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Category: Looney Tunes

Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, Sylvester, Taz, Wile E Coyote and Road Runner are back in the Looney Tunes Show, Merrie Melodies

Warner Bros. releases Bugs Bunny at the Symphony CD

Warner Bros. releases Bugs Bunny at the Symphony CD

In May of this year, the Sydney Opera House was home to a very special, toon-related event: the live recording, and world premiere, of Bugs Bunny At The Symphony. The recording celebrates the 20th anniversary of 1990’s Bugs Bunny On Broadway, and will happily be collected in a 15-track audio CD collection, available… today! Just days after the formal unveiling of The New Looney Tunes at Comic Con 2010, we get a reminder of the brilliance involved in not only the animation, but the music behind it. Take a look at the track listing and full write up

Warner Bros. brings Bugs, Daffy, and the New Looney Tunes to Comic-Con 2010

Warner Bros. brings Bugs, Daffy, and the New Looney Tunes to Comic-Con 2010

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig… these are icons of animation. For over 70 years, Looney Tunes has been a part of our culture, with Warner Bros. pushing animation to theaters and televisions around the world. Now, that rich history of animated classics is getting a fresh coat of paint, as Warner Bros. preps the New Looney Tunes! The new series wont be featured at the theaters like the original, but rather as a standard cartoon, ready for your TVs later this year. Take a look at the sneak peek of some scenes in action!

Warner Bros. brings Superman, Batman, Looney Tunes, and more to Zazzle

Warner Bros. brings Superman, Batman, Looney Tunes, and more to Zazzle

Folks all over the web can make their way to Zazzle and customize t-shirts, mugs, posters, and more. Now, Warner Bros. Consumer Products is bringing a ton of new artwork and properties to the site, in a partnership with Zazzle, to expand what users can bring home. Harry Potter, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and The Jetsons are just some of the designs you can utilize. Also, in celebration of DC Comics’ 75th anniversary, the companies will also bring in Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Justice League artwork.

Warner Bros. brings Looney Tunes’ Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote back to the big screen

Warner Bros. brings Looney Tunes' Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote back to the big screen

Years ago, movies were big events. OK, they’re still big events now, but back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, they were huge events. Sometimes, it would be a double feature, showing two movies instead of one, and more often than not, news reels and even cartoons would run before and after the showings. That’s, mostly, how the world was introduced to Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes pals. Taking a cue from this blast from the past, Warner Bros. Animation plans on reviving the in-theater toons with brand new, 3D animated shorts before relating Warner Bros. movies. The movies include July 30th’s Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, September 24th’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and December 17th’s Yogi Bear. First up to bat; the classic chase between Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote – never seems to work out too well for the latter. Beep beep!

Happy Cinco de Mayo from ToonBarn

Speedy Gonzales Happy Cinco de Mayo from ToonBarn

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “fifth of May”, is one of the larger celebrations in Mexico. While it is specifically associated with Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín and the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, the date is mostly known as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Toon-wise, perhaps the most famous Mexican character of them all is Speedy Gonzales, known as the fastest mouse in all of Mexico. The Warner Bros. character is one of the many Looney Tunes stars, boasting incredible speed, energetic voice, and over-sized yellow sombrero. Soon, he’ll also be known as the latest animated character to receive a hybrid-style makeover on the big screen, with comedian George Lopez providing the voice. Even holidays have an animation connection!

Speedy Gonzales speeds to the big screen

Speedy Gonzales speeds to the big screen

The classic Looney Tunes character, Speedy Gonzales, is headed to the big screen in his own feature film. The mouse speedster, notably smaller than Warner Bros.’ other fast-moving icon, RoadRunner, will dazzle his way into theaters, with comedian George Lopez providing the voice. New Line Cinema plans the movie as a mix of live-action and CG animation, creating a hybrid in style similar to the Chipmunks movies. Speedy debuted in the 1950s as a regular nemesis of Sylvester the Cat, and even won an Academy Award in 1955 for best short subject with a toon simply named “Speedy Gonzales”. He’s last been seen in the movies “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Space Jam”, and “Looney Tunes: Back in Action.”

Scariest Cartoon Characters #17: Wile E. Coyote

Top 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters Number 17 Wile E Coyote

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A brilliant strategist with juuuuust a few calculations off. Wile E. Coyote is the 17th scariest cartoon character of all time, as he chases after the amazingly fast Road Runner, waiting for the bird to slip up into one of his master plans, so that he can serve himself Road Runner sandwiches. Whether its rocket-powered shoes from ACME, a boulder in a slingshot, glue across the road, or a missle launcher aimed at bird seed, the Road Runner always manages to get away with that annoying “Meep Meep!” But Wile keeps trying. Because one day, some how, one of these plans will work. And then, finally, instead of “meep meep”, all he’ll hear is “meep …CHOMP!”

Coyotes are scary. Getting eaten is scary. Getting smashed by a giant rock that someone pushed off the ledge of a cliff so that it would fall on top of you and pound you into the pavement is… very, very, very scary. Well done, Mr. Coyote. You’ve earned your spot on the list. Check out the videos of this selection

Scariest Cartoon Characters #19: Yosemite Sam

Top 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters Number 19 Yosemite Sam

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At #19 for ToonBarn’s scariest cartoon characters is Yosemite Sam. The Looney Tunes characters, like Bugs and Daffy, all have one thing in common – they fear Yosemite Sam. And with good reason! The cowboy bandit is terrifying! He hates anyone and anything that gets in his way, and is willing to shoot at first sight. His fiery temper keeps everyone trembling around him, as you never know when he’ll snap and turn on you!

Though he can often easily be outsmarted, and makes his own silly mistakes, Sam remains one of the scariest cartoon characters on TV because he is so easy to make angry. And if there’s one thing you don’t want, its the roughest, toughest, short and angry Yosemite Sam charging at you, with guns a’blazing!

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