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Remembering the old: Looney tunes

Remembering the old is a multi-part series discussing the most famous old cartoons in the history of animation. Our first cartoon might be the greatest and most legendary of them all: Looney Tunes. The toon and franchise has, for generations, entertained and marked the live of many among us. Originally, the toons were a compilation of shorts, ranging between 6 and 10 minutes, featuring a variety of characters Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam and Taz, with Buddy, Porky Pig, and Bugs as the main stars.

The Essential Daffy Duck DVD is Out Now

The Essential Daffy Duck DVD is Out Now

This week saw the release of Warner Bros. The Essential Daffy Duck on DVD shelves. The two-disc set, which retails for $26.99, contains 2 DVDs packed full with 21 Daffy Duck classics, such as Porky’s Duck Hunt, one of the many skits with Porky Pig as a hunter and Daffy as his unlucky (or lucky, in this case) target – this is not to be confused with the much better episode with Yosemite Sam as the hunter and Daffy and Bugs both playing the target, but it’s understandable since that episode is Bugs’ more than Daffy’s (Yosemite Sam is Bug’s Bunny’s villain).

Bugs gets buzzed and Daffy patrols on Off Duty Cop

Bugs gets buzzed and Daffy patrols on Off Duty Cop

A decent part of tonight’s Looney Tunes Show episode will feature the transformation of Daffy Duck, from mildly annoying roommate to mildly annoying pretend detective. Bugs, on the other hand, is going through his own transformation. Never passing up an opportunity to spout “What’s up, Doc”, Bugs heads in to the doctor’s for a routine checkup when he discovers his caffeine intake is too high. Maybe there’s something wrong with 50 cups of coffee a day, who knows. Upon the doctor’s recommendation, Bugs tries to calm his caffeine rages a bit, hoping a switch to Yosemite Sam’s new energy drink, called Spargle, will do the job. Days of sleepliness later, and Bugs realizes he’s cleaned everything he owns and taken care of a year’s worth of chores in just a few hours. Maybe this isn’t the best substitution.

Daffy and Porky star in Off Duty Cop

Daffy and Porky star in Off Duty Cop

With all the cop dramas on TV today, it’s difficult to tell the good ones from the bad ones. Or the Looney ones from the Daffy ones, for that matter. Take this week’s episode of The Looney Tunes Show, for example, where Daffy’s obsession with TV star Steve St. James leads him to a real-life quest for justice. With Porky at his side, and a full world of toon folk to question, it’s finally time for Daffy to make his patrol as an Off Duty Cop. How does this fare for his roommate, when Bugs Bunny’s caffeine addiction makes him the criminal target Daffy must hunt down? Be sure to TOON in to Cartoon network on Tuesday, October 25th, at 8pm for Looney Tunes Show: Off Duty Cop.

Daffy rules as the The Wizard

Daffy rules as The Wizard on Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show

It’s certainly not “Duck Season!” Through the decades, Daffy has been an adventurer and comedian, but we don’t ever recall him inheriting super human powers and immensely powerful magic abilities. At least, not yet this season. And, with all that said, here he is, starring in this week’s Merrie Melodies short on The Looney Tunes Show as The Wizard. The animated short will appear as part of Sunday Night Slice, the September 13th episode at 8pm. From the looks of these teaser screen grabs and images, we don’t think Bugs will get too upset next time Daffy eats all the chips.

Bugs details Pizzarriba on Sunday Night Slice

Bugs details Pizzarriba on The Looney Tunes Show: Sunday Night Slice

As fun as they are, Bugs, Daffy, and Porky just want a place to hang out that they can call their own. On this week’s The Looney Tunes Show, they’ll tell the story of how such a place came to be, revisiting the origin store of Pizzarriba! From the very beginning when Girardi’s, the local pizza joint, became available, all the way to the miracle that occurs when Speedy Gonzalez helps turn the place around. How does it all turn out? TOON in to Sunday Night Slice on Cartoon Network this Tuesday, September 13th, at 8pm – grab yourself a slice, and let’s find out! And be sure to stick around for the RoadRunner and Wile E. Coyote CG animated short, Go Fly a Coyote!

The Looney Tunes Show Bugs and Daffy Get a Job on Cartoon Network

The Looney Tunes Show Bugs and Daffy Get a Job on Cartoon Network

Finally, the day is here; the day Bugs and Daffy Get a Job. For years, decades even, we’ve watched their adventures and misadventures, as they go hunting, lounging, inventing, on dinner dates, and any other mess that the crazy folks at Warner Bros. can think up. However, it took Cartoon Network’s The Looney Tunes Show for the pair to finally go out and get some work. On August 30th at 8pm, we get to see exactly how that works out for both of them; Bugs heads over to Porky Pig’s accounting firm, while Daffy gets a different type of job: a nose job. Be sure to also stick around for the newest episode of Merrie Melodies, Skunk Funk, starring everyone’s favorite smelly friend Pepe Le Pew.

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #15: Looney Tunes

Everybody knows Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters. They have become a part of our culture, and they have been re-invented and re-booted on TV and in the movies. We almost didn’t include this theme in our list, because then you would have to differentiate between Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. When you write songs for 10-minute Cartoon Shorts that are meant for the theater, back in the 1930’s and 40’s, it’s different than writing for an introduction for a 30-minute cartoon show, that includes 3 10-minutes cartoons, on TV. Both the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes openings were followed by each individual cartoon’s title screen and credits, where the music was somewhat different for each cartoon. We are making Looney Tunes #15 on our list of the Greatest Theme Songs of All Toon Time because it is a very iconic theme that has entertained people for 4 generations. It has stood the test of time, and even though most people only know the instrumental, it should be known that there were originally words to the tune.

The Looney Tunes Show: Eligible Bachelors

The Looney Tunes Show: Eligible Bachelors

When Porky Pig steps in to host a bachelor auction, Bugs and Daffy are both put up for bid. With a large sum of money and a trip to Paris on the table, it sounds like an exciting adventure for both of them. Lola Bunny comes out swinging with an enormous bid towards Bugs, hoping to see all attractions in France’s City of Lights. Daffy doesn’t seem to fair so well, when it’s Granny who steps in with an offer. How’s it all turn out? TOON into The Looney Tunes Show tonight, at 8pm on Cartoon Network, to see the latest episode of the Warner Bros. series, Eligible Bachelors.

The Looney Tunes Show sports Monster Talent for Cartoon Network

The Looney Tunes Show sports Monster Talent for Cartoon Network

Looney Tunes is home to many stars, from Bugs to Daffy to Porky. But even the lesser known icons can power themselves to fame: Michigan J. Frog danced his way to the top of the WB! Two of the creepier stars are the Witch and Gossamer; an evil old lady and a giant orange hairball, likely easy additions to a reworked 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters list – and the focus of this week’s episode of The Looney Tunes Show. When it hits 8pm tonight on Cartoon Network, be prepared for Monster Talent, where Daffy tries to socialize Gossamer by joining the talent show. There’s also Speedy Gonzalez’s Pizzariba restaurant, Bugs Bunny’s stardom, Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner’s CG short, A Zipline in the Sand, and much more, so be sure to TOON in tonight!

The Looney Tunes Show brings Jailbird …and Jailbunny to Cartoon Network

The Looney Tunes Show brings Jailbird ...and Jailbunny to Cartoon Network

This Tuesday, May 17th, Cartoon Network is throwing the Looney Tunes in the slammer. And, heck, might as well bring the Merrie Melodies along with ya! What’s all the hubbub? At 8pm, the Warner Bros. crew of the Looney Tunes Show find their antics landing them in jail. After a visit to the Grand Canyon with Porky Pig goes awry, Bugs and Daffy find themselves in courtroom trouble before landing in maximum security prison. The episode, Jailbird …and Jailbunny, doesn’t end there — not before Daffy schemes a masterful prison break, specifically hoping to avoid the Crusher. Then stick around for this week’s Merrie Melodies music video, Blow My Stack, which stars Yosemite Sam.

The Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network tonight

The Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network tonight

That’s all, folks! Er… that’s all the waiting you’ll have to do, we mean. Tonight, after weeks of hype and buildup, Cartoon Network will finally premiere the latest and greatest venture to the world of animation, The Looney Tunes Show. Starting at 8pm, we get to bring back icons like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Seedy Gonzales, Lola, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, and the rest of the Warner Bros. classics in a brand new half hour toon. The series, which also includes CG interstitials with the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, hopes to capture fans, new and old, being sure to pay homage to the original classics that have filled the past century with laughs. Check out the teaser trailer right here, watch the debut tonight, then head back here and let us know what you think!

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