Saturday, 8 October 2011

Looney Tunes - "A Rival Story"

So word is out: The Looney Tunes Show is gaining a second series, despite the hugely divided views as a whole - the main complaint being that the episodes just aren't "looney" enough, if at all. No squash-and-stretch, no old-school chaos, no musical scores throughout each episode.

In fact, it pretty much demonstrates that this should have been shot as a live-action series never mind an animated sitcom where nothing - absolutely nothing - happens, funny or otherwise. Another example of fixing something that was never broken.

On the plus side, at least David Alvarez is getting back on the LT scene again as a storyboard artist for the Merrie Melodies segments. So there's one plus. Still...

Sam Register and WB, if you're bothering to hear the complaints - please address to them. Make the Looney Tunes FUN again. Take advantage of the fact that they are cartoon characters, and make them do the impossible, instead of having them standing around talking and talking and talking...

Actually, do us a favour. Just forget your original statement and try to be more like the original shorts. At least they're more memorable than this drivel...yes, DRIVEL. I said it, and I am not ashamed. Purist, thy name is Signore!

But if any of your writers are stuck with what to do with Bugs and Daffy from this point, here's an example of good verbal humour - with Dave Alvarez artwoik, even!

Perhaps I am over-exaggerating here, but unless someone over there gets their head on straight with how to handle these characters properly, or at least bring something new and funny to the table, then it's not worth switching the TV on any more.

"That's All, Folks!" (for now)


  1. I think you mean 'fixing something that was never broken.' Apart from that I pretty much agree, the comics are closer to the originals. I don't mind talky cartoons once a while if there's tight budgets to consider, but I'm sure that's not the case here.

  2. Ahh, thanks for the grammar correction, chap. Correcting now.