History YMMV / LooneyTunes

19th Apr '16 7:08:55 AM aye_amber
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Several of the reoccurring antagonists. Jerks or not, it was hard not to eventually feel for them after their millionth painful fail. Especially when it came to characters who were just hunting for prey out of instinct, like Wile E. and Sylvester. FrizFreleng outright admitted to this difficulty in making shorts with ElmerFudd, claiming Bugs was more liable to look like a bully against him.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Several of the reoccurring antagonists. Jerks or not, it was hard not to eventually feel for them after their millionth painful fail. Especially when it came to characters who were just hunting for prey out of instinct, like Wile E. and Sylvester. FrizFreleng Friz Freleng outright admitted to this difficulty in making shorts with ElmerFudd, WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd, claiming Bugs was more liable to look like a bully against him.
8th Mar '16 10:59:30 AM Prinzenick
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** Happens in-universe in ''What's Cookin', Doc?'' Bugs loses the Oscar for "Best Actor/Actress" to Creator/JamesCagney. He spends the entire cartoon trying to convince everybody that he really deserved that Oscar (even playing footage from ''Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt'' - a cartoon that was itself nominated for an Oscar but lost). The cartoon ends with [[spoiler: Bugs being given his very own Oscar just to finally shut him up]].

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** Happens in-universe in ''What's Cookin', Doc?'' Bugs loses the Oscar for "Best Actor/Actress" to Creator/JamesCagney. He spends the entire cartoon trying to convince everybody that he really deserved that Oscar (even playing footage from ''Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt'' - a cartoon that was itself nominated for an Oscar but lost).lost. The whole cartoon was made as an in-joke by Creator/BobClampett to make fun of Creator/FrizFreleng for ''Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt'' getting snubbed). The cartoon ends with [[spoiler: Bugs being given his very own Oscar just to finally shut him up]].
8th Mar '16 10:57:06 AM Prinzenick
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: Foxy the Fox, an early character who was initially planned to headline the Merrie Melodies, is a shamelessly transparent copycat of WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, right down to having a Pluto-like dog in one of shorts, and a WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse-sequel girlfriend--so such so, that the characters title card even adorns the CaptainErsatz page. Creator/WaltDisney was not amused at this plagiarism, and ordered Foxy'a creator, Rudy Ising, to stop using the character after just three shorts.
7th Feb '16 3:19:34 PM nombretomado
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** The series introduced a whole ''army'' of Scrappies in the late 1960s, when the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation original creative staff]] was dumped and Alex Lovy took over the studio. In a desperate attempt to stay in the game, Lovy created some new characters to supplant the classic line-up, and we were treated to such memorable characters as Cool Cat, Merlin the Magic Mouse, and Bunny & Claude. The new characters proved unimaginative, unfunny and unmemorable, and it was soon game over for the original ''Looney Tunes'' series. One "Cool Cat" cartoon even went to the trouble to introduce "Spooky", a seriously dull ghost character, with a mention in the opening titles. A case of hitching your wagon to a sinking ship there. By this point the few original characters still present in the shorts were considered Scrappies as well. Daffy and Speedy in particular due to personality changes and a questionable teamup of the two, though granted outside this [[DorkAge era]] they are EnsembleDarkhorse[=s=] more than anything else.

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** The series introduced a whole ''army'' of Scrappies in the late 1960s, when the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation original creative staff]] was dumped and Alex Lovy took over the studio. In a desperate attempt to stay in the game, Lovy created some new characters to supplant the classic line-up, and we were treated to such memorable characters as Cool Cat, Merlin the Magic Mouse, and Bunny & Claude. The new characters proved unimaginative, unfunny and unmemorable, and it was soon game over for the original ''Looney Tunes'' series. One "Cool Cat" cartoon even went to the trouble to introduce "Spooky", a seriously dull ghost character, with a mention in the opening titles. A case of hitching your wagon to a sinking ship there. By this point the few original characters still present in the shorts were considered Scrappies as well. Daffy and Speedy in particular due to personality changes and a questionable teamup of the two, though granted outside this [[DorkAge era]] they are EnsembleDarkhorse[=s=] more than anything else.
14th Jan '16 1:02:19 PM Homemaderat
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** The latest addition is any insinuation that the Looney Tunes aren't WB's top animation section of the library any more. 2015 was not a good year for evidence otherwise.
23rd Dec '15 11:52:28 PM Adept
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** Then there was the famous incident in which ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'', the first WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon (and the one that pretty much established the kind of cartoons Creator/WarnerBros would put out in the years to come), as well as ''WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot'', the first WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon, were passed up for an Academy Award for one of [[MGMOneshotCartoons MGM's oneshot shorts]], ''The Milky Way''.

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** Then there was the famous incident in which ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'', the first WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon (and the one that pretty much established the kind of cartoons Creator/WarnerBros would put out in the years to come), as well as ''WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot'', the first WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon, were passed up for an Academy Award for one of [[MGMOneshotCartoons MGM's oneshot shorts]], WesternAnimation/MGMOneshotCartoons, ''The Milky Way''.
18th Dec '15 10:55:35 PM LooneyCartoons
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* DorkAge: Every cartoon produced [[http://looney.goldenagecartoons.com/miscelooneyous/1960sarticle.html in the 1960s]] after the WB animation studio initially closed its doors (Except for Norman Normal).

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* DorkAge: Every cartoon Most, if not all, cartoons produced [[http://looney.goldenagecartoons.com/miscelooneyous/1960sarticle.html in the 1960s]] after the WB animation studio initially closed its doors (Except for Norman Normal).in 1964 are often considered as such.
28th Nov '15 10:38:05 PM nombretomado
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The Looney Tunes racing game for the SegaDreamcast, which was very well received. ''Desert Demolition'' and ''Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble'' are also fairly liked.

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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The Looney Tunes racing game for the SegaDreamcast, UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, which was very well received. ''Desert Demolition'' and ''Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble'' are also fairly liked.
23rd Nov '15 6:22:45 PM FF32
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* ArchivePanic: Exactly 1,000 classic-era theatrical shorts, plus the SNAFU shorts and other bits of miscellanea--it's been estimated that watching a non stop marathon of them all would require a week without sleep--even getting through all the shorts already on DVD [[note]]Which amounts to somewhere around 524 cartoons, not including misc. shorts only released as extras on live action movie DVDs, such as "Porky & Daffy" and "Hot Cross Bunny" only being available on the "Angels with Dirty Faces" and "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" DVDs[[/note]] will take you around 3685 minutes, or two and a half days of viewing. At least there haven't been new Looney Tunes shorts ''regularly'' made since 1969. That would make the series even more grueling to get through (both in viewing it and for Warner Brothers Studios to actually put out all the classics -- and not-so-classics -- on DVD and/or Blu-Ray).

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* ArchivePanic: Exactly 1,000 classic-era theatrical shorts, plus the SNAFU shorts and other bits of miscellanea--it's been estimated that watching a non stop marathon of them all would require a week without sleep--even getting through all the shorts already on DVD [[note]]Which amounts to somewhere around 524 cartoons, not including misc. shorts only released as extras on live action movie DVDs, [=DVDs=], such as "Porky & Daffy" and "Hot Cross Bunny" only being available on the "Angels with Dirty Faces" and "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" DVDs[[/note]] [=DVDs=][[/note]] will take you around 3685 minutes, or two and a half days of viewing. At least there haven't been new Looney Tunes shorts ''regularly'' made since 1969. That would make the series even more grueling to get through (both in viewing it and for Warner Brothers Studios to actually put out all the classics -- and not-so-classics -- on DVD and/or Blu-Ray).
19th Oct '15 7:32:11 AM Psi001
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Several of the reoccurring antagonists. Jerks or not, it was hard not to eventually feel for them after their millionth painful fail. Especially when it came to characters who were just hunting for prey out of instinct, like Wile E. and Sylvester.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Several of the reoccurring antagonists. Jerks or not, it was hard not to eventually feel for them after their millionth painful fail. Especially when it came to characters who were just hunting for prey out of instinct, like Wile E. and Sylvester. FrizFreleng outright admitted to this difficulty in making shorts with ElmerFudd, claiming Bugs was more liable to look like a bully against him.
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