The Looney Tunes are coming back in arguably the best possible way. Warner Bros. Animation is creating a new series of short-form cartoons featuring the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and many more in what will harken back to the original shorts. There is currently no word on when the new shorts will first make their debut, but the studio intends to release the new Looney Tunes cartoons across various platforms including digital, mobile and via broadcast. So get ready to spend a lot of time with Bugs and the gang in the near future, folks. Here's what Sam Register, president of Warner Bros Animation and Warner Digital Series, had to say about it.
"The Looney Tunes are one of the most beloved group of animated characters in the world. Looney Tunes Cartoons places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang."
The Looney Tunes revival will be produced by Warner Bros Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register and Peter Browngardt are executive producers. Even though the new cartoons will be quite short, one to six minutes each, there will be no shortage of content. The studio intends to produce 1,000 minutes worth of content each season to be distributed across their various platforms. That's a lot of Looney Tunes to take in. With that in mind, there should be room for all of your favorites to show up. Fear not, Barnyard Dawg fans.
Warner Bros. produced the original run of Looney Tunes cartoons that ran from 1930 to 1969. This was during the golden age of American animation produced classic characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, among many others. Animation legends Tex Avery and Chuck Jones are known best for their work on Looney Tunes and voice acting legend Mel Blanc is responsible for originally bringing many of them to life and continued to voice them until his death in 1989.
An exact premiere date has yet to be announced, but the new Looney Tunes cartoons will debut some time in 2019. It's also unclear exactly which artists and creators will be working on the new shorts, but it's said that these will be very "cartoonist-driven" and will capture the voices of those creating them. The most recent iteration of the series came in the form of The New Looney Tunes, which ran on Cartoon Network. The series premiered in 2015 but was canceled earlier this year. This news comes to us courtesy of Deadline.