Warner Bros. Animation has released the first new Looney Tunes animated short as part of the new Looney Tunes Cartoons series. The studio has produced over 1,000 minutes of new animated shorts featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and the rest of the iconic characters from the Warner Bros. family.
The new short, titled “Dynamite Dance,” was revealed to press and those in attendance at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The short is included in its entirety below and featured Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny reigniting their “rivalry” set to the classic tune of “Merrily We Roll Along.”
According to Warner Bros., Looney Tunes Cartoons will recapture that magic that has defined animated shorts for over 80 years.
Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts, with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories. Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists, allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.”
The shorts harkens back to an age where shorts like this played at movie houses before the feature films, and soon became so popular that Warner Bros. packaged them together and ran them as collections.
Those collections became the staples of morning and afternoon cartoon blocks for children in the 1970s and ’80s, building a multi-generation fanbase that will enjoy these new shorts and be able to enjoy them and share them with their kids and grandkids.
Check out the brand new animated short below.
Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members, including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman, and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) and Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) serve as executive producers.
Stay “tuned” for more information on Looney Tunes Cartoons as it becomes available. Images courtesy of Warner Bros. Animation.