Looney Tunes in Video games: “Ehhh, What’s up Doc?”

 

bugs-bunny
          THE MISTER COOL!

This post is going to be a little different from my previous posts. It is about Looney Tunes in Video Games, two of my favorite past times. It will not be as serious, or as fact loaded. I want this post to be fun and entertaining. I hope you enjoy it.

First, I have a warning for kids and young adults. Most younger readers are not going to have a clue of what I am talking about unless you watch the Cartoon Network.

I am combining two of my favorite past times, playing video games and watching Looney Tunes (I have 200 hours of cartoons recorded on my DVR). Before I get started, I hope you don’t think I spend all my time watching cartoons and playing video games.

I have a full-time job working forty to fifty hours a week. I love studying the Bible. In my spare time, I work on developing my website, https://gamingwithgrandpa.com

But most importantly, I love to spend time with my dear wife, Cindy. She gives me the freedom to act like a kid (remember, I am in my sixties). She is amazing. I love her so much.

I am going to look at video games related to the Looney Tunes cartoons. I will also veer off into the Looney Tunes cartoons apart from video games.

Some of my favorite memories as a kid were getting up on a Saturday morning and watching Looney Tunes. After cartoons, I was out the door to play and explore my neighborhood. My parents’ only rule was to be home before dark. It is so sad we can’t do this with our kids today.

I love all the characters from the Looney Tunes lineup. But I do have my favorites. I love Bugs Bunny. His arrogance and sharp tongue are the best.

Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, and yes, the Tasmanian Devil were so much fun to watch. Also, Wile E Coyote never learned that “no amount” of Acme products would ever help him catch the speedy Road Runner.

But I think my overall favorite had to be Foghorn Leghorn, the southern talking rooster. His battles with Barnyard Dawg and Henry, the chicken hawk were classics. But some of the funniest moments are Foghorn trying to outsmart Egghead Jr. I hope you enjoy this video.

I think I relate to Foghorn the most because I talk just like him. I am from Arkansas (I bleed Razorback Red). I have a very heavy twang to my speech just like Foghorn Leghorn, just ask my wife, Cindy.

For example, I have trouble saying, “Yellow”. I always say, “Yella”. I don’t wonder if I may be a “redneck”. I know I am down to the bone.

So please join me as I explore the world of video games through the eyes of some of my favorite Looney Tunes characters.

I also have a post about video games from the past. If you like golden oldies, then you will enjoy this post. https://gamingwithgrandpa.com/most-popular-video-games-the-hits-never-get-old

Like Bugs says, “Ehhhh, what’s up doc?”.

History of the Looney Tunes:

Looney Tunes was produced by Warner Bros. as a series of animated short films. It was created from 1930 to 1969 during the Golden Age of Amination which included the Disney Animations who created Mickey Mouse.

Merrie Melodies was the sister series of Looney Tunes. It started as musical compositions of adventures of cartoon characters Bosko and Buddy.

Looney Tunes Characters
      SOME OF CARTOON’S GREATEST!

Later, Looney Tunes introduced the cartoon stars that we most associate with Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies today:

  • Bugs Bunny. In my opinion, the coolest cartoon character ever.
  • Daffy Duck. He could never outdo Bugs Bunny.
  • Porky Pig. He was so funny.
  • Elmer Fudd. The hunter who often became the hunted.
  • Tweety Bird. So sweet and cute.
  • Sylvester. Maybe fish would have been easier to catch.
  • Granny. She loved her little birdy, Tweety.
  • Yosemite Sam. Rough and tough.
  • Foghorn Leghorn. My favorite southern gentleman.
  • Marvin the Martian. One of the first geeks even before the “Big Bang Theory”.
  • Witch Hazel. Her potions were enchanting.
  • Speedy Gonzales. Fast and quick.
  • The Tasmanian Devil. He was a wild as it gets.
  • Wile E. Coyote. He never gave up on his target, the Road Runner.
  • Road Runner. “Catch me if you can, Wile E”.
  • Pepe’ Le Pew. The ultimate ladies’ man.
    Pepe Le Pew
                                   IT’S AMORE BEBE!

1930-1969:

At the start, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were based on the Warner Bros musical library.  In      1929, Warner Bros developed a series of musical animated shorts to promote their music and compete with Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

Warner Bros went into business with Leon Schlesinger to produce cartoons for WB. The first series introduced Bosko as the first lead cartoon character. The first Looney Tunes release debuted in 1930 was called “Sinkin’ in the Bathtub”.

First star, Porky Pig.
         A STAR IS BORN!

The first major Looney Tunes star was Porky Pig who starred with another cartoon character named Beans. The short was called, “I Haven’t Got a Hat”.

In 1937, Daffy Duck made his debut in “Porky’s Duck Hunt”. Elmer Fudd appeared in “Elmer’s Candid Camera” in the 1940s. Bugs Bunny’s career started with “A Wild Hare” which also began in the 1940s.

Bugs started with the colored Merrie Melodies shorts and finally joined Looney Tunes with the release of “Buckaroo Bugs” in 1944.

The original Looney Tunes theatrical series ran from 1930 to 1969.

During the 1950s, Looney Tunes’ popularity increased because the shorts started airing on network and syndicated television.

1970-1999:

Starting in the 1970s, the main target audience for Looney Tunes was children. Looney Tunes started editing the shorts because of concern for children and the violence on television.

Violent scenes that involved suicide or very dangerous stunts were removed. People didn’t want their kids to imitate the violence portrayed in the cartoons.

Racial and ethnic caricatures that stereotyped portrayals of Blacks, Mexicans, Jews, American Indians, Asians, and Germans, as Nazis, were removed.

Also, bad habits like smoking cigarettes, swallowing pills, and drinking alcohol were excluded.

Until 1987 the animated shorts were dormant. It was then new cartoons were created to introduce Looney Tunes to a new generation.

Looney Tunes Amusement parks.
FUN AT SIX FLAGS WITH BUGS & THE GANG!

In 1976, Looney Tunes became part of amusement parks as mascots. It started with the Marriott’s Great America Theme Park in Gurnee, Illinois and Santa Clara, California.

Eventually, the park in Gurnee was sold to Six Flags where Looney Tune Mascots continue to be part of the theme park experience.

Around 1988, Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Yosemite, Sylvester, and Tweety made cameo appearances in the movies. In fact, Looney Tunes characters became part of the Oscar-winning film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. This was a big deal because it was the first and only time the characters of Looney Tunes shared the screen with their Disney rivals like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

One of the scenes is Bugs and Mickey Mouse skydiving together. Another is Daffy and Donald Duck going at it with dueling pianos. I love this stuff.

In 1988, Nickelodeon became the perfect platform to air Looney Tunes including several unaired cartoons. The show, “Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon” ran until 1999.

Space Jam
CARTOONS & BASKETBALL, I LOVE IT!

Bugs Bunny’s popularity hit another high when he starred with Michael Jordan in “Space Jam”. The film was unique because of the mixing of animation and live-action. It grossed over 100 million dollars in the US alone, a feat only achieved by Disney animated films.

It also introduced the love of Bugs’ life, Lola Bunny. She became a recurring member of Looney Tunes and captured the wascally, wabbit’s heart. Bugs was never the same.

Several Looney Tunes characters have had success in television in originally produced series: “Taz-Mania” (1991) and “The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries” (1995).

Steven Spielberg produced a series called “Tiny Toon Adventures”. The gang of Looney Tunes would often make cameo appearances where they would play teachers or mentors to younger cartoon characters like Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, and Plucky Ducker. Spielberg also produced “Animaniacs”.

2000-present:

In 2000 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies became the exclusive property of Time Warner. Theses classics cartoons appeared on the Cartoon Network owned by Time Warner.

In 2003 a feature film was released called “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”. There was also a video game released with the same name.

This film received positive reviews from film critics and animation historians. Our favorite Looney Tunes characters were alive and well. I love it.

In 2006 Warner Home Video released a Christmas based film as a parody of the classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Daffy Duck played Scrooge with several appearances of other Looney Tunes characters.

Martian meets Duck
                 LOONEY TUNES IN SPACE!

Other notable shows from this period are “Baby Looney Tunes” (2002), “Duck Dodgers” starring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Marvin the Martian (2003), “Loonatics Unleashed” which had futuristic versions of the characters (2005), “The Looney Tunes Show” (2011), and “Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production,” starring my dear friend, Bugs Bunny.

As we can see these loveable characters of Looney Tunes have been with us for a long time. In my opinion, I hope they will be with us a lot longer.

These wonderful shorts stories of our beloved characters are available through the “Golden Collection” DVD box sets. Also, you can usually find reruns on available networks like “The Cartoon Network”. I am sure you can catch some of them on YouTube as well.

Resources: For more detailed information check out this link. https://looneytunes.fandom.com/wiki/Looney_Tunes

Mel Blanc, “The Man of Thousand Voices”.

As I have gone through the Looney Tunes history, I have not yet mentioned one person who made these loveable characters come to life, Mel Blanc, “The Man of Thousand Voices”.

The voice of Mel Blanc
         MEL, ONE OF A KIND!

Mel’s career began in radio, which he did for over sixty years. He is best known for his work in animation. He is regarded as one of the most influential people in voice acting.

He did the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. He also did most of the character voices of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. This was the golden age of American animation.

Mel later did the voices for Hanna-Barbera’s cartoon characters. He did Barney Rubble on The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons.

Mel’s cartoon career began in December of 1936. He joined Leon Schlesinger Productions who was producing theatrical cartoon shorts for Warner Bros.

The first cartoon Mel worked on was “Picador Porky” (1937), as the voice of a drunken bull. Mel’s first starring role was in “Porky’s Duck Hunt” where he did the voice of Porky Pig and Daffy Duck.

In 1940, in a cartoon named “A Wild Hare”, Mel became the voice of one of my favorite cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny. Who can ever forget the classic quote from Bugs, “Ehhhh, what’s up doc?” as he is eating his favorite food, carrots.

Mel also did the voice and laugh of Woody Woodpecker produced by Universal Pictures in 1940. He only did the first three shorts. Afterward, he signed an exclusive contract with Warner Bros. The laugh Mel created for Woody Woodpecker was used until 1951.

Mel blanc tomstone
                                   NICE GOODBYE, MEL!

Mel Blanc passed away at the age of 81 on July 10, 1989. In Mel’s will, he wanted the inscription on his gravestone, “THAT’S ALL FOLKS”. This was the catchphrase of one of Mel’s most beloved characters, Porky Pig.

Mel Blanc was the most prolific voice actor in the history of the animation industry. He was the first voice actor to receive on-screen credits.

A doctor who examined Mel’s voice said he possessed unusually thick, powerful vocal cords. This gave Mel an exceptional range that rivaled that of an opera singer.

Movie critic Leonard Maltin once said, “It is astounding to realize that Tweety Bird and Yosemite Sam are the same man!”.

Mel Blanc has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6835 Hollywood Boulevard. Bugs Bunny also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The legacy of Mel Blanc will live on as long as people enjoy cartoons, especially the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. It still amazes me the range Mel had in doing the voices of so many of the cartoon characters.

I have enjoyed Mel’s work in cartoons my whole life and will till the day I die. These endearing characters of Looney Tunes are part of my youth and my life. I still quote Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, and other Looney Tunes characters very often even in my sixties. I love these guys.

Resource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Blanc

Looney Tunes in Video Games:

I hope I have enlightened some young gamers about these classic cartoon characters from Looney Tunes. For the older gamers, my wish is you enjoyed the trip down memory lane. I will never forget those Saturday mornings with my bowl of cereal and my cartoon friends.

At this point, some of you may be wondering, “When is johnny going to talk Looney Tunes video games?”

Wiley versus the Road Runner
                        WILE E NEVER LEARNS!

Before I started this post, I didn’t realize the number of video games created by the Looney Tunes characters. There are series of games based on Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Tasmanian Devil, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Sylvester and Tweety, and Speedy Gonzales. I was happily surprised.

For the sake of space and time, I going to list some of the most popular games. On a sad note, gaming consoles have recently ended the production of Looney Tunes video games because of poor sales and negative reception. I hope that changes.

Let’s get started.

  • Looney Tunes “Acme Arsenal”. Released in 2007. Available systems: Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and Wii.
  • Looney Tunes “Twouble!”. Released in 1998. Available systems: Game Boy Color.
  • Looney Tunes “Cartoon Conductor”. Released in 2008. Available systems: Nintendo DS.
  • Looney Tunes Dual Pack “Dizzy Driving and Acme Antics”. Released in 2005. Available systems: Game Boy Advance.
  • Looney Tunes “Back in Action”. Released in 2003. Available systems: PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. This is the one I want.
  • Looney Tunes “Space Race”. Released in 2000. Available systems: Dreamcast and PlayStation 2.
  • Looney Tunes “World of Mayhem”. Released in 2018. Available systems: iOS and Android.
  • Looney Tunes “Carrot Crazy”. Released in 1998. Available systems: Game Boy Color.
  • “Bugs Bunny”. Released in 1983. Available systems: Atari 2600.
  • “Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble”. Released in 1996. Available systems: Genesis and Game Gear.
  • “Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck”. Released in 2000. Available systems: Nintendo 64.
  • Tazmanian Devil “Munching Madness”. Released in 1999. Available systems: Game Boy Color.
    Wild man Taz
             TAZ, ONE WILD & CRAZY GUY!

This is a small portion of the available Looney Tunes video games. I have included a link to the complete list of Looney Tunes video games. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Looney_Tunes_video_games

I hope anyone who reads this post will enjoy it as much as I did the research. It was so much fun, and it brought back many pleasant memories of my childhood. I hope it did the same for some older gamers out there.

I also wish younger gamers will take the time to check out these classic cartoons from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. They are easy to find on the cartoon channels on TV or YouTube. Amazon is a great place to buy DVD sets or video games.

Thank you so much for reading my post. With that being said, I quote my favorite swine, Porky Pig, “A be-ya, a be-ya, a be-ya, that’s all folks!”

My fellow gamers will take the time to play with Bugs and Daffy and try to help Wile E Coyote catch the elusive Road Runner.

As always, let me end with my favorite quote with an addition, “Let’s Game with Bugs and all the characters of Looney Tunes.” I would appreciate any thoughts or comments on my email, johnny@gamingwithgrandpa.com. 

johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

Looney Tunes Ending.
                                                                         NEVER SAY GOODBYE, WE’LL SEE YOU LATER!

42 thoughts on “Looney Tunes in Video games: “Ehhh, What’s up Doc?”

  1. Firstly sharing a nice article about a video games which name is LOONEY TUNES. Those who are saw this video game just awesome. A kid and young adult relation is very essential that saw this video games. i enjoyed very much this video games and recommended seen this video games.

    • Hi Jaison,

      I appreciate your comments. I am glad you thought this was a nice article. I hope you enjoyed the videos of the cartoons, especially the one with Foghorn Leghorn. He is one of my favorites.

      I hope you will check out some of my other posts.

      Thank you, Jaison.

      From your friend, johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  2. Oh man you are doing it right with this post.  This has all the dressings and fillings any person needs to fill up their nostalgia tank.  You answered so many great questions that a lot of people have on their mind when it comes to tv shows and series.  People are always curious about the time frame and when things come out.  I gaurantee that everybody thinks that these characters all came out at the same time.  Thank you for the great post and well organized read.

    • Hi Eric,

      I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my post about Looney Tunes and video games. For me, they are part of my youth and my life now.

      I was hoping this post would make people think about the memories of their childhood. I know it did for me and it sounds like it did for you as well. That was exactly the reaction that I hoped for. Thank you so much for confirming my intention.

      I am so glad you mentioned the post as being well organized. I put a lot of time and effort in putting this post together. I wanted it to read well.

      I hope you will check out some of my other posts in the future at gamingwithgrandpa.com. 

      Thanks, Eric. Let’s Game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  3. While reading I know many new things. Some of my favorite memories as a kid were getting up on a Saturday morning and watching Looney Tunes. After cartoons, I was out the door to play and explore my neighborhood. My parents’ only rule was to be home before dark. It is so sad we can’t do this with our kids today. Thanks for sharing such enjoyable post.

    • Hi Harish,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my Looney Tunes post. I had a lot of fun putting it together.

      It reminds me of my youth, watching cartoons and playing on a Saturday morning. They are sweet memories. I will never forget them.

      If you get a chance, I would love for you to comment on some of my other posts.

      I appreciate your thoughts, Harish.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  4. Thanks Grandpa for writing about Looney Tunes. Aside from Disney cartoons, Looney Tunes is also one of my favorite cartoon back when I was a kid. My favorite is daffy duck, as he somehow remind me about Donald Duck (who is also my favorite Disney character). I remember playing some Looney Tunes games, but I forgot which one is it. Guess it’s time to hit some nostalgia by checking your list 🙂 Thanks 

    • Hi Alblue,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on this post. It was a labor of love.

      I like the Disney characters, but my favorites were the Looney Tunes characters. Bugs Bunny is the man or the rabbit.

      I am so glad this post made you think of your past. I hope it brought back good memories. I know it did for me.

      Do you still play some of the Looney Tunes games? I hope you do it once and awhile.

      I appreciate your thoughts, Alblue.

      As I always say, Let’s Game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  5. I love this post! It brought back so many memories. I too remember Saturday mornings, watching cartoons with a bowl of cereal and staying in my pj’s all morning. Now my girls do the same but it’s mostly things they find on Netflix. We did buy a double box set of Looney Tunes episodes to show our girls, as my husband and I both love them and wanted to share it with our kids. I didn’t realize that there were so many video games around Looney Tunes characters! Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Carla,

      I am so glad this post made you think about those Saturday mornings in your pj’s.

      I love the fact you have a double box of Looney Tunes. You are a loyal fan of those beloved cartoon characters.

      I was wondering, what are some of your favorite characters?

      Like I said in my post, I love Foghorn Leghorn and Bugs is a given as a favorite of mine.

      To be honest, I didn’t realize the amount of Looney Tunes video games until I did my research.

      I loved the information about Mel Blanc, the man of a thousand voices. He is the best.

      If you get a chance, I would appreciate it if you can check out other posts at gamingwithgrandpa.com.

      I am sure Bugs would agree, Let’s Game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  6. Thanks for sharing with us such a beautiful article.

    I have enjoyed your article. Thank you for the interesting article. Not only my child but also I am a big fan of Looney Tunes.

    I see cartoons. Actually I have to see it because my son forced me to watch it with him. If I don’t do that he become sad. Now I see this cartoon alone also. Now I love it. I believe that cartoons are not made only for the child, It is made for everyone. At present, there are a lot of cartoons company. They make films, serials, stories, etc. Looney Tunes is really nice to watch. It has a lot of educational things. So I am happy learning them and my son also can learn. But it is a matter of great sorrow that children are passing most of their time before the tv set. It is totally bad. So the guardian should be aware of it.

    • Hi Tashibaarzu,

      I appreciate your comments. They are very helpful in making me a better writer and web builder. I am glad you thought it was beautiful. I like adding color to my posts.

      Your son is my kinda of guy. It is sweet he got you watching Looney Tunes cartoons.

      I agree cartoons can be educational if used properly. I have done a post about the educational benefits of video games, https://gamingwithgrandpa.com/educational-benefits-of-video-games. I think you would enjoy it.

      You are exactly right about spending too much time in front of a TV. I am not promoting that at all. There should be a balance, that also applies to anything in life, not just video games. Video gaming should never replace time spent with family and friends. Maybe we need to spend more time playing outside with our kids.

      Tashibaarzu, thanks for stopping by. Tell your son I said hi, and “Let’s game”.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  7. Your guide is awesome for everyone. I am going to look at video games related to the Looney Tunes cartoons. I will also veer off into the Looney Tunes cartoons apart from video games. I love all the characters from the Looney Tunes lineup. But I do have my favorites. I love Bugs Bunny. His arrogance and sharp tongue are the best. Hope everyone will enjoy.

    • Hi Naksh,

      Thank you for your time and comments. I really think I enjoy the cartoons better than the video games. It is fun to do both.

      I agree with you, I love all the characters, but Bugs Bunny is one of my favorites. He has a great attitude and sassy mouth.

      I am glad you liked the post. If you like this one, I think you would enjoy some of my other posts. I suggest this one https://gamingwithgrandpa.com/how-video-games-are-created-it-must-be-magic.

      I appreciate your thoughts, Naksh.

      “Let’s game”.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  8. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your post and find it very useful for everyone. I am going to look at video games related to the Looney Tunes cartoons. I will also veer off into the Looney Tunes cartoons apart from video games. While reading I know that Merrie Melodies was the sister series of Looney Tunes. It started as musical compositions of adventures of cartoon characters Bosko and Buddy.

    • Hi Parveen,

      I appreciate your comments. I am glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun putting it together. I wanted it to be entertaining and informative. I hope I hit the mark on both accounts.

      It is interesting they started as compositions. How they have grown and expanded.

      Thanks for stopping by, Parveen.

       “Let’s game”.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  9. Many thanks to you for discussing such video games. The name of the video game is Looney Tunes. Looney Tunes is a great video game.I often play this video game from time to time. Playing video games can calm the mind when disturbing situations occur in people’s lives.So everyone should play the video game called Looney Tunes and give yourself pleasure.

    • Hi Md. Asraful,

      I like your comments about calming the mind and getting pleasure from playing video games. They can be a good escape from the stress of a hard day.

      Thank you for your time to reply to my post, Md. Asraful.

      “Let’s game”.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  10. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .I enjoyed reading your article and I had a lot of fun.And reading your article reminds me of some of my favorite memories of childhood, and I wonder how much I could rejoice if I could go back to childhood.And for your old gamers of this article, it was here, and I like it.And now I can’t do that with my children because now the yoga has changed.

    • Hi Shariful,

      I am glad you liked my post. Your comments are greatly appreciated. That is cool the post brought back some of your childhood memories. I know it did for me as well.

      I hope kids and young adults would enjoy Looney Tunes cartoons and video games.

      Thanks for your time and thoughts, Shariful.

      “Let’s game”.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  11. Wow🤩 I never knew I’ll see an article on Looney Tunes today as I was actually sharing old time memories with my friends and we laughed about how we will sometimes abandon our meal just to follow up with Looney tunes 🤩, we even searched for some episodes on YouTube. I missed those days!

    • Hi Chimmhogevagreenesnr,

      I appreciate your comments to my post. When I was researching, writing, and putting it together, I was hoping it would spark memories of reader’s youth. It sounds like it did for you and your friends, good.

      YouTube has a lot of the old Looney Tunes cartoons for viewing. The Cartoon Network replays the cartoons as well. That is where I got my 200 plus hours recorded on my DVR.

      I hope you will check some of my other posts at https://gamingwithgrandpa.com/

      “Let’s game”, Chimmhogevagreenesnr.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  12. I absolutely loved your post and you are correct when you say that most of the younger readers probably wont understand what on earth you are going on about.  I somehow suddenly don’t feel so bad anymore since I am an absolute looney toon freak.  In fact my boyfriend constantly has to take the remote away from me if they happen to air one every now and again.  So i can tell you in my opinion there are loads of people who will agree with both your passions and the market for games and looney toons will definitely be a hit.  What a great article, you took me back to my childhood it was great.

    • Hi Leigh,

      Your comments are so sweet and greatly appreciated. Maybe we can introduce these classic cartoons to new generations of viewers and gamers.

      I am glad to meet a fellow Looney Tunes Freak. That is so funny about your boyfriend taking the remote from you.

      When he does take the remote are you tempted to say, “Ehhhh, what’s up doc?”

      I’m glad my post brought back good childhood memories.

      Thank you very much, Leigh. https://gamingwithgrandpa.com/most-popular-video-games-the-hits-never-get-old.

      “Let’s game”. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  13. Hi Johnny! you have just made my day! woow! what a blast! i feel like shouting out here. The looney tunes history you have gifted us is so unique, detailed and entertaining.

    Growing up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck were my favourite and i remember drawing them and making paintings of them often.  Also almost all my clothing had images of them. life was so innocent those days, looking back now bring back memories of joy, just like you pointed out we would go out to play on Saturdays and the only responsibility of our parents was to ask us to come back before dark. The good old days!

    Mel Blanc’s exploits with the multiple distinct voices is really a talent to behold, he has been an inspiration to many but i doubt if another voice actor ever matched his dynamism. Have you got any data of another multi gifted voice actor ?

    Its an awesome experience gaming with such a wonderful happy and young at heart grandpa!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this precious life experience with us.

    I eagerly look forward to your future post and articles.

    Wishing you great health and success in all your goals.

    My warm regards to Cindy for allowing you enjoy such playfulness.

    God Bless. Shalom

    • Hello, my dear friend, Creators Hub,

      You go ahead shout as loud as you want. I am so glad my post made your day. I had a lot fun putting it together. I would get some of my inspiration from watching the cartoons I have recorded on my DVR, 200 plus hours.

      I was hoping this post would touch the hearts of people who remember fond memories of their childhood.

      I want to thank you for your kind and uplifting comments. They mean a lot to me. My wife, Cindy, loves my childlike heart.

      Mel Blanc’s voice talent is one of a kind like you mentioned. It is hard to believe he was the voice of all the characters of Looney Tunes. He richly deserves the title, “The Man with a Thousand Voices.”

      I have added a link to your question about other voice actors.  https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/.

      I have other posts on my website that I think you might enjoy. https://gamingwithgrandpa.com.

      I wish you all the best. Stop by and say hi whenever you get the opportunity.

      I will say hi to Cindy for you.

      God bless you, my brother.

      Remember my motto, “Let’s game” and watch some cartoons.

      Also, let me quote our favorite wabbit, Bugs Bunny. “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive!”

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  14. Wow,

    I’ve been watching Looney Tunes from my childhood, and didn’t know all those details about them.

    Actually my favorite is Taz, I don’t know why, but it was simpathy at first sight. I also like Looney Tunes based Videogames. They entrateined me for hours in front of my Sega Mega Drive. Loved it.

    The movies are also cool, especially Looney Tunes Back in action and Space Jam.

    Thank you very much for bringing them back into my mind, I will definitively watch a movie this evening.

    Nice job.

    Have a great day,

    Andrea

    • Hi Andrea,

      Thank you for your comments. I am glad this post brought back good memories for you. I enjoyed putting it together.

      The cartoons are classics and will never get in old. The games are so much fun.

      I appreciate you stopping by, Andrea.

      Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  15. Looney Tunes was one of those cartoons that I binged during my childhood, as well as Tom & Jerry, Popeye, and Scooby Doo. I’m particularly amazed by the humor this show gave that sometimes, I would play a couple of YouTube videos just to replay the best jokes I used to laugh at as a kid. The classics were awesome, but the modern version lost its feel so I didn’t watch them anymore (same as with Tom & Jerry).

    As for the video game, I can’t remember whether I played one of their games in my Game Boy back then. Maybe today, I’ll check the app store to check out Looney Tunes games and see if they’re something I could play.

    • Hi Dominic,

      I appreciate your comments. You are so right; the classics are awesome. They never get old. I still enjoy watching them at my age, sixty-three.

      I love the fact there are video games based on the Looney Tunes characters. It is fun getting in and out of trouble with Bugs and all the other cartoon heroes.

      I hope you have luck finding the games. I think Amazon may have some of them as well.

      Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  16. One of my absolute favourite posts I have read in a long time.  I am almost 50 and I grew up loving the Looney Tunes.  As I was reading your post, I actually forgot about a few of the characters like Porky the Pig and the Daffy Duck show.  I loved Daffy.
    Getting up saturday morning to watch the cartoons was one of my favourite memories. I didn’t realize though that Mel Blanc did so many of those amazing voices.  What a star he was.  Plus you mentioned the Flintstones voices he did, which is so cool.  Love the Flintstones too.
    Looney Tunes to this day had characters, that you just never forgot.  Thank you for my trip down memory lane.

    • Hi Coralie,

      Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I was hoping this post would spark childhood memories. It looks like it did for you, and it does for me as well.

      You are right, I will never forget these beloved cartoon characters. They are part of our childhood and beyond.

      Yeah, Mel Blanc was and is a unique talent.

      I am glad you enjoyed your trip down memory lane.

      Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  17. Hello there, nice post you have there on “Looney tunes and video games”

    I am a great Dan of cartoons ( till forever!) But I didn’t get to watch Looney tunes and most of the cartoons you mentioned in your article because in my time it was all about tomand Jerry! Since it has a video game I will play it to fill in for all I have missed! 

    Thanks.

    • Hi there Lizzychris,

      Thank you for your thoughts and comments. I am glad you like the post. I had a lot of fun doing it. I learned so much from the research I did. It was a labor of love.

      I also enjoyed Tom and Jerry, but the Looney Tunes characters were my favorites.

      I hope you have fun playing video games based on Looney Tunes. Let me know how you like them.

      Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  18. Oh! This is rather an interesting one to see here and thanks so much for sharing this piece here. Well! A lot of these children of nowadays would never recognise all you have shared here which is both saddening and also lack of fun considering what these Looney tunes were like then. Wow! I really could picture the euphoria I do feel playing then. Thumbs up

    • Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for the thumbs up. This post was a lot of fun doing the research and putting it all together for people to read and take a trip down memory lane. I know it did for me.

      I know kids today probably can relate to these classic cartoons. But it is hard for me to relate to the cartoons today. I guess I am not politically correct enough.

      I appreciate your time and words, Sharon.

      Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  19. Hello dear, wow what wonderful review you have here, the Looney tunes video games are amazing as the say or as mentioned on your article, I played on last year and it was very addictive, I am really glad you shared such nice information with us, , you sharing it with me just makes me wanna download it again, thanks for the info

    • Hi Skuchmane,

      I am thankful you enjoyed this post. I enjoyed doing it. Video games and cartoons, how can you go wrong.

      Which of the games have you played?

      I learned a lot about the subject as well.

      Thanks for stopping by Skuchmane.

      You know my motto, Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  20. Hello there, This is an amazing article that you have got here. I enjoy going through this article on your website. As you have always reminded me of old times. Back then i always enjoy watching Mickey mouse show on TV. It is funful and thrilling as well every one both young and adult always derive pleasure from watching it. 

    Thanks for sharing this nice article with me.

    • Hi Awinikistevie,

      I am glad you enjoyed this post. I was hoping it would bring back pleasant memories for people. I know it reminded of being a kid.

      I would get up on Saturday morning, get a bowl of cereal, and watch cartoons. I will never forget those days.

      Sounds like you did the same. Good for you, brother, Awinikistevie.

      You know my motto, Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

  21. Hey there!

    What an interesting website you’ve got going on. One of my friends actually posted this on Facebook and I had to check it out. It’s ironic because we’re currently looking for anything to keep us occupied and entertained (because of the lockdown).

    I’m so glad you mentioned Looney Tunes: Back in Action. It was one of my favourite video games back in the day and I’ve replayed it so many times! However, the only way I could think of playing it now would be to use an emulator like Dolphin. I guess purchasing a Gamecube could work, but the games themselves are difficult to come by.

    Have you written a blog post on the subject? I’d be curious to find out how you get old folks interested in playing these games to begin with.

    Thanks for the interesting read!

    – Stefan

    • Hi Stefan,

      I really appreciate your thoughts and comments. I agree the lockdown has changed our lives so much. We may be locked down, but we are not locked up.

      With modern technology, we can still reach out to our family and friends.

      I agree the games can be hard to find, but with Google, we can find about anything if we do the research.

      That is a good idea about getting older folks interested in playing video games. I am putting that thought on a sticky note for a future post. Thank you for that idea.

      I have done a post called https://gamingwithgrandpa.com/video-games-for-older-adults-the-following-chart-reflects-the. You can check it out on the website.

      Thank you, Stefan.

      You know my motto, Let’s game.

      johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

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