New Looney Tunes Cartoons No Longer Have Characters With Guns
HBO Max (a new streaming service from the HBO franchise) is bringing back Looney Tunes.
You'll see all your favorite characters battling it out on screen in short clips.
Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner, claims in this interview that he wanted to go back to a style that is more similar to the early era of the cartoons.
But, many of us that grew up watching these cartoons may notice a big difference.
“We’re not doing guns,” Browngardt said. “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in.”
Wait a minute...did we read that right?
"Cartoony violence" is okay, but characters like Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam carrying guns isn't?
He went on to say "Looney Tunes" is pretty much the antithesis of [anti bullying]. It’s two characters in conflict, sometimes getting pretty violent."
Agreed, Looney Tunes is not a good program to watch to learn about nonviolent conflict resolution, but let's get back to the "no guns" stance.
Shooting each other with cannons, putting lit TNT in each other's mouths, and running after Bugs Bunny with a sickle is okay (all of these things can be found in the newly released cartoons) but guns aren't?
Perhaps I'm alone in my confusion but based on other responses that are going viral I'm not the only one feeling thoroughly confused by the seeming hypocrisy of this.
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