You’d think Warner would air Looney Tunes cartoons on Boomerang, its 24-hour animation channel dedicated to classic cartoons, but apparently, they haven’t run there since May 2007. That’s changing, though, starting October 5. Looney Tunes will be running in a one-hour block on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 AM Eastern. (So, that’s two hours out of the 168 in a week. It’s a start.) Tune in early — or set your DVR — to catch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and other favorites.
The classic Looney Tunes cartoons were made over almost forty years, from 1930-1969, and there are just over a thousand of them, so I expect they’re going to stick with the best-known and best-respected for a while. The debut cartoons on Saturday are “Hillbilly Hare” (1950 Bugs), “Tweet Dreams” (1959 Sylvester and Tweety), “Hip Hip-Hurry” (1958 Road Runner), and “Rabbit Hood” (1949 Bugs). Sunday brings “Napoleon Bunny-Part” (1956 Bugs), “Scrambled Aches” (1957 Road Runner), “Ain’t She Tweet” (1952 Sylvester and Tweety), and “A Witch’s Tangled Hare” (1959 Bugs and Witch Hazel). I don’t know when we’ll start seeing the other characters shown in the promo art.