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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Looney Tunes Cartoons is a faithful and likable remake of the classic Warner Brothers franchise that introduced characters like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. This modern series leans heavily on the kind of physical humor that the original used so effectively, so in any given episode, characters are liable to be punched, slapped, melted, incinerated, exploded, eaten, and/or dropped off a cliff, all (predictably) without lasting effect. Verbal threats and other suggestions of violence are common as well, and some segments involve menacing creatures and perilous scenarios. That said, Looney Tunes doesn’t disappoint those viewers who are OK with this kind of throwback, unsanitized comedy.
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What's the story?
LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS welcomes Bugs Bunny (voiced by Eric Bauza), Daffy Duck (Bauza again), Porky Pig (Bob Bergen), Elmer Fudd (Jeff Bergman), and the rest of the classic Looney Tunes gang back to the screen. This reincarnation revisits the friendships and feuds that have become synonymous with the Looney Tunes brand since the 1930s and carries on the absurd and often physically calamitous humor that plays out among the famous characters.
Is it any good?
It’s clear that this remake was created with the original Warner Brothers look and feel in mind, and that’s to be appreciated by viewers tuning in for nostalgia’s sake. Even with the advancements in animation and sound, the series conjures images of the classic cartoon and revives the rivalries as though little time has passed. It’s not highbrow humor, to be sure, but the physical gags and general absurdity still entertain.
Looney Tunes Cartoons is more mature because of the reiterative violence in many of the episodes. While it’s far from reality (and, let’s be real, undeniably funny), it’s also a constant possibility in some of the stories, whether it’s physically present or just threatened to be so. Either way, this remake is a solid pick for tweens and up and especially fun for parents to watch with their older kids.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the violence in Looney Tunes Cartoons. Is it necessary to the humor? In what ways does it contribute to the laughs? How does the show's animated style make the violence more forgiving than a live-action format would?
Are classic characters like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig still relevant and entertaining today? What accounts for their longevity? Does entertainment generally reflect society, or do you think society is more influenced by the media?
How does this reboot compare to the original? Do you notice any of the stereotyping that was prominent in Looney Tunes? How has our tolerance of stereotypes changed since the era of Looney Tunes?
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