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Looney Tunes Will Be Back Again
SNL veteran Jenny Slate on script duty

20 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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That’s not all, folks. If you’re a big film studio like Warner Bros., and you’re sitting on a treasure trove of branded characters you can endlessly reinvent, you keep trying every chance you get. That explains why Warners has hired Jenny Slate to write a new take on Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.

The last trip to this particular ‘toon well happened in 2003 and co-starred Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman alongside the animated regulars. That one failed to score at the box office, so here we are again.

Nothing has been revealed about Slate’s take, but we do know it’s another live-action / CG blend job. Dark Shadows writer Seth Grahame-Smith is on board to produce with partner David Katzenberg via their increasingly prolific KatzSmith company.

Naturally we’d expect to see Bugs and Daffy back, plus the likes of Porky Pig, Tweety (cue a Twitter gag?), Sylvester, Marvin The Martian, Taz the Tasmanian Devil and more. And while the loon-atics are always good for a laugh, bottling their particular brand of comic lightning outside of the original shorts has always been a tough challenge. Just ask Joe Dante…

Slate, who spent a season writing and performing on Saturday Night Live, has also appeared in the likes of Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, This Means War and voiced Ted’s mother in The Lorax. 


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RE: Nothing that's 'down with the kids' please.
This is awesome. I do love looney tunes (who doesn't) hahaha. Bugs Bunny and Taz are my fave so It'll be great to see them again on screen :D More

Posted by cherylsturgill at 06:34 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

Nothing that's 'down with the kids' please.
No sequences where any cartoon characters dance to Hip Hop, you get me? This needs to be either entirely animated high adventure, or it needs to be super-smart. Get Aaron Sorkin in to write scenes with Porky Pig in a shrink's office. That sort of thing. Sylvester as an abusive drunk. Daffy's stopped being daft and works for Cern on the Large Hardon Collider. I could go on. In my head, I probably will. More

Posted by Nicky C at 16:50 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

No humans, please. How about Marvin invades Earth, Bugs gets in the way and Daffy rips them all off? Opening sequence is a road runner cartoon, but road runner- thinking he's outsmarted Wyle E Coyote yet again- looks to the camera smugly before being squashed by the landing gear from Marvin's off screen ship. Then the search for water to build his army begins, running into a territory battle with Yoesamitie Sam. I've probably given it more thought than Warners have... More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 14:45 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

No Live Action
Leave out the live action and make a full-on feature length animated cartoon. I love the Pixar and Pixar like computer animated toons as well as anyone but Looney Tunes stand alone as the best animated cartoons made. More

Posted by bamamike at 14:07 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Eh. Why bother with the live action thing? It seems like a waste of time, that's not what makes The Looney Toons great: make a fully 2D animated movie, something like that would be hugely original thing in the age of Pixar. Hell, it could be the animated equivalent of The Artist. Just don't cast celebrities as the voice of the characters. Please. More

Posted by clarkkent at 10:35 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Let it go
Without the brilliance of Chuck Jones and Mel Blanc there's no way they will come close to the amazing original cartoons. Good luck trying. More

Posted by jazzyjules63 at 08:42 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Awesome
Awesome Cant wait loved the first movie with Brendan Fraser he was so funny i hope he comes back. More

Posted by Aidan Williams at 05:12 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Awesome
Awesome Cant wait loved the first movie with Brendan Fraser he was so funny i hope he comes back. More

Posted by Aidan Williams at 05:12 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

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