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Tiny Toons is back!

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The beloved Tiny Toons characters are back, and they are not so tiny anymore as a new journey awaits ahead of them! 

 

Tiny Toons Looniversity premieres on Cartoon Network (DStv Channel 301) on Monday, 3 June 2024 @ 16h35. You can catch a new episode of Tiny Toons Looniversity every weekday at the same time or on DStv Catch Up until 28 July!  

A new show to take Looney Tunes fans by storm as Babs & Buster Bunny and the rest of the gang follow their comedic ambitions all the way to Acme Looniversity, the esteemed institution of higher hijinks learning, where young dreamers become professional toons. Here, they form long-lasting friendships with one another and perfect their cartoony craft while studying under the greatest cartoon characters in the history of the Looney Tunes.

Parenting Hub had the opportunity to sit down with Co-Executive Producers and Co-showrunners, Nate Cash & Erin Gibson, along with animation director, Emiko Swananbori to deep dive into the making of new show, Tiny Toons Looniversity!

“Tiny Toons Looniversity” will capture the hearts of new watchers, as well as the adult community looking for nostalgia. In an interview, Nate Cash, the Co-Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner was asked, “What challenges and opportunities did you face while adapting and modernising the Tiny Toons concept for a slightly older and contemporary audience?” Bringing to light the significance of the show being for all ages, 

Nate answered, “…I think we had to make sure we incorporated elements that we know would resonate with everyone.” Though, nostalgia fans need not fear of another show dear to their hearts being remade as Erin Gibson, the Co-Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner, specified, “This isn’t a reboot; it’s a reimagining.” Erin then went on to say, “Nate wanted to pay homage to the original animation style…”

A huge part of growing up is experiencing friendships that make our childhoods all the more fun. As exciting as it sounds, Acme Looniversity friendships take the cake! We asked Erin, “In what ways will the show explore the theme of friendship among the characters as they pursue their comedic dreams at Acme Looniversity?” 

Erin mentioned that there are five main characters, which Erin also gave us insight on bringing these characters to life;

 

“For Babs and Buster, it was important to me that they would be brother and sister because I wanted to explore the storyline of twins and having a familial aspect to the show. We always wanted to play around with their dynamic with the other characters.” — which is beautiful to see a sibling-friendship dynamic, one of the most important friendships to grow up with. 

“…Whether you’ve been to college or some kind of educational system, you can relate to the confines and struggles of those types of spaces — making new friends, navigating new systems, making memories together. It’s this amazing well that we can pull from for story and connection.” – Erin Gibson. 

Emiko Sawanobori, the “Tiny Toons Looniversity” Animation Director, was asked, “Emiko, can you discuss the creative process of perfecting the cartoony craft for the characters in the series and how this adds a unique flavour to the show?” 

Emiko expressed the great example of adding your own to an already brilliant concept. 

“I feel like it’s familiar but fresh. If you look at the original and now this one, it has a different feel to it. I think the original, if maintained now, would look a bit dated.” 

Emiko then goes on to say, “We’ve got to keep it cool for the kids. Despite it being recognisable and beloved, we still have to keep it current.” 

 

Prepare for laughter-filled adventures as “Tiny Toons Looniversity” premieres on Cartoon Network (DStv Channel 301) on Monday, 3 June @ 16h35. You can catch a new episode of Tiny Toons Looniversity every weekday at the same time or on DStv Catch Up until 28 July!  “Tiny Toons Looniversit”y will be the perfect edition for family TV time, bringing joy to cartoon fans all over the world. A lot of love, brilliance, and fun has gone into “Tiny Toons Looniversity”. 

Check out the trailor here , and do not be shy to let us know who your child’s or your favourite character/s might be!

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