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HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Meets ‘Looney Tunes’ Cartoons (Video)
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True Detective As Looney Tunes

It’s always difficult to figure out how someone gets the idea that one thing will match up really well with something completely different. But it happens all the time, for whatever reason.

The folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live are an example of this, having somehow come to the conclusion that HBO’s most recent hit original drama, True Detective, which just recently ended its first season run, could synch up effectively with clips from various Looney Tunes cartoons. Whodathunkit?

Click on over to the other side to check out the video. True Detective itself isn’t shown at all, but there is audio from the show if you’ve not yet seen it.

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Deal: ‘Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol 1-6’ DVD Box Set
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Looney Tunes Golden Collection Box

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol 1-6, a 6-volume 24-disc DVD compendium of some of the greatest animated cartoons to come from the Warner Brothers studio, is on sale today from Amazon for only $64.99, an incredible deal that’s more than half the list price of $145.00!

Without question, the animated shorts that came from Warner Brothers still stand today as one of the upper echelon bodies of work of the entire animation genre itself. Making the focus on comedy , they were in sharp contrast to the output coming from the Walt Disney studios at the time (the mid 20th century). Sporting a rather rebellious, anarchic feel to them, they delighted and continue to delight scores of generations of fans globally. They also manifested superstars and legendary characters such as Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Elmer Fudd, and of course, one of the great characters in the history of cartoons itself, the irrepressible, take-no-prisoners, do whatever it takes to snare your opponent and outwit him, the one-of-a-kind, once in a lifetime, Bugs Bunny.

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Contest: Looney Tunes Coffee Table Book
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Looney TunesTo celebrate the premiere of the animated series Looney Tunes 2011, a new YouTube page called What Tunes You On has been launched to showcase some of the best moments from the animated classic Looney Tunes.

In conjunction with this event, we here at Geeks of Doom are giving away a The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons coffee table book to one lucky winner!

One (1) winner will receive:

  • One (1) Looney Tunes Coffee Table Book

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

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Don’t Act So Surprised: Live-Action Bugs Bunny Movie Coming
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The list of classic cartoon characters that have been given a live-action/CGI makeover has grown so great it’s hard to even keep track anymore. One area that has remained relatively unscathed is Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes properties, which last saw a movies in 1996’s Space Jam and 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back In Action — both of which mixed live-action and the classic hand-drawn cartoon animation we all know.

Now comes word of a brand new movie featuring the undisputed king of Looney Tunes characters, Bugs Bunny. Deadline reports that WB has hired David Berenbaum to work on the screenplay for the movie — currently being called simply Bugs Bunny — that will, as is customary these days, mix computer animated characters with live actors and settings. Berenbaum previously scripted the now holiday staple Elf, The Haunted Mansion, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

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Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse: George Lopez To Voice ‘Speedy Gonzales’
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This is fairly old news, but things have been a little slow lately, so why not.

As we impatiently wait for all of the MGM financial drama to be settled so that they (or someone) and New Line Cinema can deliver us The Hobbit, other movies are being set in motion to pass the time.

It’s being reported that New Line has begun development on a brand new live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of the popular Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales. The studio has hired writers Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen to pen the script. The duo started strong working on Toy Story but have since done titles like Cheaper by the Dozen, the Garfield movies, Evan Almighty, Daddy Day Camp, and the upcoming Walter the Farting Dog (I can’t WAIT to see the trailer for that bad boy).

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