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Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6

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Country  United States
Language  English
Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6 movie poster
Director  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
Release date  October 21, 2008 (United States)

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.

Contents

Warner Home Video had announced that this will be the final release in the Golden Collection series. 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.

Volume 6 is far less child-friendly than the other five volumes in the series. Like Volumes 3, 4, and 5, it 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), and as such, is "intended for the adult collector". However, Volume 6's disclaimer states that it "is not suitable for children", as opposed to Volumes 3-5 stating that they "may not be suitable for children". This is due to that in addition to containing cartoons that have racial/ethnic stereotypes (like in Volumes 3, 4, and 5) and references to sexism in Robert McKimson's Wild Wife, Volume 6 also contains many cartoons that pertain to World War II, most of them containing depictions or references to Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo or to Nazis and Imperial Japan in general. While Volumes 4 and 5 each had a couple explicitly WWII themed cartoons (Plane Daffy and Scrap Happy Daffy respectively), Volume 6 is notable for having an entire disc dedicated to the subject (Disc 2: Patriotic Pals), including several of its bonus cartoons.

Volume 6 was originally only released in North America due to the poor sales of Volume 5. However, the discs in this volume were not region-coded, 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.

Commentaries

  • Hare Trigger by Greg Ford
  • Birth of a Notion by Mark Kausler
  • My Favorite Duck by Jerry Beck
  • Music-only tracks

  • Raw! Raw! Rooster!
  • Jumpin' Jupiter
  • Rabbit Rampage
  • Boyhood Daze
  • Television specials

  • Bugs Bunny in King Arthur’s Court (1978)
  • Daffy Duck’s Easter Eggcitement (1980)
  • Friz Freleng at MGM

  • Poultry Pirates (1938)
  • A Day at the Beach (1938)
  • The Captain’s Christmas (1938)
  • Seal Skinners (1939)
  • Mama’s New Hat (1939)
  • Commentaries

  • Herr Meets Hare by Greg Ford
  • Russian Rhapsody by Mark Kausler
  • The Draft Horse by Greg Ford
  • Music-only track

  • Yankee Dood It
  • Disc 3: Bosko, Buddy and Merrie Melodies

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

    Bonus cartoons

    All bonus cartoons on this disc are one-shots and are in the Merrie Melodies series.

    Commentaries

  • Shuffle Off to Buffalo by Jerry Beck
  • A Cartoonist's Nightmare by Jerry Beck
  • The World of Leon Schlesinger

  • Introduction by Martha Sigall and Jerry Beck
  • Cryin' for the Carolines (1930)
  • Haunted Gold title sequence
  • Schlesinger Productions Christmas Party with optional commentary by Martha Sigall and Jerry Beck
  • Bonus cartoons

    All bonus cartoons on this disc are in the post-1948 package, and like the main shorts they are all one-shots.

    Commentaries

  • Fresh Airedale by Greg Ford
  • The Hole Idea by Mark Kausler
  • Alternate audio programs

  • The Hole Idea music-only track
  • Martian Through Georgia music-only track
  • Punch Trunk music and effects
  • Wild Wild World music-only track
  • Bonus documentary

  • Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices
  • References

    Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6 Wikipedia


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