Which Looney Tunes character came first?

Do you know when these classic characters debuted?

When some Looney Tunes characters first played in theaters, they looked very different from the later iterations that became iconic. There’s even debate over when exactly certain characters became the "official" versions of themselves. Some were named from the start (like Porky) while others started as unnamed animal antagonists before becoming full-fledged characters.

Here are 10 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies characters as seen in some of their earliest shorts. Can you guess which one came first?

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Which Looney Tunes character came first?

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LeeBug1970 21 days ago
Very fun questions. Makes you think.
snoopyboy53 2 months ago
Please change the 8-12 prime time line up I’m tired of those show bring back wellcome back koter the monsters the odd couple maxwell smart Batman and Robin the dukes of hazard etc
toonlover 3 months ago
The Who came first got me some!
scp 3 months ago
8 out of 10. Missed numbers 3 and 9.
MadMadMadWorld 3 months ago
6/10. A tough test because most of us don't know the start year of these characters.
I got #1, 2, 3, 4, and 9, 10 correct. Missed on The Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Hector the Bulldog, and Pepe Le Pew (came first),
RickBrosh 3 months ago
7/10. Missed Foghorn, Hector, and Henery. Oh, well. STILL a lifelong classic cartoon fan 😁!
Bluediva 3 months ago
I am so glad the classics came back, Can we get Space Ghost, Birdman and the Herculoids...
CarolKelley Bluediva 2 months ago
I hope not. Classic 'toons only.
artqbryan61 Bluediva 2 months ago
I agree. I wouldn't mind a few more Hanna-Barbera classics from the 60's. Even a few Filmation's. I have good memories of them. Although, I'm not sure how accurate my memories are coming up on 60.
brian596 3 months ago
8/10. I love the classic cartoons MeTV brought back!
Joe 3 months ago
DMZABO Joe 3 months ago
I say....sing the Michigan j. Frog song? lol
Deej DMZABO 3 months ago
"Hello muh baby, hello muh honey, hello muh ragtime gal, send me a kiss by wire, baby muh heart's on fiiire...If you refuse me, honey you'll lose me, and you'll be left alone, oh baby come on and tell me I'm your ooown," Ha ha!
BrianMoore 3 months ago
8 out of 10. And I thought I was an expert. :/
ELEANOR 3 months ago
9 OUT OF 10!! Never heard of Cecil Turtle. Isn't there something about not naming two different cartoon characters the same name? If so, why was there Cecil Turtle AND Cecil of Beany and Cecil?
rycki1138 ELEANOR 3 months ago
Cecil Turtle came before the Beany and Cecil cartoons. The Beany and Cecil cartoons were based on puppets from a kids tv show called Time for Beany from the 50s, so when they made it into a cartoon, they weren't going to change the character's name. Besides they were made by two different production companies. The Beany and Cecil Cartoons were made in the 60s for TV. The Cecil Turtle cartoons were made in the 40s to be shown in theaters before the main movie.
bruceisloose ELEANOR 3 months ago
He used to race Bugs Bunny and would always win.
CarolKelley bruceisloose 2 months ago
I wish they'd show the Cecil racing Bugs cartoons as well as Porky's debut in "If I Only Had a Hat"
Washington CarolKelley 2 months ago
We need more cartoons from the 30s and early 40s and less Chuck Jones.
artqbryan61 Washington 2 months ago
SACRILEGE! I know there are other directors beside Chuck but really? Of the Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies directors, you cannot deny Chuck Jones. I also enjoy, of course: Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Bob McKimson, Friz Freleng, Arthur Davis, and Frank Tashlin.
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