If you’re a fan of Bugs Bunny – and let’s be honest, who isn’t? – then you will be very, very pleased with what I’m about to tell you.
Warner Bros. is releasing a special commemorative edition Blu-ray boxset to celebrate Bugs Bunny’s 80th birthday!
The boxset – which arrives on 2nd November 2020 – is exclusive to Zavvi and includes 60 shorts, a documentary, a wealth of special features, an introductory letter from Animation Historian, Jerry Beck, and a (very) special edition Funko Pop! figure.
Before I get into all the details, here is a look at the Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny 80th anniversary boxset.
OK, so that is what the boxset looks like, now here’s the official description (via Zavvi):
“Bugs Bunny first hopped onto the screen in 1940 and he’s been a pop-culture icon ever since. More than eight generations have enjoyed the timeless antics of the carrot-munching wise guy who always outsmarts his rivals.
“Cartoons, movies, TV, comics, music, sports and more – this wascally wabbit has done it all. Clever pranks and one-liners are here, along with interviews with today’s most renowned animators, historians and superstars.
“Enjoy the full range of his silly and smart-alecky personality with 60 theatrical shorts restored and remastered to the original 4×3 aspect ratio on Blu-ray for the first time. It’s just what the doctor – er, doc – ordered.”
Looks pretty damn swish, right?
The 60 Bugs shorts are split across three Blu-ray discs (20 ‘toons per disc), and are accompanied by a number of commentaries from the likes of Greg Ford, Jerry Beck and Paul Dini, amongst others.
The documentary is a brand new feature to this set and is titled: What’s Up, Doc-umentary! The doc looks back at Bugs’ hugely successful career, spanning all the way back to his debut in 1940.
The shorts and the documentary are certainly worth paying attention to, but perhaps the pièce de résistance in this set is the exclusive Funko Pop! figure. The figure is a glitter Bugs Funko, which adds a touch of glitz and glamour to the carrot-lovin’ octogenarian.
In addition to all this, the set includes a number of featurettes, some music only tracks, an archive 50th anniversary featurette and the colourful packaging.
The Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny 80th anniversary Blu-ray collection has a running time of around 420 minutes, and includes English subtitles (for deaf and hard of hearing viewers), as well as Dutch and French subtitles.
As mentioned previously, this edition is only available from Zavvi, so if you live in the UK and want everything you see here, you know what to do. And before you ask, nope, I’m not working for Zavvi – I just think this boxset looks truly awesome (as does that glittery Funko Bugs).
That’s all folks!