VFX Warner Bros.’ ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ to be featured at 2019 Annecy Festival -

Warner Bros.’ ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ to be featured at 2019 Annecy Festival

The clip featured was a spoof on the Indiana Jones-type tomb-caper and shown in animatics. The Curse of the Monkey Bird featured Daffy Duck and Porky Pig wading into a jungle temple, in search of its cursed treasure. The Annecy audience ate up in particular one inspired sequence where, thanks to Daffy’s ineptitude, Porky was, in rapid succession: Shot by paralyzing arrows, punched by a giant boxing glove, crushed by a mace, blown up and made victim to a trap floor, plunging to a subterranean level – where Daffy, unscathed, joins him.

The new cartoons will be 1-6 minutes in length, with WBA producing 1,000 minutes in all. The content will be multi-platform oriented, including digital, mobile and traditional broadcast. The series features veteran “Looney Tunes” voice cast members including Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen, and newcomer Eric Bauza taking the reins as Bugs.

“I wanted to go back to the ‘40s ‘Looney Tunes,’ late ‘30s, early ‘40s,” said executive producer Peter Browngardt, displaying character designs from different artists for Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, among others. “Super irreverent, super bananas, high energy. They pushed the surrealism, the high physicality of the animation, the expressions in the animation.”

Besides opening the festival, Looney Tunes Cartoons shorts will also participate in Annecy’s popular open-air screenings on Monday 10 June, proffering the general public a chance for a first look at the revamped classic.