I can’t breathe a long sigh when the two exemplars for bad firearms safety, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are revised like the cops in E.T. relegated to brandishing radios. Like Trump at St John’s church, some props don’t work. All that’s left is Porky Pig’s speech disability.
“Animators working on the new series have ensured that Elmer Fudd be more “creative” in his attempts to catch Bugs Bunny. As a result, he will use a scythe instead of a firearm.”
According to Peter Browngardt, who is executive producer of a new series of shorts recently released on HBO Max, the animated franchise will no longer be “doing guns”.
In Looney Tunes shows of old, the hapless Fudd was a big-game hunter usually armed with a shotgun.
However, in response to gun violence in the US, animators working on the new series have ensured that Fudd be more “creative” in his attempts to catch Bugs Bunny.
As a result, he will use a scythe instead of a firearm.x
Also, think about context about what's going on in the world, and how long ago our show started production. Late 2017, early 2018. Right on the heels of a record number of mass shootings, particularly the horrific one in Las Vegas. NOBODY wanted to touch guns working in media.— Michael Ruocco (@AGuyWhoDraws) June 7, 2020
Correction: I worked for nearly FIVE YEARS with these characters (3 on “Wabbit/New Looney Tunes”, 2 on “Looney Tunes Cartoons”). Still, did not care or miss the guns. We got a lot more out of wordplay, dynamite and the character's own naivety/stupidity than we ever did with guns.
— Michael Ruocco (@AGuyWhoDraws) June 7, 2020
here's one of the new Elmer vs. Bugs shorts for anyone who's planning on whining about Looney Tunes being “PC” now. not toned down!https://t.co/OYN88UAc5P
— Ã°ÂÂ§Â¨noah pasternak Ã°ÂÂ§Â¨ (@NoahPasternak) June 7, 2020
Elmer Fudd without his firearm doesn’t pass the smell test.
The history of trans inclusion within the Radical Feminist movement is a demonstrable reality that TERFs (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) take pains to hide when speaking for Radical Feminism.
To have a woman’s vagina assessed – or, as Dworkin said, “noted, remarked on, explicated, analyzed” – to authenticate her credibility, legitimacy and validity is to deploy the very patriarchy TERFs ironically assert they fight in their decades-old war on trans people.
Speaking of which are you going to believe your nose or your tearing eyes.
US Park Police spox called it a mistake to deny using tear gas earlier this wk. Acting chief then again denied using tear gas. Barr today on CBS makes clear they want the debate: Ã¢ÂÂthere were not chemical irritants. Pepper spray is not a chemical irritant.Ã¢ÂÂ https://t.co/jucaiz34jT
— Kylie Atwood (@kylieatwood) June 7, 2020