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Old 08-19-2017, 12:42 AM   #21
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The Looney Tunes characters are still a stable of American pop culture. Of course it's gonna sell well.

Really Loony Tunes shorts haven't aired on TV in years?

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Old 08-19-2017, 12:51 AM   #22
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not on networks but are on DAILY on BOOMERANG AND CARTOON NETWORK
Well if Cartoon network really are airing these classic shots again, that is good news.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:55 AM   #23
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Animation on video has always been a take what you can get situation. It is kind of frustrating to see WB abandoning its second modern release strategy for these shorts for a third of lesser quality than the second (Golden DVDs, Blus, MOD DVDs) but it's impossible for me to balk at them finally taking a comprehensive chronological approach as shown to be the best way to do this by the Treasures sets (the value of which is certainly not negated by the fact that they are DVDs). I haven't watched like 85% of my Golden or Blu sets because I got both all in one chunk and it all seems so slap dash and haphazardly assembled (So far in 5 years of having the DVDs and 3 months of the Blus I think I've watched all of GC 1 and a disc of GC 2 and the Tex Avery shorts on one of the Blu sets). A chronological set is way more digestible/sensible for me (I've watched all my Disney Treasures sets despite likewise getting most of them in one chunk).
The problem with doing a chronological release of the Warner shorts is that there are so, so many of them. You'd have to stagger the releases in some organized way and even that would be daunting (is there a market for Bosko, for instance?).

I think we've seen the canary in the cold mine for physical media, sad to say. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see Warners go the streaming route for their classic shorts sometime in the future.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:57 AM   #24
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I listened to Stu's Show; the cartoons are new transfers off of archival prints (not the original negs, like the Golden Collections). They're not the analog tape masters from the Nickelodeon days.

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I emailed Jerry Beck about why no Blu-Rays were made, and this is what he said.

"Several reasons. The main one is that many of the cartoons aren't restored to HD standards. This is an experimental set to see if there is still any demand by consumers for this sort of product. If it sells well, more better (and blu-ray) discs from the collection will be made available."
By that, does he means the transfers were done at 480p?

That'd be a shame if true. I know budgets are tight, but 1080p transfers would be future-proofed for a while and could be used again elsewhere.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:01 AM   #25
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I think we've seen the canary in the cold mine for physical media, sad to say. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see Warners go the streaming route for their classic shorts sometime in the future.
It's certainly late in the game for starting all over again. They'd get more mileage at this point out of doing GC 7+ and sticking to new-to-DVD or Blu-ray shorts. I can't imagine the sob story that would actually convince someone that they're capable of following through on any kind of complete line of releases at this point, given that they've aborted twice (thrice if you count Golden Age of LT but WB/WHV can't be blamed for LD going under).

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Old 08-19-2017, 01:01 AM   #26
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The problem with doing a chronological release of the Warner shorts is that there are so, so many of them. You'd have to stagger the releases in some organized way and even that would be daunting (is there a market for Bosko, for instance?).

I think we've seen the canary in the cold mine for physical media, sad to say. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see Warners go the streaming route for their classic shorts sometime in the future.
I prefer watching a disc of Bosko shorts to suffering from watching a whole disc of Road Runner shorts.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:49 AM   #27
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Theatrical cartoons were typically one reel (6-10 minutes). So let's say they're 8 minutes each. 20 cartoons x 8 minutes is 2 hours and 40 minutes. That's an average video bitrate of 6550 kbps on a dual-layer DVD. That's perfectly acceptable for black and white cartoons.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:30 AM   #28
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I already own a good 30-40% of these cartoons on DVD/Blu Ray but I still preordered because these cartoon releases need to keep happening.

Btw I'm sure it was mentioned before but if you order directly from the WB Shop early the discs will be factory pressed rather than DVD-r.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:11 AM   #29
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This is about the DVD's "factory-pressed DVD type" & "DVD-R type" subject.


"Cartoon Research" Facebook post:
" https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613...9515105198324/ ".
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:50 AM   #30
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I pre-ordered this as soon as I heard about it.

I would have preferred a new Blu-ray set, but I'm still looking very forward to this set! My favorite period of Looney Tunes shorts is actually from the late 30's to early 40's.
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:06 AM   #31
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Pre-ordered today at WBShop, shipping + taxes added.
Oh well, want pressed disks, no DVD-r's wanted here.

I paid my dues this month.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:10 PM   #32
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I just noticed that WB Shop has dropped the price on "Porky Pig 101" from $47.99 to $35.99. Does anyone know if they offer pre-order price guarantees like Amazon? Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:08 PM   #33
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I asked about the lower price, and they said they do not have a lowest price guarantee; I would have to cancel and re-order to get the lower price, which isn't worth it, since I bought something else with it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:05 AM   #34
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I asked about the lower price, and they said they do not have a lowest price guarantee; I would have to cancel and re-order to get the lower price, which isn't worth it, since I bought something else with it.
Wow, thx for figuring this out. I'll have to cancel/reorder tomorrow morning.
My order is a solo.
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Just ordered. I'm curious if it will still be a pressed copy at this point. The order page states "MOD", but perhaps it has from the beginning just so they don't have to change the listing based on supply levels?
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Just ordered. I'm curious if it will still be a pressed copy at this point. The order page states "MOD", but perhaps it has from the beginning just so they don't have to change the listing based on supply levels?
I was wondering this as well.
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I just got off the phone with customer support and they said that as long as you pre order before release date you will get a pressed DVD. Only reason I didn't preorder through Amazon
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I just got off the phone with customer support and they said that as long as you pre order before release date you will get a pressed DVD. Only reason I didn't preorder through Amazon
Thank you for checking!
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:31 PM   #39
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Went ahead and ordered direct from WBShop.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:19 AM   #40
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This is written before the release day of Warner Archive’s DVD “Porky Pig 101”.


People of the world,
If you want more uncut & uncensored classic cartoons
(WB’s Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Tom & Jerry (the cat & mouse, not the other Tom & Jerry), MGM Cartoons – especially Tex Avery’s,
Famous Studios’ Popeye color cartoons, Columbia’s Fox & Crow, etc) on Blu-ray (& DVD) via “Warner Archive” & Turner’s “TCM Vault Collection”,

Keep pre-ordering Warner Archive’s “Porky Pig 101” DVDs, & keep ordering them on the release day & the days after it!
Keep buying Warner Archive’s “Porky Pig 101” DVDs as best as you can!
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