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WTH WB?!?! Elmer Fudd Can’t Carry a Gun Anymore?!?!

Not sure why I care about this so much, but I DO!

Elmer Fudd is going to have a MUCH harder time catching Bugs Bunny in the new Looney Tunes cartoons airing on HBO Max because Elmer’s not allowed to carry a gun anymore. And neither can other characters (you know, like Yosemite Sam).

Obviously, the change was made as a response to gun violence in the U.S., but one of the producers says “cartoony violence [like] TNT [and] the Acme stuff” is still allowed.

Elmer actually got his gun taken away a while back, but nobody noticed. In a Looney Tunes short called Dynamite Dance that hit YouTube last year (2019), he goes after Bugs with a SCYTHE — you know, the thing the Grim Reaper carries. You can watch that cartoon above.

But Bugs proceeds to blow Elmer up repeatedly with what appears to be a metric ton of dynamite.

Things may not be TOO sanitized though. The producer says, quote, “We’re going through this wave of anti-bullying, ‘everyone needs to be friends,’ ‘everyone needs to get along.’

“Looney Tunes is pretty much the antithesis of that.  It’s two characters in conflict, sometimes getting pretty violent.”

 

[Source: Deadline]

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