Steven Spielberg Presents: Tinytoon Adventures
Spielberg's Role: Executive Producer
US Release Date: 1990
"We've created what some
people might consider the offspring of the Loony Tunes
characters, or maybe just their distant cousins."
Tiny Toons Adventures was the
first of many steps in responding to the popularity of
the Disney Afternoon. The first and most ingenious step
in creating this series was to give creative powers to
Steven Spielberg. He had a plan to not just recreate the
fame Warner Brothers had in the 1950's, but to make a new
generation of characters and cartoons to love.
The characters on Tiny Toons
resemble their ancestors only in superficial ways. The
Tiny Toons were not to be relatives of Bugs Bunny and
Porky Pig, but more like students of their classic works.
New Characters were introduced such as Buster, and Babs
Bunny (no relation), Plucky Duck, Hampton, the cat,
Elmira, Montana Max, the skunk, the canary, the vulture,
Foul Mouth, as well as cameos by established characters (Bugs,
Daffy, Elmer and the gang). There were also several
cameos by Mr. Spielberg himself, as he and Buster argued
over script conflicts.
The quote at the top of the page is
from "In Toon with the Times" by Andy Meiser of
the New York Times News Service as printed in the St
Louis Post-Dispatch on July 20, 1990