Bugs and Daffy Will Take Broadway Bows in Animated Film Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical | Playbill

Film & TV News Bugs and Daffy Will Take Broadway Bows in Animated Film Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical

Tony- and Pulitzer-winning composer Tom Kitt has signed on to the new feature from Warner Bros. Animation.

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Bugs Bunny and Tom Kitt

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck will give their regards to Broadway in Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical, a new feature-length animated film from Warner Bros. Animation for HBO Max and Cartoon Network. 

Tom Kitt—the Tony-, Pulitzer-, and Grammy-winning composer of Next to Normal—will serve as composer on the new film, alongside screenwriter and lyricist Ariel Dumas, Deadline reports. The movie will feature both new songs and dance numbers, as well as new orchestrations from the Warner Bros. catalogue of movie musicals. Animator Brandon Jeffords serves as director and supervising producer, with Sam Register serves as executive producer.

The plot will center on Bugs Bunny, intent on living as a regular rabbit as he ends his run in a hit Broadway musical. When Daffy Duck is set to take over the role, he is kidnapped by an obsessive fan. Bugs must save Daffy in order to save his retirement, but he finds he may still have a little love left for the Broadway spotlight.

This won't be Bugs' and Daffy's first foray on the boards. Bugs Bunny on Broadway played a one-month, sold-out run at the Gershwin in October 1990. The concert musical featured Looney Tunes animation accompanied live by the Warner Brothers Symphony Orchestra.

No release date for Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical has been announced. 

 
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