Looney Tunes ClickN Read Phonics (found Flash animated internet shorts; 2011)
The title card to the shorts, featuring Bugs Bunny and a new character, Professor Wizbot.
Date found: Mar 2021
Found by: Flashpoint
Looney Tunes ClickN Read Phonics was an edutainment program developed by CNK Digital, and was launched in 2011. 10 brand-new shorts were initially created for the program, all apparently clocking in at six minutes, excluding the interactive educational portions featuring Professor Wizbot, a new character exclusive to the shorts. Only six of these shorts were included in the scheme.
The shorts were written by Bill Matheny, who previously wrote for the Looney Tunes DC Comics series. Joe Alaskey did all the known voices for the shorts, which include Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Sylvester, Tweety, and Yosemite Sam. The animation was directed by Rob Fendler, who also directed the animation for season two and onwards of Boomerang's The Tom and Jerry Show.
The shorts all fell into obscurity after the Flash elements of the website went down sometime in 2019. There is no current explanation as to why the site went down, but it can be assumed that CNK Digital may have gone out of business.
In March 2021, the program was uploaded to BlueMaxima's Flashpoint, archiving every known lesson and animation.
|1||"24 Hour Daze"||Found|
|2||"Fit, Flat & Fly"||Found|
|4||"Build a Better Birdcage"||Found|
|5||"A Miner Problem"||Found|
|6||"Spring Cleaned Kitty"||Found|
- The main page of the Looney Tunes Phonics website. Retrieved 23 Jan '20
- Cartoon Brew article on the shorts. Retrieved 23 Jan '20