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52nd episode of ‘The Looney Tunes Show’ to feature DC’s New 52-based characters

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It’s time to say farewell to that “wascally wabbit” Bugs Bunny and his looney friends.

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The 52nd and final episode of “The Looney Tunes Show,” entitled “SuperRabbit,” will finally air on Cartoon Network Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Central Time, according to a video Cartoon Network posted Tuesday morning.

According to Cartoon Network’s YouTube channel, viewers should be ready “for the showdown of the century!”

In the18-second teaser clip, Bugs Bunny (voiced by Jeff Bergman) is seen wearing a Superman costume, from DC’s New 52 design, complete with the “S” insignia on his chest. Not only does Bugs have the costume, but he has Superman’s powers and is called “SuperRabbit.”

The clip goes on to show Marvin the Martian (voiced by Eric Bauza) dressed as Brainiac and Daffy Duck (also voiced by Bergman) as Michael Shannon’s General Zod that was seen in last year’s “The Man of Steel” movie.

It has been a year since there was a new episode of the show, which premiered on May 3, 2011. The show was nominated for three Emmy awards, all for outstanding voice-over performance, in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Tony Cervone, one of the show’s supervising producers, announced last month on Twitter that the show would not be renewed for a third season.

This is not the first time Bugs Bunny has been “faster than a speeding bullet.” Bugs was first seen as SuperRabbit on April 3, 1943 in movie theaters.

The Warner Brothers’ Merrie Melodies cartoon was also entitled “Super-Rabbit” and was the 16th Bugs Bunny cartoon. Bugs was then voiced by Mel Blanc, who was known as the “man of 1,000 voices.” Blanc was the first voice actor to receive on-screen credit, according to the 1989 autobiography, “That’s Not All Folks!” by Blanc and Phillip Bashe.

For those who want more of Bugs, don’t despair. A new series called “Wabbit” will be coming to Cartoon Network in 2015, according to The show, which will consist of at least four shorts, was announced at Cartoon Network Upfront 2014. Bugs, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote and other familiar characters will return, along with new characters like Squeaks the Squirrel and Bigfoot.


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