Loonatics Unleashed

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Loonatics Unleashed
Loonatics titulo.jpg
This show is made by "loonatics"
Genre: Comedy-drama
Action/adventure
Science fantasy
Superhero
Post-apocalyptic
Sci fi
Running Time: 30 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 17, 2005 – May 5, 2007
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Charlie Schlatter
Jessica DiCicco
Jason Marsden
Rob Paulsen
Kevin Michael Richardson
Candi Milo
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 26


Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated action-adventure science fiction series. Based on the Looney Tunes series/franchise, it aired on Kids' WB from September 17, 2005 to May 5, 2007.

Plot

In the year 2772, the distant future, a group of teenagers descended from the classic Looney Tunes characters form a superhero team to fight against evil.

Why It Sucks

  1. VERY Bad Grasp On The Original Source Material: the real issue is that it's far from being an actual Looney Tunes show, even more so than Baby Looney Tunes and The Looney Tunes Show. It's also a giant insult to the original franchise in general.
    • The tone of this show is far too dark, serious and mature.
    • None of the classic Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck appear in this show, not even cameo appearances.
    • The Acme weapons that the heroes use are no longer TNT, guns, traps, cannons, etc., and are now just basically generic superhero gadgets.
  2. It tries to be a more action-packed take on Looney Tunes, but it failed.
    • Also, the futuristic cyberpunk setting is other than popularized on the trend, around the show airs (the late-1990s to mid-or-late-2000s). In short, this show was created to cash-in on the futuristic cyberpunk setting, but fails miserably.
    • The show is heavily derivative of various action-packed superhero cartoons produced in the 2000s decade, such as Teen Titans and Justice League, and even the live-action series Power Rangers.
  3. Shallow and boring plot.
  4. The idea of the Looney Tunes' future descendants being superheroes are the entire poorly executed concept.
  5. Very rude future-themed jokes and humor.
  6. Misleading Title: The name "Loonatics" felt like the team would be sociopaths instead of heroes, but however, they aren't "unleashed".
  7. The intros are just forgettable.
    • The intro for Season 1 introduces the main characters with no explanation and the narrator sounds like she’s tired and/or depressed.
    • The intro for Season 2 is just weird and the narrator sounds like he’s either drunk or on crack, though it’s better than the S1 Intro.
    • Notably, the character designs aren't good as they bear little resemblance to their original classic-era counterparts. Note that these were actually improved versions of the character designs. The original ones, most infamously Ace Bunny's prototype, "Buzz Bunny," looked absolutely terrifying and ended up being changed after backlash from fans.
  8. Forgettable and lackluster soundtrack, especially the theme song from both seasons, as stated above.
  9. Bland voice acting, even from iconic voice actors such as Candi Milo, Rob Paulsen and Kevin Michael Richardson.
  10. The characters' personalities are warped versions of the originals.
  11. The idea/concept of the Looney Tunes characters being superheroes has already been done before with the TV series Duck Dodgers, which came out two years before this show. Also, while Duck Dodgers had some good humor and funny moments and stays true to the original Looney Tunes cartoons, this show had none of these.
  12. Cringe-worthy and laughable dialogue.
  13. Laughably named locations, like a city that has the name of "Acmetropolis".

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Great animation and art style.
  2. Despite its more action-packed tone, it still features some slapstick and gags that also homage the classic Looney Tunes series. Such as one episode featuring a running gag where Tech E. Coyote falls off a cliff, and, another episode with Ace and Melvin fighting for the Illodium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator that ultimately backfires on the latter.

Trivia

Reception

  • When the show was first announced, the redesigns received backlash from fans, so much that petitions were made to stop the show.
  • Upon airing on release, Loonatics Unleashed was critically panned by critics and Looney Tunes fans alike and is widely considered to be the worst Looney Tunes spin off show ever made. So much that even Warner Bros. Animation themselves admitted that this show was an embarrassment.
  • The negative reception this show received was even satirized and mocked in New Looney Tunes and the recent Animaniacs reboot.

Videos

Comments


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Grust

14 months ago
Score 3
Won't lie I liked this as a teenager.
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PerryPikaplush

14 months ago
Score 1

Wow

This Show looked so bad and it also made Baby Looney Tunes Looked Decent.
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Azure09

8 months ago
Score 1
I think the creator of this show is a huge Looney Tunes hater, not to mention this show was not even needed. We had Duck Dodgers which had good humor and had good graps on its source material. However, Loonatics Unleashed is a huge middle finger to Looney Tunes.
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DoubleD346

7 months ago
Score 0
Fuck this trash.
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SoloPatriot7890

6 months ago
Score 1
The "giant middle finger" part is still laughable, though.
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SoloPatriot7890

6 months ago
Score 2
No offense, but this article is rather too harsh in my opinion.
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Trevor807

6 months ago
Score 0
Give me one example.
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DmitriLeon2000

6 months ago
Score 0

"♪ Reach new demographics when nobody asked for it! Everybody! E-e-e-everybody! Right now! ♪"

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EndBringer99

2 months ago
Score 0
I hope it gets rebooted in a certain way so it's done right. And I hope the animation is similar to Rise of The TMNT since it would blend so well.
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DearMaster6

2 months ago
Score 0
This show was even bad! Ruined Looney Tunes, No Porky Pig? No Yosemite Sam? Elmer Fudd? Granny? Marvin the Martian? Bugs gets upset after seeing the show and he fourth wall breaks thinking it was too comedy-drama action mixed like in a trash! I know it!!!
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

one month ago
Score 0
so it's the opposite problem with TTG? Got it.
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CriticalThinkingCritic

24 days ago
Score 0

This series has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It may be very different, but still retains some Looney spirit in its comedy gags and even the personalities of the main characters, with a darker yet more serious take that somewhat even works in a universe of its own.

In addition, I still find it better than Baby Looney Tunes.

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