As of Friday, Warner Bros Animation laid off most of the crew working on Looney Tunes: Laff Riot for "retooling".
The people in charge are taking the show and revamping it and won't be back in production until January.
Tom Ruegger, who has worked on other WB shows in the past, had this bit of info listed on the Toon Zone forums:
"On Friday, without warning, much of the staff and crew on "Laff Riot" was let go (with a severance package and vacation pay included). The show has ceased production and is being "retooled." This 26 half hour re-imagining of the Looney Tunes franchise has been in production since May. The crews have finished storyboards and recordings of close to 12 half hours already. Some episodes are in animation, so to shut the series down at this point is a costly event. No word as to who made the decision to close it down. A skeleton crew of senior artists is being kept on to help "retool" the series along with the management team and the producers. If it gets back on track again, it would resume production some time early in 2010."
Unfortunate news indeed. Hopefully this "revamp" doesn't hurt the new show's future. I was starting to get excited in seeing this after reading an earlier article.
"We started off with Darrel Van Citters's models, now we've got a lot of Clampett influence and we're moving toward Chuck Jones ..." Sounds like the designs were moving in a good direction.