Tiny Toon Adventures

Common Sense Media says

Young Looneys ramp up the fun but offer little substance.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series makes no attempt to promote positive messages, and little of the content reflects a reality that kids will relate to (though they're sure to find it amusing). Adult supervision is scarce, and what does exist takes place in a classroom atmosphere where subjects include anvil dropping and firearms use.

Violence & scariness

Lots of cartoony violence with little consequence. Crashes, collisions, extensive falls, electrocution, blunt-force trauma (anvils to the head, for example), and physical exchanges with kicks and punches are common fare, and none result in lasting injury or death. Some segments include the use of guns and other firearms.

Sexy stuff

Male characters ogle curvy females, and the ladies use their assets to distract or influence the guys to their advantage. Some females -- most of whom are animals but who have human characteristics like breasts and rounded butts -- wear skimpy clothing and swoon for men's attention.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

No marketing, but fans may want to check out the original Looney Tunes series after watching this one.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Characters occasionally smoke cigarettes.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, like its iconic predecessor Looney Tunes, this cartoon features a lot of content that's more appropriate for older kids and even adults than it is for youngsters. Expect a hefty dose of unrealistic cartoon violence (collisions, death-defying falls, and, of course, the occasional anvil to the head). And, although much of it will go over kids' head, there's lots of subtle sexual content: Female characters often have breasts or rounded bottoms that they use to influence guys, who are easily manipulated by the, um, assets. Occasional smoking and a total lack of clear positive lessons make this cartoon a wiser choice for tweens.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

TINY TOON ADVENTURES introduces a new generation of Warner Bros. characters whose over-the-top escapades rival those of their iconic predecessors of Looney Tunes fame. The cartoon follows the wacky antics of Acme Acres residents Buster (voiced by Charlie Adler, and later John Kassir) and Babs Bunny (Tress MacNeille), Plucky Duck (Joe Alaskey), Hamton J. Pig (Don Messick), and a varied cast of their cohorts. When they're not learning the ropes from legendary teachers like Bugs, Daffy, and Yosemite Sam at Acme Looniversity, the youngsters have a knack for turning everyday happenings into outrageous adventures.

Is it any good?

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The 1990 premiere of Tiny Toons marked a rebirth of the long-dormant Warner Bros. Animation studio, which joined forces with producer Steven Spielberg for this series. Despite the characters' striking physical and characteristic resemblance to Looney Tunes mainstays like Porky Pig and Tazmanian Devil, they're not related to the originals but are rather a whole new generation of anthropomorphic animals with a similar penchant for mischief.

This spin-off cartoon is full of fun for those who can keep up with its often chaotic pace, but it's best to think twice before offering it to the youngest kids. It's fraught with unrealistic cartoon violence, female characters often use their physical assets to get guys' attention and manipulate them, and there's a fair amount of smoking. That said, older viewers will appreciate the show's wit and use of cultural references, and adults who enjoyed the original Looneys may find new favorites in these second-generation characters.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this series compares to the original. How are the characters similar to favorites like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig? Does this copycat style make the show more or less appealing to you? What audience is this show attempting to reach? Did you find it enjoyable? Why or why not? How does it compare to some of your favorite cartoons?

TV details

Cast:Charles Adler, Joe Alaskey, Tress MacNeille
Network:CBS
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures
TV rating:TV-G
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Kid, 9 years old January 5, 2011
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13
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A Show Is For Ages 13+ And Under

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What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 13 years old Written bySarahGirl5 April 19, 2012
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

Absolutely for kids

I love this show. It's definitely safe for kids. It was on Nickelodeon when I first saw it and it was rated TV-Y (could have been TV-G but I think TV-Y) and I didn't have a clue what it was about. Note I was 5. I loved it. It was hilarious and adorable. Let your kids watch this show if they're at least 5.

What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 17 years old Written byp0902157 June 24, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

one beer aka dangers of alcohol

the episode one beer is the episode that showes the dangers of alcohol

What other families should know
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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