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Looney Tunes 2
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jimmy Hayward
Produced by Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Written by Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Eyal Podell
Jonathon E. Stewart
Based on Looney Tunes
by Warner Bros.
Starring Will McCormack
Barney Harwood
Kristen Bell
Ty Burrell
Emma Bell
Steve Buscemi
Jim Cummings
Ken Jeong
Sally Field
Dan Fogler
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Edited by Ryan Folsey
Vanara Taing
Production companies Warner Animation Group
Reel FX Animation Studios
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date March 3, 2024 (United States)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $120 million
Box office $723 million


Looney Tunes 2 is a 2024 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Warner Animation Group for distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures. Jimmy Hayward directed the film. Producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone wrote the film with Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart. Will McCormack, Barney Harwood, Kristen Bell, Ty Burrell, Emma Bell, Steve Buscemi, and Jim Cummings reprise their roles from the original film with Ken Jeong, Sally Field, and Dan Fogler joining the cast.

Looney Tunes 2 was released theatrically in the United States on March 3, 2024. It grossed $723 million worldwide, and surpassed its predecessor as the highest-grossing Looney Tunes film and becoming one of most profitable 2024 animated films. Like its predecessor, Looney Tunes 2 was met with generally positive reviews, with critics praising the animation, character development, Mark Mothersbaugh's musical score, and the actors' portrayal of the Looney Tunes. At the 97th Academy Awards, the film received a nomination for Best Animated Feature, losing to The Friendly Lion.

Plot

One year after the events of the first film, the Looney Tunes live in perfect harmony. Suddenly, Witch Hazel (Sally Field) announces her plans to destroy the relationship between Bugs Bunny (Will McCormack) and Lola Bunny (Kristen Bell), to everyone's horror. She kidnaps Lola and heads to her haunted house. Devastated, Bugs resolves to save her with the help of his friends: Daffy Duck (Barney Harwood), Porky Pig (Ty Burrell), Tweety (Emma Bell), Sylvester the Cat (Steve Buscemi), and Tasmanian Devil (Jim Cummings).

They end up in a casino and try to ask the costumers for help, but their lack of ability of gamble offends Yosemite Sam (Dan Fogler), Nasty Canasta (also voiced by Cummings) and Cottontail Smith (Todd Hansen), who throw them in jail. At that moment, Speedy Gonzales (Ken Jeong) busts them free. Yosemite Sam, Nasty, and Cottontail chase the group to a river leading to Hazel's haunted house.

Meanwhile, Bugs, Daffy, Speedy, Porky, Tweety, Sylvester, and Taz reach the town near the haunted house. However, Hazel, having to have discovered their arrival, intercepts Bugs and has Count Bloodcount (also voiced by Cummings) take Lola. Bugs loses hope when Hazel lies to him by claiming the best way to make Lola happy is to let her go, and runs off distraught. Hazel, Bloodcount, and Yosemite Sam discuss plans for a potion that Bloodcount can use to make Lola love him. This is overheard by Bugs, Daffy, Speedy, Porky, Tweety, Sylvester and Taz, who have regained confidence after realizing Lola needs him after all.

They enlist the help of Gossamer (A.J. Buckley), and use one of Hazel's potions to grow him into a giant and return to the haunted house, which has been decorated in anticipation of a wedding between Lola and Bloodcount, and the Looney Tunes hypnotized by Hazel are the audience. Bugs is too late to prevent Bloodcount from kissing Lola, but instead of falling in love with Bloodcount, Lola knocks him out with a headbutt. Yosemite Sam, having had a change of heart, betrays Hazel and reveals that he gave the potion to Bugs, where upon the now-enraged Hazel attacks Bugs. In the scuffle, Bugs throws the potion in front of a strike of Hazel's magic, destroying it and instantly snapping the hypnotized Looney Tunes out of their spell. Foiled, Hazel lashes out at Bugs for ruining everything.

Bugs makes a heartfelt speech to convince Hazel that Looney Tunes should work together despite their difference, and that it is not necessary to make potions for a wedding, and Hazel eagerly accepts Bugs' offer of friendship. Bugs and Lola embrace, and the Looney Tunes celebrate.

Cast

  • Will McCormack as Bugs Bunny
  • Barney Harwood as Daffy Duck
  • Kristen Bell as Lola Bunny
  • Ty Burrell as Porky Pig
  • Emma Bell as Tweety
  • Steve Buscemi as Sylvester the Cat
  • Jim Cummings as:
    • Tasmanian Devil
    • Nasty Canasta
    • Count Bloodcount
    • the Carrot Monster
  • Ken Jeong as Speedy Gonzales
  • Sally Field as Witch Hazel
  • Dan Fogler as Yosemite Sam
  • Ron Funches as Marvin The Martian
  • A.J. Buckley as
    • Wile E. Coyote
    • Ralph Wolf
    • Gossamer
    • Hugo the Abominable Snowman
  • Frank Welker as Road Runner
  • Todd Hansen as
    • Cottontail Smith
    • the Devil
    • Merlin the Magic Mouse
  • Stephen Apostolina as Michigan J. Frog
  • Channing Tatum as Foghorn Leghorn
  • Zach Woods as K-9
  • Ali Wong as Queen Tyr'ahnee
  • Billy West as Elmer Fudd
  • Gabriel Bateman as Hippety Hopper
  • Isabella Rossellini as Granny
  • Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone as Rocky and Mugsy
  • Brian Cummings as Sam Sheepdog

Reception

Box office

Looney Tunes 2 opened in select theaters in the United States on March 3, 2024, and grossed $200 million in its opening weekend. By the end of its theatrical run, it had grossed $313 million in North America and $410 million overseas, for a total of $723 million worldwide. The film holds the record of being the highest-grossing Looney Tunes film (surpassing the first film), and one of the most profitable animated releases of 2024.

Critical response

Looney Tunes 2 received generally positive reviews from critics upon release. On the website aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 74% approval rating based on 234 reviews. The site's critics consensus reads, "Fans of the original Looney Tunes have been waiting for a impressively animated sequel that may not live up to the original, but its talented voice cast are still as funny as they were the last time". On Metacritic, it has a score of 66 out of 100 based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale, the same score as the first film.

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