Bugs Bunny Builders
Genre
Based onLooney Tunes
by Warner Bros.
Voices of
Opening themeBugs Bunny Builders (Main Title) (adapted from "Merrily We Roll Along") by Matthew Janszen, Charles Tobias, Murray Mencher and Eddie Cantor
ComposerMatthew Janzen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes40
Production
Executive producer
Producer
  • Nicole Belisle
Editor
  • Colin Sittig
Running time11 minutes
Production companyWarner Bros. Animation[a]
Original release
NetworkCartoon Network (Cartoonito)
ReleaseJuly 25, 2022 (2022-07-25) –
present
Related
List of Looney Tunes television series

Bugs Bunny Builders is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, based on the characters from Looney Tunes.[1][2] The series premiered on July 25, 2022 on Cartoon Network on their Cartoonito preschool block and was released on July 26 on HBO Max.[3][4][5] It is the second pre-school program in the Looney Tunes cartoon franchise, following Baby Looney Tunes in 2002.

Plot

The Looney Builders, managed by Bugs Bunny, help their friends and neighbors around the town of Looneyburg. By working together as a team, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, and others use their tools and wild vehicles to pull off some of the looniest construction jobs ever.[6]

Voice cast

See also: List of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies characters

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [9]Prod.
code [10]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Splash Zone"Joey AdamsStory by : Nicole Belisle
Teleplay by : Laura Bowes
July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)[b][11]101N/A
Mayor Foghorn Leghorn hires the Looney Builders to build a giant water slide for Looneyburg's waterpark. He keeps adding onto the design with the support of Bugs until problems arise.
2"Ice Creamed"Lindsey PollardStory by : Nicole Belisle
Teleplay by : Sam Bissonnette
July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)102N/A
It's Taz's birthday, so The Looney Builders build him a huge ice cream sundae. Porky worries about making a mistake and delays the build causing the ice cream to start to melt.
3"Race Track Race"Ade AudishStory by : Jake Fleisher
Teleplay by : Ade Audish
July 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)1030.132[12]
The Looney Builders race against the clock to build Cecil Turtle a new racetrack. Daffy gets caught up in his own desire to race and changes part of the build.
4"Dino Fight"Joey AdamsNicole BelisleJuly 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)104N/A
George P. Mandrake hires The Looney Builders to build a T. Rex fossil. It's Tweety's job to place the bones with his crane, but his fear of the big dino affects his ability to get the job done.
5"Snow Cap"Joey AdamsSam BissonnetteJuly 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)1050.091[12]
Pauleen Penguin hires The Looney Builders to build her a home in Looneyburg. Lola soon discovers that they got the design wrong and the crew has to make adjustments.
6"Tweety-Go-Round"Andy ThomLaura BowesJuly 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)1060.106[13]
Tweety leads The Looney Builders in building a new merry-go-round at the park for the kids. His crane breaks down and his small size affects his ability to contribute to the build.
7"Smash House"Joey AdamsSarah NerbosoJuly 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)1070.068[12]
The Looney Builders learn that Taz accidentally destroyed his house, so they set out to build him a new one that's smash-proof.
8"Play Day"Andy ThomSam BissonnetteJuly 25, 2022 (2022-07-25)108N/A
When the Looney Builders build themselves a playground, Daffy gets so excited about his section that he takes all the supplies for himself.
9"Rock On"Andy ThomNicole BelisleSeptember 26, 2022 (2022-09-26)109N/A
The Looney Builders are hired by Mac and Tosh Gopher to build them a home underground. Daffy can't remove rocks from the area fast enough and fails to ask for help.
10"Buzz In"Lindsay PollardJo ClaesSeptember 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)110N/A
Bizzy Buzzard's mom hires The Looney Builders to build her family a new nest. Bizzy wants to help, but keeps getting in the way, and she ends up creating all sorts of problems for the crew.
11"Stories"Lindsay PollardChristian Marsh ReimanSeptember 28, 2022 (2022-09-28)111N/A
The Looney Builders are hired by Hoots Talon to expand and paint the old library. They enlist master painter Sylvester who faces his fear of heights with his build buddy, Tweety.
12"Cheesy Peasy"Lindsay PollardNicole BelisleSeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)112N/A
The Looney Builders are hired by the Mouse Sisters to build a bridge over a mac and cheese spill. Lola turns the job into a game which results in the crew losing sight of the bigger goal.
13"Looney Science"Joey AdamsJo ClaesSeptember 30, 2022 (2022-09-30)113N/A
The Looney Builders build a science museum in the desert where Wile E. Coyote becomes distracted by the Road Runner.
14"Big Feet"Andy ThomKevin Fleming & Rob JanasOctober 31, 2022 (2022-10-31)1140.086[14]
Mayor Leghorn hires The Looney Builders to build a water wheel in the forest where Porky worries about a mythical creature named "Big Feet."
15"Squirreled Away"Lindsay PollardAydrea WaldenNovember 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)115N/A
The Looney Builders build Tibs Squirrel a closet in his tree, but it won't fit all of Tibs' stuff and he doesn't want to get rid of anything.
16"Beach Battle"Joey AdamsSam BissonetteNovember 2, 2022 (2022-11-02)116N/A
When The Looney Builders enter a sandcastle building contest, Tweety sees the competition and loses confidence in his idea.
17"Game Time"Lindsay PollardKevin Fleming & Rob JanasNovember 3, 2022 (2022-11-03)117N/A
Chef Hector hires The Looney Builders to build him a burger restaurant, but Daffy is so focused on beating his handheld game that he causes major setbacks.
18"Soup Up"Andy ThomLaura BowesNovember 4, 2022 (2022-11-04)118N/A
As The Looney Builders help Petunia build a greenhouse, she can't wait for the veggies to grow and does everything she can to speed up the process.
19"Looneyburg Lights"Lindsey PollardLaura BowesDecember 5, 2022 (2022-12-05)119N/A
20Joey AdamsNicole Belisle
The Looney Builders prepare to host a big holiday lights festival in Looneyburg Park when an unexpected snowstorm prevents Looneyburgers from attending, so they need to come up with a plan to prevent the event from being cancelled.
21"Blast Off"Joey AdamsKevin Fleming & Rob JanasApril 17, 2023 (2023-04-17)1200.63[15]
When Marvin the Martian crash lands in Looneyburg, he’s in a hurry to leave and hires The Looney Builders to build him a spaceship.
22"K-9: Space Puppy"Andy ThomKevin Fleming & Rob JanasApril 17, 2023 (2023-04-17)121N/A
Marvin the Martian hires The Looney Builders to build a doghouse on Mars for his puppy, K-9. Daffy soon bonds with K-9 and comes up with a plan to prolong their playtime.
23"Cousin Billy"Lindsey PollardSam BissonnetteApril 17, 2023 (2023-04-17)122N/A
When Daffy’s cool cousin Billy hires The Looney Builders to build her an art studio, Daffy tries to show off to prove how cool he is.
24"Cheddar Days"Lindsey PollardJo ClaesApril 17, 2023 (2023-04-17)123N/A
The Mouse Sisters hire The Looney Builders to build a cheese café featuring a mural by Sylvester who is having a bad day.
25"Taz Recycle"Joey AdamsSam BissonnetteApril 17, 2023 (2023-04-17)1240.07[15]
26"Sea School"Lindsey PollardSam BissonnetteJune 5, 2023 (2023-06-05)125N/A
The Looney Crew help their walrus teacher friend build a new school for sea creature kids.
27"Underwater Star"Lindsey PollardKevin Fleming & Rob JanasJune 5, 2023 (2023-06-05)126N/A
When the underwater school is holding the first race games, Lola ends up getting excited and shrugs off her own crews' advice from the situations on the obstacle course.
28"Party Boat"Andy ThomCassie SolidayJune 12, 2023 (2023-06-12)1270.102[16]
The crew helps the gophers build a boat but Tweety accidentally makes a crack and doesn’t ask the busy crew for help.
29"Mail Whale"Joey AdamsLaura BowesJune 19, 2023 (2023-06-19)128N/A
When the Whale Mailer needs a new car to deliver his mail, the crew try to build a car but the deliver makes a mess of it due to him not working part of team.
30"Bright Light"Andy ThomJoe MorganJune 26, 2023 (2023-06-26)1290.052[17]
The mayor ask the crew to build a lighthouse for ships come in at night when Lola’s tablet gets broken.
31"Mini Golf"Lindsey PollardJo ClaesAugust 7, 2023 (2023-08-07)130N/A
When the final hole was shown to unchallengeable, the crew decided to make a new one that’s far more challenging and exciting.
32"Goofballs"Joey AdamsStory by : Laura Bowes
Teleplay by : Nicole Belisle & Laura Bowes
August 14, 2023 (2023-08-14)131N/A
The crew helps the goofy beaver twins build them a new house when the pair distracts them with their happy playful nature.
33"Skate Park"Andy ThomSam BissonnetteAugust 21, 2023 (2023-08-21)132N/A
The kids are in need of a new skate park when Hoots and his group get into their way with him and his group get their activities in the way.
34"Batty Kathy"Andy ThomSarah NerbosoAugust 28, 2023 (2023-08-28)133N/A
When their friend Kathy ask for a radio station, the crew find it difficult and Porky doesn’t speak up.
35"Honey Bunny"Andy ThomKevin Fleming & Rob JanasSeptember 4, 2023 (2023-09-04)134N/A
The crew help the bees build a new machine when Bugs has troubling following the one rule.
36"Castle Hassle"Joey AdamsKatie MattilaNovember 27, 2023 (2023-11-27)135N/A
37"Catwalk"Lindsay PollardLaura BowesNovember 28, 2023 (2023-11-28)136N/A
38"Dim Sum"Kim LeGloria ShenNovember 29, 2023 (2023-11-29)137N/A
39"Crane Game"Lindsay PollardAnnie NishidaNovember 30, 2023 (2023-11-30)138N/A
40"Speedy"Joey AdamsMegan GonzalezDecember 1, 2023 (2023-12-01)139N/A

Shorts

No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Haunted Garage!"October 27, 2022 (2022-10-27) (YouTube)
October 31, 2022 (2022-10-31) (Cartoonito)
TBAN/A
It's Halloween, so the crew decorates their garage for the Looneyburg trick-or-treaters.
2"Bugs Bunny Boogie"January 2, 2023 (2023-01-02)[c]TBAN/A
Bugs Bunny uses his excavator to dance.
3"Buckle Up"January 9, 2023 (2023-01-09)[d]TBAN/A
A music video of Lola Bunny knowing how to make things right.
4"Lunar New Year"January 17, 2023 (2023-01-17)TBAN/A
The crew celebrates the Lunar New Year and Bugs and Lola go missing during the Lion Dance.
5"Porky Perfect"January 23, 2023 (2023-01-23)[e]TBAN/A
A music video of Porky Pig and how he gets things neat and organized.
6"Awesome Duck"January 30, 2023 (2023-01-30)[f]TBAN/A
A music video of Daffy Duck using his dump truck to haul supplies and goof around on the job.
7"Don't Be Fooled By His Size"February 6, 2023 (2023-02-06)TBAN/A
Tweety Bird uses his crane to lift stuff in this music video as he helps his crew get the job done.
8"Hard Hat Time"February 13, 2023 (2023-02-13)TBAN/A
An action-packed music video of The Looney Builders traveling across land, air, and sea to get the job done.
9"Boogie Button"March 20, 2023 (2023-03-20)TBAN/A
Bugs tries to play music for the crew on their lunch break, but his boogie button is busted.
10"Lunch Break"April 24, 2023 (2023-04-24)TBAN/A
Porky Pig is ready to chow down on his yummy sandwich when he keeps getting asked to help the other Looney Builders in their own tasks!
11"Daffy’s Spa"May 22, 2023 (2023-05-22)TBAN/A
Daffy invites everyone to take a relaxing mud bath that turns out to be anything but.
12"Lemonade"July 3, 2023 (2023-07-03)TBAN/A
Tweety spots a giant lemon in a tree and is determined to make lemonade for everyone.
13"Car Wash"August 7, 2023 (2023-08-07)TBAN/A
Lola oversees the car wash but soon realizes that she misassigned the tasks.

International broadcast

The series premiered on Cartoonito in Latin America on December 1, 2022, as part of its launch.

The series premiered on Boomerang in Portugal on November 20, 2022, as part of its Cartoonito block (then airing as part of the entire 24-hour Cartoonito channel that replaced the former).

The series premiered on Cartoonito in the UK and Ireland on November 4, 2022.

Reception

The show gained positive reception from critics. Tierra Carpenter of WISH-TV says "Tapping into parents’ nostalgia, “Bugs Bunny Builders” is THE show parents have been waiting for to introduce their favorite Looney Tunes characters to their kids. The show is designed to be funny on two levels, allowing kids to laugh along with these characters while also enticing parents to stay in the room and watch together."[5][1]

References

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Notes

  1. ^ Animation services provided by Snipple Animation Studios.
  2. ^ Originally uploaded to YouTube on July 22, 2022
  3. ^ This short was originally scheduled for November 28, 2022, but was pulled before it aired
  4. ^ This short was originally scheduled for December 5, 2022, but was pulled before it aired
  5. ^ This short was originally scheduled for December 12, 2022, but was pulled before it aired
  6. ^ This short was originally scheduled for December 19, 2022, but was pulled before it aired