It may be cold outside but, inside, firecrackers are about to go off! That’s because from Saturday, 26th of June, the iconic Looney Tunes is back in a brand-new show starring legendary cartoon favourites such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and many other beloved characters. If you are wondering, “what’s up?” then wonder no more! This brand-new show brings the audience new, fast-paced, and gag-driven situations in a familiar setting with classic pairings.
For over six decades, the manic and hilarious world of Looney Tunes dominated Saturday morning cartoons, and Boomerang is bringing all your favourite misadventures back in this brand-new animated show! In this updated version, Taz takes on Bugs Bunny in a Roman coliseum; Daffy and Porky continue their misadventures from skydiving to solving the mystery of Porky’s missing pants; fan-favourites Sylvester and Tweety, along with Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, also come along for the ride in these all-new animated episodes.
The launch of the new Looney Tunes will kickstart great programming because Boomerang’s young viewers will be treated to a walk down memory lane with the Space Jam (1996) movie being broadcast on Saturday, 10th of July, one week ahead of the 16th of July premiere of the new live-action/animated sports comedy film, Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), in South African theatres. The original Space Jam follows Bugs Bunny from the Looney Tunes group’s abduction of Michael Jordan after his retirement, after which he asks him to play a match to defeat the Nerdlucks, a criminal alien group led by Mister Swackhammer.
The sequel features basketball champion and global icon LeBron James: When the star and his youngest son Dom – who dreams of being a video game developer rather than follow his father’s footsteps – find themselves trapped in Serververse, a virtual space ruled by a rogue A.I. named Al-G Rhythm, LeBron must save his son and get them home safely by leading Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to win a basketball match against Al-G’s digitized champions on the court, the Goon Squad: a team of powered-up virtual avatars of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before.
Looney Tunes Cartoons is the series adults have been waiting for to introduce to their kids, so there’s plenty of comic mayhem and mishaps for everyone this June. Tune in to Boomerang on DStv channel 302 for your share of the fun!
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About Boomerang Africa
Home to your favourite cartoon characters, Boomerang Africa gives kids aged 4-7 years old, and their families, more to laugh about in a safe space. Boomerang is filled with pure universal fun and surprises as seen from a kids’ perspective. Reaching eight million people in South Africa alone, the channel is the #2 most popular kids channel in French speaking Africa and holds top spot in the ‘Coolest Animated Brand or Entertainment Characters’ category in South Africa with the famous cat and mouse frenemies, Tom & Jerry. Boomerang’s programming includes other favourite TV shows such as Mr Bean, Wacky Races, New Looney Tunes, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, as well as new Boomerang originals, Taffy and The Happos Family, alongside local African Boomerang productions such as Safari Comedy Show and WOOALA!.
Boomerang is a brand owned by WarnerMedia.