The Looney Tunes Show

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The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show logo.svg
GenreSitcom
FormatAnimated series
Created bySpike Brandt and Tony Cervone
Sam Register
Developed bySpike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Voices ofJeff Bergman
Bob Bergen
Kristen Wiig
Fred Armisen
Maurice LaMarche
Jennifer Esposito
(season 1)
Annie Mumolo
(season 2–present)
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–present)
Rachel Ramras
(season 2–present)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCartoon Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMay 3, 2011 – present
Chronology
Preceded byLooney Tunes (1930–1969) Merrie Melodies (1931–1969)
External links
Website
 
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The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show logo.svg
GenreSitcom
FormatAnimated series
Created bySpike Brandt and Tony Cervone
Sam Register
Developed bySpike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Voices ofJeff Bergman
Bob Bergen
Kristen Wiig
Fred Armisen
Maurice LaMarche
Jennifer Esposito
(season 1)
Annie Mumolo
(season 2–present)
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–present)
Rachel Ramras
(season 2–present)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCartoon Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMay 3, 2011 – present
Chronology
Preceded byLooney Tunes (1930–1969) Merrie Melodies (1931–1969)
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 a suburb of 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 dating, love triangles, employment, and rooming.[1]

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

Characters[edit]

Major characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Other characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

A total of 26 episodes have been produced and aired, in 1080i HD.

Season 2[edit]

The second season premiered on October 2, 2012, on Cartoon Network by Jeron Melroy, in 1080i HD.[2]

Production[edit]

The characters feature new designs created by Ottawa artist Jessica Borutski over the course of two years.[3]

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]

Volume releases[edit]

Music[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

Response to The Looney Tunes Show has been mixed. Though the voice acting have received praised. 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]

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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