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Looney Tunes

That's not quite all folks!

MMDE: Looney Toons

Current: Looney Tunes

Everyone over a certain age remembers the Warner Bros cartoons growing up - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and all their chums.

About the most iconic memory is the closing sequence with its famous little fanfare and the message "That's all folks!" - but did it say "Looney Tunes" above that or "Looney Toons"?

Those experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect claim the original was "Looney Toons" and it has since changed to "Looney Tunes".

There is support for both ways - Warner also had "Merrie Melodies", showing the way both were connected to music, but also they were carTOONS which also fits.

Warner Bros

Warner produced the Looney Tunes Cartoons from 1930 to 1969, with a line up that pretty much consists of everything that is cartoon royalty: Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Road Ruinner ... you get the idea.

It's written as "Toons" in Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary, a publication you'd have thought would be an authority on this subject.

Here's the original title sequence:

Boomerang used "Looney Toons":

Racism

Human culture and attitudes has always changed over history. The time span of the Warner cartoons overlaps a period when sensibilities were very different to the ones we have today, and some of the cartoons of the day got caught up in all this. Many are now considered banned as a result. Some are available on DVD, but with the followin warning:

The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in the U.S society. These depictions were wrong then and they are wrong today. While the following does not represent the Warner Bros. view of today's society, these cartoons are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming that these prejudices never existed.