Warner Brothers Planning a New Looney Tunes Feature Film

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After a nine year absence, the Looney Tunes are poised to make their triumphant return to movie theaters. Warner Brothers is in the early stages of putting together another animated/live-action film featuring the classic characters. Before you get too excited, though, you should know that the animated portion of the film will be CG. ‘ Jenny Slate, whom you may know from the Marcel the Shell With Shoes On short films & book series, Bored to Death and dropping the F-bomb on her first Saturday Night Live appearance in 2009, has been hired to write the script. It will be produced by David Heyman, whose list of credits includes all eight Harry Potter films. Outside of calling the film a “reboot,” nothing was revealed in regards to its tone and no director has been hired.

After a nine year absence, the Looney Tunes are poised to make their triumphant return to movie theaters. Warner Brothers is in the early stages of putting together another animated/live-action film featuring the classic characters. Before you get too excited, though, you should know that the animated portion of the film will be CG.

Jenny Slate, whom you may know from the Marcel the Shell With Shoes On short films & book series, Bored to Death and dropping the F-bomb on her first Saturday Night Live appearance in 2009, has been hired to write the script. It will be produced by David Heyman, whose list of credits includes all eight Harry Potter films. Outside of calling the film a “reboot,” nothing was revealed in regards to its tone and no director has been hired.

The reboot thing worked out pretty well for The Muppets, but, thankfully, Kermit & Company didn’t become 3D, computer animated versions of their former selves. It will be quite difficult to recapture what made a film like Space Jam so endearing using this modern animation method (see Garfield: The Movie, Alvin & The Chipmunks). That said, Slate is well-liked and might have the ability to pull off something more watchable than my parenthetical examples

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