What’s up doc? I’ll tell you what the hell is up, this week marks the 85th anniversary of Looney Tunes!
The American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies. Originally named after Walt Disney’s then-concurrent musical series Silly Symphonies, Looney Tunes initially showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy.
Soon after came more well known and loved characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil and many others.
Everyone knew a kid growing up who always wore clothing with some sort of Looney Tunes character on it. It was often paired with the wearing of sweat pants. Well guess what? I was that guy growing up. Boom! Truth Bomb! Thanks to websites like TV Store Online I can keep sporting clothing with Taz and Marvin the Martian on them! What’s up ladies.
Looney Tunes (like any creative show from that era) had it’s share of controversy but is mostly remembered for it’s timeless comedy, memorable characters and convincing us that rabbits favorite food is carrots…
So happy anniversary Looney Tunes! In your honor I will drop an anvil on my friend Frank’s head. I’m sure the outcome will be as hilarious and consequence free as in your medically/physically accurate cartoons.
That’s all folks!