The playful world of Looney Tunes has hit the streets of Manchester with a colorful, family-friendly walking tour of the iconic characters who are popping up across the city.
With eleven of the studio’s most popular characters, from Bugs Bunny to Daffy Duck, Speedy Gonzales to Tasmanian Devil, exploratory street art will welcome people back to town after the lockdown.
In collaboration with Warner Bros. UK, CityCo and Manchester BID and to celebrate the legendary Looney Tunes characters, the artwork was created by street artist Captain Kris. The trail spans 12 locations and features iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Marvin the Marsian, and many more.
The mischievous work of art that appeals to families and nostalgic hunters alike will Daffy Duck wait for a tram in Exchange Square, Speedy Gonzalez sprint through Spinningfields, burst Bugs Bunny from Primark, pop a whistle at Porky Pig at Pen and Pencil, Wile E. Coyote chases road runners through Symphony Park and the Looney Tunes gang skates through Deansgate Square.
QR codes are hidden in each character artwork, revealing a virtual map and the opportunity to discover whatever else is new from Looney Tunes, including the Space Jam: A New Legacy Trailer. The map shows every place along the way so people can discover them all. The route covers all areas of central Manchester, from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields, from Market Street to the Gay Village, from Deansgate to Oxford Road, from Printworks to Primark.
Vaughan Allen, Chief Executive of CityCo & Manchester BID, said, “Manchester is known for its street art, which is very popular with residents, workers and visitors.
We’re excited to partner with legendary Warner Bros. to bring their iconic Looney Tunes characters downtown for this fun, family-friendly outdoor art walk.
Following the success of our recent Manchester Flower Show, this is a great way to keep the city alive this summer in support of our business community. “
The street artist Captain Kris, together with the street art collective Blank Walls, designed the work of art with the aim of making the path as lively and interactive as possible. Typically working with bright colors and bold lines, Captain Kris was able to bring these characters to life through imaginative designs and poses. Says Captain Kris, “Like most people, I’ve loved Looney Tunes since I was a kid. It was a lot of fun creating these cheeky, adventurous poses while the Looney Tunes characters wreak havoc in Manchester. ”
Explore Manchester’s Looney Tunes Trail from now until the end of July.
Trail locations are:
- Deansgate Square
- First Street
- Circle square
- Canal street
- 111 Piccadilly
- Pen and pencil
- Together (left side)
- Together (right side)
- Exchange Square Tram Stop
- printing house