Warner Bros. // 2007 // 88 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // April 25th, 2007
Cartoons in diapers.
The age-old argument of who would win in a fight, the Baby Looney Tunes or the Muppet Babies, is prolonged with this third collection of BLT cartoons. Titled "Puddle Olympics," Volume Three of Baby Looney Tunes serves up a helping of eight episodes from the toddler-geared cartoon series, the thrust of which is that the popular Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Taz, Sylvester and Daffy are little and in day care and learn important life lessons from the old lady that watches them. It lends itself to a pile of cutesy dialogue and object lessons on sharing and friendship and fairness. You know, the typical pre-K claptrap.
* "Time and Time Again"
The BLTs learn how to tell time from Granny, but Daffy is resistant. Can his friends build his interest in the big hand's relation to the little hand?
Featured song: "Does Your Tongue Hang Low?"
* "May the Best Taz Win"
Badminton is the sport of choice (can toddlers even pronounce "badminton?") and Lola (the female Bugs Bunny counterpart) is approached by Daffy to be partners. Daffy thinks Taz sucks at the sport, but everyone will learn about sportsmanship by the time this episode is over.
Daffy finds Granny's wallet and gets very possessive over it and doesn't grasp the concept that it may not be okay to steal from the elderly. But he'll learn. Oh yes, he'll learn.
Featured song: "Over in the Burrow"
* "Sylvester the Pester"
Sylvester continually bothers Granny, eventually pissing her off. So she teaches him a lesson about not being a pest.
Taz spins around real fast and spits a lot.
* "Duck! Monsters! Duck!"
Daffy scares everyone with his pranking, but he gets his comeuppance when Granny and the kiddos give him a taste of his own medicine.
Featured song: "If You're Looney"
* "Brave Little Tweety"
Stupid Tweety Bird has some courage issues, so the gang puts on a play and have Tweety star as the hero. It helps.
Featured song: "Talkin' in the Barnyard"
* "The Puddle Olympics"
Following a big rainstorm, the BLTs go outside to play in the Puddle Olympics, diving, leaping and splashing in puddles, with minimal supervision from Granny.
This show is harmless and cheesy and fine for young kids. The individual episodes are short and sweet (about 10 minutes or so) and the entire collection totals just north of 80 minutes. The songs are simple, but add a nice touch. So, overall, Baby Looney Tunes will give you some average animated follies aimed at the really young, offering up easy-to-digest life lessons. Full-frame, 2.0 stereo, no extras.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: Warner Bros.
* Full Frame
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (French)
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Release Year: 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Rated