Looney Tunes Movie ‘The Day the Earth Blew Up’ Spectacular Debut at Annecy

“It’s been a long road,” director Pete Browngardt told the audience about the first fully animated film featuring the popular characters.

The highly anticipated Looney Tunes movie, “The Day the Earth Blew Up,” had its premiere during a late-night event at the Annecy Animation Festival in France. Director Pete Browngardt and Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register took the stage to introduce the film, which centers on the beloved Looney Tunes characters Porky Pig and Daffy Duck, both voiced by Eric Bauza. The movie, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is set to hit theaters later this year, though an exact release date has yet to be announced.

A Labor of Love

During the introduction, Browngardt shared the journey behind the making of the film. “It’s been a long road. We worked four years on this. It’s 2D-animated. We put our hearts and souls into this, so I hope you enjoy it tonight,” he said. His remarks highlighted the dedication and passion poured into bringing this project to life, a sentiment echoed by the enthusiastic response from the audience.

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Praise for Vision

Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation, praised Browngardt’s vision for the film. “Annecy is the best place to premiere this movie because the Looney Tunes are very important characters,” Register stated. “This is a very important movie because these characters mean so much to us and to the animation community. There was no one I trusted more in making a full-length animated movie about these characters than Pete Browngardt.” Register’s comments underscored the significance of the film within the broader context of animation and the enduring legacy of the Looney Tunes characters.

The Plot

“The Day the Earth Blew Up” marks the first fully animated Looney Tunes feature to be released theatrically. The film follows the classic animated odd couple, Porky Pig and Daffy Duck, as they stumble upon a secret alien mind control plot while working at a local bubble gum factory. Their discovery sets off a series of comedic and heroic events as they attempt to save their town—and the world—from the alien threat. The movie promises a delightful mix of humor and adventure, staying true to the spirit of the original Looney Tunes cartoons.

A New Chapter for Looney Tunes

The film’s premiere comes in the wake of Warner Bros.’ decision not to release “Coyote vs. Acme,” a hybrid live-action and CG animation movie featuring Wile E. Coyote, which starred John Cena and Will Forte. This makes “The Day the Earth Blew Up” an even more significant milestone as it becomes the first fully animated Looney Tunes feature to embark on a theatrical run.

Reception and Anticipation

The debut of “The Day the Earth Blew Up” at Annecy was met with boisterous laughter and applause, signaling a warm reception from the festival attendees. The film’s blend of classic characters, modern animation, and an engaging storyline has set high expectations among fans and critics alike.

As the release date approaches, audiences can look forward to a nostalgic yet fresh adventure with Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. Stay tuned to our site for more updates and exclusive content on this and other exciting upcoming animated features.