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Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes opening title from late-1950s and early-1960s.
Directed by Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
Friz Freleng
Harman and Ising
Chuck Jones
Robert McKimson
Frank Tashlin
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Produced by Harman and Ising
Leon Schlesinger
Eddie Selzer
John Burton
David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
William L. Hendricks
Story by Warren Foster
Tedd Pierce
Michael Maltese
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Voices by Mel Blanc
June Foray
Arthur Q. Bryan
Bea Benaderet
Stan Freberg
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Music by Carl Stalling
Milt Franklyn
William Lava
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Animation by Ken Harris
Rod Scribner
Gerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Rudy Larriva
Bill Meléndez
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Layouts by Maurice Noble
Hawley Pratt
Robert Gribbroek
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Backgrounds by Paul Julian
Pete Alvarado
Philip DeGuard
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Studio Harman and Ising Pictures
Leon Schlesinger Productions
Warner Bros. Cartoons
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Distributed by Warner Bros. Television
Vitaphone
Release date(s) 1930–1970
Color process Technicolor (1942–1970)
Cinecolor (selected late 1940s entries)
Running time 6–10 minutes (one reel)
Country United States
Language English (usually)

Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros. animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theaters from 1929 to 1970. It preceded the Merrie Melodies series and is WB's first animated theatrical series. The regular Warner Bros. animation cast also became known as the "Looney Tunes" (often misspelled, intentionally or not, as "Looney Toons"), particularly in the UK, where 'Tunes' and 'Toons' are phonetically different, unlike in the US.

The name Looney Tunes is a variation on Silly Symphonies, the name of Walt Disney's concurrent series of music-based cartoon shorts. Looney Tunes originally showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy. Later Looney Tunes shorts featured popular characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Taz, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and many others. Originally produced by Harman-Ising Pictures, Looney Tunes were produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions from 1933 to 1944. Schlesinger sold his studio to Warner Bros. in 1944, and the newly renamed Warner Bros. Cartoons continued production until 1963. Looney Tunes were outsourced to DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1964 to 1967, and Warner Bros. Cartoons re-assumed production for the series' final two years. From 1942 until 1969, Looney Tunes was the most popular short cartoon series in theaters, even exceeding Disney and other popular competitors.[1]

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History

In the beginning, both Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies drew their storylines from Warner's vast music library (notice the names Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies). Also, from 1934 to 1943 Merrie Melodies were produced in color and Looney Tunes in black and white. After 1943, however, both series were produced in color and became virtually indistinguishable, with the only stylistic difference being in the variation between the opening theme music and titles.

Both series also made use of the various Warner Bros. cartoon characters. By 1937, the theme music for Looney Tunes was "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin; the theme music for Merrie Melodies was an adaptation of "Merrily We Roll Along" by Charles Tobias, Murray Mencher and Eddie Cantor.

Black and white Looney Tunes opening title from 1943 featuring Porky Pig (center) and Daffy Duck (right)
Bob Clampett's Looney Tunes Porky Pig intro in 1938–39 Produced by Leon Schlesinger

In 1929, Warner Bros. became interested in developing a series of musical animated shorts to promote their music. They had recently acquired the ownership of Brunswick Records along with four music publishers for US $28 million. Consequently, they were eager to start promoting this material to cash in on the sales of sheet music and phonograph records. Warner made a deal with Leon Schlesinger to produce cartoons for Warner Bros. Schlesinger hired Rudolph Ising and Hugh Harman to produce their first series of cartoons. Bosko was Looney Tunes first major lead character, debuting in the short Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid in 1929. When Harman and Ising left Warner Bros. in 1933 over a budget dispute with Schlesinger, they took with them all the rights of the characters and cartoons which they had created.

From 1937–1946, every Looney Tune (except for two) ended with Porky Pig coming out of a drum and saying "th-th-th-that's all folks!"

A new character called Buddy became the star of the Looney Tunes series for the next few years. With the animators working in the Termite Terrace studio, they debuted the first truly major Looney Tunes star, Porky Pig, who was introduced in 1935 along with Beans the Cat in the Merrie Melodie cartoon I Haven't Got a Hat directed by Friz Freleng. Beans was the star of the next Porky/Beans cartoon Golddiggers of '49, but it was Porky who emerged as the star instead of Beans. This was followed by the debuts of other memorable Looney Tunes stars such as Daffy Duck (in 1937) and the most famous of the Looney Tunes cast, Bugs Bunny (in 1940). Bugs appeared mostly in the color Merrie Melodies and formally joined the Looney Tunes crew with the release of Buckaroo Bugs. Schlesinger began to phase in the production of color Looney Tunes with the 1942 cartoon The Hep Cat. The final black-and-white Looney Tune was Puss n' Booty in 1943 directed by Frank Tashlin. The inspiration for the changeover was Warner's decision to re-release only the color cartoons in the Blue Ribbon Classics series of Merrie Melodies. Bugs Bunny made a cameo appearance in 1942 in the Avery/Clampett cartoon Crazy Cruise and also at the end of the Frank Tashlin 1943 cartoon Porky Pig's Feat. Schlesinger sold his interest in the cartoon studio in 1944 to Warner Bros.

The Looney Tunes series' popularity was strengthened even more when the shorts began airing on network and syndicated television in the 1950s under various titles and formats. However, since the syndicated shorts' target audience was children and because of concerns over children's television in the 1970s, the Looney Tunes shorts were edited, removing scenes of violence (particularly suicidal gags and scenes of characters doing dangerous stunts that impressionable viewers could easily imitate), racial and ethnic caricatures (particularly stereotypical portrayals of blacks, Mexicans, Jews, American Indians, Asians, and Germans as Nazis) and questionable vices (such as smoking cigarettes, ingesting pills, and drinking alcohol).

Looney Tunes opening WB graphic from 1964.

The original Looney Tunes theatrical series ran from 1930 to 1970 (the last short being Injun Trouble, a Merrie Melodie by Robert McKimson). During part of the 1960s, the shorts were produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises after Warner Bros. shut down their animation studios. The shorts from this era can be identified by the fact that they open with a different title sequence featuring stylized limited animation and graphics on a black background and a re-arranged version of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," arranged by William Lava. (When Seven Arts Associates merged with Warner Bros. in 1967, the logos were updated, replacing all regular WB elements with the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts logo, as well as new theme music.) These final shorts were obviously made with a smaller budget and looked cheap compared to the lush scenery and detailed expressions of the earlier shorts. Theatrical animated shorts went dormant until 1987 when new shorts were made to introduce Looney Tunes to a new generation of audiences. New Looney Tunes shorts have been produced and released sporadically for theaters since then, usually as promotional tie-ins with various family movies produced by Warner Bros. While many of them have been released in limited releases theatrically for Academy Award consideration, only a few have gotten theatrical releases with movies. The last series of new shorts so far ended production in 2004, the most recently theatrically-released Looney Tunes was Pullet Surprise in 1997, shown theatrically with Cats Don't Dance.

The Warner Bros.-Seven Arts logo used on the final Looney Tunes shorts

In the 1970s through the early 1990s, several feature-film compilations and television specials were produced, mostly centering on Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck, with a mixture of new and old footage.

In 1976, the Looney Tunes characters made their way into the amusement business when they became the mascots for the two Marriott's Great America theme parks (Gurnee, Santa Clara). After the Gurnee park was sold to Six Flags, they also claimed the rights to use the characters at the other Six Flags parks, which they continue to do presently.

In 1988, several Looney Tunes characters appeared in cameo roles in Disney/Amblin's Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The more notable cameos featured Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Tweety. It is the only time in which Looney Tunes characters have shared screen time with their rivals at Disney(producers of the film)—particularly in the scenes where Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse are skydiving, and when Daffy Duck and Donald Duck are performing their "Duelling Pianos" sequence.

In 1988, Nickelodeon aired all the unaired cartoons in a show called Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon until 1999. To date, Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon is the longest-airing animated series on the network that was not a Nicktoon.

In 1996, Space Jam, a feature film mixing animation and live-action, was released starring Bugs Bunny and basketball player Michael Jordan. Despite its odd plot and mixed critical reception,[2] the film was a major box-office success, grossing nearly $100,000,000 in the U.S. alone,[3] and introduced a new character named Lola Bunny.

In 2000, Warner Bros. decided to make the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies library exclusive to fellow Time Warner properties, specifically Cartoon Network. Immediately prior to this decision, Looney Tunes shorts were airing on several networks at once: on Cartoon Network, on Nickelodeon (as Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon), and on ABC (as The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show). The latter two had been particularly long running series, and the Warner Bros. decision forced the two networks to cancel the programs. This is the main reason why Looney Tunes are seldom seen on television today.

In 2003, another feature film was released, this time in an attempt to recapture the spirit of the original shorts: the live-action/animated Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Although it earned relatively positive reviews from critics[4] and has been argued by animation historians and fans as the finest original feature-length appearance for the cartoon characters,[3][5] the film was a box-office disappointment,[6] putting the theatrical future of the Looney Tunes in limbo.[7]

In 2006, Warner Home Video released a new, Christmas-themed Looney Tunes direct-to-video movie called Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas featuring a wide array of characters working in a mega-store under the Scrooge-esque Daffy Duck. The movie parodies the famous book by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.

Since the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Looney Tunes characters have been featured in numerous video games, such as a same-titled one that came out on Game Boy in 1992. It was later remade for the Game Boy Color in 1999; it was not a best seller and received poor reviews.

The Looney Tunes characters have had more success in the area of television, with appearances in several originally produced series, including Taz-Mania (1991, starring The Tasmanian Devil), The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (1995, starring Sylvester the cat, Tweety Bird and Granny), Baby Looney Tunes (2002, which had a similar premise to Muppet Babies), and Duck Dodgers (2003, starring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Marvin the Martian). The Looney Tunes characters also made frequent cameos in the 1990 spinoff series Tiny Toon Adventures, where they played teachers and mentors to a younger generation of cartoon characters, plus occasional cameos in the later shows Animaniacs and Histeria! Most recently, Loonatics Unleashed, a futuristic version of the characters, aired on Kids' WB! It had a large fanbase, although the show was greeted with negative criticism from audiences familiar with the original versions of the characters.

Although the cartoons are seldom seen on mainstream TV, thanks to revival theatrical screenings, and the Golden Collection DVD box sets, the Looney Tunes and its characters have remained a part of Western animation heritage.

On October 22, 2007, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons became available for the first time in High Definition via Microsoft's Xbox Live service, including some in Spanish.[8]

From February 29 – May 18, 2008, many Looney Tunes artifacts, including original animation cells & concept drawings, were on display at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, just off the campus of Youngstown State University.[9] The exhibit had the studio come full circle, as the Warners were natives of the Youngstown area.

Looney Tunes can currently be seen on the Kids WB! website.[10] Looney Tunes returned to Cartoon Network on January 1, 2009, as a marathon called the "New Year's Day Looney Toonormous Marathon", but did not air on Cartoon Network or Boomerang again until 11 months later when it returned to Cartoon Network on November 15, 2009. In 2010, Looney Tunes was taken off Cartoon Network after another New Year's Marathon.

Controversy

Stereotypes

A handful of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts are no longer aired on American television nor are they available for sale by Warner Bros. because of the racial stereotypes of African-Americans, Jews (especially in the earlier cartoons, despite the fact that the Warner brothers were Jewish)[11],Native Americans, Asians such as Japanese and Chinese, and lastly Germans (especially during WWII, as in Tokio Jokio) included in some of the cartoons. Eleven cartoons that prominently featured stereotypical black characters (and a few passing jokes about Japanese people, as was the case with Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs and Jungle Jitters) were withdrawn from distribution in 1968 and are known as the Censored Eleven. There has been some success in returning these cartoons to the public; in 1999 all Speedy Gonzales cartoons were banned because of their alleged stereotyping of Mexicans, but because the level of stereotyping was minor compared to the World War II era cartoons as well as the protests of many Hispanics who said they were not offended and fondly remembered Speedy Gonzales cartoons from their youth, these shorts were made available for broadcast again in 2002.[citation needed] In addition to these most notorious cartoons, many Warner cartoons contain fleeting or sometimes extended gags that reference then-common racial or ethnic stereotypes. The release of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 includes a disclaimer at the beginning of each DVD in the volume given by Whoopi Goldberg which explains that the cartoons are products of their time and contain racial and ethnic stereotypes that, through modern eyes, would be considered offensive, but the cartoons are going to be presented on the DVD uncut and uncensored because editing them out and therefore denying that the stereotypes existed is almost as bad as condoning them in the first place.

A written disclaimer, similar to the words spoken by Goldberg in Volume 3, is shown at the beginning of each DVD in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 5, and Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6 sets:

The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in the U.S society. These depictions were wrong then and they are wrong today. While the following does not represent the Warner Bros. view of today's society, these cartoons are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming that these prejudices never existed.

Dubbed versions

WB has also experienced controversy over Turner Entertainment's "dubbed version" prints, used on many pre-1948 cartoons beginning in 1995. These versions were actually new ones derived (hence the "dubbed" moniker) from earlier-generation prints of whatever versions of shorts were available, even if they were the altered "blue ribbon" prints. These "dubbed versions" had many alterations. They have a generic end card (with either orange or red rings, depending on the credited producer), with a disclaiming copyright to Turner, thus replacing the original colored cards (a la Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies). Many animation fans have believed that changing the end card was a bad move on many of the pre-1948 cartoons, especially "The Old Grey Hare", which features a static version of the end card shaking from an off-screen explosion. Because of the generic end card, this ending gag was obliterated in the dubbed version, though there is also a second dubbed version which preserves the gag. In this version, the original end card shakes, and the Turner disclaimer fades up at the end.

In almost all cases, the original end title music was kept, although sometimes an earlier or later version of the closing theme is heard on the titles (some reissued Looney Tunes had their ending music changed to that of the Merrie Melodies series). In some cases, the character voices were redubbed.

These "dubbed versions", which continue to be shown on cable and broadcast television to this day, are not representative of the original theatrical release versions of the "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" shorts. Despite Warner Bros./Turner's best efforts to include the best available versions of the shorts possible on DVD, several "dubbed version" cartoons have been released on DVD, either in special 2-disc editions of the WB/Turner classic films or on their Looney Tunes Golden Collection 4-disc DVD sets if no better version does exist or is undiscovered.

Colorization

In 1967, the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts company reissued 78 of the black-and-white Looney Tunes in a primitive colorization process. The original prints were sent to South Korea where artists re-traced each cartoon frame-by-frame in color. The quality dropped considerably with the hand-colored versions, to the point where some animation was not carried over.

These cartoons continued to be seen over the decades, and even some of the hand-colored cartoons ended up on low-budget bargain-bin home video labels (the hand-colored versions were copyrighted, but it has been suggested they too have fallen into the public domain).

Then, in 1990, 1992 and 1995, Warner Bros. released the same 78 black-and-white shorts again in color (plus 26 cartoons which were not colorized in 1967), but this time using a digital colorization process rather than re-coloring them frame-by-frame as in 1967. The digital technology allowed for the quality of the original animation to be preserved; thus, these colorized versions could be seen as superior to the 1967 versions.

The digital color versions have aired on the Turner networks (Cartoon Network and Boomerang except on the programming block Late Night Black And White). Incidentally, the 1967 hand-drawn color versions of some cartoons also continue to be seen on the Turner networks.

Ownership

In the early 1950s, Warner Bros. sold its black-and-white Looney Tunes (plus the first Merrie Melody, Lady, Play Your Mandolin!, and the B&W Merrie Melodies made after Harman and Ising left) to Sunset Productions. Warner insisted that the opening and closing titles be changed to remove all references to Warner Bros. The cartoons were distributed by Guild Films until it was sold to Motion Pictures for Television. In the 1960s, Seven Arts Productions bought that company. In 1967, Seven Arts merged with Warner Bros. to create Warner Bros.-Seven Arts thus putting those films back in Warner's ownership.[12]

In 1957, Associated Artists Productions (a.a.p.) acquired for television most of Warner Bros.' pre-1950[13][14] library, including all Merrie Melodies (except for those sold to Sunset) and color Looney Tunes shorts that were released prior to August 1948. Unlike the sale to Sunset Productions, a.a.p. was allowed to keep the Warner titles intact and simply inserted an "Associated Artists Productions presents" title at the head of each reel so each Merrie Melodie cartoon had the song "Merrily We Roll Along" playing twice[15] (while each Looney Tune had both opening songs each playing once[16]).[17] a.a.p. was later sold to United Artists, who merged the company into its television division—United Artists Television.

In 1981, UA was sold to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and five years later, Ted Turner acquired the MGM library—which also included U.S. rights to the RKO Pictures library, in addition to its own pre-1986 material, the classic Warner Bros. library, and some of UA's own product, in an attempt to take over MGM. Turner's company, Turner Broadcasting System (whose Turner Entertainment division oversaw the film library), merged with Time Warner in 1996, thus the classic library was once again under ownership of WB (although technically they are owned by Turner, with WB handling sales and distribution).

All the while, starting in 1967 WB was able to retain the rights to "Lady Play Your Mandolin" and the black-and-white Looney Tunes, even though a number of them fell into the public domain (WB holds the original film elements)—a majority of these public domain shorts have been released on many low-budget independent home video labels. As of 2006, all WB's animated output (including the post-'48 shorts WB also kept) are under the same Time Warner umbrella of ownership.

UA (under the pre-WB/Turner-merger management of MGM/UA Home Video) officially released numerous compilations of the classic pre-8/48 cartoons on VHS and LaserDisc, most of these under the title The Golden Age of Looney Tunes. Today, Warner Home Video holds the video rights to the entire Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies animated output by virtue of WB's ownership of Turner Entertainment—this is why their Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD box sets include cartoons from both the pre-8/48 Turner-owned and post-7/48 WB owned periods.

Quality of prints used for television and video

When the Looney Tunes were shown on TV, WB and a.a.p. prepared 16 mm "dupes" of the original prints for the syndication market; these prints faded over time, causing them to look "inferior" to what was being shown on the networks. Meanwhile, prints with better material especially for the networks that showed post-7/48 cartoons were created periodically to continue appearing fresh. a.a.p. and its successor companies never had any access to the original negatives of the cartoons a.a.p. bought.

As a result, when the cartoons ended local syndication, there would be considerable difference in quality of the WB-owned and a.a.p./UA/MGM/Turner-owned shorts. The former package had new prints prepared (usually) from the original negatives for the cable networks that aired them, whereas the latter package, when shown on the Turner networks, looked dull and faded, even after 2 separate remasters in 1987 and 1995. This was a problem even on the official video releases in the VHS era prior to 1999: WB's compilations used the original negatives, while MGM was limited to 16 mm "dupes".

The LTGC sets are all derived from the original negatives, restored to pristine condition, ideally creating an experience similar to when the shorts were first shown in theaters (or, in some cases, better than they were when first shown in theaters). However, there have been complaints by cartoon viewers about how many of the shorts have been oversaturated or otherwise damaged by excessive digital video noise reduction (or DVNR), and sometimes the colors have been entirely changed.

Awards

Four of the Looney Tunes have been selected to the National Film Registry:

Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Animation):

Academy Award nominations:

Television broadcast history

India

  • Cartoon Network India (Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.) – Boomerang was a show in which many cartoon shows (such as Courage the Cowardly Dog, Tom and Jerry) were aired including Looney Tunes and Baby Looney Tunes. Special Series shows were named such as June Bugs or Shows with many . When Pogo came to India, it gave Looney Tunes to the new channel.
  • Pogo (Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.) – Presently airs Looney Tunes with many other shows in Weekday mornings or evenings by the name Smile OK Please. Sometimes, does not air the cartoon.

Denmark

  • Cartoon Network (No longer airing, moved to Boomerang, but eventually replaced with Bernard, though they are still seen from time to time, return in 2009)
  • Boomerang (See above)
  • DR1 (Used sometimes to fill time gaps in various children and teen programming blocks)
  • TV2 (No longer airing)

Republic of Ireland

Indonesia

Israel

  • Channel 1 (1983–1990)
  • Kids channel (1993–2000)
  • Junior channel (2009–present)

United States

United Kingdom

Singapore

  • okto (Present)
  • Cartoon Network Southeast Asia(Starhub Digital Cable)
  • Boomerang Southeast Asia(Starhub Digital Cable)

Bulgaria

Turkey

Greece

Japan

Malaysia

  • Cartoon Network(Asia)(1996–2004,2009)
  • TV3(2002–2004)

Spinoffs

A spin-off of Looney Tunes, entitled Baby Looney Tunes ran in America from June 2002 through October 2005 on Cartoon Network. The series shows many of the Looney Tunes characters as babies living with Granny.

Another series called Loonatics Unleashed ran from 2005 to 2007. It featured futuristic descendents of the Looney Tunes characters as super-heroes.

Games

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ "Warner Bros. Studio biography". AnimationUSA.com. Retrieved July 22, 2008.
  2. ^ "Movie Reviews: Space Jam". Retrieved on 2008-01-23.
  3. ^ a b Beck, Jerry (2005). The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Review Press. .
  4. ^ Rosenbaum, Jonathan (2003). "Joe Dante Calls the Toon". Chicago Reader. http://www.chicagoreader.com/moviesarchives/2003/1103/031121.html. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  5. ^ Edelstein, David (2003-11-14). "Movie Review: Looney Tunes: Back in Action". Slate. slate.com. http://slate.msn.com/id/2091232/. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  6. ^ Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-25.
  7. ^ Looney Tunes: Back in Action trivia at the Internet Movie Database.
  8. ^ Microsoft (2007-10-22). "From Looney Tunes and iCarly to Shrek and SpongeBob SquarePants, Xbox 360 Launches Massive Library of Family Games and Entertainment". Press release. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2007/oct07/10-22XboxFamilyContentPR.mspx. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  9. ^ http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/feb/24/butler-goes-looney-tunes/
  10. ^ "Warner Bros. Entertainment To Unveil T-Works Immersive Online Animation Experience For All Ages In Spring 2008". Warnerbros.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-21.
  11. ^ ""The Warner Brothers: Albert, Harry, Jack, and Sam Warner".". http://www.germanhollywood.com/warner.html. Retrieved 2008-01-23.. 
  12. ^ geocities.com
  13. ^ You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story. 2008. p. 255. 
  14. ^ WB retained a pair of features from 1949 that they merely distributed, and all short subjects released on or after September 1, 1948; in addition to all cartoons released in August 1948.
  15. ^ youtube.com
  16. ^ youtube.com
  17. ^ geocities.com

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Bugs Bunny

  • What's up, doc?
  • Duck Season!
  • Hey, Laughing Boy!
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  • Promenade across the floor. Sashay right on out the door. Out the door and into the glade and everybody promenade. Step right up you're doing fine. I'll pull your beard you'll pull mine. Yank it again like you did before. Break it up with a tug of war. Now into the brook and fish for the trout. Dive right in and splash about. Trout! Trout! Pretty little trout! One more splash and come right out. Shake like a hound-dog. Shake again. Wallow around in the old pig pen. Wallow some more. Y'all know how. Roll around like an old fat sow. Alamand left with your right hand. Follow through with a great left band. Now lead your partner the dirty old thing. Follow through with an elbow swing. Grab a fence post. Hold it tight. Womp your partner with all your might. Hit him in the shin. Hit him in the head. Hit him again. The critter ain't dead. Womp him low and womp him high. Stick your finger in his eye. Pretty little ring. Pretty little sound. Bang your heads against the ground. Promenade all around the room. Promenade like a bride and groom. Open up the door and step right in. Close the door and into a spin. Whirl! Whirl! Twist and twirl! Jump all around like a flying squirrel. Now don't you fuss and don't you swear. Just come right out and form a square. Now right hand over and left hand under. Both join hands and run like thunder. Over the hill and over the dale. Duck your head and lift your tail. Don't you stray and don't you roam. Turn to your partner. Promenade home. Corn in the cornfield. Wheat in the sack. Turn to your partner. Promenade back. And now you're home. Bow to your partner. Bow to the gent across the hall. And that is all!
  • Bric-a-bracka, Firecracker! Sis, boom, bah! Bugs Bunny! Bugs Bunny! Rah! Rah! Rah!
  • And remember, 'mud' spelled backwards is 'dum'.
  • She may not be very pretty now, but she was somebody's baby once.
  • Ah, what a beautiful dream! It would be a traGEDy if someone were to disturb this Serene Scene!
  • Oh no! It's too gruesome! But I'll do it!
  • The rabbits are coming! Hooray! Hooray! The rabbits are coming! Hooray! Hooray!
  • I'm multiplyin', Doc! I'm multiplyin!
  • Ah, ha! Multiplying!
  • after Elmer Fudd shoots him in the back and calls himself "a dirty rat"
  • Yeah, have some cheese, rat! shoves cheese in Elmer's mouth
  • Ain't this monotonous?
  • Gurgle, gurgle! Why don't ya pay your water bill, doc?
  • Don't go up there! It's dark!
  • Turn off that light!
  • Didja ever get the feeling you was being watched?
  • And so having disposed of the monster, exits our hero, stage right through the front door-none the worse from his harrowing experience.
  • So long,Sammy! See you in Miami!
  • So long, Screwy! See you in St. Louie!
  • Run for the hills, folks! Or you'll be up to your armpits in martians!
  • Hey, wait a minute. Wait a minute! Look, the people out there in the audience - the lady there with the long ears. They're getting longer all the time. And the guy back there in the seventeenth row with the cute tomato - he's gettin' all fuzzy. Yeah, they've got it. Everybody out there's got rabbititus!
  • Why, if you had rabbititus, you'd see red and yellow spots before your eyes. [red and yellow spots appear on the screen -- possible reference to Visual Snow?] Yeah, that's right. And then they'd start swirling and swirling around.
  • What a tough audience! It ain't like Saint Joe... Saint Joe! They love me there!
  • The moral of this story is don't try to steal no eighteen carrots from no rabbit.
  • (singing) I dream of Genie, she's a light brown hare...
  • (to Happy Rabbit) Can I help you?
  • Eh, you'll be fine if you remember t'ree things. One, your adversaries have tapioca for brains. Two, always eat your carrots. And three, villains always fall for cheesy disguises.
  • Ah yes, Tiny Toon Adventures; a fine show. It all began quite a while ago, but I remember it as clearly as if it were... a flashback. It was late night at da Warner Bros. Studio. I was just hanging around, as usual, while de artists were comin' up with brilliant new TV ideas.
  • Buster and Babs were about ready to throw in the towel, so I decided to give 'em a bit of wabbit wisdom.
  • Ain't I a little Dickens, though?
  • Well, whaddaya know! I didn't think the little skinflint would ever change!
  • I'm sorry Mac, but da lady of da house ain't home, and besides, we already sent you people a check last week!
  • [in a Kids' WB! commercial bumper] Eh, you're back! Or am I back? Aah, who cares! [kisses the screen]
  • I'll tell ya one thing [about Judge Doom], doc - he weren't no rabbit!
  • Oooh, dat's far too hot for da little miser. He's liable to boil his money belt! Hehehehe! Dis'll probably cool off everything but his temper!
  • You don't have to be crazy to do this... But it sure helps!
  • Dat evil character's after that nice old lady's money! Looks like this boy scout's gonna do his deed for today.
  • If dis assignment doesn't toin out funny, Warner Bros. will disavow any knowledge of de episode and blame it on da writers.
  • I coulda swore I hoid somebody knockin'! Oh well.
  • [Old Elmer to bugs] Good bye old Buddy. [Old Bugs] So long, Methuselah!

Happy Rabbit

  • Put a net over a harmless little rabbit the SPCA shall hear about this
  • Eeek! Ooh! Ahh! (representing a monkey's sound)
  • (to Bugs) Hey got any carrots?
  • (to Egghead) Hello, sir?

Daffy Duck

  • (First ever line) Porky: Hey, th-th-th-that wasn't in the script!
    Daffy: Don't let it worry ya, Skipper. I'm just a crazy, darn fool duck. Hoo-hoo Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo...
  • You're deth-picable!
  • That's just plain silly!
  • Duck hunters is da cwaziest peoples!
  • I'm not crazy, I just dont' give a darn!
  • I'm so crazy I don't know this isn't possible.
  • You ain't just whistling dixie!
  • Watch out for that first step! It's a loo-loo!
  • Wabbit Season!
  • I'm rich, I'm a happy miser!
  • Hoo-Hoo, Hoo-Hoo!
  • (Dressed in snow gear) "What a trip! What a trip! Blizzard all the way... snow twenty feet deep! But we had to get that serum through! It was mush, mush, mush all night! Come on!! MUSH, MUSH, MUSH, MUSH, MUSH!!! Suddenly, the glacier cracks, then the roar, TONS OF ICE, NO ESCAPE, AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! (totally calm) So how's things been with you?" ("Daffy Duck Hunt")
  • I may be a craven little coward, but I'm a greedy craven little coward.
  • It's burning holes in me! Help! It's burning holes in me!
  • I can't stand pain, it hurts me!
  • Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin.
  • That's Dis-dis-dis-disgusting
  • Shoot me again! I enjoy it! I love the smell of burnt feathers... and gun powder...and cordite. I'm an elk! Shoot me! Go on!! It's elk season! I'm a fiddler crab. Why don't you shoot me?! It's fiddler crab season!
  • Anyone for Tennis?
  • HO! HA-HA! GUARD! TURN! PARRY! DODGE! SPIN! HA! THRUST! (hits the ground with his quarterstaff which rebounds and hits him, bending his beak)
  • Avast, or I shall strike thee with my quarterstaff! (soto voce to audience) Actually, it's a buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff, but I ain't tellin' him that.
  • Can you imagine anything so ridiculous as majority rule?
  • Yoicks, and Away! [crashes into a tree] Yoicks, and Away! [crash into another tree] Yoicks, and Away... [crash] Yoicks...and...Away...[crash] Yoicks and away [crash] Yoicks...[crash]...and away [crash]. Why You! [chops all the trees down] Now then, yoicks and away! [eventually crashes into a boulder]
  • And it hasn't been the same without you. Although it's been eerily similar.
  • Duck Dodgers, in the 24th and a half CENTURY!
  • This is a job for... STUPOR DUCK!
  • Don't blame me— the Martian gets one episode per season.
  • Farewell, my Queen! We will always have Paris...
  • Maybe if I stare at this piece of paper long enough, people will think I can read.
  • That Cadet buys the worst Christmas presents.
  • Well whataya know, she loves me! That's just the advantage I need.
  • Yahoo! The grand brassiere is back in business, baby!
  • This is the last time I work with someone with a sphpheech impediment!
  • Oh no. Not again.
  • You smug son of a...
  • Mine mine mine! its all mine!
  • Ooooooo-eeeee! Sorry to cut off the tunes, fellow vagrants, but I'm Patch Scartissue, and I want you all to see that I ain't afraid of nothin', not even paper cuts! [slits his finger with an envelope] Aaaaaaah!! [faints]
  • I'm not crazy I just don't give a darn hoo-hoo.
  • Pronoun trouble.
  • Cutesy wutesy sugar plum? No! Hideous, terrifying monster? Yes!
  • Will you knock it off!? Sheesh! A bird could develop a complex around here!
  • [The Warners'] first cartoon was the most bizarre thing I'd ever seen. If I remember it correctly, eh, they had flypaper stuck on their fannies. It was an okay cartoon for a short, but this thing went on for eight hours! Eight hours!
  • C'mon doc, EVOLVE ME!
  • Does anybody understand what this duck is saying?
  • Ooooh, that's DAFFY! DAFFY Duck! I can't believe you'd mistake a big star like me for that other duck who can't even talk straight!
  • We've got to get a new agent. We're getting screwed!
  • What a hypocrite! What a jip! Community service, eh? I'll give 'em community service! I'll see that ingrate ghosts get whiped off the face of the earth! I'll rid the world of disgusting echtoplasmic slime, like J.P. Cubish... [loud thunder] ...er, I mean, NICE echtoplasmic slime, like J.P. Cubish!
  • It just goes to show you, you gotta kill yourself to win an Oswald in this town!
  • [trying to lift Porky] I knew I should've cast Speedy Gonzales as my sidekick!
  • Even though you're kind of little, I'll teach you how to spray your spittle!
  • Porky: T-t-tell me, Holmes, at what sort of school did you learn to be a detective?
    Daffy: Elementary my dear Watson! Elementary!
  • Daffy: Plotz!!
    Mr. Plotz: Daffy, what can I do for you?
    Daffy: It's this Cat & Birdy show!
    Mr. Plotz: What about it?
    Daffy: I demand it be changed to The Duck & Daffy Duckeroonie Daffy Ducky Duck Cartoonie Show!
    Mr. Plotz: But--
    Daffy: No "but"s, Plotz! Change it or I'm walking!
    Yakko: I've got dibs on his parking space.
  • Stop teasin' the audience, ya stupid rabbit! Read my name!
  • Bugs: Now it's my toin to do an act.
    Daffy: Go ahead! I'd love to see the audience boo you off the stage!
  • This dressing room is so small I have to step outside to change my mind!
  • Daffy: Ah-ha, the studio's got this great show.
    Bugs: That's Warner Bros.!
    Daffy: Yes, but nobody told me its name!! Hey!
    Bugs: That's Warner Bros.!
    Daffy: Tell me the show's name!
    Bugs: It's called That's Warner Bros.! Catch it every weekday on Kids' WB!
  • [From The WB's launch spot]
    Bugs: Gee Daffy, I wonder who dey're gonna get to pull da switch.
    Daffy: Why, me, indubitably, as I possess all of the talent around here!

Porky Pig

  • Th-th-th-th-That's all, Folks!
    • Adapted from earlier use by Bosko, without the stutter.
  • L-l-l-lucky for him it IS a one horse town.
  • M-m-m-m-m-mee-men from Mars!!!
  • Happy b-b-birthday you thing from another world you.
  • T-t-t-tell me, Sylvester, i-i-is there any insanity in your family?
  • What ridiculous histrioni-ni-ni....... h-h-histrioni-ni............What ridiculous ACTING!!
  • P-p-p-pithey oh t-t-t-travelling clown. C-c-c-couldst thou directeth me to Robin Hood's h-h-h-hideout?
  • N-n-n-n-know how I'm g-g-g-g-going to g-g-g-g-g-get rid of these m-m-m-m-mice?
  • I'll bet Gene Autry's horse d-d-d-doesn't act like this.
  • Y-y-you can't fool me. I have a high I.Q.
  • Keep away from that masked d-d-d-desporad-d-d-d...... that masked stinker!
  • C-c-c-come gather m-m-m-m-mmy-my-my-my ch-children and y-y-you shall h-h-hear of the mi-of the mi-of the mi-of the midnight r-r-ri-r-ri-r-ride of P-pa-p-pa-paul R-r-revere.
  • O-o-o-okay, everyone. N-n-n-nothing more to see. Th-th-the-th-the-th-that's all, folks. Hey, I l-l-like the sound of that.
  • Hey, what am I sliding for? I-i'm not DiMaggio. My name is P-p-p-p- [SPLASH] -M-m-m-m-mud.
  • P-p-p-p-p-p-et-t-tunia, w-w-w-will you m-m-m-m-m-m-marry m-m-m-me?
  • B-b-b-benedict Arnold! T-t-t-traitor!!
  • H-h-h-help! I-i-i-i-i-indians are coming! I-i-i-i-indians! B-b-b-bows and arrows! T-t-t-tomah-h-hatchets! W-w-w-wigwams! All kinds of - all kinds of stuff like that there!
  • Oh, will y-y-y-you s-s-s-s-stop t-t-t-that r-r-r-r-r-racket!? Now get outta here, y-y-you r-r-r-r-r-roosters!!
  • I'm n-n-n-n-not so stupid.
  • Th-th-th-th-that's silly!
  • Here we g-g-go again!
  • Hey that-that's not in the script!
  • Ralph: Duh, good morning, Porky.
    Porky: Go-go-go-go-go-go-good mo-mo-mo-mo-[gets honked at by a car behind him] ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT!! Hello.
  • [after smacking his thumb with a hammer] Oh, son of a bi-bi-, son of a bi-bi-, son of a bi-bi-bi-...gun! [turns to the camera] Ha-ha-ha! You thought I was going to say 's-s-son of a bitch', didn't ya?!

Elmer Fudd and Egghead

  • Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits!, He-e-e-e-e!
  • Say your pwayers, wabbit!
  • Why, you wascally wabbit!
  • Kill da wabbit.
  • My name is Elmer J. Fudd. Miwwionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.
  • West and wewaxation at wast!

Gwacious! Have any of you giwls evew had an expewience wike this?

  • Just wait till I get my hands on that scwewy wabbit and that scwewball duck!
  • You're no shewiff! You're that scwewy wabbit!
  • Wisten to the whythmic whythm of the woodwinds as it wowws awound and awound...and it comes out here!
  • WHAT?! A Buck Wogers Wightning Quick Wabbit Kiwwer!
  • Sywvester......the handwing of money is a gweat wesponsibiwity.
  • That weawwy was an awfuwwy good weg of wamb.
  • Your Uncwe Wouis has kicked the bucket. You now inhewit thwee miwwion dowwars
  • Hewwo! Acme Pest Contwol? Well I have a pest I want contwolled.
  • But I haven't got a wiscence to shoot a fwickaseein wabbit.
  • Wow! Wabbit Twacks!
  • Just cwick the shutter and you have a photogwaph of wild-wife suitable for fwaming.
  • Any time those two wittle nut cwackers think they can out-smart Ewmer J. Fudd they've got another thing coming.
  • Come on, Wover boy. Wet's go hunting.
  • I will do it with my spear and magic hewmet.
  • Gee, I hope it didn't hurt too much when I killed you, Mister Wabbit.
  • Whadda know? One bullet weft!
  • Thewe's something scwewy going on around hewe...
  • WAAAAAA HA HAAAAAA! I'm a disgwace to the wegiment!
  • It's a Futuwatic Push-Button Sawesman Ejector!
  • I hope you can hewp me mister game warden. I've been towd I can shoot wabbits, mongooses, pigeons, dirty skunks and ducks. Can you teww me what season it weawwy is??!!
  • Good evening, sportsmen evewywhere...'Fwesh-Fwied, Fwesh-Fwozen Wabbit Company' bwings you 'The Sportsman's Hour,' with handy hunting tips by yours twuwy, Ewmer Fudd!.......And today I have a WEAL surpwise for you: I will demonstwate the pwoper pwocedure for hunting, twacking down & bwasting to smitheweens a weal, wive wabbit!...Now, be vewy, vewy quiet...
  • KILL THE WABBIT! KILL THE WABBIT!
  • Wabbits wove cawwots.
  • At wast! The wong arm of the waw is cwosing in on you. You scwewy wabbit.
  • Geez awfully quiet dang I wonder if there anymore hunters out here this mornin'
  • That duck CRAZY!
  • Wabbits! Wabbits! [crying] Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho!
  • OK, wabbit, we'll see whose I.Q is P.U. !
  • I'm a baaaaaad boy!
  • Hewwo, Mr. Supper!
  • Not this weekend, you're not! You're the symbol of Thanksgiving! Huhuhuhuhu! And you're dinner!
  • Come back, my wittle birdy banquet!
  • Elmer: Oh, Mr. Game Wawden, I've been told to shoot wabbits and pigeons and mongooses and dirty skunks and elks and ducks. Can you tell me what season it weawy is?
    Bugs Bunny: (as Game Warden) Certainly, m'boy! It's baseball season!
  • Elmer: [as Gutzon Borglum] Hold the stwing wight dere and be vewy vewy quiet. Woud noises can stawt--
    Loud Kiddington: [as Lincoln Borglum] WHAJDA SAY, POP?!?
    Elmer: An avawanche!! Aaaahhh! [a boulder crushes him]
  • Elmer: Aah, finished! West and wewaxation at wast! And thanks to your help, it only took fouteen yeaws to compwete.
    Loud Kiddington: Aww, you're only saying that because I'm your son.
    Elmer: No, I'm saying that because working awone, I could've finished it in six yeaws!!
  • Elmer: In my day, we used to chase wabbits. But times have weawwy changed.
    Elmyra: Now we hug 'em and squeeze 'em to pieces!
    Elmer: That's wight!

Yosemite Sam

  • Ooooooooooooooooooh!!!
  • I hate rabbits.
  • [to Bugs Bunny] I hate you!
  • Come back here, ya varmint!
  • It's like you do varmint!
  • This town ain't a big enough fer the two of us!
  • Yeah, Yosemite Sam - the roughest, toughest he-man stuffest hombré that's ever crossed the Rio Grande. An' I ain't no namby-pamby.
  • All right! Don't rush me. I'm a-thinking... and my head hurts.
  • Why did you pour ink on my head?
  • You ornery fur-bearin' rebel, you'll pay for this!"
  • Ya better say yer prayers, ya flea-bitten varmint, I'm a-gonna blow ya to smithereenies!
  • Great horny-toadies! I think I dug all the way to Chinee!
  • I paid my four bits to see the high diving act and I'm-a gonna SEE the high diving act!"
  • Now, ya carrot-chewin' coyote!! Git a goin'!!
  • MAH BISCUITS ARE BURNIN'! FIRE IN THE HAT! GREAT HORNY TOADS, THAT SMARTS!!!
  • If you does that once more I aint-a goin' in after it.
  • I'm Riff Raff Sam, the riffiest riff that ever riffed to raff!"
  • OOOOOOhhh, I hate that rabbit!
  • Okay, rabbit, haul your carcass off'n my real estate!!
  • 10 dollars!! Why it's getting so a man an't earn a dishonest living no more!
  • Why I knows that ornery fur-bearin' critter from waaaaays back.
  • So long, sucker! Ah Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!
  • Say there, boy, how's about playin' something peppy on that skinbox?
  • This here's one of them train robbery hold ups.
  • Gotta burn ma boots! They touched Yankee soil!
  • AW, now you've gone and made me lose count!!
  • Prepare yourself, rabbit. I'm-a comin' over the wall.
  • I smell carrots a cookin'. And whar thar's carrots, there's rabbits.
  • I want you baby! Your eyes! Your lips! Come with me to the Casbaaaaaaaah! We'll make beautiful music together!
  • Say yer prayers, ya long eared galoot!
  • Twenty years trying and ya missed me again, ya no good smackerel! No-good bushwacking berracud-e!
  • So long, sucker! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! [noticed the police officers in the car he landed in] Woo...
  • [after having the front part of his body flattened against the wall] You'll pay for this, varmint! [in a really nasal voice]
  • NO FREE HAND-OUTS, VARMINT!!
  • Great hornytoads! I'd recognize them flat feet anywhere!
  • Get back there, rabbit! I'm-a gonna rob that train!

Foghorn Leghorn

  • I say, I say, What's that big chicken hawk!
  • That's a joke... I say, that's a joke, son.
  • Boy's got a mouth like a cannon, always shootin' off.
  • You gotta.. I say, you gotta keep it on your toes! Toes that is!
  • Now, pay attention, son.
  • Pay attention when I'm talking to ya, boy!
  • Boy's like a tattoo. Gets right under your skin.
  • Okay, I'll shut up. Some fellas have to keep their tongues flappin' but not me. I was brought up right. My pa used to tell me to shut up and I'd shut up. I wouldn't say nothin'. One time darn near starved to death. WOULDN'T TELL HIM I WAS HUNGRY!!
  • Boy's as sharp as a bowling ball.
  • I don't see no hula hula girls.
  • We have been flim-flammed.
  • Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency.
  • I say, I say, boy that's not how you make no airplane.
  • Boy's like a dead horse -- got no get-up-and-go.
  • That boy's as strong as an ox, and just about as smart.
  • This is gonna cause more confusion than a mouse in a burlesque show!
  • Go away, boy, ya bother me!
  • Kid don't stop talking so much he'll get his tongue sun burned.
  • That girl's like that road between Fort Worth and Dallas ...No curves.
  • Don't you, I say don't you call ME a chicken -- you chicken!
  • I don't think this kid's got all his marbles. Shakes his head when he means yes and nods when he means no.
  • If I'm a roo - Ah say - if I'm a rooster, I hope to be struck by lightn [KAPOW] Well, let's put it another way. Way that is.
  • Some days it don't pay to get outta bed!
  • Did ya see that hawk after those hens? He scared 'em! That Rhode Island Red turned white, then blue. Rhode Island, red white and blue! That's a joke, son, a flag-waver! You're built too low. The fast ones go over your head. Ya got a hole in your glove. I keep pitchin' 'em and you keep missin' 'em! Ya gotta keep your eye on the ball! Eye. Ball. Eyeball! I almost had a gag, son--a joke, that is!
  • Well, woman, blink your eyes or something. Yeesh!
  • Say, boy, you cover about as much as a flapper skirt in a high wind.
  • You've gotta be a magician to keep a kid's attention more than two minutes nowadays.
  • Place your bet - Ah say - place your bets, gentlemen. Winnner plays, loser stays. Everyone's a winne - well, not everyone.
  • A sensitive mind won't stand being picked on.
  • The dawg's busier than a centipede at a toe-counting contest.
  • Hey Dawg! I've come to bury the hatchet! Ha, ha. Not in your pointed head, Boy. I come in peace! I brought you a peace-offerin'.
  • No no boy!! You're meant to hit the ball. No the bawl!!!
  • The snow's so deep, the farmers have to jack up the cows so they can milk 'em!
  • That dawg is strictly G.I. -- Gibbering Idiot!
  • Eh...any of this gettin' through that little ol' blue bonnet of yours?
  • OH that woman. Gotta mouth like an outboard motor. All the time! Putputputputputput-phut-phut-phut-putputputputputputputputphew!
  • I don't know what you're doing with that bowling ball, girly. But I'm not gonna stand by and let a lady do a man's job.
  • That boy's as timid as a canary at a cat-show.
  • I need, I say, I need a pointer, and that dog's got just the head for it. Pointed, that is.
  • Go away, boy! Or I'll spank you where the feathers are thinnest.
  • What'ya doin' with a pump, boy? Diggin' for oil? You're crazy, boy. There's no oil within 500 miles of here. Geology of the ground's all wrong. Even if there WAS oil you'd need a drill not a tire pump.
  • Nice girl but about as sharp as a sack 'a wet mice.
  • Adios you chicken-pluckin' little stinker!
  • Explain yourself! Yer tounge's flappin' but no noise is comin' outa yer big mouth!
  • Pay attention to me boy - I'm not just talkin' to hear my head roar!
  • That dawg's as subtle as a hand grenade in a barrel 'a oatmeal.
  • 'Course, you know, this means war.
  • Hey, give me that! (takes the axe away from the cat) Who do you think you are, George Washington? (hits the cat over the head with the axe) Hm, there's no cherry trees around here.
  • THIS - ah say - THIS CALLS FOR RETALIATION!
  • Don't you wanna look at your cards first, son? Boy's about as sharp as a bowlin' ball.
  • Ah'm a rooster, son, not a chicken! Pay at-ah say, pay attention, boy! Ah'm talkin' to ya! Kid doesn't listen to a word Ah say.
  • First - ah say - first time in my life someone else shot my mouth off.
  • Boy's as sharp as a pound of wet liver!
  • I can, I say, I can run faster that in high heels *pause* I ain't saying I wear high heels

Sylvester the cat

  • Suffering succotash!
  • Son, you take care of all the little mice and I'll handle any BIG mice that come along.
  • Hello, breakfast!
  • They forgot to put out the cat....The cat?!?! I'M the cat!!!
  • First the wadding, then the shots, then the powder. Packit down good and....[BLAM!!] Wait! Wait! I know what I did wrong! First the shots, then the powder, then the wadding. Pack it down good and...[BLAM!!]
  • Okay, mouse, I'll fight you but I aint fightin' no dames.
  • Now, mouse, you do as I thay or... down the hatch.
  • Sayyy, wait a minute......Tomcats can't be mothers......Cats can't lay eggs!
  • Y'see, son, if you build a BETTER MOUSETRAP, the mice'll BEAT A PATH to your door!
  • It's a good thing I HAVE got nine lives......with THIS kind of an army, I'll NEED' EM!!
  • When that mouse comes thru this opening....WHAM!!! She won't know what hit her!!
  • Hold it, Sam, HOLD IT!! Isn't it silly to jeopardize our neighborly relations over this scrawny bird?!?
  • "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat!" Isn't it about time you saw something else? Sth-tupid bird....
  • I....I can't help it.....I'm a pussycat with NORMAL WEAKNESSES......OTHER pussycats eat birds!!........WHY pick on me?!? WHY?!??!?
  • Brother pussycats. We've been scooted out, backed out and booted out. But TONIGHT we were thhhhhhhhhcared out. It's inhothhhhpita-bitable!! And furthermore it's unnnnnnnnnnncatchhhhhhhhtitutional!!! Are we men or are we mithhhhhhhhhhhhe?!
  • No mouse is no match for no cat. And I'm a cat. I think. MEOW!! Yep, I'm a cat. So MUHA HAHA HA HA HA, mouse!!!
  • Granny-shmanny! You're my Christmas present, and I'm wrapping you up, kid!
  • Aw, come on! Stand still! How do you expect me to grasp you when you jump around like a flea on a hot brick?!
  • She's about as helpless as a porcupine in a nudist colony.
  • And just so YOU don't get out and that GOON don't get IN, I'm lockin' the door, and tossin' the key out the window! THERE!!...and now, for that Tweety-Bird Sandwich I've been dreaming of!...STOP SQUIRMING! I can't stand a sore loser! Let's see...there's cloves...tabasco sauce...[Tweety turns into Mr. Hyde] ...what, no KETCHUP?! Well, I guess I'll hafta have my Tweety-Bird Sandwich without KE-E-E-E-E-ETCH---
  • Awwww, son......can't we just chase one of those big, slow, LETH-TH-TH-THARGIC birds, hmmmmmmm?!
  • From now on, birds are off my list! There! [several birds land on his shoulder and head] Thufferin' thuccatash! What a fine time I picked to go on a diet.
  • Y'see, son? The wheels in your father's head are STILL CLICKING!!
  • Okay, okay, I'll GET you yer mouse!! Spoiled-brat cat!
  • You're just not whistling Dixie, brother!!
  • I haven't been watching the wrestling matches on TV for nothin' ya know.
  • Okay! I'll do it!! I might as well die than starve to death.
  • Where there's cheeses, there's bound to be mouses.
  • Oh brother, another mystery. Doesn't [Granny] ever get tired of these?
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Okay, kitty, let's see if we can get to the root of your troubles with a little game. I say a vord, and you say the first thing that poops into your head. Bird.
    Sylvester: Tweety!
    Dr. Scratchansniff: Cantalope.
    Sylvester: Tweety!
    Dr. Scratchansniff: Dirigible.
    Sylvester: Tweety Tweety Tweety!
    Dr. Scratchansniff: Oh well, nothing to worry about. [writes "Sylvester's Diagnosis: INCURABLE" on note pad] He's hopeless!
  • Tweety: Oh, c'mon! You know you'll never catch me.
    Sylvester: Sez you!
    Tweety: Well, awl I know is that you can't eat me!
    Sylvester: Huh? And why do you sth-ay that?
    Tweety: 'Tuz, puddy, if you evew get wid of me, den we don't have a show!
    Sylvester: What?
    Tweety: Aftew all, I am de star!
    Sylvester: Oh yeah?! [eats Tweety] That thstar could've used thome thalt.
  • One thing I've learned while chasing the bird... Avoid the dog!!
  • Being a cat is easy if you remember these thsimple rulesth - cat chases bird, cat catches bird, cat eats bird.

Tweety Bird

  • I tawt I taw a puddy tat!
  • I did! I did see a puddy tat!
  • Ho ho, dat puddy tat has a pink skin under his fur coat!
  • Stick 'em up, Geronimo! I'm Hop-Awong Cattidy!
  • AAAAAAAAH! You cwushed my widdy head! AH HA HA HAAAAAAA! You mashed me widdle metatarsel!!
  • Oh, wook, piddies! This widdle piddy went to market, this widdle piddy stayed home, this widdle piddy had woast beef, and this little pitty had.......whadaya know, wan outa piddies!
  • You know, I lose more putty tats dat way.
  • I may be wong, but I just don't twust puddy tat's honor.
  • I calm him down. [hits Sylvester with mallet] I guess I calm him down too much.
  • Gee whiz, puddy tat. I didn't know you could fwy.
  • Where oh where has my puddy tat gone? Oh where oh where can he be?
  • I tawt I taw a puddy tat. I tawt I taw another puddy tat. I'm tawounded by puddy tats.
  • Wike I said before: Once a bad ol' putty tat, awways a bad ol' putty tat.
  • Gosh, I never wealized that being a wittle bird could be so compwicated.
  • HUMPH! How does a bird go about getting twansferred out of this outfit?!
  • BRRRR! I feel a dwaft on my fwagile wittle body.
  • You know dat puddy is going to hurt himself if he not more careful.
  • Ooohhh what a hypotwit!
  • Forgot my wittle hat again!
  • Poor Puddy Tat!
  • Come on, little pawty dog! Hewp me find the little putty tat!
  • Awww, the poor putty tat, stuck on the ceiling!
  • That a good putty tat! Play nice with the little pawty dog! Don't fight!
  • Awwww Bad ol' Puddy Tat...he fall down, go...BOOM!!!!!
  • [on Sylester's backfires] Weww, at weast he's consistent!

Granny

  • Who were you expecting, Pocahontas?
  • Thought you could out fox old Granny, huh?! Well I was hep to ya all the time.
  • There, just as snug as a bug in a rug, eh Sylvester?
  • Well, here we are at last, Tweety, in VENICE......with all its Venetian blinds!!
  • Ooh, hoo hoo hoo!! I haven't had THIS much fun since the boys got back from Gettysburg!!!
  • Yeah, that'll teach you. Next time I'll give you what fir!!
  • If there's one little feather, just ONE little feather harmed of this bird, I'm going to sell you to the violin string factory!
  • I'll teach you to molest helpless little birdies!
  • Oh, why even bother with cooking? It's pizza tonight!
  • That's it! We've been cancelled!
  • The schedule said this is where we'd find the commercials. Now where could they be?

Speedy Gonzales

  • Andale! Andale! Arriba! Arriba! Yii-hah!
  • Hello, uno pussy gato. You got uno tacks problemente?
  • Hello, Poosie-cats! You looking for a nice fat mouse for deenner?
  • I don't see that seelly pussy cats today. He must be asleep. I better wake heem up!
  • They don't make pussy cats like they used to.
  • Thees ees the only way to run!
  • Ah...A present from my loving Lupe. Such a sweet Lupe...I wonder which loving Lupe eet ees?
  • Excusa! Esta too mucho rapido for the eyes to follow? I'll show you in el slow motiono.
  • No mas tequila! Already mui loaded.
  • Thees pussy cats trying to lure me weeth thees cheese. HOKAY, PUSSY CATS, I AM LURING!
  • I don't why she don't like me. I'm so leetle. I don't take up much room. And don't eat much.
  • Gracias, Senorita Mi Amor! Adios! Hasta la vista! YEE-HEE!!!
  • Yee HA! Oh the funny theengs those fellows do to me!
  • Grab your sombraros, amigos. Here we go again.
  • You know, the pussy gato needs one of those psycholico... um... psycholica... um... you know, one of those head shreenking fellows.
  • I'm stirring, and I'm a mouse.
  • You know, I got the feeling like somebody is looking at me.
  • What's a matter, pussycats? You nervous?
  • You pooped? Hokay, I come back.
  • Buenos noches, senorita. You doing anythings tonight?
  • I don't know, but I theenk we are finally getting that duck's goat.
  • Deedn't your mother tell you to look both ways before crosseeng the railroad tracks? You could get hurt!
  • Oh, you have thee wrong house senor. Noone in here but us cheeckens!
  • Hey, why everybody vamoosa?
  • What's the matter, amigos? You meess me, ha?
  • Now that's what I call a brave poossy cat.
  • Hey, poossy cat, I have to pass your way again. I'll slow down so eet weell be fair.
  • You'd better put back all my friends where you got heem.
  • I turned that duck into sometheeng. I do not know what.
  • Carumba! You always hungry! Okay I get you a tortilla.
  • Oh oh! I theenk thees ees where I come een.
  • Hey, senor duck! I am running een there to get one of those chocolate canejos!
  • That's a job for the fastest mouse, which ees me. Not the slowest mouse, which ees you.
  • Here I come by you again, senor pussy cats.
  • Holy frijoles! That theeng runs faster than me.

Road Runner

  • Beep!, Beep!

Wile E Coyote

  • Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Wile E Coyote, Genius. I am not selling anything nor am I working my way through college. And so let's get down to cases. You are a rabbit and I am going to eat you for supper. Now don't try to get away. I am more muscular, more cunning, faster and larger than you are and I'm a genius while you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarden. So I'll give you the customary 2 minutes to say your prayers.
  • You genius. You've done it again.
  • Well, back to the old drawing board.
  • Gad, I'm such a genius
  • Genius. That's what it is sheer genius
  • Being a genuis certainly has it's advantages.
  • Brilliance. That's all I can say, sheer unadulterated brilliance.
  • Wile E Coyote Super Genius. I like the way that rolls out Wile E Coyote Super Genuis.
  • (groggily) Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Mud.
  • Ouch.
  • Why do they always want to do it the hard way?

Marvin the Martian

  • Oh dear, now I shall have to create more Martians.
  • Being disintegrated makes me very angry! Very angry, indeed!
  • At last, after 2,000 years of work, the illudium pu36 explosive space modulator. At long last, my dream come true.
  • The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds.
  • Oh, I'm going to blow it up, it obstructs my view of Venus.
  • Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!
  • The illudium pu36 explosive space modulator! That creature has stolen the space modulator!
  • Delays, delays.
  • Oh dear, this is most inconvenient, now I'll have to call out the reserves.
  • we must capture a live earth creature K-9, and take it back with us to Mars. Isn't that a nice assignment, mmm?
  • Oh, that wasn't a bit nice...You have made me very angry... very angry indeed!
  • Please sir, do not interrupt my chain of thought, I'm a busy martian.
  • Are you from the earth? How interesting. I'm just about to solve the Earth's fuel problem.
  • I'm not angry, just terribly, terribly hurt.
  • Daffy: I claim this planet in the name of the Earth!

Marvin:I claim this planet in the name of Mars! Hmmm, isn't that lovely?

  • This insignificant planetoid has been found guilty of crimes against the universe.
  • Oh drat these computers, they're so naughty and so complex, I could pinch them."
  • Earthlings have the worst sense of direction!
  • A mission? I'm all a-tingle!
  • There's nothing I enjoy more than frolicking in a room filled with empty plastic balls.
  • Wakey-wakey, friends. Time to wreak mayhem in the cause of evil.
  • Ugh, another delusional fan trying to emulate the famous trench scene. How many lives must that accursed film claim?!
  • Daffy: [as Duck Dodgers] So, what do you think? Could today end our mutual hatred?
    Marvin: Unlikely, Dodgers. Whether at war or peace, I shall always loathe you.
    Daffy: You shall always love me?! Eeeew!
    Marvin: I said loathe, you idiot!
  • "Oh, no, Your Majesty. I like [General Z-9] in a way. In an 'I can't wait to go to his funeral' way!"
  • Queen Tyrani: Need mouth to mouth resuscitation...
    Marvin: YES, YOUR HIGHNESS!

Pepe Le Pew

  • 'Ello, baby.
  • I am ze locksmith of love, no?
  • Come on darling, we must be grown up about zis thing; do not run away from ze love!
  • Hey, a gift from 'eaven!
  • 'Ow impetuous can you get?
  • Look darling, per'aps I am old fashioned, but shouldn't we be introduced first? I am Pepe Le Pew. Zis is my first affair so, please, be kind. I'm shy but, uh, I'm willing.. [She runs away] I am playing it too cool, no?
  • Where are you, my little Lona Misa? I am looking to find you!
  • You are my peanut. I am your brittle.
  • Ah, my little darling, it is love at first sight, is it not, no?
  • Zee cabbage does not run away from zee corn-beef.
  • I am stupid. No?
  • Where are you, my little object of art? I am going to collect you!
  • Don't move, darling. I want to remember you just as you are.
  • Oh well, war is fine, but love is better. Right?
  • You found an interesting place for us, you clever you!
  • You know, zis bump gives me an 'eadache, but VIVE L'AMOUR!
  • Did you know zat when you are in love it is impossible to get insurance? But zen, security isn't everything.
  • One nice thing is, ze game of love is never called on account of darkness.
  • Zee stripe! It is gone! She is not a skunk at all!
  • Permit me to introduce myself. I am Pepe Le Pew, your lover.
  • Ahhh, zis little one wishes to commit suicide to prove 'er love for me. What a sweet gesture. Nevertheless, I must prevent it!
  • Saved!!! [Penelope slips from his arms and falls] VIVE L'AMOUR! We die togezzer! [Jumps after her]
  • When you are a skunk, you learn 'ow to 'old your breath for a long time.
  • A colleague of mine once noted, zere is very little difference between men and women. But, VIVE LE DIFFERENCE!!
  • Pretty good, eh? For a growing boy, zat is. Because, my darling, I am a boy and I am growing fonder of you every day!
  • Everyone should 'ave a 'obby, don't you think? Mine is making love.
  • Ah, my darling, I love you. Where 'ave I been all your life?
  • Ah, zis tempestous one. She is overcome by her emotions at seeing me again.
  • You know, most men would get discouraged about now... fortunately for 'er, I am not most men.
  • Darling, you found me! 'Ow sweet! *kiss, kiss* 'Ow clever! *kiss, kiss* We will never part again!
  • Eh! I'm ze abdominal snowman, no?
  • Eenie, meenie, miney mo, catch a lover by ze toe, if she 'oller, 'old her closer; eenie, meenie, miney mosa.
  • Come to me, my melon baby collie.
  • Le hiiissssssssss! I am a snake and you 'ave charmed me, no?
  • You know, it is not just a case of physical attraction. I admire 'er mind too.
  • Zere are plenty of fish in ze ocean... if you like fish. Personally, I prefer girls. Hmmmm, call it a weakness.
  • You know, it may be possible to be TOO attractive.
  • I tell you what. You stop resisting me, and I, I will stop resisting you. When 'ave you 'ad a better offer zan zat?
  • I must find out what zis 'pew' means every time I appear.
  • Turn out zee lights, darling. I know where everything is.
  • She want to play it zee lover's chase. It is ze little girl in 'er. C'est l'amour.
  • Where are you, pigeon?
  • I am ze broken heart of love. I am ze disillusioned and wish to enlist in ze foreign legion so I may forget. Take me!
  • A pitiful case, am I not?
  • No matter 'ow I disguise myself, you smell me out.
  • Come, pink pigeon, we are wasting valuable time!
  • For some strange reason zis little orchid is shy.
  • Vive la republique!
  • Dashing, no?
  • Quel es? Ahhh, la petite femme skunk fatale! The post of 'onour can wait, no? Tch - tch!
  • Ah, ma cherie, zis is an affaire d'amour, is it not? It is an affair of we love each ozzer madly!
  • Huh? What is this? Oh, but of course! Zis small one, she is wish to put on 'er face before we continue ze wooing!
  • Are you lipsticked and mascared, little one?
  • But darling, tomorrow I may be shipped overseas!
  • You know, one of the mysteries of my life is, why a woman run away when all she really wish is to be captured.
  • Almost like shooting fish in a barrel.
  • Flirt!
  • I am ze sheikh, no?
  • But madame!
  • Madame, control yourself! Your conduct is untimely, control yourself! Madame!
  • Why is it when a man is captured by a woman, all 'ee wish to do is get away?
  • Quel es? Ahhh, la belle femme skunk fatale! Tch - tch!
  • Do not come with me to ze casbah, we shall make beautiful musics togezzer right 'ere!
  • I missed, fortunately for you. So now ma cherie, we can begin life anew!
  • C'est la guerre.
  • Who is it? [Sees soaking wet Penelope] Oh, it is you again.. [She locks the door and hides the key] What can I do.. to.. 'elp.. you? Why do you lock zee..? Oh no! [She starts to move towards him] Control yourself, madame! [He begins to walk backwards] You cannot be in earnest! Joke, yes? No! [He runs away]
  • Eh, wait a just minute! Quel es? Oh, a female lady skunk of ze fair sex! You know, I think I deserve a vacation! [Runs away]
  • You know, I suddenly realize, I never learned 'ow to swim! Ho ho, silly me!
  • All right cherie, ze courtship is over!
  • Eh, I am a creamy puff, no?
  • Now zen cherie, en guarde!
  • 'Ello, cherie.
  • All is fair in love and war, eh darling?
  • All right buttercup, you 'ave done all zat could be expected. You 'ave resisted your natural impulses and run away from me.
  • You little flirt!
  • Charming situation, is it not?
  • I am your guide to love, no?
  • Navigator to pilot: pretty girl at three o'clock, over! Pilot to Navigator: wow wow!!! Over!
  • I pierce you with the eck - eck of love, flower pot!
  • I always got A's in gym.
  • Darling, 'ow good of you to wait for me.
  • A true gentleman must be prepared for anything.
  • She look everywhere for me, she find me, zen she run away. Why??
  • Strong will, am I not?
  • Come back darling, golden violet! I will unshy you! You are just insecure. All you need is a little occupational therapy, like making love!
  • Ze best things of life are worth waiting for.
  • Baby doll!
  • I am se peanut butter. Yuo are ze jelly. Come, let us make a sandwich of love.

Other Characters

  • Castaways: We're gonna have roast rabbit!
  • Henery Hawk: I'm a chicken hawk and you're a chicken!

Dialogue

From Buckaroo Bugs

  • Red Hot Ryder: (reading letter) "Roses are red. Violets are pink. Flowers smell good, but you sure... (last word is censored) I sure what?
  • Bugs Bunny: STINK YOU FOOL! STINK!
  • Red Hot Ryder: I'ma lookin' for the Masked Marauder. Have you seen him?

From Rabbit Fire

  • Daffy Duck: (disguised as Bugs) Eh... what's up, doc? Havin' any luck with those ducks? It's duck season, y'know!
  • Bugs Bunny: (disguised as Daffy) Just a darn minute! Where do you get that duck season stuff?!
  • Daffy Duck: Says so over there on that sign, you're so smart.
  • (Sign reads "Rabbit Season")
  • Daffy Duck: [to Elmer] You know what to do with that gun, doc.
  • (Elmer points the shotgun at Daffy and shoots him)

From The Unruly Hare

  • Elmer Fudd: (after shooting Bugs Bunny in the back) So, I'm a big, fat wat!
  • Bugs Bunny: Yeah, have some cheese, rat! (shoves a wedge of cheese in Elmer's mouth)


From The Wabbit Who Came to Supper

  • Bugs Bunny: Ya don't get the dough ay butterball?
  • Elmer Fudd: No, but I'm gonna get you!
  • Elmer Fudd: Good widdance to bad wubbish!


From Fresh Hare (After Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny have engaged in a snow chase in which Elmer crashed into a snow-covered tree which gave him a Santa hat and beard)

  • Bugs Bunny: Merry Christmas, Santy!
  • Elmer Fudd: (crying) I'm a disgwace to the wegimen!


From Bugs and Thugs

[Bugs makes sounds like a police car stopping]

  • Bugs Bunny: [Irish accent] All right, Clancey, take the boys and surround the house.

[Runs through the door]

  • Bugs Bunny: Jiggers, the cops!
  • Rocky: Hide me! Quick, hide me!
  • Bugs Bunny: Here. hide in here, quick.

[Puts Rocky inside the stove]

  • Mugsy: Hide me too! Hide me! Wah-hah-hah! It's not fair! You've gotta hide me, too!
  • Bugs Bunny: I must be dreaming. It couldn't be this easy. Okay, quick. Hide in here.

[Hides Mugsy in stove]

  • Bugs Bunny: Now don't move until I tell you too.
  • Bugs Bunny: [Knocking on door] All right, open up! This is the police!

[Forces door open]

  • Bugs Bunny: All right, where's Rocky? Where's he hiding?
  • Bugs Bunny: [Normal] He's not in this stove.
  • Bugs Bunny: [as policeman] Oho! He's hiding in the stove, eh?
  • Bugs Bunny: Now look, would I turn on this gas if my friend Rocky was in there?
  • Bugs Bunny: [as policeman] Um, you might, rabbit. You might.
  • Bugs Bunny: Well, would I throw a lighed match in there if my friend was in there?

[Throws match in stove; it explodes]

  • Bugs Bunny: [as policeman] All right, rabbit, you've convinced me. I'll look for Rocky in the city.

[Closes door]

  • Bugs Bunny: The coast is clear, fellas. They've gone.

[Rocky and Mugsy come out of the oven, all burned and groggy; just then the real police arrives]

  • Policeman: Okay, Clancey. Take the boys and surround the house.
  • Bugs Bunny: Jiggers, fellas! The cops!

[Rocky and Mugsy hide back in the oven]

  • Policeman: [Knocking on door] Open up! This is the police!

[Bursts through door ]

  • Policeman: All right, Rabbit. Where's Rocky? Where's he hiding?
  • Bugs Bunny: He's not in this stove.
  • Policeman: Oho! He's hiding in the stove, eh?
  • Bugs Bunny: Would I turn on this gas if he was in there?
  • Policeman: Um, you might, rabbit. You might.
  • Bugs Bunny: Well, would I throw a lighed match in there if he was in there?
  • Rocky: Oh no, you don't!

[He and Mugsy burst out of stove and grovel at the policeman's feet]

  • Rocky: Take me with you! Don't leave me with that crazy rabbit! I confess! I did it! Arrest me! Arrest me!


From French Rarebit

  • Bugs Bunny: Something tells me this grey hare is in the middle again.
  • Bugs Bunny: Of course, if you really want to make something good, nothing beats a good old Louisiana Back-bay Bayou Bunny Bordelaise, a la Antoine.
  • Francois: A la Antoine? This Antoine of New Orleans?
  • Bugs Bunny: I don't mean Antoine of Flatbush.
  • Bugs Bunny: And now, for Antoine's recipe. First, immerse the rabbit thoroughly in wine.

[he dips Francois in wine]

  • Bugs Bunny: Then pickle.
  • Francois: Already I am ze [Hiccup] pickled.
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Looney Tunes is a animated cartoon TV series of Warner Bros. It preceded the Merrie Melodies. Is a variation on Silly Symphonies, the name of Walt Disney Company. Concurrent series of music-based cartoon shorts. Looney Tunes originally showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy. Later Looney Tunes shorts featured popular characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Taz, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and many others.








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