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Looney Tunes Babies..... ???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gonzo, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    I just saw a commercial on Cartoon Network for a Looney Tunes Babies series....starring Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester, Tweety, Tasmanian Devil, and some others as Babies. Sound familiar? They're tended by Granny (who may even be wearing striped socks)....this is one I'll be passing on. But may watch a few times anyway out of morbid curiousity.

    Yowsa.

    Quinnnnnnnnnn
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Baby Looney Tunes

    Actually, they're being aired in groups of two episodes per show on the WB channel at 7:30 AM EST. I saw it this morning in my marathon session from 3:00 AM, starting with Noggin's CTW classics. The cast includes:
    Granny
    Baby Bugs Bunny
    Baby Lola Rabbit, or is it Lola Bunny?
    Baby Daffy Duck
    Baby Sylvester
    Baby Tweety
    Baby Taz the Tasmanian Devil, who strikes me as the Baby Animal of the group.
    Those are all the characters so far, though it could be increased to have some of the other recognizble Looney Tunes characters.



    "Come along without, come along within. They've not seen nothing like the Mighty Quinn!" (The Count)
  3. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    Yeah, there was some news about that a couple months ago here. Everyone was comparing them to "Muppet Babies".

    If they're gonna do this, I sure hope it's well made.

    - Billy :cool:
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well, in the first of today's two episodes, there was a reference to classic Looney Tunes. The gang was gung-ho on wanting to go to school, so they practiced before they actually started playing school. Bugs and Daffy argued over who would get to ride in the bus's back seat like all the cool kids. The standard dialogue ensued, you know the one, where Bugs ultimately ends up winning.
    Daffy: I'll take the back seat!
    Bugs: I'll take the back seat!
    Daffy: I'll take the back seat!
    Bugs: I'll take the back seat!
    Daffy: I'll take the back seat!
    Bugs: You'll take the back seat!
    Daffy: You'll take the back seat, and I insist!
    Bugs: Well, if you insist.
    Daffy: I'll have to remember not to fall for that again.

    Classic Looney Tunes stuff.
    Wondering what Quinn thought of the previous musical quote, The Count.
  5. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    I think this is a direct blow to Tiny Toons. I love TT so much, and I'm so glad they're showing it again on Nick. I mean, how young do we have to get these characters? They were already young teens in TT. How about we have "Geriatric Toons" where all the characters are in a nursing home. How about we have "Heaven Toons" where the characters are dead and all went to heaven! Or I got it, WHY DON'T THEY JUST STOP MAKING THESE KINDS OF STUPID SHOWS!!! I like that one best. :)

    -Matt
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    Hey Count--

    Naturally, I love "The Mighty Quinn".... written by the great Bob Dylan, but best performed by Manfred Mann....I had a teacher in junior high school who would sing that every day in his Irish accent when I came into class, and I hadn't ever heard the song, so I thought he was just making fun of me in a bizarre way. I mean "Quinn the Eskimo?" What the ??? But then later on I heard the song as I was driving and nearly went off the road.

    Love the song.

    All the pigeons gonna run to him. Me.

    Quinnnnnnnnnn
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I saw it. Ick. Despite the fact thAt Daffy and Bugs kinda sorta share their old chemistry, it was dreadfully ubercute. Like I said a while back, Muppet Babies works because none of those Muppets ever tried to kill, maime, or eat each other ('least not on purpose). And Tweety looked EXACTLY THE SAME!!!!!! He IS a baby, three And a half years old. That's where the whole thing falls apart.

    However, I have to admit, baby Taz was kinda cute hopping back and forth playing his little horn!
  8. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Just as I suspected.

    Tiny Toons also worked because the humor was the mostly adult oriented style Spielburg's studio had been perfecting with the other shows of its kind (Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid, etc.). Muppet Babies also worked bacause it had a small eliment of adult oriented material. Many of the parodies were obviously made for adults. Also many of the video clips they used would only be understood by an older audience. I can't stand these cutesy shows for tots. Like my mom always said about Henson shows, "The reason they worked is because they were fun for everyone in the family. I remember a day of watching Fraggle Rock by myself because you were sick and stuck in bed."

    -Matt
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But with Tiny Toons, a Pup named Scooby Doo, and a few others, at least the humor was, as matt said, more adult oriented, so they have that working for them. Baby Looney Tunes seems to me, a cry for help!

    I mean, if they were at least mean to each other (like the Tiny Tunes were) or satirical (like Muppet Babies) it would work. They just talk angry, and ... well, they aren't violent. Baby Sylvester never once tried to eat Tweety, and they got along too good.

    And also, why did they choose those guys to do the voices of the Looney Babies? I mean, Joe Alasky, Billy West, and Jim Cummings could have done a fine job, and unlike the Muppet Troop, they could easily go in to do voice over work.
  10. Smig

    Smig New Member

    Except for June Foray, who was the only one who can pull off Granny, all the dialogue for Baby Looney Tunes (BLT?) was recorded in Canada by voice actors in Canada. Why? It's cheaper.

    These Days Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera prefer to have voice actors "SHARE" roles, as opposed to having one actor do a voice exclusively,( like back in the days of Mel Blanc) They way they're covered in case an actor holds out for more money..

    One of the storyboard artists, BTW, is Former MUPPET BABIES artist SCOTT SHAW, who has also commented about the similarities to MUPPET BABIES as well.

    and from what I've seen of publicity stills of the show, the series also has occasional "guest start babies" like MB had Bunsen and Beaker or Janice on an occasional episode. There are also baby versions of Porky, Elmer(with hair!) The Coyote and Road Runner,
    and Marvin Martian.

    Smig
  11. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    There is a little saying I coined that works pretty well in response to Smigs post. It is:

    "You can turn up the volume however loud you'd like, but if they music is the same, it isn't going to change things."

    Basically what I'm saying is this; You can add any H-B character you want to the show. Heck add other studios characters if the rights are available. But if the content of the show is the same, unfortunately Marvin isn't going to change things.

    I'm sorry if I'm sounding overly downcasting of this show, but I really am just sick of this type of thing. I'm sure there are fans, and to them I do apologize, but I really need a good adult-humored show to lift my spirits again. I think we all could use another one. Until then, I'm sorry to say, I've got to shoot these shows down.

    -Matt
  12. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Yeah, we'll like loop yer cartoon for a six-pack and beaver pelt up here, eh. :p
  13. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 New Member

    cantus you dont get it this cartoon is for kids and it shouldnt have adult humor,so just stop whining
  14. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    Pardonnez-moi for butting in, but no where in this thread was Cantus whining. He was simply stating his opinion about this. If he had been whining, he wouldn't have been providing information with which to back his argument up.

    As for Baby Looney Tunes (pardon me while I try to control my digesting breakfast) being a show for kids and not having adult humor...Tiny Toons and Animaniacs were geared towards kids as well, and the humor there was far beyond the humor in BLT (BLT? Good grief, the cartoon's a sandwich! Okay, I'll stop...). The same with Muppet Babies: geared towards kids, but filled with enough jokes, puns, etc. that would fly over the younger kids' heads but their older siblings and/or parents would get. That's part of what made those shows so likeable.

    Also, with Tiny Toons the main characters were separate entities from the Looney Tunes characters we all know in love. Sure they shared similar characteristics (Bugs and Buster's quick wit, sarcasm, popularity, etc., Daffy and Plucky's egocentricism...I could go on but I'll stop), but they were their own characters as well.

    Baby Looney Tunes...I've seen none of that yet. Yes, the characters are cute, but that's all they've got going for them. That's why I seriously have my doubts about this show.

    -Kim
  15. grail

    grail New Member

    *starts applauding*

    there's gotta be a good way to modify that joke, but all i can think of is "no it isn't, a sandwhich just isn't a sandwhich without the cool taste of Miracle Whip!" which isn't necessarily funny, so much as the thought of Baby Pluc...er Daffy slathered in Mayonaise is.
  16. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Oh Kim, Mike, that you both so very much. I'm overcome with a warm loved feeling that overrides the angry nature of the Kansas fellow.

    I really try to be non offensive on here, because I truely believe that when I'm here, I'm just one of the guys, and were all just Muppets fans. No matter what our political views, musical or entertainment preferances are like, were all just a bunch of Muppets. I know not many people necissarily will take offense to my statements, but I like to apologize in advance, because I get opinionated, and I really don't want to offend my fellow man, woman, and Muppet. Yet again, the concept of Mutual respect is brought up, and again I'm sorry to say I feel it has flown of the head of Mr. Kansasteen. For this, I am truely sorry.

    I understand your disliking towards me, which is something I thought we had worked past. I guess I was wrong. But if you should feel the need to keep the fued going please, flame me in a post where I really fly off the handle - not it one where many of the posters are in agreement. It just looks bad for you, and that's something I don't like to see. So with that stated very civilly, let me continue with my post.

    BLT's are nothing without; Baby Miracle Whip! *enter Baby toons* (LoL...Can You Picture That?!)

    Oh, in the confusion I almost forgot my new show idea! You ready for this?:

    Baby Toons Battle Royal!!! - Oh yeah that's right. Total all-out no-holds-barred toddler combat! Oh can ya see it now my friends? Muppet Babies, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, all duking it out toon style! I see the potential here; Cute characters for the kids, toon carnage for the adults! Bang!! :)

    (PS - That was a joke, for anyone who might have construed it as different. Thanks again Kim, you are truely rock and roll. KIM ROCK! :))

    -Matt
  17. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    *blushes* No problem, Matt. After having hung around the Digimon fandom for so long, coming to the defense of others is somewhat second nature to me. I was glad to do it.

    -Kim
  18. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Heh, awesome. Never a big Digimon fan, but I'm glad to see it builds character, even while its draining your pockets pouring money into cardboard cards ;). But, what do you think of the Battle Royal? I mean come on, that's a beautiful idea, is it not? :)

    -Matt
  19. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    *grins* I'm more into the anime than the cards (and honestly, you wouldn't beLIEVE some of the...people I have to associate with in that fandom. We don't call them "rabid" for nothing).

    The Battle Royale sounds...interesting. Already I can see Wakko reaching into his gag bag for ammo, Dot pulling out her pet and Yakko warming up his two paddle balls at once. Heck, they'd probably choose sides: the Muppet Babies and the Baby Looney Tunes on one side, and the Tiny Toons and Animaniacs on the other.

    That would be before all **** would break loose ;)


    -Kim
  20. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    LoL...Rabit Digimon fans...lord what is this world coming to..:)

    Heh, yeah...I could just imagine Muppet Babies jumping off the high ropes in the wrestling ring, slamming onto BLTs (hold the mayo). Funny thought, but aint it better than BLT? :D

    -Matt


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