The sun is shining, people are smiling, and here in Manchester, the Looney Tunes are in full force!
Bugs, Daffy, Lola, and various iconic Looney Tunes characters have taken over the city, and are appearing in a colourful art trail. The trail is the work of street artist, Captain Kris, and is part of a promotional drive in the UK, to highlight the forthcoming release of Space Jam: A New Legacy – the new live-action/animated feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Looney Tunes Trail features 12 pieces of artwork, spread across 11 different locations within the city centre. The trail begins in the popular shopping and dining district, Spinningfields, then spills out onto Deansgate Square, across to Canal Street, over to the Northern Quarter, and down to the Printworks.
As you can see in the images above and below, the artwork used in the trail is fun, vibrant, and extremely colourful. It certainly adds a dash of cheer to the shops and office blocks of Manchester, and let’s face, who doesn’t want to see Porky Pig popping up outside a trendy bar in the Northern Quarter?!
If you live in or around the Manchester area, and you want to check out the Looney Tunes Trail for yourself, it will take you around 60 to 90 minutes to walk to all 11 locations. It is a bit of a trek, especially if you’ve got little ones with you, but it is easy to follow and will cost you nothing – which makes for a great afternoon out (especially on a sunny day).
For those keen to give it a whirl, here are all 11 locations:
- 1) The Avenue, Spinningfields, M3 3AE
- 2) West Tower, Deansgate Square, M15 4UP
- 3) First Street, M15 4FN
- 4) Circle Square, South Pavilion, M1 7FS
- 5) Canal Street, M1 3WD
- 6) 111 Piccadilly, M1 2HY
- 7) The Pen and Pencil, Hilton Street, M1 2EJ
- 8) Common, Edge Street, M4 1HW (two pieces of artwork are located here)
- 9) Primark, Market Street, M1 1WA
- 10) Exchange Square Tram Stop, M4 3AJ
- 11) Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS
You shouldn’t have too much trouble seeing all the characters, as most of the artwork is placed in easy to spot locations.
The Looney Tunes Trail will remain in the city centre until the end of July 2021, so make sure you check it out before it vanishes. As for Space Jam: A New Legacy, the new movie arrives in UK cinemas from July 16th and is the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 adventure-comedy, Space Jam.
The movie stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Zendaya. The film mixes live-action with animated sequences, and sees the Looney Tunes characters team-up to take part in a basket ball game, organised by a rogue A.I.
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