The Digital Bits posted a WB listing for the contents of both Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol 1 on BD and the Tom & Jerry Vol 1 sets being released in November...
It is a fantastic list and the extras for Disc 3 of the LT set in particular are very, very good. It's the first time a lot of documentaries have been compiled together in a classic Hollywood animation set.
Might be well worth a second-dip for these shorts on home video. Definitely the sets to get IF you don't have any of the DVD collections. Here's hoping the remastering and restorations are better than the previous DVD releases!
Here's what The Digital Bits posted this Wednesday 17 August 2011 --
"Warner Home Video has finally revealed the list of 50 shorts that you'll find on the Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection - Volume 1 Blu-ray on 11/15. Disc One will include Hare Tonic, Baseball Bugs, Buccaneer Bunny, The Old Grey Hare, Rabbit Hood, 8 Ball Bunny, Rabbit of Seville, What's Opera, Doc?, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, A Pest in the House, The Scarlet Pumpernickel, Duck Amuck, Robin Hood Daffy, Baby Bottleneck, Kitty Kornered, Scaredy Cat, Porky Chops, Old Glory, A Tale of Two Kitties, Tweetie Pie, Fast and Furry-ous, Beep, Beep, Lovelorn Leghorn, For Scent-imental Reasons and Speedy Gonzales.
Disc Two will add One Froggy Evening, Three Little Bops, I Love to Singa, Katnip Kollege, The Dover Boys at Pimento University, Chow Hound, Haredevil Hare, The Hasty Hare, Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, Hare-way to the Stars, Mad as a Mars Hare, Devil May Hare, Bedevilled Rabbit, Ducking the Devil, Bill of Hare, Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare, Bewitched Bunny, Broom-stick Bunny, A Witch's Tangled Hare, A-Haunting We Will Go, Feed the Kitty, Kiss Me Kat, Feline Frame-up, From A to Z-Z-Z-Z and Boyhood Daze.
MANY of these shorts will include audio commentary and alternate audio tracks. These two discs will also include 11 Behind the Tunes featurettes (Wagnerian Wabbit: The Making of What's Opera, Doc?, Twilight in Tunes: The Music of Raymond Scott, Powerhouse in Pictures, Putty Problems and Canary Rows, A Chuck Jones Tutorial: Tricks of the Cartoon Trade, The Charm of Stink: On the Scent of Pepé le Pew, It Hopped One Night: The Story Behind One Froggy Evening, Wacky Warner One-Shots, Mars Attacks! Life on the Red Planet with My Favorite Martian, Razzma-Taz: Giving the Tasmanian Devil His Due and The Ralph Phillips Story: Living the American Daydream).
Disc Three is all special features. It'll add A Greeting from Chuck Jones, Chuck Amuck: The Movie, Chuck Jones: Extremes & In-Betweens, A Life in Animation, Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, 9 The Animated World of Chuck Jones cartoons (including Point Rationing of Foods, Hell-Bent for Election, So Much for So Little, Orange Blossoms for Violet, A Hitch in Time, 90 Day Wondering, Drafty, Isn't It?, The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics and The Bear That Wasn't), the pencil test for How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Door and 9 additional bonus cartoons (including Fright Before Christmas, Spaced-Out-Bunny, Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century, Another Froggy Evening, Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension, Superior Duck, From Hare to Eternity, Father of the Bird and Museum Scream).
Additionally, the book packaging will include "pages and pages of rare sketches and breathtaking images" as well as "insightful commentary by renowned animation historian Jerry Beck" and "a guide with synopses of the shorts featured in the collection." What's more, if you buy the Ultimate Collector's Edition version, you'll get a "framed Looney Tunes litho cel with a certificate of authenticity, souvenir tin sign magnet and character collectible glass featuring Bugs Bunny." Plus the set will be numbered. Whichever one you choose, that's a very nice package indeed!
Oh... but WHV isn't done yet: They've also released details on the shorts and content you can expect in Tom & Jerry: The Golden Collection - Volume 1, due on 10/25. There will be 37 shorts in all. Disc One will bring you Puss Gets the Boot, The Midnight Snack, The Night Before Christmas, Fraidy Cat, Dog Trouble, Puss N' Toots, The Bowling Alley-Cat, Fine Feathered Friend, Sufferin' Cats!, The Lonesome Mouse, The Yankee Doodle Mouse, Baby Puss, The Zoot Cat, The Million Dollar Cat, The Bodyguard, Puttin on the Dog, Mouse Trouble, The Mouse Comes to Dinner, Mouse in Manhattan and Tee for Two. Disc Two will add Flirty Birdy, Quiet Please!, Springtime for Thomas, The Milky Waif, Trap Happy, Solid Serenade, Cat Fishin', Part Time Pal, The Cat Concerto, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse, Salt Water Tabby, A Mouse in the House, The Invisible Mouse, Kitty Foiled, The Truce Hurts, Old Rockin' Chair Tom and Professor Tom. Finally, extras in the set will include the new featurette Vaudeville, Slapstick and Tom and Jerry, 2 vintage featurettes (How Bill and Joe Met Tom and Jerry and The Comedy Styling of Tom and Jerry), commentary on 9 of the shorts, and the Anchors Aweigh Dance Sequence with Jerry and Gene Kelly."