The Looney Tunes Show
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So I recently saw the final episode of the show... again, on Cartoon Network
. (Reason I said "again" is because I already saw SuperRabbit on Youtube around 2013.) and since it had already ended it's run after by seeing every single episode of the show through watching all of Season 1 and Season 2 on live cable, and SuperRabbit on Youtube I will finally get this out of my system after holding it in for 2 in a half years to express how this show went out!
As again I watched episodes on S1 and S2, it had episodes that were VERY entertaining and had episodes that were VERY boring, and as for being a huge fan of the Looney Tunes myself, I will have no problem explaining my final thoughts about The Looney Tunes Show
and in my honest opinion about the show overall.... I don't like it, it may have episodes that were entertaining but still not very good... and it isn't bad either.
I'll be glad to explain my reasons why I don't like it very well and why it's not bad, so personally, I'll be giving out the
Good and I'll be giving out the
Neutral and I'll be giving out the
So to make this a good start, I'll be giving out the GOODThe Episode Duration
I like how each episode it's about 30 minutes long because most shows in todays generation have a minimum of 30 minutes to longer and luckily it's not just a very short 7 minute cartoon of some random Looney Tune-styled sitcom format doing their own things for about that long, otherwise it wouldn't capture enough character development
and the show would REALLY be bad.
So for this type of duration of The Looney Tunes Show, it makes sense and it works.Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner segments
Obviously the Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner shorts are the most greatest part you will ever watch on the show, the action sequences were epic, the plot is very good and it's just really spot on and almost very like the original shorts we saw back then until now.Lola Bunny's New Personality
Now of course we knew Lola Bunny from the 1996 hit movie Space Jam
, she was a tough independent token character who couldn't take junk from nobody else, hates being called "Doll" and all of the dudes viewing her as a sexual object.... until The Looney Tunes Show, she was an insane overly attached girlfriend of Bugs Bunny who is very talkative and annoying most of the time and a bit of a drama queen.
...I know a lot of you people who liked her in Space Jam didn't even like
her new personality or was not liking it when it was coming out, but I got to be honest with you all, I kind of like her new character they gave her in the show. Because the obvious point is when there is a character in the Looney Tunes world, they have to be funny, they have to get hurt, they have to be foolish, they have to be... well Looney. And I think her new character works
for the Looney Tunes, I mean I know it may
not work in every single type of short or show or movie but for her character I think it works.
I will tell the truth here, she was
really an annoying character at first, I didn't even liked her character either, but I liked it more in Season 2 how she was not that much overly annoying like Season 1.
However for those who did like her original tough character, she did have some tough moments, take it for the episode It's a handbag
where Lola portrays as Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider series, I gotta say, That was cool!
She is arguably the best part of the show... afterwards.
However if there is anything I will defend Space Jam Lola Bunny, there's a couple I will say.
She may be bland in the movie, but she can
become a Looney Tune as well. I mean take it for instance if she had any future appearances of shorts, shows, movies etc that she had the exact personality and modesty she had in the show, she will be interesting as well, I mean if The Looney Tunes Show version of Lola pulled it off, then maybe Space Jam Lola with the exact character and clothing can pull it off too.
Another thing that confuses me is that people hate the original Lola due to her bunny boobies
, because even though she's supposed to be a humanoid female rabbit (anthropomorphic) she has something that relates to the female gentile which I will have to agree to the fact it is wrong for her to have them, but honestly if people are just gonna hate on her because of that, well looks like I'm gonna have to bring up these characters we knew in the past who obviously has the same thing Lola Bunny has: Minerva Mink, Cheetara, Colleen from Road Rovers, Gadget Hackwrench, Amy Rose, Melissa Duck, Bugs portraying as a female rabbit, Cleocatra from Tom & Jerry kids.
For the characters I have mentioned, I hate them all because they are anthropomorphic animals with boobs. Confusing, isn't it?
Sorry if I'm making this review a bit awkward, so moving on.The Voice Cast
Obviously the voice cast such as Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, June Foray, Grey DeLisle, Maurice LaMarche, Joe Alaskey. The voices were spot on and it's always a pleasure hearing them again they were really perfect with the characters they voice in the past until today and it's awesome.
However what bothers me is the voice cast featuring celebrity guest stars, I will explain about it in theNEUTRALThe Celebrity voice cast
I honestly think Fred Armisen don't have a good voice for Speedy since he has a more squeakier voice than now, it's a bit out of place.
Kristen Wiig for Lola I am used to, but I was really expecting one of my favorite voice actresses Kath Soucie to voice Lola Bunny for this show. I mean don't get me wrong Kristen Wiig is funny, I liked her in SNL and other movies but for the show, I'm a bit more "meh" on it. I believe is the fact that how Kristen Wiig voiced Lola exactly like... Kristen Wiig, she was just being herself and it kind of got a bit confusing for me because voice acting in general, you have to understand a voice for the "character" not just voice the character acting like yourself. Lola's voice was really supposed to be like how Kath Soucie voiced her, just a cute high pitched voice, but not by just sounding sexy because that was part of her character in Space Jam but I'm talking about the actual voice in general.
In my honest opinion I feel Kristen Wiig is funnier in the movies/live action roles.
However it would be pretty awesome if one day, Kath Soucie would return her role as Lola Bunny and be her character like in the show. I think that would be better and more interesting.Character Changes
There are some I like and don't like.
Bugs Bunny's character I... well don't really like.
the fact how he is a sardonic, dry wit being who is always sarcastic about everything. To me personally just seeing him before as a "Looney", hilariously happy who always bugs and tricks his foes and how the fact he only got upset when bad guys crossed his line, you know: "In case you realize, this means war" until this show, it's insulting to Bugs' original character especially to other fans like myself.
Daffy Duck's character is hilarious and almost identical to his original personality because of the fact how he is just about being stupid and such and wasn't that greedy like before, which the fact is Daffy has always been stupid since the original cartoons and for this show he is stupid still fits him very well today and it works. However the thing I don't like about it is the part where he says Bugs' catchphrase now: "What's up, doc?".
Looks like Daffy Duck is the new Bugs Bunny people!
Taz's character is one fitting word: Embarrassing
His character makes absolutely no sense at all, a dog? Couldn't they use Charlie Dog from the Looney Tunes short
"Little Orphan Airedale" instead? That would be a lot more useful than making a wild crazed Tasmanian Devil to be their domesticated dog.
Witch Hazel is now Witch Lezah, yeah I know, bad name.
Who is a sassy-serious African-American woman which is really unfortunate. Well it's obvious June Foray's Witch Hazel is way better and fine.
Yosemite Sam who was aggressive and despises Rabbits so much, is the annoying neighbor of Bugs and Daffy. I don't have much to say about this character instead it doesn't really work but the fact how his voice nails it so well, it's pretty definite.
Gossamer who was a horrifyingly monster and rival of Bugs Bunny is now Witch Hazel's kid, yeah, "kid", who needed babysitting by characters like Daffy Duck.
This is another character that don't make any sense, for Gossamer. I mean a monster like that don't look anything like a kid instead I still see him as a crazed monster he was before. It would've been a lot more better if they used a different kid character to go with it but for Gossamer AS a kid, no thanks.
Overall the characters that they got correct and worked is Granny, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Sylvester.
And last and not least, Tina Russo, she's interesting, but normal to be a "Looney Tune".The Episodes
Without any doubt a lot of those episodes are hits and misses. While some episodes are very good, well written, actual plots, funny jokes, solid laughs and identical, The Looney Tunes Show is awesome to watch now and then, but when the episodes are good but bad, not written well, unexplainable plots, unfunny jokes, boredom and unexciting, The Looney Tunes Show is really freaking terrible and unwatchable.
As I said before that there were entertaining episodes that worked but when there are a lot more episodes I watch through out, most of the episodes are unfitting and bland. Which I don't blame it how people like the show and people hate the show with a passion.The Music videos
The music videos are... well funny sometime but a lot of them are pretty terrible and boring, but the good thing is that they usually play those on an episode when it's needed to.
The problem about the music is the fact how it's played out, the lyrics sometime don't match and rhyme, making an unwanted character involved such as Elmer Fudd singing about Grilled Cheese, Yosemite Sam free-styling, and Marvin The Martian singing about he's a Martian is really ridiculous.
Shame about it is most of the songs are poorly scored.
Now since I have expressed my neutral feelings against the show, now I will go for the BADThe Format of the show
Now I'm not trying to be a purist or some random dude who don't like change, personally I think change is very beneficial depending what it is. Like how I said Lola's personality and the episode duration change is needed, and of course the Racism change is needed.
For this type of format for the "Looney Tunes" didn't quite work, honestly. It's kind of like a Seinfeld-like format that consists of the Looney Tunes living in a suburban neighborhood, which really don't fit for them.
I mean the Looney Tunes are really all about comedic slapstick, being "Looney ", goofy, funny, random, and even featuring stars such as Bugs Bunny, daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, and more to be into really interesting segments and with all of the original humor they have is really golden that brought something to the world so many inspirations, so many entertainment, and plenty of the other stuff.
Plenty of people say this format was made so the Looney Tunes can "Meet a new generation", as an excuse. Let me tell you something though, The Looney Tunes are timeless characters. Looney Tunes have been around for over seventy years. You can watch them at any time period and they'll feel like they were made yesterday. The original Looney Tunes can still stay the same when they meet new generations anytime.
Like for instance, Tom and Jerry met plenty of generations and they have always been the same since the original cartoons, shamefully they are still the highest grossing characters all because the thing is nothing changed about them. Hopefully soon or later than can pull it off with the Looney Tunes.
However for this show's format for the Looney Tunes to meet this generation don't really work, because I feel this show is nothing more than a fading life now that's just going to be forgotten when the next Looney Tunes reboot comes and I think the show would've been a lot more better if they had just used different characters instead of the Looney Tunes. I mean take it for Tiny Toon Adventures
for example: It was an excellent cartoon because the characters are indeed Looney Tunes related, but they are characters in a different generation, a different format, and that type of thing worked perfectly, and if they had used Looney Tunes such as Bugs Bunny and the rest of the gang Teenagers who go to school together, it will turn out to be a hit and miss and it wouldn't work, and that is the perfect analogy of the show.The Animation/Character Designs
Around 2010 Canadian animator Jessica Borutski was hired to redesign the Looney Tunes in her own style and the designs look totally different, from the designs we saw in the original cartoon.
How it ended is the Looney Tunes fan base wasn't a huge fan of it and literally blew her up
, though she tries to give an excuse that new designs keep characters alive
, and I'll have to say: How does that keep characters alive? I mean it's really a shame how her artwork is beautiful and her Foolish Kingdom shorts are entertaining but for her redesigning the Looney Tunes for an actual series is beyond risky. Though they still used those designs anyways through season 1 until when season 2 they mixed the original looks to the Borustski looks.
The thing is, this is what bothers me the most.
A lot of the character designs look very cheesy for an actual Looney Tunes series. Such as Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, well so many characters to mention have switched color palettes with big heads and big feet, and this is what threw me off of seeing most of the recent episodes. I would've approve Jessica's designs if they were a lot like the original designs so in that way it'd work out just fine.
I'll be honest to say, her character designs for the Looney Tunes are good enough for a fan made cartoon but for an actual Looney Tunes series, I don't think so.
Point being, Bugs and the gang has been redesigned plenty of times, they don't need to be redesigned more.
With no surprise though, she's been given a second chance at Wabbit so hopefully she'll do better.
Well that's all of my final thoughts about The Looney Tunes Show so overall, This show isn't "awesome", this show isn't "terrible", this show is clearly a neutral show to watch.
So I'm gonna give this show a
out of 5.
It may not be for everyone while some may enjoy, some may hate it, it boasts a several of laughs but since the "Looney Tunes" are almost normal, the title isn't really self-explanatory, while this show is far better than it should've been, this show fails to offer an improvement
over the original cartoon.
The only things the show had related to the original series and a fresh take was the names of the characters (except for Witch Lezah), the personalities of Daffy Duck and Lola Bunny (and the other characters they got right
as I mentioned before), lack of Racism, the episode duration and the Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner cartoons themselves.
So now that I have expressed my final feelings of the show, I will give you my Top 5 episodes I enjoyed.
1. Customer Service
2. The DMV
3. It's a Handbag
4. To Bowl or Not to Bowl
5. Members Only
So anyway this is my review and last thoughts of the Looney Tunes Show before I look forward to Wabbit, I know a lot of you will agree, I know a lot of you will disagree, well I count on it, I expect it and I'm looking forward to it.
This picture is a reference to the very first episode of The Looney Tunes Show
I hope all of you will have a good day and take care
, I'll be sure to upload more art sooner or later.
Catch you guys later!J.C. Thornton
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