I love cartoons. Let me re-phrase that… I love CLASSIC cartoons like the original Flintstones, Groovy Ghoulies, Casper, Woody Woodpecker, Hong Kong Phooey and the Jetsons (to name a few). I also LOVED to watch Looney Tunes. My husband is also a huge fan of these cartoons. We’re often quoting lines from some of the cartoon episodes. My husband especially (he quotes them often). Just the other day I was saying “Oh Finster. Oh Finster baby…” from the Looney Tunes episode “Baby Buggy Bunny”. By the way… you can look it up on YouTube (it’s there!). “Oh, dear. I do believe I’ve forgotten my fudge.”
Looney Tunes are probably our most favorite cartoons. We have more favorites then we can probably even count. Even my grandfather was a huge fan of the cartoons. His favorites were the ones that stared Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. I still remember when the cartoons would come on in the morning on the weekends and how my grandfather would get up from the breakfast table – during breakfast – to watch them. Watching those cartoons was one of the few times I ever heard him laugh too.
Now there is a new YouTube channel featuring Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts. The channel is www.YouTube.com/LooneyTunesShorts.
Currently there are only two episodes but I know they will be adding more. My husband and I already have the channel bookmarked on our laptops.
Each episode is only around 3 minutes long. They are also done with a 3D effect.
These are the two current episodes.
“Rabid Rider” – Wile E. Coyote keeps his usual antics up with the intent to use an ACME Hyper Sonic Transport to catch Road Runner, but the transport has inherent problems of its own.
“Fur of Flying” – See Wile E. use a makeshift copter-helmet to catch Road Runner, whilst avoiding heat-seeking missiles. Good luck to him with both attempts!
Both episodes are funny. I’m a bit “jaded” because I prefer the classic episodes, however these are fun to watch too. Plus they bring Looney Tunes to a whole new generation of fans. Kids these days are so used to 3D and computer generated animations that they can’t appreciate the cartoons that were done in the 50′s and 60′s. Having something like the Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts channel, with episodes done with a 3D effect (CGI), will certainly be more appealing to today’s youth. Plus who doesn’t like a good laugh?
If you would like to check out the episodes (com on… I know you do! ) you can find them here,
Fur of Flying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZhlXAYtaMw&feature=plcp
Make sure to tell friends and family members who are fans of Looney Tunes to check it out too, especially children. What a fun way to introduce them to cartoon classics.
To encourage you to check out the YouTube channel I have an awesome giveaway. One lucky reader will win the Essential Bugs Bunny 2-disc DVD set.
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