New ‘Looney Tunes’ Project Announced By Warner Bros. Animation

What's up, doc? Remember the Looney Tunes characters? Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner? Of course you do, because when you were a kid they were the funniest thing you'd ever seen.

Well, here's some good news for anyone after a shot of pure nostalgia - a new series of short-form cartoons based on the iconic Warner Bros. Animation franchise is on its way.

According to SFGate, multiple artists will work together on the program to produce a season comprising 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation. The animated shorts will be distributed across digital, mobile and broadcast platforms, and should arrive in 2019.

Warner Bros. Animation said that the shorts will be written and drawn by cartoonists which will allow their 'own personality and style to come through in each cartoon'.

Looney Tunes Cartoons, to call the new show by its full name, echoes the high production value and process of the original theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling, reports Comic Book.

Presumably that means they're leaving it to people who know and love cartoons, and not letting studio bigwigs get in the way of things.

Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven stories varying from one to six minutes in length.

Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, said: "The Looney Tunes are one of the most beloved group of animated characters in the world." True words there.

He added: "Looney Tunes Cartoons places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang."

Credit: Warner Bros. Animation/Looney Tunes
Credit: Warner Bros. Animation/Looney Tunes

The new season will feature veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members with Sam Register and Peter Browngardt serving as executive producers.

Fans are already getting excited. One said: "I hope kids have as much fun with this as I did back in the day. If they can look past the fact that its not CGI animation, perhaps they will."

Another added: "Its so rewarding to see that they are giving cartoonists complete freedom on this shorts. A huge bunch of artist that I admire seen so grateful to work with this characters (I would die if I ended up working on a Looney Tunes cartoon)."

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A third commented: "Awesome. Only worry is a modern emphasis on taking older characters and over stuffing them with pop culture References that are never really funny. Hoping for some old school type Gags here that really bring these characters to life again."

So it seems people are as excited as we are. Bring on 2019.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Animation/Looney Tunes

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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