The Looney Tunes are headed to the big screen. Porky Pig and Daffy Duck will headline The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie. GFM Animation will showcase Warner Bros. Animation’s new film at the American Film Market (Oct 31 – Nov 5) to explore global distribution opportunities, Variety reports.
This is Technically the Looney Tunes’ First Fully Animated Feature Film
Over the years, several Merrie Melodies movies have graced the big screen. Notable examples include the beloved 90s kids’ classic Space Jam. In 2003, Gremlins director Joe Dante helmed the Brendan Fraser starring Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Of course, the Space Jam: A New Legacy recently dropped in 2021.
Of course, older readers might remember Bugs Bunny and Company hitting the theaters in the 70s and 80s. However, those Merrie Melodies movies were made up of pre-existing shorts. The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie marks the first fully animated Merrie Melodies feature film to hit theaters.
Directed by Pete Browngardt and the creative minds behind Looney Tunes cartoons, the upcoming film follows Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. The duo bravely defend our planet from an impending extraterrestrial threat. In this buddy comedy, our heroes race against time to rescue the world. Filmmakers promise to deliver side-splitting humor and captivating visuals that have made the Looney Tunes an iconic franchise.
Sam Register, president, of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios weighed in on the project. “Our artists have created an incredible Looney Tunes film,” Register explained. [It] follows in the cinematic tradition of when audiences first fell in love with these characters.”
The Porky and Daffy are in Good Hands with Pete Browngardt
Browngardt’s team gained acclaim with the 2020 launch of Looney Tunes Cartoons. Three seasons of shorts dropped that returned to the classic, frenzied Merrie Melodies style after a period of artistic divergence. In addition to this, he created Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa. He also lends his voice to the titular character. Uncle Grandpa is a spin-off of the previous Secret Mountain Fort Awesome.
Of course, Browngardt’s extensive experience extends to shows like Futurama, The Venture Bros., Chowder, and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. He also notably contributed to Adventure Time by storyboarding and writing the episode “Wizard”. In 2021, Browngardt signed an extensive agreement with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. This deal allows him to create and produce animated content for both studios.
The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie is in production and is expected to be ready in 2024.
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