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‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Foreshadows Hollywood’s Very Depressing Future

A lawyer, a congressman, and an EP on “Coyote vs. Acme,” the Looney Tunes film now caught in limbo, unpack its corporate purgatory—and its bleak implications for the industry.

A source with knowledge confirmed to The Daily Beast that Amazon MGM Studios has not made a formal bid; representatives for Netflix and Paramount have not responded to multiple requests for comment. Although Coyote vs. Acme is far from his sole focus, the congressman acknowledged during a recent interview with The Daily Beast that the film’s unceremonious treatment could foreshadow a bleak future for WBD and the industry as a whole, if it follows suit. If studios want to shutter their own productions in exchange for tax breaks essentially funded by we, the people, shouldn’t the works in question at least enter the public domain so that everyone can watch them?

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