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Comic science fiction
|Created by||Adam Trevor Grant
Joseph Louis Grant
|Developed by||Andy Rex|
|Written by||Adam Trevor Grant
Joseph Louis Grant
|Directed by||Dan Fausett
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Narrated by||Candi Milo|
|Composer(s)||Thomas Chase Jones|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Sander Schwartz|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Warner Bros. Animation|
|Original network||The WB (2005–06)
The CW (2006–07)
|Original release||September 17, 2005– May 5, 2007|
Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated series produced by Warner Bros. Animation that ran on the Kids' WB for two seasons from 2005 to 2007 in the United States, Teletoon in Canada, Kids Central (now known as Okto) in Singapore, Cartoon Network's Boomerang in Australia, Cartoon Network in the UK, Italy, Southeast Asia and Latin America, and XHGC in Mexico. It is still broadcasting on Clan TVE.
The series was based/inspired on the Looney Tunes cartoon characters, with the series described by Warner Bros. as an "action-comedy." Loonatics Unleashed is meant to be a mixture of the Looney Tunes shorts' irreverent style of humor and a modern action animated series, with the characters designed in a more action cartoon inspired style. Unlike previous Looney Tunes-related shows, Loonatics Unleashed has a darker tone and takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting, as well as multiple minor story arcs.
The Looney Tunes TV franchise went on hiatus after Loonatics Unleashed ended, until The Looney Tunes Show was released in 2011.
The events of Loonatics Unleashed occur in the year 2772, the year that a meteor strikes the fictional city-planet of Acmetropolis, knocking it completely off its original axis. Instead of destroying the planet, the meteor crashes in a waterfront, releasing waves of supernatural energies causing six of the planet's residents' genetic codes to be severely altered, granting them special abilities and strengths. A mysterious and powerful woman called Zadavia calls upon six of the affected residents to form a team of superheroes. She becomes their commander, dispatching them for the purpose of combating any and all threats to Acmetropolis and its citizens. The newly formed team is known as the Loonatics and reside on the 134th floor of a large tower. These characters are the descendants of the classic Looney Tunes characters, according to multiple press releases and official sources. Descendants of other Looney Tunes are unverified, though they can be inferred in certain situations.
It is later revealed that Zadavia is in fact an alien and had used her powers to knock the meteor slightly off-course, preventing the total destruction of the planet. It is also revealed that a mysterious figure later revealed to be Zadavia's older brother named Optimatus caused the meteor to strike Acmetropolis and destroy the city-planet.
In the second season, the show takes on a lighter tone and many more descendants of other Looney Tunes character are introduced, the majority of which only appear once in the series. The super villain characters from the previous season are rarely mentioned or appear. Zadavia becomes a less mysterious figure and regularly participates with the Loonatics in their adventures. Two more aliens from Zadavia's home planet are also introduced, Deuce and Keyboard Man. In the season's finale, the Loonatics are temporarily joined by Sylth Vester, and Optimatus is replaced by Deuce as the series arch villain.
- Ace Bunny: descendant of Bugs Bunny. Before the meteor hit the city, Ace worked as a stunt rabbit in the movies.
- Lexi Bunny: descendant of Lola Bunny. Before the meteor hit the city, Lexi was trying out to become a cheerleader at Acmetropolis University.
- Danger Duck: descendant of Daffy Duck. Before the meteor hit the city, Duck was employed as a pool boy.
- Slam Tasmanian: descendant of the Tasmanian Devil. Before the meteor hit the city, Slam was a fighter in a ring. Due to the nature of his combat, it is implied that he was a pro wrestler in staged fights.
- Tech E. Coyote: descendant of Wile E. Coyote. Before the meteor hit the city, Tech was a college student at the Acme Institute; although it was never explicitly stated, it is implied he was kicked out under the pretense of being "mad" after one of the faculty misused his machine. Though, in his defense, he installed the self-destruct button for extra credit.
- Rev Runner: the Road Runner's descendant. Before the meteor hit the city, Rev was a delivery boy.
Principal voice cast
- Charlie Schlatter - Ace Bunny
- Jessica DiCicco - Lexi Bunny
- Jason Marsden - Danger Duck, Rupes Oberon
- Candi Milo - Zadavia, Harriet Runner, Misty Breeze, Queen Grannicus
- Rob Paulsen - Rev Runner, Gorlop, Mr. Leghorn (2nd time)
- Kevin Michael Richardson - Slam Tasmanian, Tech E. Coyote
Additional voice cast
- Charlie Adler - Optimatus
- Joe Alaskey - Melvin the Martian, Sylth Vester, Royal Tweetums, Stoney the Stone
- Dee Bradley Baker - Otto the Odd
- Jeff Bennett - Professor Zane, Dr. Fidel Chroniker
- Bob Bergen - Pinkster Pig
- Corey Burton - Additional voices
- Dan Castellaneta - Additional voices
- Bootsy Collins - Boötes Belinda
- Jim Cummings - Additional voices
- Kaley Cuoco - Weather Vane
- Tim Curry - Ringmaster
- Grey DeLisle - Apocazons
- Michael Clarke Duncan - Massive
- Jeannie Elias - Additional voices
- Bill Farmer - Mr. Leghorn (1st time)
- David Faustino - Time Skip
- Vivica A. Fox - Black Velvet
- Mark Hamill - Adolpho
- Florence Henderson - Mallory Mastermind
- Mikey Kelley - Rip Runner
- Tom Kenny - Gunnar the Conqueror
- Maurice LaMarche - Ophiuchus Sam, Pierre Le Pew
- Phil LaMarr - Drake Sypher
- Daran Norris - Alien Dad, Ralph Runner
- Khary Payton - General Deuce
- Cree Summer - Additional voices
- James Arnold Taylor - Bugsy the Bug
- Simon Templeman - Dr. Dare
- Billy West - Electro J. Fudd, Sagittarius Stomper
- Serena Williams - Queen Athena
|DVD name||Release date||Ep #||Additional information|
|The Complete First Season||March 13, 2007||13||Features: Loonatics Unleashed: Villain Invasion.|
|The Complete Second Season||August 14, 2007||13||No Additional Features.|
- George Gene Gustines (2005-06-06). "It's 2772. Who Loves Ya, Tech E. Coyote?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
- Loonatics Unleashed Episode 6: The Comet Cometh
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