Thursday, May 20, 2010

Looney Indeed!

Warner Bros. has discovered that a generation of kids is unfamiliar with its classic cartoon characters which I agree is a travesty.

But their solution to this problem—explained here—is dopey.

Instead of showing more of the classic 40's and 50's cartoons, they're "modernizing" the characters. Personalities have been changed (Bugs and Daffy are friends who live together in a cul-de-sac?! WTF?! What, are they now a gay, inter-species couple?!) Motivations have been changed. Even the DESIGNS have been changed (see above) because, you know, the designs done in the 40's and 50's sucked (see model sheets below.) NOT! Notice how in the model sheets Bugs's feet do NOT look like blocks of cement.

Now, I know I'm not the greatest draftsman, but I do know about something called PROPORTIONS! And the size of Bugs's feet indicates that Warner Bros. has never heard of the word. And wasn't Bugs taller and thinner than he is here? Cartoon Brew readers comment about this here.

So sad. Children will be introduced to an unimaginative, poorly designed Bugs Bunny.

I weep for the future…

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