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The Looney Tunes Show is a television series that aired on Cartoon Network and overseas on Boomerang. It was created by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, who also created the 2003 series Duck Dodgers.

This show debuted 3 May 2011 and ran until 31 August 2014. Tony Cervone stated that the show was cancelled to make room for a new Looney Tunes spin-off show called New Looney Tunes/Wabbit. A Looney Tunes Production,[1] mostly because the show was not well-received with the executives at Warner Bros.

The show's plots contain less visual gags, and are more adult-oriented and dialogue-driven than has been seen in past Looney Tunes shows. Topics that are explored include dating, love triangles, employment, and rooming.

This series is not to be confused with Cartoon Network's 2001 anthology series of the same name.


Bugs and Daffy are living in the suburbs of Los Angeles with "colorful neighbors" including Sylvester, Tweety, Granny, Yosemite Sam and Speedy Gonzales. Classic characters such as Lola Bunny, Tina Russo, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer and many others also appear.

Bugs and Daffy live in the same house and they have to solve problems that arise.

Instead of rivals, Bugs and Daffy are roommates. However, Daffy still seems to retain his envious, greedy, egocentric personality he always had. Many of the characters who originally rivaled Bugs and/or Daffy, including Marvin the Martian, Yosemite Sam, Witch Hazel, Gossamer, and Pete Puma now mingle with them. The Tasmanian Devil even serves as Bugs' pet dog, "Poochie" Elmer Fudd was a hunter and a farmer, but now he is a news reporter who has little to no current connection to any of the other characters.

The show also features Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts (Season 1 only) as well as two-minute music videos showcasing classic characters singing original songs. These music videos are called Merrie Melodies in honor of the classic series of Merrie Melodies shorts.



Fifty-two episodes were produced over the show's two seasons. Each season had twenty-six episodes.

Main article: The Looney Tunes Show Episode Guide and List

A direct-to-video film based on the series, Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run, was released 1 May 2015.

Merrie Melodies

Season 1:

Season 2:


Bugs Bunny
Foghorn Leghorn
Daffy Duck
Jeff Bergman
Lola Bunny Kristen Wiig
Tina Russo Jennifer Esposito
Annie Mumolo
Yosemite Sam Maurice LaMarche

Kwesi Boakye

Henery Hawk
Barnyard Dawg
Ben Falcone
Cecil Turtle Jim Rash
Pepé Le Pew Rene Auberjonois (Season 1), Jeff Bergman (Season 2)
Elmer Fudd Billy West
Witch Hazel Roz Ryan
Wile E. Coyote
Road Runner Paul Julian (archive sound; uncredited)
Tasmanian Devil
Hugo the Abominable Snowman
Beaky Buzzard
Jim Cummings
Slowpoke Rodriguez Hugh Davidson
Pete Puma John Kassir
Marvin the Martian Eric Bauza
Mac and Tosh Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell
Granny June Foray
All singing characters Damon Jones
Porky Pig Bob Bergen


Reaction to The Looney Tunes Show have been mixed. Though the voice acting has received praise, the series has been criticized for its infrequent use of slapstick, its lack of cartoon gags, character designs, personality changes and the "sitcom-styled" format that consists of the characters living in a suburban neighborhood.[2][3][4]

In a 2010 interview with CBC News, series animator Jessica Borutski said in response to fan criticism of the series' new character designs, that the original designs were intended for adults and that it is a new generation to meet the characters[4] Borutski said, "a new design is the only way to keep characters alive."[4] Cartoon historian Chris Robinson noted also that the mark the original characters have on fans is indelible, and that fans are not receptive to change. "Fansjust really become attached to these things," Robinson said. "It's just so strongly in their childhood that they're unable to separate themselves."[4]

Brian Lowry of Variety wrote: "The Looney Tunes Show has to go down as a disappointment — more for adults than kids who aren't as acquainted with the full-strength shorts. Because while puns and wordplay have always had a place in 'Tunes'-ville, building an animated show around sitcom-style one-liners is looney for all the Right reasons."[5]

Robert Lloyd of Los Angeles Times wrote: "Pity the cartoon character. Unable to speak for himself against those who would redraw or rewrite him, he is the slave and plaything of whomever owns the copyright. The human fan can only watch or not and note that in most cases the better work is not usually the latest, and that theatrical versions of old cartoons are almost invariably superior to their television revivals."[6]

Matthew Hunter of Golden Age Cartoons wrote: "The Looney Tunes Show, Cartoon Network's current series featuring the iconic Warner Bros. characters, is a radical departure from the classic shorts we all know and love. The producers "updated" the characters a bit and placed them in a suburban sitcom setting. The show is popular, but many fans of the classics have been very vocal in their displeasure with it. While the original Looney Tunes are known for physical comedy, slapstick and gags, The Looney Tunes Show relies much more on verbal humor and characters finding themselves in awkward situations. It's an interesting approach.."[7]

Devin D. O'Leary of Alibi wrote: "The Looney Tunes Show attempts to rebrand Bugs Bunny and pals for a new generation—by putting them in a standard TV sitcom format. But it's probably not as bad as you're imagining. In fact, it may be the best thing to happen to these characters in a generation."[8]

Brandon Nowalk of A.V. Club reviewed the show and wrote: "The Looney Tunes Show is the most off-putting version of Looney Tunes I've ever seen. Instead of a universe where anything could happen, here the plots are standard sitcom tropes. Instead of a universe spanning continents As the characters live"[9]

Awards and Nominations

The Looney Tunes Show has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.[10]

Year Award Category Nominee Outcome
2011 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Bob Bergen
  • For the voice of Porky Pig
  • Episode "Jailbird and Jailbunny"
2012 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Kristen Wiig
  • For the voice of Lola Bunny
  • Episode "Double Date"
2013 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Bob Bergen
  • For the voice of Porky Pig
  • Episode "We're in Big Truffle"


  • The CGI Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts were discontinued for Season 2 of the show. Wile E. and Road Runner however still appeared in cameos in the show in 2D animation. This was due to the cost of producing CGI shorts along with the show's 2D animation.[citation needed] (October 2017)
  • The show went on hiatus many times during its run, often being pre-empted on Cartoon Network's schedule for Level Up.
  • Since 2015, both the Merrie Melodies and Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner CGI shorts from this show sometimes air as interstitial filler on Boomerang for a program or movie that is running short in order to balance the network's schedule into even half-hours.
  • The start of the opening sequence with the classic WB shield zooming in but overshooting its' mark and nearly crashing into the screen before settling back into its' usual position is based on the opening to the 1953 3D Bugs Bunny short Lumber Jack-Rabbit. This gimmick was also referenced at the start of all the 2003 Sander Schwartz/Larry Doyle-produced Looney Tunes shorts and the three CGI "Road Runner" theatrical shorts produced in 2010.
  • The teaser promo's theme music was a remix version of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down", but it was changed to a fast-paced, jazzy rendition of the theme for the show.


The Looney Tunes Show Episodes
Season 1 Best FriendsMembers OnlyJailbird and JailbunnyFish and VisitorsMonster TalentReunionCasa De CalmaDevil DogThe Foghorn Leghorn StoryEligible BachelorsPeel of FortuneDouble DateTo Bowl Or Not To BowlNewspaper ThiefBugs & Daffy Get A JobThat's My BabySunday Night SliceThe DMVOff Duty CopWorking DuckFrench FriesBeauty SchoolThe FloatThe ShelfThe Muh-Muh-Muh-MurderPoint, Laser Point
Season 2 Bobcats on Three!You've Got Hate MailItsy Bitsy GopherRebel Without a GloveSemper LieFather FiguresCustomer ServiceThe Stud, The Nerd, The Average Joe, and The SaintIt's a HandbagA Christmas CarolWe're in Big TruffleDear JohnDaffy Duck, EsquireSpread Those Wings and FlyThe Black WidowMrs. Porkbunny'sGribbler's QuestThe Grand Old Duck of YorkRidiculous JourneyThe Shell GameYear of the DuckGossamer is AwesomerHere Comes the PigMr. WeinerBest Friends ReduxSuperRabbit