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Golden Age LT Vol 1

Laserdisc Cover (Volume 1)

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes is a collection of laser discs released by MGM in the early 1990s. There were five sets made, featuring a number of discs (10 discs in Volumes 1 to 4, 8 discs in Volume 5), and each disc side represented a different theme, being made up of seven cartoons per side. The first collection was also released on VHS, with each volume representing one disc side. Like many other Looney Tunes home video releases by MGM, this set uses faded 16mm a.a.p. TV prints, except Volume 5, as MGM/UA and Turner had no access to the original negatives, which were being stored at the Warner Bros. Studios.

With the exception of the Censored Eleven and, in the case of later printings, "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips", every Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies short in the Turner library was released in this collection either as LaserDisc a.a.p. print or USA 1995 dubbed versions of which Volume 5, the majority consists.

All the cartoons were released before the Time Warner/Turner merger and before the Golden Collection DVDs came out, so none of them had restored elements of original titles.

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VHS

All the VHS tapes were released on December 11, 1991, the same time the LaserDisc set came out.

Cover Title Shorts
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 1
Vol. 1: 1930's Musicals
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 2
Vol. 2: Firsts

Note: One featured cartoon, Daffy Duck and Egghead, technically, was the first Daffy Duck cartoon in color, and the first where the character actually has that name. This was used because Turner did not own the rights to Porky's Duck Hunt.

The golden age of looney tunes vhs 3
Vol. 3: Tex Avery
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 4
Vol. 4: Bob Clampett
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 5
Vol. 5: Chuck Jones
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 6
Vol. 6: Friz Freleng
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 7
Vol. 7: Bugs Bunny By Each Director

Note: This video was recalled due to pressure from a Japanese group because the tape contained "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips". The 5-tape VHS boxed set was also recalled for the same reason.

The golden age of looney tunes vhs 8
Vol. 8: 1940's Zanies
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 9
Vol. 9: Hooray for Hollywood
The golden age of looney tunes vhs 10
Vol. 10: The Art of Bugs
The golden age of looney tunes vhs boxset
VHS Boxed Set

Note: This boxed set was recalled.

  • Vol. 1: 1930s Musicals / Firsts
  • Vol. 2: Tex Avery / Bob Clampett
  • Vol. 3: Chuck Jones / Friz Freleng
  • Vol. 4: Bugs Bunny By Each Director / 1940s Zanies
  • Vol. 5: Hooray For Hollywood / The Art of Bugs

LaserDisc

Cover Title Shorts Release date
Golden Age LT Vol 1
Vol. 1

Notes: *Some copies of this set have "Racketeer Rabbit" in place of "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips". One featured cartoon in Volume 1, Side 2 of the set, Daffy Duck and Egghead, technically, was the first Daffy Duck cartoon in color, and the first where the character actually has that name. This was used because Turner did not own the rights to Porky's Duck Hunt.

Side 1: 1930's Musicals


Side 2: Firsts


Side 3: Tex Avery


Side 4: Bob Clampett


Side 5: Chuck Jones


Side 6: Friz Freleng


Side 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director


Side 8: 1940's Zanies


Side 9: Hooray for Hollywood


Side 10: The Art of Bugs

December 11, 1991
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Vol. 2

Side 1: Musical Madness


Side 2: Early Wabbits


Side 3: Frank Tashlin


Side 4: Chuck Jones


Side 5: Bob Clampett


Side 6: McKimson & Davis


Side 7: Fables & Fairy Tales


Side 8: The Art of Daffy


Side 9: Best Supporting Players


Side 10: Variations on a Theme

July 1, 1992
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Vol. 3

Side 1: Harman-Ising


Side 2: Bugs Bunny


Side 3: Chuck Jones


Side 4: Friz Freleng


Side 5: Early Avery


Side 6: Tashlin/Clampett


Side 7: Sports


Side 8: The Evolution of Egghead


Side 9: Porky and Daffy


Side 10: Politically Incorrect

December 23, 1992
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Vol. 4
Vol. 4

Notes: *The 1940 release version of "A Wild Hare" included on Side 1 of the release had recreated title cards and the original "Carole Lombard" line restored, but had the wrong opening music; uses the 1941-45 opening theme instead of the correct 1939-40 opening theme. The opening from A Gander at Mother Goose was hacked onto the opening title as evident from the WB shield when later restorations in 2008 came out.

Side 1: Bugs Bunny


Side 2: Early Chuck Jones


Side 3: Friz Freleng


Side 4: Cartoon All-Stars


Side 5: Radio Daze


Side 6: Frantic Forties


Side 7: Wacky Blackouts


Side 8: Ben Hardaway & Cal Dalton (and Private Snafu)


Side 9: Sniffles


Side 10: Merrie Melodies

July 14, 1993
Golden-Age-of-Looney-Tunes-5-F
Vol. 5

Notes *Due to the late release, 1997, and merger of Turner and Time Warner, most of the shorts on this volume are USA 1995 Turner dubbed versions. Due to these releases, some original ending or BR endings have been out of circulation since 1997. However, some have their original ending or Blue Ribbon ending title cards restored to DVD or some have been found in their Associated Artists Productions prints through TV or DVD/VHS recordings and releases. The only two cartoons on this set to be released as Associated Artists Productions unrestored prints are "The Merry Old Soul" and "Country Mouse".

Side 1: Black and White Classics
All the cartoons on this side are USA 1995 Turner prints, despite most being in the public domain in the United States. Although their original prints do exist, unlike the 1936-41 cartoons that were released into this volume, the cartoons featured on this side had their original ending cards kept, only in a smaller screen in the end, for their USA 1995 Turner dubbed prints.


Side 2: Early Avery
All of the cartoons on this side are USA 1995 Turner prints.


Side 3: Freleng Follies
All of the cartoons on this side are USA 1995 Turner prints.


Side 4: Musical Madness


Side 5: Pesky Pets
All the cartoons on this side are USA 1995 Turner prints.


Side 6: Objects D'art
All the cartoons on this side are USA 1995 Turner prints.


Side 7: Animal Antics
All the cartoons on this side are USA 1995 Turner prints.


Side 8: Supplement Material
These are not 1995 Turner prints

April 2, 1997
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