Friday, March 23, 2012
DVD review: The Looney Tunes Show Season 1 Volume 3
Release Date: 3/13/12
Studio: Warner Bros.
4 Episodes: 89 minutes run time
Own it Now: Purchase at the WB Shop
The Looney Tunes show is back with new episodes in The Looney Tunes Show Season 1 Volume 3. In this 4 episode DVD, Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester, Tweety, and other Looney Tunes get into more mischief, create more mayhem (think Daffy Duck), and even have some sweet, tender moments.
I admit, it is a little hard adjusting to old pals I grew up using computers and going shopping for big screen TVs. However, that's progress, I guess! I did find Daffy a bit more overbearing and ruder than I'd remembered him, though Bugs is still his even-tempered self, even after Daffy does him wrong by stealing an invention idea.
You won't see scratchy, old episodes in this new Looney Tunes Show. Instead, the cartoons are very CGI and come off looking very nice and very modern.
My favorite episode involved a little back story with Granny and Tweety, with Granny having had a very illustrious past in WWII, having saved the Eiffel Tower from the Germans.
Is Lola Bunny a little too intense? Take a look at this clip from 'Double Date' and let me know what you think!
All in all, I liked this DVD for the most part (especially the episode with Granny), though I didn't like some things that Daffy said, because I considered them rude (for example: "Your son looks like a girl!") or that Lola came off like a crazed stalker. I did like seeing Wile E. Coyote chase after the Roadrunner on speed skates though. Those two will never get along!
Perhaps it's just harder for those of us who grew up on the original Looney Tunes to accept that times change and keeping characters the same would make the cartoon too dated for the younger audience.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of The Looney Tunes Show Season 1 Volume 3 to facilitate this review. I did not receive compensation, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions stated above are my own/