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2011-02-22 11:17:15 PM  
How farking sweet is that. I would love more of these.
+1
 
2011-02-22 11:27:06 PM  
That was farking awesome. I was almost in tears. The look on the face as he spun around the bridge was just farking perfect.

Thanks Subby!
 
2011-02-22 11:29:38 PM  
Awesome, but I never f*cking learn.

Every single time I see a new one I think "this is the one. This is the one where the Coyote gets that f*cker!" And he never does :(
 
2011-02-22 11:47:14 PM  
That kicked ass.
 
2011-02-22 11:54:25 PM  
I still hate that smug-ass bird just out of spite. That was pretty damn cool.
 
2011-02-22 11:56:24 PM  
My eight-year-old will love this. It is farking awesome!
 
2011-02-23 12:07:42 AM  
This changes nothing for me. I never liked WB cartoons and still don't.

For those of you who like 'em, rock on.
 
2011-02-23 12:07:54 AM  
Nothing like a good Road Runner cartoon to bring out the 5-year-old in me. I'm still grinning like a Cheshire cat.

Moar please!
 
2011-02-23 12:09:31 AM  
Poor coyote.
 
2011-02-23 12:11:47 AM  
For those seeking to "update" cherished and loved classics, this is how it should be done.
 
2011-02-23 12:18:49 AM  
It finally got me at the twitching toe.

lh6.ggpht.com
 
2011-02-23 12:21:20 AM  
FARK YES. That was awesome.
 
2011-02-23 12:24:08 AM  
retromedia.ign.com
 
2011-02-23 12:25:25 AM  
Brings a nostalgic tear to my eye. That was so good.
 
2011-02-23 12:29:30 AM  

Relatively Obscure: For those seeking to "update" cherished and loved classics, this is how it should be done.



THIS...SO much THIS....
Would actually like to see a Fletcher style Popeye in 3D...complete with inanimate objects coming to life!

(I usually don't do THIS)
 
2011-02-23 12:30:15 AM  

Relatively Obscure: For those seeking to "update" cherished and loved classics, this is how it should be done.


THIS. Ohhhhhh, so so this. I was really wondering how badly they were going to fark it all up - now I really really want to see them all.
 
2011-02-23 12:33:18 AM  
That was drenched in awesome sauce.
 
2011-02-23 12:39:31 AM  
That looks beautifully art directed.
 
2011-02-23 12:51:14 AM  
I swear I remember where the coyote actually caught the RR fair and square. He went as far as to put the bird in the oven, and when he went to check on it, there was a hole in the back of the oven from which the RR escaped.

I was livid.
 
2011-02-23 12:54:17 AM  
Wow. A CGI that accurately reflects the dad-gum cartoon. it's been like what, 15 years.
 
2011-02-23 12:54:52 AM  
Here it is in glorious 1080p (new window)

/meep meep
 
2011-02-23 12:59:00 AM  

lionfish: Here it is in glorious 1080p (new window)

/meep meep


Niiice! TY

/[tries to do the roadrunner tongue-taunt]
 
2011-02-23 01:04:25 AM  
God gives us repeats? Thought that was modmins *shrug*
 
2011-02-23 01:11:30 AM  
I prefer the hand-drawn version.

/adult children's cartoon purist
//still smug about it
 
2011-02-23 01:12:30 AM  
I am still smiling.
 
2011-02-23 01:24:08 AM  

I Said: Awesome, but I never f*cking learn.

Every single time I see a new one I think "this is the one. This is the one where the Coyote gets that f*cker!" And he never does :(


I always wanted that as a kid.

"Please, just get and eat that smug bastard already."
 
2011-02-23 01:30:29 AM  

CaptainWes: How farking sweet is that. I would love more of these.
+1


Wikipedia informs me that this is part of a new show called "The Looney Tunes Show" to debut soon on Cartoon Network.

Link (new window)
 
2011-02-23 01:33:47 AM  
Oh boy! Another bastardized childhood cartoon! Everyone in entertainment ran out of ideas for new things in 1983!

There is a God! Gee whiz!

Did you know they made a computer animated Garfield also!?!?

This is as awesome as that! Wow!!!1!
 
2011-02-23 01:35:57 AM  

MrFi5ter: I prefer the hand-drawn version.

/adult children's cartoon purist
//still smug about it


This. Was the cgi detailing really necessary?

At least they didn't hip hopify it.

Rr is the easiest of all the wb cartoons to modernize acceptably -- there are few cultural references. Aside from the gadgets coyote may use, they're all essentially the same (duh), get hit by things, rr runs away
 
2011-02-23 01:54:13 AM  
Yep. If you HAVE to make it with CGI, then at least stick to the original formula and style.

In fact, if you have to make new ones at all, follow the original formula and style. Some of 2D toons by WB in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s were pretty bad.

Roadrunner cartoons work well. There's no need for vocal talent, after all. The problem is when they try to do characters that talk. They just miss that sparkling dialogue that was in the old WB shorts, and the voice actors' efforts don't live up to Mel Blanc's work in his prime.

However, I will say that they started out great here, and the music direction was part of that. It's not easy to replace Carl Stalling, but they've done a great job of keeping that Looney Tunes feel. THAT was a major component missing in other efforts to resurrect the WB cartoon characters. They'd try to aim for modern music or a more "hip" soundtrack, and that NEVER worked. It made it feel fake and cheap. Looney Tunes should either have this kind of cinematic score, or some swinging big band, or maybe some opera or grand classical music. NEVER hip hop, and the rock and roll should be no more hardcore than Elvis or Buddy Holly.

The instant you slap some Black Eyed Peas music or references in a Looney Tunes short, you ruin it. The instant that Bugs Bunny is singing a Will Smith tune, you kill it. The moment that Daffy dresses like Lady Gaga, you spoil everything.

Frankly, when you mix Looney Tunes with modern culture, it doesn't enhance or update them at all. It just cheapens them, and spoils the jokes. If I had my way, the entire cast of characters would never be allowed to exist outside of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

I only wish that they had followed the same ethics when they rebooted Scooby Doo. The gang is wandering around in the modern age, and now they're dealing with real ghosts and monsters, which kills the show, in my point of view. The whole point of Scooby Doo was to say, "See? There's no such thing as ghosts! It's just a hoax, and we figured it out using logic and reason".

Now they dumb it down for modern audiences, and say, "You know what? It really IS a ghost or vampire or swamp monster. There are no cranky old men in rubber masks. There is no human motivation here. It's all supernatural, and you shouldn't worry about logic and reason because none of that matters where ghosts and monsters are concerned."

So this Roadrunner cartoon is a nice change. Someone was smart enough to say, "You know what? Let's just make one like they did back when they were good. Instead of re-inventing things, why not just be true to the guys who started this whole crazy thing in the first place? They seemed to have something there..."

Good job, Warner Bros. Sometimes you fark up, but this time you really did a great thing, and you should be proud that this time you managed to use the Looney Tunes characters without shiatting all over them and making the audience feel ashamed.

Keep this up. Give all the people who worked on this a raise. If you MUST do Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck and all the other characters, stick to this formula and keep things short. Bugs Bunny works best in 15 minutes or less. He's not made to support a two-hour movie, or an ongoing series with continuity.

Shorts are where it's at.

tl;dr - This was good. Keep doing it like this. I will watch them.
 
2011-02-23 01:56:04 AM  
There is a Louis C.K. riff about deer that perfectly expresses how I feel about this c*nt ass roadrunner.
 
2011-02-23 01:56:45 AM  
IF THERE WAS A GOD THAT farkING ROADRUNENR WOULD BE DEAD! DEAD, DO YOU HEAR ME? DEAD!!!!!
 
2011-02-23 02:04:31 AM  
I was never a fan as a kid.

But that was brilliant.
 
2011-02-23 02:06:52 AM  
Nicely done. Not a remake, not a reboot, just a modern continuation of existing, classic themes.

Made me smile to see actual mindless violence in a cartoon again.
 
2011-02-23 02:15:39 AM  
You had me at "Every"
 
2011-02-23 02:19:05 AM  

WilderKWight: Frankly, when you mix Looney Tunes with modern culture, it doesn't enhance or update them at all. It just cheapens them, and spoils the jokes. If I had my way, the entire cast of characters would never be allowed to exist outside of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.


Counter-example: Tiny-Toons' Adventures and Animanics.

They were able to achieve this. They followed the same formula, crazy voices, colors and easy to follow main plot for kids, with in-jokes and double entendre for adults.


I'll never forget the crazy credit from Tiny-Toons' Adventures:

"Name inadvertently left out of The Name Game: Plucky."
 
2011-02-23 02:23:05 AM  
If there was a god, as subby suggest... the coyote would have gotten that bird.
 
2011-02-23 02:38:15 AM  

flup: IF THERE WAS A GOD THAT farkING ROADRUNENR WOULD BE DEAD! DEAD, DO YOU HEAR ME? DEAD!!!!!


BackAssward: If there was a god, as subby suggest... the coyote would have gotten that bird.


What if there's just an evil God?
 
2011-02-23 02:43:44 AM  
 
2011-02-23 02:48:26 AM  
While this is beautifully rendered and pays good homage to the original...I feel like the gag just goes on an on. I miss all the old ACME traps.

/Also repeat...I don't usually gripe about that, but this one is pretty darned recent.
 
2011-02-23 02:49:10 AM  
Oh. Yeah. See above for recentness...

Obamas Fark Czar: 29 Oct 2010 at 3:47 PM (new window)

 
2011-02-23 03:13:26 AM  

MrFi5ter: I prefer the hand-drawn version.

/adult children's cartoon purist
//still smug about it


I'll second that.

Also, I'm pretty sure this is a repeat.
 
2011-02-23 04:00:54 AM  
The 3-D doesn't really change much. It's still a cartoon.
If anything, this one was a bit crueller than the Chuck Jones ones were.
One gag, over and over again. The old ones had a variety of "super-genius" schemes each episode.
 
2011-02-23 04:29:08 AM  

Unhip1: The 3-D doesn't really change much. It's still a cartoon.


That's why it's acceptable.
 
2011-02-23 04:36:12 AM  
Unhip1: One gag, over and over again. The old ones had a variety of "super-genius" schemes each episode.

Keep in mind this one is also a bit shorter than the originals.
 
2011-02-23 04:46:11 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Wow. A CGI that accurately reflects the dad-gum cartoon. it's been like what, 15 years.


CaptainWes: How farking sweet is that. I would love more of these.
+1


nvmac: That was farking awesome. I was almost in tears. The look on the face as he spun around the bridge was just farking perfect.

Thanks Subby!


I Said: Awesome, but I never f*cking learn.

Every single time I see a new one I think "this is the one. This is the one where the Coyote gets that f*cker!" And he never does :(


pgh9fan: My eight-year-old will love this. It is farking awesome!


Eddie_Dean_NY: I still hate that smug-ass bird just out of spite. That was pretty damn cool.


dj_bigbird: That kicked ass.


Meatzilla: It finally got me at the twitching toe.


Otto's_Jacket: That was drenched in awesome sauce.


Burninate: Brings a nostalgic tear to my eye. That was so good.


premiereboris: That looks beautifully art directed.


WhoIsWillo: I am still smiling.


really?

must be my generation.
 
2011-02-23 05:42:22 AM  

F22raptom: must be my generation


Yeah, every generation has their own. Saturday morning cartoons always have good memories.

Getting up early, careful not to wake up mom and dad. Get a big bowl of insanely sugary cereal. Sit on the floor, too close to the tv. (no remotes back then, had to be quick with the channel change.) Eat a couple of bowls of sugar, drink the sludge at the bottom of the bowl, watch cartoons, then go outside until the streetlights come on.
 
2011-02-23 05:43:44 AM  
It's rare I get to say this, but subby

i264.photobucket.com
 
2011-02-23 06:05:38 AM  
Yes please. Can I have more?
 
2011-02-23 06:10:08 AM  
Excuse me I apparently got on this short yellow school bus thread by mistake and will now be exiting.
 
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