Elmer Fudd Can’t Carry A Gun Anymore – Instead He Will Use A Scythe???
Elmer Fudd is going to have a MUCH harder time catching Bugs Bunny in the new Looney Tunes cartoons airing on HBO Max, because he's not allowed to carry a gun anymore. And neither is anyone else.
Obviously, the change was made as a response to gun violence in the U.S., but one of the producers says "cartoony violence TNT the "Acme stuff" is still allowed.
Elmer actually got his gun taken away a while back, but nobody noticed. In a Looney Tunes short called "Dynamite Dance" that hit YouTube last year, he goes after Bugs with a SCYTHE . . . you know, the thing the Grim Reaper carries.
But Bugs proceeds to blow Elmer up repeatedly with what appears to be a metric ton of dynamite.
Things may not be TOO sanitized though. The producer says, quote, "We're going through this wave of anti-bullying, 'everyone needs to be friends,' 'everyone needs to get along.'
"Looney Tunes is pretty much the antithesis of that. It's two characters in conflict, sometimes getting pretty violent."