1 9 9 2 – 1 9 9 4 (USA)
98 x 30 minute episodes
Launched as one of the most ambitious cartoons ever produced for television (cinema great Steven Spielberg was its executive producer), Tiny Toon Adventures made an odd debut as a CBS prime-time special on 14 September 1990 before its first 65 episodes went into daily syndication.
When the show became a hit there, Fox added it to the Saturday lineup as The Plucky Duck Show, which stayed until November 1992.
No new episodes were produced after that time, although Fox did give the show another nighttime special on 6 December 1992, titled It’s A Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special.
Basically, the series was a redo of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes movie shorts featuring the offspring of the original characters. Stars Babs and Buster Bunny (no relation other than the same species) lived in Acme Acres along with the fellow kids of Daffy Duck (Plucky) and Porky Pig (Hamton).
They studied under their elders, voiced by Mel Blanc’s son Noel, at Acme Looniversity.
Other characters seen included Elmyra, the perky girl who loved animals a little too much, squeezing and harming them while thinking she was giving them the love and care they needed, and Shirley, a Valley Girl-type fowl.
The accent was on wild, raucous slapstick designed to appeal to adults as much as to children.
Charlie Adler (1)
John Kassir (2)
Barbara Ann “Babs” Bunny
Hamton J Pig
Shirley the Loon (Duck)
Dizzy Devil (Taz)
Fifi Le Pew
Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck/Porky Pig/ Tweety Bird