Cartoon Brew, the respected animation blog, ran the promo art for the new Looney Tunes show we mentioned yesterday day, and the reaction can be summed up by the title of the post: Embarrassing Promo Art for CN’s Looney Tunes Show. Hm well…with the classic Warners characters, you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t…the original cartoons, by Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and so on, were masterpieces of the 20th century. They can’t be remade or reinvented. But the characters remain popular and so new material has an audience. So……..
We seem to recall that Kyle Baker worked on one Looney Tunes resurrection. Perhaps he can be called back into duty.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.