Loonatics Unleashed (2005-2007) is a controversial series about Funny Animal characters, based on the classic Looney Tunes gang, who become mutant superheroes (read: The Justice League) in a dark Cyberpunk universe.In the year 2772, a meteor strikes the City Planet of Acmetropolis, causing all six future Loonatics (and a number of their future adversaries) to gain super powers. The Loonatics are gathered together by their mysterious benefactor, a woman named Zadavia who has powers of her own, to protect Acmetropolis from a variety of villains.The series is, shall we say, polarizing. Possibly what occurs when executives at Warner Bros. , after witnessing the financial bombing of Looney Tunes: Back in Action, decided to copy that "Anime" thing they'd heard so much about and make something the kids of today "understood". The original trailer didn't go over so well. When the harsher designs and dark setting hit the mainstream, Looney Tunes fans around the world revolted, complaining about what they saw as a crass attempt to appeal to its demographic and utter disrespect for its source material. Some say that Loonatics could have more well received if it was not for Warner Bros' advertising campaign, which claimed that Loonatics was a newer, better version of the original Looney Tunes. Warner Bros. greatly revised the show from its pilot, especially when the news media got wind of an internet petition against the show started by an actual 11-year old boy. The result led to the character designs being softened and the concept altered ever so slightly.It should probably be pointed out that in the first season, the characters who were adapted from the original Looney Tunes were limited to the Loonatics themselves and an Expy of Foghorn Leghorn. Perhaps thinking the lack of links was part of the show's lack of success, versions of nearly all the other prominent characters from the classic line-up appeared in the second season along with other nods to the franchise's history. The other significant part of Season 2's Re Tool is that the characters were given more freedom to be funny, bringing the show nearer to being an Action Comedy instead of just Action.Compare Road Rovers and The Mighty Ducks, two earlier Animal Superhero shows with equally ridiculous premises.