Sneak Peak of the Brand New Looney Tunes Cartoons
The Looney Tunes are back in action — no, not that “Back in Action” — in Warner Bros. Animation’s latest series of shorts.
“Looney Tunes Cartoons” became yet another impressive reveal at Annecy this year, as WAG premiered several shorts before other films and in the group’s own presentation.
The excerpt above is from “Dynamite Dance,” one of the screened shorts, directed by David Gemmill. Gemmill brings experience from Warner rival Disney’s ultra-successful “Mickey Mouse Shorts” as a writer and board artist for the Mickey, Donald and Goofy episode “Flipperboobootosis” (watch here) — a clear influence for this Looney Tunes revival, which also leans heavily on the slapstick comedy of the Tunes’ early days.
While Cartoon Network’s recent “Looney Tunes Show” (2011) received three Emmy nominations, Mickey Mouse Shorts have seven Emmy wins since 2013. Will these cartoons be the modern Looney ticket for WAG?
“Looney Tunes Cartoons” executive producer Pete Browngardt and supervising producer Alex Kirwan gave Annecy guests an inside look into production on Wednesday, adding that each season of the show will feature 1,000 minutes of new animation in short, digestible segments.