I've purchased both of the first two Looney Tunes sets the day they came out, and this one is no exception. Volume 3 is a healthy improvement over the other two in terms of variety of cartoon selection (this set runs the gamut from 1930's "Sinkin' in the Bathtub" all the way to 1959's "The Mouse That Jack Built"), a wide variety of knowledgeable audio commentary providers (Jerry Beck, Leonard Maltin, Eric Goldberg, John K., Eddie Fitzgerald, and Joe Dante, among many others)
I'm one of the people that prefer the older, black and white and early Technicolor Looney Tunes to the later ones. I'm particularly fond of the shorts made during the 1940s. This collection has my favorite Porky Pig cartoon, "Porky's Pig Feat", and plenty of other black-and-white Porkys. Plus, you get other classic Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies shorts like "Falling Hare", "Wakiki Rabbit", "Super Rabbit", "Draftee Daffy", "The Wabbit Who Came to Super", "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!", "The Gruesome Twosome", and a whole lot more.
The selection process for each volume is entirely dependent upon which cartoons have been restored and are available for inclusion. The restorations (which by the way are extraordinary, the washed-out red-tinted broadcast versions of these cartoons are NO substitute for the bright, clear restored versions) take a long time, aren't cheap, and apparently aren't being done in any particular order). So, everyone wondering why their favorites aren't included; they're coming eventually. We just have to wait it out; I personally want to see more of the World War II and mid-1940s Chuck Jones cartoons. But as soon as they're ready, they'll be released.
The special features, while not as comprehensive as the first set (which may not ever be topped in that respect), are still very good: some "Bugs Bunny Show" wraparounds, two full-length documentaries (one on Chuck Jones, the other on Bugs Bunny), plenty of "Behind the Tunes" featurettes (including one on the restoration, satisfying the film technology buff within), and three Private Snafu cartoons as well. Oh, and the menus are spectacular (especially compared to Volume 1's okay menus, and the horrid eyesores that passed for menus on volume two).
There is one area that puzzles me, however: Whoopi Goldberg. While it is obviously apparent that she was needed to introduce the "Tom & Jerry" Volume 2 set (because it contains cartoons featuring Mammy Two-Shoes, a Black character based in racist stereotypes), I'm not quite certain if the slight amount of potentially offensive material included here (Bosko himself is a blackface caricature, I believe a racist caricature or two pop up in the Hollywood cartoons ("Goofy Groceries" has one), and Daffy Duck plays craps with the Black elevator operator--who is heard, but not seen--in "Porky Pig's Feat) warranted Goldberg's forced introduction on all four discs. Perhaps Warner Bros. is setting this up in anticipation of attempting to slide one of the "Censored 11" shorts onto a future volume. Goldberg's introduction doesn't sound like she wrote it herself (which she should have been allowed to do, because I don't think Goldberg would have made it a point to mention WB hired the first Black animator as retribution for their having made cartoons with racially offensive gags), and the segment seems a bit clipped in tone (The Tom and Jerry one is better). If and when WB does decide to release the censored cartoons, Goldberg's inclusion will be seen as a necessary evil (I love her acting and comedy work, but, as a Black man, I am generally apprehensive of apologist disclaimers such as these).
All in all, a highly recommended set. If you have the forty bucks to spend on it, don't hesitate to get it. And if you don't have the money...save up!
Very highly recommended.