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‘Looney Tunes’ Fans Outraged After Max Mistakenly Announces Series’ Departure

‘Looney Tunes’ Fans Outraged After Max Mistakenly Announces Series’ Departure

Don’t mess with Looney Tunes fans because they dearly love their Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons and Max found out. The streaming service did release a list of movies and television shows scheduled to be dropped at the end of December. Well, on that list was Looney Tunes.

Ironically, fans noticed this and were quite upset. When Max got wind of this situation, they were quick to make a correction, Variety reported. Max came out on Tuesday and said there was no plan to get rid of Looney Tunes. Then, Max released an updated list and announcement to boot.

“Please note – a revised What’s New on Max This December press release can be found below. ‘Looney Tunes’ was included in error as a title leaving the platform. This is not the case and the show will continue streaming on Max.”

Looney Tunes Fans Keep An Eye On Warner Bros. Moves

That’s good news. Well, there is one Looney Tunes-related item leaving. It happens to be a 2003 movie, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, which stars Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman.

Fans of the classic Warner Bros. animated movies are still feeling uneasy about the stance, though. Just recently, Warner Bros. decided to put Coyote vs. Acme on the shelf. Warner Bros. said they were doing it for a $30 million tax write-off.

Dave Green, director of Coyote vs. Acme, was not happy about the Warner Bros. decision. “Along the ride, we were embraced by test audiences who rewarded us with fantastic scores,” Green wrote on social media. “I am beyond proud of the final product.”

Therefore, there is good news for animation fans. Looney Tunes can still be seen on Max.

You Have Other Options To See Your Cartoons

It’s probably worth noting that there’s a whole generation of adults who grew up on Saturday morning cartoons. During the time when black-and-white televisions were prevalent, The Bugs Bunny Show was a staple on ABC. Ultimately, the show moved to CBS and aired in different formats.

Then again, there’s another generation who grew up watching these funny cartoons on the Cartoon Network. People young and old alike could tune in to see them on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, one constant among the legendary cartoons was the vocal work of the great Mel Blanc. Blanc, who was a regular performer on The Jack Benny Program on radio and TV, provided many of the characters’ voices. Blanc was Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, and Pepe Le Pew.

Now, there are other options out there to see Looney Tunes cartoons. MeTV runs its Toon In With Me program on Monday through Friday mornings. To be clear, Looney Tunes shares space there with Tom and Jerry along with Popeye and Woody Woodpecker. Additionally, MeTV also has an animated Saturday morning cartoon lineup. Bugs Bunny and Friends takes up an hour.

If you want to bypass all of this programming, then look for some DVDs filled with your favorite Looney Tunes. You can go buy a copy and enjoy these toons to your heart’s content.