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   This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list is intended to introduce new
   readers to Usenet's alt.tv.tiny-toon, a newsgroup devoted to discussion
   of the animated television show TINY TOON ADVENTURES.

   As with any other newsgroup, there are certain questions that come up 
   repeatedly.  This document provides authoritative answers to some of
   these FAQ's.  New users should read this list *first* before posting a
   question to the group -- chances are your answer is right here.

   In fact, let me underscore that last part:  **if you have not yet read
   this FAQ, please do so before posting to this newsgroup.**

   Any corrections, complaints or general reports of citizens in peril
   should be emailed to synth@swcp.com .

   This FAQ is cross-posted to news.answers and alt.answers.


CONTENTS:

1.0  General questions
	1.1   What is the purpose of alt.tv.tiny-toon?
	1.2   What is "Tiny Toon Adventures"?
	1.3   When is TTA shown?
	1.4   What are the names of all the characters and the actors
              who voice them?
	1.5   How do you spell `Ham[p]ton'?
	1.6   In what parts of the world is TTA shown?
	1.7   What is "HISMV"?
	1.8   What is the status of TTA's cancellation/syndication?
	1.9   Has anyone noticed those funny credits at the end of the show?
	1.10  What awards has TTA won?
	1.11  Why are the end credits always the same on UK broadcasts? 
	1.12  What's the deal with "The Plucky Duck Show"?


2.0  Lyrics and freeze-frame material
	2.1   TTA theme song
	2.2   The Immature Radioactive Samurai Slugs theme song
	2.3   Credits of "Honey, I Shrunk The Clothes"
 	2.4   The Plucky Duck Show theme song
	2.5   Theme song for "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas"
	2.6   Lyrics for "Elmyras 'Round The World"

3.0  Toon queries
	3.1   Where is Acme Acres located?
	3.2   How old are the Tiny Toons?
	3.3   What are the Tiny Toons' relation to the classic Looney
              Tunes characters?

4.0  Production, cast, staff
	4.1   What else has Frank Welker done?
	4.2   Who is Jenny Lerew?
	4.3   Why was Kennedy Cartoons dropped from TTA?
	4.4   What's the story behind the three girls & "Buster & Babs Go
	      Hawaiian"?
	4.5   Who animates the end tags after the credits?
	4.6   Who is David Kuhn?
	4.7   What happened to Charlie Adler?
 
5.0  Net and newsgroup questions
	5.1   How do I create a kill file?
	5.2   Where are the FTP archives?
	5.3   What lists and guides about TTA are available?
	5.4   Who is "Dr. Roger Rabbit"?
	5.5   What's the deal with rec.arts.tv.tiny-toon?
	5.6   What are some other TTA-related newsgroups?

6.0  Shopping for TTA
	6.1   Where can I find Tiny Toons merchandise?
	6.2   What is the Tiny Toons "album"?
	6.3   What TTA is available on video?




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1.3   Nickelodeon info added
1.6   Turkey added to list
1.8   Rewritten
1.12  New section added


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1.0   GENERAL QUESTIONS


1.1   What is the purpose of alt.tv.tiny-toon?

      alt.tv.tiny-toon (sometimes referred to as "a.t.t-t" by its residents)
      is a Usenet newsgroup intended for discussion about the TV series
      TINY TOON ADVENTURES.  Ergo, a.t.t-t is *not* for discussion about
      Animaniacs, Batman TAS, or Disney Inc., Hanna-Barbera characters, or
      random-cute-cartoon-that-you-saw-somewhere-once etc. etc. -- there are
      buckets and buckets of Usenet groups that cater to those vices.  Check
      the incredibly helpful news.answers for lists of currently active 
      newsgroups on Usenet.


1.2   What is TINY TOON ADVENTURES?

      TINY TOON ADVENTURES is an afternoon animated TV series produced by
      Warner Brothers and Steven Spielberg, which features smaller, younger
      derivations of the classic Warner Bros. cartoon characters.  Listen up:
      this is *not* another "Muppet Babies"!  The writing is delightful, with
      lots of adult humor and pop culture in-references, the characters are
      well-defined and highly entertaining, and the first-rate animation puts
      to shame the standards of so-called "children's" television.  That
      answer your question? :-)


1.3   When is TTA shown?

      In the US, TTA is broadcast Monday-Friday at 3pm Eastern Time on the
      Fox television network.  Satellite dishes can be pointed at Telstar 401
      t7, 10, 13, and 14 at 3:30, 4:30, and 6:30 Eastern Time Monday-Friday.

      This fall TTA will cease being carried by Fox and begin syndication on
      the Nickelodeon cable network.


1.4   What are the names of all the Tiny Toons characters and the actors who
      voice them?

      Charlie Adler, John Kassir     as Buster Bunny
      Tress MacNeille                as Babs (Barbara Anne) Bunny
      Danny Cooksey                  as Montana Max(imillion)
      Cree Summer                    as Elmyra Duff
      Don Messick                    as Hamton J. Pig
      Joe Alaskey                    as Plucky Duck
      Maurice LaMarche               as Dizzy Devil
      Frank Welker                   as Furrball
      Frank Welker                   as Gogo Dodo
      Gail Matthius                  as Shirley the Loon (f/k/a Shirley McLoon)
      Kath Souci                     as Fifi La Fume
      Frank Welker                   as Calamity Coyote
      Frank Welker                   as Little Beeper
      Kath Souci                     as Sneezer
      Candi Milo                     as Sweetie Bird
      Cindy McGee, Cree Summer       as Mary Melody
      Rob Paulsen                    as Arnold
      Rob Paulsen                    as Fowlmouth
      Steven Spielberg               as Himself  [sorry, couldn't resist. :-)]


1.5   How do you spell Hampton's [sic] name?

      It's HAMTON.  There is *no* 'p' in HAMTON, despite it being misspelled
      in the credits a couple of times ...


1.6   In what parts of the world is TTA shown?

      TTA is currently shown in throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, France,
      Spain, Finland, South Africa, Japan, Germany, Australia, New Zealand,
      Turkey, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Translations of the theme song have
      been known to be very butchered-- uh, amusing. 


1.7   I hear a lot of ranting and raving about an "HISMV".  Just what is this?

      HISMV stands for HOW I SPENT MY VACATION, the 80-minute TTA movie, and
      the jewel in the Tiny Toons crown.  Originally intended for a theatrical
      release, it instead went straight to home video (available either on VHS
      or laserdisc).  Apparently it's been one of the biggest sellers in the
      direct-to-home-video market!  The movie itself is a riot -- they pull 
      out all the stops for this one.  Whipper snapper, it's in your best
      interests to check this out.  Prices for the VHS tape range from $10 to
      $19.99, and the laserdisc is $29.99.

      Be warned, however, that HISMV is occasionally broadcast as an extremely
      butchered four-part episode.  Avert your eyes, and rent/buy the video
      instead!


1.8   What is the status of TTA's cancellation/syndication?

      TTA is not cancelled, even though there are no plans to produce
      new episodes.  In the fall of 1995 TTA will be moved off of the
      Fox television network in the US and onto Nickelodeon, a cable
      channel.


1.9   Say, has anyone noticed that each show's credits has some weird gag or
      funny saying in--

      YES.  We all have.  You're about 4 years behind on this one.  :-)
      See Synth Oberheim's TTA Reference Guide for a complete list of ALL
      gag credits.


1.10  What awards has TTA won?

      Robert A. Jung (rjung@netcom.com) writes:

      > TTA got the Emmy for "Best Animated Series" for two of the three
      > years it was nominated: 1990-1991 (season 1) and 1992-1993 (season
      > 3).  Only RUGRATS prevented it from taking the 1991-1992 season, 
      > though us TTA fans got to gloat with glee that TTA beat out BATMAN: 
      > THE ANIMATED SERIES for the '93 Emmy.
     

1.11  Why are the end credits always the same on UK broadcasts? 

      Jonathan Nicholson (J.J.Nicholson@dur.ac.uk) writes:

      > According to the UK broadcasters, this is the international format
      > that Warner Bros distribute the cartoons in. I believe that it is the
      > same in Australia and Finland.  As to why Warners choose to do this I
      > have no idea!


1.12  What's the deal with "The Plucky Duck Show"?

      THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW was a spin-off show of TTA on Saturday mornings.
      The show consisted of pulling Plucky shorts from TTA and rearranging
      them into their own half-hour episodes -- basically a recycling job,
      but with one notable exception: the episode "The Return of Batduck"
      first aired as TPDS's opening episode, and as such was the only unique
      episode produced for TPDS.

      TPDS also enjoyed its own theme song and opening, which you can see on
      "The Return of Batduck", which now airs as a regular TTA episode.  (FYI,
      bits of this episode have been edited out in order to squeeze in the
      regular TTA opening.)



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2.0   LYRICS AND FREEZE-FRAME MATERIAL


2.1   What are the lyrics to the TTA theme song?

      Glad you asked.  Some words are definitely hard to pick out, and as
      a result have been the subject of some intense flamage.  Here are
      Warner Brothers' official lyrics:

        We're tiny, we're toony, we're all a little looney,
        And in this cartoony, we're invading your TV!
        We're comic dispensers, we crack up all the censors,
        On TINY TOON ADVENTURES get a dose of comedy!
 
        So here's Acme Acres, it's a whole wide world apart,
        Our home sweet home, it stands alone, a cartoon work of art!
        The scripts were rejected, expect the unexpected
        On TINY TOON ADVENTURES -- it's about to start!

        They're furry, they're funny, they're Babs and Buster Bunny,
        Montana Max has money, Elmyra is a pain!
        Here's Hamton and Plucky, Dizzy Devil's yucky,
        Furrball's unlucky, and Gogo is insane!
 
        At Acme Looniversity we earn our toon degree,
        The teaching staff's been getting laughs since 1933!
        We're tiny, we're toony, we're all a little looney,
        It's TINY TOON ADVENTURES, come and join the fun!

        ... and now our song is done!


2.2   How about the lyrics to the theme song of the "Immature Radioactive
      Samurai Slugs"?

      The "IRSS" theme, found in the short "Slugfest", goes like this:

        We're Immature Radioactive Samurai Slugs
        We love to thrash criminals and slice 'n' dice thugs!
        We're totally radical, gnarly dudes,
        Cowabunga homeboys with nothin' to lose ...

        Our arch-enemies want us iodized
        But they can't beat us 'cause we're merchandised! 

        (Iodizer: "DESTROY THEM!!")

        Count off!

           Picasso!
           Warhol!
           Rockwell!
           Grandma Moses!

        So kick back, dweebs, it's the end of our rhyme, 
        The show's gonna start and it's time to slime!


2.3   Did someone catch all the credits for "Honey, I Shrunk the Clothes"?

      TTA is perhaps the single best reason to buy a 4-head VCR. (you know,
      that magical "frame advance" button.  The shiny, candylike button.)
      If you don't have the credit to drop what you're doing and buy one,
      not to worry:

        WARNER BROS. and AMBLIN ANIMATION
        CO-VENTURES in association with
        LOTS O' CASH PARTNERS IV present a
        TOM RUEGGER PRODUCTION of a KEN
        BOYER ART LEONARDI AND KENT
        BUTTERWORTH film -- HAMTON J. PIG
        GOGO DODO in "HONEY, I SHRUNK THE
        CLOTHES" Starring BUSTER BUNNY
        BABS BUNNY (no relation) MONTANA
        MAX PLUCKY DUCK CESAR ROMERO THE
        ENTIRE POPULATION OF OAKLAND, 
        CALIFORNIA LITTLE BEEPER CALAMITY
        COYOTE and introducing EDDIE
        FITZGERALD as "MOOKIE"
 
        APPEARANCE BY FIFI LA FUME as THE
        IRATE CUSTOMER Executive Producer
        G. WHO  Written by THE USUAL GUYS
        Drawn by KEXX BYRON BARRY DEMELO
        AND THE REST OF THE GANG AT THE
        TINY TOONS CARTOONY FACTORY. Model
        colors figured out at great expense
        by BUNNY MUNNS Backgrounds by
        KARTHARINE and BRIAN  Music by ONE 
        OF BRUCE'S GUYS  Based on the book
        "Crime And Punishment" by FEODOR
        DOSTOEVSKY  Harried assistant to the
        harried producer DEBRA BLANCHARD 
        AND KENNETH ROSS
 
        Monitor PAUL STRICKLAND DOESN'T IT
        HURT YOUR EYES TO READ PRINT THIS
        TINY?  Live Action Reference by
        SHERRI STONER  Mildly disgusted with
        the whole thing TOM MINTON person
        with nothing better to do than to
        write this PAUL DINI THIS LINE IS
        FOR PEOPLE WHO HIT FREEZE FRAME AND
        LOOK FOR SUSPECT MESSAGES Art
        Direction VINCENT VAN GOGH EDITED 
        BY CUISINART MOST OF THE PEOPLE
        LISTED HERE HAD NOTHING WHATSOEVER 
        TO DO WITH THE MAKING OF THIS MOVIE
        THEY JUST LIKE TO SEE THEIR NAMES
 
        WHIZ BY AT ONE-TENTH OF A SECOND
        Hamton J. Pig appears courtesy of
        OSCAR MEYER INC. Gogo Dodo's hair
        by VEG-O-MATIC ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
        RECORDING AVAILABLE ON ELEVATOR
        P.A. SYSTEMS BE SURE AND BUY EVERY
        PRODUCT CONNECTED WITH THIS MOVIE
        OR YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE JACK WE'RE
        NOT KIDDING WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE
        Directed by KEN BOYER ART LEONARDI 
        KENT BUTTERWORTH KENNEDY CARTOONS
        DON'T WASTE YOUR SEVEN BUCKS ON
        THIS HOUND SEE GRIM-LOONS 2
        INSTEAD HI MOM 


2.4   I seem to have this recurring dream about a TTA theme song in an
      alternate universe.  Am I psychotic?

      Not at all -- you're probably getting vibes from residual astral
      projections of THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW, that short-lived spin-off of
      TTA.  So you can sleep better:

        You're lucky, it's Plucky,
        "I'm absolutely ducky,"
        Other shows seem yucky now that Plucky's on the air!

        "I'm wacky, I'm quacky,"
        He's an egomaniac-y,
        Hamton plays the lackey of this duck extraordinaire!

        Who knows the way to close his endless babbling beak?
        Drop an anvil down upon his feathery physique!

        Toast him, roast him, the show will still be most him,
        "It's THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW and it's on each week!"

        His antics are frantic, at times he gets romantic,
        "My talent's so gigantic it'll burst from your TV!"

        The writers are hackers, the artists all went crackers,
        The actors are yakkers,
        "But don't complain -- it's free!"

        Plucky goes to Acme Loo to learn to be a star,
        There're other toonsters at the school, 
        "But who cares who they are ..."

        So enjoy, don't be coy,
        And don't fall for a decoy,
        It's THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW, come and laugh along!

        ... "I also wrote this song!"


2.5   The opening lyrics for "It's A Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas"? 

        We're tiny, we're toony, we're all a little looney,
        And very very soony, Christmas will be here!

        We're comic dispensers, we crack up all the censors,
        It's TINY TOON ADVENTURES for some special yuletide cheer!

        So here's Acme Acres, it's a wonderland of snow,
        Sleigh bells ring, toonsters sing beneath the mistletoe!

        Our writers are gifted, the story has been lifted,
        On TINY TOON ADVENTURES, let's start the show!

        They're furry, they're funny, they're Babs and Buster Bunny,
        Montana Max has money, Elmyra is a pain!

        There's Hamton, and Plucky, Dizzy Devil's yucky,
        Furrball's unlucky, and Gogo is insane!

        At Acme Looniversity we trim the Christmas tree,
        Deck the halls and guess what falls?  An anvil, naturally!

        We're tiny, we're toony, we're all a little looney
        On TINY TOON ADVENTURES -- it's our Christmas show!

        -- to Grandma's house we go!


2.6   The lyrics for "Elmyras 'Round The World"?

        In this big, great world full of stuff that's neat
        There is just one thing that cannot be beat
        It's a feeling so sunny
        When you're squeezing a bunny
        Sing Elmyras 'round the world!
	
        In Australia where they say "G'day"
        Elmyras catch bunnies the boomerang way
        In Alaska where it's froze
        Rub a rabbit on the nose
        Elmyras 'round the world!
	
        In Japan, the land of the samurais
        Elmyras use a ninja disguise
        We don't have much smarts
        So we use martial arts
        Elmyras 'round the world!

        In the South Seas, Elmyras hit the beach
        (Buster) "But this bunny's going to stay out of reach!"
        A seagoing girl
        Snagging you with her pearls
        Elmyras 'round the world!


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3.0   TOON QUERIES


3.1   Where is Acme Acres located?

      Hard to say.  It's been spotted more than once as being in California,
      but it's also popped up in New Mexico ("The Anvil Chorus") and
      Missouri ("Never Too Late To Loon").


3.2   How old are the Tiny Toons?

      Karl Meyers (kmeyers@nyx.cs.du.edu) writes:

      > Babs is 14 (confirmed in THE LOONEY BEGINNING).  From what I've heard
      > from some of my pro writer friends on GEnie (such as Bill Neville),
      > Buster is also 14.  Plucky is the same age as Buster and Babs. 
      >
      > I believe that Hamton was 12 at the beginning of the series, celebrated
      > his 13th birthday in "A Bacon Strip" (THE ACME ACRES ZONE), and
      > celebrated his 14th birthday in, appropriately enough, "Happy Birthday
      > Hamton" (PLAYTIME TOONS).  Hammy, interestingly enough, seems to be
      > the only Tiny Toon aging!
      >
      > Both Fifi and Shirley are at least 13, possibly 14.  Elmyra is 12 (but
      > we all know her mental age is MUCH lower... :), as is the object of
      > her desires, Montana Max.
      >
      > The other Tiny Toons are between 12 and 14.


3.3   What are the Tiny Toons' relation to the classic Looney Tunes characters?
      Aren't the Tiny Toons just offspring of the originals (Plucky is Daffy's
      son, Dizzy is the Son of Taz, etc.)?

      With one exception, none of the Tiny Toons are sons and daughters of
      the original classic characters, nor are they the Looney Toons as
      little kids.  The one exception to this is Gogo, who, according to TTA
      writer Paul Dini, is the son of the original dodo bird from "Porky In
      Wackyland".


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4.0   PRODUCTION, CAST, STAFF


4.1   Frank Welker's voice sounds familiar.  What else has he done?

      Frank Welker is a very prolific and experienced voice actor.  You can
      catch his name in nearly any afternoon animated show, and nearly every
      Saturday morning cartoon of the last 10 years.  He also provides animal
      voices and sound effects in scores of live-action movies.  Here's a
      violently incomplete list:

        Fred from SCOOBY DOO.  Ray Stanz and Slimer in THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS.
        The footstool in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  Abu in ALADDIN.  Evil gremlins
        in GREMLINS and GREMLINS 2.  The Easter Bunny in BILL & TED'S BOGUS
        JOURNEY.  Troll in CAT'S EYE.  One of the babies in an animated
        Charmin Bath Tissue commercial.  The mole in a recent Froot Loops
        Cereal commercial.  Darwin Dolphin in SEAQUEST: DSV.  Buttons in
        ANIMANIACS.

      Eric Ant Von Laudermann (drwho@wpi.WPI.EDU) writes:

      > Once you begin to recognize his regular character speaking voice and 
      > his cute-alien high-pitched squeals, you can pick him out almost
      > anywhere.

      Will Bell (bell@cs.tamu.edu) writes:

      > As part of my never-ending quest to find some image of that elusive
      > imp known as Frank Welker, I bought a tome entitled "The Complete
      > Directory To Prime Time Network TV Shows Past And Present" and
      > learned that he has been in the following shows:
      >
      >   The Burns and Schrieber Comedy Hour (ABC, 1973)
      >   The Don Knotts Show (NBC, 1970-71)
      >   Keep On Cruisin' (CBS, 1987)  (Welker is referred to as a "hip
      >                                  young comedian")
  

4.2   Who is Jenny Lerew?

      Jenny Lerew is a member of the Warner production staff who has been
      known to pop up on alt.tv.tiny-toon from time to time.  Jenny worked
      on the staff of Tiny Toon Adventures at the Warner studios in Sherman
      Oaks beginning in 1989, initially as a character layout artist, later as
      a storyboard artist.  She's done layout on "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow",
      YOU ASKED FOR IT, HER WACKY HIGHNESS (the Elmer Presley song number!),
      GANGBUSTERS, THE ACME HOME SHOPPING SHOW, most of the layout for "The
      Field Trip" (including writing some Babs dialogue and co-writing the
      "Squash & Stretch" song), and she did Elmyra's wonderful cheetah-skin
      scenes in HOW I SPENT MY VACATION.  Her storyboard credits include "The
      Horror of Slumber Party Mountain" and Act II of "The Return of Batduck".
      Currently she's directing episodes of TTA's next-of-kin, ANIMANIACS.

      Please extend common courtesy to Jenny or any WB staff member that may
      appear on Usenet and refrain from sending them email inquiries -- ask
      it publicly on the newsgroup instead.


4.3   Why did Warner drop Kennedy Cartoons as an animation house after the
      first season?

      Robert A. Jung (rjung@netcom.com) writes:

      > I believe the semi-official word is that Warner Animation didn't
      > like their art.  When the "Kennedy got dropped" news was first
      > reported, someone (I think) forwarded a message from CompuServe
      > about it, where someone at Warners was quoted as saying that Kennedy
      > was being dropped because WB disliked the Kennedy style (the original
      > poster was a Kennedy fan).  The Warner rep cited the same reasons
      > many Kennedy-haters cited: the shuffling feet, cigar-chewing mouths,
      > excessive bouncing/stretching.  Unless someone from Warner Animation
      > wants to enlighten us officially, this is the closest we have to
      > "fact".


4.4   What's the full story about the three girls who wrote BUSTER & BABS
      GO HAWAIIAN?

      bodie@plains.NoDak.edu (Justin M. Bodie) explains:

      > Note:  I saw this on 20/20 sometime [in 1991];
      >
      > The three kids were the "biggest" TTA fans ever ... they always
      > rushed home to watch the show etc. etc. ... so they wrote their own
      > script ... almost a storyboard on notebook paper -- they drew
      > pictures & everything.
      >
      > They sent their script to their local Fox affiliate, who put the
      > script into an official Fox folder and forwarded it to Amblin (I
      > think Amblin).  Thinking this was an "official communique" from Fox,
      > Jean MacCurdy (I think it was her) opened the script, loved it, and
      > eventually Spielberg was given a look at it.
      >
      > The three kids got a call one afternoon from Spielberg [and were]
      > invited to a meeting of the TTA [staff] who asked the kids questions
      > like, "What do you like about the show, the characters, etc."  They
      > also worked out their story with the writers into a format which
      > could be animated.


4.5   Who in the sam hell animates those darn end tags? (the bits after the
      credits finish rolling)

      Robert Jung (rjung@aludra.usc.edu) writes:

      > In an attempt to avert having alt.tv.tiny-toon devoured by flames
      > about Startoons' animation and "who animated what tags?", four of
      > the TTAUEC staff took the initiative and found the answers the
      > old-fashioned way -- they called.
      >
      > Surprisingly enough, they got answers!  Even I'm flabbergasted.
      >
      >                TINY TOON ADVENTURES End Tag Credits
      >            (thanks much to "Alfred" of Warner Animation)
      >
      > 100% certain attributions:
      >
      > Speaker        Quote                                      Animator
      > =======        =========================================  ============
      > Baby Plucky    "I wanna flush it again!"                  Startoons
      > Buster         "And that's a wrap."                       Warner Bros.
      > Buster/Babs    "Say goodnight, Babs." "Goodnight, Babs"   Warner Bros.
      > Elmyra         "Let the show begin!"                      Wang Film
      > Fifi           "Au revoir, ma petite potato de couch."    Startoons
      > Furrball       "ROAR! ..Meow?"                            Startoons
      > Gogo Dodo      "It's been surreal!"                       Warner Bros.
      > Plucky         "Parting is such sweet sorrow."            Warner Bros.
      >
      > Not-so-certain attributions:
      >
      > Buster/Babs    "Aloooooooooooha!"                         Warner Bros.
      > Byron Basset   "Woof."                                    ???
      > Dizzy          "Show over!"                               Warner Bros.


4.6   Who is this David Kuhn I see posting to the newsgroup, and why is he
      such a bigwig?

      Dave has done character design for the Tiny Toons Easter Special.  He
      was a character designer on ANIMANIACS and a character layout artist
      (animation key posing) with assorted scenes of full animation as well.
      He also worked as a character layout artist for TAZ-MANIA.  In his
      spare time Dave builds large walk-around costumes of cartoon characters
      to scare children and explores a lot of abandoned desert mine sites
      (hey, don't look at *me* -- they're his words :-).

4.7   I occasionally see in the credits that Charlie Adler has been replaced.
      What happened to him?

      Will Bell (bell@cs.tamu.edu) writes:

      > Here's a pretty credible answer written by [Sidney Adams] on Fidonet
      > and posted by Ron Bauerle (Thanks Ron!):

      > Here is the story that I was told by Paul Dini, Tress MacNeille, Joe
      > Alaskey, Tom Reugger, Don Messick, Frank Welker and Sherri Stoner.
      > They all said that Alaskey and Adler found out that Tress was making
      > more per episode on Tiny Toons than they were and they were both upset
      > because everyone who worked on Tiny Toons got regular roles on the new
      > show Animaniacs except them.
      >
      > Alaskey and Adler were both with the same agent at the time, I.C.M.
      > The head agent there was a friend of Andrea Romano who hires the voices
      > for WB.  Alaskey and Adler both went in and accused their agent of not
      > asking for top money for them in order to make his friend Andrea look
      > good for keeping the budget down.  Alaskey and Adler both quit that
      > agent over this and went to WB and demanded higher pay for [TTA] and
      > regular work on Animaniacs.  They were both very rude and insulting to
      > everyone and so they were both fired.  Adler was replaced as Buster
      > Bunny by John Kassir.  Alaskey was briefly replaced as Plucky Duck by
      > Maurice LeMarche but then Alaskey came back and apologized and he wound
      > up doing the last few Plucky recordings.
      >
      > At an A.S.I.F.A. gathering, I taped Alaskey's answer to the question
      > of what had happened.  He said: "We had a money dispute with Warners.
      > We went to our agent and said "Jeff, we can't have this".  But Warners
      > said that was it and, well, we walked off the show, which I later
      > regretted, because apart from that, they'd treated me pretty well.
      > But Charlie kept on walking and said some things ... well, let's just
      > say he said some things he shouldn't have".
      >
      > At the San Diego Con this year, Paul Dini said: "There was a money
      > dispute ... and Charlie thought we'd get down on our knees and pay
      > him more and that Spielberg would insist we get him back.  But when
      > they went to Steven and told him how Charlie was behaving, screaming
      > at everyone, he just said "Find someone else who can do the voice".
      > They sent over a tape of someone else doing Buster, and Steven
      > listened to it and said "Fine, that guy's Buster from now on".


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5.0   NET AND NEWSGROUP QUESTIONS


5.1   What is a `kill file'?

      If you wish to have your newsreader refrain from showing you postings
      with a certain title or by a certain author, you can create a kill file
      for your newsreader to reference.  Let's say that you wish to `kill'
      all posts made by a certain user.  Using the `rn' or `trn' newsreader,
      you would type a [CTRL]-K while in read mode to begin editing the kill
      file, and then type the following:

      /From: username@sitename.domain/h:j

      This will look for articles that contain the string "From:
      username@sitename.domain" in the header, junk them, and then display
      the subject lines of titles that just got zapped.

      For names of Subject titles, you would type something like this:

      /: *Does Buster floss?/:j
      /: *New Tiny Toon Wheat Cakes/:j

      When finished, save the kill file in the normal manner for the editor
      you're using.

      For the `nn' newsreader, type a capital K when viewing the contents of
      a newsgroup.  nn will then ask you a few questions on whether it is a
      Subject or a Name, duration of time that the posts are to be killed,
      etc.  Simply answer the questions accordingly.


5.2   Where are the FTP archives for Tiny Toons material?


      a.t.t-t's primary FTP site is located at utpapa.ph.utexas.edu, containing
      guides, documents, newsgroup archives, and other goodies.

      Picture and/or sound files can also be found at:

	acme.ftp.com
	nic.funet.fi
	sunsite.unc.edu: /pub/multimedia/sun-sounds/cartoons/tiny-toons
	sunsite.sut.ac.jp (mirror of sunsite.unc.edu)
	avatar.snc.edu
	fritz.catt.ncsu.edu
	lisa.apana.org.au


5.3   I need to get ahold of a list of episodes, or find out which studio
      did what, or get a list of those funny gag credits, etc. etc.  What
      guides and lists are out there?

      Most guides and lists are periodically posted to the newsgroup and/or
      are available via anonymous FTP from utpapa.ph.utexas.edu, but can also
      be requested from the creator through email.  Here's a brief run-down
      on what's out there:

      TTA UPCOMING EPISODES GUIDE.  Schedule of upcoming episodes to be 
      broadcast in the USA on Fox (both new episodes and reruns), along with
      production numbers, topical news and information, and addresses for
      Warner, Amblin and Fox.  Posted weekly to the newsgroup.
			Maintained by:
			Robert Jung (rjung@netcom.com)

      TTA EPISODE GUIDE.  Chronology and plot summaries for each episode
      of TTA, as well as production numbers, airdates, and animation house
      information.  Available for FTP retrieval at ftp.coe.montana.edu under
      the /pub/TV/Guides directory as "tinytoons.txt.Z" (Unix-compressed
      format), and at utpapa.ph.utexas.edu under the /pub/tta/docs directory
      as "TTA_Episode_Guide".
			Maintained by:
			Chris Adamson (plucky@aol.com) 

      TTA REFERENCE GUIDE.  Listings of cast/production credits (including
      gag credit & end tag), production numbers, airdates, episode indexes,
      and commentaries by a.t.t-t'ers for each episode of TTA.  Available
      for FTP retrieval at utpapa.ph.utexas.edu under the /pub/tta/docs
      directory as "TTA_Ref_Guide".
			Maintained by:
			Synth F. Oberheim (synth@yuri.abq.nm.us)

      TTA TOONSTATIONS LIST.  Listings of local television affiliates
      currently broadcasting Tiny Toon Adventures.  Available for FTP at
      utpapa under /pub/tta/docs as "ToonStations".
			Maintained by:
			Joe Leitsch (jaleit01@ulkyvx.louisville.edu)

      VINCE'S GUIDE TO FTP.  A step-by-step guide on using FTP to gain
      access to Tiny Toons sound/picture files & guides.
			Maintained by:
 			Vince Taluskie (taluskie@utpapa.ph.utexas.edu)

      TTA SOUND FILE GUIDE.  Guide to digitized sound files from TTA
      available at utpapa.ph.utexas.edu.  Includes a how-to on FTPing.
			Maintained by:
 			Vince Taluskie (taluskie@utpapa.ph.utexas.edu)

      HISMV DYN (DID YOU NOTICE) LIST.  Compendium of hard-to-spot gags,
      references and other notables during HISMV.  Available for FTP at
      utpapa under /pub/tta/docs as "HISMV-DYNS".
			Maintained by:
			John R. Johns II (jrjohns@rock.concert.net)

      HISMV LYRICS SHEET.  Lyrics to all the songs in HISMV.  Available for
      FTP at utpapa under /pub/tta/docs as "HISMV-Lyrics".
			Maintained by:
			John R. Johns II (jrjohns@rock.concert.net)

      ALT.TV.TINY-TOON PERSONALITIES LISTING.  Dossiers on many residents
      of a.t.t-t.  Available for FTP at utpapa under /pub/tta/docs as
      "TTA_Personalities".
			Maintained by:
			K J Beeley (ug1003@sees.bangor.ac.uk)

      QUICKLIST: EPISODE NUMBERS.  List of all TTA episodes in order of
      production numbers.  Available for FTP at utpapa under /pub/tta/docs
      as "Quick_Ep_Nums".
			Maintained by:
			Karl Meyers (kmeyers@nyx.cs.du.edu)

      QUICKLIST: BROADCAST HISTORY.  List of all TTA episodes in order of
      original broadcast dates.  Available for FTP at utpapa under 
      /pub/tta/docs as "Quick_Airdates".
			Maintained by:
			Karl Meyers (kmeyers@nyx.cs.du.edu)

      TTA MERCHANDISE LIST.  Exhaustive list of currently-available and
      out-of-circulation Tiny Toons-related merchandise.  Available for FTP
      at utpapa under /pub/tta/docs as "TTA_Merchandise".
			Maintained by:
			Marc Pawliger (pawliger@adobe.com)

      TTA SPY SHEET.  Data on cameos, appearances, and histories of TTA voice
      actors & staff.
			Maintained by:
			Synth F. Oberheim (synth@yuri.abq.nm.us)


5.4   Just what is the deal with "Dr. Roger Rabbit"?

      "Dr. Roger Rabbit", a.k.a. Roger Randall, is a net.resident who posts
      stories about TTA characters that contain explicit violence and sex,
      which may be offensive to some readers.  Additionally, he cites
      references from his fiction as if it is real trivia about the show,
      sometimes contradicting known facts about the characters.  He has also
      been known to become verbally abusive to anyone who contradicts his
      assertions.

      Many people contend that Dr. Roger Rabbit is really John Palmer.  For
      more information, ask about him on alt.fan.john-palmer.

     
5.5   What's the deal with rec.arts.tv.tiny-toon?

      rec.arts.tv.tiny-toon is a bogus newsgroup -- it was illegally
      newgroup'ed without a proper Call For Discussion and Call For Votes.
      As a result its propagation through Usenet is sporadic and unreliable.
      Posting to it is not recommended.


5.6   Are there other TTA-related Usenet newsgroups?

      Yes.  TTA discussions may very well pop up from time to time on these
      fine newsgroups:

      alt.animation.warner-bros
        Discussion of any and all Warner animation, old and new.

      alt.tv.tiny-toon.fandom
         Peripheral and non-canon discussions of Tiny Toons and its characters
         sometimes involving sexually explicit language and situations.

      alt.tv.animaniacs
         Discussions of the Warner animated show ANIMANIACS, where numerous
         TTA references, production staff and other influences have been
         spotted.
               
      rec.arts.animation
         General Usenet discussion group about film and TV animation.


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6.0   SHOPPING FOR TTA


6.1   Where can I find Tiny Toons merchandise?

      Warner Brothers merchandising currently has a catalogue that contains
      some Tiny Toons paraphernalia.  Call 1-800-223-6524 for information.

      Warner also has a chain of fantastic gift shops in select cities across
      the US.  Will Bell (wbb@netcom.com) periodically posts a list of shops
      and their locations.

      Marc Pawliger (pawliger@adobe.com) maintains a list of all known TTA
      merchandise, both currently-available and out-of-print.


6.2   What's this about an album called "Tiny Toons Sing!" being available?

      rjung@netcom.com (Robert A. Jung) writes:

      > The TINY TOONS album is only available on audio cassette [in the US;
      > you may be able to find it as an import compact disc  -ed.].  There
      > are ten tunes on it, most of it being "existing works re-sung by the
      > voice actors".
      >
      > Reaction (from the people here, anyway) has been mixed; some have
      > complained that it's cutesy stuff for young children, while others
      > have said that they enjoyed it anyway.  All I'll say is that I didn't
      > get the album, and I doubt I will.  If I wanted cute kids' stuff, I'd
      > go buy "Sebastian Sings!" and that stuff from Disney ...


6.3   What TTA is available on video?

      Besides HOW I SPENT MY VACATION, Warner has released several new
      video collections on VHS:
     
      "Best of Buster and Babs"
	(contains PROM-ISE HER ANYTHING, THIRTEENSOMETHING)
      "Tiny Toon Music Television"
	(contains TINY TOON MUSIC TELEVISION, TOON TV)
      "Two Tone Town"
	(contains FIELDS OF HONEY, TWO TONE TOWN)
      "Tiny Toon Big Adventures"
	(contains JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF ACME ACRES, A DITCH IN TIME)
      "Tiny Toon Island Adventures"
	(contains NO TOON IS AN ISLAND, BUSTER AND BABS GO HAWAIIAN)
      "Tiny Toon Fiendishly Funny Adventures"
	(contains "Duck in the Dark", "Little Cake of Horrors",
         "Night of the Living Pets", "Hare-Raising Night")


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