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Richard "The Great Stoneini" Stone (1953-2001) was a composer who is primarly known for his work on some of the most iconic shows to come out of Warner Bros. Animation during the '90s. While he isn't entirely responsible for creating a spiritual successor to the music style used in the Looney Tunes shorts (other composers on Tiny Toon Adventures did the same), he deserves credit for his extensive contributions to the shows of the time, and for taking full advantage of the orchestra, something which hadn't been used in animation for years outside of theatrical animated films.

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In many of the WBA shows, he is credited alongside other composers such as Carl Johnson, J. Eric Schmidt, Steve and Julie Bernstein, Gordon Goodwin, and Tim Kelly.

He composed for:

  • Animaniacs (composed for nearly every episode; also composed the theme song; also composed for the DTV feature "Wakko's Wish")
  • Carrotblanca (1995 Looney Tunes short)
  • Freakazoid! (also composed the theme song)
  • Histeria! (also composed the theme song)
  • Little Go Beep (2000 Looney Tunes short; also his final credited work)
  • Pinky and the Brain (also composed the theme song)
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Road Rovers (composed the theme song)
  • Sledge Hammer! (3 episodes)List 
  • The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (also composed the theme song) Note 
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  • Taz-Mania (also composed the theme song)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (16 episodes List , plus the Spring Break and Night Ghoulery specials. He also contributed to "How I Spent My Vacation")
  • The Twilight Zone (1985) (1 episode)

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Tropes associated with Richard Stone:

  • Creator Thumbprint: Many of his cartoons end with a five note fanfare, nicknamed "I'm Richard Stone!" Said fanfare is also heard during the Warner Bros. logo before Taz-Mania, of which Stone was a composer.
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