Tiny Toons: How I Spent My Vacation

Dir: Rich Arons/Ken Boyer
Star: [voice] Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Don Messick

[13] Fifty years on, Bugs, Daffy, Porky, etc, have grown up, married, moved to the suburbs and had kids. The results are depicted in this weird, surreal and very funny cartoon, which borrows heavily from places most American animated films don't go: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Deliverance' are obvious steals. It's style, a relentless barrage of visual gags, is a straight take from the 40's Warner Brothers stuff, updated to include sharp digs at Disney ('Happyworldland, the happiest place on Earth') and other icons guaranteed to sail over the heads of most kids. Probably the best American cartoon in ages, despite it's Spielbergian roots. Trivia note: co-writer and executive producer Sherri Stoner starred in Reform School Girls as bunny-clutching Lisa (who leaps off a tower after getting her ass branded) and was also the live-action model for Disney's Little Mermaid and Beauty. This may explain a lot...


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