Looney Tunes
Television show information

Genre

Slapstick comedy

Based on

Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies by Warner Bros. Animation

Developed by

Tom Ruegger
Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone

Directed by

See below

Voices of

Jeff Bergman
Bob Bergen
Kath Soucie
Jessica DiCicco
Candi Milo
Carlos Alazraqui
Bill Farmer
Corey Burton
Dee Bradley Baker
Maurice LaMarche
Billy West
Jim Cummings
Eric Bauza

Theme music composer

Charlie Tobias, Murray Mencher and Eddie Cantor
(reorchestrated by Hans Zimmer)

Opening theme

Merrily We Roll Along

Composer(s)

Hans Zimmer

Country of
origin

United States

Original
language(s)

English

Production

Executive
producer(s)

Sam Register

Running time

4-8 min. (approx.)

Production
company(s)

Warner Bros. Animation

Distributor

Warner Bros. Pictures (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (television)

Broadcast

Original
network

WB Kids
Cartoon Network
Boomerang
HBO Max

Original release

May 4th, 2019-present

Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies. It was known for introducing such famous cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety Bird, Sylvester Pussycat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and many others.

In 2018, Warner Bros. Animation announced a new series of Looney Tunes theatrical shorts to promote the series' 90th anniversary and Bugs Bunny's 80th anniversary in 2020, premiering on May 4th, 2019.

Most of its shorts will be first aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, while some will receive a theatrical release, with first-run rights moving to WB Kids in late 2019. As of 2020, the shorts will also be available for streaming on HBO Max.

Shorts

See Looney Tunes (2019 short series)/Shorts.

Characters

See Looney Tunes (2019 short series)/Characters.

Voice cast

Primary

Supporting

Directors

Production

Development

With the upcoming 90th anniversary of the Looney Tunes series and the 80th anniversary of Bugs Bunny in 2020, Warner Bros. Animation started to show interest in reviving the Looney Tunes theatrical series to celebrate the date.

Under construction...

Animation

The animation for the series is outsourced to Yowza! Animation in Toronto (Canada), Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS Entertainment) in Tokyo (Japan) and Rough Draft Korea in Seoul (South Korea).

Also, some shorts are made by two hand-drawn animated softwares, Pencil2D and Toon Boom Animation.

Veteran animator Eric Goldberg serves as the series' animation director and lead animator.

Voices

Following the announcement of the revival, it was confirmed that Jeff Bergman would reprise his double duties as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, as well as Sylvester Pussycat and Tweety Bird, with Bob Bergen later confirming he would return as the voice of Porky Pig. 

Under construction...

Collette Sunderman serves as the series' voice director.

Music

The musical score for the series is composed by veteran German composer Hans Zimmer.

Tropes

See Looney Tunes (2019 short series)/Tropes.

Gallery

Opening and closing credits

Trivia

  • Unlike the original run, all shorts are branded as Looney Tunes, although the Merrie Melodies theme song (Merrily We Roll Along) is played instead.
  • Some characters created in most recent incarnations (Space Jam, The Looney Tunes Show and Wabbit/New Looney Tunes) appear on the series as well.
  • To distinguish it from the original shorts, New Looney Tunes and Looney Tunes Cartoons, the series is labeled on channel schedules and HBO Max as "Looney Tunes 2019".
  • The developers of the series retained the characters close to their origins, while still incorporating modern elements as well like computers, cable television, cell phones and video games.
  • While keeping iconic pairings, the developers took advantage to create new pairings with an unique approach.
  • The Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs characters, due to both being part of the Looney Tunes franchise, also make occasional appearances on the series.
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