Back in 2020 it was announced that 90s cartoon series Tiny Toon Adventures would be making a comeback, with a two series order right out the traps. Under the new title of Tiny Toons Looniversity, there was speculation about how the returning franchise would look and if it would be a faithful follow-up or go the way of many recent reboots with a completely different style. Thanks to new concept art revealed during San Diego Comic-Con, fans will be happy to know that virtually all of the beloved Tiny Toon characters will be back in the series and look almost exactly as we remember them.
Buster and Babs Bunny will be once again leading an ensemble of what began as miniature versions of iconic Warner Bros cartoon characters in a brand new show that Tom Ascheim, President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, said will “capture all the clever, subversive and smart humor that made Tiny Toon Adventures such a standout series. Fans old and new will love to laugh at and with these characters all over again.”
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While this is easy to say, it doesn’t hold true until you actually see the result and while we have yet to see any footage from the series, the concept art should be enough to alleviate any fears of major changes being made to the characters. Check out the images below.
Tiny Toons Will See Changes To The Cast
While Warner Bros.’ other rebooted 90s show Animaniacs is bringing back its original vocal roster of starts, there are some changes to the cast of Tiny Toons, and one of those is the addition of Ashleigh Crystal Hairston who was unveiled at SDCC as the new voice of Babs Bunny. Speaking about taking on the role, Hairston said:
“I grew up in the ‘90s and I was a huge fan of Tiny Toons, Looney Tunes, but I like all of it. Just to be playing Babs Bunny is wild to me. It feels very natural, it feels like she was in me all along. I got the audition and I was like ‘I don’t know what to prepare for this.’ So I started watching Tiny Toons. And I was like, ‘Wait a minute, no. I want to bring myself to it. I want to make this Babs my own.’”
There will also be some small character changes in the new series as well, including a change to the relationship between Babs and Buster Bunny. Showrunner Erin Gibson told io9:
“They’re fraternal twins, which was not an original plot point. I wanted to dive into a brother/sister relationship that looked really symbiotic and collaborative and supportive, not antagonistic. Seeing two people who are really on the same page, and then how do people who are so close make new friends? You know, find out who they are by these new relationships—these new college experiences while still having fun and doing the dumbest stuff you’ll ever see on TV, but having story and plot points and character development.”
Tiny Toons Looniversity is expected to debut on HBO Max and Cartoon Network later this year.