Characters: Tiny Toon Adventures
Here is a listing of the characters featured in the Warner Bros.
series Tiny Toon Adventures
The male cohost of the show. Looney Tunes
counterpart: Bugs Bunny
(more specifically the calm, cool and level-headed part of his personality). Voiced by Charlie Adler
until the end of Season 3 and the TV specials, when John Kassir
- Alliterative Name
- Badass Adorable
- Catch Phrase: "Now, It's Personal."
- And "Now it's time to party: Buster style!"
- Deadpan Snarker
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Ironically, in the first episode, he asks for clothes to please the censors, and yet still doesn't wear pants. This gets lampshaded several times.
- The Hero
- Only Sane Man: Particularly evident whenever he's trying to direct a production with the other characters, which nearly drives him up the walls.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue Boy to Babs' Pink Girl (both literally, because of their fur color, and figuratively because of their personalities).
- Rascally Rabbit
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Babs' Red.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Babs' Energetic Girl.
- Ship Tease: With Babs.
- Species Surname
- Straight Man
- Trickster: Much like Bugs Bunny.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hare
The female cohost of the show. Looney Tunes
counterparts: Bugs Bunny again (particularly the Bugs Bunny that dresses in drag to trick his enemies, and represents the manic and zany part of his personality), and Honey from the Bosko cartoons.
(See also "The Original Looney Tunes" below.)
A possible inspiration for the later, lesser-received Lola Bunny). Note that both Babs and Buster apply the Pink Girl, Blue Boy
trope directly.) Voiced by Tress MacNeille
Plucky DuckLooney Tunes
counterpart: Daffy Duck. Voiced by Joe Alaskey.
- Attention Whore: Moreso than his mentor, Daffy Duck.
- Butt Monkey / The Chew Toy: Prone to getting hit by an Anvil on Head and many other outright abuses. The amount of constant pain, bad luck and wince-worthy situations that get inflicted on him rival Daffy Duck and it's made all the worse when you consider its a child getting run over by cars, beaten by professional boxers, and crushed under 700lb pigs and sumo wrestlers.
- Deadpan Snarker: Even more than Babs!
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal
- Interspecies Romance: With Shirley the Loon. In "The Return of Pluck Twacey", he also swoons over Hata Mari, the pigeon from "Plane Daffy".
- Jerkass: Just like the post-Flanderization Daffy Duck.
- The Lancer
- Narcissist: In the first episode, he proves that he can play a lover by delivering a romantic overture to a hand mirror.
- Only Sane Duck: Acts as this to Hamton's family in the How I Spent My Vacation film.
- Plucky Comic Relief: No, really.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Hamton's Sensitive Guy.
- Sidekick: Hired as such to Buster and Babs, much to his humiliation.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Like Daffy.
- Species Surname
- Spinoff Babies: His baby-self starred in a few shorts, and became somewhat of an Ensemble Dark Horse in the memories of fans, to the point that he even cameoed a couple times in Animaniacs.
- Toothy Bird
- With Friends Like These...: He's sold out his friend, Hamton, on several occasions.
Ham(p)ton J. PigLooney Tunes
counterpart: Porky Pig. Voiced by Don Messick
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's very sweet-natured, and usually tries to avoid conflict, but DO NOT push him too far. Seriously. Just don't.
- Big Eater
- The Chew Toy: Not that he deserves it, considering he's one of the sweetest characters of this show.
- Extreme Doormat: Usually to Plucky's antics.
- Interspecies Romance: He has dated Fifi a few times.
- Neat Freak
- Nice Guy: Like Porky Pig.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Plucky's Manly Man.
- Sidekick: When Plucky is hired as Buster and Bab's sidekick, he complains, "Hamton's a sidekick! He has all the earmarks of a sidekick!" and promptly pulls Hamton's ear to reveal the word "sidekick". Interestingly, Hamton ended up being Plucky's sidekick in a lot of the shorts, most notably the Batman parody, in which he plays "Decoy", Batduck's answer to Robin.
- The Smart Pig
- Species Surname
- Spell My Name with an "S": The correct spelling is "Hamton", though some fans still somehow hear a "p" in the middle.
- It might also have to do with the fact that Hamton's name was actually misspelled in one of the show's credits as Hampton.
- The Straight Man: The trope title is actually used when he applied to join the cast because "I react to characters funnier than I am."
Dizzy DevilLooney Tunes
counterpart: The Tasmanian Devil. Voiced by Maurice LaMarche
- Alliterative Name
- Big Eater: Like Taz.
- The Big Guy
- Characterization Marches On: In the pilot, he's actually introduced as an antagonistic character. He eventually grows into the more friendly party animal that he's better known as.
- Chick Magnet/Interspecies Romance: When he's not acting like his adult counterpart, Dizzy is usually in the company of hot, human teenage girls who are crazy about him.
- Extreme Omnivore: To the point where the male characters often play a game with Dizzy called "Will Dizzy Eat It?"
- Kavorka Man: Could count as this, though it is stated in the show that the main reason he is so popular with the ladies is not because of his looks, but in that the ladies always have a great, fun time when they're with him.
- Nice Hat: His beanie.
- Wild Card: Even the friendlier "party animal" Dizzy had his antagonistic moments, usually when he let his temper or appetite get the better of him (or when he got the homework assignment "eat a bunny").
Montana MaxLooney Tunes
counterpart: Yosemite Sam. Voiced by Danny Cooksey.
Elmyra DuffLooney Tunes
counterpart: Elmer Fudd. Voiced by Cree Summer
- And Call Him George
- Anti-Villain: Type IV, especially when in comparison with Montana Max and Gotcha Grabmore
- Baby Talk: It's rare that she doesn't talk like this.
- Chronic Pet Killer: Ironically, despite her good intentions, she was far more successful in killing wabbits than her counterpart.
- Cloud Cuckoolander
- The Dreaded: Everybody in Acme Acres is afraid of Elmyra. Even Montana Max.
- Fiery Redhead
- Genki Girl
- The Glomp: Gee, wonder why she's The Dreaded?
- Go-Karting with Bowser: While normally an antagonist (albeit unintentionally), there are instances where Elmyra is shown to be a good friend to the Tiny Toons, especially Furrball at times.
- Hair Decoration
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: She's a terrible singer voiced by Cree Summer.
- Idiot Houdini
- Implacable Girl
- Inverted Trope: She's essentially an inversion of Elmer Fudd: He's a hunter who's unable to pose an actual threat to an animal; she's a girl who unintentionally harms animals by her love for them.
- Lethally Stupid: In contrast to Elmer's Too Dumb to Live.
- Mad Love / All Girls Want Bad Boys: Towards Montana Max.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: If you're any breed of animal, or Montana Max.
- Nice Girl: In spite of her obsession towards animals, Elmyra is a truly kind hearted girl who means well despite the damage she causes.
- Obliviously Evil: She has no idea that showing her affection to animals often kills them. For example, in Whale's Tales, when Elmyra finds out whales are used to make cosmetics (as in they're made from whales) she's so horrified she faints.
Fifi la FumeLooney Tunes
counterpart: Pepe Le Pew
. Voiced by Kath Soucie
- Abhorrent Admirer: Though, much like her Spear Counterpart (Pepe), it's only her smell and aggressive come-ons that are abhorrent. She's not like the typical female Abhorrent Admirer, who's Hollywood Homely, Hollywood Pudgy (or even real-world pudgy), or obsessed with her object of desire to the point that she will hurt or kill him if he ever rejected her.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The three lead cheerleaders, Babs, Shirley and Fifi, represent three different aspects: Babs Bunny is implied to be fully dressed but goes without shoes. Shirley wears a hairbow and pink sweater but no pants. Fifi, for the most part, wears just a hairbow; there will be times she may wear clothes but is usually "nude".
- Break the Cutie: Falls under this a lot.
- Butt Skunky: She is usually abused and ignored for no reason.
- Catch Phrase: "Do not fear my dear, Fifi La Fume is here!"
- Dogged Nice Girl: She has problems controlling her musk and she can be rather aggressive in pursuing guys, but she genuinely is an affectionate and friendly girl.
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French
- Funny Foreigner: Like Pepe.
- The Glomp
- Hair Decorations
- Hello, Nurse!: Played with. She would knock 'em dead with her good looks... if it wasn't for her scent and her aggressive way of coming on to guys she likes.
- Interspecies Romance: Like Pepe, she mistakes other animals for fellow skunks and runs after them. Her hit list has included Furrball, Calamity, Beeper, and Dizzy. She also went to the prom with Hamton, and his interest in her is a gag in several episodes.
- Leitmotif: "Alouette". One of the few characters to have one.
- Ms. Fanservice: No denying it.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: This is her main problem, though unlike her Looney Tunes counterpart, she doesn't mind being chased.
- Prehensile Tail
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Smelly Skunk: Unlike Pepe, she can actually control her scent. At least, to a degree; part of the problem is not only do guys fear that she will start stinking if they let her get close, but sometimes she really does walk around with constant musk flowing from her (the "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" special is a good example). Still, she can control it better than he does; normally she only tends to lose control when she's getting worked up over a cute guy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some people (including some who claim to be the aforementioned fans) still think her name is "Le Fume".
- Like Hamton as noted above, this is probably because the credits sometimes misspelled it as "Le Fume".
Shirley McLoonLooney Tunes
counterpart: Melissa Duck. Voiced by Gail Matthius.
- American Accents: Valley Girl. Justified, as her voice actress played a Valley girl before (though when Gail Matthius played Valley Girl Vicki on Saturday Night Live, it didn't sound as high as it does here. Whether Matthius perfected her Valley Girl voice between her short time on SNL and when she was hired to do TTA or her voice was pitched up after recording her lines isn't known).
- Beware the Nice Ones: Do NOT make her angry. Seriously, don't.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Though actually a very smart one.
- Granola Girl
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal
- Interspecies Romance: A loon in a love triangle with a chicken and a duck.
- Levitating Lotus Position: She does this as part of her psychic powers.
- New-Age Retro Hippie
- Nonmammalian Hair
- Pink Means Feminine
- Psychic Powers: Has psychic/mystical powers. When she gets angry, it's like a scene out of Carrie (in fact, there was an episode where she went berserk at a prom like in the climax of that work, albeit toned down for the younger crowd [the pig's blood dumped on her was actually fruit punch and she only ended up flooding the gym instead of killing everyone]. Observing this, Babs even namedrops the film for Parental Bonus purposes).
- Seldom Seen Species: Not many loons in fiction. And she looks like a duck.
- Shout-Out: To actress Shirley MacLaine; by the time this series launched, she had become notorious for her professed beliefs in reincarnation, UFOs, and various New Age phenomena. (The two Shirleys actually meet in one short.)
- Species Surname
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some think her name is Shirley THE Loon. Including the programmers of the Tiny Toons videogame.
- Trickster: As Plucky finds out in "Never Too Late To Loon".
counterpart: Sylvester (although he also shares traits with Penelope Pussycat). Voiced by Frank Welker
when voiced at all, except for one episode when Rob Paulsen
voiced him instead.
Sweetie PieLooney Tunes
counterpart: Tweety Pie, specifically with the nastier attitude he had in his earliest appearances. Voiced by Candi Milo
Calamity CoyoteLooney Tunes
counterpart: Wile E. Coyote. Voiced by Frank Welker.
Little BeeperLooney Tunes
counterpart: Road Runner. Voiced by Frank Welker.
- Jerkass: He has run over Calamity with a truck for no reason many times (often straight after another painful experience). Even worse is in "A Piece of Mind" — in a flashback, it's hinted that Beeper and Calamity are actually adoptive brothers. Yikes...
- Super Speed: Like Road Runner.
- The Voiceless: Also like Road Runner, he only says "Beep Beep".
counterpart: Foghorn Leghorn
. Voiced by Rob Paulsen
Concord CondorLooney Tunes
counterpart: Beaky Buzzard. Voiced by Rob Paulsen.
Gogo DodoLooney Tunes
counterpart: The Dodo from "Porky in Wackyland
", who is apparently his father. Voiced by Frank Welker.
- Black Bead Eyes: As a tribute to the original Dodo bird, he's the only recurring character to have them.
- Catch Phrase: "Cuckoo! Cuckoo!" Doubled with his job as the cuckoo bird in every clock on the show — no matter if said clock is an actual cuckoo clock or not.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Quoth the Series Bible: "Gogo operates by his own set of rules, which means no rules."
- Demoted to Extra: It seems like he was originally intended to be a principal character; he gets a fair bit of attention in the Series Bible, he's one of the characters to be mentioned in the theme song, and he plays fairly large roles in the Origin Episode and several episodes early in Season One ("Her Wacky Highness", "Sawdust and Toonsil", etc.). In later episodes he's a very minor character.
- Last of His Kind: Referred to as the last of the Dodos in a couple of episodes, though usually only in passing.
- The Mad Hatter: And how! The theme song says it best:
"And Gogo is INSANE!"
- Pungeon Master: Usually visual puns — most of his wacky stunts that aren't completely random or nonsensical are pun-based.
- Reality Warper: More so than any other Tiny Toon.
Li'l SneezerLooney Tunes
counterpart: Sniffles. Also voiced by Kath Soucie.
Byron BassetLooney Tunes
counterpart: Sam the Sheepdog.
Mary MelodyLooney Tunes
counterpart: None, though she looks like a modern take (read: less offensive take) on So White from the Censored 11
cartoon, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs
Marcia the MartianLooney Tunes
counterpart: Marvin the Martian.
- Totally Radical: She uses "Daddio" a lot. The rest of her vocabulary is oddly normal.
Lightning RodriguezLooney Tunes
counterpart: Speedy Gonzales.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He only makes two brief appearances on the show (one being a still shot).
Witch SandyWestern Animation/Looney Tunes
counterpart: Witch Hazel
Arnold the Pitbull
The Flea Family (Mama, Papa, Itchy and Flio)
The Original Looney TunesBosko, The Talk-Ink Kid
and his girlfriend Honey, as well as Foxy and Roxy and Goopy Geer. These guys were the original stars for the Warner Bros. cartoon studio in the early 30's, and after that time were abandoned and drifted into cartoon limbo for decades...until they were brought back for the episodes "Fields of Honey" and "Two-Tone Town", respectively.
- Art Evolution: The characters (sans Goopy Geer) look nothing like they did in their original appearances, looking more like a combination of the 1930s rubberhose style with the '40s pears and spheres style, and with Bosko and Honey getting their species changed into dog-like designs. Although there's a good reason for this — Bosko and Honey were originally caricatures of old time ministrel black people, and Foxy and Roxy were shameless copies of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Goopy was never an ersatz of any character (not even of Goofy; that character first appeared a month after Goopy Geer made his debut) so he only recieved a mild redesign.
- A Day in the Limelight: Both of the episodes they respectively appear in.
- Poorly Disguised Pilot: Both episodes are clear forerunners to the Tiny Toons' Spiritual Successor, Animaniacs. The characters' redesigns are even suspiciously similar to those of Yakko, Wakko and Dot.