By Kevin Wollenweber
In anticipation of the forthcoming LOONEY TUNES SUPERSTARS single disk collections of classic Warners cartoons, I’ve been revisiting the best disks of the GOLDEN COLLECTION series. I’ve been paying close attention especially to the disks that also feature later cartoons from the studio. The forthcoming disks seem to spotlight the cartoons of the latter 1950’s and even the early 1960’s, an era that we don’t always get to see.
Never fear, there is no way I’m going to praise the artistic efforts of this period alone, holding them above my beloved 1930’s surreal black and white favorites, but we as collectors do, after all, want each and every cartoon in the Warners library to be restored and released. At least that is the way I want to see it done, but then again, my ideal originally was to see a massive out-pouring of these cartoons, beginning at the beginning and ending at the last cartoon to be created at the studio. Sure, this idea probably would have never worked with the general public, but we collectors would be anticipating the various volumes like so many chapters in the Greatest Story Ever Told!!
Anyway, I am hoping that the results of the April, 2010, releases will be quite interesting, especially regarding DAFFY DUCK.