Montreal-based production company Monlove and Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment today 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.
The goal for the live show is to continue the legacy of Looney Tunes characters, settings, songs and stories which have, for decades, reflected the human condition using art, humor and history in technicolor animation. The partners are working to create an experience that offers audiences the same charm, swagger and pathos of the cartoons, combined with comedy and gravity-defying performances.
Monlove’s partners Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson will oversee the new stage extravaganza, showcasing an original story for performances around the world. Appealing to a family audience and featuring innovative video and interactive technology, it will combine outstanding music, irreverent humor, puppetry and vaudevillian arts, song, dance and mime to immerse spectators in a classic animation experience. Additional details of the new production will be announced at a later date.
“We are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment again, and excited for this opportunity to create a top-notch stage event with the much-loved Looney Tunes characters that so many of us have grown up with,” said Monlove Founder & CEO Allaire. “We can’t wait to bring them to life in a way that fans of all ages have never seen. Based on our wonderful experience creating the live stage show Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold with Warner Bros., this new collaboration promises a universe of infinite possibilities with the characters’ familiar rapid-fire gags, self-referential satire, and explosive energy.”
Peter van Roden, SVP Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with Monlove once again. Their professionalism and track record have proven they are the right team to bring our iconic Looney Tunes characters to life on stage in this all-new way. This show will allow families to come together and enjoy all the hilarious antics the Looney Tunes are known for in a unique experience.”
Allaire and Ferguson will act as executive producers for this new production and create the show’s original concept, book, music and lyrics. The collaboration is Monlove’s second association with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, following the much-anticipated live stage spectacular Scooby-Doo! and the Lost City of Gold, set to hit large-scale theaters and arenas on January 15, 2022 after a 22-month delay due to COVID-19.
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