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Looney Tunes Cartoons, is a Warner Bros. Animation series based on the characters from Looney Tunes.

It was announced on June 11, 2018 and will consist of 1,000 minutes spread across one- to six-minute shorts. The style of the series is to be reminiscent of those of Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson and Bob Clampett, among others. Uncle Grandpa creator Pete Browngardt is producing these shorts. It made its worldwide premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2019. The series is slated to come in 2020 on HBO Max.

The first short, Dynamite Dance, can be seen here.


Looney Toons Cartoons provides examples of:

  • Animation Bump: Unlike more recent attempts at reviving the Looney Tunes brand, like The Looney Tunes Show or even Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production/New Looney Tunes, the animation here matches that of the classic shorts.
  • Bowdlerize: Elmer Fudd now uses a variety of melee weapons (such as a scythe and woodcutters' axe) instead of a hunting rifle, likely due to the rash of high-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years, and the depiction of guns in kid-friendly media becoming incredibly touchy, as a result.
  • Era-Specific Personality: The creators are mostly using the earliest versions of the characters, particularly evident with Daffy and Bugs.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: One of the shorts titles is "Pain in the Ice"... very punny Warner.
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  • Genre Throwback: The cartoons are styled after the series' heyday of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
  • Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: Dynamite Dance is just Elmer chasing Bugs (while getting dynamite blown up in his face) to the tune of Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours.
  • Mythology Gag: Bugs's yellow gloves are a nod to his prototype design and very first cartoons.
  • Retraux: The animation resembles that of the early 1940s cartoons. Despite being animated digitally and in HD, it has some imperfections such as smudges and blurs, as if the characters were painted on cels.


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