The entree of this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases is a new collection of cartoon classics, Looney Tunes: Musical Masterpieces (Warner Home, SRP $19.97). Feast your senses on this 18dish smorgasbord of timeless toons showcasing the brilliance of composer Carl Stalling and legends of Warner Bros. Animation like Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones. These gems from the vault are accompanied by special features It Hopped One Night: The Story Behind One Froggy Evening, Wagnarian Wabbit: The Making of What’s Opera, Doc?, Merrie Melodies: Carl Stalling and Cartoon Music and a Looney Tunes Sing-Along.
The shorts includes are: A Corny Concerto, Rabbit of Seville, One Froggy Evening, Rhapsody Rabbit, What’s Opera, Doc?, Hillbilly Hare, Pizzicato Pussycat, Nelly’s Folly, I Love to Singa, Page Miss Glory, Katnip Kollege, High Note, Pigs in a Polka, Three Little Bops, Rhapsody in Rivets, Back Alley Oproar, Holiday for Shoestrings and Lights Fantastic.
Also out May 26:
Curious George: The Complete First Season [Universal, $19.98] Relive all 60 charming episodes from season one of PBS KIDS’ update of the classic monkeyshines, presented as a four-disc set.
Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants [Phase 4 Films, $16.99] When a troupe of black ants and their ladybug pal make off from a human picnic with a whole box of sugar, it sparks an all-out war for the white stuff with the competitive red ants. A French-Belgian co-pro of Futurikon, Entre Chien et Loup and Nozon.
Puppy in My Pocket: Princess of Pocketville [eOne, $12.98] Flo and Magic embark on another adventure in the fantastical world of Pocketville, helping puppies find their adoptive destinies — with a royal twist.
Yosuga No Sora: The Complete Collection [Anime Works, $29.98] Tragically orphaned, twin brother and sister Haruka and Sora move to their grandparents’ rural home hoping to pick up the pieces of their lives. Feel produced this 12-episode series based on the adult targeted manga by Takashi Mikaze.