The Day the Earth Blew Up:
A Looney Tunes Movie
Directed byPete Browngardt
Written byKevin Costello
Based onLooney Tunes
by Warner Bros.
Starring
Edited byNick Simotas
Music byJoshua Moshier
Production
company
Distributed byGFM Animation
Release date
Q2 2024
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie is an upcoming American animated science fiction comedy film directed by Pete Browngardt (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Kevin Costello. The first fully animated non-compilation feature film in the Looney Tunes franchise to receive a theatrical release, it is a spin-off of the Looney Tunes Cartoons series developed by Browngardt and stars Eric Bauza. The film centers on Daffy Duck and Porky Pig as they try to save the Earth from an alien invasion.

The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie is set for release in Q2 2024 and is distributed by GFM Animation.

Premise

Due to a series of antics at the bubble gum factory, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig discover a secret alien plot to take over the Earth via mind-control. The duo must work together to stop the aliens, while trying to avoid driving each other insane.[1]

Voice cast

Production

In September 2021, it was reported that a film based on the Looney Tunes Cartoons series was in development at Warner Bros. Animation, focusing on Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.[4] Kevin Costello, who previously wrote Warner Animation Group's Tom & Jerry released earlier that year, was announced as writer, with Pete Browngardt returning from Looney Tunes Cartoons as executive producer and director.[1]

Bob Bergen, who voiced Porky Pig in Looney Tunes Cartoons confirmed that he would not be reprising the role.[5]

Release

The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie was originally set to be released on HBO Max, and the "ACME Night" block on Cartoon Network.[4] However on August 22, 2022, it was reported the film would no longer be released in HBO Max nor Cartoon Network, and that instead would be shopped around to other streaming services.[6] On October 26, 2023, it was announced that the film would get a theatrical release and GFM Animation was handling worldwide distribution sales; the studio launched sales at the American Film Market from October 31 to November 5, 2023, where first look footage was shown.[7] It is expected to be released in Q2 2024.[7]

Marketing

The film was promoted during the Warner Bros. Discovery panel at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, where the film's title was unveiled.[2] An early animation clip for the film was released on September 22, 2022.[8] The film was shown during the Warner Bros. Animation panel at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.[8] Montreal studio TONIC DNA provided traditional animation for the film.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (September 1, 2021). "WarnerMedia Kids & Family Launching 'ACME Night' Block Sept. 19". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on March 20, 2023. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (July 25, 2022). "Looney Tunes Panel Shares Witch Hazel Special, LTC Movie, 'Tiny Toons Looniversity'". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on September 27, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "THE DAY THE EARTH BLEW UP - GFM Animation". GFM Animation. Archived from the original on November 6, 2023. Retrieved December 11, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "WarnerMedia Kids & Family Launches New Family Destination, ACME Night, Sundays on Cartoon Network Starting Sept. 19 and HBO Max Next Year" (Press release). WarnerMedia. September 1, 2021. Archived from the original on September 26, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  5. ^ Bergen, Bob [@BobBergen] (September 22, 2022). "Nope, not I." (Tweet). Retrieved September 22, 2022 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (August 22, 2022). "Batman Series, Urkel Holiday Movie Among Animated Projects Not Moving Forward at HBO Max, Will Be Shopped". TVLine. Archived from the original on September 26, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Barraclough, Leo (October 26, 2023). "Looney Tunes Movie The Day the Earth Blew Up Launching at AFM From Warner Bros. Animation, GFM Animation (Exclusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on October 26, 2023. Retrieved October 26, 2023.
  8. ^ a b Taylor, Drew (September 22, 2022). "Watch a Clip from New Looney Tunes Movie The Day the Earth Blew Up (Exclusive Video)". The Wrap. Archived from the original on September 25, 2022. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  9. ^ "TONIC DNA on LinkedIn: Watch a Clip from New 'Looney Tunes' Movie 'The Day the Earth Blew Up'…". www.linkedin.com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2023. Retrieved December 10, 2023.