In this day and age, it’s near impossible to explain the beauty, brilliance and sheer joy of having grown up watching (and subsequently never forgetting) Warner Bros. masterful “Looney Tunes”/”Merrie Melodies” cartoons. The genius of the writers, animators and voice artists – most notably, the incredible Mel Blanc – gave us for all time the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn and so on. Whether it was the subversive humor, the slapstick madness or the downright bawdiness of it all, Warner Bros. cartoon characters knew how to make us all laugh – and they also taught us a lot of songs. If you think about it, for many, these cartoons were our introduction to jazz, opera, classical music – and none of us knew why.
And now the good people at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are bringing some of Looney Tunes’ most memorable musical cartoon favorites together – for the first time in one collection, with the release of Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces. This must-have compilation has 18 classic theatrical shorts that will rock you right back into your childhood. You’ll find yourself (as I did) automatically remembering and singing along with Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd during “The Wabbit Of Seville” and “What’s Opera, Doc?” and my all-time favorite, Owl Jolson in “I Love To Singa”.
A glorious gathering of some timeless, wonderful material.