Way For Loonatics Unleashed...
Super-powered Descendants of the
Looney Tunes Invade KidsWB!
admit, I thought this was at best a weird idea. And at worst,
a bad idea. Then there was the strange sex scandal involving
Buzz Bunny, forcing a name change to Ace. Loonatics seemed
like something purposely designed to tick off fans.
a Merry Melody?
I saw the design for Wile E. Coyote's descendant. And I
like it, reminding everyone that the coyote genes come complete
with SUpah genius. With my luck, it's going to get me hooked.
I didn't want to like Animaniacs, and that show ended up
completely kicking my butt.
out the press release from Warner, and note that we have
code here that the kids will want to have that unlocks
an online character profile -- yes, a bonus code that only
select websites have. Enjoy, and don't forget to check the
show out on September 17.
studio Warner Bros. Animation and the #1 broadcast network
for kids, Kids’ WB!, today announced the all-star
voice cast for the highly anticipated Looney Tunes-inspired
series, “Loonatics Unleashed,” set to debut
on Kids’ WB! in fall 2005. Headlining the ensemble
cast for this innovative animated television series from
Warner Bros. Animation are Emmy Award-winning Rob Paulsen
(Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain, Steven
Spielberg Presents Animaniacs), Emmy Award-nominated Kevin
Michael Richardson (The Batman, The Matrix Revolutions),
Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder, Ferris Bueller), Jason
Marsden (Spirited Away, Static Shock), Candi Milo (¡Mucha
Lucha!, Dexter’s Laboratory) and newcomer Jessica
DiCicco (The Buzz on Maggie).
Unleashed” will also feature the guest voice talents
of Academy Award-nominated Michael Clarke Duncan (Sin City,
The Green Mile), Emmy Award-winning Tim Curry (The Rocky
Horror Picture Show, Scary Movie 2), Vivica A. Fox (Kill
Bill: Vol. 1, Missing), Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch),
Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, The Batman) and Phil LaMarr
(Pulp Fiction, Mad TV).
its engaging combination of heroic action, comedy, compelling
storylines and stunning animation all set in a futuristic
sci-fi world, we believe that ‘Loonatics Unleashed’
will be a landmark television series for kids,” said
Sander Schwartz, President, Warner Bros. Animation. “We’re
thrilled to have such an incredibly talented voice cast
and innovative creative team bringing this all new show
to life. As it joins the Warner Bros. family, this Looney
Tunes inspired series for new generations of cartoon fans
is sure to be an exciting addition to the lineup of hit
shows on Kids’ WB!.”
exactly is Spazmania?
we broaden our audience with more dual gender programming,
‘Loonatics Unleashed’ is a perfect fit for Kids’
WB!, with larger than life action, irreverent comedy and
relatable characters, offering something for everyone,”
added Betsy McGowen, Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Kids’ WB! “Both boys and girls have overwhelmingly
embraced the strong male and female heroic leads in this
empowering ensemble. We’re excited to, once again,
join our franchise building strength with Warner Bros. Animation’s
talented creative team, and this stellar voice cast, to
bring to our fall lineup a series that we know will resonate
very well with kids.”
Unleashed,” an all-new action packed, comedy-adventure
series set seven hundred years in the future, stars an ensemble
cast of six superheroes who are descendants of the Looney
Tunes. Living in the year 2772, in the perpetual twilight
of Acmetropolis, where supernatural phenomena are the norm,
our team becomes imbued with super powers after a massive
meteor knocks Earth off its axis. While members of this
super-charged team share the same irreverent, sharp-edged
wit as their forefathers, this formidable sextet has evolved
into a force to be reckoned with. Banding together to become
the Loonatics, we’ve got:
Ace Bunny (descendant of Bugs Bunny), voiced by Charlie
Schlatter, the adroit and quick-witted, action-driven leader
who galvanizes his crew for each mission, boasting infrared
laser-lock vision and marital arts ingenuity.
Lexi Bunny (descendant of Lola Bunny), voiced by Jessica
DiCicco, the girl empowered second-in-command, instilled
with expert eavesdropping, hyper-sensitive hearing, awe-inspiring
aerial agility and an innate ability to blast objects with
Danger Duck (descendant of Daffy Duck), voiced by Jason
Marsdsen, the spotlight hungry, “I can do it better
than Ace” wannabe leader of the Loonatics, bragging
teleporting expertise and a talent for tossing magical energy
spheres to fend-off foes.
Spaz B. Wilde (descendant of Tasmanian Devil), voiced
by Kevin Michael Richardson, the group’s grunting
muscle-bound construction destructor causing tornadoes of
all kinds with a super strength every villain fears.
Rev Runner (descendant of Road Runner), voiced by Rob
Paulsen, the rapid fire, head-spinning talker the Loonatics
are quick to quash, buoyed by his brain-embedded telekinetic
GPS-tracking system and catch-him-if-you-can super sonic
Tech E. Coyote (descendant of Wile E. Coyote), voiced
by Kevin Michael Richardson, the effusively erudite technical
genius and gadget guru with an endless “way over their
heads” vocabulary and scientific savoir faire, imbued
with regenerative powers, electromagnetic abilities and
Zadavia, voiced by Candi Milo, the mysterious organizer of
the Loonatics who sends the team out on their missions.
the renowned talent roster are notable guest stars from
the worlds of feature film and television, including:
Tim Curry as a nefarious carnival barker bent on mutating
all of Acmetropolis.
Michael Clarke Duncan as a gravity defying social menace
who does his best to bring the Loonatics down.
Vivica A. Fox as a nocturnal villainess bent on blinding
all around her with smooth-as-velvet traps.
Florence Henderson as an embittered academic rival of
Tech E. Coyote, with an incredibly swollen head—literally.
Tom Kenny emerging from his underwater role to ride the
wave as a futuristic robotic Viking.
LaMarr as an envious athlete from an out-of-this-world sport
who covets the Loonatics' amazing super powers.
While cosmic dust has bestowed incomparable super powers
on our heroes, it has equally given the land’s villains
their own uncommon strengths that pose an on-going threat
to the Earth and all of Acmetropolis-kind. But no matter
how high the odds are stacked against them, the Loonatics
jet in to save the world at a moment’s notice.
is produced by Warner Bros. Animation under the guidance
of executive producer Sander Schwartz, Emmy Award-nominated
producer Ron Myrick, story editor Rick Copp and creative
executives Christopher Keenan and Megan Casey.
he's spiritually advanced, too...