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Disney Afternoon vs. Tiny Toons (1989)

Rummaging through some old paperwork, animator Mike Kazaleh recently came across a Disney TV publicity packet he obtained in 1989 while working on Tiny Toon Adventures. This was material sent to TV stations around the country to prepare them for the coming syndicated package The Disney Afternoon. What surprised him (and I) was that the material is page-after-page of anti-Bugs Bunny, anti-Warner cartoon information, with charts and graphs and misinformation. I always knew television syndication sales was a cut-throat business back then – and here’s a bit of proof. Click thumbnails below to get a closer look at the first nine pages. Image above was the cover sheet of the packet.