– But Other Mayhem Is Okay — Deadline
Elmer J. Fudd will have to find another way to bag that wascally wabbit, Bugs Bunny, during hunting season. Because in the updated Looney Tunes cartoons streaming on HBO Max, he won’t be allowed to have a rifle, according to a report. In the new versions of the classic cartoons, Fudd will still be hunting, but will use a scythe. That’s a modification in response to US gun violence, according to a report.
Showrunner Peter Browngardt says Fudd will carry a scythe instead of a gun. But he promises plenty of “cartoony violence” like TNT, anvils, and the classic “ACME stuff”. The new shorts launched last month with the new HBO Max streaming service.