Warner Bros. Animation announced today that it has cast a number of award-winning toon voicers for the latest evolution of the classic Looney Tunes characters. Slated to premiere on Kids WB! this fall, Loonatics Unleashed will feature the vocal talents of Emmy winner Rob Paulsen (Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs), Emmy nominee Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman, The Matrix Revolutions), Annie nominee Candi Milo (Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends ¡Mucha Lucha!) Charlie Schlatter (Pet Alien, Butt-Ugly Martians), Jason Marsden (Spirited Away, Static Shock) and newcomer Jessica DiCicco (The Buzz on Maggie).
Loonatics Unleashed is an action-comedy-adventure series that leaps seven hundred years into the future and introduces the superheroic descendants of the Looney Tunes gang. Living in the year 2772, in the perpetual twilight of Acmetropolis, are Ace Bunny (Schlatter), Lexi Bunny (DiCicco), Danger Duck (Marsdsen), Spaz B. Wilde (Richardson) Rev Runner (Paulsen) and Tech E. Coyote (Richardson). Milo voices the mysterious Zadavia, who dispatches the Loonatic team on their top secret missions.
Guest stars lined up to join the Loonatics include Academy Award-nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (Sin City, The Green Mile), Emmy winner Tim Curry (Valiant, The Wild Thornberrys), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Missing), Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, The Batman) and Phil LaMarr (Pulp Fiction, Mad TV).
Curry will play a nefarious carnival barker bent on mutating all of Acmetropolis. Other episodes will Duncan playing a gravity-defying social menace who does his best to bring the Loonatics down, while Fox voices a nocturnal villainess bent on blinding all around her with smooth-as-velvet traps. Henderson will show up as an embittered academic rival of Tech E. Coyote and Kenny trades his pineapple under the sea for a throne as a futuristic robotic Viking. Finally, LaMarr plays an envious athlete who covets the Loonatics’ amazing super powers.
"Were thrilled to have such an incredibly talented voice cast and innovative creative team bringing this all new show to life," comments Warner Bros. Animation president Sander Schwartz. "As it joins the Warner Bros. family, this Looney Tunes-inspired series for new generations of cartoon fans is sure to be an exciting addition to the lineup of hit shows on Kids WB!."
"As we broaden our audience with more dual-gender programming, Loonatics Unleashed is a perfect fit for Kids WB!, with larger than life action, irreverent comedy and relatable characters, offering something for everyone," adds Betsy McGowen, senior VP and general manager of Kids WB!
Loonatics Unleashed is produced by Warner Bros. Animation under the guidance of exec producer Sander Schwartz, Emmy Award-nominated producer Ron Myrick, story editor Rick Copp and creative execs Christopher Keenan and Megan Casey.