25 Looney Facts About Looney Tunes

Many of us grew up watching Looney Tunes comedy shorts (produced by Warner Bros.) and for some special reason most of us continue to love them even as adults. What’s even more amazing is that millions of kids today love Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Sylvester, Duffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang just as much as children loved them back in the 1930s when they were first created. Though we can name many reasons why this is so, the only sure thing is that the pure joy and laughter that these magical characters offer will uplift everyone’s spirit, regardless of age, gender, or race, for as long as they’re around.

This is the main reason why Looney Tunes characters have so many followers in every corner of the globe and why their fan base includes people of every color, religion, and nationality. However, and despite loving Looney Tunes characters from a very young age, it’s quite possible you still don’t know that much about them. For example, not many fans are aware that arguably the most popular character of all, Bugs Bunny, was used by the US Army during World War II for propaganda purposes. If you want to know more about Bugs and the rest of Warner Bros. cartoon family, take a look at these 25 Looney Facts About Looney Tunes.

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Bugs Bunny is a known traveler who most often takes the wrong turn; this is why you’ve seen him in places like the Himalayas and Antarctica. However, very few people are aware of where Bugs originally came from. In case you wondered, Bugs was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Looney TunesSource: looneytunes.com, Image: deviantart.com
24

Did you know that before given the name Tweety the famous bird was called Orson? He was also originally pink, not yellow.

TweetySource: looneytunes.com, Image: Wikipedia

23

In 2006 Volkswagen rolled out three new GTI commercials starring the Looney Tunes superhero mouse, Speedy Gonzalez. The commercials were part of an ongoing effort by the German automaker to win the growing Hispanic market in North America.

VolkswagenSource: looneytunes.com, Image: Wikipedia
22

Sylvester’s name is a pun on silvestris, the scientific name for the wildcat and also ancestor of domestic cats.

catSource: looneytunes.com, Image: Wikipedia

21

Yosemite Sam is better known in France as Sam the Pirate. That’s because the French have become accustomed to seeing his pirate persona as the default Sam and all the others—including the cowboy—as variations.

Yosemite SamSource: looneytunes.com, Image: YouTube


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