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Looney Tunes Cartoons: Everything We Know

May 26, 2020
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The Warner Bros Animation produced ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ is an ambitious attempt by HBO Max to take us back to our childhood days. Based on the classic characters from ‘Looney Tunes’ and ‘Merrie Melodies’, this collection of shorts is like a “love letter” or a “passion project” as described by showrunner Peter Browngardt. The series stands out from its modern counterparts since it does not tamper with the imagery or the surreal humor, which had been the trademark of our timeless favorites. Read on to know more about this fascinating show that’s sure to tug at all your nostalgic chords.

Looney Tunes Cartoons Season 1 Release Date

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ season 1 premieres on May 27, 2020, on HBO Max. It will consist of 80, 11-minute episodes, broken up into more than 200 animated shorts.

Looney Tunes Cartoons Cast: Who is in it?

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ features a talented voice cast, with many of the actors voicing multiple characters. Eric Bauza voices Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Hubie, and Bertie. Bob Bergen is the voiceover artist for Porky Pig while Jeff Bergman voices Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, and Ralph Wolf. Fred Tatasciore voices Yosemite Sam, Taz, Sam Sheepdog, and Gossamer. Joining them is Paul Julian as Road Runner, Michael Ruocco as Beaky Buzzard, Candi Milo as Granny, Kari Wahlgren as Lady and Baby Doll, and Matt Craig as Cecil Turtle. Other familiar characters who appear are The Gremlin and Wile E. Coyote.

Looney Tunes Cartoons Plot: What is it About?

Announced way back in 2018, ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ is an ambitious attempt by Warner Bros. Animation and HBO Max to revive the timeless classic. Bringing back iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Sylvester, Tweety, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Yosemite Sam, this collection of shorts features stories in different lengths, tweaked to match the expectations of the contemporary audience. HBO describes the show as reflecting “the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling.”

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ stays faithful to the original style — so much that you will think the characters landed in a time capsule from the 1940s. Packed with the same type of gags, slapstick humor, inside jokes, modern references, emotional moments, and memorable characters, it does not meddle with the original perfection. Its classic animation and absurd tales are a fresh departure from the current cartoons, which are more grounded in reality. There is no overthinking, no adherence to laws of physics, and no product merchandising. After all this is what animation should be like!

Looney Tunes Cartoons Trailer

You can watch the trailer for season 1 below:

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