It seems that a classic cartoon series is coming back to the airwaves and movie theaters nationwide in the very near future. The New York Times are reporting that Warner Bros. is resurrecting its Looney Tunes cartoon franchise, with both a brand new series set to debut this fall and a series of animated 3D short films coming to theaters this summer.
The studio will release the first 3D short film entitled "Coyote Falls," which will feature the classic characters Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, and will be attached to prints of the summer film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, due in theaters on July 30. It was said that Warner Bros. have approved of three new short films, with three more in development. It wasn't said when the second short film would be released, but here's an image from the "Coyote Falls" short that was released by the site.
The shorts will lead up to the brand new TV series on Cartoon Network entitled The Looney Tunes Show, which doesn't have a premiere date lined up as of yet. It was said that the series will feature Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as roommates, with other characters such as Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Marvin the Martian and Porky Pig as their neighbors.
It was said that the series' episodes will be broken down into small increments, with three six-minute stories that all tie into each other along with a two-minute "Merrie Melodies" segment, which will feature characters performing music videos, and a two-minute Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner chase. Here's an excerpt from the article regarding the tone of the new series.
"One major shift involves the DNA of the wisecracking characters - it's the same as what first made them stars in the 1940s. Bugs, Daffy, Porky and crew for the first time in years will look and behave in a manner that is familiar to adults who grew up on the cartoons. No babies. No punked-out space adventurers.
"We really like the voice and the tone of the show, and the look is just magnificent," said Stuart Snyder, who oversees Cartoon Network as chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting's kids media division."
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