Yesterday, September 21st would have been the birthday of legendary animator Chuck Jones. He shaped the vision of Warner Bros cartoons through the 50s, including Looney Tunes, and helped MGM do some wonderful animation in the 1960s. A distinct style and a natural talent for the way animation should look and feel made Jones probably the most influential American animator since Walt Disney’s friend Ub Iworks in the 1930s.
Rebooting a franchise can be a tricky prospect. You’re expect to maintain a certain level of familiarity while still putting a new spin on it. It’s a delicate balance; especially once you factor in that you have to keep longtime fans happy as well as bring in a new viewer base. So when Warner Brothers decides to take it’s most iconic franchise, The Looney Tunes, and put a new spin on it for a new generation of viewers, how does it turn out?
Yes. That sculpture above is supposed to represent Justin Bieber’s penis. This groundbreaking work of art is the creation of American sculptor Daniel Edwards, who is totally not a fucking weirdo for making sculptures of 17 year old pop star’s junk in the shape of Looney Tunes.
It’s been reported that WB is planning on doing a live action / CGI movie based on the character of Pepe LePew, finally giving Mike Myers a way to be in a movie where he uses a stupid foreign accent.
I like Mike Myers, but I would have been much more excited about Jean Reno doing the voice of Pepe LePew. That would have been just badass.
Seventy years ago and three days, Bug Bunny was first introduced to the world in the cartoon “A Wild Hare”, and the rest is history. Sometimes Bug has been negatively compared to Disney’s black and white rodent, but Mickey’s a pussy. Bugs is where it’s at. Prove me wrong.