HBO Max's First Looney Tunes Cartoons Trailer Revels in Modern Day Lunacy

Bugs Bunny watching something on a new streaming service, probably.
Bugs Bunny watching something on a new streaming service, probably.
Image: HBO Max

It’s not quite Space Jam, but it’s something.

The Looney Tunes are coming to HBO Max, and when they arrive, they’re going to bring all the mess of modern-day with them. Check out the first trailer.

Looney Tunes Cartoons’ seems like precisely what you’d expect from Bugs and his crew of comedically violent anthropomorphic animals in 2020. Marvin’s still trying to colonize new planets in the name of Mars, Wile E. Coyote still yearns to murder the Road Runner, and Yosemite Sam still hasn’t gotten over those complicated feelings he clearly has for Bugs, though he’d never admit it to himself.


It’s all very classic Looney Tunes save for the fact that Bugs has a cellphone, a flat-screen TV, and a disturbing new pair of yellow gloves that just look....wrong.

Looney Tunes Cartoons begins streaming when HBO Max launches on May 27.

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Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.


Jay Ackroyd

Bugs and the gang have changed a lot over the years, but he did have yellow gloves at one time. To shave dollars off budgets, the characters lost certain colours and details as they aged, but this iteration look s alot closer to the classic stuff from the thirties and forties. (Much better than the current one on TV.)