Looney Tunes will be returning to the big screen in November 2011. Warner Bros. is planning to release three shorts of the cartoon which will be shown prior to the studios feature films such as Happy Feet 2.
Beloved characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird will be featured – with the original voice of Mel Blanc! His voice will be heard singing two classic Looney Tunes songs “I Twat I Taw a Puddy Tat” and “Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody.”
The cartoons will be shown in 3-D computer animation rather than the classic hand-drawn style of the original series. The shorts are directed by Matthew O’Callaghan for Warner Bros. Animation.
“This will probably be the last time that Looney Tunes fans will have an opportunity to see an original Mel Blanc short featuring these characters,” said Sam Register, an executive vice president at Warner Bros. Animation.
Blanc died in July 1989 at the age of 81. He is fondly remembered as “The Man With A 1,000 Voices.” In addition to his Warner Bros. characters, he was also the voice of Barney Rubble on “The Flintstones,” Woody Woodpecker’s laugh and he performed many characters for Jack Benny’s radio and TV shows.
Source: LA Times