June 7th, 2005

hoard potato, tv, movies

Be Careful What You Wish For.

Warner Bros. Announces New,
Inoffensive Loonatics Design.

I hope you're happy now.

Look at them. They're... happy. And smiling. And, well, hopelessly watered-down. Those wonderful, sleek, sharp, stylized character designs... Barneyfied. With big, happy eyes with whites and pupils and irises.

I miss the Glowing Wedges Of Color.

It's so Safe, it's offensive in its own right. Hell, the Looney Tunes were never this Friendly And Reassuring. I don't see a hint of subversion or mischief in those Big Friendly Eyes. Visually, there was a whole lot more o' Bugs in Buzz Bunny than in "Ace".

Everyone was horrified that the original Loonatics were going to be "violent super-heroes" -- but note that the reason that you can't find the original Looney Tunes anywhere but Boomerang, an obscure pay channel, is because parent groups objected to the violence of the classic cartoons.
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