YMMV / Loonatics Unleashed

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: An anime-inspired superhero action show.... starring the Looney Tunes? The show tries to combine slapstick and sight gags with tense action scenes, creating a disconnect that makes the whole thing impossible to take seriously. Even people who like the show have a hard time with this.
  • Broken Base: The show had many detractors when it was still airing, bemoaning it as awful. But nowadays you can find a lot of devoted fans for the show who saw it as kids.
  • Designated Hero: Ace is supposed to be the greatest hero of all time, but has some questionable moments, especially in the second season. In "Secrets of the Guardian Strike Sword," for example, he calls out his rival for attacking him from behind, then later in the same fight takes advantage of said rival's distraction to attack him from behind. Worse, that same fight is supposed to prove that Ace is a "true warrior" and thus the one who really deserves to wield his Cool Sword.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Rev and Tech, if only because they're the only characters with somewhat developed personalities and actually have believable and likeable interactions.
    • Also Rev's family (who showed up in Episode 18: Family Business) got a MASSIVE fan base because of their quirky natures.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Optimatus.
  • Genius Bonus: At one point, Duck calls a saber-toothed tiger "Smiley." While this might at first seem to be a jab at the... well, "Saber Teeth," the actual name for a saber-toothed tiger is "Smilodon." That's pronounced "Smile-oh-dawn," for reference.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Ralph "Pa" Runner's animosity towards coyotes is reminiscent of Zootopia, specifically of Bonnie and Stu's animosity towards foxes.
  • Ho Yay: Some fans read a degree of UST into Tech and Rev's friendship. In the second season, the creators may have picked up on this and, in an attempt to reduce it, had Tech and Rev show more animosity towards each other. However, this just made them look like a bickering old married couple.
    • The episode "Family Business" is a goldmine for this with a lot of Does This Remind You of Anything? moments. Rev's parents react to Tech as a stereotypical parent would react to their child's boyfriend, with not trusting him and with sarcastic insults.
    Rev: If you weren't a coyote - and a guy - I'd kiss you!
    Tech: Then lucky for me, I'm both.
    • In "Weathering Heights", during the fight against Weather Vane, Tech saves Rev and the following exchange happens:
    Ace: (about Rev) I WAS going to save you next.
    Tech: I got impatient. (winks at Rev)
    • For some reason Rev always gets close to Tech at certain moments, places his hand on his shoulder and stays that way. No reason is given, he just does that sometimes.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Danger Duck. You can't help but to feel sorry for the crap he goes through, even if he did a Jerkass move beforehand.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Tech
  • Love It or Hate It: 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 been 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.
  • Moe: Lexi, in her flashback from before she became a hero.
  • Recycled Script: The second season has two episodes, "Secrets of the Guardian Strike Sword" and "In the Pinkster," which both use the premise "hero's friend is actually a traitor." Three if you count "The Heir Up There".
  • Snark Bait: You thought Space Jam was the most ridiculed thing to ever be associated with Looney Tunes? Think again!
  • Superlative Dubbing: The Mexican Spanish dub deserves a special mention: Traditionally, Warner Bros. tends to dub almost all their animated, non-Looney Tunes-related series from the 90s to this date into Latin American Spanish in Venezuela since it's cheaper to dub there than in Mexico. This seriesnote  is one the few modern animated ones dubbed by Mexican voice actors, rather than Venezuelan ones, even if Warner Bros. could invoked the fact the Loonatics are descendants of the original Looney Tunes just to avoid dubbing the series in Mexico. The reason for not dubbing the series in Venezuela could be the criticism the company received from Spanish-speaking fans about how the original Looney Tunes were dubbed by Venezuelans in both Tiny Toon Adventures and some few modern shorts.
  • Tainted by the Preview: The early character designs were extremely stylized and overly spikey, and the characterizations were written to be so X-TREEEEEME that it instantly turned people off. The show was being mocked before it even came out, and many of those people continued to mock it while refusing to even watch it. There were even people still complaining about the character designs not realizing those designs had been changed.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The change of the opening theme in season 2 wasn't well received.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: In two different directions.
    • People who thought the idea of redesigning the Looney Tunes as action heroes had promise were put off by the show's over-reliance on Original Generation characters. The first season in particular was all original characters, with the only Looney Tunes characters present at all being the main six. Season two introduced more Looney Tunes characters like Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, and Marvin the Martian, but still tended to rely heavily on original generation characters.
    • People who thought the show was actually a decent action-adventure show usually argue that including the Looney Tunes at all was a mistake and would have preferred all original characters and a focus on action instead of comedy.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: The reaction many unsuspecting viewers have upon randomly stumbling into an episode for the first time.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: As shallow as the writing often was, the voice acting is arguably one of the few saving graces of the series.
  • Uncertain Audience: This show's biggest problem is that after the negative backlash to the original offering, the creators seemed unwilling to commit to being either too serious or too comical for fear of alienating potential viewers even more. As a result it's usually a little too silly for the action to really work, yet at the same time it also takes itself a little too seriously for the jokes and callbacks to the source material to work as well as they should've. The usual favorite example of this kind of wishy-washy treatment is at the end of the show's run where twice big rocks fall on Danger Duck and Sylth Vester, and it's supposed to be funny and forgotten after the next cut (with neither of them supposed to have a Healing Factor to explain this). Then one minute later the villains show up and Ace and Lexi can't blast their way out of a collapsed room because suddenly rocks falling on the Loonatics is something that would kill them.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit: By all accounts one of the most conspicuous examples.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After the failure of Looney Tunes: Back in Action, which starred the classic versions of the characters, Warner Bros. attempted this with a hipper, more modern take in an effort to connect with a younger crow, while the show did manage to do well enough to get a second season, some of the fanbase(both younger and older) were turned off by the premise.