The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, learn what a camera operator does on set, and why they’re integral to the production of movies and TV shows. Plus, celebrate the 80th anniversary of Bugs Bunny with some of the Looney Tunes‘ character’s best bits, and listen to Russell Crowe break down his most memorable characters, including Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Insider, and more. Read More »
Looney Tunes Cartoons surprised longtime fans of the classic Warner Bros. animated shorts that used to grace the big screen. The new iterations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Wile. E. Coyote, The Road Runner, and more are all back in a big way on HBO Max, and the masterminds behind the triumphant return of Looney Tunes got together for a Comic-Con at Home panel to talk about what goes into the series that captures the spirit of the classic cartoons. Plus, they also debuted a new Looney Tunes Cartoons short for your enjoyment. Read More »
The launch of WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max came with a load of Looney Tunes Cartoons, a reboot of the classic Warner Bros. animated shorts that used to play in movie theaters until they became a staple of kids cartoon programming on syndicated television. The new Looney Tunes Cartoons are an impressive, delightful throwback to the timeless comedic spirit of those original shorts, but there’s one element of the classic cartoons that will not be making a comeback.
The new Looney Tunes Cartoons will not be giving Bugs Bunny’s arch enemy Elmer Fudd the rifle he used to hunt the wascally wabbit. The same goes for Yosemite Sam, another frequent Bugs Bunny adversary, who will no longer be wielding his dual cowboy pistols. Read More »
HBO Max launched to much fanfare last week with one of the most impressive catalogues for any new streaming service. From critically acclaimed HBO series like Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, to the coveted streaming powerhouse Friends, to the entire Studio Ghibli filmography, it seemed like any movie or show could win the honor of being the most popular HBO Max title.
But the most popular show on HBO Max wasn’t Game of Thrones or anything targeted towards adults. Instead, the kids won out, with Looney Tunes Cartoons becoming the most in-demand show on HBO Max. The No. 2 most popular show? The Not-Too-Late-Show With Elmo. Yes, it’s safe to say that the kids are all right.
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HBO Max arrives in just a few days on May 27, and with it comes dozens of new Looney Tunes Cartoons, the latest attempt by Warner Bros. Animation to reboot the classic cartoon characters from decades ago. Recently we shared our review of a few episodes from an early press preview, and I found myself pleasantly surprised by how well they emulated the timeless spirit and comedy of the original animated shorts. Now you can judge for yourself with HBO Max debuting a new Looney Tunes Cartoons full episode for you to watch before it launches later this week. Read More »
There have been several different iterations of Looney Tunes (and by association Merrie Melodies) in recent years that have tried to update the classic cartoon characters with contemporary animation styles and modern day storylines. Unfortunately, the likes of The Looney Tunes Show, New Looney Tunes, and even Tiny Toon Adventures from the 1990s failed to really tap into what was special about the classic animated shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian, Road Runner, and more.
But when it comes to HBO Max’s new Looney Tunes Cartoons, the spirit and style of cartoon comedy from directors like Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery and more is satisfyingly intact, albeit with a few changes that will take a little time to get used to. Read More »
HBO Max finally set its official launch date this morning, and with that announcement, the forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform released the first trailers for the HBO Max Originals that will debut on day one.
Half a dozen HBO Max Originals will be available to watch on the day of the platform’s launch on May 27, including the new comedy series Love Life starring Anna Kendrick, a powerful Sundance documentary On the Record, and several new children’s shows for the quarantined kids who are craving new content. Watch the HBO Max Originals trailers below.
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WarnerMedia has set the official launch date for its buzzy streaming platform HBO Max. The streaming service, which will contain library content from Warner Bros. and its ancillary movie studios and TV networks including HBO, New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Cartoon Network, and more, will debut half a dozen original titles on day one.
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