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Looney Tunes Cartoons
General information
Genre: Slapstick comedy
Created by:
Starring: Eric Bauza
Bob Bergen
Jeff Bergman
Paul Julian
Fred Tatasciore
Michael Ruocco
No. of seasons: 1
No. of episodes: 21
Running time: 11 minutes
29 minutes (Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special)
Original run: 31 May 2019 to present
Networks: HBO Max

Looney Tunes Cartoons is a revival of the Looney Tunes franchise comprised of one- to six-minute shorts. The series released a 90-second preview short online on 12 June 2019[1] but made its proper debut 27 May 2020 on the HBO Max Streaming Service.[2][3][4] This is a departure from recent Looney Tunes productions as each short has different artists and visual styles.

Development

Sam Register and Peter Browngardt (creator of Uncle Grandpa) are the executive producers for this project.[5] The designs for Looney Tunes Cartoons were previewed in the Warner Bros. Animation logo that was first shown before Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and shown in other Warner Bros. film subsequently.

In 2017, after Browngardt finished Uncle Grandpa, he had a lunch meeting with Audrey Diehl, the creative executive at Warner Bros. She was talking about a project that didn't interest him, so he talked about a project that did. As they wrapped up lunch, Pete said "You know, what I really want to do is to direct a Looney Tunes short." She was surprised that he liked the Looney Tunes and got him with a meeting with Sam Register. Browngardt basically said he wanted to do it like the old 40s cartoons. He then planned his cast, which was immediately set to Bauza, and he was really a fan of Jim Soper's art on Instagram, so he hired him as a character designer.[6]

The 2020 San Diego Comic Con panel on Looney Tunes Cartoons revealed that the production took particular pains to preserve the aesthetic and style of the original Looney Tunes. The supervising producer, Alex Kirwan, mentioned that while everything was created from scratch, some reporters mistook the faithful designs as reused backgrounds from the original. Aaron Spurgeon, the art director, was also noted as having used interior design magazines from the 1940s to help stay true to the old looks.[7]

Episodes released so far include fifteen Bugs Bunny shorts, eleven Porky and Daffy shorts, five Tweety shorts, five Daffy Duck shorts, five Road Runner shorts, two Porky Pig shorts, and one Ralph and Sam short, as well as six Marvin Flag interstitials, five Hole interstitials, and three Telephone Pole interstitials.

Other returning characters include Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Beaky Buzzard, Taz, Marvin the Martian, Granny, Rocky and Mugsy, Cecil Turtle, Gossamer, and many more.[8]

Other characters such as Pepé Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Cool Cat, Barnyard Dawg, Speedy Gonzales, and The Three Bears are confirmed to appear in future episodes.

A holiday special Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special was released 3 December 2020.[9]

The second set of cartoons was released 21 January 2021 but was briefly removed alongside the holiday special due to a mix-up. The second set was reuploaded a few hours later but with a few hiccups. For example, the twelfth episode was double reuploaded. It has since been fixed.

Shorts

No. Title Characters Director Original Release
1a "Curse of the Monkeybird"[10] Porky Pig, Daffy Duck Pete Browngardt 31 May 2019[11]
Interstitial "Marvin Flag" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
1b "Harm Wrestling" Yosemite Sam, Bugs Bunny David Gemmill 27 May 2020
2a "Big League Beast" Bugs Bunny, Gossamer, Mad Scientist Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
Interstitial "Mini Elmer" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill 27 May 2020
2b "Firehouse Frenzy" Daffy Duck, Porky Pig Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
3a "Boo! Appetweet" Tweety, Sylvester, Granny Kenny Pittenger 23 May 2020
(Facebook and YouTube)
Interstitial "Plunger" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill 23 May 2020
(Facebook and YouTube)
3b "Bubble Dum" Daffy Duck Kenny Pittenger 23 May 2020
(Facebook and YouTube)
4a "Pain in the Ice"[12] Tweety, Sylvester David Gemmill 27 May 2020
4b "Tunnel Vision" Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote Ryan Kramer 19 May 2020
(YouTube)
4c "Pool Bunny" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Ryan Kramer 27 May 2020
5a "Pest Coaster" Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam Ryan Kramer 5 May 2020
(YouTube)
5b "Rhino Ya Don't" Tweety, Sylvester Ryan Kramer 27 May 2020
6a "Buzzard School" Bugs Bunny, Beaky Buzzard David Gemmill
Michael Ruocco
27 May 2020
Interstitial "Marvin Flag" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
6b "Wet Cement" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck David Gemmill 12 May 2020
(YouTube)
7a "Siberian Sam" Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam Ryan Kramer 27 May 2020
Interstitial "Moving Hole" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill 27 May 2020
7b "Fleece & Desist" Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog David Gemmill 27 May 2020
Interstitial "Marvin Flag" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
8a "Grilled Rabbit" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
8b "Cactus If You Can" Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote David Gemmill 27 May 2020
8c "Shower Shuffle" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
9a "Overdue Duck" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck Ryan Kramer 27 May 2020
Interstitial "Bees" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill 27 May 2020
9b "Vincent Van Fudd" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill 27 May 2020
10a "Hare Restoration" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Kenny Pittenger 27 May 2020
10b "TNT Trouble"[12] Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote David Gemmill 27 May 2020
10c "Plumber's Quack" Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd Ryan Kramer 27 May 2020
11a "Elf Help" Daffy Duck, Porky Pig Peter Browngardt 3 December 2020
Interstitial "Yuletide Taz" Tasmanian Devil David Gemmill 3 December 2020
11b "Holiday Purrchase" Tweety, Sylvester, Granny Kenny Pittenger 3 December 2020
11c "Ho Ho Go!" Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote Ryan Kramer 3 December 2020
11d "Snow Laughing Matter" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Peter Browngardt 3 December 2020
12a "Daffucino" Daffy Duck, Porky Pig David Gemmill 21 January 2021
Interstitial "Moving Hole" Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny David Gemmill 21 January 2021
12b "Kitty Livin" Tweety, Sylvester, Granny David Gemmill 21 January 2021
13a "Chain Gang (sters)" Bugs Bunny, Rocky and Mugsy Ryan Kramer 21 January 2021
Interstitial "Sylvester Car Jack Lift" Sylvester, Tweety David Gemmill 21 January 2021
13b "Falling for It!" Daffy Duck, Porky Pig Ryan Kramer 21 January 2021
14a "Taziator" Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil David Gemmill 21 January 2021
Interstitial "Marvin Flag" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
14b "Climate Control" Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote Ryan Kramer 21 January 2021
15a "Lepre Conned" Bugs Bunny Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
Interstitial "Flag Won’t Stay Straight" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
15b "Brave New Home" Porky Pig Ryan Kramer 21 January 2021
16a "The Case of Porky’s Pants" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
16b "Fully Vetted" Sylvester, Tweety Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
17a "Erabbitcator" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
Interstitial "Planet Split in Two" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
17b "Salesduck" Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck Ryan Kramer 21 January 2021
18a "Pitcher Porky" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, the Gashouse Gorillas David Gemmill 21 January 2021
Interstial "Cherry Picker" Sylvester, Tweety David Gemmill 21 January 2021
18b "Duck Duck Boom" Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd Ryan Kramer 21 January 2021
19a "Postalgeist" Daffy Duck, Porky Pig David Gemmill 26 July 2020
(YouTube)
Interstitial "Anvil" Sylvester, Tweety David Gemmill 21 January 2021
19b "Fudds Bunny" Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny Kenny Pittenger 21 January 2021
20a "Shoe Shine-nanigans" Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck David Gemmill 21 January 2021
20b "Multiply and Conquer" Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote Ryan Kramer 21 January 2021
20c "Parky Pig" Porky Pig David Gemmill 21 January 2021
21a "Shell Shocked" Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle Peter Browngardt 21 January 2021
21b "The Daffy Dentist" Daffy Duck, Porky Pig David Gemmill 21 January 2021

Shorts Yet to Be Packaged

Title Characters Director Original Release
"Dynamite Dance" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill 12 June 2019[13]
"Mummy Dummy" Bugs Bunny David Gemmill
"Basket Bugs"[14] Bugs Bunny David Gemmill
"Sick as a Hare"[12] Bugs Bunny Ryan Kramer
"Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill 27 July 2020

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