"The Looney Tunes Show" Coming to DVD on Sept 27, 2011 (UPDATED)
The Looney Tunes Show, the 2011 Cartoon Network series starring the Looney Tunes characters comes to DVD on 9/27/11 for $14.97. It will contain the first four episodes:
- Best Friends / Grilled Cheese
- Members Only / I’m a Martian / Bubble Trouble
- Jailbird and Jailbunny / Blow My Stack
- Fish and Visitors / Chickenhawk
UPDATED September 8, 2011: The full press release follows:
THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW
TV’s BRAND-NEW ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES
STARRING BUGS BUNNY AND DAFFY DUCK
TO BE RELEASED ON DVD SEPTEMBER 27, 2011,
FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO
Classic Looney Tunes Characters Feature a Contemporary Look
Appealing to a New Generation of Viewers
Voice Talent Includes Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig
Along With Legend June Foray and Many Others
BURBANK, CA, (September 6, 2011) – What happens when Bugs Bunny and all his legendary Looney Tunes pals undergo a 21st century makeover? The result is The Looney Tunes Show, a hilarious new animated comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation which premiered in May on Cartoon Network and is now being released on DVD September 27, 2011, by Warner Home Video (WHV). Titled The Looney Tunes Show Season 1 Volume 1, this release will feature a selection of laugh-out-loud animated episodes from the new TV series and will retail for $14.97 SRP.
In The Looney Tunes Show, screen icons Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck return in this all-new modern comedy series, joined by fan-favorite Looney Tunes characters. Bugs and Daffy haven’t changed — but their living situation has. Bugs is as brazen, sarcastic and ahead-of-the-game as ever, and Daffy, despite his narcissistic, sociopathic and paranoid tendencies, is Bugs’ best friend and seemingly permanent houseguest. No longer confined to seven-minute shorts, their larger-than-life personalities (and egos) offer an irreverent, comical take on our modern world and introduce a whole new realm of possibilities. Now Bugs and Daffy can wreak as much havoc at the grocery store or the DMV as they once did in the forest.
Rounding out the cast are Porky Pig, Lola, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Gossamer and the newest character of the bunch, Daffy’s no-nonsense girlfriend, Tina. The series also features Merrie Melodies — animated music videos of original songs spotlighting everyone from Elmer Fudd to Pepe Le Pew — plus all new adventures with the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in stunning CG.
“The Looney Tunes Show Season 1 Volume 1 brings classic Looney Tunes to a brand-new generation of viewers and, while it stays true to the original cartoon, the look of the characters has been streamlined and updated with cutting-edge animation for a fresh and contemporary feel,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Director Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “These characters have been with us for decades and it’s wonderful to see them continue evolving. We think both classic Looney Tunes aficionados and newer viewers will embrace The Looney Tunes Show. It’s a must-have DVD for anyone who appreciates great animation.”
1) Best Friends
2) Jailbird and Jailbunny
3) Members Only
4) Fish and Visitors
Merrie Melodies Included:
1) Grilled Cheese
2) I Blow My Stack
3) I’m a Martian
Coyote/Road Runner CGI Included:
1) Bubble Trouble
The Looney Tunes Show is executive produced by Sam Register (ThunderCats, MAD, Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold). Spike Brandt (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Duck Dodgers, Back at the Barnyard, Space Jam) and Tony Cervone (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Duck Dodgers, Back at the Barnyard, Space Jam) serve as supervising producers.
The series features the voice talent of Jeff Bergman (Tiny Toon Adventures, Family Guy,) as Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck/Foghorn Leghorn/Sylvester/Tweety, Bob Bergen (Space Jam) as Porky Pig, Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) as Speedy Gonzales, Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids) as Lola, Jennifer Esposito (Blue Bloods) as Tina Russo, Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) as Yosemite Sam, June Foray (voice of Granny since the 1950s) as Granny, Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh) as Tazmanian Devil, Billy West (Futurama) as Elmer Fudd, Roz Ryan (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack) as The Witch, John Kassir (Rocket Power) as Pete Puma, Eric Bauza (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) as Marvin the Martian, Jess Harnell (Animaniacs) as Tosh Gopher, Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs) as Mac Gopher and Rene Auberjonis (The Little Mermaid, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as Pepe Le Pew.
Season to date, The Looney Tunes Show is averaging over two million viewers in its Tuesday 8/7c time period on Cartoon Network.
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