'Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire'
(Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Bea Benaderet, et al / DVD / NR / 2010 / Warner Home Video)
Overview: Looney Tunes Super Stars: Bugs Bunny Hare Extraordinaire is devoted to everyone’s favorite carrot-crunching, “wascally wabbit.” Fifteen theatrical cartoons have found their way out of the vaults and onto this hilarious compilation.
DVD Verdict: 'Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinare' is the latest as part of the new Looney Tunes Superstars series, is a collection of 15 animated gems from the classic Looney Tunes library. The collection of cartoons is a great trip back to the past, and a great addition for anyone whom already owns all 6 volumes of the Looney Tunes: Golden Collection DVD sets.
The compilation includes a lot of greats that have never before made it to DVD before including favorites like Napoleon Bunny-Parte, where Bugs travels to France by accident by making yet another wrong turn, and battling Napoleon in a game of funny wits, The Million Hare where Daffy Duck & Bugs find themselves contestants on a TV game show trying to battle on who is going to win a cross-country race to the studio for "The Million Box," and favorites with Bugs battling the Tasmainian Devil of gems like Dr. Devil & Mr. Hare and Bedeviled Rabbit.
The cartoons have all been remastered nicely, and are displayed in their original letterbox format, which was like the way they were when they debuted in the movie screens around 50 years ago. There aren't any extras unlike the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series had shown, but it is still worth the effort.
All in all, 'Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinare' is a great buy for hard core Looney Tunes fans all these years, but not for anyone whom has not yet seen what wacky tales Bugs had been a part of for 70 years. For those as starters, I'd honestly recommend The Essential Bugs Bunny which is coming soon to DVD in a few months. What really should be up for Bugs, a great 70th birthday for all his fans, and anyone who loves that "looney, tuney, wascally wabbit." [MK] This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.