Looney Tunes, the characters that animals are?

Between main characters and secondary characters, there are many animals in Looney Tunes. The best known and most important ones from shows and cartoons.


Looney Tunes, the characters that animals are?

THE Looney Tunesaka Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Willy the Coyote and Beep Beep, Tweety and Sylvester, born as an American animated series. Originally they were short films for the cinema produced by Warner Bros, but this from 1930 to 1969. From the 1970s onwards, they were adapted to be proposed on television.

At the same time as the Looney Tunes, the parallel series was also born Merrie Melodies. Therefore the term Looney Tunes indicates both the series and the fictional characters protagonists of the same.

What are the Looney Tunes?

The history of the Looney Tunes begins way back in time. It was the thirties and the Warner Bros.taking inspiration from the Disney series Silly Symphonies And Mickey Mousebased on animations accompanied by sound melodies, decided in summary to create both the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.

From there, the worldwide Looney Tunes franchise was born, complete with short films, animated features, films, comics, video games and amusement park rides.

Actually the first protagonist of the series was Bosko. But as creators Harman and Ising decided to abandon Warner for MGM in 1933, they took Bosko with them. However the Looney Tunes simply replaced Bosko with Buddy.

The Looney Tunes stayed in black and white until 1943, while the Merrie Melodies had already become color in 1934. In addition, originally in Italy the characters of the series were called differently. For example, Bugs Bunny here was called Bubi Balzello in the first comics, then in those published by Mondadori he became Lollo Rompicollo, while in the seventies he became Bunny Coniglio.

Looney Tunes: main characters

Main characters anthropomorphic animals

Many gods main characters of the Looney Tunes they are gods anthropomorphic animals:

  • Bugs Bunny: he is a gray rabbit, defiant, who often eats a carrot
  • Daffy Duck: selfish and vain black duck, very sneaky
  • Porky Pig: naive and stuttering pig
  • Willy the Coyote: a coyote, who can never catch Beep Beep
  • Beep beep: it’s a Geococcyx, a runner bird that always manages to escape the clutches of Willy the Coyote
  • Tweety: yellow canary victim of Sylvester the cat, but from which he always manages to escape
  • Sylvester: black and white cat who tries everything, without succeeding, to eat Tweety
  • Taz: Tasmanian devileats continuously and is able to spin like a tornado
  • Pepé Le Pew: male skunk with a French accent, romantic and stalker
  • Foghorn Leghorn: chatty and busybody rooster
  • Speedy Gonzales: very fast Mexican mouse who always escapes Sylvester and Daffy Duck

Human main characters

However there are some too human beings protagonists of the Looney Tunes:

  • Thaddeus: character Looney Tunes hunter bumbling and balding who never quite catches Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
  • Grandmother: old lady who owns Titti, Silvestro and Ettore, very clever, always defends Titti from Silvestro
  • Yosemite Sam: irascible and grumpy little man, enemy of Bugs Bunny
  • Marvin the Martian: alien with helmet and sneakers, always trying to destroy the Earth, but is regularly stopped by Bugs Bunny

Looney Tunes: secondary characters

Anthropomorphic animal secondary characters

Also many anthropomorphic secondary characters of the Looney Tunes:

  • Ettore: Nonna’s bulldog who defends Titti from Silvestro
  • Sylvester: Sylvester’s son, always trying to catch, in vain, the baby kangaroo Hippety Hopper
  • Hippety Hopper: baby kangaroo, great fighter, he always has to escape Sylvester, who thinks he’s a giant mouse and Sylvester
  • Penelope Pussycat: black and white cat annoyed by Pepé Le Pew who thinks she is a skunk
  • Ralph the Wolf: canid who wants to capture Sam’s sheep, but never succeeds
  • Sam Sheepdog: large and robust shepherd dog, defends the flock from Ralph, even if outside of working hours the two are friends
  • George the Dog: basset hounds of Foghorn Leghorn’s farm and Foghorn’s enemy
  • Henery the Hawk: brownish hawk who wants to catch and eat Foghorn Leghorn
  • Miss Prissy: Widow hen who lives in Foghorn Leghorn’s chicken coop and is in love with the latter
  • Eggbert: son of Miss Prissy, he is a little talkative yellow chick
  • Hubie and Bertie: mice mischievous enemies of the Cat Claude. Hubie is gray, while Bertie is brownish
  • Claude: hypochondriac and anxious yellow and white cat with red hair
  • Pete Puma: naïve mountain lion
  • Beaky Buzzard: Goofy and tired vulture
  • Piedelento Rodriguez: Speedy Gonzalez’s cousin mouse, he is the slowest mouse in Mexico
  • K-9: Marvin the Martian’s pet dog, green in color
  • Michigan J. Frog: frog with stick and hat, loves to sing and dance
  • Marcantonio: brown bulldog
  • Pulcetta: black and white kitten
  • Three Bears: dysfunctional bear family
  • Cecil Turtle: slow and sneaky tortoise, enemy of Bugs Bunny
  • Charlie the Dog: Dachshund Brown
  • Frisky Puppy: lively and hyperactive puppy dog, enemy of the Cat Claude
  • Spike: Gray Bulldog enemy of Sylvester
  • Chester: Sylvester’s enemy yellow and brown terrier
  • Playboy penguin
  • Dudo: talkative mouse
  • Mac and Tosh: Courteous and friendly English prairie squirrels
  • Petunia Pig: Porky Pig’s girlfriend
  • Weasel Willie: Gray marten that wants to eat Foghorn Leghorn
  • El Toro: Spanish bull
  • Ugly Gorilla: bad-tempered ape
  • Sam: Silvestro’s enemy Neapolitan red cat
  • Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf
  • Melissa Duck: Daffy Duck’s girlfriend
  • Clyde Bunny: Bugs Bunny’s nephew
  • She Devil: Taz’s girlfriend, ends up marrying the Tasmanian Devil
  • Yoyo Dodo: hyperactive bird
  • Lola Bunny: Bugs Bunny’s girlfriend who appears for the first time only in the film Space Jam and sequels, only to later become a recurring character in some animated series

Human or humanoid secondary characters

Here, too, there are several Looney Tunes who are humans or monsters:

  • Gossamer: rufous monster with sneakers, also known as the red Looney Tunes character
  • Peter Lorre: mad scientist
  • Dr. Moron: dwarf and mad scientist, master of Gossamer
  • Rocky and Mugsy: gangsters
  • Witch Hazel: green witch
  • Nasty Canasta: Outlaws of the Old West
  • Count Bloodsucker: Bugs Bunny’s unfortunate vampire enemy
  • Wine Press: strong, but not very intelligent, very short-tempered wrestler
  • Martin brothers: twin country bumpkins
  • Giovanni Jones: Very touchy Italian opera singer
  • Blacque Jacque Sellacque: Canadian scoundrel
  • Hugo the Abominable Snowman: jolly, friendly, and dimwitted yeti
  • Ralph Phillips: Elementary school kid with a vivid imagination
  • Little Red Riding Hood: parody of the homonymous character, very unpleasant
  • Gremlin: Bugs Bunny’s strange creature enemy
  • Colonel Shuffle: little man with a mustache and white beard

Female characters

Summing up, Looney Tunes female characters I am:

  • Grandmother
  • Penelope Pussycat
  • Miss Prissy
  • chick
  • Petunia Pig
  • Melissa Duck
  • She Devil
  • Lola Bunny
  • Witch Hazel
  • Little Red Riding Hood

Looney Tunes: cartoons, movies and feature films

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These are animated feature films and films in which the Looney Tunes are protagonists:

  • Larry Jackson’s Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)
  • Super Bunny in orbit! (The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie) by Chuck Jones and Phil Monroe (1979)
  • Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie by Friz Freleng (1981)
  • Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales by Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson and Chuck Jones (1982)
  • Daffy Duck’s Movie: Fantastic Island by Friz Freleng, Phil Monroe, Chuck Jones and Robert McKimson (1983)
  • Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters – Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters by Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Greg Ford, Terry Lennon and Maurice Noble (1988)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: Long Live Holidays (Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation) by various directors (1992)
  • Space Jam by Joe Pytka (1996)
  • Tweety’s High-Flying Adventure, directed by Karl Torege, Charles Visser, James T. Walker and Kyung Won Lim (2000)
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action by Joe Dante (2003)
  • Baby Looney Tunes – An extraordinary adventure (Baby Looney Tunes: Eggs-traordinary Adventure) by Gloria Yuh Jenkins (2003)
  • Looney Tunes: A Christmas Carol (Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas) by Charles Visser (2006)
  • Looney Tunes: Two Rabbits in the Viewfinder (Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run) by Jeff Siergey (2015)
  • Space Jam: New Legends (Space Jam: A New Legacy) by Malcolm D. Lee (2021)

Cameos in other films

The Looney Tunes boast several cameos in other films as well:

  • Haunted Gold by Mack V. Wright (1932)
  • With the Moon’s Help by Harry Beaumont (1937)
  • The Big Broadcast of 1938 by Mitchell Leisen (1938)
  • She Married a Cop by Sidney Salkow (1939)
  • Love Thy Neighbor by Mark Sandrich (1940)
  • Lady Eve (The Lady Eve) by Preston Sturges (1941)
  • Hi Diddle Diddle by Andrew L. Stone (1943)
  • Spurs and Silk Stockings (Two Guys from Texas) by David Butler (1948)
  • Music for your dreams (My Dream Is Yours) by Michael Curtiz
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) by Robert Zemeckis (1988)
  • Gremlins 2 – The New Batch (Gremlins 2: The New Batch) by Joe Dante (1990)
  • Scooby-Doo 2 – Monsters Unleashed (Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed) by Raja Gosnell (2004)
  • Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg (2018)
  • Teen Titans Go! – The film (Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath (2018)

Looney Tunes spin-offs

There are also gods television spin-offs of the Looney Tunes:

  • The Fabulous Tiny, 1990-1995
  • Tazmania, 1991-1995: protagonist Taz
  • The mysteries of Sylvester and Titti, 1995-2002: protagonists Silvestro, Titti, Nonnta and Ettore
  • Baby Looney Tunes2002-2005
  • Duck Dodgers, 2003-2005
  • Loonatics Unleashed, 2005-2007
  • The Looney Tunes Show2011
  • Bugs! at Looney Tunes Prod., 2015
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons, 2020
  • Bugs Bunny Builders, 2022, starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny and Tweety
  • Tweety Mysteries, under development, starring Tweety

Looney Tunes: video games

These are the titles of the video games dedicated to the Looney Tunes:

  • Acme Animation Factory
  • Asterix
  • Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny: Operation Carrots
  • The Bugs Bunny Blowout
  • The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2
  • The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle
  • Bugs Bunny and Taz travel through time
  • Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble
  • Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage video game
  • Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3
  • Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time
  • Looney Tunes B-Ball
  • Looney Tunes Collector Starring Bugs Bunny
  • Looney Tunes Racing video game
  • Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal
  • Looney Tunes: World of Chaos
  • Looney Tunes: Space Race video game
  • Ralph the wolf on the attack
  • Taz: Wanted
  • Tiny Toon Adventures

Where to see the Looney Tunes?

Looney Tunes

You can try to see the Looney Tunes on the channels Boomerang or Cartoonito. Alternatively, they should also be streamed on Boomerang or as an add-on service from Prime Videos. Again, if you prefer to watch Space Jam movies, you can find them at stream on Chili and NOW TV.

But be aware that the streaming platforms on which to see them may change over time.

Sources

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Lonney Tunes – Official Site

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