Jenny Slate to Pen LOONEY TUNES Reboot for WB

     September 19, 2012


Cue that iconic opening music: Looney Tunes is relevant again!  Former SNL comedienne Jenny Slate has been tapped by Warner Bros. to pen the feature reboot.  Much like Sony’s successful adaptation of The Smurfs, the Looney Tunes reboot would blend CG and live-action in order to bring the characters to life on the big screen.  Although no word has been released as to Slate’s take on the property, fans can be almost certain of seeing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, Tweety Bird and more.  Hit the jump for more on Slate and the Looney Tunes movie.

jenny-slate-looney-tunesFrom Heat Vision comes the report that WB has chosen Slate to pen the Looney Tunes reboot script.  On board to produce will be David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith of KatzSmith, along with David Heyman (Harry Potter) and his Heyday Films president, Jeffrey Clifford.

Slate, who has also appeared on numerous comedic occasions on VH1 and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, has also voiced characters in The Lorax and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.  You might recognize her voice from the viral YouTube sensation, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.  If not, check it out below.

Looney Tunes has been around in cartoon form since the 1930s, but the most successful feature-length film was the blend of live-action and cartoon animated Space Jam in 1996.  A follow-up of sorts came in 2003 with Brendan Fraser in Looney Tunes: Back in Action.  That iteration was…not so successful.  Here’s to better luck with the current effort!


  • ethomson92

    good luck…

  • Aidan Williams

    This is awesome cant wait to see it i loved the first one with Brendan Fraser i hope he returns that would be really funny.

  • Lance

    It would be great if they did something really witty and clever with this movie. These characters deserve no less.

    Instead I fear we’ll get nothing but potty humor that’s the result of focus-grouping fart jokes on six year olds.

    • 2Chainz

      You obviously havent caught the New Looney Tunes show on Cartoon Network.
      Very clever and witty without losing the subtle hilariousness of these characters. It is possible.

      • Tony Bada-Bing

        @2Chainz- No disrespect, but I can’t agree with you there. I’ve seen the new Looney Tunes show on CN and I’m sorry, I think it’s terrible. The reason is, my impression of the show is they turned it almost into a sitcom basically- Bugs and Daffy are roommates in an apartment in the city; in one episode Porky’s sitting in a restaurant worried about a job interview or something. That just ain’t the Looney Tunes I remember. (But hey, if you like it that’s all you, man.)