The plan is to make a live-action CG hybrid featuring the many outlandish devices of the company in a tone that recalls the Amblin pics of the 1980s or a Men in Black-style movie....reveals THIS piece at THR, which also indicates that the ACME movie "would not feature" LOONEY TUNES characters (although, one would assume "would not feature" doesn't necessarily preculde some sort of cameo...?)
Oct. 26, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST
who are these people?
Oct. 26, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST
by Peter David
It's right next door to Warehouse 13.
I caught Looney Tunes: Back in Action on TV t'other night and am a little ashamed to admit that I sat through the whole thing, despite constantly thinking to myself 'ooh, this doesn't really work'. The cartoons from my childhood - great! Attempts to update them - not so much. Now, The Muppets Christmas Carol on the other hand...
Everyone agrees that Looney Tunes: Back in Action was not great, yet had its heart in the right place and had a few moments.
Oct. 26, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...since Mel Blanc died. Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the last time anything featuring the Looney Tunes characters accurately captured the anarchic spirit of the original shorts (i.e. anything pre-1960).
Oct. 26, 2010, 6:47 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . I thought of Kirk Douglas in The Villain before I thought of Roadrunner . . .
Oct. 26, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST
here's a link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEuwAh3LFvM
Oct. 26, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
Or that Marvin Acme's murder didn't put them out of business.
Oct. 26, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST
Was the surprising amount of skimpy outfits in LT:BIA! Something for the dads, clearly!
Oct. 26, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST
by Lone Fox
He's ACME's best customer. No-one does the 'resigned to their fate' look like Wile E.
Oct. 26, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST
Is a Super Genius! Well, given the quality of most animation/live action hybrids these days, maybe not.
Oct. 26, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST
I thought this movie was already done and was called "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
Oct. 26, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST
Sounds like the movie he always wanted to make.
Oct. 26, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST
Wile E. Coyote should keep showing up at the returns desk, looking like he does at the end of each misadventure: Squashed, burned, blowed up....
Oct. 26, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST
It was Space Jam that I didn't like so much.
Oct. 26, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST
Wile E. Coyote online or on the phone with customer support trying to walk through a troublesome product, Daffy losing his cool in the Returns line (WHAT! I HAVE TO PAY TO SHIP IT BACK FOR REPAIR?) This could be pretty good.
Oct. 26, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
i mean i have read about the idea of an ACME movie a few months ago in Collider.it seems that they have finally sold this idea to the studio.cool.
Oct. 26, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST
dragged out to ninety minutes
Oct. 26, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST
Hey, instead of the beloved characters which were the whole reason anyone watched the cartoons, let's insert second-rate pop-culture also-rans who can supply lots of irony and sexual double-entendres! Because people today are in a hideous state of immature stasis where childhood nostalgia becomes sexualized and turned into fodder for crude humor! It'll make a couple million dollars profit, and further erode the dignity and artistry of our culture! SOLD!
Oct. 26, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST
I hope they respect the legacy of those awesome Warner's cartoons created by the super-geniuses of Termite Terrace. Please don't turn it into a Ben Stiller-Night at the Museum crapfest!
Oct. 26, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST
But there should be some kind of reference to the Looney Tunes. I'm interested in the premise.
Oct. 26, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST
And Mud spelled backwards is??? <p> Boom, one of Wile E's few speaking roles reference!" </p> <p> Actually it's not that big a deal to me, as long as it's good. At LEAST entertaining... </p>
Oct. 26, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST
just isn't getting the exasperated intonation. They have his calm voice ok, but there's no one who could do antagonized to the point of insanity like Mel Blanc.
Oct. 26, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST
Looney Tunes Back in Action at last pay some respect to those characters
Oct. 26, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST
by Anything But Tangerines
It sounds funny and has potential. I can't remember the last time I had the urge to respond in this way.
Oct. 26, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST
I am never going to get tired saying this fact.Especially in a thread that has nothing to do with what I'm saying. Because it's true.
Oct. 26, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST
Who's gonna buy the merchandise?
Oct. 27, 2010, 5:06 a.m. CST
But it does have the potential to be funny and clever. And sell a lot of toys.