Tiny Toon Adventures

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Young Looneys ramp up the fun but offer little substance.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

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
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.

What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byVohaul February 10, 2020

Fantastic show!

This is a great show from my childhood. Nothing harmful about it usually.
Adult Written byRarityfan October 4, 2018

Oh the 1990's

So much 1990's nostalgia drama today. Don't complain so much about you miss the 1990's all the time on Deviantart go to Youtube of you forgot it... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byYakkoMustChange September 27, 2018

Cleaner than Animaniacs, but proceed with caution

The actual rating is three and a half stars, but CSM doesn't permit fractional ratings and so it looks like I only did two. Anyway, Tiny Toon Adventures is... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byDiscernmentCopIsBack April 23, 2017

Beer episode, joke on MTV

There's an episode on this show called "One Beer". It shows Plucky, Hamton, and Buster get drunk, then they steal a police car and drive all the... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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