Ahoy Me Mateys Captain Cats here! Loony Tunes, the two words that brought so many laughs, smiles, an animation stable which can be compared to the four horsemen in wrestling and gave Disney a run for their money. The last Loony Tunes cartoon was made back in 1969, and the world wouldn’t see them until Space Jam in 1996. After the success of Space Jam, they came back to the big screen in 2003’s “Loony Tunes: Back in Action, which bombed badly. After that, we wouldn’t see them again until 2009 with the odd modern take on the cast in “The Loony Tunes Show” which only lasted for two seasons.
On the opening day of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival or AIAFF for short that all change. According to Variety, Warner Bros. Animation showed a short entitled “The Curse of the Monkey Bird” and was received with roaring applause! Executive Producer Peter Browngardt said this after the short:
“I wanted to go back to the ‘40s ‘Looney Tunes,’ late ‘30s, early ‘40s, super irreverent, super bananas, high energy. They pushed the surrealism, the high physicality of the animation, the expressions in the animation,” – Peter Browngardt
Executive VP Audrey Diehl stated that the Loony Tunes cartoons with being 1 to 6 minutes and the studio is aiming to produce over 1,000 minutes in total. To read the rest of the interviews and what else WBA will be doing here is right here
Personally, I’m super excited for this; Loony Tunes were at their best between 1936-1963. So many wonderful classical characters and shorts came out during that time and the music, OH THE MUSIC! The Music of Carl Stalling was magical and one of a kind. Here is a small sample the Music of Carl Stalling
What’s your take on this news? Will you be watching the new series or skip on it? Let us know!