When Emmy Award-winning animated series Uncle Grandpa was coming to an end, Cartoon Network basically gave the series’ creator and showrunner Peter Browngardt a free hand to pick what he wanted to make next. He asked to bring back the classic anvil-dropping, ACME Inventing, madcap slapstick comedy of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons. It’s a show that’s been around since the 1930s ‒ literally animation just like great grandma used to watch.
“I grew up loving the Looney Tunes and wanting to be a cartoonist or animator from a very young age. The classic Looney Tunes are my favourite cartoons ever made. To have the opportunity to make new ones was a dream come. They are great, universal characters that people of all cultures can relate to,” says Peter.
While there are currently other Looney Tunes series on screen like the New Looney Tunes series (2015-2019, with showrunner Erik Kuska), for his Looney Tunes Cartoons series, Peter dug back into the cartoon’s roots to rediscover its charm and appeal and create a classic revival. Just keep an eye out for Bugs Bunny’s yellow gloves – a quick visual clue that it’s Peter’s version on screen.
Peter told us more about his journey to reviving the series and the journey to on-screen chaos and anarchy in the studio.
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