|Baby Looney Tunes|
|Based on||Looney Tunes|
|Developed by||Sander Schwartz|
|Theme music composer||Lisa Silver|
|Ending theme||"The Baby Looney Tunes Way" (Instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||53 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company||Warner Bros. Animation|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||September 16, 2002 –|
April 20, 2005
|Preceded by||The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries (1995–2002)|
Bugs 'n' Daffy (1995–1998)
|Followed by||Duck Dodgers (2003–2005)|
Baby Looney Tunes is an American animated television series depicting toddler versions of Looney Tunes characters. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series focused on real world problems and morals that children may relate to, such as sharing, understanding emotions, and playing with others. The Looney Tunes babies first live with Granny, but starting in the fourth season, were cared for by babysitter Floyd, Granny's nephew.
The show premiered as a full series on September 7, 2002, and ran on WB stations from 2002 to 2003. The show moved to Cartoon Network in 2002 (by following suit nine days later on September 16th) where it remained until ending on April 20, 2005. It aired in reruns on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2009. Then it began airing on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the U.S. in 2015 but stopped Cartoon Network reruns in mid 2020. 53 episodes were produced. The show is the first preschool animated series from Warner Bros. Animation.
In 2003, a series of direct-to-video puppet films were produced, aimed at infants and toddlers. Two films were released, Baby Looney Tunes: Musical Adventures and Baby Looney Tunes: Backyard Adventures, featuring the same voice cast as the TV series. The films were never released on DVD. However, Baby Looney Tunes: Musical Adventures became available on HBO Max and Tubi later on. Baby Looney Tunes: Backyard Adventures was formerly available on Binge in Australia.
The series aired reruns again on the American version of Cartoonito on Cartoon Network on September 13, 2021, up until January 31, 2022, being the first show to air on that block. However, reruns still occasionally air.
It premiered as a series for little kids. Due to its target audience, it has a severe lack of the usual humor. It had some films, including 4 seasons. It went on hiatus for season 2. In season 4, it ended the series and moved to Cartoon Network, but aired reruns on that network from Monday, September 16, 2002, until Wednesday, April 1, 2009, on April Fool's Day, due to a "Cow & Chicken April Fool's Day Marathon", that had occurred on that day. It continued reruns on Monday, August 17, 2015, because of the "Uncle Grandpa Babies Special's Promotional Stunt", after not airing on either Cartoon Network nor Boomerang for six years and five months, and stopped reruns in 2016. However, it finally continued reruns once again on Monday, September 13, 2021, due to being globally rebranded as a Cartoonito show since 2006. The show even started airing on Boomerang in 2005 on Independence Day, and stayed on the network until April 2009. Then it returned to Boomerang about six and a half years later, starting on Monday, October 5, 2015, to this day.
Main article: List of Baby Looney Tunes episodes
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||13||September 16, 2002||October 2, 2002||Kids' WB and Cartoon Network|
|2||13||October 3, 2002||October 28, 2002|
|3||12||October 29, 2002||December 31, 2002|
|Film||February 11, 2003||Direct-to-video|
|4||13||April 4, 2005||April 20, 2005||Cartoon Network|
Several other Looney Tunes characters have made cameos over the course of the show's run, mainly as guest spots or during songs. Baby Prissy, Baby Marc Antony, and Baby Penelope appear in the songs, “Down By The Cage” and “Paws and Feathers”, respectively. Baby Marvin (Sam Vincent), Baby Elmer (Brian Drummond), Baby Instant Martians, Baby Gossamer, and Baby Foghorn (Scott McNeil) appear in “War Of The Weirds”, “Bully For Bugs”, “A Mid-Autumn Night’s Scream”, “Stop and Smell Up the Flowers“, and "Cock A Doodle Do It!", respectively. Baby Wile E. and Baby Road Runner appear in multiple songs, as do Baby Pepé (Terry Klassen), Baby Porky, and Baby Sam.
In 1997, Warner Bros. Animation announced the show as an upcoming series. In January 2001, they ended production and the pilot aired on June 3, 2001. They restarted production 5 days later and re-ended production; and the show started as a full series on July 28, 2001.
Underscoring for the series was written by veteran animation composers Steven and Julie Bernstein. They were nominated for a Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition) in 2006. They also composed the score for the Easter movie, Baby Looney Tunes' Eggs-traordinary Adventure, writing the music and lyrics for the featured songs.
Warner Home Video has released 15 of the 53 episodes of Baby Looney Tunes, including the DVD of the only Baby Looney Tunes movie: Eggs-traordinary Adventure.
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release Date||Special Features|
|Eggs-traordinary Adventure||3||May 25, 2004||
|4 Kid Favorites: Baby Looney Tunes||12||January 17, 2012||
In the United Kingdom, 4 volumes were released on DVD from July 15, 2013. Each disc contains 4 half-hour episodes.
|DVD Name||Episodes listed||Release Date|
|Baby Bugs Bunny||
||July 15, 2013|
||July 15, 2013|
||July 15, 2013|
||July 15, 2013|
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