Bah, Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas is a new flick with a sparse running time of 44 minutes that still manages to feel twice as long. The originality that we old-timers love about the Looney Tunes series is punted out the window with little, if any, fanfare.
This video is just Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with Looney Tunes characters, nothing more. Daffy plays Scrooge and owns a department store that he wants to keep open during the holidays. Porky Pig plays Bob Cratchit and he has some little girl playing his porcine daughter. She’s new.
The whole thing is a mess. The animation is lousy, the voices are lousy, and the idea behind this particular atrocity is lousy. When will Warner Bros. realize that Mel Blanc is dead and gone and just give up? There are plenty of classic cartoons to release on DVD. Making new ones is pointless. This one looks like something that was done over the weekend with little, if any, forethought.
Go watch A Charlie Brown Christmas or Scrooged if you’re looking for suitable holiday fare. Hell, find a copy of any other version of A Christmas Carol and it will be a vast improvement on what has been delivered here.
Even my kids didn’t like it.