I worked in a video store, back when video stores existed. One of the perks is that we always had something running on the TVs to get people’s attention. Usually it was something we had multiple copies of that we wanted to move. That meant it was usually fresh stuff. Yet some content like classic were timeless. All we had to do was wait for a Friday night, when families were looking for entertainment and we would put on a anthology of Looney Tunes and the Family/Kids section would get emptied out.
One of my favorite anthologies to play was more of a hybrid anthology/documentary called Bugs Bunny Superstar. Narrated by Orson Welles and hosted by Bob Clampett, the movie contained 9 cartoons and interviews with animation legends like Tex Avery and Friz Freleng. I liked to played it because in addition to the cartoons, I felt I was learning a little history (always something I enjoy).
I still own my VHS somewhere, but I will not need it anymore because Warner has released this title on DVD (with some extras).
If you like a little history with your cartoons, this could be right up your alley. The disc, in addition to the 9 classic cartoons and intereviews, now also has Audio commentary by director Larry Jackson and Behind the Scenes photos.
Cartoons you get:
- What’s Cookin’ Doc? (1944)
- The Wild Hare (a.k.a. A Wild Hare) (1940)
- A Corny Concerto (1943)
- I Taw a Putty Tat (1948)
- Rhapsody Rabbit (1946)
- Walky Talky Hawky (1946)
- My Favorite Duck (1942)
- Hair-Raising Hare (1946)
- The Old Grey Hare (1944)