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Looney Tunes: Back In Action
Genre: Animation/Live Action

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Bill Goldberg, Heather Locklear, Steve Martin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a nine-minute Behind The Tunes featurette, an eight-minute Bang, Crash, Boom! visual effects highlight, 11 minutes worth of deleted scenes, a seven-minute Whizzard Of Ow Looney Tunes short featuring, and DVD-ROM enhancements.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 28804
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Some mild language and innuendo
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/02/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joe Dante
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Special Notes:
Also available in a modified 1.33:1 full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
After firing Daffy Duck (voice talent of Joe Alaskey), Kate Houghton (Elfman) asks security guard/stuntman D.J. Drake (Fraser) to get the quacker off the lot. The task turns out to be easier said than done, however, and D.J. soon finds himself out of a job as well. When D.J.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture, a fun blend of live action and animation, offers excellent color fidelity for both mediums. Colors in the live action palette are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks, while the Looney Tunes hues are solid and vibrant. The picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and definition. On occasion, the picture has a pasty appearance. Edge enhancement and pixelization are detected at times, but overall this is a solid visual experience. (Suzanne Hodges)

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