Former Saturday Night Live comedienne Jenny Slate
has been unexpectedly brought on to pen a reboot of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes
The all-new feature film is expected to be a CGI and live-action, similar to the studio’s approach to 1996s live-action and cartoon animated Space Jam and 2003s Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
On board to produce will be big names like media mogul David Katzenberg
and Seth Grahame-Smith
of KatzSmith, along with David Heyman
Details are being kept under wraps.
Slate has also appeared as an actress in This Means War and voiced characters in The Lorax and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
The success of last year’s The Muppets, undoubtedly helped Warner Bros. made this decision even easier to move forward with a new feature.
Looney Tunes, which name is a variation on Silly Symphonies, originally showcased through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy that began in the 1930s; later Looney Tunes shorts featured such beloved animated characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Taz, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, Gossamer and many others. The newly renamed Warner Bros. Cartoons continued production until 1963.