People will notice a difference with the new Bugs Bunny reboot on HBO Max…Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam will not have their signature guns due to the United States issue with gun violence!
Executive producer of the new series, Peter Browngardt said: “We’re not doing guns. But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All of that was kind of grandfathered in.” The series airs on HBO Max and premiered last week. It features 200 new cartoons starring Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Tweety Bird. The episodes will be between 1 and 6 mins long.
People all over Twitter were upset with one user tweeting ” Elmer Fudd without his rifle is like Yosemite Sam without his Moustache.” While another Twitter user joked: “I can’t believe this needs to be said, but Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd were never responsible gun owners anyway.”
Looney Tunes originally launched in 1930 and ended 39 years later. Other franchises have also had to made adjustments for modern audiences. In November last year, Disney issued warnings across many of its older films. Several titles on Disney+ include the warning that it ‘may contain outdated cultural depictions’ or that it may contain footage of characters smoking.