Julie Bernstein: "Spring Break Special" (with Richard Stone, Carl Johnson, and Steve Bernstein)
Steve Bernstein: "Spring Break Special" (with Richard Stone, Carl Johnson, and Julie Bernstein) and "Night Ghoulery" (with Richard Stone)
Steven Bramson: "Hero Hamton", "Psychic Fun-omenon Day", "How Sweetie it is", "Henny Youngman Day", "The Horror of Slumber Party Mountain". Also a contributor for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.
Bruce Broughton: "Her Wacky Highness", "Journey to the Center of ACME Acres", "It's Buster Bunny Time", "Hare-Raising Night", "You Asked For It", "Son of Looniversity Daze" (with Morton Stevens), "Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool" (with Joel McNeely), "Tiny Toons Music Television" (the wraparounds and "Top Secret Apprentice"), "Hog-Wild Hamton", "Toon TV" (the wraparounds, "Toon Out, Toon In", and "The Name Game"). Also a contributor for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation. Also composed the theme music (contrary to popular belief, it was not by Richard Stone).
Don Davis: "You Asked For It Part II", "A Ditch in Time", "Whale's Tales" (with William Ross), "No Toon is an Island", "Pledge Week". Also a contributor for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.
Ron Grant: "The Wheel O'Comedy", "Test Stressed", "Starting From Scratch", "The Weirdest Story Ever Told" (with Mark Watters), "Playtime Toons" (with Albert Lloyd Olson)
Les Hooper: "The Buster Bunny Bunch"
Carl Johnson: "Spring Break Special" (with Richard Stone, Steve & Julie Bernstein)
Elliot Kaplan: "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny" (with Ralph Kessler)
Arthur Kempel: "Strange Tales of Weird Science", "The ACME Bowl", "Europe in 30 Minutes", "Toons From the Crypt"
Ralph Kessler: "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny" (with Elliot Kaplan)
Albert Lloyd Olson: "The ACME Acres Zone", "Wake Up Call of the Wild", "Sawdust and Toonsil", "Fairy Tales For the '90s" (with Mark Watters and Hummie Mann), "Son of the Wacko World of Sports", "Here's Hamton", "Playtime Toons" (with Ron Grant), "Sepulveda Boulevard", "Take Elmyra, Please", "Fox Trot", "Toons Take Over", "Buster's Directorial Debut", "Best of Buster Day". Also a contributor for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.
Hummie Mann: "Fairy Tales For the '90s" (with Mark Watters and Albert Lloyd Olson), "Viewer Mail Day"
Dennis McCarthy: "Citizen Max", "Best O'Plucky Duck Day"
Joel McNeely: "Looking Out For the Little Guy", "Inside Plucky Duck", "Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool" (with Bruce Broughton)
Peter Myers: "Life in the '90s"
Laurence Rosenthal: "Prom-Ise Her Anything"
William Ross: "Rainy Daze", "Fields of Honey" (he won an Emmy for this episode), "Looniversity Days", "Whale's Tales" (with Don Davis), "Elephant Issues", "Kon Ducki", "New Class Day", "Two-Tone Town", "Washingtoon"
Arthur B. Rubinstein: "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow", "A Quack in the Quarks", "Furrball Follies"
J. Eric Schmidt: "Sports Shorts"
David Slonaker: "Weekday Afternoon Live"
Fred Steiner: "Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night", "Rock 'n Roar", "Spring in ACME Acres", "Career Oppor-Toon-Ities", "New Character Day", "Toon Physics", "What Makes Toons Tick"
Morton Stevens: "The Looney Beginning", "Buster and the Wolverine", "The Wacko World of Sports", "Son of Looniversity Daze" (with Bruce Broughton)
Richard Stone: "Dating, ACME Acres Style", "Animaniacs!", "Ask Mr. Popular", "The ACME Home Shopping Show", "You Asked For It Again", "Brave Tales of Real Rabbits", "Going Places", "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian", "Thirteensomething", "Flea For Your Life", "The Return of Batduck", "Grandma's Dead", "Music Day", "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas Special", "Spring Break Special" (with Carl Johnson, Steve & Julie Bernstein), "Night Ghoulery" (with Steve Bernstein). Also a contributor for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation)
Stephen James Taylor: "High Toon". Also a contributor for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation)
Mark Watters: "Fairy Tales For the '90s" (with Albert Lloyd Olson and Hummie Mann), "The Return to the ACME Acres Zone", "The Weirdest Story Ever Told" (with Ron Grant), "Pollution Solution", "K-ACME TV", "ACME Cable TV", "Love Disconnection", "A Cat's Eye View". Also a contributor for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation)
TMS Staff and Outsourcing Studios
Depending on the Artist (TMS): Tokyo Movie Shinsha (now know as TMS Entertainment) did 19 episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures, including How I Spent My Summer Vacation and the Halloween episode "Night Ghoulery," but for the most part, the studio's staff remained uncredited. What follows are both, the TMS animation directors and animation units (listed under the original airing dates).
Opening: Toshihiko Masuda; In house.
The Wheel O' Comedy: Keiko Oyamada (bridging material), Takahiro Omori (first 2 shorts), Hiroyuki Aoyama (the third short); In house.
Acme Cable TV: Nobuo Tomizawa; Anime Spot (lite work, most of the episode was done in house).
Buster And Babs Go Hawaiian: Teiichi Takiguchi; In house.
Love Disconnection: Hisao Yokobori (bridging material), Nobuo Tomizawa (My Dinner With Elmyra) and Kenji Hachizaki (The Amazing Three); In house.
Kon Ducki: Takashi Kawaguchi; Tokyo Kids (lite Key Animation and In-Between Animation), Studio Jungle Gym (main short), Ajia-Do (some work on the opening of The Making Of), Oh Production (The Making Of) and Mizo Planning (lite Key Animation and In-Between Animation).
What Makes Toons Tick: Teiichi Takiguchi (bridging material), Hisao Yokobori (shorts); Kyoto Animation (lite Key Animation and some In-Between Animation in the first piece of bridging material, the rest of it and all 3 shorts are done in house).
The Return Of Batduck: Kenji Hachizaki; In house.
Two-Tone Town: Kenji Hachizaki; In house.
Music Day: Hisao Yokobori, Takashi Kawaguchi; In house.
How I Spent My Vacation: Director: Hiroshi Aoyama; Animation Directiors: Hiroyuki Aoyama, Toshihiko Masuda, Kenji Hachizaki and Kazuhide Tomonaga.
Night Ghoulery: Directors: Keiichiro Furuya, Keiko Oyamada; Animation Director: Hisao Yokobori; In house.
Buster: What's with this script? It's like 13-year-olds wrote it!
Babs: 13-year-olds did write it.
Acting for Two: Cree Summer (Elmyra and Mary Melody) and Frank Welker (Gogo, Byron, Furball and Beeper) both play several recurring characters, but surprisingly it rarely veers into Talking to Himself territory. Several more minor characters are played by the cast as well - like Rhubella and Roderick Rat being played by Tress MacNeille and Charlie Adler (who also voiced Buster and Babs). In The Movie, nearly everyone plays a side character or two.
Depending on the Artist (outside of TMS): The show went through seven animation houses overseasnote Two of them, Wang Film Productions and AKOM even getting two overseas supervisors each.; as a result, no two episodes had the same quality. Kennedy and Encore Studios are considered the worst of the lot.
Fan Community Nickname: Buster usually calls the fans "Toonsters", but sometimes he calls them "Toonatics". In at least one episode, he calls them "Tooniacs".
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: This show has more appeal in Russia and Japan than it did in America (not to say that America doesn't have its fans, but there's more of them in Russia and Japan).
Hey, It's That Guy!: Backstage Edition: Bruce Timm was a character designer on this show before he did Batman: The Animated Series. Elmyra and Montana Max in particular have a lot of Bruce Timm characteristics.
Hey, It's That Voice!: Besides the usual gang of 1990s voice actors (Charlie Adler, Kath Soucie, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, etc), Shirley the Loon was voiced by Gail Matthius, a former cast member of Saturday Night Live's sixth season (1980-1981) headed by Jean Doumanian (considered the show's worst seasonnote though there are many arguments from fans as to what season or seasons is/are bad. and one of many factors behind the network rot of NBC in the early 1980s). In the 1990s, Matthius did voicework in kids' cartoons, often playing moms with that stereotypical Upper Midwestern accent that most people in the 21st century would now recognize as "the Sarah Palin voice" or teenaged Valley Girls (both of which she did on Saturday Night Live, the British sketch show Assaulted Nuts, and the syndicated in America sketch show Laugh Trax). The Valley Girl voice Matthius uses for Shirley the Loon is a higher, more well-done version of the her Valley Girl Vicki character on SNL.
Plucky is unique in that he is the only main character voiced by an actor who also played their Looney Tunes counterpart at times, Joe Alaskey having been the voice for Daffy Duck both in the nineties and currently. As a result, though Alaskey does attempt to make their voices somewhat different, Plucky sounds exactly like Daffy Duck (which you would expect from a character who is supposed to be the next generation version of Daffy).
Elmyra was Cree Summer's then most notable role and only lead role after voicing Penny in Inspector Gadget years prior. She didn't think she would get the part when auditioning, so she just went with what she thought was a hastily conceived exaggerated clowny voice...that she would have to do again and again once she was cast (both on this show and the fan-hated series Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain).
Frank Welker, who has a very extensive voice list, many of which are vocal effects for animals and monsters, did vocal effects for Furball and sometimes had speaking roles on this show note Including that of Gogo Dodo, his most recurring role along with the aforementioned Furrball..
The Japanese dub has serious Casting Gags, most were top-notch cast as for almost all the characters:
And the animator in "The Looney Beginning" whose voice actor isn't credited is none other than Steven Spielberg himself.
Hamton was voiced by Don Messick, who was probably the oldest of the castnote He was born in 1926., and is probably best known and remembered for his work with Hanna-Barbera.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: A couple episodes in season one were released edited on DVD, such as "Tiny Toons Music Television" (missing a brief bit where Buster and Babs announce a number for the viewers to call, though that edit may have been done so viewers wouldn't get confused and try to call the number onscreen) and "Son of the Wacko World of Sports" (missing the title cards for some strange reason). Also, "Looniversity Days" featured two versions of the same scene, the latter with re-take animation by Jon McClenahan. Only the original animation made it to DVD, meaning Jon's version of that scene is lost.
The Spring Break special was never released on home video or DVD (due to either music rights or the fact that it wasn't as entertaining as the Summer Vacation special), and the "Night Ghoulery" VHS now commands outrageous prices online.
Missing Episode: The "Elephant Issues" episode (a Very Special Episode semi-parody that tackled illiteracy, prejudice, and underage drinking) only aired once back when the show was on the FOX network, thanks to the anti-alcohol short, "One Beer" (which came under fire by concerned parents who thought the anti-alcohol message was cheapened by the ending where Buster, Plucky, and Hamton walk off set and vow to make a funny episode next time). However, it has been confirmed as airing on Cartoon Network (the Latin American channel) and it appears on the Volume 3 DVD. Even The Hub network aired the "Elephant Issues" episode uncut and uncensored (as of September 2013).
The Halloween episode during the final season was banned from airing on FOX and the WB because of the short where Elmyra is haunted by the zombies of the pets she smothered with affection until they died.
Name's the Same: Buster Bunny is not the same one from the PBS kids' show Arthur.
Official Fan-Submitted Content: The script for "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian", written by Renee Carter, Sarah Creef, and Amy Crosby. The 3 make a cameo addressing Buster's complaints about the Plane Scene. (see "Promoted Fangirls" below)
The Other Darrin: Buster's voice actor was changed from Charlie Adler (who quit after being rejected for a role on Animaniacs) to John Kassir (the voice behind The Cryptkeeper for the live-action HBO series Tales from the Crypt, the cartoon series Tales from the Cryptkeeper that started out on ABC, then channel hopped to CBS, and the game show Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House, which aired on CBS around the same time the cartoon series was revived and changed for CBS) for "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special", "The Return of Batduck", "Spring Break Special", and "Night Ghoulery".
Hamton's dad, Wade Pig, was either voiced by Jonathan Winters ("How I Spent My Vacation") or by Joe Alaskey ("Hog-Wild Hamton", "Toons From the Crypt").
Minor character Vinnie Deer was voiced by child actor Brian Mitchell in his debut in "Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool", for his cameo in "How I Spent My Vacation" he was voiced by Frank Welker.
Promoted Fangirls: "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian" was actually a spec script written by three girls from Virginia. The producers liked it so much, they decided to greenlight it — and have TMS do it.
The girls had mailed their scripts to Steven Spielberg, and the envelope accidentally got to him without being vetted by his secretaries. It was fortunate that he liked the story and decided to produce the episode with full credit to the fan writers, avoiding the possibility that they might try to sue him. This is referenced by the Credits Gag at the end of that episode, "Send your unsolicited scripts, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: SOME OTHER SHOW".
Screwed by the Network: The show sadly only lasted 3 seasons, being cancelled to make way for Animaniacs. Despite its massive popularity and the fans requests, the show is never going to be revived, so fans will have to settle for reruns (which are on The Hub network, which may not exist on most cable company packages) and the DVDs (which took a while to be released and have parts cut that only purists may notice).
Talking to Herself: Cree Summer voiced both Elmyra and Mary Melody (the black girl who was often Furrball's owner, when he wasn't owned by Elmyra or established to be homeless), though they talked to each other very rarely.
Same for Kath Soucie as Fifi La Fume and Li'l Sneezer.
A Speedy Gonzales equivalent named Lightning Rodriguez was planned and even got minor blink-and-you'll-miss-'em cameos in two early episodes, but he never got a noteworthy appearance and was never named on the show (possibly due to fear that the character might be considered racist).
Originally Buster Bunny's catchphrase was "Hello Nurse!" as a update to Bugs' "What's up Doc!" But it was rejected because at the time many writers think it didn't make any sense. Years later it was used as the catchphrase of Yakko and Wakko Warner and then it became very popular with Animaniacs.
Shirley Walker, known for her later work on Batman: The Animated Series, was supposed to compose for the show (for one of Ron Grant's episodes), but had a hard time emulating the Carl Stalling feel.