First Impressions: “The Looney Tunes Show” and “Young Justice”

Posted: July 27, 2010 by RacattackForce in Animation, Animation Reviews, Authors, RacattackForce


The original Young Justice comic book series was created by writer Todd DeZago (who was later replaced by Peter David) and artist Todd Nauck. The comics followed the adventures of the teenage superheroes of the DC Universe, and the upcoming Cartoon Network animated series looks to do the same, but on a slightly smaller scale. The art style that’ll be employed in the series is incredibly different from that of the comics, more reminiscent of the Justice League (Unlimited) animated series from years prior. The writing will likely be the same as the comics, since Peter David will be coming on to write a handful of episodes. Overall, I’m excited for Young Justice: it seems to be the serious action series that we’ve really been lacking these days, and it has Greg Weisman as executive producer, meaning that it has to good.

I’m pleasantly surprised by this. Warner Bros. has attempted to reintroduce the Looney Tunes characters for the past several years, all attempts ending in failure. However, this series seems to really be trying to keep the characters to their roots. The redesigns by Jessica Borutski work great in motion, and are just pleasant to the eye. The idea of making the Roadrunner and Coyote shorts in CGI was a nice one, and the more I watch clips of the shorts, the more appealing they become. The addition of Merrie Melodies segments is also a fun one, and I can’t wait to see them.

  1. The animation on The Looney Tunes show is a lot better than I had expected, but on the other hand the CGI Coyote and Roadrunner just looks awful. It has potential,but I can’t get past the fact that the detail work is so bad. I’m disappointed that they’re using scripts, but still, it looks better than I thought. Not a fan of the huge feet either, though their faces and expressions look quite good.

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