Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Looney Tunes Making a Comeback in Both Theaters and Television

Bugs and Daffy will be roommates in a Cartoon Network series

It seems that a classic cartoon series is coming back to the airwaves and movie theaters nationwide in the very near future. The New York Times are reporting that Warner Brothers is resurrecting its Looney Tunes cartoon franchise, with both a brand new series set to debut this fall and a series of animated 3D short films coming to theaters this summer.

The studio will release the first 3D short film entitled "Coyote Falls," which will feature the classic characters Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, and will be attached to prints of the summer film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, due in theaters on July 30. It was said that Warner Brothers have approved of three new short films, with three more in development. It wasn't said when the second short film would be released, but here's an image from the "Coyote Falls" short that was released by the site.

The shorts will lead up to the brand new TV series on Cartoon Network entitled The Looney Tunes Show, which doesn't have a premiere date lined up as of yet. It was said that the series will feature Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as roommates, with other characters such as Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Marvin the Martian and Porky Pig as their neighbors.

Yeah, this is how I want to remember the cartoon icons of my youth—living together in an apartment building like some warped animated version of Friends.

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4 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I await this wonderful re-imagining with bated breath.

hobbyfan said...

Forget Cartoon Network. If this works, they can flip it over to TBS. Maybe Seth MacFarlane can learn something about how animated humor really works.

Of course, you know, Cartoon Network gave up on Daffy's last series (Duck Dodgers) a wee bit too early for this writer's liking.

Linda said...

> here's an image from the "Coyote
> Falls" short

My God, it looks like a View Master frame.

I am so sick of 3D animation I want to scream.

Jeff Overturf said...

Ugggh!