In May we told you that Warner Bros. would be reinvent the classic Looney Tunes stable of characters as a series of new 3D theatrical short films and a new 26-episode half-hour Cartoon Network television series called The Looney Tunes Show. The pitch for the new series is that Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck will be “odd-couple roommates in a contemporary cul-de-sac” with neighbors Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Marvin the Martian and Porky Pig.

We showed you a preview of the new Bugs and Daffy, but now we have images of the entire Looney Tunes clan from the Licensing Expo (thanks to CartoonBrew). Check them out, after the jump.

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Last time Warner Bros. tried to reinvent the classic Looney Tunes stable of characters, the result was a disaster. The Loonatics Unleashed featured absurd ‘extreme’ versions of the characters that were booed off television within two years.

Now WB is trying again with a new cartoon series and a set of 3D shorts that will play in theaters. Why would you even think about having confidence in this new approach? Because the studio is going back to the basics, and the New York Times says that art from The Loonatics Unleashed is “framed and hanging in Warner’s animation offices as a reminder of what not to do.” Read More »

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