Looney Tunes Cartoons

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Physical gags, violence remain in faithful classic reboot.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Few actions have real-world repercussions in these cartoons, and naughty behavior (like a housecat trying to eat his owner’s pet bird over and over again) is played for laughs. Physical gags and repetitive injuries are part of the show’s shtick. That said, it’s mostly harmless fun because it’s so obviously unrelated to reality. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Many interactions involve a character attempting to ensnare, trick, trap, or eat another one. In other cases, a character’s clumsiness or other negative qualities (Porky Pig’s stuttering, for instance) are emphasized for humor. 

Violence & Scariness

Characters use cartoon-style weapons like spears. Physical comedy involves characters slapping or hitting each other, as well as verbal threats like "I’ll give you a thrashing." Some scenes show compounding injuries like falls, then punches, then incineration, all without lasting results. Some menacing-looking monsters and creatures. 

Sexy Stuff
Language

Occasionally "geez."

Consumerism

This series is a remake of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons, which have inspired many other similar shows and movies through the years.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byllnoa_08 October 14, 2020
Kid, 8 years old April 27, 2021
Kid, 10 years old November 6, 2020

Looney Toones is Amazing!

I loved to watch the original Looney Toones, and I love the HBO Max reboot as well. It keeps all of the same, delightful characters that we all know and love! I... Continue reading

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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