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Loonatics Unleashed coming to DVD

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 1st 2007 4:05PM

loonatics unleashedMy generation grew up with GI Joe, Voltron, Thundercats and He-Man, so we're not exactly strangers to action-based cartoons, but we also had reruns of Looney Tunes shorts and early Hanna-Barbera (Tom and Jerry, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, etc). These days, it seems cartoons are all about action, and those old cartoons have either disappeared completely, or have become more difficult to find (Boomerang excluded). It's quite a shame, because my own nieces and nephew, regardless of being generations removed from the likes of Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry, absolutely love those old cartoons. Sure, they still love Avatar: The Last Airbender and Shaolin Showdown, but they also know what funny is.

Nevertheless, someone, somewhere felt that Bugs and his pals needed to cash in on the popularity of anime and anime-inspired action cartoons, and the result was Loonatics Unleashed, a cartoon set in the future, featuring descendants of the classic Looney Tunes characters with super powers and crazy gadgets and weapons. The first season will be out on DVD this March, and if you see your kids walking towards it in the store, I suggest you kick them towards the classic Golden Collection DVD sets instead.

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This isn't a bad show - my son really enjoys it and I have to admit, I've gotten sucked into it too. It is weird to see them in superhero outfits though.

January 01 2007 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Finley

You know, I think I did.


January 01 2007 at 5:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"...set in the future, featuring ancestors of the classic Looney Tunes characters..."

Surely you meant "descendents," right?

January 01 2007 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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