Thursday, February 17, 2005

That's [Not] All Folks!!!

Hey! New on the Kids' WB, it's Loonatics!



I think the Post has it right: Apparently, falling anvils and exploding cigars are no longer enough to keep kids 6 to 11 years old entertained.

The new Looney Tunes-inspired series includes Bugs, Daffy, Wile E., Taz, Road Runner and Lola Bunny (Space Jam, anyone?) . The premise is...well, pretty much what you'd expect from looking at the new Bugs. Those lovable LT characters have been projected 700 years into the future, given superpowers, and outfitted in tight-fitting, slenderizing space gear.

Oh well! I'm curious to see if Jerf, our resident Looney Tunes freakazoid, throws a major crapfit.

Via Gawker.

11 comments:

Alex said...

A) Tiny Toons was a re-working of classic Looney Tunes characters, and it worked great.

B) It doesn't look like Bugs, but he does look awesome and evil. He's probably not evil, though.

C) That being said, this idea sounds like a fake idea someone would come up with. I know its not fake, but it sure sounds it.

christopher said...

You're right. He does look evil. I couldn't figure out what was bothering me about it, but I think that was it.

For some reason, the fact that its taking place 700 years (and exactly 700 years) in the future, makes me totally fine with it.

Anonymous said...

of course you realize that it can be argued that the original Bugs was without doubt evil. his diabolical nature was funny true, but his propensity and seeming compulsion to harass others can not be explained away. let us not allow ourselves the delusion that sociopathy is anything but pure unadulterated evil.

Anonymous said...

he looks like some sort of "bend-y" toy you'd get in a cereal box. it looks stupid. and, i'm sorry, but i'm speaking on behalf of EVERYBODY

christopher said...

I bet the only way he can pick things up is by stabbing them.

Anonymous said...

BUT, in Looney Tunes' defense, nothing says "Saturday Morning Cartoons!" better than yellow eyes.

Monica said...

I'd like to note that Bugs grew more teeth. Now he has his two buck teeth as well as a full set of "other" teeth. Clearly he should use these as some type of weapon.

mjs said...

does anyone know if this is done by the same animators as "batman beyond"? it certainly looks like the same sort of style to me, and that was a WB show too, right?

~m"too lazy to do my own research"js

Stefan said...

So does this mean that the Looney Tunes are somehow immortal, and now at this point 760 years old or so? And also, instead of aging, they're gradually morphing into alternate versions of themselves?

Man, I wish it actually worked that way.

Anonymous said...

I like my cartoon characters static, unchanging. For example, take the Family Guy...
(Why, oh why, do I insist on doing this?[inhales through clenched teeth while striking self repeatedly on forehead])

Jeff said...

I don't have the time to fully throw my crapfit at this moment, but let me just say this. I'm gonna go home after work today, reanimate Chuck Jones's corpse, and he and I are gonna go blow up everything.

When I say everything, I don't just mean the WB headquarters where they're developing this inane show. I mean every object everywhere.

Tiny Toons isn't the same. They were like harmless Muppet Babies. They had different names, and they pretty much kept the senses of humor of the different characters intact. This looks like they're really trying to dispell new young viewers of the notion that the old Looney Tunes ever existed by wiping their brain out with this new Bugs Knifehands Bunny. When this new Bugs dispatches someone, I bet it's going to look a lot more like real ass-kicking than the ol' anvil. That's kinda worrisome to me.

Okay, I gotta get back to work on my weird cheerleaders recording session (more on that later). I'll bitch about this more when I get home.