It’s strange to think about, but there be as many bizarre attempts to capitalize on the original Looney Tunes cartoons as there were original Looney Tunes cartoons. Hours and hours of Looney Tunes movies, shows and commercials are now just as canon as the original Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng or Tex Avery shorts. Read on friend, as we explore every Looney Tunes cartoon to come out since 1990.
Tiny Toons may be the most fondly-remembered TV show on this list. Co-created by Steven Spielberg, the show was a mix between Gen-X-inspired self-awareness and old school Looney Tune slapstick that found a new generation of cartoon animals is mentored by the Bugs Bunny generation.
Tazmania was a mix between The Simpsons and Animaniacs that focused on Taz’s suburban family.
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries
The concept of “What if Murder She Wrote had Sylvester and Tweety in it?” lasted for a surprisingly long time.
Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½ Century
An action show based on Chuck Jones’ original short of the same name, Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½ Century ran for a surprisingly long time — probably because it was co created by Batman: The Animated Series scribe Paul Dini.
Ha! Looney Tunes got the xtreme treatment with this ridiculous action-based post-apocalyptic TV show.
The Looney Tunes Show
A Seth MacFarlane-inspired Looney Tunes show that focused on Bugs and Daffy living in a nice house (one nicer than anyone whose job is “rabbit” should be able to afford).
A collection of short cartoons focusing on slapstick adventures, Wabbit is both the Looney Tunes show currently on the air and the show closest to its roots. Its versions of Daffy and Porky are exactly as goofy as they should be.
What Looney Tunes show do you think, y’know, might’ve been okay, maybe? Let me know on Twitter at @AlexFirer!