Anyone heard of the "Looney Tunes Cartoons" revival project Warner Bros. Animation has been doing recently? For this, they're going with a creator/cartoonist-driven approach reminiscent of "The What-a-Cartoon Show" or "Oh Yeah! Cartoons." Warner even released a preview short online, and it looks AMAZING...
Beautiful fluid animation (this one had the animation done by Tonic DNA in Canada), AND they got Warner Bros. veteran composer Carl Johnson to do the music! Could this mean he and the orchestra will be working on the impending "Animaniacs" revival coming out next year? Here's a clip from another one with Daffy Duck and Porky Pig...
In these, I did notice some familiar classic Warner Bros. sound effects, but they also used quite a few of those "Cartoon Trax"/Disney sound effects as well, as if it were the 90s Chuck Jones WB shorts. At least it beats having Advantage Audio and their repetitive H-B sound effects on "Wabbit"/"New Looney Tunes"!
Post by mattpricetime on Jun 17, 2019 1:57:34 GMT -5
It's looking great to see the Looney Tunes look like they found a good starting point to get them back in gear.
I wonder if they'll make tv before or after we see what AT&T announced for the tv channels? I also wonder if they are considered "burn off" for the older things as being just on the app, just on tv or on both? Because don't they still need to burn off the last season of Wabbit/New Looney Tunes before we get this incarnation up on tv?
I'd prefer if they'd continue The Looney Tunes Show but I will admit theses look better than Wabbit/New Looney Tunes even though they don't seem to have much of a plot.
Eh, that short was like what, a minute? Hard to do much of a plot in that time. Apparently these will range from what we just saw to about 6 minutes, so I expect to see a bit more plot in those longer shorts, about equal to the plots in the original Looney Tunes shorts so many decades ago.
Personally I found The Looney Tunes Show a bit hit and miss, and mostly remember it for the music vids (Daffy's wizard one is a favorite).
The music was REALLY good; very Carl Stalling-esque. (It did give me a few of these "Animaniacs" vibes, which is good, since the "Animaniacs" revival is using the same composers and musicians.) The animation was really lively as well, and there were also still plenty of classic WB sound effects, along with some occasional Disney/"Cartoon Trax" and H-B sound effects ala the 1990s Looney Tunes shorts. (Seriously, when's the last time we ever heard the classic Disney/H-B "wacky spin" sound in ANY cartoon, for that matter?)
Some fun flashes of very nice animation, and it was also interesting seeing Sylvester with yellowish eyes. But I guess it beats when he had green eyes and that white mask around them in the comics of the 60s and 70s!
Like Slappy Squirrel said, "Old gag, new twist!" At least they're using the classic proper Road Runner sound effects here, compared to "The Looney Tunes Show" using the Hanna-Barbera jet sounds for the Road Runner. Wonder if they'll use that H-B "wild scramble" that "What's New Scooby-Doo" used at least once an episode with the Tunes again, like here?
Really good animation and voice work here. And such a delightful twist at the end, even if I could kind of see it coming. (It's been such a long time since they used the rubber mask device in anything Looney Tunes related, given that it was used in a good amount of the classic shorts, long before "Scooby-Doo" premiered!) For the most part, the sound effect work is pretty good, but really, the Hanna-Barbera "shell screaming whine down" when Yosemite Sam dropped after using the chainsaw?! If only they had Robert Hargreaves/DigiPost.TV doing the sound design here instead of just limiting them to the DC Comics stuff, then we'd have gotten the actual classic Treg Brown falling down whistle here! But for the most part it's kind of reminiscent of the 90s WB cartoon shorts that used a similar sound mix (like when Yosemite Sam fell to the same H-B "shell screaming whine down" effect in "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers" from 1992.)