Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2 (Blu-ray Review)26 Oct, 2012 By: Angelique Flores
$26.99 two-DVD, $44.98 three-disc Blu-ray
Just thinking of such characters as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck conjures a warm sense of nostalgia and childhood that few cartoons can parallel over several generations.
With this set, you get more than your fill of those classic cartoon capers, including Bugs’ clever mischief, Daffy’s lisp and hunting season with Elmer Fudd.
Some of these date back to as far as 1938, but most are from the 1950s. And the gorgeous restoration on these cartoons makes you almost doubt their ages. The cartoons look crisp, sharp and vibrant, and the timeless humor still stands.
The cartoons seem to be grouped according to theme, such as a group of Bugs Bunny racing Cecil Turtle or Bugs versus Elmer Fudd out in the wild.
As you watch the cartoons through the years, you can even see early depictions of some of the characters and see how they evolved into the forms they are so well known for today.
The discs open with a disclaimer about the racial and ethnic prejudices depicted in the cartoons as being a product of their time period. To not present the cartoons in their original forms, the disclaimer reads, would be to deny that prejudices ever existed. With that in mind, it helps ease the discomfort such scenes might have on viewers.