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New Looney Tunes
Genre Comedy
Animation
Slapstick
Format 2D digital cartoon animated series
Created by
Directed by Sean Petrilak
Erik Knutson
Scott Bern
Ian Wasseluk (also supervising director, Season 2–present)
Erik Kuska
Robb Pratt
Jessica Borutski
Creative director
Starring
Voices of Jeff Bergman
Dee Bradley Baker
Eric Bauza
Bob Bergen
Jim Cummings
Maurice LaMarche
J.P. Karliak
Matthew Mercer
Candi Milo
Kath Soucie
Fred Tatasciore
Composer(s) Joshua Funk (Season 1)
Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin (arranged by Joshua Funk, Season 2)
Opening theme "Wabbit Theme" (Season 1)
"The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (Season 2–present)
Number of seasons 2
Number of episodes 104 (208 segments) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Sam Register
Producer(s) Matt Craig
Gary Hartle
Line producers: Jason Wyatt (Season 1–present)
John Bush (Season 2–present)
Running time 11 minutes (2 segments of 5½ minutes)
22 minutes (4 segments)
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Boomerang
Boomerang SVOD
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run September 21, 2015 – present
External links

New Looney Tunes (known as Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production for Season 1) is an American animated television series from Warner Bros. Animation, based on the characters from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. The series premiered on September 21, 2015, on Cartoon Network, and later premiered on October 5, 2015, on Boomerang, though the first season was broadcast under the title of Wabbit, and focused primarily on the antics of Bugs Bunny.

On March 7, 2017, Turner and Warner Bros. announced that the unaired episodes of the show would be released on Boomerang's SVOD service, where episodes have since been broadcast on, before airing on television. New Looney Tunes was later picked up for a third season. On January 26, 2018, Matt Craig has announced that the show has not been picked up for a fourth season due to the show's already-large library being unaired, and as such, will pitch the final short on the following week.

Show history

After The Looney Tunes Show ended production in 2013, concepts for a new show featuring the Looney Tunes led to the decision for a reboot of the characters. At the time, the idea of making a reboot of all of the Looney Tunes focused mainly on Bugs Bunny, and in March 2014, it was announced that the reboot would be known as Wabbit, to coincide with other reboots of Warner Bros. classics, such as Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! and The Tom and Jerry Show. Sam Register, promoted to president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series a month prior, became supervising producer for the series. The animation was done by Yearim and Rough Draft Studios from South Korea, and Snipple Animation from the Philippines.

The aim of the reboot was for the cartoon to match the tone of the Looney Tunes shorts in their earlier days. This led to the character returning slapstick-comedy roots, but with producers seeking to avoid their clichés — in particular, the anvil gag. The show's production team placed their emphasis on writing original stories, as well as devising "modern heavy objects to cause pain", according to producer Erik Kuska, with each episode featuring a few shorts in which one or a number of characters became caught up in a situation that they would handle in their own personal way. However, the characters themselves saw some alterations to their appearance, with some also reverting back to personality traits they originally when they first appeared - for example, Daffy Duck was returned to his original screwball personality from his early shorts.

The first season of the show was known as Wabbit, and focused primarily on Bugs Bunny as the main character, with appearances by Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote, and a minor appearance by the Tasmanian Devil. Like his early shorts, Bugs mostly finds himself outwitting opponents either because they seek to cause him trouble or have done something to wreck his peaceful life. The first season saw the introduction of a few new characters to the franchise:

  • Squeaks the Squirrel - Bugs' close friend and sidekick who can only squeak when talking.
  • Bigfoot - A childlike being who tends to annoy Bugs.
  • Sir Littlechin - A knight who often targets mythical animals.
  • Slugsworthy the First - A stuck-up elephant seal.
  • King Thes - A royal lion who tries to eat anyone.
  • Claudette Dupri - A fox spy.
  • Cal - A strong man who considers himself the best at whatever he is doing.
  • Tad Tucker - A reality television personality.
  • Leslie P. Lilylegs - An obnoxious, short man who tends to desire power
  • Carl the Grim Rabbit - A rabbit version of the Grim Reaper.

Likewise, Bugs faces new villains, but not without the help of his friends. According to Kuska, the focus on newer villains for Bugs to deal with was described as allowing him to do his "best when he's up against a really good adversary". As a result of the inclusion of new villains, Kuska felt that Elmer Fudd not be "the man", having often been a common villain that Bugs dealt with in many shorts, despite appearing later on in the series.

After the first season ended, the production team decided to focus on the other Looney Tunes stars besides Bugs. The show was renamed New Looney Tunes for the second season and featured a new intro. While Bugs and those featured in the first season returned, the second season saw the appearance of the other characters: Foghorn Leghorn; Sylvester; Tweety; Daffy Duck; Porky Pig; Speedy Gonzales; Marvin the Martian; Granny Emma Webster; Elmer Fudd; The Road-Runner; and Pepé Le Pew. Some episodes saw characters operating as a double act; this plot mechanic was mainly used for Daffy and Porky, as had been done in their early shorts made by Chuck Jones. Other obscure figures from the Looney Tunes shorts also made appearances.

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Episodes

Main article: New Looney Tunes episode list

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Media
Franchises: Show-logo-looneyTunesMerrie Melodies logo

Shorts:
Television: The Bugs Bunny ShowThe Porky Pig ShowThe Road Runner ShowThe Merrie Melodies ShowSylvester and TweetyThe Daffy Duck ShowThe Daffy/Speedy ShowLooney Tunes on NickelodeonMerrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny and FriendsThat's Warner Bros.!Bugs N' Daffy
Feature Films: The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner MovieThe Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny MovieBugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit TalesDaffy Duck's Fantastic IslandDaffy Duck's QuackbustersSpace JamThe Looney Tunes Hall of FameLooney Tunes: Back in Action
Specials: Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie GhouliesCarnival of the AnimalsBugs Bunny's Easter FunniesBugs Bunny in SpaceBugs Bunny's Howl-o-Ween SpecialA Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's CourtBugs Bunny's ValentineBugs Bunny's Looney Christmas TalesHow Bugs Bunny Won the WestThe Bugs Bunny Mother's Day SpecialBugs Bunny's Thanksgiving DietDaffy Duck's Easter SpecialBugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All OverThe Bugs Bunny Mystery SpecialDaffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving SpecialBugs Bunny: All American HeroBugs Bunny's Mad World of TelevisionAn Ounce of PreventionBugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video StarsBugs Bunny's Wild World of SportsHappy Birthday Bugs! 50 Looney YearsBugs Bunny's Overtures to DisasterBugs Bunny's Creature FeaturesBugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes

Characters
Main characters: Barnyard DawgBeaky BuzzardBugs BunnyCecil TurtleCharlie DogClaude CatDaffy DuckElmer FuddFoghorn LeghornGossamerGrannyHector the BulldogHenery HawkHippety HopperHubie and BertieLola BunnyMac and ToshMarc Anthony and PussyfootMarvin the MartianMichigan J. FrogMiss PrissyPenelope PussycatPepé Le PewPete PumaPorky PigRalph WolfRoad RunnerSam SheepdogSpeedy GonzalesSylvesterSylvester Jr.TazThe CrusherTweety BirdWile E. CoyoteWitch HazelYosemite Sam

Minor characters: Blacque Jacque ShellacqueBoskoThe CrusherGiovanni JonesYoyo DodoTasmanian She-DevilMelissa DuckHugo the Abominable SnowmanSpike and ChesterNasty CanastaThe GremlinPrivate SnafuPetunia PigPlayboy PenguinShropshire SlasherCount BloodcountMama BuzzardColonel ShuffleEgghead Jr.Owl JolsonToro the BullRocky and MugsyMinah BirdInkiBeansLittle KittyHam And ExOliver OwlPiggyGabby GoatBuddyHoneySlowpoke RodriguezThe Three BearsFoxyK-9A. FleaSnifflesConstruction WorkerFrisky PuppyRalph MouseHoney BunnyRoxyThe Martin BrothersRalph PhillipsClyde BunnyFauntleroy FlipDr. I.Q. HiGruesome GorillaSloppy MoeHatta MariBusinessmanThe WeaselWiloughbyThe Two Curious PuppiesCool CatBabbit and CatstelloInstant MartiansBobo the ElephantColonel RimfireSmokey The GenieJose and ManuelMerlin the Magic Mouse and Second BananaConrad the CatAngus MacRoryBanty RoosterThree Little PigsTom TurkeyGoopy GeerNelly the GiraffeAla BahmaDr. LorreCottontail SmithBunny and ClaudeClaude HopperThe Hep CatThe Drunk StorkThe CatSinging CatSouthern SheriffOld Woman's CanaryOld Woman's CatBluebeardPorky's Drunken FriendsOld WomanLittle Red Riding Hood's Grandma • Little Red Riding Hood (Little Red Walking Hood/Little Red Riding Rabbit/Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears) • Goldilocks (The Bear's Tale/Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears) • The CrowKing ArthurKing Arthur's Knights

Studios
Warner Bros. CartoonsDePatie-Freleng EnterprisesFormat FilmsChuck Jones EnterprisesReel FX
People
Dave BarryWarren BatchelderMel BlancTed BonnicksenArthur Q. BryanBill ButlerBob ClampettRuss DysonMilt FranklynFriz FrelengManny GouldGeorge GrandpreKen HarrisHugh HarmanRochelle HudsonRudolf IsingUb IwerksChuck JonesCarman MaxwellNorman McCabeChuck McKimsonRobert McKimsonTom McKimsonWillian LavaLou LillyMichael MalteseTedd PierceHawley PrattTom RayVirgil RossLeon SchlesingerRob ScribnerEddie SelzerCarl StallingLarry Storch
Music/Songs
A Hot Time in the Old Town TonightWhistle and Blow Your Blues AwayI Think You're DuckyThe Merry-Go-Round Broke DownMerrily We Roll Along
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Looney Tunes/Spielberg universe
Animated series: The Bugs Bunny ShowTiny Toon AdventuresTaz-ManiaAnimaniacsThe Sylvester & Tweety MysteriesPinky and the BrainFreakazoid!Road RoversHisteria!Pinky, Elmyra and the BrainBaby Looney TunesDuck DodgersLoonatics UnleashedThe Looney Tunes ShowNew Looney Tunes

Films: Bugs Bunny: SuperstarThe Bugs Bunny/Road Runner MovieThe Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny MovieBugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit TalesDaffy Duck's Fantastic IslandDaffy Duck's QuackbustersSpace JamWakko's WishTweety's High-Flying AdventureLooney Tunes: Back in ActionBah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes ChristmasLooney Tunes: Rabbits Run

DC Comics
Animated series: Batman: The Animated SeriesSuperman: The Animated SeriesBatman BeyondStatic ShockThe Zeta ProjectJustice LeagueTeen TitansThe BatmanBatman: The Brave and the BoldYoung Justice

Animated films: Batman: Mask of the PhantasmBatman & Mr. Freeze: SubZeroThe Lego Batman Movie

Hanna-Barbera
Animated series: What's New, Scooby-Doo?Tom and Jerry TalesShaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedThe Tom and Jerry ShowBe Cool, Scooby-Doo!Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!

Direct-to-video film series: Scooby-Doo on Zombie IslandScooby-Doo! and the Witch's GhostTom and Jerry: The Magic RingTom and Jerry: Blast Off to MarsThe Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!

Other TV series
Detention¡Mucha Lucha!Xiaolin Showdown
Other original films
Theatrical: Cats Don't DanceQuest for CamelotThe Iron GiantOsmosis JonesThe Lego MovieStorksThe Lego Ninjago Movie

Direct-to-video: Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.!¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El MaléficoHappiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown

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