If you’re tuning into the new “Looney Tunes Cartoons” on HBO Max, you may notice a slight edit made to the classic show’s “wabbit” hunter.
In the 2020 reboot, producers decided that Elmer Fudd would no longer carry a gun in his endless pursuit of Bugs Bunny. Neither will any other characters for that matter.
“We’re not doing guns,” showrunner Peter Browngardt told The New York Times.
Browngardt said other forms of “Looney Tunes” violence is still baked into the show, whether that involve sticks of dynamite, intricate booby traps, falling anvils or bank safes.
“But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in,” Browngardt added.
It seems Elmer Fudd may have a new weapon of choice in the show. In a scene titled “Dynamite Dance,” he’s seen chasing Bugs with a scythe before the famous bunny outsmarts him with sticks of dynamite.
Producers of the show are wrapping production on the first 1,000 minutes of cartoons, which comes to about 200 cartoons in all, The Times reports.
The “Looney Tunes” reboot premiered on HBO Max on May 27, with a total of 30 shorts in 10 episodes.