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"Wabbit - A Looney Tunes Production" Toplines Cartoon Network Upfront Presentation

by Jerry Beck
March 10, 2014 12:50 PM
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The dry, sardonic and droll Bugs Bunny of recent The Looney Tunes Show is gone. "The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back" according to the Cartoon Network who is once again reviving the classic in a new series, Wabbit - A Looney Tunes Production.

Cartoon Network revealed it's upcoming slate of new programming to advertisers this morning at their annual upfront conference.  The biggest surprise was the announcement of yet another revival of the classic Looney Tunes franchise. Warner Bros. Animation will put Bugs Bunny stars an all-new series "consisting of comedic shorts that find the iconic carrot-loving rabbit matching wits against (and getting the best of) classic characters like Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote." The scary part of that announcement was the next part, about "new" characters: "Along the way, Bugs will encounter brand-new foes…and he’ll have some help from new friends like Bigfoot and Squeaks the squirrel." Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best. 

As for the rest of their announcements, most of it was revealed earlier. Here's the press release issued today: 

New Original and Acquired Programming:

Over The Garden Wall: Headlined by an all-star voice-cast that includes Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Collin Dean (The War at Home) and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Over the Garden Wall is Cartoon Network’s first event mini-series, an animated comedy/fantasy story about two brothers, Wirt and Greg, who are trapped in a mysterious world. In this ten-part mini-series, Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land until they find their way home, aided by a wise old Woodsman who gives them directions and a bluebird named Beatrice. Music plays an important role in the series with a soundtrack full of Americana-influenced original songs. Over The Garden Wall is created by Pat McHale and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Clarence: From creator Skyler Page and premiering Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m., Clarence is a new, original animated series about an optimistic boy who wants to do everything. Because everything is amazing! Clarence was conceived as part of the prolific shorts development program at Cartoon Network Studios, which has resulted in six original series for the network: Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe, Clarence, Over the Garden Wall and We Bare Bears .

We Bare Bears: We Bare Bears is a comedy about three bear siblings, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Each episode follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they’re looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous. Whatever the situation, it’s obvious that being a bear in the civilized, modern world is tough—but at least they have each other. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong (Toy Story of Terror!), We Bare Bears is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

The Tom and Jerry Show: The iconic cat and mouse rivals are back in The Tom and Jerry Show, a new, fresh take on the classic series. Preserving the look, characters and sensibility of the original, the all-new series shines a brightly colored, high-definition lens on the madcap slapstick and never-ending battle that has made Tom and Jerry two of the most beloved characters of all time. The Tom and Jerry Show is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and will premiere Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Be Cool Scooby-Doo!: Be Cool Scooby-Doo! is an all-new 22-minute animated comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation. The Scooby gang is back with a modern comedic twist on the beloved classic. With high school over and one last summer to live it up, the gang hits the road in the Mystery Machine, chasing fun and adventure. But monsters and mayhem keep getting in the way.

Wabbit - A Looney Tunes Production: The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back! From Warner Bros. Animation, Bugs stars in an all-new series consisting of comedic shorts that find the iconic carrot-loving rabbit matching wits against (and getting the best of) classic characters like Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote. Along the way, Bugs will encounter brand-new foes…and he’ll have some help from new friends like Bigfoot and Squeaks the squirrel.

LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu: Continuing its robust partnership with The LEGO Group, Cartoon Network will re-introduce viewers to the awesome world of NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu with six new half-hour animated specials in 2014, followed by all-new episodes of the highly popular series slated for 2015.

Sonic Boom: Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world's biggest gaming icons for over 20 years and this year a new branch of the Sonic universe debuts, entitled Sonic Boom™. With a new look for Sonic and friends, the franchise’s first-ever CG animated television series, an action-packed comedy adventure, will premiere on Cartoon Network with support from an extensive video game release of the same name. The Sonic Boom television series, coproduced by SEGA of America, Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the 2014/2015 season.

Total Drama: Pahkitew Island: All-new island! All-new cast! Same old disregard for human safety! The Total Drama series returns as Chris and Chef put the newest generation of contestants through the craziest challenges yet—all for a chance to win one million dollars! Total Drama Island is produced by Fresh TV Inc.

Numb Chucks: Woodchuck brothers Dilweed and Fungus didn’t always see themselves as mystical Kung Fu saviors until they stumbled upon an infomercial featuring mega legend Woodchuck Morris’ mullet-fueled motivational kung-fu video "The Way of the Chuck!" With an endless supply of confidence but a limited supply of brain cells, and countless hours of watching the video, this dimwitted duo transmorph-ified into THE NUMB CHUCKS!

Beyraiderz: Sho, Jin and Leon find themselves trapped on a strange world once defended by the Six Mythic Beasts who upheld justice and brought prosperity for all through the battling BeyRaiderz tournaments. When the Beasts mysteriously disappeared, the world fell into ruin, and now it’s up to Sho and his friends to uncover the hidden BeyRaiderz stadiums, to battle to bring the Beasts back and restore prosperity to the world!

Original "Always On" Programming for Cartoon Network Multiple Digital Platforms:

Angelo Rules (Season 2): For a kid, life can be a daily battle. There are adults, siblings, teachers and rivals telling them what to do, what not to do, what to say... Well, it’s time for kids to take control and Angelo's here to show the way! He observes and then comes up with elaborate strategies to wheedle, sweet-talk, con, and work around any adversary. Season two of this new series comes from TeamTo and Cake Entertainment.

Detentionaire: Framed for a major prank and punished with a full year of detention, high schooler Lee Ping sneaks out of detention to try to expose who was really behind the prank and avoid being caught by the school’s principal Barrage. After clearing his name, Lee again attempts to sneak out of Barrage’s upgraded detention room, discovering that a strange pyramid under the school has something to do with Lee’s key, the parents council and the blue tazwurms. There is more to the school than meets the eye! Created by animators Daniel Bryan Franklin & Charles Johnston, Detentionaire is distributed by Nelvana.

Rocket Jo: Rocket Jo is an inventor-adventurer: his unique goal is to get his jet-pack to function and send him flying in the air for good… without effect. But his valiant attempts are always a false dawn to viewers' great delight, as there always are failures, gags, explosions, falls, etc. Produced by Millimages and 2D3D, Rocket Jo works hard, drawing upon all his imagination, to make viewers laugh, both children and parents.

Returning Series

Adventure Time 

 Legends of Chima  

Teen Titans GO!

The Amazing World of Gumball 


Tenkai Knights

Ben 10 Omniverse 

Pokemon the Series: XY 

Uncle Grandpa


Regular Show

Johnny Test 

Steven Universe

Cartoon Network Images from "Clarence"
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  • Ella Dion | July 24, 2014 4:56 AMReply

    That crappy 'looney tunes' show is gone? Thank goodness.

    The characters are OOC, Lola has become an annoying, stubborn, needy and cliched, just like the others. None of the characters are likeable neither is the plot. If you're watch this show just to past time, don't waste your time. There are much creative shows other than this garbage. What kind of a sitcom is that? A shitty sitcom, that's the right kind for this show. Hell it even makes Nick Jr and other PBS shows hell more entertaining! I'd rather watch mold grow than this crap! Taz is supposed to be vicious not a house pet dammit! And look at Yosetmet Sam, he's supposed to destroy Bugs not harrass Bug and Daffy at their own home! This show is the reason why I'm writing a story about them and how they failed! I won't be even surprised if Looney Tunes' popularity declines every show or segment made!

    Don't know which is worst, the Looney Tunes dancing to Lisa Stanfield's you can't deny it or this show? I'd say both!

    Plus despite the wacky appearance of the cartoon, it wasn't a stretch and squash type of show like it should be, but it instead it was lame-o sitcom. Despite its "improvement" it never won my interest. Plus thankfully it was cancelled.

  • John Smith | July 23, 2014 10:16 PMReply

    The looney tunes show, I hate it. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Some details in the animations felt really wrong (the design in general of Bugs, Lola, Porky, etc. like a creepy buffoons with big heads and big feet, but I agree the fact when they have their bad moments, it was the worse. Stupid just for the sake to be funny. The original humor was absurd sometimes, yes, but it make sense and doesn´t feel like this thing. I watched the show all my childhood and see this was an absolute torture

  • Lauren | July 23, 2014 12:23 PMReply

    Well, I personally loved The Looney Tunes Show! I thought the characters were fun and I personally thought that the old show was awful and tasteless. I think the new Lola is really funny! I think it's nice to have a few clueless and strange characters instead of a bunch of ordinary characters with overused, overrated personalities. Sure, I wasn't crying when I found out the show was being cancelled, but I was a little dissapointed.

  • John Smith | July 23, 2014 10:22 PM

    It's the new show that was awful and tasteless, the old show as a lot more entertaining and hilarious than that crappy sellout.

    Glad that show was dead, you need to lighten up and realist what the show actually did was butchering the loved franchise that billions of people enjoyed more.

    I find the new Lola to be an annoying character.

    So you were crying over a show that brutally murdered the franchise? And you feel disappointed? I was HAPPY when that show got cancelled, because that show also got called out as a sellout and another modern temptation to upgrading the Looney Tunes but always fall flat.
    It's time to get back to the original and realise the original was more golden and this show turned the Looney Tunes into Law & Order and butchered it. Cause this is exactly the perfect time to do so.

  • Jody Morgan | July 22, 2014 10:48 AMReply

    It's the Comment Section That Wouldn't Die!

    Seriously, I didn't care for The Looney Tunes Show myself, but I don't feel it necessary to post about how I hated it under a 4-month-old article a good 6 months or more after its cancellation was announced. Yet that's all anyone can talk about here. Why?

  • Vanessa | July 18, 2014 6:15 PMReply

    Gosh!! That new looney tunes show is just terrible!! I even saw some advertisements while I was at Wal-Mart......and as I can tell, the animation is just flat and terrible and voices are horrid. And looking at some pictures, Taz's appearance in that cartoon is so FUGLY that they made his eyes yellow that he looks like he's someone else; while the REAL Taz has white eyes. The old Looney Tunes is better than that crappy show they just made. They way the characters look in that new show is a DISGRACE to all the older stuff, especially the '96 movie Space Jam that introduced Lola.

  • CJ | July 16, 2014 4:58 PMReply

    I hated the new Looney Tunes show with a passion for a number of reasons when it first came out a while back. No matter what these new LTS or TT cartoons do, they won't change how awesome the older versions are. So, that said, I am willing to give this Wabbit show a try and if I don't like it, I guess I can just move on and pretend it doesn't exist. Just like Teen Titans Go!.

  • Ridley Williams | July 9, 2014 2:23 AMReply

    I personally hate it when people say that if we don't like TLTS we are basement dwellers that don't like change, they are complete empty headed dumb asses who just can accept opinions and belives like "Oh hhhnngghh hnnnngh change is for the better hhnnnnggh hnnnngh this is getting old hnnnghnnngh we want new hnnnnngh hgggnnngh". I mean come on, why would they make a Looney Tunes show that is absolutely nothing like the old ones? Oh yeah, because they are money whores and they don't care about what they create as long as they get paid. Yeah it's new, but that doesn't make it good. I think they should have left the show alone and perhaps showed the old Looney Tunes episodes instead of creating new ones.

  • Damisha | July 6, 2014 12:40 PMReply

    I have no indication the new Wabbit show is gonna be decent, the Looney Tunes Show was bad enough to brutally ruin the franchise since Loonatics Unleashed.

    You know what really pisses me off about that show (outside of the jump-the-shark change of Lola Bunny)? Answer: The creators say that they changed many of the characters so they can "meet a new generation". But here's my question: If many of those characters were already good to begin with, why would they need to develop them? Hell, they're not even developing them. They're just making them stupid, annoying, or just plain unlikable. And looking at how they "developed" them just makes me feel like I was hearing all that "space between spaces" crap from "Crystal Skull".

  • David Brown | July 5, 2014 4:19 AMReply

    Tony Cervone,

    You seriously think Jessica Borutski's designs would keep the original Looney Tune characters alive? Honestly you should have said her artwork of the Looney Tunes are only good enough for fan made cartoons and it's a very bad idea to revamp the original Looney Tunes we all know and love into abominable looks. It's no wonder why a lot of people hates the show and starts to dislike you, all you care about is trying to do whatever it takes and force your terrible ideas... or something, SOMETHING that makes it look like it would fit for today, but guess what, ALWAYS FAILS. You wonder why The Looney Tunes Show got a minimum of 52 or 54 episodes?

    Something like this aint worth your time Tony Cervone and Spike, Modernizing anything will never ever ever ever ever fit. Just stop. Quit pretending things need to be modernized and rethink wisely and know what you REALLY needed back. The original Looney Tunes, especially their original looks.

    It's a big shame you guys always try hard into making a better Tom and Jerry show and you know how much mistakes you made towards, and now you are gonna modernize the Looney Tunes?! Shame on all of you. It's really sad and pathetic, start listening to the complaints of us and critics and follow up to it, otherwise, you people are just gonna fail.

    I mean seriously Spike and Tony, go get a better animator/character designer, unlike 95% of animators around the world can and would love to draw the original Looney Tunes in todays generation (though 50% of them works at Disney now). If you hadn't kept that modernization feeling in your asses and kept their original looks in the Looney Tunes Show, you guys would've continued on with another season, people would love that show even more, you seriously had that chance but no, you just let that good desicion pass by all because of your stupid ideas for the Looney Tunes, like character design changing, character personality changing (except Daffy, Porky and Lola), and the show format itself. Stick with the originals next time when Wabbit gets the boot out of the networks and you will be a hit, I could go over to Warner Bros. Animation right now if I have to, and I can PROOVE and SHOW you what Looney Tunes WAS before and LOOKED Before, ironically I live far from where you guys but I would do it myself and bring The Looney Tunes Show and Wabbit (if it aint a hit) a big shame.

    Spike and Tony, please listen to your TRUE original Looney Tunes fans, dont make Chuck Jones roll in his grave, thnx.

  • Jody Morgan | July 6, 2014 6:21 AM

    I confess that I'm a little bit confused here. You insist multiple times that any new Looney Tunes show should keep the "original" designs, when just about all the characters went through significant design changes during the original theatrical Looney Tunes run. I would assume you meant the late '40s to early '50s designs for the characters, but then you talk about Chuck Jones rolling in his grave, and the designs he used for Bugs and Elmer in the '60s and later are arguably a bigger departure from that c. 1950 look than Jessica Borutski's designs are. Then there's your complaint about character personality changing, but then the three exceptions you list are Daffy, who went through the most extreme personality change during the original theatrical run; Porky, who was probably the closest to his theatrical character on The Looney Tunes Show; and Lola, who isn't even one of the original theatrical cast and who underwent the most drastic shift in characterization.

  • Michael Dragonetti | June 29, 2014 8:24 AMReply

    I don't get why it's hard for Warner Bros to do a good Looney Tunes show now. Seriously, an animated sitcom where most of the personalities are swapped, not good. Even from the promos, I didn't like the look of it. I did part of an episode where Lola ran away crying but I didn't really get it. Is Warner even trying?

  • Jason | June 28, 2014 7:59 AMReply

    I was very happy when The Looney Tunes Show ended, that show was nothing compared to the original except for the Wile E Coyote Shorts. I'm also upset the fact they changed their personalities and designs, I really hated that. I wonder if Chuck Jones was alive today and watched the show, oh my god he would shred that show apart and every single one of the crew who worked on this. Burn in Hell, The Looney Tunes Show, nobody cares for you now!

  • Sandra | June 23, 2014 7:10 PMReply

    the looney tunes show does have poor humor, and the characters aren't what they used to be. bugs has became in to a total know-it-all douche bag who's way too mature to even be a cartoon character, daffy is a total retard who doesn't know how to take care of himself, speedy is some-what hinted to be an illegal alien and barely runs and does his little "speedy tricks", porky is now a character who's treated with barely any respect, sam and elmer never shoot a gun any more (maybe because cartoon network is too afraid that parents will start BITCHING just because a gun was shown), lola was once a strong female character with talent and great respectful personally, but now that been flushed down the toilet in shitty-town, 'cause now she's a total annoying bitch who never shuts up!and she has no talent or responsibly (making her one of the useless characters), the witch and monster aren't even scary or crazy, the gophers are just weird and a bit creepy, marvin is suppose to on mars right? NO he's a earth! he's not even abducting bugs any more and he never seems to use his lazer any more, the puma hasn't really changed much though, taz is suppose to be in tazmania trying eat bugs and possibly daffy but now he's treated as a dog (cartoon network most likely did that because they thought taz maybe thought as a cannibal to the other characters followed by other little bitchy complaints by parents), tweety and slyalvester still chase each other, but it's more like a regular cat and bird chase, there's no tricks and turns in there fights, this cartoon relates more to depressing reality than the fun cartoon world.

    but i watch the show to see if there's any hope for it to become funny again, so far it still lacks humor, i mean the show has it's funny moments, but it barely shows.

    the original is a 1000000000000000000000000 times better than this piece of crap-of-a-remake!

  • Kyle Briggs | June 22, 2014 9:57 PMReply

    Well, what can I say about this!? "The Looney Tunes Show" was a dumb, boring, stupid, and disgraceful show, through and through. It should have kept all the major characters faithful to their classic designs and personalities, and its art style, animation, writing, and musical scoring should have respected those of the "Golden Age" Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. But instead, "The Looney Tunes Show" gave us twisted and poorly (if not horribly) drawn reinterpretations of our animated friends of yesteryear, idiotic plots that make absolutely no sense at all, horrid voices that show little respect for the classic character voice performances that the inimitable Mel Blanc and his colleagues gave us, and horrendous songs that were poorly scored and badly written!

    The new personalities given the characters on the show were just failed and flawed, for everyone: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, the Tasmanian Devil, and all the others. Replacing the established character of "Melissa Duck" with the OC "Tina Russo" was completely unnecessary. Particularly infuriating to me was Yosemite Sam being portrayed as harassing Bugs and Daffy at their own home rather than plotting to destroy them as he was supposed to, Taz losing his viciousness and becoming a calmer, tamer house pet, and the once-monstrous Gossamer transforming from a menacing threat to a stupid "child" who sings as badly as young Justin Bieber. Not to mention, the new Lola was something worth hating; she should have just been portrayed as a modest version of her previous design (and I'm saying "modest" because 21st-century fiction, in my opinion, has somehow "over-sexualized" females to a level I can't even begin to tolerate)!

    This show was a COMPLETE disgrace to the classic Warner Bros. cartoon output from the 1940s and 1950s. It was not creative in any way, and it disrespected its heritage completely. It was a horrible, disappointing, and outright miserable program, and was NOTHING like what cartoons should be.

  • Haha | June 21, 2014 9:33 PMReply

    All I can do is sit here and laugh at these so-called "cartoon purists" who have nothing better to do than rag on a new spin on the Looney Tunes that millions of people actually enjoyed. Get off your high horses, get the stick out of your asses, etc. You all need to lighten up and realize that the show was actually funny and enjoyable, but the reality is most of you probably never even watched it.

    But really, this is sad. You're a bunch of adults complaining about a new show they gave to a bunch of cartoon characters. Please - just stop. Get a life, seriously.

  • Jason | June 28, 2014 8:01 AM

    *millions of people actually enjoyed

    That show was gotten mixed responses from everybody.
    There were millions of people actually hated it.

    I hate it personaly. :)

  • Phil Larson | June 17, 2014 4:58 PMReply

    I HATED "The Looney Tunes Show" with a vengeance, and laughed while pointing when it finally died. That's the ONLY time it ever made me laugh. Ha! :)

    I would consider it more like a show with a stoner type ambiance to its apparent structure with its insubstantial misuse of veteran cartoon characters and driftwood plot development per episode.
    Even if they were using a "sitcom style of humor," they should've kept in mind not every sitcom on TV is any good, so why would THIS have been any different if they put such little effort in it? Especially given how the material they used was in many ways BELOW par compared by average sitcom standards.

    And no, they didn't need to make adult content references similar to most standard sitcoms to be exactly as qualified, in case any would bring up, but they should NEVER have taken away everything that made these characters who they are: LOONEY TUNES!!

    Saying not to take it seriously because it's "intended for kids" is never an excuse for trying so little in case any chime in with that stupid common off-handed remark. That mindset is what enables for more substandard crap like THIS series and others like it to keep being formed by those hacks in charge digging entertainment down into a pit that could take years to realize it obviously shouldn't be that way. That level of belittling thought and expectations already cost us more actively stimulating and profound franchises like "Young Justice," "Spectacular Spiderman," "Megas XLR," "Motorcity," "Sym-Biotic Titan," or "Wolverine and the X-Men!" They ruined the chances for all those superior shows leaving room for horrid ones like "The Looney Tunes Show," "Teen Titans GO!" "Sanjay and Craig," "The Breadwinners," "Rabbids Invasion," and all those grotesque Marvel Animated shows "Ultimate Spiderman," "Hulk and the agents of SMASH," and "Avengers Assemble?!"

    Back to THIS trainwreck, the creators focused so much on showing off how modernized they were making these Looney Tune characters they resulted in taking everything that made each of them who they are!
    A fundamental mistake any creator worth his salt should never dare make FYI!!

    Turning Lola into a bubble headed moron/stalker made her more creepy and frustrating. And that's just annoying, not funny. The other characters didn't fair any different becoming very boring with how they were integrated into the series.
    Bugs no longer put idiots in their place using his own set of tricky humor and essentially became the very thing he mocked as a carless homeowner in over his head; Daffy no longer had his old greedy nature coming up with a hair-brained scheme to get rich reduced to being only a public menace with the initiative of a dimwitted dog chasing its tail; Marvin the Martian never referenced anything relevant to Mars nor any questioning about him being a Martian living on Earth doing his trademark dorky anger thing; Taz is suddenly domesticated living as Bugs's pet and doesn't even spin anymore or go wild by the whims of his insatiable appetites; Foghorn Leghorn is a self-destructive mogul lacking both common sense or his own style of smart-ass tricks who would laugh at his own misfortune instead of others like his comic partner Barnyard Dog; Yosemite Sam was more of an obnoxious neighbor than being a gold digging pistol weilding criminal out to get rich or destroy Bugs guided by his wild temper; Sylvester and Tweety didn't get an elaborate role for their feuding; Granny seemed like she had alzeihmers; Witch Hazel really had to be renamed Lezah sounding like a hip black woman? Elmer Fudd is a Weatherman, whom only makes cameo appearances now? And again, it was overkill turning Lola from being reliable to being a moron. Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, and Porky were the only ones who kept true to who they're supposed to be. The list goes on, but I've made my point
    This show should never have been attempted and we're all much better off without it.

  • Haha | June 21, 2014 9:39 PM

    "Saying not to take it seriously because it's "intended for kids" is never an excuse for trying so little in case any chime in with that stupid common off-handed remark. That mindset is what enables for more substandard crap like THIS series and others like it to keep being formed by those hacks in charge digging entertainment down into a pit that could take years to realize it obviously shouldn't be that way."

    Oh please, shut the hell up. Stop trying to justify your nostalgia-biased crap and whining like a spoiled manchild because someone touched your cartoon characters. It's sad.

    People are like YOU are the reason why nothing fresh and innovative comes out now because you're all too goddamn sensitive and want everything to stay exactly the same. I'm not talking about just this show - I mean any new show in general. People like you who go "Aw man, things on TV just aren't as good as they used to be when I was growing up!" Surprisingly, they network doesn't give a shit about you because you're not their demographic. And those shows you loved as a child? Yeah, there were whiny nostalgic morons like you complaining about THOSE, too! It's a cycle of stupidity, and you're a solid part of it. Good job, idiot.

  • Anthony | June 17, 2014 12:45 AMReply

    So much hate on this board for TLTS. Look, I was born in the 80's, I watched Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon religiously - it's ingrained in my childhood. The endless reruns of Merry Melodies were great, and Bugs was always my most favorite character. I loved how he outwitted and outsmarted everyone else in the most clever ways possible.

    I gave TLTS a shot and - what a surprise - I liked it. It was different. I actually LIKED the character designs from season one and everything felt like a fresh take on some of the most old-school cartoon characters. I enjoyed the dry wit of Bugs, the foolishness of Sam, the craziness of Lola and the straight-faced aspect to Daffy's insanity known as Tina Russo. I'd dare say Tina was my most favorite character on the show.

    While I found season one highly enjoyable, season two was really not as great. They reverted back to the 'old school' look the characters had and it just made them seem totally out of place. Some of it was enjoyable but overall it just felt lazy and the episodes took forever to be aired. It just did not have the same charm season one had and - dare I say it - it jumped the shark for me. So, to THAT end, I will say that I am also glad TLTS ended because it was getting forcefully stale and repetitive.

    Despite all that, season one will always remain a fun, fresh take on the old Looney Tunes characters that felt like a hilarious TV-PG sitcom-style cartoon show that just 'worked.' It was fun while it lasted. And now we move on. Here's hoping that Wabbit will be as enjoyable, if not more so.

  • Mark | June 19, 2014 2:06 AM

    Liking the "Looney Tunes" Show is sort of like liking the Tom and Jerry Movie.

    I gave the Tom and Jerry movie a shot and --what a surprise - I liked it! It was different, I LIKED the part where Tom and Jerry actually started to talk through out the entire movie and everything felt like a Fresh take on the most old-school cartoon characters. (Sarcasm)

    I honestly do not get why you actually liked those terrible designs that Jessica Borutslut made for the show especially season one, those are freaking terrible!

    Of course season two reverted the old school look on the designs, because guess what? 'Fans where right'. Changing them to compare with the 2010s or attempt to make a "fresh take" on the classics DOES NOT work at all for them to make them fit into today's world. Kind of like Sonic'06 how Sonic Team cares to "modernize" Sonic the Hedgehog and the rest of the games but will always get mixed to negative responses due to modernization! I mean sure Sonic fags will like those games but what the hell.

    This show is the next Sonic '06 and I will always picture that. If you really liked those terrible designs that Borutslut made, why not make fan cartoons out of it? You know that will be a lot more better instead of actually using them to make a "fresh take" (which will never work) on the classic Looney Tune cartoons.

    Chuck Jones is disappoint in you.

  • Rob | June 17, 2014 1:54 PM

    Don't get me wrong; I sort of liked the show. However, they are right, the show was an insult to the old times. The Looney Tunes Show was bad enough to even show a 'fresh take' from the original, especially Jessica Borutski's rendition of the Looney Tunes. Unfortunatley, especially if it's the 'Looney Tunes' living in a suburban area doing anything what Seinfeld does, it doesn't fit for the Looney Tunes well than what WB thinks, the Looney Tunes aren't being the Looney Tunes. The show is just another hit and miss next to Space Jam.

    The only characters I would considered Looney in the show is just Daffy and Lola Bunny, they were the best characters in the whole show and it simply just brings the entire Looney Tune crew in that show a big shame. Aside from existing only to be a token female, I've never had any problems with Lola. I've mostly been indifferent about her. But I'm not on board with her LTS incarnation. Perhaps I'm reading too much into it, but I feel like they traded one female stereotype (bland token female with barely one identifiable trait) for another, albeit funny, one (overly-protective girlfriend), making the whole thing one step forward and two steps back. I like Kristin Wiig too, she's one of the only genuinely funny people to come out of SNL lately, but she plays the same character in everything! If you had listened to Billy West's commentary about Celebrities like Kristen Wiig voicing cartoon characters you would probably understand. It would be awesome if Kath Soucie would voice Lola again and portray her as how Wiig did in the show. If it were up to be, Lola would still be a tough girl who would constantly show Bugs up to challenge his antiquated expectations of women.

    Of corse, the biggest problem with that show is how it's not even remotely LIKE Looney Tunes in any way, shape or form: it's different characters in a different world with totally different personalities and a different set of rules, who just happen to look like Bugs and Daffy, etc. I mean, points for trying, but it really doesn't work.

    I wanted my characters Looney, YOU want your characters Looney and how they looked like before. It's what keep them alive. That's why we have Wabbit. We don't need to pretend and modernize the Looney Tunes just like they attempted to do in the show but fails. Only if we still had the classics nice and alive and well for today, the Looney Tunes would be more enjoyable.

    Overall, this show fails to offer a significant improvement over the original Looney Tunes, I sort of liked it but still, for our own good this show needed to go.

  • Lexi | June 15, 2014 9:01 AMReply

    Good thing The Looney Tunes Show died. I think that was one of the worst modernization that WB did. However I will look forward that Wabbit will outsmart The Looney Tunes Show, since Wabbit looks a bit trustworthy even though it looks modernized a bit. I'll give Wabbit a chance and I bet this will be an improvement and will be better than The Looney Tunes Show. (No need to whine about how the Looney Tunes Show died, mmkay so called 'Looney Tunes Show' fans?

  • Roy Burns | June 14, 2014 10:04 AMReply

    I'm glad that awful Looney Tunes show was gone, the writers and the designer/director have zero taste in the Looney Tunes. It is not supposed to be Seinfeld, it is supposed to be Looney Tunes. I mean please, if Chuck Jones was alive today and seen this show he would shred it to pieces because of how poorly drawn, badly written, characters and... Oh my god don't even want to ask.

    Thank goodness it's gonna be like the classics and not another attempt of Modernizing the Looney Tunes. I would wish them luck if it's gonna be a hit. I have faith this show will bring The "Looney Tunes" show to a big shame.

  • Roy Burns | June 14, 2014 9:58 AMReply

    "The Looney Tunes Shit was awesome and the sitcom style was a fresh take on the classics"
    "if you got past your knee jerk reaction you'd actually enjoy the show"

    ...looks like you do not know what "Looney Tunes" really are. Go screw yourself and go back to watch Seinfeld.

  • Sam Marsh | June 12, 2014 9:53 PMReply

    you people are such morons. "oh no, bugs bunny didn't look the way he did 5 decades ago!! - kill Borutski". The Looney Tunes Show was awesome and the sitcom style was a fresh take on a classic. Get over yourselves, you do not own these characters and if you got past your knee jerk reaction you'd actually enjoy the show.

  • Barbara | June 14, 2014 1:33 AM

    Aww, you are so adorable, bitching about what we 'really' needed back and don't want back. We all don't want The Looney Tunes Show back (and I'm glad that show died), it wasn't "awesome", it wasn't funny, it wasn't well written is what you think, it's just another shitty attempt by modernizing the Looney Tunes and always ruining them! Look on the bright side, sure, you and Doug Walker may defend the show all you want, but most reviewers and critics even states that what WB is doing to the Looney Tunes is very wrong! Modernizing does not help them at all... especially when putting the LOONEY TUNES in a sitcom styled crappy show. Nobody wanted Seinfeld with Looney Tunes doing stupid unfunny stuff. Looney Tunes are supposed to be LOONEY TUNES and stop making it look like the show is awesome just because it's Looney Tunes is in a sitcom with this bitch who killed the Looney Tunes by face lifting just because it's 2010. I remembered, even you remembered our characters being Looney, and we WANT THEM LIKE THAT, not being Seinfeld, LOONEY TUNES. Now you are defending a show that is about Looney Tunes, sure, but a sitcom styled show where the tunes just live in a suburban neighborhood doing stupid stuff and not only that to change their once before kid and adult friendly designs into a big headed retarded looking buffoons with big feet? TOTALLY LOONEY TUNES. We all want our Looney Tunes to be LOONEY TUNES, not freaking Seinfeld. We want every single element of the tunes we had before, which is the Slapstick, ORIGINAL DECENT LOOKS, and everything relative to the classics.

    Please leave and burn in Hell, TLTS fan tard.

  • Chris | May 30, 2014 7:34 PMReply

    Looney Tunes are gonna be the classics once again!? How delightful I wonder what's it gonna be like?
    *sees the poster and art style/w design*
    OK forget this Wabbit show *leaves*

    Only if they have the ORIGINAL Looney Tunes designs, then it will be like the classics, but nope, next gen can wait until I see they get the character art style right.

  • Emily | May 21, 2014 2:04 PMReply

    All of you are absolutely brutal! It seems like websites like this and Cartoon Brew are just a place for people to complain for complaining's sake. Does it make you all feel special and powerful to be so critical? Seriously, don't judge something until you've seen it.

    I don't get all the Borutski hate either - true, Looney Tunes Show wasn't what it could have been, and to tell you the truth I don't think Jessica had a lot of control as to how the designs ended up (the execs had the final say and kept tweaking in the wrong direction). What I've seen of Wabbit is so much better - the designs have changed a lot since this poster was put out, and they're fun and loose and cartoony cartoony.

    And besides, have you seen her personal films on her website? I think they're amazing and incredibly appealing. I hope they let her so stuff like that eventually.

  • Ian | May 29, 2014 12:59 PM

    Ok, let me ask you a simple question. If I was directing a Wonder Woman reboot and had drawn her not like how she was before, but into a weird looking design that she is a midget, big eyes and feet, longer hair, buck teeth and a strange body structure. Are you okay with that design? Or should you feel worried about what might happen in the future using that design?

    That's the entire point of the Borutski hate. Face lifting a character whatever is a reboot or not is a very dangerous thing, I mean come on I can draw the looney tunes more classic looking than her "magnificent" designs of the looney tunes. She wanted to draw like that because she thinks that a fresh new design is what keeps characters alive just because it's the 2010's... And that's just a crappy excuse because she does not know how to draw the original looney tunes as good as how Tony Cervone, Bruce Smith, Chuck Jones etc.

    Borutski needs to make her own shows, she ruined Ren & Stimpy, she ruined the Looney tunes, she is just one of the Canadians that just need to be hanged. Even Billy West hates her.

  • Shawn | May 18, 2014 2:30 PMReply

    Oh, jeez. Jessica Borutski is back in action with Wabbit. Back and ever, ruining the Looney Tunes with her shamefully indecent designs.

  • bailey | April 20, 2014 8:11 PMReply

    well "wabbit" sounds good but i REALLY loved the looney tunes show and i love scooby doo as well but im just a bit concerned that NEW scooby looks like a family guy scooby :-)

  • Dennis Tamayo | April 19, 2014 12:26 PMReply

    Well, at least I should make scripts of the first 22 episodes of Dexter's Laboratory Season 5, Genndy Tartakovsky produced & directed the first 22 episodes of Season 5 at Sony Pictures Animation for Cartoon Network & YouTube.

  • Rendiferous | April 9, 2014 12:35 PMReply

    That looks like Butch Hartman's version of Scooby Doo.

    Kill it with fire.

  • Carson Maitland - Smith | April 8, 2014 11:43 PMReply

    If only The Three Stooges had a TV pilot that went some where for once.

  • Looneyfan720 | March 29, 2014 11:46 AMReply

    The New Looney Tunes STILL has Jessica Borutski designing and directing?!
    No, GOD NO!

  • jocelyn | March 12, 2014 8:10 PMReply

    wait a minute so what's gonna happen the the new looney tunes show? did they just quit that project?

  • Charles Carney | March 18, 2014 6:22 PM

    Yes. WB Animation created two seasons worth of The Looney Tunes Show before it was retired.

  • James Fox | March 11, 2014 10:18 PMReply

    Let's sum this up: CN screwed over Nelvana over their deal on Scaredy Squirrel (CN ordered 3 seasons in advance of those that were made for YTV), cancelled MAD, another f**king Scooby show, another god-damn Total Drama show, Johnny Test (the worst of imported animation) is renewed and Bugs Bunny is back

  • JC | March 29, 2014 11:50 AM

    ....and Bugs Bunny is still dead.

  • Nathan Strum | March 11, 2014 8:10 PMReply

    I actually liked the dry, sardonic and droll Bugs Bunny of The Looney Tunes Show. Can't say I'm looking forward to something that's self-defined as "hilarious". Usually that just equates with "annoying".

  • Ed | May 18, 2014 2:35 PM

    I dislike the sad, dry Bugs AND the Looney Tunes Show. Matter in fact the show isn't funny at all. All that show was about is "modernizing" the Looney Tunes to compare to the 21'st century, which pretty much killed the Legendary classic that is BETTER than any other cartoons today and the Looney Tunes Show, Looney Tunes. Now Wabbit, it's untrustworthy enough because they say it's gonna be like the classics, but they managed to keep Jessica's crappy design to ruin them even worse.

    R.I.P. Looney Tunes.

  • Teodor Ajduk | March 11, 2014 4:36 PMReply

    I already see problems with production design.
    As every cartoon network project in the last 20 years /except samurai jack/

  • eeteed | March 11, 2014 10:15 AMReply

    i'm not impressed with any of this.

    why doesn't cartoon network simply start a channel on youtube, air pitches and pilots on it, and produce television series from whatever is most popular?

  • Nic Kramer | March 11, 2014 9:29 AMReply

    I just wish the announcments mentioned what Bruce Timm's mystery project is. At least, I hope it's still in production. I also hope Paul Dini would freelance one episode (yes, I know he's busy with the recent Marvel cartoons).

  • DarylT | March 11, 2014 6:44 AMReply

    Ok then. Scooby looks odd.

  • Max C. | March 11, 2014 11:31 AM

    Scooby's looked worse.

  • Jonathan Lyons | March 11, 2014 1:55 AMReply

    I hold out little hope for a Bugs Bunny revival. But it is amazing that Scooby Doo has been able to go so long, and maintain essentially the same experience. That is a winning formula.

  • ÖH | March 10, 2014 11:54 PMReply

    I hope this Bugs has a big round black nose and a low dopey voice, because Chuck Jones' Six Flags Bugs Bunny makes me want to vomit. But maybe that's only because to paraphrase Jones "Bugs is who I aspire to be, while Daffy is who I really am."

  • Nic Kramer | March 11, 2014 9:24 AM

    That doesn't look much like Chuck's version. "Six Flags" Bugs Bunny my eye.

  • Dennis Tamayo | March 10, 2014 10:27 PMReply

    What! no Dexter's Laboratory?

  • Daniel O. | April 18, 2014 3:56 PM

    Why not produce Dexter's Laboratory on Sony Pictures?

  • Sylvia H. | March 21, 2014 8:02 PM

    Genndy Tartakovski left Cartoon Network after Sym-Bionic Titan was cancelled. He is working with Sony Pictures now.

  • Rick R. | March 10, 2014 8:41 PMReply

    In this day and age, why is it so hard for computers to draw Bugs on-model with classic animation? That sample looks like Ralph Bakshi drew him, and Scooby... eeeeeeeegh

  • LooneyFan | March 29, 2014 11:49 AM

    Yeah, Borutski's rendition of the Looney Tunes sucked ass.
    I wished Cervone and Brandt will supervise the original design and direct instead of having a slut who basically killed the Looney Tunes over face lifting them, uuuugh...

  • Rick | March 12, 2014 12:58 PM

    Check me on this.. like that horrible Looney Tunes Show, this will use some type of animation in the style of Flash animation. Yeh, people draw it, but the style is simplified so the computers don't have to work so hard. Based on those retina-destroying models or not, I still don't like this design and wish we could have a McKimson bunny at the least.

  • andrew | March 12, 2014 10:57 AM

    1.) Computers do not draw cartoons. People do.

    2.) The designer for this show will be the same one from The Looney Tunes Show. She can do variations of the style she is known for!

    3.) Please someone tell me they didn't hire David Feiss for this Scooby! Please!

  • David | March 10, 2014 3:17 PMReply

    So, they didn't learn their lesson with an exaggerated Chuck Jones-variant Bugs Bunny, now their going to try messing with Clampett, McKimson and Freleng's iterations as well? At least, if (IF) this is going to work, I suppose new villains would be needed eventually. How many times can one watch Bugs outwit Sam? Even the Golden Age directors tried different foes every now and again (the "Homeless Hare" construction worker, Blaque Jacque Shellacque).

    And I've probably missed something, but since I see yet another Scooby-Doo revival in that list I may as well ask: did "Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated" actually get a proper finale? Or was it left with another cliffhanger at the end of the second season?

  • IncredibleJeff | March 10, 2014 7:45 PM

    It got a finale,and it is still my favorite Scooby series.

    Out of all the new shows I have to say I'm looking Clarence and We Bare Bears (which is a cute little web comic on Tumblr).Wabbit sounds like a fine idea to me.I just worry at how it's executed.

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