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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: 10
Running time: 11 minutes
Original run: May 31, 2019 — 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 June 12, 2019,[1] but made its proper debut May 27, 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 nine Bugs Bunny shorts, five Porky and Daffy shorts, three Tweety shorts, two Daffy Duck shorts, three Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts, and one Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog short, as well as three Marvin the Martian interstitials and four Hole interstitials which star Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.

Other returning characters include Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Granny, Beaky Buzzard, Mama Buzzard, Gossamer, Dr. Moron, and many more.

Other characters such as Pepé Le Pew, Taz, 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 will be released on December 23, 2020.[8]

Voice Cast

Shorts

No. Title Characters Director Original Release
1a "Curse of the Monkeybird"[10] Porky Pig, Daffy Duck Pete Browngardt May 31, 2019[11]
Interstitial "Marvin Flag" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
1b "Harm Wrestling" Yosemite Sam, Bugs Bunny David Gemmill May 27, 2020
2a "Big League Beast" Bugs Bunny, Gossamer, Mad Scientist Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
Interstitial "Mini Elmer" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill May 27, 2020
2b "Firehouse Frenzy" Daffy Duck, Porky Pig Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
3a "Boo! Appetweet" Tweety, Sylvester, Granny Kenny Pittenger May 23, 2020
(Facebook and YouTube)
Interstitial "Plunger" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill May 23, 2020
(Facebook and YouTube)
3b "Bubble Dum" Daffy Duck Kenny Pittenger May 23, 2020
(Facebook and YouTube)
4a "Pain in the Ice"[12] Tweety, Sylvester David Gemmill May 27, 2020
4b "Tunnel Vision" Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote Ryan Kramer May 19, 2020
(YouTube)
4c "Pool Bunny" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Ryan Kramer May 27, 2020
5a "Pest Coaster" Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam Ryan Kramer May 5, 2020
(YouTube)
5b "Rhino Ya Don't" Tweety, Sylvester Ryan Kramer May 27, 2020
6a "Buzzard School" Bugs Bunny, Beaky Buzzard David Gemmill
Michael Ruocco
May 27, 2020
Interstitial "Marvin Flag" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
6b "Wet Cement" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck David Gemmill May 12, 2020
(YouTube)
7a "Siberian Sam" Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam Ryan Kramer May 27, 2020
Interstitial "Moving Hole" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill May 27, 2020
7b "Fleece & Desist" Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog David Gemmill May 27, 2020
Interstitial "Marvin Flag" Marvin the Martian Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
8a "Grilled Rabbit" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
8b "Cactus If You Can" Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote David Gemmill May 27, 2020
8c "Shower Shuffle" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
9a "Overdue Duck" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck Ryan Kramer May 27, 2020
Interstitial "Bees" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill May 27, 2020
9b "Vincent Van Fudd" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill May 27, 2020
10a "Hare Restoration" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Kenny Pittenger May 27, 2020
10b "TNT Trouble"[12] Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote David Gemmill May 27, 2020
10c "Plumber's Quack" Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd Ryan Kramer May 27, 2020

Shorts Yet to Be Packaged

Title Characters Director Original Release
"Dynamite Dance" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill June 12, 2019[13]
"Mummy Dummy" Bugs Bunny David Gemmill TBA
"Basket Bugs"[14] Bugs Bunny David Gemmill TBA
"Sick as a Hare"[12] Bugs Bunny Ryan Kramer TBA
"Postalgeist" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck David Gemmill July 26, 2020
"Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!" Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd David Gemmill July 27, 2020
"Pitcher Porky" Porky Pig, Daffy Duck TBA TBA

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