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This has been a long time coming, traditional animation returning to Warner Bros. Some purists may say, it is still done digitally. However, for as long as we all have been waiting, this is a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the cartoons being released in this era. “We are approaching each short as its own film, and not as an episode in a series,” explained Peter Browngardt, the executive producer of the Looney Tunes cartoons.

Warner Bros. released this sneak peak cartoon “Dynamite Dance” on Youtube as a taste of whats to come. For those who did not attend the Annecy International Animation Festival, where they showed a dozen new Looney Tunes cartoons.

When watching this sneak peak you notice the exaggerations and fluid designs, this is the work of the very talented animation veteran Dan Haskett. Who is known for character appeal.

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“Dynamite Dance” is an explosive thrill ride featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. Elmer Fudd is dressed in his original brown hunting suit and hat, in a cartoonishly-violent, non-verbal and classically orchestrated battle. Warner Bros., is really trying to bring back that classic feel of the original Looney Tunes.

“Our mantra on the shorts is story, comedy and reverence for the classic Looney Tunes of the ‘30s and ‘40s and the way they used a more cartoonist driven animation.” – Peter Browngardt

Below are some screen shots of other new Looney Tunes cartoons which were shown at Annecy:

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“Wet Cement” Short

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“Mummy Dummy” Short

I for one am looking forward to watching all these new Looney Tunes Cartoons. The more popular this series gets, the stronger need for traditional animation will be. Then other studios will follow suit. Let’s hope this is the case. How about a new traditional animation renaissance in the 2020s?

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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee has been creating animated cartoons online since 1999/2000 for his website flashcartoons.org. The cartoons on the site have gained viral video status reaching millions of viewers online. In 2009, Lavalle started learning hand drawn animation from Don Bluth in his animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. He has also personally studied animation and visual effects from Veteran Disney animators.

Lavalle is widely known in the animation industry as the creator of the TraditionalAnimation.com website. After seeing that most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation, Lavalle knew Traditional Animation needed to be represented online. TraditionalAnimation.com has become the leading website and social media account for all things 2D. The website served as inspiration for “The Traditional Animation Show” in which Lavalle was both producer and host.

His partnership with Don Bluth began when he championed the Dragon's Lair Indiegogo campaign as lead project manager, editor, and in-betweener. The campaign reached $730,000 dollars to produce a 7-minute pitch video. After ten years of learning from Don Bluth and working together on the Dragon’s Lair pitch, Lavalle accepted the position as Vice President of Don Bluth's new company Don Bluth Studios.

8 Comments

  1. June 13, 2019 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    Good day sir/miss,

    I am Faisal Elhassan, a 24 years old student at the University of Amsterdam and I absolutely love drawing and animation. I also have an account on your website.For works of mine please see: https://www.deviantart.com/faiselhassan/gallery/
    and https://www.instagram.com/faisalelhassan/?hl=nl. I also write and illustrate my own childrens books. Is there a way for me to make drawings for this webite or can I get helped to get into the cartoon and animation world someway? Thank very much you for your time!

    Yours sincerely,

    Faisal Elhassan, Amsterdam

  2. Cholfy
    June 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    This is AMAZING news, I can’t wait.

  3. Pocket Ducks
    June 13, 2019 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    Any idea where these new cartoons will be shown?

  4. Derek Chua
    June 13, 2019 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    At last, this is what Looney Tunes cartoon is all about. I simply love it and no doubt it has that old classic feel to it but I would expect some funny plot for the rest as not all classic Looney Tunes play along a classic signature.

    • March 24, 2021 at 11:51 am — Reply

      I can’t wait! These new ones have the look and feel of the classic Looney Tunes- plot, action and music score. It would be great to see some reintroduction of the Chuck Jones era cartoons, too.

  5. Orzene
    June 14, 2019 at 11:06 am — Reply

    I’d welcome it. Hopefully the cost of this sort of animation isn’t so great that it’s limited to “animated shorts”, and that we can see something a bit more regularly episodic.

    Either way, nice to see something come back from my child-hood. 🙂

  6. Naomi
    October 31, 2019 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    Define “digital”. Does that mean it’s Flash animated because if it is,then yeah, forget it. I’ve seen enough of that type, and it never has the same depth or quality, even when done well. If it just means hand drawn using tablet rather than paper, then technically it counts and I’m jazzed!

    • jim dandy
      January 14, 2020 at 3:01 pm — Reply

      It’s hand drawn in Harmony.

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