4 May 2011 | brittonwa
The Looney Tunes Show Will Please After All
The newest Odd Couple on the small screen is none other than our old friends, Bugs Bunny and his house mate Daffy Duck. Bugs, in his usual swarmy manner, deals with Daffy's self-absorption and nutty eccentricities while coping living under one roof with the delusional mallard. The result: witty dialog and excellent slapstick, and combined with the above-average animation, makes for one great show. However, the sly, conniving yet knuckle-headed Daffy we grew to know and love over the years has been reduced to a clueless knuckle-headed frat boy roommate who actually seems quite fond of Bugs...somewhat of a disappointment but not enough not to enjoy the show.
The cast of characters are drawn in the delightful old Chuck Jones style making them visually appealing, that is except for Bugs who looks like a parody of the original rabbit. His design has been simplified (for what reason?) and at certain angles, bears little resemblance to Bugs at all. This Bugs Bunny could easily fit in with the cast of "Drawn Together". Still, the facial expressions Bugs uses are wonderfully "Friz Freleng" keeping the character's personality familiar to the audience.
Aside from that, "The Looney Tunes Show" offers classic and modern animated lunacy that will appeal to all ages. And if you're lucky enough to catch the cgi Road Runner/ Coyote clips, you'll be in for a real treat.