Ghostbusters 3 might probably never get made despite Dan Aykroyd’s best attempts, the world lost Harold Ramis today and Space Jam 2 is a thing that’s going to happen. Why do we live in such a cruel world?
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?