Warner Bros. // 2002 // 89 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // August 29th, 2007
More cartoons in diapers.
Volume 4 of Warner's Baby Looney Tunes series is finally upon us, and I don't know about you but I'm ready for it. After all, you can't really have enough iconic animated woodland creatures running around in Pampers and acting like dicks to each other, can you? Here's how it shakes out: the Baby Looney Tunes, featuring pre-toddling all-stars like Bugs Bunny, Lola (female counterpart to Bugs), Daffy, Tweety, Taz, and Sylvester hang around in a daycare, under the loving scrutiny of Granny, the benevolent nanny and purveyor of life lessons.
Eight more bite-sized, ten-minute morsels for your kid to chew on:
* "A Lot Like Lola"
Lola becomes convinced that all her friends need to start acting like her and she soon learns a valuable lesson that people are different for a reason because it would be boring if everyone acted like one person, especially if that one person was a talking baby rabbit girl.
Featured song: "Baby Elmer Had a Friend"
* "Mothers Day Madness"
Eager to please Granny on Mothers Day, the BLTs rush to create cards and crafts, but their competitive fervor overtakes their altruism and they make a mess of everything.
* "Takers Keepers"
Daffy proves yet again why no one likes him, when he covets Taz's favorite toy and proceeds to deceive everyone when his pals start looking for it. Sharing rears its ugly head eventually, though.
Featured song: "D-A-F-F-Y"
* "To Tell the Tooth"
Bugs loses his tooth (but...he's still in diapers) and is giddy when he learns that he'll be getting some sweet coinage fro the Tooth Fairy. Daffy hits a new low, when, overcome with envy, he tries to remove Taz's tooth and trick the Tooth Fairy. Granny defuses the situation by explaining the concept of molting. All true.
Taz has trouble generating his patented spin move and everyone rushes to help him get his groove back.
Featured song: "Taz's Fridge"
* "Snow Day"
A heavy snowfall means frolicking and snow angels and making snowmen. Unfortunately, when the sun reappears and melts the BLTs' creation, Granny intercedes in the sadness to teach the rugrats a little something about...the water cycle!
* "Shadow of a Doubt"
Feeling ostracized from the group, Tweety befriends his shadow. What a pathetic little bird.
Featured song: "John Jacob Jingle Elmer Fudd"
* "Christmas in July"
Bored, the BLTs decide to embrace the Holiday Season early and throw a preemptive Christmas party as an excuse to give Lola the toy stethoscope she's always wanted.
I continue to remain unmoved by the show, but it's certainly not malevolent in any way. Milking these beloved characters dry is a tad unsettling, sure, and the comical nuance of a grown rabbit kissing a bald hunter on the lips is lost in this watered-down version for the tots, but I won't lambaste it, especially if this is your child's kind of thing; the show is pleasant to watch, the characters are entertaining enough and the moral lessons clear and ham-fisted. On the DVD, there's not much going on. Shows are transferred in their native full-frame incarnation, supplemented by two 2.0 stereo tracks (English and French; Baby Taz screaming in French is actually pretty funny) and a bunch of previews are it for the extras.
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Studio: Warner Bros.
* Full Frame
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (French)
Running Time: 89 Minutes
Release Year: 2002
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
* Volume One Review
* Volume Two Review
* Volume Three Review