(I can't seem to get the link to post as a link without receiving an error, so here it is: https://www.wideopenspaces.com/elmer-fudd-will-no-longer-carry-or-use-a-gun-in-new-looney-tunes-series/?utm_source=wideopen&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wos_daily&utm_content=%7B%7BEXTERNAL+%60https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wideopenmediagroup.com%2Fgetresponse%2F%3Fsite=wos%26articlenumber=1%26type=title%60%7D%7D
We live in an insane asylum. And the inmates are running it. Did you know that eliminating the police eradicates crime? Me either.... learn something everyday. Just not what they think you learned......
Still doesn't stop the anti-gun crowd from being "offended".
But the infamous rabbit hunter will not be blasting his cartoon rifle.
Like all characters on the throwback animated series that started last week on HBO Max, Fudd will be gun-free. The new episodes harken back to the Looney Tunes, which had their peak in the 1940s and 1950s heyday, in every other way – filled with cartoonish dynamite explosions and intricate ACME-brand booby traps.
"We’re not doing guns," Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner, told the New York Times. "But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in."
Elmer Fudd won't have his hunting rifle in the new "Looney Tunes." As the Times explains, in one short "Dynamite Dance," Elmer Fudd comes at Bugs Bunny with a deadly scythe, an attack stopped as the hare jams a stick of lit dynamite into Elmer's mouth.
Over the course of the short animated video, the explosives get bigger as the rabbit jams dynamite in Elmer’s ears, on top of his bald head, and down his pants. The relentless assault moves from rowboat to unicycle to biplane.
Despite the lack of guns for Fudd, and characters like pistol-shooting Yosemite Sam, Browngardt vowed to keep to the original feel of the cartoons, considered some of the greatest in animated cartoon history.
"I always thought, ‘What if Warner Bros. had never stopped making 'Looney Tunes' cartoons?’” said Browngardt. "As much as we possibly could, we treated the production in that way."
Nonetheless there was an outcry on social media about the lack of guns.
"I CAN'T BELIEVE THE NEW LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS *cough* which are actually great, go check them out *cough* WON'T LET ELMER FUDD USE A GUN," wrote one Twitter user.
Two books every person should read (both by Jonathan Haidt). Really awesome reads, and would remind the extremes of each party that they should maybe rethink some things... If everyone did read them, Elmer could have kept his gun.