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  • 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.
  • John Debney: "Hollywood Plucky" and "Gang Busters".
  • 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), and the "Toon Out, Toon In" music video in "Toon TV" (uncredited)
  • 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)

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  • 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.
  • Ascended Fanon: One episode, Buster and Babs go Hawaiian, was based off an idea made by a trio of fans. The Nostalgia Critic interviews one of them here.
  • Channel Hop: The series was first pitched as a Saturday Morning Cartoon for CBS, who went as far as committing to airing the pilot episode as a prime-time TV special alongside a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles special that was promoting that series' move to CBS as well. Despite the pilot being well-received with test audiences, CBS ultimately declined to order a full series, and since the other three networks passed it up, Warner Bros. decided it was in Tiny Toon Adventures' best interest to air in first-run syndication as a weekday afternoon cartoon. The strategy paid off handsomely.
  • Creator Backlash: Downplayed. The reason why Montana was made the protagonist in "Fit to be Toyed" and "My Dinner With Elmyra" was because his voice actor Danny Cooksey was upset about always playing the bad guy.
  • Creator Breakdown: According to Jon McClenahan, Glen Kennedy did not take kindly to his studio's episodes being criticized by Steven Spielberg.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode: Series creator Tom Ruegger has stated that his favorite episode is "The Anvil Chorus" (part of "It's Buster Bunny Time").
  • Creator's Pest: Elmyra is in a really weird place. She was utterly despised by the main writers and fans but someone in the higher ups apparently couldn't get enough of her. (Presumably, Spielberg himself.) The constant demand for more Elmyra screentime by the higher ups really got on the writer's nerves, which reached its peak when she was shoehorned in Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, which has more Biting-the-Hand Humor aimed at the higher ups than both Tiny Toons and Pinky and the Brain combined.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
  • The Danza:
    • Julie Brown as Julie Bruin.
    • Henny Youngman as "Henny" Youngman.
    • The Roches as The Roches.
  • Depending on the Artist: The show went through seven animation houses overseasnote As a result, no two episodes had the same quality. Kennedy and Encore Studios and the early Wang episodes are considered the worst of the non-TMS-produced episodes.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Buster usually calls the fans "Toonsters", but sometimes he calls them "Toonatics". In at least one episode, he calls them "Tooniacs".
  • Fan Nickname: The Tiny Toon Adventures Reference Guide frequently shortens Buster, Babs, Hamton, and Plucky to "BBHP" any time the four are in a short together.
  • He Also Did: 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.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: A couple episodes in season one were released edited on DVD and on Hulu, 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 and Hulu, 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. However, this has changed on January 4, 2018, when both specials were added on Hulu. Hulu zig-zags the latter, as it's missing the "Nightmare Before Christmas" parody as well as the special theme songs.
    • The Plucky Duck Show, the short-lived spin-off of TTA featuring nothing but Plucky-centric shorts, was never released on VHS or DVD. It's not surprising, since it would be redundant with the TTA releases, but it still counts. All that frequently appears in online searches is the intro sequence.
  • Mid-Development Genre Shift: This was originally planned to be a feature length film for theatrical release, but was later changed to a TV series.
  • 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.
    • The "Tiny Toons Spring Break Special" aired once on FOX in March 1994 and remained unseen for over 20 years until the Hub Network picked up the series. Supposedly the reasoning for this was music licensing issues (the special contains huge amounts of song parodies).
  • Name's the Same: Buster Bunny is not the same rabbit from 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, and the game show Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House) for "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special", "The Return of Batduck", "Spring Break Special", and "Night Ghoulery," as well as the second halves of both "The Horror of Slumber Party Mountain" and "Best of Buster Day."
    • Subverted with Plucky Duck, as detailed in The Other Marty below.
    • Rob Paulsen voiced Furball on "Duck Trek" instead of Frank Welker.
    • Hamton's dad, Wade Pig, was, in terms of production, voiced by Jonathan Winters in his debut appearance ("How I Spent My Vacation"). Joe Alaskey took over beginning with "Hog-Wild Hamton".
    • Minor character Vinnie Deer was voiced by Broadway actor Brian Stokes Mitchell in his debut in "Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool", but for his cameo in "How I Spent My Vacation", he was voiced by Frank Welker.
    • After Don Messick's death, Billy West (who also voiced his mentor Porky Pig in the 2003 shorts and some commercials) became Hamton's new voice actor for newer media like video games and commercials.
  • The Other Marty: Joe Alaskey initially quit the series alongside Charlie Adler for being passed over for Animaniacs (see The Other Darrin above) near the end of the third season. Because of this, Plucky was recast with Maurice LaMarche for the remaining episodes of the series. However, Alaskey ended up feeling guilty for what he did and made amends with the studio; returning for the final episodes and rerecording Plucky's dialogue for them.
  • Out of Holiday Episode: "Night Ghoulery" was originally intended to premiere in October of 1994, but ended up premiering on Fox on May 28, 1995.
  • 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".
  • Recycled Script: "Two-Tone Town" is very similar to "Fields of Honey": Both plots are about has-been cartoon stars who are given a second shot at popularity from the Tiny Toon characters. The execution of both episodes are different, though.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: The comics from Marvel UK are unlikely to be reprinted any time soon, as not only has Warner Bros. licensed all WB-based properties to their own DC Comics in all territories, but Marvel is now owned by Disney, Warner's competitor.
  • Star-Making Role: The Venezuelan Spanish dub deserves a special mention: Not only it was this for the voice actors themselves, the whole series was also for the entire voice acting industry of Venezuela. Previously of this series, Venezuelan dubs were in the So Bad, It's Good territories. The outstanding perfomance of the cast caused Warner Bros. to entirely dubbing almost all their animated series (Excluding anything related with the Looney Tunes and also Static Shocknote ) in Latin America in Venezuela rather than Mexico.
  • 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.
  • Troubled Production: This is to be expected, since this was Warner Bros. Animation's first show and everyone was still learning the ropes. Many of the headaches stemmed from the earliest episodes in production order, as three of them were by Encore Cartoons, which required numerous retakes and still didn't improve.
    • There was also the Kennedy Cartoons issue. Tom Ruegger and Glen Kennedy had previously worked together on A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and had a good relationship. According to Jon McClenahan, when TTA first began production, they had assumed that Glen's new studio could use the same animation style as the former show. But Steven Spielberg was not a fan of his style, so this caused friction between he and Glen, with Tom stuck in the middle. Basically, there was miscommunication about which studio was "setting the style" for the series; Glen had assumed it was his, while Steven preferred TMS (which was added later in production).
  • Unfinished Episode: John Kricfalusi, Bob Camp and Jim Smith wrote a Halloween-themed episode of Tiny Toons titled "Hi, Spirits" while waiting for Nickelodeon to greenlight The Ren & Stimpy Show. It was never finished as a Tiny Toons episode, but Spumco remade it as the ''Ren & Stimpy'' episode "Haunted House". The idea would later be reworked on Tiny Toons as the short "Boo Ha Ha". note 
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The unfortunate side effect of all those contemporary pop culture references. From Roseanne singing the national anthem to then President George H. W. Bush has shown that some of the jokes haven't aged well.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • 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).
    • One of Lightning's brief appearances was in a shot full of Tiny Toons characters panning by, which also included a rooster that looked like a younger Foghorn (and was quite different from Foghorn's actual Tiny Toons counterpart, Fowlmouth, who was introduced later) and a Gremlin, neither of which ever appeared again.
    • Originally Buster Bunny's catchphrase was "Hello Nurse!" as an 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.
    • Steven Spielberg originally wanted the animation office scenes in "The Looney Beginning" to be live-action combined with animation, ala the Out of the Inkwell shorts or Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Time constraints (along with production problems from Kennedy Cartoons) prevented this from happening.
    • Mel Blanc was slated to return as the classic Looney Tunes characters, but passed away before he could.
    • Shirley originally had a much different look.
    • Buster was originally going to be called Bitsy.
    • If "K-ACME TV" had been the true season 1 finale (generally considered one of the best episodes) instead of the mediocre "High Toon", which was delayed by lots of retakes.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Tiny Toon Adventures Wiki.
  • Writer Revolt: Infamously with the short "One Beer." What was supposed to be a Very Special Episode about the dangers of under-aged drinking ended up as a Stealth Parody, with Buster outright breaking the 4th wall and mentioning for the sake of the story, they would be acting out character.
  • Written by Cast Member: The episode, "Best of Buster Day", specifically the segments, "Compromising Principals" and "Maid to Re-Order" were co-written by Charlie Adler, Buster's original voice actor.


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