(March 9, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Cartoon lovers would be crazy not to get their hands on a copy of the upcoming feature-length release, “Looney Tunes Movie Collection: Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie,” which will be released by Warner Home Video (WHV) April 28, 2009. This rollicking and rambunctious collection features a compilation of classic Looney Tunes shorts produced by legendary animator, Friz Freleng. This single-disc release will retail for $14.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for March 24, 2009. The ear-repressible Bugs Bunny takes top billing in this rip-roaring feature-length romp through some of the wackiest cartoon classics. Titled, “Looney Tunes Movie Collection: Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie,” this film is cleverly comprised of three parts. Each portion features a collection of legendary cartoon shorts that are bridged with new material. The result is a seamless work of animated art that takes viewers on a mad cap adventure a la Looney Tunes style! Part one has Yosemite Sam strike a deal with the devil! Sam winds up in hell, after he’s crushed by a safe dropped by Bugs Bunny. Satan however agrees to give Sam another chance so long as he brings someone else to take his place. Sam sets his sights on none other than his nemesis, that “wascally wabbit” and sets out for his capture. Part two finds Bugs Bunny as a police detective who goes after a group of gangsters. The mobsters, Rocky and Mugsy, who in spite of being captured numerous times, always manage to free themselves due to some loophole in the law. Rocky and Mugsy capture Daffy Duck after they learn he’s capable of laying golden eggs and go so far as kidnapping Tweety Bird for ransom. Part three, the finale, showcases a vicious and entertaining satire of the Oscars. Bugs Bunny turns Hollywood’s glitziest awards ceremony into a cartoon-star-studded disaster zone called The Oswald Awards. Bugs hosts the ceremony in which the nominees are the wolf from Three Little Bops, Sylvester and Tweety and himself. Daffy Duck however, gripes about not being nominated. When Bugs wins the award, Daffy is furious and challenges Bugs to a talent showdown. Classic cartoons featured on “Looney Tunes Movie Collection: Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie” include “Hare Trimmed,” “Devil’s Feud Cake,” “Roman-Legion Hare,” “Sahara Hare,” “Wild and Wooly Hare,” “The Unmentionables,” “Golden Yeggs,” “Catty Cornered,” “Three Little Bops,” “High Diving Hare” and “Show Biz Bugs.” Academy Award winners “Birds Anonymous” and “Knighty Knight Bugs” are also included in this collection. The release will also include three bonus cartoons: “Box-Office Bunny,” “From Hare to Eternity” and “Pullet Surprise.” “Box-Office Bunny” follows the story of how a massive movie theater gets built over Bugs’ rabbit hole. From “Hare to Eternity” tells the tale of how Pirate Yosemite Sam digs up a treasure chest which belongs to Bugs Bunny. Finally, “Pullet Surprise” covers the action when Pete Puma tries to raid the henhouse Foghorn Leghorn is guarding. “‘Looney Tunes Movie Collection: Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie’ is really unique in the sense that it presents viewers with classic, legendary cartoon material set within a fresh, new context,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, “Kids will be entertained with this movie because it features all their favorite Looney Tunes characters and adults will appreciate the film’s hilarious satirical references. We are delighted to offer consumers this enormously entertaining film.” The Credits Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. 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