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Mel Blanc voices The Looney Tunes again in Daffy’s Rhapsody

Mel Blanc voices The Looney Tunes again in Daffy's Rhapsody

A few weeks back, we caught wind that Warner Bros. was bringing the Looney Tunes to the big screen. Riding high on the success of the relaunched characters in Cartoon Network’s The Looney Tunes Show, Daffy, Elmer Fudd, and other icons will be appearing in three new 3D, CG animated shorts. We’ve since learned that two of the spots, Daffy’s Rhapsody and I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat, will feature the original voice actor himself, the iconic Mel Blanc! Prior to his death in 1989, Mel Blanc spent over 50 years voicing almost every classic Looney Tunes character, from Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam. Now, Blanc’s unique and memorable personalities will live on, courtesy of never-before-used recordings. The first of the shorts, Daffy’s Rhapsody, will be in theaters November 18th, 2011, along with the film Happy Feet 2.

The Looney Tunes Show gets Devil Dog tonight on Cartoon Network

The Looney Tunes Show gets Devil Dog tonight on Cartoon Network

Things go a little wacky tonight on Cartoon Network, when Bugs and Daffy decide they’re going to get a pet. When Pete Puma mistakenly sends the roomies a Tasmanian Devil instead of your regular dog, there’s nothing but a shear path of destruction to follow – hence the episode’s title, Devil Dog. Even despite the madness, Speedy convinces Bugs to keep “Poochie,” much to Daffy’s disappointment. Knowing Taz like we do all these years, it’s difficult to imagine he’s going to stay calm enough to be entered in the Westminster Dog Show. So how’s it all turn out? Find out tonight, in the June 21st episode of The Looney Tunes Show at 8pm on Cartoon Network.

The Looney Tunes Show brings Casa de Calma to Cartoon Network

The Looney Tunes Show brings Casa de Calma to Cartoon Network

When Bugs and Daffy run into Starlett Johansson, their friendship gets put on hold for a bit. Daffy’s outrageous behavior pushes him to the limits in trying to impress the attractive gal, and it’s obviously frustrating to him when none of these techniques are successful. Even more upsetting: the less Bugs tries, the more Starlett flirts with him! Throw in a Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner CG bit called Sail Fail, and Speedy Gonzales in a Merrie Melody called Queso Bandito, and Casa de Calma instantly becomes a don’t-miss episode of The Looney Tunes Show! Tune in to Cartoon Network tonight, June 14th at 8pm, to see how it all pans out!

Bugs and Daffy hit Casa de Calma on The Looney Tunes Show

Bugs and Daffy hit Casa de Calma The Looney Tunes Show

Tomorrow, June 14th, Bugs and Daffy go vacationing. Sure, they’ve already been on a luxury cruise together as Best Friends, but in Casa de Calma, they’re heading to one of the world’s fanciest resets. There, Bugs wants to relax, but Daffy is too fixated on the ladies, particularly Starlett Johansson – no relation to Scarlett, we’re sure. Despite Daffy’s extreme efforts to capture her attention through feats of strength and mineral spa treatments, it’s Bugs’ smooth, suave approach of carrot coladas and Marry Higgins Clark novels that draw Starlett’s eyes.

Warner Bros. features Looney Tunes 3D Theatrical Shorts

Warner Bros. features Looney Tunes 3D Theatrical Shorts

Warner Bros. announced that they will be releasing 3 new Looney Tunes theatrical shorts later on this year. Following hot on the heel’s of the recent re-release of Looney Tunes the TV series on Cartoon Network, these 3D shorts are no doubt a clever ploy by Warner Bros. to help gain more fans for the franchise and to reinvigorate characters. Each of the 3 shorts will be screened before a major Waner Bros. film, and all are directed by Matthew O’Callaghan. Check out the details!

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!

Fanimation: Wile E. Coyote wields Portal’s Tool of Destruction

Fanimation: Wile E. Coyote wields Portal's Tool of Destruction

Wile E. Coyote has tried many things over the years to catch the Road Runner, through decades of efforts via Warner Bros. classic tunes, to the new CG look he sports in Cartoon Network’s The Looney Tunes Show. Typically, most of his gear comes from ACME supplies, whether that’s his giant sling shot or some kind of weird helicopter hat. However, every time, he simply falls flat. Often literally. But what would happen if Wile E. Coyote updated his tech? Like, say, with a Portal Gun from Valve’s hit Portal series? Particularly the Portal 2 brand, via Nuclear Monkey Software. That’s what Scott Johnson from Extra Life had in mind with his recent web comic.

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!

New Looney Tunes are all the rage for Warner Bros

New Looney Tunes are all the rage for Warner Bros

The Looney Tunes are one of the most famous and iconic characters in all of animated history. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, etc. These guys are internationally known, recognized, and beloved, and have been for decades. Warner Bros. is hoping to re-spark that fire, reviving the legendary cast of characters via Warner Bros. Animation. That means a new regular series called the Looney Tunes Show, set to debut on Cartoon Network next year. Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Marian, Taz; the Tasmanian Devil, and others will also get guest spots in Merrie Melodies along the way. As if that weren’t enough, theater goers have already gotten a chance to watch a rejuvenated Wile E. Coyote continue the hunt of the Road Runner in CG shorts. Porky may have said “that’s all folks”, but it looks to us like there’s plenty more!

Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote star in Looney Tunes’ Fur of Flying

Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote star in Looney Tunes' Fur of Flying

The Road Runner runs. Wile E. Coyote chases. The struggle has gone on for 50 years, and will likely continue through the end of time. Though now, that chase has reached the Looney Tunes plateaus of both CG and 3D. And, no doubt, Wile E. Coyote is falling off said plateaus. The pair burst from the screen with state-of-the-art CG animation, rendered in stereoscopic 3D, in Fur of Flying, the second of three Looney Tunes theatrical 3D cartoon shorts featuring Wile E. Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner. Those of you who checked out Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole this weekend got your first look at the duo, and ACME products like a homemade helicopter helmet. Soaring through the sky and over the cliffs, it’s a surefire way to catch the Road Runner … assuming he can avoid military testing grounds.

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 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!

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