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BUZZ BUNNY - A Stolen Name, A Vibrator & An Extreme M*th*rF*ck*r!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a report from Junior Mintz regarding those lunatics at Warner Brothers and their show LOONATICS. Let's see what the lovely doll has found out...

Dear Harry,

It's been a while since we last spoke, but while I've delighted in the splendor that was THE INCREDIBLES, watched SHARK TALE in mortal agony and opened my heart to the story of THE POLAR EXPRESS. Like you I also hated BLADE TRINITY & ELEKTRA while having high hopes for both BATMAN BEGINS & FANTASTIC FOUR, but trepidations about both. When you posted up those designs for LOONATICS - I thought I was going to have to start taking testosterone and steroids, then ace bandage my bosom to go beat the living tarnation out of every Warner Exec till I had knocked the right heads into basic common sense. Alas, I have only you to turn to. Well, you and the rest of the internet. There's been quite an out-pouring of basic hatred for these designs and ideas for the Looney Tunes. Here Harry, you and all other Looney Tunes fans need to see this:

Hilarious Example Of Internet Hatred For BUZZ BUNNY and the LOONATICS!

Now, once you've stopped laughing my dear, take a look at this press release I found:

Buzz Bunny turns out sex toy and Dutch Design

LOS ANGELES/HILVERSUM - Just when Warner Brothers is getting ready to relaunch their classic cartoon series 'Looney Tunes' into the 21st century, trouble is billowing at the horizon. The extreme makeover of Bugs and his gang might just turn out a lot uglier than WB hopes for.

The WB network will take the famed Looney Tunes characters as models for a new children's series called 'Loonatics', that will air on Saturday mornings starting this fall. The characters' descendants ­ Buzz Bunny and the like ­ will be superhero action figures for the cartoon set in the year 2772.

But Warner Brothers seem to have skipped a peg or two, while doing the necessary research. It so happens that a character with the name Buzz Bunny already exists. Dutch character designer Metin Seven came up with his version of Buzz almost one year ago. Seven's agent, renowned animation agency Comic House, is not amused; 'Warner should have consulted with us before breaking this news. Being the company they are, they must have known about our character', says Comic House CEO Hans Buying, who is preparing legal steps against Warner Brothers.

The designer behind Figure Farm is award-winning designer, illustrator and animator Metin Seven. Seven's Buzz Bunny character was introduced as one of the first products of 'Figure Farm', an online shop for character merchandise.

The issue gets even more painful for Warner, now that there also appears to be a 'Buzz Bunny' sex toy, which will obviously cause children around the world to encounter this vibrator on the internet, as soon as they start a  search for Buzz Bunny.

Figure Farm: http://www.figurefarm.com

Comic House: http://www.comichouse.nl

More Loonatics news:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/tv_loonatics

http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=1881

http://zimed.net/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=20&t=1630

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6989380/

http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/02/18/Arts/looneytunes-loonatics050218.html



http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-23-voa35.cfm

Now, being a gal - learning that there were toys for me of Buzz Bunny, I just had to search the net for them, and after googling I found this and I have to thank Warner Brothers, because this is finally a toy I can grow to love. Take care Harry and heal up,

Junior Mintz








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  • March 10, 2005, 2:42 p.m. CST

    why?

    by rebel299

    why do people have to always come up with such retarded ideas and ruin franchises and characters that have been good enough and loved for years? sometimes the entertainment industry makes me sick.

  • March 10, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST

    My Childhood Has Just Been Shat Upon

    by Doomfarer

    Great. Just 'effin' great. First, they take my beloved Looney Toons characters, and make they non-violent so that kiddies today won't be tempted to blow each other up or drop anvils on anyone, and now these bastardizations of them are going to appear every Saturday whether I need it or not. DAMN YOU WARNER BROTHERS!

  • March 10, 2005, 2:55 p.m. CST

    That cartoon was fuckin' great

    by Stanley Spector

    Brilliant satire

  • March 10, 2005, 2:56 p.m. CST

    It should probably be noted

    by Stanley Spector

    that I was referring to the Flash animation to which Mintz linked.

  • March 10, 2005, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I think all this Loonatics nonsense was just a ploy to sell vibr

    by mortsleam

    Which is crazy, 'cause you'd think they'd sell themselves. Word of mouth and all that.

  • March 10, 2005, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Uh mortsleam

    by Banky the Hack

    You don't use em on your mouth...oh wait, I get it.

  • March 10, 2005, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Man, those designs are really, really disturbing

    by Banky the Hack

    Anyone else notice an uncanny parallel between the fact that you can barely tell any of these new WB Loonatics characters apart and the fact that most kids today look androgynous? The combination of shoulder length hair, feminine frames, and Abercrombie clone clothes is going to lead this generation to have to ask what sex someone is before hitting on them in a bar.

  • March 10, 2005, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Not since the great Steely Dan search...

    by Childe Roland

    ...of 94 have young Internet browsers been so confused by their results. "It's a whaaaa?" This is pretty fucking amusing news. And in Junior's case, news she can use. You go girl! Take that, WB! Thrust! Parry! Hummmmmmmmmmmm!

  • March 10, 2005, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Hilarious.

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    That Flash animation had me ROTLOL as the kidz say.

  • March 10, 2005, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Banky, re: Word of Mouth

    by mortsleam

    It's only confusing if you don't believe in, and aren't terrified by, the idea of vagina dentata. Which should really confuse our younger internet browsers...

  • March 10, 2005, 4:33 p.m. CST

    This is the kind of thing that is supposed to happen to Disney

    by JackDonkey

    Odd that warner bros is on the receiving end.

  • March 10, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Ehh, heh heh heh heh heh!!

    by Cliff Roswell

    Oh, man, this is the best news about this damn project since I first heard about it! Whoo! Buzz Bunny's only super-power...THE ABILITY TO SEXUALLY PLEASE WOMEN!!! This opens up a whole new area for Warner Bros. Toys for kids AND adults! --Cliff

  • March 10, 2005, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Poochie

    by williammunny

    This Loonatics idea is so bad it almost seems like a parody of the kind of bad idea hollywood execs come up with. Like Poochie from the Simpsons. He's totally extreem and in your face, a totally proactice paradigm and all that. Sad.

  • March 10, 2005, 7:59 p.m. CST

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    by Noriko Takaya

    OMFG that flash cartoon was hilarious! "I'LL (BLEEP) YOUR MOTHER IN THE (BLEEP) WITH A RAZOR (BLEEP) WHILE ON A DRIVEBY WITH A MOTHER(BLEEP)ING MONKEY!!" Yeah, if Trey & Parker were doing the relaunch instead of the WB it would look like that, albeit with more wit. BECAUSE THEY'RE (BLEEP)ING EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEME!!!!!

  • March 10, 2005, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Trey Parker & Matt Stone. Right.

    by Noriko Takaya

    See kids?? Don't fry and post!

  • March 10, 2005, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Even if you are (BLEEP)ING EXTREEEEEEEEEEME!

    by Noriko Takaya

    n/t

  • March 11, 2005, 8:09 a.m. CST

    You know I didn't think anyone could top Disney in sheer self de

    by TheMatarife

    However, the WB has definately proved me wrong. This is way worse than a Cinderella direct to video sequel or any of the other Eisner abominations that made poor Uncle Walt spin in his grave. Seriosuly, superhero crime fighters in the 28th century? New character designs? Are they trying to make Space Jam look like Citizen Kane? Anyway, good to see a Junior Mintz post, its been a while, and this piece was excellant. I thought she had disappeared like a bunch of other AICN old timers.

  • March 11, 2005, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by jesuschrist

    That short is better than the shit series will ever be. The WB should give THAT guy a show.

  • March 11, 2005, 3:29 p.m. CST

    My own private hell

    by Tar Heel

    I once endured the "Cinderella II" video while on a cross-country trip in a van with my brother's family. My stomach lining is just finally recovering.

  • March 11, 2005, 4:59 p.m. CST

    eye safety

    by WorstPoochieEver

    That Buzz could poke out a child's eye any number of ways. It's like Poochie. "Make him pointier. POINTIER!!" X-treme to the maxx!

  • March 11, 2005, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Great parody of a rotten idea!

    by Pan Demonium

    Can we rastafy him by about 10% or so?... Pan out.

  • March 11, 2005, 10:05 p.m. CST

    The short film went on about a minute too long, but other than t

    by Sith Lord Sauron

    And it comes to mind that a piss-taking parody of Hollywood "re-imaginings" is about the only way this brainless POS could work. Give it to the South Park guys as suggested above, they'll do it up right. Really, this whole thing is like CGIing up Frank Sinatra and then turning him into a gangsta rapper.

  • March 12, 2005, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I may never stop laughing!

    by Frank Black

    Dear Warner Bros, nothing is forever and some things should end and not be reprised. Bugs Bunny and pal had a place in pop culture history and they should stay in that place as they were. Why do we find the need to beat good ideas to death? Stop remaing movies, and making movies out of old tv shows, and leave the good stuff in the past where we can remember it as it was.

  • March 12, 2005, 10:20 p.m. CST

    1950's Warners

    by Crimson Dynamo

    Why don't they just crank out 1950's Termite Terrace-style cartoons as if they never stopped?