Bugs Bunny is getting a makeover... Japanamation style. Warner Bros. Cartoons are creating a cartoon for "today's kids". Loonaticks is set 700 years in the future and Buzz Bunny is a direct descendant of Bugs. Who the f**k thought up this happy horsecrap?
A spokesperson for WB said "[I] see no conflict" due to the fact that these are not the same characters. "Older fans... Should lighten up" he went on, these characters are "for kids" where as the older ones were "Made more for adults... [and] moviegoers".
There is a reason that these cartoons have been popular since 1938, and that travesty of a movie "Spacejam" ain't it.
It's because those cartoon shorts were smart, and funny, and multileveled. Things today's cartoons don't even try to be. I know that kids nowadays wouldn't understand, but how many years did kids and adults alike laugh at the mock Italian sign on the bridge "Ducka you head- Lola Brigida"?
Now it's all Pokemon and Yugio. Stiff humorless flash with little substance. Warner Bros, rather than take the fight to the enemy has instead followed their lead by making a cartoon "for kids"... In other words, dumbing them down... Doing away with subtle humor... With quick witicisms...
I never really liked Tiny Toons- the first Loony Toon spin off, but it followed the style nicely. Perhaps not as sharp, but well done. Animaniacs, and Pinky and the Brain did the same. Double entendre, puns, and unexpected comebacks were a standard.
The new characters are supposed to look "raw" and "edgy"... Exactly what kids today need... Raw and edgy... Not enough of that on TV is there?
I have a mind to hop on my ACME Rocket Sled, go out to Hollywood and drop an anvil on someone's head.
Update: I actually watched this crap this saturday morning. Someone should be beaten repeatedly, with breaks only for electro-shock. To quote Bart Simpson "This defies the laws of physics: It both sucks and blows at the same time." This is spitting on the memory of Chuck Jones, Fritz Frieling, Mel Blanc and Tex Avery and I hope the network execs who came up with this get food poisoning and almost die... for a long, long time... over and over. Before, I was bugged. Now I'm pissed.