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The Pink Panther

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The fact that so many people are distracted by the yellow gloves makes me question the art choices, if thats what grabs peoples attention and thats what people talk about then the rest of the art must not be that interesting. Why yellow gloves though? I guess to make their Bugs look different, while still aping from a few early shorts. It feels very weird mish-mashing Bob Clampett gags.,, a Chuck Jones ish story (without his wit or timing), a Friz Freleng character (Yosamite), and whoever was drawing yellow gloves in 1930-something. I would've preferred something new over a disorganized mish-mash.
It's kinda weird that they're using yellow gloves because IIRC, Bugs only had yellow gloves in one cartoon, Elmer's Pet Rabbit, his second short released in early 1941, and Bugs wasn't really even Bugs in that one. He was Jimmy Stewart Bugs.
 

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This is a shot from the new shorts:

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Now this gives me Clampett vibes with its uncanny attention to detail and facial expressions. Only cleaned up, you could've fooled me if you told me this was from an older Looney Tunes short.

Pretty based.
Now THAT makes sense with Looney Tunes being contemporary and in tone with the visual gags they are known for.

Yosemite Sam would be consider conservative by today's standards especially with his gung ho attitude and brazen personality towards Bugs.

It reminds me of those visual gags where some Looney Tunes shorts would reference Uncle Tom's Cabin in passing.
 

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I watched it already. It was good...not great, but it was pretty good. The gags and dialogue could be stronger, but this is definitely a Looney Tuney sorta product. It has the appeal, the animation, the humor, and Bugs crossdressing twice. This is all shit we know. Also:


Pretty based.
I played that list scene in slow-motion expecting to have a chuckle the whole way down, but it just revealed the lazyness involved. Its pretty much the same list duplicated several times the whole way down. AND ESPECIALLY...

Why is he using that way-over-the-top yelling voice every time Bugs gets excited to himself? If it was reserved for moments where Bugs is deathly afraid of something I could let it go, but not with casual excitement. It's just annoying and overused at that point.
 
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The Pink Panther

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I played this in slowmotion expecting to have a chuckle the whole way down, but it just revealed the lazyness involved. Its pretty much the same list duplicated several times the whole way down. AND ESPECIALLY...

Why is he using that way-over-the-top yelling voice every time Bugs gets excited to himself? If it was reserved for moments where Bugs is deathly afraid of something I could let it go, but not with casual excitement. It's just annoying and overused at that point.
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It's kinda weird that they're using yellow gloves because IIRC, Bugs only had yellow gloves in one cartoon, Elmer's Pet Rabbit, his second short released in early 1941, and Bugs wasn't really even Bugs in that one. He was Jimmy Stewart Bugs.
He had yellow gloves more often in the comic books of that time period, but I get the feeling that they're not paying tribute to the comics. Its the same reason why Bugs was a shade of pink in the Looney Tunes show, to be "different" but only on a very superficial level.

I played this in slowmotion expecting to have a chuckle the whole way down, but it just revealed the lazyness involved. Its pretty much the same list duplicated several times the whole way down. AND ESPECIALLY...

Why is he using that way-over-the-top yelling voice every time Bugs gets excited to himself? If it was reserved for moments where Bugs is deathly afraid of something I could let it go, but not with casual excitement. It's just annoying and overused at that point.
I'm kinda torn on that one, on the one hand you're not meant to slow-mo bits of a cartoon, on the other we live in a time where audiences like to analyze every detail, I would've made it an unreadable blur to enhance the speed effect.

To your second question, I guess its to hold you attention. Same reason why every popular youtuber starts off their sponsored 15 minute video by destroying your eardrums.
 
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Kari Kamiya

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Yosemite Sam would be consider conservative by today's standards especially with his gung ho attitude and brazen personality towards Bugs.
Yeah, although I think he's the type who'd hate oil tycoons until he hits gold himself. As far as I can tell he never was stated to own oil, he's just a short-tempered dwarf cowboy with a very itchy trigger finger. Think the closest he ever got to being a corporate guy was in Back in Action when he owned a casino in Las Vegas. Although I've always been under the impression if were they allowed to be more adult with the movie, he could've been an overblown caricature of Dennis Hof while still having all of his hair.
 

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Oh fuck. Its Bunny Snatcher Bugs
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Oh my God, fuck, I need to exorcise this from my system. Okay, I get what they were going for with this now, but back when I first saw that short as a small kid, I couldn't figure out how to feel about it outside of being uncomfortable and just wanting to fast-forward through the Creature Features tape to get away from it. It was horrifying in ways the creators probably never intended to be actual horror and it makes me cringe thinking back to it, even doing a rewatch is just tense after so many years of trying to pretend it didn't exist. The only thing I have been able to look past growing up to say with certainty was the most brilliant part of the short is Pod Daffy because I can appreciate now the little touches that went into making him an unnerving pod Looney Tune compared to the other three.















You're despicable, Pod Daffy, but you hold an ungodly dark place in my heart.

Also lol double entendre.
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Even the older cartoons were a hit-or-miss, although they had perfected comedic timing that kept it from being too stale (although they would reuse concepts).
Indeed, occasionally I'll watch a "golden era" short which I haven't seen before, and can be disappointed at just how mediocre it is. For example I watched an episode which I think was a parody of Dick Tracy, starring Daffy, and it just felt off, somehow, and regardless of it being a parody of a show I've never watched. The timing felt off, the gags were unfunny, it was just a bit of a stinker, despite it starring Mel Blanc as usual and being directed by one of the classics (I think it was McKimson? can't remember). Anyhow, my point is that the Looney Tunes are a bit like Monty Python, in that the heights they reached were absolutely stellar and unparalleled, but they are by no means infallible.

My favorite Looney Tunes short is the Tashlin's "Nasty Quacks" which used a simplistic animation style and just works because it's used effectively and is hilarious.
Never seen this episode before, it was great. There's also a Covid-19 era relevant gag in there.


goddamn it makes me feel a lot better in my nerdiness that there's someone else here who will cite individual shorts
Lol I also don't know any LT nerds IRL. There's a South Park episode that made a pretty obscure reference once, I felt all giddy when I caught it immediately, but also bummed out cause I had nobody to share it with lol. It's an episode set in a special needs summer camp, I think the whole episode was a homage to classic toons, come to think of it, but at one point they play a piano melody which is exactly the melody that the road runner is supposed to play to make the rigged piano explode in a Wile E. episode.
 

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My only issue is Yosemite Sam's and Bugs' voice. Yosemite Sam is not shrill enough and Bugs is a little shrill (although it does sound like 1941 Bugs, so that's pretty good).
Yeah, Sam's pretty weak but I was glad to see Bugs be like he was early on when his character wasn't quite nailed down yet.

Wait, I've seen the yellow gloves before.
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Comics published by Dell and Gold Key also did the same thing too, though sometimes Bugs's gloves got colored all sorts of ways.


The only way I'll put money down for HBO Max to watch is if they put in my boy Speedy Gonzales in.
And lord knows I'd want that too but I'm not holding my breath.

I miss the "Don't give a Fuck It's Funny" Looney Tunes from the 40s-50s.

Closets they came to that level was Animaniacs and Freakazoid.
Sadly true.

Looney Tunes was a product of its time and died in the 1960's. The later incarnations of the characters (possibly excluding Duck Dodgers) are all pandering garbage lacking Mel Blanc's brilliant humor that made it so timeless and irreverant.
I see you're in my camp on this.

Tex loved it!

Oh shit, I haven't seen Petunia Pig in years.

And there's Speedy and Pepé le Pew. Phew, that's good.
Thank goodness.
 

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So, here’s a poster for the series.
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I think it’s cool that they’ve got a lot of the less prominent characters here, like the Dover Boys.
OHHHHHHH IT'S MY BOY SPEEDY!!! :heart-full: Wait is that the sheepdog? AND the Dover Boys?!
OK. Take my weed money, HBO. Actually take half in case this show needs a boost.
 

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So, here’s a poster for the series.
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I think it’s cool that they’ve got a lot of the less prominent characters here, like the Dover Boys.
Neat. They even got Owl Jolson in there.
I just hope this doesn't turn out like the Looney Tunes Show promotional poster which also made similar empty promises.
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And good to see they didn't remove Pepe or Speedy. Also that gorilla bird hybrid in the top left doesn't seem familiar. Is he new or an homage to some other LT media?
 
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