|None of these cut-and-paste specials are THAT fondly regarded by Loony Tunes fans, but Bugs Bunny's Howl-o-ween special seems to be regarded as particularly awful. Cut and paste jobs are never that good of an idea; the old Looney Tunes shorts were quite ridigly 6 minutes long, and were built to work as 6 minute shorts. Cut 'em up, and you lose the whole rhythm. One of the beautiful things about Looney Tunes, and most great comedy, is the way it all flows together. Like the way Daniel Pinkwater describes Laurel and Hardy - you can tell what's going to happen, and it DOES happen, and the beautiful thing is that everything that happens happens exactly at the second when it SHOULD happen.|
Featured cartoons include "A Haunting We Will Go," "Transylvania 6-5000," "Bewitched Bunny," "A Witch's Tangled Hare," "Hyde and Tweet" and "Hyde and Hare." If you used to watch this all time and feel nostalgic watching it now, then don't let me stop you, by any means. But as specials go, it's hard not to wish they'd just show the original shorts uncut. The easiest way to watch this is just to ignore the fact that there's supposed to be an overall storyline and enjoy the gags on their own terms. I will, however, give some props to introduction, which is pretty cool and has that "halloween atmosphere" that I prize so highly on these things. Other than that, if you're not nostalgic for this particular special, just go find the original shorts.
It's available as a cheap DVD.