Warner Bros. Honors Oscar with Release of Academy Award Winning Cartoons!
WARNER HOME VIDEO BRINGS RARE, AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED SHORTS TO DVD WITH THE RELEASE OF WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: ACADEMY AWARD® ANIMATION COLLECTION - 15 WINNERS ~ 26 NOMINEES
Some of animation’s most popular characters including Superman, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Droopy, Tom, Jerry, Speedy Gonzalez as well as Dot, Line & Squiggle and others are the superstars of these exciting new DVD releases, which feature many of Warner Bros. crown jewel theatrical Academy Award® winning and nominated shorts. This is the first time Warner Bros. is featuring cartoon characters from various franchises including Merrie Melodies, Hanna-Barbera, MGM, Max Fleischer, Warner Bros. and others in one release. These DVDs will be released in conjunction with two very important Hollywood anniversaries; Warner Bros. celebration of the studio’s 85th year and the Academy Awards ® marking their 80th ceremony.
Academy Award® winning shorts featured on the DVDs include The Milky Way, Yankee Doodle Mouse, Mouse Trouble, Quiet Please, The Cat Concerto, Tweetie Pie, The Little Orphan, For Scent-Imental Reasons, So Much for so Little, Two Mouseketeers, Johann Mouse, Speedy Gonzales, Birds Anonymous, Knighty-Knight Bugs as well as The Dot and the Line.
Warner Bros. Presents: Academy Award® Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees will include a red carpet-worthy special feature entitled Drawn for Glory: Animation’s Triumph At The Oscars® which focuses on the history of the Academy Awards® animation short subject category.
“These titles will be a real treat for anyone who appreciates animated theatrical classics. Many of the featured shorts are legendary cartoons that are not often seen on television and we think animation fans will be really excited to know they can finally own the very best of them in one collection,” commented Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. He added, “What makes these DVDs unique is that this is the first time we’ve released a classic animation title featuring characters from different franchises. We made it our goal to truly showcase some of the finest cartoons ever made.”
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