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In this installment of Saturday Morning Glory, Ryan Lohner examines The Loonatics, a misguided attempt to make the Loony Tunes edgy and exxxxtreme!!! by turning them into anime-inspired superheroes who shoot energy beams out of random orifices. And he revisits the accompanying firestorm of controversy that forced Warner Bros to backtrack and soften up the designs that made the futuristic Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, and all the rest look positively terrifying.
Here’s a look at the first episode of Loonatics Unleashed, “Loonatics on Ice”, where the Loonatics fight a band of extra-dimensional mutant techno Vikings bent on freezing over the entire planet. And no, it doesn’t make any more sense if you actually watch the episode.
6/22/2012 6:25:41 PM
This is a show I loved as a kid for some weird reason and now i realize how nonsensical and random it was, and even now i hold the show as a guilty pleasure. Im not denying its stupidity, in this awesome review, I just think it isnt as bad as everyone portrays it to be. Whatever, still, awesome review
4/30/2012 10:42:40 PM
Just watching these clips, I feel embarrassed for everyone involved with "Loonatics". Except for the ones responsible for creating it, for whom I mostly feel annoyance.
3/23/2012 1:59:01 AM
I know this is like... WAY off topic, but Ryan sounds and looks like a young Steve Buscemi.
11/26/2011 3:03:23 PM
Coyote has healing powers you know, a reference to his cartoon shorts.
11/29/2011 2:37:21 PM
Which makes it hard to worry about anything happening to him.
1/12/2012 11:27:47 PM
The last episode of the series is a better example. Daffy gets crushed under falling rocks three times with no visible ill effects, because it's just a cheap sight gag. Then, at the end, he gets trapped in a collapsing cavern and suddenly we're supposed to be really worried about whether or not he'll survive.
1/22/2012 7:12:51 PM
Ryan's comment is still pretty valid, because that's not something they bothered to establish before then. Making unreasonable assumptions about what your audience knows, like the powers the characters have on a superhero team that's never been seen before, is one of the worst things you can do when you're trying to tell a story.
11/26/2011 2:52:47 PM
Frankly I dug it,. Bugs and Daffy's descendents seemed rather character faithful, and lord knows Lola needed the exposure.
11/3/2011 12:51:59 AM
Heh heh. Synergy knockoff. I was hoping someone would play "She's Got the Power"!
10/7/2011 6:39:07 PM
This is the PRIME EXAMPLE of a show created by focus groups and marketing execs.
1/12/2012 11:29:21 PM
Bull. You're thinking of Dragonball GT.Loonatics is the prime example of a show created by alcohol and apathy.
7/28/2011 8:19:15 PM
Wunderbar! A triumph of common sense over the refusal to admit mistakes...
7/20/2011 9:46:58 PM
this show isn't my favorite but I've taken it upon myself to defend it because it has an undeserving negative reputation.
7/21/2011 6:44:24 PM
Well of course it would have SOME sort of minority who are fans - to each their own and more power to them. But unless you want me to keep calling you an idiotic motherfucker then you shouldn't defend it here anymore.
1/12/2012 11:26:10 PM
At the very least you should probably stop spamming, Kenny.
7/19/2011 7:19:13 PM
this review falls under what TV Tropes calls a "bias Steamroller".
7/19/2011 8:15:48 PM
And you fall under what reality calls a "fucking idiot".
7/15/2011 8:39:57 PM
i never saw the show so i cant really comment on it but for what i saw on you review it was clear the W.B did not have respect for the classic shows of the pass if they wanted to stay tire to the loony toon all they needed to do was make new epecod best on the class and not tried to coby show whith out knowning why the show was so successful..
7/16/2011 3:02:18 AM
you have no idea what you're talking about!
1/12/2012 11:25:32 PM
To be fair, I'm not entirely sure what he's talking about either. I saw something about tires and someone named Coby?
7/11/2011 2:38:58 AM
the guy who started white knighting Loonatics on the old thread for this video. and the same guy who did the same thing on DeviantART.
7/11/2011 2:53:21 AM
That's the equivalent of being an MMORPG character. That doesn't amount to shit around here.
7/10/2011 9:47:17 PM
read what I said about the Nostalgia Critic? what gives anyone the right to down right attack someone else's work?
7/10/2011 9:53:33 PM
I have the right. You don't. Who are you anyway?
7/13/2011 5:56:16 PM
Freedom of speech. Ever heard of that before?
7/4/2011 9:43:44 PM
why must this show be hated? this is why I prefer the Nostalgia Critic, he just points out the things that are wrong with whatever he's reviewing, not openly attacking it!
7/10/2011 2:39:55 AM
Because fuck you, that's why.
11/26/2011 3:05:22 PM
Pretty much anyone can just harp , logical criticism requires LOGIC.
12/10/2011 4:37:09 PM
And also the "Nostalgia Critic" screams. A lot. That's better, right?
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