Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Cartoon Shows That Never Were #2 -- "Mixed Nutz" -- Part 3 -- Snooper, Blabber, Daffy, Top Cat & Wile E. Coyote

More images from "Mixed Nutz," a proposed animated TV show that teams the Looney Tunes characters with the classic Hanna-Barbera stars.  

I pitched "Mixed Nutz" to Warner Bros. back in 2008, and they green-lit it to pilot.  Then they withdrew the green-light when a new regime was hired to run Warner Bros. Television Animation.   

So the pilot was never made.  All that remains of "Mixed Nutz" are these pieces of cartoon art that I pulled together at the time...along with some written material, including the show bible, springboards, some scripted segments, and a first draft of the pilot script featuring Bugs, Daffy, Yogi and other cast members.  

Above:  Duck Twacy teams up with detec-a-tives Snooper, Blabber and Huckleberry Hound in this comedy spin on the "Law and Order" franchise.


After years of failure out in the desert, Wile E. Coyote tries his luck at finding food in the suburbs, only to encounter Top Cat and his gang, who have fled the city in search of greener pastures...and easier marks.  

More to come...


  1. Tom Ruegger,

    Imagine if these symbiosis involving the Looney Tunes gang and the Hanna-Barbera characters gave good results...

  2. I have always thought it would be great to mix up the Looney Tunes characters with Hanna-Barbera characters. My idea was more of a direct-to-DVD movie idea. Imagine Bugs Bunny with a picnic basket in Jellystone Park. What if Huckleberry Hound was a new ranger at the park and the Tasmanian Devil showed up? The possibilities are endless.

  3. I would've liked a series like this, since Warner Bros. created "Looney Tunes" and owns almost all of the Hanna-Barbera library.