No More Guns In Looney Tunes Cartoons

Growing up I used to love watching the cartoon madness that is the Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes. I used to love seeing Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny go at each other, especially the well-known Duck/Rabbit season cartoon they did with Elmer Fudd. Like most kids that grew up watching those cartoons, I think it’s fair to say that a lot of us grew up ok.

Now the Looney Tunes are back on HBO Max, but with one difference. The characters in this new series will all be guns free. That of course includes Elmer Fudd’s and Yosemite Sam’s weapon of choice is part of the character that has made so many great cartoons. Does this mean that the Looney Tunes are giving up on cartoony violence altogether?


Nope not at all, check out exhibit A down below. One of their new cartoons featuring Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny titled, “Dynamite Dance”.

As you can see while guns are not allowed anymore, it’s still ok to go after each other with deadly scythes and a bunch of dynamite. This is backed up by an interview that the New York Times did with Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner. “We’re not doing guns,” said Browngardt, “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in.”

With cartoons, it’s easy to pivot a character from using one weapon to the other. In the case of the Looney Tunes, I find it unnecessary to remove guns as they are going to be using other weapons that are just as bad. I just don’t feel that their statement has any weight behind it as their characters are still trying to kill each other.


The Looney Tunes franchise will be fine with or without guns. For decades they have been around and will continue for more to come. During that time they have had to change with the times, this case is no different. While I am not in favor of this change I do understand their reasons. The characters will have a bigger spotlight as we see Lebron James’ Space Jam A New Legacy develop.

What do you think of this move by Warner Bros.? Let us know in the comment section below!

Looney Tunes Cartoons can be streamed on the HBO Max streaming platform.

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Source: New York Times via USA Today

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