Case Number 23567: Small Claims Court

THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW: SEASON ONE, VOLUME 3

Warner Bros. // 2010 // 89 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // March 25th, 2012

The Charge

Surprisingly unlame.

The Case

I'll be honest...I was never much of a Looney Tunes fan, even as a kid. Their ilk of cartoon shenanigans just never appealed to me. So when this Cartoon Network reboot showed up on my doorstep, it found a comfortable spot at the bottom of my assignment queue; even less appealing than the abysmal Alien Opponent.

Sorry, Bugs. Don't shove a lit stick of dynamite down my pants.

This re-imagined Warner Bros. property is surprisingly fun and sporadically laugh-out-loud hilarious, sort-of-grown-up series featuring the studio's near-complete stable of classic animated characters: Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester and Tweety, Foghorn Leghorn, even Taz.

Instead of the usual plots -- where one or more characters endeavor to inflict physical and emotional trauma on their adversaries -- The Looney Tunes Show features storylines that are modern and complex. We get some meta-storytelling with "The Foghorn Leghorn Story"; a look at industrial espionage, when Daffy pilfers an orange peel machine design from Bugs in "Peel of Fortune"; and some romantic hijinks in "Double Date."

But the stuff that had me laughing with vigor involved Lola (a female bunny with a strangely inappropriate supermodel body). In previous incarnations, this character took joy in emasculating her male counterparts. Here, she's full-blown psychotic, easily the funniest part of the show. Don't believe me? Just watch her inspired stalker music video "We are in Love."

The Looney Tunes Show: Season One, Volume 3 is ninety minutes of good times, transferred in standard definition 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 2.0 surround, with no extras.

The Verdict

Not Guilty. This is a funny show!

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 85

Perp Profile
Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
* 1.78:1 Anamorphic

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (Spanish)

Subtitles:
* English (SDH)

Running Time: 89 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* None

Accomplices
* IMDb
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1726839/combined

* Official Site
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/looneytunesshow/index.html

* Video: "We are in Love" (Lola and Bugs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_wWxuC3hZk