Elmer Fudd And Yosemite Sam Will No Longer Carry Guns In Looney Tunes Reboot And People Aren’t Happy

Elmer Fudd is going to have to find a new way to hunt Bugs Bunny.

The new “Looney Tunes Cartoons” reboot which premiered last week on the streaming service HBO Max will no longer feature guns in response to US gun violence according to executive producer Peter Browngardt who spoke to the NY Times last week.

Via NY Times

The old “Looney Tunes” violence is here, too: the sticks of dynamite, the intricate booby traps, the anvils and bank safes dropped on unsuspecting heads.

“We’re not doing guns,” Browngardt said. “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in.”

In the short preview clip posted by HBO on Youtube, Fudd’s rifle was replaced by a scythe.

People didn’t seem happy about HBO’s decision to take away Elmer’s rifle and voiced their displeasure on Twitter.

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