Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced schedule changes for elements of both their big, upcoming releases of Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection and The Flintstones: The Complete Series, on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD.
The Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection collector’s set features 60 theatrical shorts on Blu-ray, plus a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure; it will be available in stores on December 1, 2020, priced at $74.99 ($89.99 Canada). The collection includes 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. 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 Flintstones: The Complete Series on Blu-ray, featuring all six seasons – 166 episodes – of the animated Hanna-Barbera television series, The Flintstones, in high definition, will be available in stores on October 27, 2020, priced at $84.99 ($99.99 Canada). The famed series features Caveman Fred Flintstone and his wife Wilma, and their neighbors Barney and Betty Rubble, as they embark on entertaining adventures in their hometown of Bedrock. The Flintstones: The Complete Series collection also features two bonus movies: The Man Called Flintstone and The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown! The collection will also be available to own October 6, 2020 on Digital HD. The collection will be available to own on Digital for $74.99 SRP (US and Canada) on October 6, 2020.
Click here to see our detailed coverage of the contents, such as episode and short lists, bonus materials, and special features, included in both collections:
Bugs Bunny, one of animation’s most recognizable characters, first hopped onto the screen in 1940 and has been a pop-culture icon ever since. More than eight generations have enjoyed the timeless antics of the carrot-munching wise guy. Clever pranks and one-liners are included, along with interviews with animators, historians, and superstars as well as works by Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, Tex Avery.
The Flintstones: The Complete Series follows the misadventures of the Flintstones and Rubbles, who consistently find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Living in the suburbs in the town of Bedrock, Fred Flintstone is a devoted husband who is employed at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company. He is married to Wilma, a smart, strong-willed red-headed beauty. Their next-door neighbors and friends are Barney and Betty Rubble. The four of them are always involved in variety of hilarious shenanigans of every-day living. Although they live in pre-historic times, they have modern conveniences, but they are made from stone age materials and mainly powered by animals. Since the stone age, The Flintstones has delivered entertainment that delights each new generation.
Premiering on ABC in 1960, The Flintstones was the first animated series to air in primetime on US television and was the first adult-targeted cartoon on TV. It was also the first animated series to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. In 1966, after the show’s initial run, the series continued to appear on television in subsequent series and specials including The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, The Flintstone Comedy Hour, The New Fred and Barney Show, The Flintstone Kids and many others. Episodes of the original series continued to air in syndication for decades.
Source: Warner Home Entertainment