VFX 'Looney Tunes Cartoons' debuts full episode before HBO Max launch

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ debuts full episode before HBO Max launch

Ahead of launch, HBO Max has unveiled a full episode of Looney Tunes Cartoons, bringing the animated icons back to action. HBO Max arrives on 27 May, with an attempt by Warner Bros. Animation to reboot the classic cartoon characters from decades ago.

A full episode of Looney Tunes Cartoons runs somewhere between 11-12 minutes long, comprised of two shorts that run between four and seven minutes, as well as an interstitial short with a quick slapstick gag that runs a little less than a minute. The unveiled episode can see Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as they to contend with Sylvester the Cat, Elmer Fudd and more.

The original Looney Tunes were short animated stories meant to play before feature films in movie theaters. Starting in the 1930s, Warner Bros Animation, headed by Leon Schlesinger, assembled a crew of animator/directors like Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, Robert McKimson, Fritz Freeling and Chuck Jones. They produced hundreds of classic cartoons packed with gags, slapstick, inside jokes, contemporary references and memorable characters.

Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Pete Browngardt and Sam Register serve as executive producers.

The 80 episode series, featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the rest of the gang, will be available on HBO Max from 27 May 2020.