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tonyboy85

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I think that "Tiny Toon Adventures" & "Animaniacs" are the 1990's descendants of Looney Tunes,
because their humor, their characters' personalities, & their comedic dialogue have always reminded us
of the pre-1965 classic era of the "Looney Tunes" & "Merrie Melodies" cartoons.
& according to these details, their forms & personalities/behaviors shows that they have
an official relationship (not blood relationship) with the original cast of Looney Tunes.


"Tiny Toon Adventures"

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny
Tiny Toons: Buster & Babs Bunny

Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck
Tiny Toons: Plucky Duck

Looney Tunes: Porky Pig
Tiny Toons: Hamton Pig

Looney Tunes: Elmer Fudd
Tiny Toons: Elmyra Duff

Looney Tunes: Yosemite Sam
Tiny Toons: Montana Max

Looney Tunes: Tasmanian Devil ("Taz" for short)
Tiny Toons: Dizzy Devil

Looney Tunes: Sylvester
Tiny Toons: Furrball

Looney Tunes: Tweety
Tiny Toons: Sweetie

Looney Tunes: Sniffles
Tiny Toons: Sneezer

Looney Tunes: The Bookworm
Tiny Toons: The Other Bookworm

Looney Tunes: Pepe Le Pew
Tiny Toons: Fifi La Fume

Looney Tunes: Wile E. Coyote
Tiny Toons: Calamity Coyote

Looney Tunes: Road Runner
Tiny Toons: Little Beeper

Looney Tunes: Marvin the Martian
Tiny Toons: Marcia the Martian

Looney Tunes: Foghorn Leghorn
Tiny Toons: Fowlmouth

Looney Tunes: Beaky Buzzard
Tiny Toons: Concord Condor

Looney Tunes: Marc Anthony
Tiny Toons: Barky Marky

Looney Tunes: Sam Sheepdog
Tiny Toons: Saul Sheepdog

Looney Tunes: The Dodo
Tiny Toons: Gogo Dodo


Fact: The Tiny Toons counterpart of Looney Tunes' Speedy Gonzales is named Lightning Rodriguez,
& originally he was going to be the recurring character of "Tiny Toon Adventures", but his recurring role
was cancelled during production due to the cartoon staff's reasons, but he did have small appearances in
the 2 episodes "You Asked for It" & "The Acme Bowl".

& Another Fact:
Although "Tiny Toon Adventures" was the 1990's version of "Looney Tunes",
there are new original characters created for this show:
Shirley "the Loon" McLoon (a Tiny Toons version of the new age believer, Shirley MacLaine).
(note: Shirley MacLaine was Shirley the Loon's idol)
Arnold the Pit Bull (based on Arnold Schwarzenegger, like Jorgen Von Strangle from "The Fairly OddParents").
The evil rats named Roderick & Rhubella.
Mary Melody (her name is based on the name of WB's other theatrical cartoon series "Merrie Melodies").
Byron Basset.
Mr. Skullhead.



"Animaniacs"

Yakko, Wakko & Dot are based on the characters of the black & white Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies cartoons of the early 1930's
(Bosko & Honey, Foxy & Roxy, Goopy Geer, & Piggy & Fluffy).

Slappy Squirrel was an old retired cartoon character who once had fame & glory as the star of the "Looney Tunes" & "Merrie Melodies" cartoons,
But although she is octogenarian and is on retirement, she can still outwit the enemies & fight back at them with cartoon violence.

Pinky & the Brain are beloved cartoon villains that are scheming diabolical deeds but are always foiled, humiliated & damaged in the end,
like Looney Tunes' Yosemite Sam, Sylvester (when he's against Tweety & Speedy), Wile E. Coyote (& Ralph Wolf) & Marvin the Martian.
& Brain's genius plans always backfires on him and Pinky, like Wile E. Coyote.
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Re: Tiny Toons & Animaniacs: the 90's counterparts of Looney Tunes
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 08:02:20 pm »
You forgot:

Looney Tunes: Elmer Fudd
Tiny Toons: Elmerya

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Re: Tiny Toons & Animaniacs: the 90's counterparts of Looney Tunes
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 08:25:17 pm »
Looney Tunes: Elmer Fudd
Tiny Toons: Elmerya
To be more precise: Elmyra Duff. In Polish version called Elmirka :P
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Re: Tiny Toons & Animaniacs: the 90's counterparts of Looney Tunes
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 12:15:14 pm »
Does anybody want to post more discussions and opinions in here (if any of you really want to)?

anybody?  ???

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Re: Tiny Toons & Animaniacs: the 90's counterparts of Looney Tunes
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 05:34:01 pm »
Babs Bunny seems to be partially based on Bugs Bunny's girlfriend Honey Bunny, especially in version portrayed by Chuck Jones (they have similar colors and clothes and they both have bows on their ears).

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Re: Tiny Toons & Animaniacs: the 90's counterparts of Looney Tunes
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 06:35:02 pm »
Does anybody want to post more discussions and opinions in here (if any of you really want to)?

anybody?  ???

Absolutely.  I saw some Animaniacs  episodes recently on a vacation, and the comedy would have been what the Looney Tunes would have been if they continued well into the 90's.  The jokes that the characters do are incredibly funny.  "What can you tell me about the poets of the 16th century?  They're all dead!"  And of course the Tiny Toons and Animaniacs helped keep the classic spirit of animation alive again like the Nicktoons and Disney movis such as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. 

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"Walt Disney vs. Warner Bros. (Mickey Mouse vs. Bugs Bunny)"
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 12:42:30 pm »
I just want to say this.

Don't forget about my other thread!

"Walt Disney vs. Warner Bros. (Mickey Mouse vs. Bugs Bunny)"
http://www.intanibase.com/forum/index.php?topic=1478.0

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Re: Tiny Toons & Animaniacs: the 90's counterparts of Looney Tunes
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013, 09:22:13 am »

 Back in my days I was wrong about certain Tiny Toons counterpartes.

 I thought that Sneezer was based on Speedy. At the time I didn't know about Sneezer (I didn't watch Looney Tunes on the Turner networks much, and most of my exposure to pre-1948 cartoons were video releases focusing on the main Looney Tunes characters).

 For a long time I didn't realize Elmyria was based on Elmer - didn't notice name similarities, face similarities, the fact that either of them mispronounced words, and until I got older didn't know Elmyra's last name was Duff which is almost Fudd spelled backwards (but even if I did know her last name I wouldn't have realized it). I should have been clued in by the fact that she chose Elmer as her mentor in Fields of Honey (and for many years was confused by that). As a kid I thought she was based on Tweety's unnamed owners (when they weren't Sylvester's) and that Merrie Melody was based on Granny (since she owned Sweetie).

 I thought that Egghead Jr., the bald kid from the episode where Plucky cheats, was based on Elmer Fudd, mainly because of his bald head. It would make more sense if he was based on Egghead/Early Elmer. At the time I didn't know about Egghead (and when I did, from a public domain VHS, I didn't realize he was a Warner Bros. character).

 I thought Byron was based on Barnyard Dog, mainly because he was a dog (even if he has a nicer personality). And I thought Shirley was based on Miss Prissy, due to Fowlmouth's crush on her.

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Re: Tiny Toons & Animaniacs: the 90's counterparts of Looney Tunes
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 01:37:52 am »
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