Montreal-based production company Monlove and Warner Bros. announced a partnership to create a live theatrical and musical stage show featuring the beloved Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and many others, in an original, family-friendly story that will immerse spectators in a classic animation experience.
Looney Tunes characters, settings, songs, and stories have, for decades, been woven into a kind of technicolor canon that reflects the human condition using art, humor, and history, governed only by the limits of animation. The new live show has the same goal: an experience that offers audiences the same charm, swagger, and pathos combined with comedy and gravity-defying performances.
Bugs Bunny, one of the most recognizable animated characters in history, continues-along with his loveable friends-to entertain audiences after almost a century. Mindful of the animated series' incredible legacy, Monlove's partners Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson will oversee the new live stage extravaganza, showcasing an original story aimed for stages around the world. Appealing to a family audience and featuring innovative video and interactive technology, it will combine outstanding music, irreverent humour, puppetry and vaudevillian arts, song, dance, and mime, to immerse spectators in a classic animation experience. Plucky performers and a showcase of actors playing screwball scoundrels will enliven a cartoon landscape where each contest of wills is a comedy of wiles. production dates will be announced at a later date.