News New Looney Tunes from Warner Brothers animation

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  1. Christopher

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    The thing is, though, the original ones did go through a lot of stylistic evolution over the decades, as I mentioned. You can pretty easily distinguish a cartoon made in the early '40s from one made in the late '50s.

    Besides, they said in the article that they want these cartoons to be director-driven, which would suggest we're actually going to see a lot of variation in the visual and comedic style. This one may have been more of a throwback simply because it's a teaser.
     
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  2. Tosk

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    If anyone is concerned that Bugs seems like too much of an a-hole here, go watch the final minute/s of a random Bugs short without context. Try...Long-Haired Hare for example.

    This quick taste is not a full cartoon and has no set-up or context.
     
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    Oh, I missed that part. If that's the case, then I welcome the different takes. That would actually be quite interesting. Kind of like hearing a song covered in different styles.
     
  4. Santa Quark

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    If they are going to bring back Elmer Fudd but without guns, I look forward to seeing late night comedians reactions to Fox News complaining about it.

    This would be particularly silly. Yes, gun violence in a kids cartoon doesn’t translate to modern culture much. But then, don’t use a character who makes no sense without a gun!

    Is it somehow a BETTER message to kids to show a hunter trying to hack a rabbit to death with knives?
     
  5. Turtletrekker

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    Guns are bad, but dynamite blowing up in your face is perfectly harmless.
     
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  6. Christopher

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    Elmer has played a lot of roles in cartoons other than his classic role of wabbit hunter. There are other ways he could be an antagonist to Bugs.

    Besides, the Coyote was a hunter, but he didn't use guns.


    The concern is whether children might imitate what they see. Children in the United States are, unfortunately, far more likely to be able to get their hands on a gun than on a stick of dynamite. This is why kids' action cartoons like GI Joe required the characters to carry fanciful-looking laser guns instead of realistic guns. (I'm surprised the Rambo cartoon -- yes, that existed, insanely -- was able to get away with using realistic guns, though it was A-Team-style gunplay where a thousand bullets flew but never hit a person.)
     
  7. Santa Quark

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    There are other ways for him to be an antagonist to Bugs but not when the forest is the setting.
     
  8. Tosk

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    May not have been his tool of choice, but Wile E. definitely did use guns.
     
  9. Christopher

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    Occasionally, but usually as part of a Rube Goldberg rig rather than just chasing after his prey with a shotgun like Elmer. Or he used cartoonishly huge cannons. The point is, there are plenty of alternative ways to do a hunter/prey cartoon. Just because the scythes were weird doesn't mean there aren't other options.
     
  10. urbankringle

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    I think, at this point, the thread has Fonzied.*

    *"Jumped the shark," as they say, for those of the obtuse-orientation in the audience. :techman:
     
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  11. Turtletrekker

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    Only until the next short is released... ;)
     
  12. Tosk

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    I have no beef with the scythe, I just said that Wile E. did use guns.
     
  13. Christopher

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    Which was not my actual point, as I already clarified.
     
  14. Tosk

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    Yeah, but you said it. :)
     
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    Poor Wile E. - he did seem to suffer the most.
     
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    In terms of style; I'd like it to look more like the classic 50's; but in "HD". Of course we don't need to use the hand drawn, frame by frame adjustments, but I would like the style to reflect that aesthetic, technicolor etc.
     
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  17. Christopher

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    Film is intrinsically high-definition, so I don't know what you mean here. Also, 2D animation (of the non-Flash variety) is still hand-drawn; it's just drawn directly into a computer rather than on cels.
     
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  18. Jed-Gelt-67

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    All the classic Looney Toones clips that I've seen are blurred from TV capture, which was broadcast in a considerably lower resolution. Not to mention the scratches and other film artifacts baked into some of the earlier versions.
     
  19. Christopher

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    I'd be surprised if there weren't remastered versions available on home video.
     
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    Aren't the majority of classic Looney Tunes cartoons available on blu-ray now?
    I have the first volume, and IMO it looks stunning on an HD TV.

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