First Images from New LOONEY TOONS Series on Cartoon Network

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In case you haven’t heard, Warner Bros. is launching a new Looney Toons animated series on Cartoon Network along with new 3D shorts that are slated for theaters.  According to the press release, Cartoon Network will air The Looney Tunes Show a half-hour animated television featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck living together in the suburbs.  Also in the neighborhood will be Yosemite Sam, Granny, Tweety and Sylvester.  I wouldn’t be surprised if other Looney Tunes characters pop up along the way.

They’re also doing 3D shorts out later this year are three 3-minute 3D CG short films starring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.  Each film will screen before a major WB family film.  Coyote Falls will be attached to Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (July 30th); Fur of Flying will be with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (September 24th); and Rabid Rider will show in front of Yogi Bear (December 17th).

Hit the jump to read the press release and see images from the new series and the 3D shorts.

The first two images are from the upcoming Cartoon Network series:

And in case you missed it, here’s an image from one of the upcoming 3D shorts:

Here’s the press release:

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTERS ARE ON THE MOVE

This year marks a return to the big screen for Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, two of the most popular Looney Tunes characters of all time.  The studio will present animated 3-D shorts featuring the duo before three of its family features, all to be released this year.  In each new three-minute cartoon short, Wile E. Coyote is as determined as ever to catch the elusive Road Runner, now with an arsenal of state-of-the-art ACME gadgets to snag his quarry—all in stereographic 3-D.  The shorts and films they will appear before are as follows:  “Coyote Falls” (“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” in theaters July 30); “Fur of Flying” (“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” in theaters September 24); “Rabid Rider” (“Yogi Bear” in theaters December 17).

The characters also return to television with The Looney Tunes Show, an all-new half-hour animated television series for Cartoon Network.  No longer confined to seven-minute shorts, iconic Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are out of the woods and living in the suburbs among such colorful neighbors as Yosemite Sam, Granny, Tweety and Sylvester.  In addition to each episode’s main story, The Looney Tunes Show also features cartoons within a cartoon. The Tasmanian Devil, Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian and other classic characters sing original songs in two-minute Merrie Melodies music videos, and the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote are featured in two-and-a-half-minute CG shorts.

The Looney Tunes characters also serve as ambassadors of an active lifestyle for children with PSAs, “better-for-you” food products and a global initiative to get kids moving.  WBCP recently announced a partnership with the Ad Council and the Department of Health and Human Services as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative to combat childhood obesity.  Looney Tunes characters appear in a series of four public service announcements, currently on-air, alongside some of today’s most noteworthy athletes, including stars from the NFL, NBA and Olympics (Drew Brees, Kevin Durant, Tony Hawk and Misty May-Treanor).




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  • http://www.twitter.com/movietechjunkie MovieTechJunkie

    as a Stoner I am THRILLED about this and the return of Futurama. :)

  • Jason

    This is gonna suck. I hope I'm wrong, but it's gonna suck. And do we really need these characters being used to preach a message to kids? These characters started out in animated theatrical shorts that were actually aimed at adults. You wanna know why they suck in every incarnation that came after? Because they were geared towards children. WB needs to either go back to making new Looney Tunes material FUNNY. If not, they should retire these characters and let us remember them for when they had dignity.

    • deshawn

      Your an idiot! you do realize they were talking about the brand name of looney tunes and the characters you idiot! not the actual show besides everybody gives a message out.be your one of those fat asses who doesn’t like carrots huh? also you idiot this is shpaing up to be as good as the classics but idiots like you keep studios afraid of doing anything new they’re afraid and your causing the death of hollywood.

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        And why don’t these cool modern eXtreme studios come up with new ideas?
        They lack intellectual capabilities or something? This is a case when they just milk money from people like you. They are lazy. Creating new and especially establishing quality standart is hard work.
        So they just remake again and again until all beauty has expired.

        New writers have really hard time coming up with new shit. Look what good have we seen in cartoon industry last years? Samurai Jack.. umm.. Megas XLR.. Johnny Bravo died somewhere around that time too. And then comes truckload of crappy half-assed cartoons created especially to make retarded children so they accept other new retarded ideas faster.
        Because nowdays it is easy to write retarded material for retarded kids and eventually retarded population or morons.

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  • geHuC

    Finally have a reason to see Cats and Dogs.. lets hope they show the short here in the UK :S

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  • sense11

    True that.

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  • Rachel Lee

    Blech. I like the old design of Bugs Bunny better (I mean, I know they're trying to make it slightly different for vocal purposes, but he just looks like a pedo-easter bunny in this…). I haven't watched any of the new ones yet (I don't see them anywhere on YouTube), but from what you people have been saying, it's not very interesting. I really wish they would do the exact same thing as before and just accept that the voices will be slightly different. Just new material, perhaps with the more common-day humon thrown into the mix of the respected older humor, and have auditions for the best voices (I know there are people out there who are grand at imitating Looney Toons' voices, so don't give us that, “There's no one who will sound exactly like them,” c-r-a-p. This is Looney Toons we're talkin' about here. Don't bust it up then toss it to the side when things don't work out!

    • deshawn

      Also rachel guess what? the show hasn’t aired! god idiots shouldn’t be allowed on the internet.Also you basiclly described the series it will be a modern version of the characters so congratulations for not reading.And also you have to realize they’re are people who can do the voices but they’res a difference than being in front of people and the mic kevin conory who does batmans voice sounds somewhat different in the both and speaking into the mic aka final product isn’t the exact samething as what was given out.

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    mhm.. I feel it will suck ass. Just an attempt to get last profit from these trademark names.
    Can you really imagine for example Pepe Le Pew (because it is most distinctive) voiced by someone other than Mel? Every new flick does it wrong. now it will be Jeff Bennett.. what the hell.. Go back being Dexters dad and Johnny Bravo, pal.
    Same goes for Bugs, Daffy and so on.

    The 3D is plain idiotic. Attempt to get little kids attention. However they forget LT was a family show – equally enjoyable by kids and grown ups.

    Lets see – the drawing style is ok. But it is another problem – Looney Tunes through all history was a sign of quality. Rarely any animation was so careful and detailed as theirs.
    So this “ok” style doesn’t separate the new show from any other generic show.

    I also assume they will do the same jokes we already have seen. Again. Because there’s not much left when you had a show for half a century.
    I believe new writers won’t feel the timing, that is so important. They will try, but you just can’t be that other person, who did it right. Expect dumb scenes.

    what else to add .. Plain show noone will ever remember. Want to do your kid a favour? Buy them old Looney tunes DVD’s (or downloads) so they have something to watch and maybe show to their kids.

  • Aerex

    Yeah I think this is going to suck and only tail to people of this generation. You know the people who like iCarly, and some of the other retarded live action shows.

    I watched some of those clips and they are not the same humor as the old looney toons. Granted, WB before is not the same as WB now so their thinking is just different. At least they are showing the old stuff which they should do instead of this crap.

    Once it comes on I am not watching it <.<

  • Rick

    I watched a few episodes. An abomination!

  • Thelooniest

    I was totally psyched about this, and then I heard the voices of the toons and I was horrified. For one… The Mouse… they didn’t even try to make him sound like he used to, now he just sounds like a mexican gang banger. The worst is the witch. Instead of the scratchy cackle witch lady of old, it’s a black comedian woman’s voice. I just can’t seem to watch any of these without thinking they just took an icon of my childhood and drug it through the cow corral face first. Either change the actor’s voices or this will not be a hit, like it could be. Find some talented people that can speak like the actors did when Looney Toons were made!!!!

  • Lokesh

    Even Disney’s character coming out in 3D were a huge disappointment…Mickey and his gang looked bad in 3D and there was no fun in the series…

    Let us remain with the memories of the great toons in 2D…

  • amother

    As a mother of small children, I watch cartoons and was excited about the new looney toons. The new ones are terrible! They look weird and make no sense. WB should just keep running the good old ones. They’re still funny!

  • Karl Kruizer

    I just got through watching a couple of episodes of this new “looney tunes”, and I have to ask if the people that run Warner’s these days, ever check what their animators have been doing, do they ever look at their product and say, “well, we paid these guys a lot of money to produce something that our studio can be proud of, ….and they’ve given us this crap. If I was running the studio, I would not allow this to go to air. I would litigate every-one involved, and then make sure none of these people ever work in show business again.

    1. The cartooning itself is cheap and nasty, mass produced with no pride of work on display, devoid of all style….. SHAME Warner Bros, SHAME SHAME SHAME.

    2. The voices no longer have that genuine character element to them, Mel Blanc lent a cheeky, warm, friendly, funny, intelligent/dumb wit to these characters, making them seem almost like family members, Mel’s timing was impeccable.

    3. The story lines are so stupid, I mean this isn’t just bad writing, this comes across as pure contempt for the audience, it’s not funny, nor clever. Why the studio believes that these characters have to display such piss poor attitudes, or have to say thing that are political, topical or just plain stupid and insulting, to give these much loved characters “a new edge” is absolutely beyond me.

    4. It seems no-one at Warners understands the humor that went into making looney tunes, or merry melodies for that matter.

    This is a very poorly executed return to Looney Tunes, have they not learned anything from all their other poorly executed attempts. It seems not! BUT…..

    Having said all that, I do have to say their new 3D toons, (while having only seen 3 new Roadrunner 2 1/2 ~ 3 minute shows), are absolutely right on the mark, the timing is spot on, the look and texture is first rate, and the humor is natural and easy , which actually makes them very funny. and the music used for the soundtrack on each episode is superb, clever, and used to great effect.

    It will be interesting to see how the rest of the charaters shape up if done this way.

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