Looney Tunes Treasury: Includes Amazing Interactive Treasures from the Warner Bros. Vault!

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Ehhh, what’s up, Doc? Here’s a first-hand look at the Looney Tunes from an irrefutable source—the characters themselves! This irreverent, hilarious, and just plain looney history provides an offbeat look at the animation industry, the “behind-the-cels” men (and women) who gave the characters their unequivocal look, attitude, and voices, and a first-hand account of what the characters do when they’re not starring in the latest Looney Tunes cartoon.

From Bugs Bunny's monumental ...

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Overview

Ehhh, what’s up, Doc? Here’s a first-hand look at the Looney Tunes from an irrefutable source—the characters themselves! This irreverent, hilarious, and just plain looney history provides an offbeat look at the animation industry, the “behind-the-cels” men (and women) who gave the characters their unequivocal look, attitude, and voices, and a first-hand account of what the characters do when they’re not starring in the latest Looney Tunes cartoon.

From Bugs Bunny's monumental rise from humble beginnings to animation 'star' at Warner Bros. Studios to Marvin The Martian's latest scheme to blow up the earth, The Looney Tunes Treasury recounts the key moments and quirky details of your favorite cartoon characters.

And the timing couldn’t be better, as Warner Bros. is rejuvenating the Looney Tunes brand in 2010 and beyond. Big announcements will include an innovative animated series starring the characters as you’ve never seen them before, new cartoon DVD releases, new mobile and wireless content, a U.S. Depart. of Health and Human Services campaign on health and wellness, live events, viral grassroots campaigns, and much, much more...

With more than 300 fabulous pieces of concept art, paintings, and memorabilia, The Looney Tunes Treasury is a must-have book for fans of all ages.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Don Hahn, Producer - The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast
"Andrew Farago had captured lightning in a bottle with this amazing tribute to the Looney Tunes legacy."

Bill Morrison, Creative Director, Bongo Entertainment, Former Futurama Art Director
"I've been waiting for a book of this quality on the Warner Bros. animation studio. I own previously published books about the studio, but I can tell this is going to be the one I refer to most often from now on."

Dan Piraro, creator of Bizarro
"For fans of Looney Tunes, this book is the bible; jam-packed with miracles and eternal salvation." —

Hans Teensma, Animate & Impress
"What a joyful blast through my youthful past! Each character spoke to me exactly the way I knew them. … They're alive I tell you, alive! … I'm going right upstairs now and try again to order something out of the Acme catalog—there must be an 800 number there somewhere. You've got a treasury there. And we must place one in a time capsule or send it into space. The universe has to know about it."

Brian Walker, Cartoonist Hi and Lois and Cartoon Historian
This colorful compendium is a fun and educational nostalgia trip.   It inspired me to pop some of my favorite cartoons in the DVD player and look at them with renewed appreciation.

Karl Cohen, ASIFA-SF President
“LOONEY TUNES TREASURY” is a lot of fun for any fan of Bugs Bunny and friends… The world doesn’t need another serious book about Termite Terrace so Andrew has provided us with a lighthearted tour of the world of my favorite cartoon stars.

Mark Waid Editor/writer, BOOM! Studios' The Incredibles comics
You can dive into this book and swim around happily for hours in its anecdotes, its insights and its wonderful toys. The graphics are breathtaking, the writing is hilarious, and the whole package is a joy.

Bookviews by Alan Caruba, 11/28/10
“If I could have just one book in my Christmas stocking it would have to be THE LOONEY TUNES TREASURY…If you loved Looney Tunes, you will love this wonderfully entertaining book about them.”

Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness, 11/29/10
“…what a treasure it is. As one would expect, it's filled with art and text, but also with inserts like a Tasmanian Devil mask, a Tweety and Sylvester comic, a facsimile script for Bugs Bunny's "Rabbit Hood" and much more… We need more laughs today, and this book delivers.

Journal Sentinel, 12/3/10
Compiled by the curator of The Cartoon Art Museum, the book's contents sproing out at you like Road Runner after too much java. This is a caa-ray-z insider's look at Looney Tunes, with 200 pieces of concept art, a shooting script to Bugs' "Rabbit Hood" and other memorabilia. Bonus materials include a Tasmanian devil mask and an all-important Yosemite Sam Wanted Poster. 

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy, 12/16/10
“…When I tell you that each of the articles is supposedly written by the “star” in his or her own voice, you’ll understand that this is not a serious historical tome: it’s meant as a celebration. Oodles of original artwork, photos of vintage memorabilia, and even staff caricatures fill its pages, and it’s great fun to go through.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762440443
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 634,361
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Farago is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. He has written for Marvel Comics, The Comics Journal, and Animation World Network. He lives in Berkelely, California with his wife, cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity.

Ruth Clampett is the owner and creative director of Clampett Studio Collections, and former Vice President of Design at Warner Bros. Studio Stores, which developed 2,000 WB-related entertainment products per year. She is the daughter of legendary animation director Bob Clampett. She lives in Los Angeles.

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