Thursday, September 29, 2011

DVD review: The Looney Tunes Show Season 1 Volume 1

They're back! The Looney Tunes have returned, all updated and ready to entertain again, in The Looney Tunes Show Season 1 Volume 1. Here's a bit about this new DVD (available now!):

In The Looney Tunes Show, screen icons Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck return in this all-new modern comedy series, joined by fan-favorite Looney Tunes characters. Bugs and Daffy haven't changed but their living situation has. Bugs is as brazen, sarcastic and ahead-of-the-game as ever, and Daffy, despite his narcissistic, sociopathic and paranoid tendencies, is Bugs' best friend and seemingly permanent houseguest. No longer confined to seven-minute shorts, their larger-than-life personalities (and egos) offer an irreverent, comical take on our modern world and introduce a whole new realm of possibilities. Now Bugs and Daffy can wreak as much havoc at the grocery store or the DMV as they once did in the forest.

Rounding out the cast are Porky Pig, Lola, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Gossamer and the newest character of the bunch, Daffy's no-nonsense girlfriend, Tina. The series also features Merrie Melodies animated music videos of original songs spotlighting everyone from Elmer Fudd to Pepe Le Pew — plus all new adventures with the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in stunning CG.
Vivian wasn't too into the show, but Ethan and I had a great time watching and laughing at all the antics of Bugs and Daffy and the others.  I thought the appearance of the show was great- the animation looks fabulous and all the colors are bright and eye-catching. It's a really nice updating of the classic show and classic characters.  This particular DVD contains 4 episodes of The Looney Tunes Show: 1) Best Friends-Grilled Cheese, 2) Members Only-I'm a Martian- Bubble Trouble, 3) Jailbird and Jailbunny- Blow My Stack and 4) Fish and Visitors- Chickenhawk.  In total, the shows on this DVD are just under 90 minutes long.  

If you're a big fan of the Looneytunes, this new DVD is a great addition to your collection!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.