Western Animation: Wabbit A Looney Tunes Production
Wabbit- A Looney Tunes Production (or simply Wabbit.), is a Warner Bros. cartoon featuring the eponymous Looney Tunes, following The Looney Tunes Show. Since the sitcom nature of the earlier show performed well but didn't live up to the reaction Warner Bros. expected, Cartoon Network promises to revert the Tunes more to their original, wacky selves everyone knows and loves. Produced, as always, through Warner Bros. Animation. The show also returns to the Sketch Comedy format of various segmented shorts, this time adding brand new loony friends and enemies to add to the established ones, such as Bugs Bunny's new friends Bigfoot and Squeaks the Squirrel. Some of the established Tunes are altered in some way, such as Wile E. Coyote, who has reverted to the arrogant "super genius" from "Hare-Breadth Hurry", who can speak.Originally planned as a Cartoon Network original, it was then slated for a premiere on Boomerang on October 5 instead. However, it premiered on Cartoon Network on September 21, 2015, as a "sneak preview."Named after Elmer Fudd's famous title for Bugs' species under his speech impediment. Not to be confused with the original cartoons with the same word or just "rabbit" in the title, such as "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!''.
Wabbit pwovides exampews of:
- The Ace: After a stint as a cynic, Bugs is back to his better-known Karmic Trickster persona.
- Animated Anthology: Showcases several shorts per episode starring different characters.
- Canon Foreigner: Squeaks the Squirrel, Bigfoot.
- Denser and Wackier: Bugs leaves the down-to-earth sitcom territory for returning to slapstick.
- Defeat Means Friendship: A surprising tendency for most of the original foes to eventually result in after getting their comeuppance from Bugs' antics. Though, not always.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: The title itself is an example of this.
- Expository Theme Tune: Going down the rabbit hole.
- Genre Throwback: Wabbit returns to the older format of showcasing several short cartoons per episode, like what most of the 1970s–1980s compilation editions were made when the shorts were rerun in TV syndication packages.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Though Cal in "For the Love of Acorns" was being a jerk, Bugs and Squeaks were trespassing on the field, vandalizing property and interrupting a game.
- Screwy Squirrel: Squeaks looks to be this.
- Sketch Comedy: In the vein of the 1970s–1980s compilation shows.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Wile E. is back to his "Wile E. Coyote, Super-Genius" characterization.
- Stock Sound Effects: Unusually, instead of Treg Brown's classic Warner Bros. sound effects, the show makes very heavy use of the Hanna-Barbera sound effects, sort of similar to the late '60s Looney Tunes shorts.
- Two Shorts: An interesting variation. When the shorts are aired on television, they're two standalone five-minute-long shorts (according to production order) compiled together to fit an 11-minute time slot (which the intro acknowledges) .
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Bugs and Squeaks. The two routinely act like jerks towards each other but whenever trouble rears its head they are quick act together to solve the problem.