Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wacky Wabbit Is Back in CGI

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wacky Wabbit Is Back in CGI

Article excerpt

HE first made his name as the nonchalant, fast-talking rabbit from Brooklyn, in sharp animated ashortsa of the 1940s.

Now Bugs Bunny is to make his 3D, CGI cinematic comeback.

Hollywood studio Warner Brothers is believed to be developing a film starring the inimitable rabbit, which will be a mixture of live action and CGI, designed to revive the character for a contemporary audience.

It will be written by David Berenbaum, who scripted the 2003 comedy, Elf, starring Will Ferrell.

While Bugs Bunny has made a couple of cinematic appearances since his post-war heyday a he was last seen in Looney Tunes: Back in Action, a 2003 film featuring a host of classic animated characters a he has not been the central star in a film for many decades.

Some might question the success of his 3D reincarnation, and whether young audiences still have an appetite for the 70-year-old bunny rabbit.

Bugs was among the most memorable characters to emerge in the golden age of American animation in the late 1930s and early 1940s, which continued until the 1980s when the Saturday morning cartoon slot began to lose its audience appeal. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.