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." -Steven Spielberg-

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