Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Morning Cartoon: Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil, often referred to as Taz, appeared in only five shorts before Warner Bros. Cartoons closed down in 1964, but marketing and television appearances later propelled the character to new popularity in the 1990s.

Robert McKimson based the character on the real-life Tasmanian Devil, or more specifically its carnivorous nature and voracious appetite. Owen and Pemberton suggest that the character of the Tasmanian Devil was inspired by Errol Flynn. [wikipedia]

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