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Cartoon Culture

Cartoon Culture: A WB Store in China

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Nostalgic for a Looney Tunes fix? Need a new Scooby Doo tumbler or a Tweety and Sylvester bookend? Brew reader Michael Levine and his wife just got back from traveling in Hong Kong. In Macau they stumbled upon an actual – gasp! – Warner Bros. Studio Store! Says Michael:

“I thought the pics of Chinese landmarks with Bugs and Tweety on them would interest you. I guess images of historic areas with Looney Tunes characters on it, are what people want – ?.”

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  • Chuck R.

    Wow, If you go to his site and look at the shot of the store front, there’s a banner above the store name that looks something like a cloisonne tapestry. The tiny LT silhouettes hidden in there are pretty cool-looking, but then they had to ruin it by slapping style guide art all over it. I understand why they exist, but style guides really suck all the fun out of merchandising.
    Thanks for sharing, Michael!

  • Richard

    When’s the next plane to China take off, Jerry?

  • Wait a sec- I thought all of the Warner Bros Stores closed in 2001!- What gives?

  • Steve Gattuso

    “I guess images of historic areas with Looney Tunes characters on it, are what people want – ?.”

    Absolutely. And just tell me when I can get a picture of Yosemite Sam at Hiroshima.

  • Steve Gattuso – Imagine Yosemite Sam riding a warhead like a horse, ala Slim Pickens in Dr Strangelove, Yahhhhhooooooo!