Elmer Fudd ditches rifle in new ‘Looney Tunes’ cartoons

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Elmer Fudd will no longer carry a rifle in HBO Max’s new collection of “Looney Tunes” cartoons.

According to the New York Times, the first short, titled “Dynamite Dance,” has the feel of old school Looney Tunes.

In the video, Bugs Bunny goes after Elmer with dynamite.

However, Fudd will no longer carry his token rifle, nor will Yosemite Sam will carry pistols.

“We’re not doing guns,” series executive producer Peter Browngardt said.

News of the change to the character went viral on social media Sunday.

Browngardt says that “cartoony violence,” such as the explosive TNT, will be done, as it “was kind of grandfathered in” to Looney Tunes.

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