Friday, June 29, 2012
"Bugs Bunny Showtime" (Gold Key) March 1963: "The Frightful Appetite"
The Tasmanian Devil made only five appearances in the original Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons four alongside Bugs Bunny, one with Daffy Duck. All were directed by Robert McKimson. He also appeared in at least one episode of "The Bugs Bunny Show". A fan favorite rescued from obscurity by Jack Warner himself after a flood of mail from people wanting to see more of the character, Taz began appearing in the comics in the early 1960's. It was only logical that somehow, some way, Taz would have a run-in with McKimson's other big star, Foghorn Leghorn. It happened in this comic book story from a Bugs Bunny Show "Giant" Gold Key special in 1963.