Thursday, February 17, 2005

The NEW Bugs Bunny?????

Whenever I hear someone pontificating how "There's nothing good out in entertainment today, not like the past" I usually take it with a grain of salt. While there are times that I shake my head at the crap Reality Shows on TV and the millions of lame sequels the movie studios continue to spew out I like to think that if you look hard enough, you can find some great new work out there.

Then something like this comes out, and I feel like a complete ass for feeling optimistic about new entertainment projects.

KidsWB plans new series...
In somewhat of a surreal move, WB has revealed it's plan to breathe "new life" into the Looney Tunes franchise- "re-imagined" versions of the classic characters. They will launch a new series based on the descendents Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The re-invented characters will debut in Loonatics, set in the year 2772. The characters names have yet to be finalized, however the new characters will retain the personality quirks of the original characters. Each individual will even possess a special crime-fighting power as they face-off against the evils of Acmetropolis.

According to WB Animation president Sander Schwartz...
"The new series will have the same classic wit and wisdom, but we have to do it more in line with what kids are talking about today."

..... anytime someone goes out of their way to "give the kids what they want" to write "what the kids are talking about" disaster is sure to follow.

I mean come on WB, why the hell not come up with ORIGINAL characters????!!!! Why the hell do you need to dredge up the classics, bastardize them into this new stuff??? Just to SPONGE off their names.

Give me a break.


Anonymous said...

I don't see the big deal... this looks a bit like "'Batman Beyond' meets Looney Tunes"

Anonymous said...

I always felt Bugs Bunny would be better with claws for hands.

At least they didn't make him "electric".

Anonymous said...

I always felt Bugs Bunny would be funnier if he just had claws for hands.

It could be worse. Remebere Superman's new costume?