Elmer Fudd Doesn't Use Guns in the 'Looney Tunes' Reboot and Twitter Isn't Impressed

He carries a scythe instead
Elmer Fudd Doesn't Use Guns in the 'Looney Tunes' Reboot and Twitter Isn't Impressed
Classic Warner Bros. cartoon Looney Tunes recently got rebooted at HBO Max, which means the return of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam. The nostalgia-heavy series is operating much like it used to, but with one small difference: the latter antagonists have to operate their devious plans without the use of firearms.

The rebooted series, titled Looney Tunes Cartoons, has all its usual violence and weapons including dynamite, booby traps and anvils — but apparently executive producer Peter Browngardt has drawn the line at cartoon gun violence, according to a new interview with the New York Times.

"We're not doing guns," Browngardt told the publication. "But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in."

The series has plenty of the other classic Warner Bros. weaponry, as Browngardt mentions, and aside from the removal of firearms, the reboot is just as violent as ever, with Fudd and Sam using bladed weapons like scythes in place of a gun.

Twitter has since caught on to the changes, with users offering a variety of reactions to the removal of firearms.

While a small group of people are happy to see the guns removed from the cartoon, others are outraged at the violation of Fudd and Sam's second amendment rights. The middle-ground protestors, meanwhile, are accusing HBO and Warner of hypocrisy at the removal of firearms when so many other weapons remain. Nearly everyone is confused with the decision, to say the least. 

Even more confusingly, Browngardt says some of the forthcoming material for the new children's series trudges into pretty disturbing subjects, including a cameo from Satan, the "ghost" of Tweety and an instance that sees Porky Pig sucking snake venom out of Daffy Duck's leg. 

"Some of them have maybe gone a little too far, so they might come out in a different format," Browngardt said. "Maybe they'll come out packaged for an Adult Swim type of thing."

See a clip of the rebooted series featuring Elmer Fudd's flashy new scythe below, and scroll down to find Twitter's varied reactions.