Looney Tunes Cartoons Shorts Debut At Annecy International Animation Film Festival

I grew up on classic Looney Tunes cartoons. Even as a teenager, then as an adult, I would seek them out when they would pop up on TV. After a while, I had to get my fix from the various DVD and Blu-Ray releases. I tried some of the newer series, but I never really got the same feeling as I did when watching the classic. That might be changing soon.

When Warner Bros. Animation announced a new Looney Tunes Cartoons project not too long ago, I was cautiously optimistic. Now fans finally got a look at what to expect during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. As a matter of fact, see one for yourself:

That short, “Dynamite Dance”, was directed by David Gemmill. In addition to screening multiple shorts,executive producer Pete Browngardt and supervising producer Alex Kirwan gave Annecy attendees a behind-the-scenes look inside the program’s production process. From what I saw, this is the closest thing to the classic cartoons that I loved in a long time. From the animation style to the music, that was 90 seconds of pure joy for me.

We will have more information on the release dates, and where you can see more, as it becomes available. Here is more info on the project from the press release:

Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. With a crew of some of the premier artists working in animation today, each “season” will produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation that will be distributed across multiple platforms — including digital, mobile and broadcast.

Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts, with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories. Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists, allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.

Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members, including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) and Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) serve as executive producers.