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That's not all, folks! Warner Bros. to give Looney Tunes a revival

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I would hope that kids today are still able to howl with laughter while watching Looney Tunes, but even if the older cartoons don't quite float their boat, a fresh generation will get the gift of hours upon hours of brand-new Looney Tunes shorts. Warner Animation Group (WAG) have announced that the franchise will be getting a revival which will span multiple platforms, "including digital, mobile and broadcast." The Looney Tunes Cartoons will span between one-to-six minutes and WAG is hoping to produce 1,000 minutes in all.

In a statement, Sam Register, the president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, said:

The Looney Tunes are one of the most beloved group of animated characters in the world. Looney Tunes Cartoons places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang.

For those of you fearing that the shorts will be given a CG makeover, worry not, as executive producer Peter Browndardt has said that all episodes will be in classical 2D animation. "I wanted to go back to the ‘40s ‘Looney Tunes,’ late ‘30s, early ‘40s, super irreverent, super bananas, high energy. They pushed the surrealism, the high physicality of the animation, the expressions in the animation," Browndardt said. Fifty shorts of varying lengths are in production at the moment which will be "cartoonist-driven" as they play with "different styles in the shorts, some looking a bit more art deco, some more graphic, other flatter and 'designy.'" While I'm not about to hold my breath that these new shorts will hold a candle to the originals, it will be interesting to see a variety of different artistic styles play around in the universe. Looney Tunes Cartoons are expected to begin rolling out in 2019.

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