Having failed to capture the public interest with their super-awesome-ultimate-MtnDew Lunatics Unleashed take on the Looney Tunes franchise, Warner Bros. today announced plans to go back to basics with the characters (well, as basic as things get these days) with a run of theatrical shorts to be followed by a new television series.
According to the press release, the shorts--the first of which will air for the discerning audiences of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore--will each be three minutes long, and will be a return to the classic Wile E. Coyote-chasing-Road Runner formula that, as children, taught us all-too-well about the futility of our chasing our desires. Except now they'll be CGI and in 3-D, naturally, because I'll be fucking damned if I'll ever watch anything that isn't CGI and 3-D ever again in my life. No word on if the shorts will be set to a hot, Space Jam-esque soundtrack that will become a mainstay in gym classes for the rest of time.
After the shorts reacquaint people with the non-Xtreme versions of the Looney Tunes cast, Warner Bros. plans to follow-up with a new 26-episode, half-hour series called The Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network. A return to the classic bits we recall from our childhoods? No, of course not; don't be stupid. The new show features "Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as roommates with the other classic Looney Tunes cartoon characters as their neighbors." Because you've always wanted to see that wacky cast of characters in the most mundane sitcom scenario ever, right?