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“Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation” Coming to DVD on August 21, 2012


BURBANK, CA (May 23, 2012) — It’s summer vacation madness at its best with Babs and Buster Bunny, and all their pals from Acme Looniversity as they ditch the classroom for zany escapades and fun on Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, available in stores August 21, 2012. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, this full-length animated film is available on DVD for the first time from Warner Home Video (WHV) and will retail for $19.97 SRP.

No more pencils, no more books! It’s the last day of class at Acme Looniversity and the Tiny Toons gang is ready for some summer hi-jinks and fun. Babs and Buster Bunny’s water pistol fight gets a little out of control and turns into a wild and exciting white-water rafting trip. Plucky Duck and Hampton Pig share the most impossibly awful road trip imaginable on their way to HappyWorldLand. Elmyra Duff becomes irritable after losing her cat and wanders off on her own in a wild animal park in search of “cute little kitties to hug and squeeze.” In the meantime, Fifi Le Fume meets film actor Johnny Pew who turns out to be a “skunknophobic” nightmare. It’s a loony summer vacation our Tiny Toons pals won’t soon forget!

Produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation was executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

“Whether you’re a Tiny Toons fan or an admirer of classic Looney Tunes cartoons, this film is a must have if you love animation,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation combines animation with clever and imaginative writing, resulting in a delightful film the whole family can enjoy.”

Tiny Toon Adventures focuses on the new generation of Looney Tunes characters who study at Acme Looniversity. The series was produced by Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation.

  • Clint H.

    At last! I’ve always loved this film, especially Plucky’s subplot. :D


  • beamish13

    That press release should have played up Steven Spielberg’s involvement with TINY TOONS, LOL.

  • Taco Wiz

    Meh. Let me know when Wakko’s Wish is out.

  • It probably took so long to come to DVD because all efforts were concentrated on making the ugliest DVD cover they could.

    • KreD

      I hope you were joking, if not, I sense stupidity. Has it ever occurred to you that they just didn’t have the time and/or budget to put effort in the DVD cover? I don’t know why people think the ‘powers to be’ would spend a lot of money and/or effort JUST to make themselves as unappealing as possible to its customers, that doesn’t sound very good business-wise. I’m sorry for going on and on here, but the paranoia levels of some of these comments here at Cartoon Brew are just ridiculous (I’ve read a lot of the comments and boy are some of them dark), this comment just pushed it for me.

      As for this DVD, it’s about time, I finally get to replace my worn out VHS version of this. Hopefully, the final season set for TTA will follow after this movie.

      • Um… has it ever occurred to YOU to take a look at the original VHS cover with the characters frunning in front of the title card shield? They could have gotten a far better DVD cover just by reusing that illustration. Check it out here:

      • I have to agree. I hate the paranoia and negativity that are too pervasive around here as well, but my reaction was the same as Scott’s when I saw it—it’s just a weak cover. Nothing interesting or dynamic about it. Even the colors feel bland. It’s just….this could be ANY bunch of cartoon critters in some cheapo video, you know? Good thing Steven Spielberg’s name is up top, because that’s the only thing about it that might make any modern person look at it twice (now that Tiny Toons is long gone from most people’s radars.)
        The old VHS cover—you’re right. Much better.

      • KreD

        @Mesterius and @Marbles-As I said in my last post (assuming you misread the last part of it Mesterius), I own the VHS of this movie, of course the cover for that version is much better.

        The point I was trying to make is that the possible reasons for this sub-par cover art is not some sinister plan at WB to make themselves look as unappealing (or to piss off consumers) as much as possible like many folks want to believe, that wouldn’t be good for business. Rather, there are factors to take in consideration: like time (in fact, the cover art looks as if it was rushed in my opinion, so I don’t know where the ‘putting all efforts into making the ugliest cover’ rhetoric came from, assuming Scott was being serious) and money (more likely the case, considering the economy is not exactly booming right now, so no doubt they’ll be cutting corners one way or another as shown in the artwork here).

        As for reusing the VHS cover for the dvd re-release, why they won’t do it? I’m not sure, honestly. Then again, how often does any DVD re-release retain the same cover as previous DVD/VHS releases, speaking for animated movies only? I don’t see Tiny Toon’s situation any different, even though they could have done a much better job with the artwork indeed. That is as much as I can tell you, but if you really want a legitimate reason for them not re-using the cover, call Warner Bros. or email them. I may not have the answers, but I personally would rather find the truth rather than listen to conspiracies about Warner Bros. (or any other company for that matter) INTENTIONALLY working against its consumers. Anything WB does that INDIRECTLY works against our desires is driven by their desire to make/save money, and/or to save time.

        Again though, cover art aside, I’m just happy we’re getting a new DVD release (assuming that it gets restored as usual) of something related to Spielberg’s work after a couple years, and true fans of this show (or this particular special) should be too. If any of you refuses to get this DVD JUST because the artwork is not on par, then you really aren’t a fan, are you?

    • Jody Morgan

      It doesn’t look *that* bad to me (except for Buster; ye cats, what happened there?), but it’s true that there’s dozens, if not hundreds, of fan artists who could’ve produced a much more appealing cover.

    • Smith

      WB is terrible these days. They can’t even spell HAMTON’s name right. It was wrong on the promo poster and press release, and it will probably be wrong on the DVD case too. I’ll still buy it on the first day though. Long live TTA.

  • I’m upgrading my VHS to DVD….

    I’d rather have automatic Dolby Digital instead of the Dolby Surround matrix (ProLogic II). Plus, I don’t want that stupid Tiny Toons fruit snacks commercial, if I want previews, they’d be new DVDs.

    • Aaron

      That fruit snacks commercial has become a part of the viewing experience for me now. It won’t feel complete without it, as stupid as it is.

      Seriously though this has been a really long time coming. Finally! This is by far the best part of the Tiny Toons franchise.

  • Jody Morgan


  • How bad is the new dvd cover?

    They painted Babs’ white front tooth RED.

    She’s a fricking rabbit. She has bucked teeth.

    It’s not a mouth or her lips. It’s a tooth. A white tooth.

    “Um…let’s paint it red.”

    That’s pretty bad.

    And Buster looks like some sort of mutant behemoth next to Bab when they have always been basically the same size and height.

    Hamton’s rocket ship seems to be attached to a metal pole that is coming out of Dizzy Devil’s rectum.

    Plucky has tiny Tyrannosaurus hands and his beak has been sharpened to Woody Woodpeckerish proportions.

    Sorry. The cover gets an F-.

    • Quit complaining. The movie is still the same. Be grateful it is coming out.

  • Cody

    Well, I can’t exactly say I love the cover. Buster looks like as if an animator picked on him again (like in the first episode). And as for Babs I thought that her mouth was just open, guess I was wrong. Just about the only character that is drawn right is Elmyra (anybody miss Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain? If the answer is no, good. If the answer is yes, stay away from me!) Don’t worry about the cover though. The covers to Season 1, Volumes and 2 was just as bad (though not as off-model as Buster looks right now).

  • Darthbrain

    Riddle this? When in the hell are going to release
    Animaniacs Volume 4 it’s along time coming.

  • Kani

    Seriously? Animaniacs was my favourite cartoon ever growing up, but the film was subpar compared to How I Spent My Vacation.