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Classic Looney Tunes GIFs With A Dash Of Nostalgia

American Dad dancing shirtless at a basketball stadium during one of the episodesNo disrespect to the likes of Spongebob and Family Guy, but nothing compares to the originals. Reminisce about the good old days with this quick list of classic moments from the Looney Tunes cartoons. 

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Today marks the 75 year anniversary of the first Bugs Bunny cartoon.
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Bugs Bunny first peeked out of his rabbit hole 75 years ago today.

The first 'official' Looney Tunes cartoon featuring the wascally wabbit is called A Wild Hare and it was released on July 27, 1940.

Many of the long lasting traits, typical in the character, were there from the start of A Wild Hare. The carrot, "What's up, doc?" and the swagger can all be seen from the beginning.

Go ahead and watch it again, even though you've probably seen it many, many times.

Merrie Melodies - A Wild Hare (1940) by Cartoonzof2006

A Wild Hare would end up getting nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons, but it lost to a cartoon entitled The Milky Way.

LeBron James might be starring in a new Space Jam?
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Deadspin reported July 22 that Warner Bros. Studios and LeBron James had established some sort of partnership to develop possible movies and TV shows.

SpringHill Entertainment, the company James co-founded with Maverick Carter, already produces television shows and web content, and James has expressed his desire to branch out into the entertainment world. (His largely praised role in Trainwreck is just a start.) "To be able to partner with Warner Bros. will allow me to do some things I've always dreamed of," James said in a statement.

To them, and everyone else, that seems like a pretty clear indicator of a sequel to Space Jam

You want more proof? Fine.

Deadspin also pointed out that Warner Bros. filed a new trademark for 'Space Jam' last month.


Whew, we are just in an orgy of 1990s renaissance here and it sure feels sticky. Between Xena Warrior Princess, a little Netflix thing called Fuller House, and some show called X Files or something, the entertainment industry just really wants you to feel the dread of mortality by showing how much everyone has aged.

That doesn't really apply to the cartoons in Space Jam or a rebooting with LeBron James but...

Already dreading the 2000s nostalgia train that will leave the station in about five years or so.