Horrified Observers of Pedestrian Entertainment: Your Childhood Memories : The Next Generation




Your Childhood Memories : The Next Generation

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Hey, remember when innovation was considered a virtue? Well soon we'll be the last generation that does. Warner Brothers has decided that in lieu of any new or original ideas, they've decided to "reimagine" the Looney Tunes cast.

Their reimagineers have decided that Bugs Bunny should be called Buzz Bunny, should have laser eyes and be a martial arts expert. Daffy Duck will have sonar. Ok.

We at H.O.P.E. aren't old curmudgeons that hate "all that new music/cartoons/books/T.V." What we hate is the fact that instead of just launching a new show with some interesting and innovative new characters, Warner Brothers instead decided that there is more money to be made by milking an established product one more time.

Why don't they care that the fans of the original show will be turned off by these sorts of antics? Don't they think that "Tiny Toons" and "Baby Looney Tunes" are enough? Is there a demand for this, or is it just the easiest thing to greenlight?

From David Janollari, president of entertainment for the WB:

"If "Loonatics" is a hit on Saturday morning, for example, it is likely to ripple through the company's merchandising, home-video and movie divisions. "That's the ultimate goal of all kids programming," says Mr. Janollari. "If we score, it's a gold mine."

Excuse us while we go puke.