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Warner Bros. Cartoon Cavalcade was the third series of Looney Tunes videos released by Warner Home Video in 1988. The series featured five videotapes. Three were collections of cartoons shorts, the other two were releases of the TV specials Bugs Bunny In King Arthur's Court and Bugs And Daffy's Carnival Of The Animals.

Each tape's box featured a close-up of the featured character's head on the front and commentary by animation historian Jerry Beck on the back. Each tape (except the TV Specials) began with the famous "This is It!" song from The Bugs Bunny Show playing as a parade of clips from the cartoons were featured on a long film strip. The sequence would end with the title of video. This would also be used as the beginning to the 1992 series of Looney Tunes videos and the Laserdisc releases.

Time-Life Video offered a mail-order set of Looney Tunes videotapes during the early 1990s. It was called "The Looney Tunes Collection" and consisted of the Golden Jubilee, Cartoon Cavalcade, and Looney Tunes Video Show videotapes. Some of these videotapes were packaged with different artwork than the versions offered in stores. Pictures of titles with different covers are available below (follow the links). Time-Life Video no longer offers this set.

Cover Title Shorts
CARTOON CAVALCADE BUGS BUNNY

CARTOON CAVALCADE BUGS BUNNY 2
Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales
CARTOON CAVALCADE DAFFY DUCK

CARTOON CAVALCADE DAFFY DUCK 2
Daffy Duck's Madcap Mania
CARTOON CAVALCADE PORKY PIG

CARTOON CAVALCADE PORKY PIG 2
Porky Pig Tales
CARTOON CAVALCADE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

CARTOON CAVALCADE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS 2
Bugs and Daffy's Carnival Of The Animals
CARTOON CAVALCADE KING ARTHUR'S COURT

CARTOON CAVALCADE KING ARTHUR'S COURT 2
Bugs Bunny In King Arthur's Court

Notes

  • In terms of transfers quality of the post-1948 shorts, after having several separate remasters in early-to-mid-1980s, the VHS series marked the debut of new video transfers for the post-1948 shorts which is mastered in 1988 which looked far superior to the earlier unrestored prints. These prints are notable to have black borders in the opening titles (and usually having no borders in the closing titles, though some prints do have black borders even in the ending titles), though some of these prints do not have borders at all, and having a cleaner, sharper picture quality than previous remasters in the 1980s. Some of these late-1980s prints do have vibrant, saturated levels of color despite still unrestored, such as the cases with "A Street Cat Named Sylvester", "Fast and Furry-ous", amongst others.

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