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Looney Puffs
Looney Puffs logo
Television show information

Genre

Comedy
Slapstick
Adventure
Satire

Created by

Lauren Faust

Based on

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

Developed by

Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Genndy Tartakovsky

Written by

Amy Keating Rogers
Lauren Faust
Carey Yost
Rob Renzetti
Charlie Bean
Justin Thompson
Nate Cash
Brian Larsen
Craig Lewis
Paul Stec
Cindy Morrow
Clayton Morrow
Paul Rudish
Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Chris Savino
Michael Ryan
Darrell Van Citters
Earl Kress
Tom Sheppard
Chris Reccardi

Directed by

Lauren Faust
Randy Myers
Brian Larsen
Chris Savino
Robert Alvarez
John McIntyre
Genndy Tartakovsky
Rob Renzetti
Paul McEvoy
Brian Sheesly

Voices of

Joe Alaskey
Tara Strong
Tom Kenny
Maurice LaMarche
Jim Cummings
Jeff Bennett
Bill Farmer
Rob Paulsen
Carlos Alazraqui
Tom Kane

Narrated by

Joe Alaskey ("A Looney Puffs Christmas")

Theme music composer

James L. Venable

Opening theme

"This is It" by Joe Alaskey (season 1)
"The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (seasons 2‒5)

Composer(s)

James L. Venable
Jennifer Kes Remington

Country of
origin

United States

Original
language(s)

English

No. of seasons

5

No. of episodes

76 (whole)
222 (segments) (List of episodes)

Production

Executive
producer(s)

Sam Register
Lauren Faust

Producer(s)

Chris Savino

Running time

22 minutes (6 minutes per segment)

Production
company(s)

Cartoon Network Studios
Warner Bros. Animation

Distributor

Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Broadcast

Original
network

Cartoon Network

Picture format

480i (4:3 SDTV) (Season 1-2)
1080i (16:9 HDTV) (Season 3-5)

Original release

May 13, 2002 ‒ January 16, 2006

Looney Puffs is an American animated television series created by Lauren Faust for Cartoon Network, based on the legendary Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies short film series. It is one of the programs shown on Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoons block, and is the only Cartoon Cartoons show to be a Looney Tunes property. It is also the only Looney Tunes series to be produced by Cartoon Network Studios. As the title suggests, the series stars PPG-ified versions of the Looney Tunes characters.

All episodes were directed by Lauren Faust, usually in collaboration with other directors who previously worked on The Powerpuff Girls.

The series premiered on May 13, 2002 and ended on January 16, 2006 with five seasons.

Premise

The Looney Tunes, here redesigned in the style for The Powerpuff Girls, continue their looney adventures, chases, tricks and other wackiness.

Characters

  • Bugs Bunny (voiced by Joe Alaskey): A gray rabbit who is the leader of the gang.
  • Lola Bunny (voiced by Tara Strong): An orange rabbit who is Bugs' girlfriend. In some episodes, she is shown to be Penelope's best friend.
  • Daffy Duck (also voiced by Joe Alaskey): A black duck who exhibits a love-hate relationship against Bugs.
  • Porky Pig (voiced by Tom Kenny): A pink pig who stutters a lot.
  • Elmer Fudd (also voiced by Tom Kenny): A meek man who tries to hunt Bugs and/or Daffy, but with no success.
  • Marvin the Martian (voiced by Rob Paulsen): A black martian who tries and fails to destroy planet Earth.
  • Yosemite Sam (voiced by Maurice LaMarche): A western man who detests Bugs.
  • Taz the Tasmanian Devil (voiced by Jim Cummings): A brown tasmanian devil who tends to eat anything he sees as food.
  • Sylvester Cat (voiced by Jeff Bennett): A black and white cat who goes after Tweety.
  • Tweety Bird (also voiced by Tara Strong): A yellow canary who frequently thwarts Sylvester.
  • Speedy Gonzales (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui): A brown mouse who is really fast and lives in Mexico.
  • Foghorn Leghorn (voiced by Bill Farmer): A rooster who blabbers a lot and lives on a farm.
  • Barnyard Dawg (also voiced by Rob Paulsen): A brown and white dog who is frenemies with Foghorn Leghorn.
  • Pepe Le Pew (also voiced by Rob Paulsen): A black and white romantic skunk who frequently mistakes Penelope for a female skunk.
  • Penelope Pussycat (also voiced by Tara Strong): A black and white cat who frequently gets mistaken for a female skunk by Pepe Le Pew. In some episodes, she is shown to be Lola's best friend.
  • Wile E. Coyote (voiced by Tom Kane; silent in the Road Runner episodes): A brown coyote who goes after Road Runner, and is intellectual. When not paired with Road Runner, he speaks in a British accent; otherwise he just holds up wooden signs to "talk".
  • Road Runner (voiced by Paul Julian; uncredited): A baby-blue and navy-blue roadrunner who makes a "beep beep!" sound like a car, makes a cork-like noise with his tongue and escapes from Wile E. Coyote.
  • Ralph Wolf (also voiced by Tom Kenny): A brown wolf who tries to steal sheep from his co-worker, Sam Sheepdog. He resembles Wile E. Coyote.
  • Sam Sheepdog (also voiced by Jim Cummings): A tan sheepdog who pummels Ralph Wolf every time he catches him stealing some sheep.

Episodes

List of Looney Puffs episodes

Gallery

Characters

Opening

Seasons 1-2

Seasons 3-5

Posters

DVDs

Miscellaneous

Reception

The show received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and people watching other Cartoon Network shows. Though the show was praised for it's humor, writing, cameos of characters from other CN shows and occasional throwbacks to the original cartoons, some people viewed the show as "quite boring", since it's simply just mixing the Looney Tunes characters with the designs of the Powerpuff Girls. Nevertheless, the show is one of Cartoon Network's top shows at that time and spawned some merchandise.

Tropes

Looney Puffs/Tropes

Trivia

  • The show's theme song in season 1 is a reorchestrated version of "This is It" from The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, sung by Joe Alaskey (Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck).
  • Just like The Looney Tunes Show prior 2011, the opening intro has a recreation of the Warner Bros. logo seen in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons.
  • Unlike other Looney Tunes media, Daffy's bill and legs are colored yellow instead of orange.
    • Similarly, both Road Runner's beak and legs are yellow.
  • Unlike other Looney Tunes media and like Carrotblanca, Penelope Pussycat speaks.
  • Just like Class of 3000, where the Tom Lynch Company logo and the Moxie logo appear before the Cartoon Network Studios logo, the Warner Bros. Animation logo appears at the end of the credits before the Cartoon Network Studios logo.
  • Although the show is partly inspired by The Powerpuff Girls, i.e. the Powerpuff redesigns for most of the characters, Craig McCracken has absolutely no involvement with the series.
  • Just like The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, various characters from other Cartoon Network shows make cameos in some episodes.
  • This is the only Looney Tunes series in which Tweety is voiced by a female.
  • Daffy's relationship with Bugs differs from time to time in this series. Most of the time, he is portrayed as the usual greedy duck who is indifferent towards the rabbit, but sometimes he actually gets along fine with him, a trait that would later be carried on to The Looney Tunes Show.
  • Wile E. Coyote's voice in this series, provided by Tom Kane, sounds like a mix between Mr. Herriman's voice from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and his voice from Wabbit/New Looney Tunes.
  • As with other Cartoon Network shows of the time, the show uses Hanna-Barbera sound effects. However, a few Looney Tunes sound effects are still used:
  • Cartoon Cartoons bumper: Porky pops out of the "O" and says "C-c-c-c-Cartoon Cartoons!".
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