“Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection” Releasing This November! (Update)

Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection
Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection (Image: PR)

(Update: September 23, 2020 – The release date for the Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection has been changed to December 1, 2020.)

Fans of the iconic Bugs Bunny have a treat to look forward to. From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection will be available come November 3, 2020.

According to the press release, the upcoming Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection features 60 theatrical shorts on Blu-ray and a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure. It will also include a Digital Copy of the 60 original theatrical shorts, a new documentary, 10 episodes of the Looney Tunes Cartoons (the new HBO Max series produced by Warner Bros. Animation), and an introductory letter from animation historian Jerry Beck. You can own the Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection for $74.99 ($89.99 Canada).

Take note; the collection will be available to own on Digital for $39.99 SRP in the US and $49.99 SRP in Canada on November 3, 2020.

The official description reads:

Bugs Bunny, one of animation’s most recognizable characters, 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 4X3 aspect ratio on Blu-rayÔ for the first time. It’s just what the doctor – er, doc – ordered.

Some of the best and most beloved theatrical shorts from Bugs Bunny’s illustrious career are featured on Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection. This compilation contains a variety of memorable works, by some of the most renowned animators in cartoon history including Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, Tex Avery, and others.

Included are Academy Award-nominated/winning shorts such as A Wild Hare and Knighty Knight Bugs. Other popular favorites include Baseball Bugs, Hair Raising Hare, Bugs Bunny Rides Again, 8 Ball Bunny, The Rabbit of Seville, What’s Opera Doc? and much more. Fans will be captivated watching the evolution of the look and sound of Bugs Bunny’s character through this set of classic shorts that spans several decades, starting with early works from the 1940s, to cartoons which debuted in the 1990s.

Bugs Bunny is one of the most beloved, iconic cartoon characters in pop culture history. He has delighted generations of fans for 80 years. We have put together a beautiful collection with a wide-ranging assortment of cartoons that celebrate Bugs Bunny’s incredible body of work,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “Fans of all ages will want to own this eye-catching collection, which commemorates Bugs Bunny’s landmark anniversary with some of his most popular cartoons presented in high definition and also contains some fun extras, like a full-size glitter Funko figure, exclusively available in this giftset. This is a release no collector will want to miss.”

The Bonus Content includes:

  • New Documentary: Bugs Bunny’s 80th What’s Up Doc-umentary!
  • 10 Looney Tunes Cartoons episodes

Disc #1 has:

  1. Elmer’s Candid Camera
  2. A Wild Hare
  3. Hold the Lion, Please
  4. Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
  5. Super-Rabbit
  6. Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk
  7. What’s Cookin’ Doc?
  8. Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
  9. Hare Ribbin
  10. The Old Grey Hare
  11. Baseball Bugs
  12. Hair Raising Hare
  13. Racketeer Rabbit
  14. Bugs Bunny Rides Again
  15. Haredevil Hare
  16. Hot Cross Bunny
  17. Hare Splitter
  18. Knights Must Fall
  19. What’s Up Doc?
  20. 8 Ball Bunny

Disc #2 has:

  1. The Rabbit of Seville
  2. Rabbit Every Monday
  3. Fair Haired Hare
  4. Rabbit Fire
  5. His Hare Raising Tale
  6. Hare Lift
  7. Upswept Hare
  8. Robot Rabbit
  9. Captain Hareblower
  10. No Parking Hare
  11. Yankee Doodle Bugs
  12. Lumber-Jack Rabbit
  13. Baby Buggy Bunny
  14. Hare Brush
  15. This is a Life?
  16. Rabbitson Crusoe
  17. Napoleon Bunny-Part
  18. Half Fare Hare
  19. Pikers Peak
  20. What’s Opera, Doc?

Disc #3 has:

  1. Bugsy and Mugsy
  2. Show Biz Bugs
  3. Hare-Less Wolf
  4. Now, Hare This
  5. Knighty Knight Bugs
  6. Hare-Abian Nights
  7. Backwoods Bunny
  8. Wild and Woolly Hare
  9. Bonanza Bunny
  10. People are Bunny
  11. Person to Bunny
  12. Rabbit’s Feat
  13. From Hare to Heir
  14. Compressed Hare
  15. Prince Violent
  16. Shishkabugs
  17. The Million Hare
  18. The Unmentionables
  19. False Hare
  20. Blooper Bunn

The running time for this release is approximately 420 minutes.

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