Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Tiny Toon Adventures" Quiz #1

This cel set-up of Buster and Babs comes from what segment in which episode?

                                                                                                Tiny Toon Adventures (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Uncle Ferdy

                                              Uncle Ferdy:  He had a thing for the ladies.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Animator and the Assistant

Drawing from 1978:  Working as an assistant animator at Hanna-Barbera.  Ahh, those were the days!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yolko Reacts

                                         From "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Loons"  

Saturday, August 14, 2010

When "Tiny Toons" Was "Tiny Tunes"

Initially, "Tiny Toons" was titled "Tiny Tunes."

And this is the one and only official piece of art commissioned by Warner Bros. with that title:

This very first logo was drawn by the brilliant and multi-talented artist, director and producer Mitch Schauer.  It was featured prominently when production of the series was announced in Cannes as the first animated television collaboration between Warner Bros. and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.

The boy rabbit in the rings was referred to as "Bitsy."   That name made me cringe. 

Once development began, the first thing Steven did was change the title from "Tiny Tunes" to "Tiny Toons."

The first thing I did was change Bitsy's name to Buster.

I stopped cringing.    That was a good thing!  

                                                                                                       Tiny Toon Adventures (C) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Slappy and Skippy Squirrel

From "Animaniacs" episode #62: "Scare Happy Slappy."

The voices behind Slappy and Skippy, Sherri Stoner and Nate Ruegger, reunite on The Nostalgia Critic's Tribute to "Animaniacs"...Check it out at...That Guy with the Glasses

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hellllllllllllllloooooooo, Mel...

                                                     Sorry, Mel.  The engagement is off.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thanks to That Guy with the Glasses...

...For taking the time to look back and talk about "Animaniacs."

BTW, Dot's one of your biggest fans! 

You can find the Nostalgia Critic's "Animaniacs" tribute interviews, among many other funny things, at or That Guy with the Glasses 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Nostalgia Critic, the Warners, and Animaniacs

Sometime over the next few days, That Guy with the Glasses, AKA the Nostalgia Critic, will be posting  interviews he conducted with a few of the folks who worked on "Animaniacs." 

To celebrate this auspicious event, Cartoonatics is proud to post an image from what is believed to be the Nostalgia Critic's favorite Yakko, Wakko and Dot cartoon:  "Hooked on a Ceiling." 

                                                                                       "Mikey likes it!"  

                                                                                                                                            "Animaniacs" (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment

Monday, August 9, 2010

That Guy with the Glasses, Pinky & the Brain

Your Attention Please!

Coming August 10th from "That Guy with the Glasses" and "The Nostalgia Critic":  An interview with some of the folks who brought "Animaniacs" to life.  You'll find the video webcast at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Premiere of "Pinky and the Brain"

Original cell set-up and background from Pinky and the Brain's first appearance:  "Win Big," from  "Animaniacs," Episode #2.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Histeria Family Portrait

It's seriously funny,
The baby's nose is runny,
The show cost lots of money,
It's called Histeria!

It's filled with jokes and humor,
And this is just a rumor,
The baby made a boomer,
On Histeria!

The cast is pretty goony,
And every afternoony,
It's history that's looney,
On Histeria!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Let's Hit the Road!

                          "Road Rovers" development art from the last century!
                                                                                                                                                                                   Road Rovers  (C) 1996 Warner Bros.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pouch Sweet Pouch

Patience Possum and her son Poochy
Much to the dismay of the put-upon opossum mom, her son Poochy simply refuses to leave the pouch.