The Looney Tunes Show

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The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show logo.svg
GenreSitcom
FormatAnimated series
Created byBased on the characters of Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, Robert McKimson, and Friz Freleng
Developed bySpike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Voices ofJeff Bergman
Bob Bergen
Kristen Wiig
Fred Armisen
Maurice LaMarche
Jennifer Esposito
(Season 1)
Annie Mumolo
(Season 2)
Theme music composerCliff Friend & Dave Franklin (adaptation by Andy Sturmer)
Opening theme"The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down"
Ending theme"What's Up, Doc?"
Composer(s)Andy Sturmer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sam Register
Producer(s)Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Matt Danner
(Season 1)
Hugh Davidson
(Season 2)
Rachel Ramras
(Season 2)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
Broadcast
Original channelCartoon Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03) – present (present)
Chronology
Preceded byLoonatics Unleashed (2005-2007)
Followed byWabbit - A Looney Tunes Production (TBA)
External links
Website
 
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The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show logo.svg
GenreSitcom
FormatAnimated series
Created byBased on the characters of Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, Robert McKimson, and Friz Freleng
Developed bySpike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Voices ofJeff Bergman
Bob Bergen
Kristen Wiig
Fred Armisen
Maurice LaMarche
Jennifer Esposito
(Season 1)
Annie Mumolo
(Season 2)
Theme music composerCliff Friend & Dave Franklin (adaptation by Andy Sturmer)
Opening theme"The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down"
Ending theme"What's Up, Doc?"
Composer(s)Andy Sturmer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sam Register
Producer(s)Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Matt Danner
(Season 1)
Hugh Davidson
(Season 2)
Rachel Ramras
(Season 2)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
Broadcast
Original channelCartoon Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03) – present (present)
Chronology
Preceded byLoonatics Unleashed (2005-2007)
Followed byWabbit - A Looney Tunes Production (TBA)
External links
Website

The Looney Tunes Show is an American animated sitcom which premiered May 3, 2011 on Cartoon Network. The show features characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons updated for the 21st century. It is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

Synopsis[edit]

The concept of the show revolves around roommates Bugs and Daffy living in Los Angeles with "colorful neighbors" and other characters including Lola Bunny, Tina Russo, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Granny, Gossamer, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian, Pete Puma, and more. The show's plots contain less visual gags, and are more adult-oriented and dialogue-driven than has been seen in past Looney Tunes shows such as love triangles, employment, and rooming.[1]

Wrap-Around Segments[edit]

The show also features two other segments which wrap around the main plot. These consist of:

Characters[edit]

Characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Other characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

A total of 26 episodes have been produced and aired.

Season 2[edit]

The second season premiered on October 2, 2012.[2][3]

Production[edit]

The Looney Tunes Show was first announced in summer 2009.[4] however it was delayed several times before finally premiering on May 3, 2011. The characters feature new designs created by Ottawa artist Jessica Borutski over the course of two years.[5]

The animation is produced by Yearim, and Rough Draft Studios (along with Toon City Animation in the first season.) The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner CGI shorts are produced by Crew972.

Crew[edit]

Home media release[edit]

Season 1[edit]

DVD NameEp #Release Date
3-Pack Fun: The Looney Tunes Show12May 8, 2012[6]
There Goes the Neighborhood14August 7, 2012[7]

Music[edit]

Two albums compiling songs from the show have been released digitally by WaterTower Music:

Reception[edit]

Though the voice acting has received praise, the series has been criticized for its infrequent use of slapstick, its lack of cartoon gags, character designs, and the "sitcom-styled" format that consists of the characters living in a suburban neighborhood.[10][11][12] The show, however, remains consistently popular, garnering an average of 2 million viewers every episode.[13][14]

In a 2010 interview with CBC News, series animator Jessica Borutski said in response to fan criticism of the series' new character designs, that the original designs were intended for adults and that "[it is] time for a new generation to meet the characters."[12] Borutski said, "a fresh, new design is the only way to keep characters alive."[12] Cartoon historian Chris Robinson noted also that the mark the original characters have on fans is indelible, and that fans are not receptive to change. "[Fans] just really become attached to these things," Robinson said. "It's just so strongly rooted in their childhood that they're unable to separate themselves."[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Looney Tunes Show has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.[15]

YearAwardCategoryNomineeOutcome
2011Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceBob Bergen
  • For the voice of Porky Pig
  • Episode "Jailbird and Jailbunny"
Nominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceKristen Wiig
  • For the voice of Lola Bunny
  • Episode "Double Date"
Nominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceBob Bergen
  • For the voice of Porky Pig
  • Episode "We're in Big Truffle"
Nominated

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