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Looney Tunes: Laff Riot is a scrapped television series based on the Looney Tunes characters. Besides the 22-minute pilot, the series would have feature three 6-7 minute shorts which more closely follow the style of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts.  

History

The show began production in 2009 and took three to five years to produce, according to an interview.[1] The staff on the show had been recording and writing episodes since early June 2009, with voice actors cast in May 2009.

The crew first began working on a 22-minute pilot entitled "Casa De Calma". The pilot was shown to the higher-ups at Warner Bros., who disliked it. Due to this, most of the staff were laid off, without notice from Warner Bros., and the show took an eight-to-ten month hiatus, with production to resume in mid-to-late January 2010. To make up for the sudden firing, the staff were given severance packages and vacation pay.

When production resumed, the show was retooled into The Looney Tunes Show, an animated sitcom.

On 31 May 2020, footage leaked onto the internet.[2][3]

Crew Members

Video

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Looney Tunes- Laff Riot - Original Pitch Pilot

Notes

  • According to another interview, at one point during production, the crew attempted to make the characters younger.
  • The Looney Tunes Show episode "Casa De Calma" and the Sylvester and Tweety plot of "Point, Laser Point" were hold-overs from this show (the latter comprising a 6-7 minute short). The only other things that remained in the final product were the overall character redesigns, paint-splat background elements, Bugs Bunny being purple for the first season, the pairing of Witch Hazel and Gossamer (whether they were always intended to be a mother-son pair is unknown), CGI Road Runner shorts and Merrie Melodies such as Grilled Cheese.[5]
  • Joe Alaskey originally voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Tweety in Laff Riot, but was later replaced by Jeff Bergman when the show is later retooled as The Looney Tunes Show. Though this show never saw the light of day, it remains notable as this is the last time Joe Alaskey voiced the Looney Tunes characters in a Looney Tunes TV series before his death in 2016.

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