Looney Tunes Reboot Keeps Dynamite, Nixes Guns

Violence in cartoons is perfectly acceptable, provided it doesn’t involve guns.  That is the takeaway from a new “Looney Tunes” reboot featuring Elmer Fudd without his trusty side-by-side and Yosemite Sam without his favorite wheel guns. 

Producers of the show, which is streaming on HBO Max, told The New York Times that the toons will still depict dynamite, intricate body traps, anvils, and other potentially deadly implements of destruction but just not firearms.  

“We’re not doing guns,” said Peter Browngardt, the series’ executive producer and showrunner. “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in.”

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In one short clip posted on Youtube, entitled “Dynamite Dance,” Elmer Fudd attempts to decapitate Bugs Bunny with a scythe.  Bugs retaliates with oodles and oodles of explosives, including boxes of TNT and a cake with sticks of dynamite in place of traditional candles.  

Storyboard artist Ryan Khatam explained that the cartoon is both of this time and not of this time.  

“We’re going through this wave of anti-bullying, everybody needs to be friends, everybody needs to get along,” he said.

“‘Looney Tunes’ is pretty much the antithesis of that,” he continued. “It’s two characters in conflict, sometimes getting pretty violent.”

But just not with guns.  Thank goodness!  The children are now safe because “Looney Tunes” has banned guns.

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  • Michael g Hegyan jr June 13, 2020, 6:44 am

    First cartoons…now gone with the wind, banned in HBO, it is such a racist movie. What the left doesn’t realize, that the black actress in the film, was the first black actress to receive a Oscar..

  • Ken June 12, 2020, 3:09 pm

    Actually… I’d be more scared of a guy coming at me with a sickle than with a double barreled shot gun.

    • Sandsock June 19, 2020, 9:47 am

      Yeah, while they’re at it why not redraw Fudd as the AoD and show Sam committing DUl or Road Rage down a sidewalk

  • ditpook June 12, 2020, 1:59 pm

    THE ANSWER IS TO TAX ALL MOVIES AND MEDIA THAT GLORIFY GUNS AND DRUG USE AT 100% AND USE THE MONEY TO PAY THE POLICE. See how many movies they make if their profits are zero.

  • Michael J June 12, 2020, 1:19 pm

    So WB disarmed Elmer Fudd as the token threat to society? Why not eliminate Hollywood’s biggest co-stars that we all know. It’s guns, lots of guns that have made the entertainment industry the hypocrisy it is.

  • clifford c bailey June 12, 2020, 12:08 pm

    Democratic cartoon. Just like everything else destroy the original. Glad I don’t subscribe to HBO

  • Big Al 45 June 12, 2020, 10:47 am

    And Bugs IS a racist. I’ll bet many didn’t know that.

  • kev June 12, 2020, 10:47 am

    Is it only me that finds it ironic that they took the Fudd’s guns away? But seriously, HBO which has shows that have very graphic violence, rape and racism (GOT & Deadwood as examples) is trying to virtue signal by taking away Elmer Fudd’s gun…what a joke of a company.,

  • Payl June 12, 2020, 9:55 am

    WTF??????? Sound like it is an ISIL training video……Blow things up because that is much better than selective targeting with guns!

  • Douglas Pellicer June 12, 2020, 8:59 am

    Video games have all manners of death and destruction. Played by children sitting on the couch. But a cartoon is censored. What is wrong with you people

  • BirdogEd June 12, 2020, 8:34 am

    Disney has become a cesspool of liberals. They have ruined Orlando and they’re trying to ruin the world. Living north of Orlando I see it on the local news channels. Even Fox 35/51 is nothing more than a echo chamber for Disney. The news they put on is mostly propaganda for the Left.
    Respectfully yours 😎🇺🇸🗽

  • 70Winchester June 12, 2020, 7:58 am

    This type of political correctness is actually intellectual nazi-ism designed to control every thought we might possibly have on our own. Freedom of speech is a dying right thanks to these stinking idiots!

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