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New Looney Tunes

 

Warner Bros. Animation is producing new Looney Tunes for the public.

Returning to the original 1930s and 1940s cartoons for inspiration, new shorts go heavy on sight gags and don’t spare the violence. So snowflakes, who demanded the elimination in the ’70s and ’80s of what made the Tex Avery/Bob Clampett/Frank Tashlin/Chuck Jones cartoons such classics, had better shield their eyes.

 

“Our mantra on the shorts is story, comedy and reverence for the classic Looney Tunes of the ‘30s and ‘40s and the way they used a more cartoonist driven animation.”

 

A dozen shorts premiered at the Annecy Intl. Animation Festival in France.

One 90 second short has been released to the public.

 

Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. With a crew of some of the premier artists working in animation today, each “season” will produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation that will be distributed across multiple platforms — including digital, mobile and broadcast.

Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists, allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.

 

Among the sites reporting are Variety and Newsarama.

 

 

 

 

Community Comments

#1 Kip Williams
June/13/2019
@ 8:53 am

This is Tiny Toons all over again—cartoons made by fanboys who think that dynamite sticks or anvils or the word “Acme” are the be-all and end-all of cartoons, and that no story is needed, no characters are necessary, and nothing has to happen for any kind of reason, even flimsy ones. Reminds me of the “three rocks” fetishism of Gilchrist’s “Nancy” stint. One joke, over and over.

A minute and thirty-three seconds, and I gave up before the end,.

#2 Katherine Collins
June/13/2019
@ 1:58 pm

Well, the “violence is what makes cartoons good” school of thought finally jumped the shark, utterly. It’s of a piece with Drumpfism, and all that makes the USA the latest Nazi state. I’m glad I’m not an American. Go snowflake yourself, fascists.

#3 Charles Brubaker
June/13/2019
@ 3:32 pm

Looking forward to these! Lots of talented people worked on it, and it’s good to see the shorts back to form.

#4 Mario500 (full name)
June/14/2019
@ 7:25 pm

I did not like this part of the article (especially its placement of “snowflakes”):

“So snowflakes, who demanded the elimination in the ’70s and ’80s of what made the Tex Avery/Bob Clampett/Frank Tashlin/Chuck Jones cartoons such classics, had better shield their eyes.”

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