DirectorChuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Arthur Davis, Tex Avery, Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Release dateSeptember 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 is a DVD box set from Warner Home Video that was released on September 25, 2005. It contains 60 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical short subject cartoons, 9 documentaries, 32 commentary tracks from animators and historians, 11 "vintage treasures from the vault", and 11 music-only or music-and-sound-effects audio tracks.
Volume 3 is the first in the series that includes a disclaimer on the box art stating the set "is intended for the adult collector" and that it may not be suitable for younger audiences. Volume 3 is also the first to contain a warning, this one by Whoopi Goldberg, who is a fan of the Warner cartoon characters, advising the viewers that some of the cartoons on the set contain content that is politically incorrect by today's standards, but will be shown uncut and uncensored for historical reasons, "because removing these inexcusable images and jokes from this collection would be the same as saying [these prejudices] never existed". Future volumes also contain this warning, presented instead as a title card before the main menu.
As with Volumes 1 and 2, the individual discs were released separately in Region 4:
Disc 1: Best of Bugs Bunny - Volume 3
Disc 2: not released
Disc 3: Best of Porky - Volume 2
Disc 4: All-Stars - Volume 4
The Region 4 versions have changed package of contents.
Disc 1: Best of Bugs Bunny - Volume 3 includes the short Super-Rabbit from Disc 4: All-Stars - Volume 4 replacing shorts Rebel Rabbit and Duck! Rabbit! Duck!
Disc 3: Best of Porky - Volume 2 includes the shorts Hollywood Capers and The Film Fan from Disc 2 replacing shorts Porky's Romance, Porky's Party and Porky in Egypt
Disc 4: All-Stars - Volume 4 includes the shorts The CooCoo Nut Grove, She Was an Acrobat's Daughter, The Honey-Mousers and The Last Hungry Cat from Disc 2 replacing shorts Super-Rabbit, Daffy Duck and Egghead, A Gruesome Twosome, An Itch in Time and Gonzales' Tamales
Disc 1 - Bugs Bunny Classics
All cartoons on this disc star Bugs Bunny.
Music-and-effects-only audio track on Duck! Rabbit, Duck!, Hillbilly Hare'
Jerry Beck and Martha Sigal on The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
Michael Barrier on Bowery Bugs and Hillbilly Hare
Greg Ford on Case of the Missing Hare
Eddie Fitzgerald and John Kricfalusi on Wackiki Wabbit
Eric Goldberg on Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
From the Vaults
Chuck Amuck: 1989 Documentary
The Bugs Bunny Show: The Honey-Mousers bridging sequences; Bull Point Puns audio recording sessions with Mel Blanc
A-Hunting We Will Go: Chuck Jones' Wabbit Season Twilogy
Music-only audio track on Wideo Wabbit and The Honey-Mousers
Music-and-effects-only audio track on The Last Hungry Cat
Jerry Beck and Martha Sigall on Hollywood Capers
Michael Barrier on The Coo-Coo Nut Grove
Greg Ford on She Was an Acrobat's Daughter, Thugs with Dirty Mugs, The Mouse That Jack Built with pre-score music
Daniel Goldmark on Swooner Crooner
June Foray and Jerry Beck on The Honey-Mousers
From the Vaults
What's Up, Doc? A Salute to Bugs Bunny: Part 1 (Turner Pictures, 1990), which contains the following shorts (since they are part of another feature, they are unrestored):
A Wild Hare (1940) (unrestored, unrestored, but with recreated titles)
The Heckling Hare (1941)
The Big Snooze (1946)
Sinkin' in the Bathtub (1930)
It's Got Me Again! (1932)
Behind-the-Tunes: Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White
Fine Tooning: Restoring the Warner Bros. Cartoons
Music-only audio tracks on Robin Hood Daffy, Rocket Squad
Music-and-effects-only audio track on The Windblown Hare, Claws for Alarm
Jerry Beck on I Haven't Got a Hat
Mark Kausler on Porky's Romance
Eddie Fitzgerald and John Kricfalusi on Porky's Party, Claws for Alarm
Daniel Goldmark on Pigs in a Polka
Joe Dante on Porky Pig's Feat
Eric Goldberg on Robin Hood Daffy
Paul Dini on Rocket Squad
From the Vaults
What's Up, Doc? A Salute to Bugs Bunny: Part 2 (Turner Pictures, 1990), which contains the following shorts:
Hair-Raising Hare (1946)
Hare Trigger (1945) (unrestored)
The Bear that Wasn't (1967; MGM cartoon directed by Chuck Jones),
Point Rationing of Foods (1943)
Porky's Party Storyboard Reel
Behind-the-Tunes: Tish Tash: The Animated World of Frank Tashlin
Music-only audio tracks on Gonzales' Tamales, Birds Anonymous
Paul Dini on Super-Rabbit
John Kricfalusi on A Gruesome Twosome
Milton Gray on A Gruesome Twosome
Eddie Fitzgerald and John Kricfalusi on Draftee Daffy
John Kricfalusi and Bill Meléndez on Falling Hare, An Itch in Time
Jerry Beck and Art Leonardi on Birds Anonymous, Gonzales' Tamales
Greg Ford on No Barking, To Beep or Not to Beep
Michael Barrier on Odor-able Kitty, Walky Talky Hawky
TV pilot: Philbert (1961)- with optional commentary by Jerry Beck and Art Leonardi
The Charm of Stink: On the Scent of Pepé Le Pew
Looney Tunes Go to War!
Strictly for the Birds: Tweety and Sylvester's Award-Winning Teamup
In The New York Sun, author and critic Gary Giddins had complained that Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 and Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 were lacking in black-and-white shorts, and seemed to avoid the more politically incorrect cartoons in the series. When his review was reprinted in the book, Natural Selection: Gary Giddins on Comedy, Film, Music, and Books, Giddins noted that Volume 3 made up for its forerunners' shortcomings by including some of the racial caricatures of the series, preceded by an explanatory introduction by Whoopi Goldberg.