The Golden Age of Looney Tunes was a collection of laser discs released by MGM in the early 1990s. There were five sets made, featuring a number of discs, and each disc side represented a different theme, being made up of seven cartoons per side. The first collection was also released on home video, 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, sans 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 dubbed versions which Volume 5, the majority consists of.
VHS Boxset (Covers the shorts of the Volume 1 Laserdisc)
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.
Vol. 4: Bugs Bunny By Each Director / 1940s Zanies
Vol. 5: Hooray For Hollywood / The Art of Bugs
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. These cartoons were released before the Golden Collections so none of them used original titles for BR reissues. The BR reissues are seen here as the Internet usually has the restored original titles if present.
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.
Notes *Due to the late release, 1997, and merger of Turner and Time Warner, most of the shorts on this volume are USA dubbed versions. Due to these dubbed version releases, some original ending or BR endings are lost and cannot be found on TV or the internet. However, some have their original ending or BR ending restored to DVD or some have been found in their AAP prints through TV or DVD/VHS recordings and releases. The only two cartoons on this set to be released as a.a.p. unrestored prints are The Merry Old Soul and Country Mouse.
Side 1: Black and White Classics
All the cartoons on this side are dubbed, despite most being in PD, although their original prints in fact, do exist, but unlike the 1936-48 cartoons, these cartoons dubbed versions retained their original end cards, only in a smaller screen in the end.