In most forms of media and entertainment, rivalries can start between companies who compete in the same field. There's one in the video game console industry with Microsoft and Sony, one in the superhero industry with Marvel and DC - there's even one in the cartoon industry with Disney and Warner Bros! The original inspiration for Looney Tunes was to compete with Disney's musical series Silly Symphonies in the 1930's. It came out with another series known as Merrie Melodies.
The Looney Tunes characters that most people are familiar with were created between the late 1930's and 1940's. This includes Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Daffy Duck. The "Golden Age" for Looney Tunes brought the world the rest of the iconic Looney Tunes cast like Sylvester and Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, and Speedy Gonzales.
Since then, most people today have fond childhood memories of watching their favorite Looney Tunes characters on the TV, pulling hilarious hijinks. Who doesn't remember classic scenes like the "Rabbit Season" gag between Bugs and Daffy? Looney Tunes is one of longest airing animated television series to date. Plans of a new series of animated shorts featuring the Looney Tunes characters were announced for some time in 2019, meaning that even future generations will be able to enjoy Looney Tunes.
As memorable as the series and its character is to us adults, most won't be to pass this Looney Tunes quiz.
1Where was Bugs Bunny born?
Bugs Bunny has to be not only one of the most iconic Looney Tunes characters but one of the most iconic cartoon characters in history. He is right up there with Micky Mouse! Bugs' popularity was so great during the "Golden Age" of animation in the United States, that he became Warner Bros. Entertainment official mascot. But, interestingly enough, Bugs Bunny wasn't the first Looney Tunes character created, Bosko and even Porky Pig predate the trickster rabbit. Bugs Bunny has traveled to a lot of places all around the world (and even into space), but where was he born?
2What car commercial starred Speedy Gonzales?
Since the 60's, Looney Tunes and its characters have been pretty popular. With its growing popularity, the Warner Bros. franchise grew bigger and spread out into other areas. Looney Tunes aren't just seen on TV in animated series, people can read comics about them or watch movies with them in it. There have been tons of merchandise from t-shirts and toys to video games made about Looney Tunes. They have even been featured in advertisements like commercials. Back in 2006, Speedy Gonzales himself was featured in a car commercial. Which car company was it?
3What is the name of this character?
Looney Tunes is mostly made up of characters that are based on animals, but there are quite a few that are humanoid, like Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, and this character. Chuck Jones, who was an animator for Looney Tunes, had gotten inspiration for this character from a similar one created by Disney. While Disney's witch was good-natured, the Looney Tunes one was more villainous, as her first appearance was in the episode that retells the story of Hansel and Gretel. She faced off against Bugs Bunny in that and several other episodes. What is her name?
4What does the "e" in Wile E. Coyote stand for?
Wile E. Coyote is another iconic Looney Tunes character. He is a coyote that is determined to catch the Road Runner, another iconic character. He goes to great lengths to catch him, but rather than use any of his animal instincts he creates elaborate plans to try and trap the Road Runner. They never end up working and often times backfire, putting the coyote on the other end of the trap. For most of the animated shorts he was in, he was silent, though when he does talk he talks with a sophisticated and slightly British accent and often brags about his genius level of intellect.
5In the beginning, Tweety Bird was pink. True or false?
Tweety is a cute yellow canary that is often targeted by Sylvester as a meal. It was often widely debated if Tweety was a boy or a girl, given his high pitched voice and his long eyelashes. Officially he is male, though the ambiguity of his gender has been played around with in the show more than once. The Tweety that most people are familiar with is typically sweet natured, who more so sits back and watches his foes' plans crumble on their own than take an active part in sabotaging them. But when Tweety originally premiered, he was much more aggressive. And he was also pink, true or false?
6What is the name of the female cat Pepe Le Pew chases?
Pepe Le Pew is another iconic Looney Tunes characters. He is a French skunk who always seems to be searching for love and affection. His affections are quite often placed upon a particular cat, who he thinks is a skunk when a white stripe gets painted on her back. His affections are almost always unwanted, as his odor and his aggressive advances put her off. Sometimes the roles are reserved and Pepe finds himself being chased by her. What is the name of the female cat?
7What is the name of Marvin the Martian's dog?
Marvin Martian is one of Looney Tunes' most iconic villains. He was created to be a different type of villain than the ones Bugs Bunny had been defeating earlier. Marvin was created to be soft-spoken and quiet, but whose action was legitimately destructive and dangerous. He is very clever and often tries to destroy the Earth. In some of the animated shorts, Marvin is accompanied by a green dog that wears the same type of Roman style armor that he does. What is the name of this dog?
8What is the name of this character?
This little guy has only appeared in less than twenty Looney Tunes shorts, but he has left a big impression. He is often seen in episodes with the characters Foghorn Leghorn and the Barnyard Dawg. He tries to hunt for chickens, but being young and sheltered, he usually has no idea what a chicken looks like. Other characters use that to their advantage and send him in the wrong direction to get a chicken to either tease him for fun or keep him from getting a chicken. He has a tough guy attitude and speaks with a New York accent. What is the name of this character?
9What is the name of this character?
Though this Looney Tunes character has only been in a few animated shorts, he is still one of the more well-known antagonists of Bugs Bunny. He first appeared in the cartoon Hair-Raising Hare where he was sent by a mad scientist to get Bugs Bunny so he could be used in one of his creations. He also appears as a henchman for Marvin the Martian in one of the Duck Dodgers based shorts. In The Looney Tunes Show, he has a more gentle and childlike personality and has an almost father and son like bond with Daffy Duck. What is the name of this character?
10What is the name of this character?
This character first appeared in the cartoon One Froggy Evening back in 1955. He is a singing and dancing frog that dons a top hat and a cane as he sings songs from the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was the mascot for the WB Television Network for eleven years until it switched over to the CW. He would often show up before the beginning of shows and show the rating for them. He also appeared in several bumpers and promos for shows on KidsWB! What is the name of this frog?
11What is the name of Porky Pig's girlfriend?
This character is the significant other of Porky Pig. In her original form, she resembled Porky a lot, except she wore a dress. In more recent versions, she has been given black hair that is styled in two low ponytails. When Porky was more of the main character she often acted as his supporting character. Once Porky's roles shifted to the sidelines, her roles decreased as well. Still, she has managed to appear in a few more roles over the years, including being in the DC Looney Tunes comic book and the 2001 webtoons series.
12What is the name of Daffy Duck's girlfriend in The Looney Tunes Show?
Daffy Duck has quite a number of love interests in all of the Looney Tune series. He has a girlfriend who is a platinum-haired duck in certain episodes of Merrie Melodies. She is given the name Melissa in The Scalet Pumperknickle episode. In other episodes, he is married to a female duck that resembles him and is a bit bossy and controlling. In the 2011 series called The Looney Tunes Show, there is an original character who becomes his girlfriend. What is her name?
13What did "nimrod" originally mean?
Anyone that has seen Looney Tunes knows of the antagonistic relationship between Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. Elmer Fudd is a hunter and Bugs is often his target. Despite how many times the two of them go at one another, Bugs is almost always the victor and Elmer Fudd goes home empty-handed. Bugs always seem to outsmart and trick often calling him a "nimrod" when he manages to do it. Nowadays nimrod is considered to be an insult that questions the intelligence of a person, but it didn't used to be.
14What is Granny's name?
Granny is one of the most iconic Looney Tunes characters and also one of the only main human characters. She has been redesigned many times over the years, with the design most people are familiar with debuting in the cartoon Canary Row. She is almost always the owner of Tweety and acts as his protector against Sylvester. In later years, she becomes the owner of Sylvester and Hector the Bulldog. She is a major character in the Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries and in the Looney Tunes Show, it was revealed that she was once a WAC spy during WWII.
15What is the name of the third live action Looney Tunes movie?
This film was the third live-action movie featuring the Looney Tunes cast. It stars Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman. The plot has Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny helping out Fraser who is a stuntman and Elfman who is a Warner Bros. executive find a diamond known as "The Blue Monkey" to keep it out of the hands of the villain who wants to use its powers to turn humanity into monkeys. The film got mixed reviews but didn't do too well at the box office. What is the name of this movie?
16Which of these shows features the Looney Tunes cast as younger versions of themselves?
The Looney Tunes franchise has spanned several years, several movies and games and several series. It started with Merrie Melodies and "Looney Tunes" in the 1930's. There will even be a series in 2019 called Looney Tunes Cartoons. Most of the series is done in the same way, though a few are done differently. There is even one series where the characters are younger versions of themselves, and they all live in a house together and are taken care of by Granny. What is the name of this series?
17Who are these two character?
These two characters first appeared in 1942. Their names are Mac and Tosh, which is a pun on "Macintosh". They are known for their extreme politeness. Both of them have high pitched British accents and in their debut cartoon, they pilfer through a vegetable garden. The two face off against a dog whose job it is to protect the vegetable garden and they trick the dog relentlessly so that they are able to take what they want from the garden. They are seen in the Looney Tunes Show and run an antique store together.
18Who is this?
This character debuted in the 1996 film Space Jam. She goes to the tryouts for the Tune Squad, showing off her amazing basketball skills. In the movie, she has a tomboyish, confident and no-nonsense type attitude and is offended by being called "doll". With The Looney Tunes Show, her personality is completely different and she is a bit ditzy, talks very fast and is obsessed with Bugs. Though she still maintains some of her confident attitudes. What is the name of this character?
19What inspired this iconic line?
Throughout the various Looney Tune series, there have been particular lines that have stuck in people's mind and are considered to be iconic. One such line was said by both Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in several different animated shorts. "Of course, you realize this means war" is often said when another character does something to anger or annoy Bugs and Daffy, prompting them to retaliate. The iconic saying is actually a line from a famous comedian of the 1930's.
20What is the name of the new Looney Tunes show?
Looney Tunes have been around since the 1930's. The Golden Age of animation saw the creation of more of the characters that are known and cherished today, and their popularity continued to grow well into the 2000s. There have been several different series featuring the Looney Tunes characters, including spinoffs and reboots. In 2014, there was a new series announced that aired on both Cartoon Network and Boomerang. It starred Bugs Bunny and had cameos of a few of the other Looney Tunes characters, including Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote. What was the name of this series?
21What is the name of this character?
This character is one of the lesser known Looney Tunes characters. His initial version debuted in the short "Porky's Pooch", where he was homeless and tried his best to get adopted by Porky Pig. He starred in a few more cartoon shorts with Porky Pig in the late 40's and then starred in a few on his own. In all of the cartoons he was in, his goal was to find himself an owner and he goes to great lengths to have that happen. What is the name of this character?
22Which of these is NOT an alias for Yosemite Sam?
Yosemite Sam is one of the main antagonists of the Looney Tunes series, particularly in relation to Bugs Bunny. He has a volatile temper and is very aggressive with a hatred for rabbits. Most cartoons he is in have him as a gunslinging role from a Western. In cartoons that aren't set in the West, he has been shown to be a knight, a sailor, and even an alien! With each new persona, he gets a new nickname for himself. Which of these is NOT one of those nicknames?
23What is Sylvester's catchphrase?
Sylvester is an iconic Looney Tunes character. He is a black and white cat that is often seen going after other iconic characters, such as Tweety and Speedy Gonzales. He has appeared in 103 cartoons during the Golden Age and three of his cartoons have won Academy Awards. Sylvester, along with Tweety and Granny had their own spin-off series known as The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries where Granny was a detective and they often helped her with her cases. Just like most of the Looney Tunes character, Sylvester also has a catchphrase. What is it?
24What was the name of the basketball team that played against the Looney Tunes in Space Jam?
The 1996 movie Space Jam is a very nostalgic film for many people who grew up in the 90's. It is a live-action film that features many of the Looney Tunes characters, starring Micheal Jordan. In the movie, Micheal Jordan and the Looney Tunes form a basketball team called The Tune Squad when alien creatures threaten to capture them and use them as new forms of entertainment for an intergalactic amusement park. The Tune Squad faces off against a team of aliens, who stole the basketball talent of several NBA players. What was the name of this team?
25Which of these parts does Daffy Duck always seem to lose?
Most people who think of Bugs Bunny will quickly think of Daffy Duck. He, like Bugs, is one of the most memorable Looney Tunes characters. He was one of the front-runners for the type of protagonist that was more "wild and zany". In his early days, he was often paired with Porky Pig, starting off as his rival. In the 1950's and 60's, Daffy is paired with Bugs Bunny more often and becomes a rival whose jealousy for Bugs makes him over emotional.
26What kind of accent does Foghorn Leghorn have?
Foghorn Leghorn is another iconic Looney Tunes character. It is said that he was inspired by a character named Claghorn that was from a popular radio show in the 1940's, The Fred Allen Show. He even has some of the character's catchphrases. His name is a pun on both his loud and abrasive voice and the breed of chicken he is. He is different from characters like Bugs and Daffy, as he usually starts trouble and is often on the 'losing end' at the end of the episode. He has appeared in a few commercials, ironically enough, one for KFC in the 1980's.
27What is Taz known for?
This character is the Tasmanian Devil, or more commonly referred to as Taz. He was based on the attributes of the real-life Tasmanian Devil, which is an animal in Australia. Taz has a vicious temperament and a very large appetite. In the first cartoon he appeared in, he was Bugs Bunny's antagonist as he tried to eat him. He was only in five shorts until Warner Bros. Cartoons shut done, but managed to gain popularity in the 90's with the marketing and television appearances he was in. He even got his own spinoff series called Taz-Mania.
28What is Bugs Bunny's most iconic catchphrase?
Most people who think of Looney Tunes will almost immediately think of Bugs Bunny. Most would consider him to be the headliner of the series or even the leader of the rest of the Looney Tunes group. It is said that Bugs was created by the combined efforts of several directors and writers. Early versions of Bugs showed up in different shorts, but the Bugs Bunny that people are familiar with today was the product of a collaboration of directors and writers. From his looks to his laid-back attitude to all of his clever and sometimes sassy quips was a team effort. Which of the catchphrases below is Bugs Bunny's most iconic one?
29Which of these characters wears pants?
Most of the Looney Tunes characters don't really wear clothes, which makes sense as they are anthropomorphic animals. Sometimes you might see them, like Bugs or Daffy, put on disguises to trick people. And some characters like Porky Pig wear one or two articles of clothing. But most of them don't wear pants. Unless they are the human characters or the female animal characters, who are often always wearing clothes. Which of the characters provided below can almost always be seen wearing pants?
30What is the ending slogan said at the end of every Looney Tunes episode?
For most people who grew up watching Looney Tunes, it is a familiar and fond memory of childhood. Whether it was on Saturday mornings or through the week, many people can remember getting comfortable in front of the TV and watching Bugs and the others get into all sorts of hijinks. We would laugh and cheer and maybe feel a little bittersweet as the tune for the end of the show plays, and the ending screen played. But what was the slogan that appeared at every ending?