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2015-05-01T15:31:27Z
At first, I thought this was a joke, but now I'm excited!!!

http://collider.com/loon...ases-new-animated-movie/ 

Looks more or less like The Looney Tunes show based on the designs. On the plus side, it's nice to see Warner do a DTV movie that isn't Tom and Jerry (no offense) and the best part; it's Looney Tunes!
wiley207
2015-05-01T19:54:55Z
Yes, but unfortunately, it is indeed supposed to be based off "The Looney Tunes Show." I was hoping they would be animated in the classic style, sort of like here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEI2-GEfQKs 

I mean, if the Tom and Jerry movies can still have them drawn in the classic style, and the recent Scooby-Doo movies also being animated in a "retro" style, then why not give the Looney Tunes their classic look again?
Instead, this is a lot like when "What's New Scooby-Doo" was being made, and all the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video movies from 2004 to 2009 had to be animated and produced in the same style, to the point where they just became 70-minute episodes of the series!

And it also looks like it's going to be written by the same improv writers from the Groundlings that worked on "The Looney Tunes Show." I also see no signs of Spike Brandt or Tony Cervone. I guess they're both now sick of Looney Tunes? (they seem to prefer Tom and Jerry)

That trailer also has rather poor sound mixing; hopefully a corrected one comes out soon.

But I'm willing to give it a chance.
Toadette
2015-05-01T22:38:50Z
The animation looks too mechanical and Flash-esque, like the show. I did notice some smear animation when Bugs was turning his head at one point, but it sticks out like a sore thumb.

Maybe I'll watch some of it if it airs on Cartoon Network.
nickramer
2015-05-02T03:59:28Z
Yeah, this is just a "Series Final" type movie for "The Looney Tune Show". I'm just going to skip that and borrow a library copy of Bruce Timm's new DC movie instead when that comes out. I'm already liking his alternative* universe idea (Why isn't he a consultant for DC Comics?).







*Not to be confused with the crappy new universe that the comic editors think works and it ain't.
vdubdavid
2015-05-02T13:04:08Z
Just one quick thing I noticed. Would this be the first time Steve Brodie (from "Bowery Bugs") has been seen onscreen since 1949?
Mesterius
2015-05-02T20:16:03Z
This actually looks like it might be fun, for what it is (an obvious sequel movie to the Looney Tunes Show). I might just check it out.

One comment on the trailer's narration, though: "All your favorite Looney Tunes characters are hitting the BIG SCREEN!" How on earth is this movie hitting the big screen when it's only being released to DVD and digital HD? Does the writer of this trailer even know what "big screen" means?

And yeah, the sound mixing in the trailer is atrocious! Way too low volume on the dialogue.
LuckyToon
2015-05-03T12:31:19Z
Well it's about time they did a new Looney Tunes film they haven't done in a long time since "Bah Humduck" in the mid 2000's. However the designs are still the same as in The Looney Tunes Show instead of their classic designs. But it will hopefully be better than the show.

If I was working at WB Animation already, I would only use the character's classic designs for new Looney Tunes shows and DTV films instead.
Mario500
2015-05-03T15:35:49Z
Originally Posted by: Mesterius 


One comment on the trailer's narration, though: "All your favorite Looney Tunes characters are hitting the BIG SCREEN!" How on earth is this movie hitting the big screen when it's only being released to DVD and digital HD? Does the writer of this trailer even know what "big screen" means?



I guess the movie was originally planned for a theatrical release and the narration about "big screen" was recorded during that time long before the narration about looking for the movie on DVD was recorded. If that were true, that would mean someone or something most likely had the narration about "big screen" added to the trailer either by mistake or by cruel intention.

By the way, I would have either embolden or italicized the words "big screen" instead of capitalizing each of their letters for emphasis while quoting the narrator if I were you (sorry if my suggestion offended anyone).
Mesterius
2015-05-06T18:29:11Z
Originally Posted by: Mario500 

Originally Posted by: Mesterius 


One comment on the trailer's narration, though: "All your favorite Looney Tunes characters are hitting the BIG SCREEN!" How on earth is this movie hitting the big screen when it's only being released to DVD and digital HD? Does the writer of this trailer even know what "big screen" means?



I guess the movie was originally planned for a theatrical release and the narration about "big screen" was recorded during that time long before the narration about looking for the movie on DVD was recorded. If that were true, that would mean someone or something most likely had the narration about "big screen" added to the trailer either by mistake or by cruel intention.



Hmmm... maybe... but I can't get myself to believe this movie was ever slated for the big screen. It is so obviously a follow-up to the TV series The Looney Tunes Show, and direct-to-video is always the route for this kind of production. I just can't imagine that Warner would plan a theatrical release for it. This ain't the Simpsons movie we're talking about here.

Originally Posted by: Mario500 


By the way, I would have either embolden or italicized the words "big screen" instead of capitalizing each of their letters for emphasis while quoting the narrator if I were you (sorry if my suggestion offended anyone).



Oh, you bet I am offended!!

...actually, I agree. 😛 Bold type or italics would probably have made more typographical sense. Though I''m not gonna bother changing it for just a forum comment...
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2015-05-26T23:34:20Z
Amazon listing has been updated with back cover revealing that the release will include as bonus features, the first episode of The Looney Tunes Show (Best Friends), the 3 Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote 3 shorts, and I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat.
wiley207
2015-07-08T02:29:46Z
Guess what? The movie has actually come out on DVD TODAY! (At least at the Walmart I work at.) So naturally I bought a copy.
So it turns out the overseas animation was done by Rough Draft Korea. I find it odd, because they've animated better than that on the "Looney Tunes Show."
But not having the movie animated by Warner's favored DongWoo or Lotto Animation is apparently another sign that WB has not that much faith in the Looney Tunes franchise...


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2015-07-08T02:54:58Z
At least it's hand-drawn.

As soon as it's back in stock, I'm buying it on Wal-Mart.com and cancelling my Amazon pre-order.
LuckyToon
2015-07-08T07:40:12Z
Originally Posted by: wiley207 

Guess what? The movie has actually come out on DVD TODAY! (At least at the Walmart I work at.) So naturally I bought a copy.
So it turns out the overseas animation was done by Rough Draft Korea. I find it odd, because they've animated better than that on the "Looney Tunes Show."
But not having the movie animated by Warner's favored DongWoo or Lotto Animation is apparently another sign that WB has not that much faith in the Looney Tunes franchise...




And I can't believe my arch nemesis of cartoon SFX "The H-B/MGM Falling Whistle Sound" is used in the movie! Why WBA? It's out of place, and it's annoying! I hate that SFX! You should of at least used your fall sound instead (a few do exist you know), but no, it's because the SFX in your Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo DTV films is the other way around! Screw you WBA!
Toadette
2015-07-08T13:49:40Z
It certainly isn't impossible for WBA to use the old WB falling sounds, if its use of them in its 90s shows is any indication. I even recall a Road Runner parody in Schwartz-era "Teen Titans" that actually used the proper falling sound, and I know "Pink Panther and Pals" (which is not a WBA show!) used the longest variation a few times.

I myself find it rather annoying when shows that otherwise utilize a large amount of WB SFX use the MGM/H-B falling sound just because it's more easily available. (The WB Sound Ideas set does not feature the main falling sounds—in their place is a cheap, pathetic synthesized recreation.)
wiley207
2015-07-08T13:58:50Z
Originally Posted by: Toadette 

It certainly isn't impossible for WBA to use the old WB falling sounds, if its use of them in its 90s shows is any indication. I even recall a Road Runner parody in Schwartz-era "Teen Titans" that actually used the proper falling sound, and I know "Pink Panther and Pals" (which is not a WBA show!) used the longest variation a few times.

I myself find it rather annoying when shows that otherwise utilize a large amount of WB SFX use the MGM/H-B falling sound just because it's more easily available. (The WB Sound Ideas set does not feature the main falling sounds—in their place is a cheap, pathetic synthesized recreation.)




It also depends on who is doing sound editing. The Sander Schwartz-era "Teen Titans" had the sound effects done by DigiPost TV, formerly called Monterey Post, and they did the sound editing for a number of 90s Warner shows. DigiPost TV also did the sound editing for "Duck Dodgers," "Tom and Jerry Tales" and "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated."
Unfortunately, DigiPost TV did not work on "The Looney Tunes Show." Instead, sound services were done by Audio Circus in the first season, and Advantage Audio in the second (the latter did the sound editing for this movie), and I doubt Advantage Audio has a copy of the Warner falling sound. (Ironically, Advantage Audio usually strays away from familiar cartoon sounds, unless if something calls for them, like "Bravo Dooby Doo.")
wiley207
2015-07-14T03:14:27Z
Well, I finished watching the full film. I won't spoil anything, but I'll say it wasn't too bad. For the most part, it felt like an extended-length episode of "The Looney Tunes Show" but in a completely different continuity.
I did get a kick out of people being annoyed by Lola's stupidity and klutziness, especially at one point when Bugs yelled at her that she was crazy. It was also nice to see Giovanni of "Long-Haired Hare" return, along with various other little Looney Tunes-related in-jokes and surprises. Although I did miss seeing Sylvester and Wile E. Coyote (come on, what's Looney Tunes without them? Oh well, can't have everything!)
I did kind of get a "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" vibe at times from it. I wonder if the Improv writers had watched the movie for some inspiration?
And as I have mentioned, it wasn't that "looney" at times. We did get a little slapstick and wise-cracking humor, but other than that, it had quite a few dull moments, very much like "The Looney Tunes Show" did, almost as if they forgot this was a cartoon! It didn't feature very many of the classic Warner Bros. cartoon sound effects as well (if only they got Monterey Post/DigiPost.TV to do the sound editing instead of Advantage Audio...)
The animation was a step down from "The Looney Tunes Show" at times. I was surprised to see that Rough Draft Korea did the overseas animation services, as I recall their work on "The Looney Tunes Show" looked better than this. Maybe if they had Yearim Productions or Toon City animate the movie, it'd look better (or maybe even Lotto Animation would've done a better job too!)
As I said, I still found the bimbo Lola maybe a little less annoying than on the show, due to the Kristen Wiig impersonator used here. Pete Puma has also now been recast, to Jess Harnell. It is kind of a step up from John Kassir's weird performance for him on the show, but I still kind of got these Lew Zealand vibes with the voice.
Cecil Turtle was a tad annoying too; they didn't really show his evilness like they did in "The Looney Tunes Show," which was quite funny.

Let's hope for the next Looney Tunes direct-to-video movie, they try a different approach (like my idea of themed short stories linked together in some way.)
LuckyToon
2015-07-14T07:38:04Z
Originally Posted by: Toadette 

I myself find it rather annoying when shows that otherwise utilize a large amount of WB SFX use the MGM/H-B falling sound just because it's more easily available. (The WB Sound Ideas set does not feature the main falling sounds—in their place is a cheap, pathetic synthesized recreation.)



I agree, but there DOES exist 2 more cartoon fall sounds from the Hollywood Series 4000 SFX Library from Sound Ideas which I have. And they were used in some animated TV shows and movies in the late 90's and early 2000's.

The fall sound you mentioned that appeared on the WB SFX Library is one of the fall sounds from the Hollywood Series 4000 SFX Library.

What Sound Ideas needs to do is contact DigiPost TV so they can at least include the Taz Spin and WB Fall sounds on maybe a 6th disc of the WB SFX Library sold separately on Sound Ideas (similar to the 5th disc of the Hanna-Barbera SFX Library called "Lost Treasures which is also sold separately).
Mark The Shark
2015-07-24T16:36:07Z
Originally Posted by: Toonatic 

Amazon listing has been updated with back cover revealing that the release will include as bonus features, the first episode of The Looney Tunes Show (Best Friends), the 3 Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote 3 shorts, and I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat.



I noticed this listed on the back too. Can anyone tell me, is this the first Tweety & Sylvester cartoon, or something else? If it is the classic cartoon, is it complete?

Mark The Shark
2015-07-24T16:38:13Z
Originally Posted by: Toonatic 

Amazon listing has been updated with back cover revealing that the release will include as bonus features, the first episode of The Looney Tunes Show (Best Friends), the 3 Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote 3 shorts, and I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat.



I noticed this listed on the back too. Can anyone tell me, is this the first Tweety & Sylvester cartoon, or something else? If it is the classic cartoon, is it complete?

Toadette
2015-07-24T17:01:08Z
The original cartoon (which, by the way, was the second Tweety-Sylvester cartoon to be released) was called "I Taw A Putty Tat". "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" is one of the new CG cartoons made using the old Mel Blanc Capitol records.