The mastering on those Looney Tunes Super Stars DVDs is really random. A few cartoons on each disc are even presented in 16:9 aspect (widescreen, with the top & bottom of the original 4:3 frame cut off).Daniel wrote: ↑March 11th, 2021, 4:17 pmI regret not getting this when I had the chance:
Naturally it's skyrocketing on eBay. Before the hoopla under $10, now $100 and climbing! Same for merch. I already own a few toys and like three plushies, but I've had my eye on the Funko Pop. Kept waiting for a good deal (fluctuated around $40) but now that would be considered a steal! I'm sure the price will go down eventually... hopefully. C'est la vie.
From what I can tell, Pepe Le Pew has never been exactly 'lauded' in France; Tex Avery and Betty Boop cartoons seem to be placed on a higher pedestal there than Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies.
Pepe has always been a 'minor' LT character by comparison with Bugs, Daffy, Porky, etc. His presence in Space Jam, Back in Action and even The Looney Tunes Show was also fairly minimal .. in part because of similar concerns regarding his characterization.
I don't necessarily disagree with Pepe being 'retired' from future LT projects .. nor with broadcasting his cartoons less-often, or at all.
But I don't think there's any point in altering the cartoons in any way; they're firmly a product of their time, and -- unlike the Dr. Seuss books -- were never intended by its creators to be marketed solely to children.
almost wholly unrelated: I recently bought The Sky's The Limit from Warner Archive because I had fond memories of watching the movie (which was the first Fred Astaire film I ever saw) on AMC, back in the 1980s .. and realized I hadn't seen it since then, as it'd never been on commercial home video.
oooooof. I'd forgotten (or ignored?) that Fred straight-up stalks Joan Leslie, throughout the first half.
I mean, yeah .. he's playing a pilot with just one week left on his leave, so he only has that limited amount of time to 'get the girl' .. but it's difficult now to see how Joan could've been anything but terrified of his attentions, if it were IRL; wartime, or not.