Looney & tuney
TVPlus - English|29 July 2021
Looney Tunes Cartoons showrunner Peter Browngardt takes us inside the crazy painted world of Bugs Bunny & friends to reveal how they created this latest revival, now on DStv.
GENEVIEVE TERBLANCHE

When Emmy Award-winning animation Uncle Grandpa (2013-2017) 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, Acmeinventing, 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 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 true. They are universal characters that people of all cultures can relate to,” says Peter, who reveals more about his journey of reviving the series that airs weekends on Boomerang (*302) at 16:15.

WHAT DOES PETER DO?

Peter studied animation at CalArts in LA and has been in the industry for 22 years. The 41-year-old landed his first gig on sci-fi comedy series Futurama (1999-now) and is incredibly hands-on.

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