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 Looney Tunes TV: Upcoming highlights and information

Currently, the only TV outlet for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies is Cartoon Network. There is also Cartoon network's spinoff, "Boomerang", its LT showings are also included below. Or, see the link below to find out more about the history Looney Tunes on Cartoon Network and what they have shown.

Looney Tunes on Cartoon Network History


CARTOON NETWORK CLASSIC CARTOON TV HIGHLIGHTS

 

Baby Looney Tunes: coming soon to Cartoon
Network, straight from Hell!

I WILL NOT give it a good review....I just can't do it! I cant! I can't! It's just so sad to see them screw around with Looney Tunes like this. This is almost the complete antithesis of the original LT concept. Cute, cuddly baby characters in "real" situations....just what Tex Avery called "fuzzy bunnies" back in the 1930's. This Bugs Bunny, if Tex Avery were still alive to see him, would be his worst nightmare. It's any classic animation fan's worst nightmare, too. Whereas "Tiny Toons" created new characters and made them sophisticated and funny, putting them in situations just as entertaining, "Baby Looney Tunes" has absolutely nothing to offer for an older audience...the original target of Warner Bros. cartoons from their conception back in 1930. The characters are lousy...they have been stripped of their original irreverent grandeur...Taz is made a major player, characterized as accidentally destructive, and reduced to a snivelling crybaby when he finds he's done wrong. Essentially, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Tweety, and Lola Bunny and Sylvester live in a big, sunshiny, toy-filled house under the care of Granny, who appears no younger or older than in the cartoons, and is the only character who retains his/her usual voice artist....June Foray. To say this rips off the "Muppet Babies" is an understatement. The animation team working on this has much more to offer than this turkey. Most of these guys are veterans of "Taz Mania,", "The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries", "Pinky and the Brain", even "Tiny Toon Adventures" all of which had a lot of merit respectively. If Cartoon Network wants a new ratings demographic, why don't they try bringing those shows back, instead of taking Looney Tunes down the toilet? To be fair, it is aimed at young children, so the content is not exactly deep and it is a gentle, warm-hearted show.

-there, there...did "Baby Looney Tunes" give you nightmares, Taz?

The background music is engaging (aside from the banal songs) and the animation is better than most of Cartoon Network's other original product. Were these not my favorite cartoon characters of all time being morphed into something their original creators would cuss and throw things at, I'd say it's okay for its audience. But they're aiming for the wrong audience. What makes the classic shorts of the 30's-60's so classic is that they appeal to a universal audience, and do not talk down to anyone. This is what the animation axis of evil would like Looney Tunes to be...cute, cuddly, humorless, and politically correct. To be blunt, Warner Bros. must have gone looney. If you avoid this show, maybe the 40 episodes with over 80 short segments will go by real quick and we'll forget this.

-Matthew Hunter

 

CARTOON NETWORK CLASSIC CARTOON TV HIGHLIGHTS

All times are Eastern.

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BUGS AND DAFFY
-The Bugs and Daffy Show, in its current phase, features mainly 'star' (recurring character-driven) cartoons, and usually includes a Bugs and/or Daffy cartoon. Occasionally features a "theme."

Mon. - Fri.:
7:00am - 7:30am (REPEAT of 3 cartoons from previous day's 1pm show) Note: when 1pm is pre-empted, this show is new
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mon. - Thu.:
11:00pm - 11:30pm (REPEAT of 3 cartoons from 1pm show)
3:00am - 3:30am (REPEAT of 3 cartoons from 1pm show)

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THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW
A 4-hour showcase of Warner Bros. cartoons. All kinds of stuff shows up here. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig are usually included, plus plenty of other characters, and many one-shots. While rarely themed, these shows sometimes include pairs or trios of cartoons with a common bond (i.e. character, theme, director, etc.)

Saturdays: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays: 6:00am - 10:00am

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ACME HOUR - mix of WB, MGM, and Popeye cartoons. The WB cartoons are currently all one-shots, that is, without recognizable characters like Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester, etc. The MGM cartoons (one or two per show) are generally any MGM cartoon without Tom and Jerry (Happy Harmonies, Tex Avery, Droopy, Barney Bear, etc.)

Mon. - Thu.:
1:00am - 2:00am

TOONHEADS
Informational/Historical show about theatrical cartoons. Usually Warner Bros.-themed, but has been known to include MGM and Popeye films, and uses the films to discuss a topic, theme, or director. Thanks to producer G.A.K. for sending me this information a while back: this is a listing of the episodes in the current series.

Show #34 - The Evolution of Elmer Fudd (One Hour)
Show #35 - The Early Works of Hanna & Barbera (One Hour)
Show #36 - Moon Toons
Show #37 - The Great Controversy of 1946
Show #38 - Tasmanian Devil
Show #39 - The Early Works of Friz Freleng
Show #40 - Before Bedrock
Show #41 - Night at the Opera
Show #42 - Sufferin' Sucatash!
Show #43 - Beaky Buzzard
Show #44 - Cartoon News Reels
Show #45 - Blame It on The Stork! or Baby Boom Toons (Title for this show hasn't been decide yet.)
Show #46 - Tish Tash (One Hour)

-Thanks to producer G.A.K. for this information and for his great work and research!

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THE TEX AVERY SHOW
A rotation of Tex Avery cartoons, with narrative interstitials.

Sundays: 8:30pm - 9:00pm

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THE CHUCK JONES SHOW
Chuck Jones cartoons from Warner Bros. and MGM.

Sundays: 9:00pm - 9:30pm

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BOOMERANG CLASSIC CARTOON TV HIGHLIGHTS

The following listing is of classic WB, MGM, and POPEYE cartoon showings on Cartoon Network's Boomerang network.

All times are Eastern.

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Starting APRIL 8

THEATRICAL SHORTS BLOCK - 2 hr.
Mon. - Thu.: 1:00pm, 9:00pm (repeat), 5:00am (repeat)
M - Popeye
T - Porky Pig & Friends
W - Droopy & Barney Bear
Th - Tom & Jerry