Elmer Fudd Has No Gun in New 'Looney Tunes' on HBO Max


Historically, Elmer J. Fudd has remained unsuccessful in capturing Bugs Bunny despite his use of a gun. Now, the new "Looney Tunes" will see a gunless Fudd in their reboot of the series, so he'll have to get creative.

While creators of the show are not doing away with violence entirely, executive producers have noted that the new character will use other methods of trying to capture the wascally wabbit - no guns in sight.

"We're not doing guns," Peter Browngardt, executive producer of the series, told the New York Times. "But we can do cartoony violence - TNT, the Acme stuff."

Aside from the gun issue, Browngardt noted that the series will stay true to the originals. "I always thought, 'What if Warner Bros had never stopped making Looney Tunes cartoons?' As much as we possibly could, we treated the production in that way."

The new series is a part of HBO Max's new kids and family programming, which bases the cartoons off of the original shorts. The service will also offer up the original animated shorts that aired from 1930-1969.

The series will be produced by Warner Bros Animation. It'll include 80 eleven-minute episodes with adapted storylines for today's audience.

The crew is currently working remotely to wrap up production on the cartoons from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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