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HBO Max Releases 'Looney Tunes Cartoons' Season 2 & 'Jellystone' Trailers


HBO Max has a rich library of animation that draws on the history of studios such as Warner Bros Animation, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, DC and Hanna Barbera. They have also invested heavily in commissioning original animation for the service. A considerable amount of this has been based on established properties owned by the studios that are under the WarnerMedia umbrella.

The best known of these was probably the new Looney Tunes Cartoons. The brand new shorts brought back Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian and a host of classic characters in films made by some of the best animation talents of today. Following the (mainly) warm reception from fans, HBO Max has now debuted a new trailer for the upcoming second season. The first batch of 10 episodes from the new series will arrive on July 8.  

In the new season Bugs will take to the court to play street basketball, no doubt a nod to this summer's big-screen (and HBO Max-bound) Space Jam sequel. Daffy will offer his services to Porky as an emotional support duck and there will be new shorts featuring Tweety and Sylvester, Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote, Taz, Foghorn Leghorn and other fan favourites.

Meanwhile new for this summer is Jellystone, a new series from Warner Bros Animation based on characters created by Hanna-Barbera. As the title suggests, the series will feature Yogi "smarter than the average" Bear and Boo Boo but this is not the Jellystone Park of old. In this reimagined update, Jellystone is now a town- one populated by the many stars from HB's heyday including Snagglepuss, Top Cat, Captain Caveman, Huckleberry Hound, Doggie Daddy, Jabberjaw and many more.

The original shows may be fondly remembered but in animation terms, they were extremely basic. Hanna-Barbera's successful development of limited animation techniques was a key reason for their long reign in TV animation. The new, modern style is going to irk some purists but gives the show a real energy and sense of fun. It doesn't look like anything much else on TV- it might remind you of the popular web animator Cas Van de Pol. The new show is developed by Chowder and Harvey Beaks' C.H Greenblatt who serves and showrunner and directed by Careen Ingle and Hannah Ayoubi.  Jellystone premieres on July 29.