Listen up Tune Squad, there’s some major Looney news and we’re set to dish.
Looney Tunes are back in Looney Tunes Cartoons, a reboot of animated shorts driven by the slapstick comedy we all know and love. The series is set to premiere next year and is not going to follow the same format of traditional TV shows—Warner Bros. is opting for small stories that will range from one to six minutes. More than that, they will be written and drawn by different artists to give each short its own snazzy style.
There’s no word on how many different shorts the first season will feature, but it will have 1,000 minutes of animation, so there will be at least 166 clips (ugh math) for fans to look forward to on both live TV and online.
“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,” said Sam Register, head of Warner Bros. Animation, in a press release.
Fans hesitant to hop on board with this reimagined version of the classic cartoons will be pleased to hear that some of the OG voice actors—including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman, and Bob Bergen—are on board for the reboot, so even though the cartoons will look and feel a little different, it will still have the same sound.
In different, but related news: Is “Seasons of Love” stuck in anyone else’s head after looking at that Daffy Duck photo? It is now.