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Updated: Kids WB To Give Looney Tunes Extreme Makeover

ImageSix descendents of the original Looney Tunes crew will gain superpowers in Loonatics, a new franchise property coming to Kids WB this fall, the network announced today. The series is one of three new and four returning series that Kids WB announced for its 2005-06 season.

Set in the year 2772, Loonatics will be an “over-the-top, high-octane action-comedy” featuring revised versions of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner, Lola Bunny, Tasmanian Devil and Wile E. Coyote. Using special abilities and an irreverent sense of humor, the six will battle the evils of Acmetropolis. The series will air on Saturdays at 9:00am (ET/PT).

This morning’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal quotes Warner Bros. Animation president Sander Schwartz as saying that reaction in test groups to the series has been “phenomenal.”

[Source: Kids WB]

Update: Michael Barrier has artwork.

Update: Image added.

Update: More details on the series and the new characters can be found here.

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