Looney Tunes Characters Canvas Art Print
The ideal wall decoration for the lover of animation or, more specifically, Warner Bros. Looney Tunes. This superb quality stretched canvas print shows some of the key characters, caught in one of those moments typical of the series – hanging to a branch sticking out of a cliff-face. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E Coyote and Tasmanian Devil all feature. A real conversation piece and a vibrant and colourful statement in any room.
Dimensions: 25 x 55 x 2cm
Shrink wrapped with corner protector edgings included.
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Alongside Merrie Melodies, Looney Tunes is an animated series by Warner Bros. which ran from 1930 to 1969. With voices provided by Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan, Bea Benaderet and Stan Freberg (among others), this era produced some of the best loved animated characters: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Tasmanian Devil.
With 166 appearances, Bugs Bunny was the most frequently used character in the Warner Bros. “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies” animated cartoon series. His New York accent was voiced by Mel Blanc and he was created by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros.); his first definitive appearance being in a 1940 Tex Avery cartoon. An anthropomorphic grey rabbit with a white chest, he is a fast and cunning trickster, flippant and with a quick wit, his nonchalance is disarming as he coolly enquires "Ehr... What's up, doc?" (or some variation) while chomping on one of his much-prized orange carrots. Massively popular – he is an icon of the Warner Bros. corporation and a cultural icon of the USA, he is the ninth most portrayed film personality in the world and has more film appearances to his name than any other cartoon character.
Daffy Duck, a black duck with orange bill, legs and feet, appeared in 133 shorts in the Warner Bros. “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies” animated cartoon series. Created (and first appearing) in 1937 by Tex Avery, he developed from a zany screwball character to gradually become much tamer, more savvy, vain, arrogant, foolish, greedy - and more anthropomorphic. He often appears partnering Porky Pig or Bugs Bunny, variously as friend, side-kick or rival. Voiced with a lisp by Mel Blanc to reflect his extended mandible, his rivals were often deemed by him to be 'desthpicable'.
Wile E. Coyote (or "The Coyote") and his prey, The Road Runner, are two competing characters from the Warner Bros. “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies” animated cartoon series which have appeared in 48 cartoons. Created by Chuck Jones in 1948, writer Michael Maltese set the template for the plots, which involved The Coyote’s plans and attempts to catch the Road Runner (a fast Emu-type bird) using increasingly overcomplicated and ingenious Rube Goldberg / Heath Robinson style inventions. The attempts are always unsuccessful - failing ironically (and hilariously) to his detriment. Intended as a parody to cartoons like Tom and Jerry, the device proved popular in its own right. Though usually appearing together, The Coyote does appear separately, in 5 shorts with Bugs Bunny (between 1952 and 1963) – interestingly, though usually silent, he speaks with a refined, upper-class accent in these cartoons (introducing himself as "Wile E. Coyote — super genius"). When given a voice, the man behind it is Mel Blanc; The Road Runner’s "Beep, Beep" refrain is provided by Paul Julian.
Commonly knows simply as ‘Taz’, the Tasmanian Devil, featured in 5 animated cartoons in the Warner Bros. "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" series. Portrayed as ferocious and with a short temper and little patience, his as a voracious appetite and he will seemingly eat anything in his tornado-like path unless he is calmed by music. Somewhat dim-witted, he is known for his grunts, growls, and rasps (though has been known to use some very rudimentary English). In 1991, he got his own show - Taz-Mania, which ran for four seasons.