Once again, Amid Amidi over at CartoonBrew is once again crapping all over the artists is supposedly supports. Warner Bros announced today that they are releasing a new animated series starring the classic Loony Tunes characters, and of course this is just a sacrilege in his eyes. He goes on the trash the professionalism of the artists who produced it as well as calling it “fan-art”. The bottom line is, the Looney Tunes characters have gone through multiple design revisions over their long life time, and they are once again getting a new treatment. Personally, I think that Bug’s head is a bit too large for my taste, but other than that I feel the art that is being so harshly judged here is not as bad as Amid is making it out to be.
My problem with this is that Amid claims to be “leading the animation conversation”, but what in truth he is really doing is standing on his soap box while throwing the artists he supposedly is on the side of under the bus to get ad clicks on his site. Amid has come a long way since he used to do “Animation Blast” back in the 90′s as he no longer gives personal opinions without going for a snarky cheap shot and reducing his thoughts to that of an angry twelve year old. I feel that Amid has never been able to do animation himself, so he now writes about it as a “critic”, and takes every opportunity to put his cronies from Spumco up on a pedestal whenever possible.
Will this new Looney Tunes series be any good? That has yet to be seen as the only thing we’ve seen as of this writing is a single still image. It appears that our classic characters are now living in suburbia and are neighbors of sorts. Will this work? Who knows. I know that its got to be better than “Loonatics Unleashed”.