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Looney Tunes - Stranger Than Fiction
Warner Bros./Warner Home Video . R4 . COLOR . 62 mins . G . PAL

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This one-hour assemblage of modern Looney Tunes cartoons is drawn from the Warner Brothers website.

The classic Looney Tunes characters have been updated to deal with television and movie themes. Daffy Duck hosts a series of Mysterious Phenomena Unexplained. Daffy and Porky take a trip for a three-part excursion to the Planet of the Taz. We go on a night-time Halloween horror-ride as Sylvester encounters Tweety Pie in full-on monster mode, as zombie, then vampire, then Egyptian mummy -- and finally, as his own transmuted self.

The whole thing is perhaps a bit better than we might have expected. We know nothing can match the classic Looney Tunes of the past. But this is a reasonable effort. And what seems a cast of thousands do a reasonable job at emulating the efforts of the Man of a Thousand Voices, Mel Blanc.

It will please the kids, and that's probably the only thing that matters here. In the end though, I think I'll stick with my memories....

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The animation is pretty shoddy compared to the hands-on Golden days. Computer generated animation really can't compete. Well, ok, nowadays we know it can. But this can't.

Still, the fullscreen picture quality is ok, and the sound is up to the task. Nothing more really to be said about either.

The only extras are four very short teaser-trailers for what's on the disc. And what's the point of that?


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  •   And I quote...
    "Modern website cartoon versions of the classic Looney Tunes is perhaps slightly better than we could have expected."
    - Anthony Clarke
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