This is a special treat for Warner Brothers animation fans, like myself. You won’t see this collection of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons on TV or anywhere else for that matter. It was originally released by MGM and Turner on Laserdisc in 1989. Perhaps never again to be released even on VHS. What a shame because these WWII cartoons are some of the most creative and hilarious animations in the world. I’ve seen them dozens of times and still laugh out loud every time. Now (with our current Middle East escapades) as much as ever, these wartime cartoons provide insight into the minds and hearts of Americans. The only difference is that there was a clear case for war in 1942. Leonard Maltin comments a lot about that, especially how our view of Russia has changed over the years. Enough politics for now. The cartoons: *Opening with Leonard MaltinThe Weakly ReporterDraftee DaffySuper RabbitFifth Column Mouse*Leonard Maltin IIFalling HareDaffy the Commando*Leonard Maltin IIISwooner CroonerLittle Red Riding Rabbit*Leonard Maltin IVPlane DaffyHerr Meets HareRussian Rhapsody*Credit and dates are at the very end. About this release This was originally intended to be a videocd (VCD) release. I decided to release it as VCD because I want to keep the bandwidth low and still allow it to be played on a DVD player in the US. But after getting out my old VCD tools, I realized that I could take the same video and author it with chapters and menus as a DVD with much less work. The opening menu has with an image of the Laserdisc cover and the Looney Tunes theme music. The chapter menu has the listing of the cartoons from the back cover. There is a chapter at the beginning of each cartoon and Maltin commentary. The DVD should start with the opening menu with options to either play all, or go to the chapters menu. Shamelessly stolen from the back of the LD jacket: 11 Rare Cartoons from Hollywood’s Golden Age! When the US entered World War II, Warner Bros. immediately signed their top talents-Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck– to take on the enemy. Film historian Leonard Maltin narrates this vintage collection of eleven rarely seen cartoons which kept morale high among homefront and military audiences. In “Hare Meets Hare”, Bugs Bunny heckles Nazi officer Hermann Goering; as “Super Rabbit”, he heads for Europe to take on the enemy; “Falling Hare” finds Bugs tackling a pesky gremlin during a zany flight in a sabotaged airplane; and “Russian Rhapsody” has Hitler hijacked by “gremlins from the Kremlin.” In “Draftee Daffy”, the duck fights to escape “the little man from the draft board!”; our hero tries to resist a spy se-duck-tress in “Plane Daffy”; and as “Daffy the Commando”, he personally bops Der Fuhrer with a mallet! On the homefront, Porky Pig gets his chickens to lay eggs for victory in “Swooner Crooner”; a wicked wolf fills in for Granny and encounters Bugs as “Little Red Riding Rabbit”; “The Weakly Reporter” spoofs rubber shortages, scrap drives and food rationing, and a bevy of battling rodents are featured in “5th Column Mouse”.