VIDEO: Loonatics Unleashed “Loonatics on Ice”

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.

Want to see more embarrassing examples of corporate bumbling? Both seasons of Loonatics Unleashed are available on DVD!

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

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