Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Tex Avery's Droopy
Fans of classic animation are loving this year. Within the last month five major classic cartoons have been announced in a deluxe DVD package:

May 15: Droopy - the Complete Theatrical Collection 24 shorts on 2 discs. All of Tex Avery's and Michael Lah's shorts including the Oscar nominated One Droopy Night.

July 24: The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection 75 shorts on three discs that include fan-favourites such as Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Wally Walrus, Oswald Rabbit and many other Walter Lantz classics!

July 31: Popeye the Sailor - Volume 1: 1933-1938 60 shorts on 4 discs. All of the great Fleisher Studios Popeye cartoons are presented here, many for the first time, fully restored and in chronilogical order! Commentaries, documentaries and featurettes make up the many bonus features.

Popeye the Sailor

Woody Woodpecker

December 11: Walt Disney Treasures: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 26 shorts on two discs. The Treasures line of DVD is an annual event that Disney fans always look forward to. This year is a major highlight as this pre-Mickey Mouse star comes to DVD in a complete collection.

December 11: Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald - Volume Three 30-35 shorts on two discs. This third volume will include the first cartoons starring Donald's co-stars, Chip n' Dale!

But wait! There's more! We should hear about Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five sometime this summer. That set will have 60 more Looney Tunes shorts on four discs and will come out sometime this fall! Talk about good news! I won't be leaving my house this summer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid the Disney Treasures' Oswald set will only be a "best of" type compilation, as only 13 of Oswald's 26 cartoons are presently known to exist!
I suppose it will be filled out with other Disney silent cartoons, though who knows...