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"The Looney Tunes Show": Three Critics, One Reaction

by on May 3, 2011

The first two episodes of The Looney Tunes Show were reviewed independently by three different toonzone staff members. Their opinions:

Ian Lueck: “A Misleading Show Name”
The main problem with The Looney Tunes Show is that it’s just boring. For a theatrical series which was rarely boring, this is a cardinal sin. It’s a dialog-centric show with none of the well-executed physical humor, fast pace, or anarchic tone that made Looney Tunes such fun. It all feels very subdued, like its makers were worried about offending anyone and so played everything safe. Continue

Jamie Tadlock: “Who Is Responsible for This Outrage?”
The Looney Tunes Show is an incredible disappointment, a veritable slap in the face to everyone who has watched, studied, and loved the original Looney Tunes. It left me wanting to stand up and demand to know who is responsible for this outrage (a la a certain duck). I feel like sending copies of the various Looney Tunes Golden Collections to the guilty parties and not letting them out until they understand what they did wrong. Continue

Maxie Zeus: “The Merrie-Go-Round Is Still Broken Down”
Let’s look on the bright side. If Loonatics Unleashed, Warner Bros.’ previous attempt to revive its classic Looney Tunes characters, was appalling, at least we can say that The Looney Tunes Show, its latest attempt, is no worse than dull. Continue

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