A new half-hour animated comedy series starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. No longer confined to 7-minute shorts, Bugs and Daffy are out of the woods and living in the suburbs among such colorful neighbors as Yosemite Sam, Granny, Tweety and Sylvester. In addition to each episode’s main story, The Looney Tunes Show also features “cartoons within a cartoon.” The Tasmanian Devil, Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian and other classic characters sing original songs in two-minute music videos called Merrie Melodies. The legendary Looney Tunes cartoons are getting a 21st century relaunch and a CGI overhaul for a new generation.
The Looney Tunes first aired in the 1930s and quickly became one of the most renowned animations worldwide with such beloved characters: Porky the Pig (1935), Daffy Duck (1937) and Bugs Bunny (1940). We would see over the decades the rise of other favorites – Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam and then in 1996 Bugs Bunny had a slightly erratic girl-friend, Lola Bunny, who was created for a live-action / animation split; the highest grossing animated film of the time.
Looney Tunes has always been able to keep up with the times, moving their characters through the era’s seamlessly while still holding onto their classic-ness that we love so much. In Looney Tunes Season 1 Volume 3, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are roommates in a nice house, Yosemite Sam is their neighbor and the always adorably destructive Tasmanian Devil is their pet. They do a wonderful job keeping up with their original split between Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies, which are now beautifully animated music videos. My favorite character on the DVD is Lola Bunny who seems just a tad bit crazy, the way we get when we are cheerfully crushing and/or partially obsessing on someone. She and Bugs do somewhat of a duet in one of the Merry Melodies that got me giggling to bits. In this Volume the theme of the episodes concentrate a bit on Money and Dating, I assume to bring in both the young generations with their 3D animation style and the older generations with their ability at cross-aged humor.
And if that doesn’t get you, seeing Roadrunner and Coyote square off in 3D is worth it.
A perfect blend of today’s animation technology and yesterday’s sitcom style comedy. I really loved seeing the characters I grew up knowing so well move into the new generation without losing their agelessness. It was something that I could watch and laugh with beside my teen and my tot and that is something quite remarkable.
Purchase: You can purchase Looney Tunes Show: Season 1 V.3(as well as the other Volumes) on Amazon for $12.99 or all 3 Volumes for $31.97.
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