This week, Warner Bros. Animation will have a presence at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. And one of the projects that they’ll be highlighting is “The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie,” one of several animated features and TV series that HBO Max scrapped earlier this summer. The feature is still in production and looking for a new streaming home, and we’ve got the exclusive clip that you can watch above.
The clip not only captures the spirit of classic Warner Bros. characters like Porky and Daffy, but also because reveals that the film is seemingly traditionally animated, which harkens back to the company’s rich history of hand-drawn animation. What makes it so striking, too, is that the comedy in the clip is contemporary. Yes, it’s indebted to the past, but it’s not mired. It’s unafraid to be modern.
Daffy and Porky are pulling a literal graveyard shift in the new sneak peek clip for “Bugs Bunny’s Howl-O-Skreem Spooktacula” — the new half-hour Looney Tunes Cartoons Halloween special streaming Thursday, September 29 on HBO Max.
The clip dug up today is for the short “Graveyard Goofs,” which follows Daffy (voiced by Eric Bauza) and Porky (Bob Bergen) down to the cemetery to take a dear friend to a final resting place.