We did! We did! We did taw a puddy tat!
The eternal kid in us just leapt up and ran around the room as word came that Warner Bros. is getting set to release more theatrical 3-D animated shorts, following on the heels of last year's Annie-nominated "Coyote Falls." To be directed by Matthew O'Callaghan (who also directed last year's 'toon), the three new shorts will star Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Roadrunner, Tweetie Bird and Sylvester the Cat, with two of them featuring songs recorded in character by the late Mel Blanc.
"Daffy's Rhapsody," featuring the Blanc-sung tune of the same name, will be the first of these shorts to hit screens on Nov. 18, in front of "Happy Feet 2." The remaining two, "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" and "Untitled Coyote & Road Runner," are currently without release dates.
According to ComingSoon.net, "Daffy's Rhapsody" has Elmer chasing Daffy around a stage during a musical performance while "Puddy Tat" is the standard "Sylvester tries to eat Tweetie in Granny's apartment" toon. Blanc's song from that short (again, the same title as the 'toon) was a big hit when it was released in 1951, selling more than 3 million copies around the world.
No word yet on when Gossamer (hint: He's an "innnn-teresting monster with an innnn-teresting hairdo") or Pete Puma (tea gives him a headache) might be making a return.