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The Looney Tunes Show 

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An updated iteration of the classic Looney Tunes characters focusing on their satirical misadventures living in suburbia.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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2014   2013   2012   2011  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Jeff Bergman ...  Bugs Bunny / ... 52 episodes, 2011-2013
Bob Bergen ...  Porky Pig / ... 42 episodes, 2011-2013
Fred Armisen ...  Speedy Gonzales 27 episodes, 2011-2013
Kristen Wiig ...  Lola 25 episodes, 2011-2013
Maurice LaMarche ...  Yosemite Sam / ... 25 episodes, 2011-2013
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An updated iteration of the classic Looney Tunes characters focusing on their satirical misadventures living in suburbia.

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The CGI Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts were only shown in Season One episodes. They were discontented for Season Two for unknown reasons. See more »

Crazy Credits

In a reference to the 3-D Bugs Bunny cartoon "Lumber Jack-Rabbit" (1954), the opening WB shield logo that normally zooms forward in the classic cartoons overshoots its mark and crashes into the screen before moving back into its usual position at the start of the series opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in American Dad!: The Scarlet Getter (2011) See more »

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While not perfect, there's so much unwarranted hate for this show
16 October 2017 | by AnthonyIMDBSee all my reviews

Let me preface this by saying I spent a large amount of my childhood watching television. A fair amount of that was spent on the Cartoon Network, where I watched a LOT of the old Looney Tunes cartoons. I loved and was absorbed by the universe. Bugs Bunny is one of my all-time favorite animated characters.

It seems like a lot of people don't realize the amount of times that the Looney Tunes characters were reworked to fit into a completely new world. Obviously they did it with Space Jam, and made cameos in Roger Rabbit. There's been countless commercials where they could be construed as 'out of character.' They were worked into icons of World War II. They were portrayed as actors in their own universe. They've been in animated Broadway plays and operas. There's been things like The Bugs Bunny Show, Duck Dodgers, and even Baby Looney Tunes.

So, why is it then that having them placed into an animated sitcom-style show seems so completely crazy? The short answer is: it's not.

The Looney Tunes Show actually does do a very good job working the source material of their characters and the slapstick cartoonish comedy into a 'real world' style setting. Again, being in the real world is not a new concept for the Looney Tunes. The writing is actually quite sharp and clever. Bugs and Daffy reprise their roles as the two figureheads of the Looney Tunes as a whole, with their characterizations mostly intact. Bugs plays the cool, calm and collected straight man to Daffy's over-the-top screwball ideas and antics. Daffy is as self-absorbed and greedy as ever, and lives with Bugs — who's made a comfortable living off his invention of the carrot peeler.

However, almost every other character in the show's depiction is hit-or-miss. Porky continues to be the unfortunate folly for Daffy's spiteful nature. He's a very proper, well-mannered pillar of society, yet severely lacking in self-confidence. Tina Russo, a new character, is a duck with a real name and Daffy's love interest. Tina was actually one of the well-made characters in the show. She has a no-nonsense, street-wise personality with a strong sense of self and keeps Daffy in line. She's got an enjoyable deadpan sense of humor and comes off as very relatable.

Then, we have … Lola. This was the biggest, most jarring change to any of the characters on the show and one that I felt was severely lacking. Lola herself knocks an entire star off of my rating for the show because of how often she appears. Lola's initial depiction in Space Jam was that of an attractive and seductive bunny who just so happens to be very good at playing basketball. While she wasn't the best conceived character in history, she still had some redeeming qualities in her exaggerated feminist nature and contempt for being degraded or disrespected. Lola in TLTS is not that at all.

Lola in this show is a bubbly, reckless, hyperactive airhead with a borderline psychotic personality and severe attachment issues when it comes to Bugs. She's unwanted and very abrasive, by both characters in the show and the fandom. I thought of a couple different ways they could've handled Lola's character. They are the following:

A) Lola Bunny is a stock market trader or a corporate CEO. She has a strong personality but can be short-tempered and explosive at times, which is more in line with her Space Jam portrayal. She is almost constantly on her cell phone chatting to business partners or investors, and has little time for anything or anyone else — namely Bugs. Bugs frequently tries to get her attention but typically goes unnoticed by the extremely busy Lola. There's quite a few gags I can think of with this sort of character.

B) Lola is similar to her TLTS character with a critical change. She is now a bubbly, energetic, *smart* young lady. Typically seen as calm and knowledgeable, she is the other characters' go-to person for advice or to simply act as a shoulder to cry on. She can have a relaxing hobby, like tending to a garden or does altruistic things like caring for injured animals. In this way, Bugs is a lot more smitten with her, but because of how virtuous she seems by comparison to him he's not sure how to go about telling her how he feels.

I really feel as though character shifts like these for Lola would've made the series much more enjoyable and perhaps more relatable.

As for the animation, I personally saw nothing wrong with the updated designs they made for season one. It helped to cement the Looney Tunes' presence in a whole new time period of 2011, versus how they looked in 1950. I liked it a lot — it gave the show a fresh, new take on the characters to enhance their new status as citizens of real world suburbia. At the same time, they were cute and never really lost the charm of their original designs. I couldn't believe it when they caved into the complaints (mostly from people that didn't even watch or care for the show to begin with) that the characters didn't look 'Looney Tunes' enough and changed back to the originals. It took a lot of value away from the show as a whole and a lot of its original, updated allure was gone.

All in all, The Looney Tunes Show is a fun twist on the standard Looney Tunes formula. Sure, not every episode is amazing and sometimes the 22-minute running time can feel a little long. However, it's still a severely under-appreciated show with glowing charm that's entertaining for both kids and adults. It's only a terrible shame what some people did to derail, damage, scorn and ultimately cancel this show. It ended far too soon and will be sorely missed.

That's all, folks.


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English

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3 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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