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WARNER BROS. CARTOONS GOLDEN JUBILEE 24 KARAT COLLECTION



The most popular series of Looney Tunes videos among fans. The Golden Jubilee series which was released in 1985 and discontinued in 1992, is interesting in a few ways. It was the only VHS series in which black and white cartoons were featured. This series would also be the only time Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe Le Pew, and Speedy Gonzales would be honored with their own videotapes (these three videos also seem to be the most valuable, usually fetching high prices on eBay).

Nine of the Golden Jubilee tapes were released all at once: Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Road Runner, Sylvester & Tweety, Speedy, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, and Mel Blanc. The volumes for Pepe, Foghorn, and Elmer all came out later with much less fanfare.

Each tape began with a newly animated sequence in which the police are chasing the Tasmanian Devil who is driving a motorcycle. Taz drives his bike through a theater in which Bugs, Daffy, and Porky are on stage (many characters march across the stage like the beginning of The Bugs Bunny Show). It is interesting to point out that there seem to be hints to an unreleased Yosemite Sam volume in this beginning sequence. Sam is the only character who marches across the stage who didn't get a video. There is a Yosemite poster hanging outside the theater which Taz drives his bike through. Whatever the case, Warner would later release Yosemite Sam videos as part of two later series.

Each character video was packaged in a blue case with the star of the video standing in front of the Looney Tunes circles. Three "Salute To" videos were released in purple cases with a group of characters marching with the Looney Tunes circles in the background. All tapes featured commentary on the back by animation historian Leonard Maltin.

It should also be noted that some titles on these videos were time-compressed (sped up from their original speed). These titles include "You Ought to Be in Pictures", "The Wearing of the Grin", and "Dough For the Do-Do" on the PORKY PIG tape and "Porky's Duck Hunt" on the DAFFY DUCK tape.

Time-Life Video offered a mail-order set of Looney Tunes videotapes during the early 1990s. It was called "The Looney Tunes Collection" and consisted of the Golden Jubilee, Cartoon Cavalcade, and Looney Tunes Video Show videotapes. Some of these videotapes were packaged with different artwork than the versions offered in stores. Pictures of titles with different covers are available below (follow the links). Time-Life Video no longer offers this set.


BUGS BUNNY'S WACKY ADVENTURES

"Long-Haired Hare"
"Bunny Hugged"
"The Grey-Hounded Hare"
"Roman Legion-Hare"
"Hare Do"
"Bully For Bugs"
"Ali Baba Bunny"
"Duck! Rabbit! Duck!"


DAFFY DUCK: THE NUTTINESS CONTINUES...

"Duck Amuck"
"The Daffy Doc" - B&W
"Beanstalk Bunny"
"Deduce You Say"
"Rabbit Fire"
"Drip-Along Daffy"
"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"
"Porky's Duck Hunt" - B&W

Note: "Porky's Duck Hunt" is time-compressed.


ELMER FUDD'S COMEDY CAPERS

"The Rabbit of Seville"
"What's Opera, Doc?"
"Hare Brush"
"Design For Leaving"
"Cat Feud"
"What's Up, Doc?"
"Rabbit Seasoning"
"Bugs Bonnets"


FOGHORN LEGHORN'S FRACTURED FUNNIES

"Lovelorn Leghorn"
"The Foghorn Leghorn"
"Plop Goes the Weasel"
"The Leghorn Blows at Midnight"
"The Hypo-Chondri-Cat"
"Leghorn Swoggled"
"Feather Dusted"
"A Fractured Leghorn"


PEPE LE PEW'S SKUNK TALES

"Scent-imental Romeo"
"Past Perfumance"
"Who Scent You?"
"Odor of the Day"
"The Cat's Bah"
"Much Ado About Nutting"
"Really Scent"
"For Scent-imental Reasons"


PORKY PIG'S SCREWBALL COMEDIES

"Curtain Razor"
"Boobs in the Woods"
"Often an Orphan"
"You Ought to Be in Pictures" - B&W
"The Wearing of the Grin"
"Mouse Wreckers"
"Cracked Quack"
"Dough For the Do-Do"

Note: "You Ought to Be in Pictures", "The Wearing of the Grin", and "Dough For the Do-Do" are time-compressed.


ROAD RUNNER VS. WILE E. COYOTE: THE CLASSIC CHASE

"Fast and Furry-ous"
"Gee Whiz-z-z-z!"
"Operation: Rabbit"
"Hook, Line, and Stinker"
"Zip N' Snort"
"Ready, Woolen, and Able"
"Beep, Beep!"
"To Beep or Not to Beep"


A SALUTE TO CHUCK JONES

"Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century"
"For Scent-imental Reasons"
"One Froggy Evening"
"Rabbit Seasoning"
"High Note"
"Feed the Kitty"
"Zoom and Bored"
"What's Opera, Doc?"

Click here to see the Time-Life Looney Tunes Collection version of A Salute to Chuck Jones


A SALUTE TO FRIZ FRELENG

"Birds Anonymous"
"Knighty Knight Bugs"
"Bunker Hill Bunny"
"Speedy Gonzales"
"Show Biz Bugs"
"Greedy For Tweety"
"High Diving Hare"
"A Mouse Divided"


A SALUTE TO MEL BLANC

"Robin Hood Daffy"
"Bedeviled Rabbit"
"Bad Ol' Putty Tat"
"Ballot Box Bunny"
"Past Perfumance"
"Little Boy Boo"
"Who's Kitten Who?"
"The Rabbit of Seville"


SPEEDY GONZALES' FAST FUNNIES

"The Pied Piper of Guadalupe"
"Tortilla Flaps"
"Cat-Tails For Two"
"Cannery Woe"
"Lumber Jerks"
"Tabasco Road"
"Here Today, Gone Tamale"
"Gonzales' Tamales"


SYLVESTER AND TWEETY'S CRAZY CAPERS

"Tweet and Lovely"
"Tweety and the Beanstalk"
"Tree For Two"
"The Last Hungry Cat"
"Mouse-Taken Identity"
"Tweety's S.O.S."
"Canned Feud"
"Hyde and Go Tweet"



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