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The Looney Tunes Show: There Goes the Neighborhood (DVD review)

Warner Home Video / Released July 10, 2012

The Pitch
Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Foghorn, Sylvester, Tweety, Granny and all your favorite Looney friends are back! It’s The Looney Tunes Show! Get ready to laugh till it hurts, when the Looney Tunes gang takes you on one hilarious roller coaster ride of fun after another! It’s episode after episode of Looney Tunes adventure and Looney Tunes insanity for the whole family to enjoy. And wait, there’s more! Not only will you get all these side-splitting madcap shows, you’ll also get brand new Merrie Melodies and Road Runner shorts. The laughs never end with The Looney Tunes Show! Includes the 2nd half of the 1st season, 14 episodes.

The Review
Kudos again to Warner Home video in releasing the second half of the season with a single release as opposed to the previous releases which contained a mere four episodes.  After struggling with the new character designs, voices and setup in the first few episodes, I’ve become a fan on the reimagined characters.  The biggest change is that the familiar characters are placed in a more traditional sitcom setting, which actually works a bit; the more modern sensibilities refreshes the characters and if nothing else, provide an original take on the source material.  Extras are no-existant, but each episode contains a Merry Melodies short and a CGI Road Runner cartoon.  Purists might balk a bit at the take, but I thought the series was funny, engaging and a must see for Toon Geeks of any age,  The Looney Tunes Show is highly recommended.

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