Bugs, Daff, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang will give their regards to Broadway in Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical, coming soon to HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
From Warner Bros. Animation, the original animated family movie event will feature original dynamic song and dance numbers and new orchestrations from the Warner Bros. library of legendary movie musicals. The news was announced during the WBA presentation at Annecy today.
“Bugs Bunny on Broadway? Yes, please!” enthused Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros. “This musical gives off old Hollywood and Broadway vibes while offering a new, modern way to sing along to this one-of-a-kind Looney Tunes movie with the whole family.”
Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, added, “Mayhem and music have helped define the comedic genius of the Looney Tunes for decades. It is a pairing that has created some of the greatest cartoons of our time, and it’s going to be a thrill to add our own musical stamp to these characters.”
After starring in a long-running Looney Tunes Broadway smash production, an exhausted Bugs Bunny decides it’s time to trade in sold-out shows for life as a regular rabbit. Ever the spotlight opportunist, Daffy Duck attempts to step into the lead role, but his star ambitions are quickly sidetracked when he is kidnapped by an obsessive fan who has more sinister plans for her favorite stage duck. With his ticket to Broadway retirement in danger, Bugs sets off on a rescue mission to find Daffy and, with the help of his Looney Tunes co-stars, hopefully, his joy of performing again.
Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical features an all-star creative team with screenplay and lyrics by Emmy Award winner Ariel Dumas (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and music and orchestration by Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Grammy winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal).
Veteran animator Brandon Jeffords (Vivo, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) serves as director and supervising producer. Sam Register serves as executive producer.