy
Hare-Less Wolf
Now, Hare This
Hare-Abian Nights
Backwoods Bunny
Wild and Woolly Hare
Bonanza Bunny
Prince Violent
The Unmentionables
Mesterius
2020-12-02T20:12:37Z
Originally Posted by: Leviathan 

Originally Posted by: Mesterius 

Originally Posted by: Blob55 

Got the set today. I'm wondering about a sticker on the set which says "Diamond collection" does this mean this is the new Platinum Collection-like set, except each set features specific Looney Tunes (like Super Stars) or is that just a generic set name for some WB blu-rays?



Thad Komorowski mentioned (on the Flintstones Flyer episode of his Cartoon Logic podcast) that the title cards for the newly restored cartoons are still the same hackjobs that have been seen on HBO Max. Have you noticed any of that yet?



Thad gave the first disc a pass on that. Bill Hunt posted the titles for Rackeeter Rabbit and those don't look like they were modified to be 16x9 safe.

These are the question marks. The others were restored already, or made it to HBO Max with unmolested titles.

His Hare-Raising Tale
Yankee Doodle Bugs
Hare Brush
Rabbitson Crusoe
Piker’s Peak
Bugsy and Mugsy
Hare-Less Wolf
Now, Hare This
Hare-Abian Nights
Backwoods Bunny
Wild and Woolly Hare
Bonanza Bunny
Compressed Hare
Prince Violent
Shishkabugs
The Unmentionables



Thad also shared a 'restored' title card from "His Hare-Raising Tale" that's obviously been messed with though: https://forum.blu-ray.co...?p=18372232#post18372232 

EDIT: Ah, I see you're commenting in the same thread over there.
Justin Delbert
2020-12-02T22:35:07Z
Mine's not even shipped yet. Still waiting for my copy. I ordered from Amazon by the way
Ian L.
2020-12-02T23:26:36Z
Wanted to note, if you don't feel like buying the physical set, it's also available on iTunes in HD for $39.99.

^ Same. Hopefully will hear something soon. EDIT: Shipped!
nickramer
2020-12-03T03:51:06Z
Anyone want to pinpoint which audio commentaries are new for the set? I know Jerry did the majority of new material but it looks Greg might have done one or two new ones.
Gilition
2020-12-04T18:49:43Z
Okay While I do like the set, It pisses me off that they never bothered correcting the DVNR on past transfers. In fact What's Up Doc is a DVNR Disaster. It had DVNR on GC. Vol 1 but it was nowhere near as bad as it is on this set. You can notice just by watching the damn cartoon.
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I hope to god one day these transfers are fixed.
Mesterius
2020-12-04T20:30:03Z
Originally Posted by: Gilition 

Okay While I do like the set, It pisses me off that they never bothered correcting the DVNR on past transfers. In fact What's Up Doc is a DVNR Disaster. It had DVNR on GC. Vol 1 but it was nowhere near as bad as it is on this set. You can notice just by watching the damn cartoon.
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I hope to god one day these transfers are fixed.



That's TERRIBLE. What on earth happened with this one?
Blob55
2020-12-05T15:12:08Z
That sucks, since What's Up Doc needed an HD transfer anyway. Also is this the same one as on HBO Max?

Also since I'm from the UK and this is a US release, it's not going to be possible for me to get replacement discs.
Ratso
2020-12-05T17:14:32Z
Hey eBayers: I listed the hideous Funko Bugs figure for $26 shipped, which was two bucks less than the lowest priced listing. It sold within 30 minutes. I’ll net about $20 to help defray the high price of the box set.
Cool_Cat
2020-12-05T19:21:31Z
I'll answer you all on What's Up Doc.

The first Golden Collection transfers (and I'm talking about those made for it and not the recycled SD only shorts from late 90s compilations) have different dust & dirt fix in the HD version compared to the SD one, and in most cases the HD versions lack the overscan borders on the titles.

The worst by far in terms of DVNR artifacts is Fast and Furry Ous, but What's Up Doc and Long Haired Hare are close ones too. I don't see much of it in Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears or Tortoise Wins by a Hare for an example.

From the second volume the SD versions (used in DVDs and some broadcasts) were derived directly from the HD versions. They went as far as making directly derived SD versions from the HD versions of the GC1 transfers later.

I have no idea if these transfers made somewhere in 2002/2003 were already 2K or 4K or less, they're all available in 1080p.