Friday, December 19, 2008

The Return of Looney Tunes

That's right folks! After four long years, the beloved Looney Tunes shorts are returning to television. Due to disputes between Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network involving the 2003 film (Looney Tunes: Back in Action), Cartoon Network was left unable to air post-1948 shorts. Turner Broadcasting owned the pre-1948 shorts, but the network has since refused to air the program until Warner Bros. gave them the post-1948 under certain conditions. It was thought impossible by all animation enthusiasts for the Looney Tunes shorts to ever air again.

But on January 1st, 2009, to ring in the new year, Cartoon Network is airing a 14-hour long Looney Tunes marathon! But, does this mean the permanent return of this classic shorts to the network? Only time will tell...and by that I mean when Zap2it gets up to the first full week of 2009.

EDIT: It's just a test-run to see if it would be profitable for the network to air.


QBComcis said...


MasterK said...

so, do you know how the marathon went as far as ratings?

Racattack Force said...

The marathon as a whole got twice the amount of viewers the network usually gets (744,000 with K2-11), and the five most watched "episodes" got around 3 million viewers. said...

In my view everybody must go through it.

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