Thursday, February 17, 2005
The NEW Bugs Bunny?????
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.