Hey folks, Valkor here. Thanks to the folks at Warner Home, I got the chance to check out a classic film: The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie. While not the greatest film of all time, it’s definitely worth its weight in gold.
The Movie (because the title is just to damn long to keep typing over and over) Is merely older skits wrapped around some new animation. For those familiar with the older Looney Tunes shows, you’ll notice the obvious transition from old to new, but if you’re new to the series then you’ll be too busy laughing your ass off to care. The film is broken up into three acts, each with their own theme.
Act 1: Satan’s Waiting – Yosemite Sam has finally gotten his life’s reward and was sent directly to Hell, where Satan awaits. However Beelzebub gives Sam another chance and tells him if he can find his replacement, he can stay on earth. Of course who does Sam want to replace him? Bugs of course! Sam will spend many a trips back and forth, even through different time periods try to get Bugs, but of course he doesn’t and the ending is perfect. This act is the funniest of the three; trust me you’ll be replaying this piece over and over again.
Act 2: The Unmentionables – Bringing a little noir to the flick, Bugs stars as Elegant Mess who’s after Rockyand his gang in various situations. Daffy Duck makes an appearance and has one of the best lines in the flick. As a kid I didn’t get it, but as adult… Hilarious!
Act 3: The Oswald Awards – Now this act is more how the entire film should be, because you don’t need to mesh old skits with new animation. Here the Toons are headed for the red carpet to witness an event meant just for them: The Oswald Awards (Oscar Awards for toons). One award in particular has Daffy thinking he is a lock, but when Bugs announces himself as the winner, Daffy will try and prove things otherwise.
I must also note that that this film is also a tribute to the works of Franz Freling; this guy along with Chuck Jones and the voice of Mel Blanc has made Looney Tunes as popular as they are today. But this is Franz’s show and it’s well deserved.
The video has been cleaned up nicely and even the animation of the older toons shine. Audio is spot on too, as Mel Blanc’s voice is like honey through your speakers. (Yea I said it: Honey!). The bits were well chosen and again not seamless with the new animation, but they work and that’s what it’s all about.
First off there’s no chapter select, so if you wanna skip to some of the best bits you have to skip ahead or fast forward. Second the extras aren’t anything special. I thought these were classic eps, but these seem more new, with new voices and animation. Personally I would have gone older.
The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie is definitely a good pick up for anyone who’s a fan of the older Looney tunes cartoons or a perfect introduction to the newer crowds. You get a nice mesh of old and new, and the bits chosen are hysterical. Out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving the film 4 stars. And it’s been Valkor tested and TOV approved.