ToonHeads

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ToonHeads
ToonHeads logo.jpg
Narrated byDon Kennedy (1992–96)
Leslie Fram (1998–2003)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes102 (2 unaired) (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)George A. Klein
Running time30–60 minutes
DistributorTurner Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseOctober 2, 1992 (1992-10-02) –
November 23, 2003 (2003-11-23)

ToonHeads is an American animation anthology series consisting of Hanna-Barbera, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros. and Popeye cartoon shorts, with background information and trivia, prominently about animators and voice actors like: Mel Blanc, Tex Avery, Hugh Harman, Rudy Ising, David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, and Daws Butler.[1] The program was narrated by Leslie Fram and Don Kennedy. Every half-hour episode would have a different theme, including one series of episodes in January 1996 featuring the long-unseen Nudnik shorts.[2]

ToonHeads was originally broadcast on Cartoon Network from October 2, 1992, until November 23, 2003. The series includes 102 episodes, when including four hour-long specials, two of which were never aired.

There was also a special that aired on October 20, 1996, titled "A Night of Independent Animation", which featured independent student films, such as ""Another Bad Day for Philip Jenkins"" by Mo Willems, and "The Wire" by Aaron Augenblick.

Episodes[edit]

Each episode contains three theme-related shorts alongside trivia tidbits.

Season 1 (1992–94)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"El Kabong"October 2, 1992 (1992-10-02)
2"Barney Bear"October 9, 1992 (1992-10-09)
3"Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Cartoons"October 16, 1992 (1992-10-16)
4"Ranger John Smith"October 23, 1992 (1992-10-23)
5"Hollywood"October 30, 1992 (1992-10-30)
6"The Old West"November 6, 1992 (1992-11-06)
7"Music"November 13, 1992 (1992-11-13)
8"Sports"November 20, 1992 (1992-11-20)
9"Mel Blanc"November 27, 1992 (1992-11-27)
10"Daws Butler"December 4, 1992 (1992-12-04)
11"The Evolution of Tom and Jerry"December 11, 1992 (1992-12-11)
12"Bugs Bunny in Fairy Tales"December 18, 1992 (1992-12-18)
13"Jay Ward"December 25, 1992 (1992-12-25)
14"The Best of Tex Avery"January 1, 1993 (1993-01-01)
15"Academy Award Winning Toons"January 8, 1993 (1993-01-08)
16"Cartoon Sequels"January 15, 1993 (1993-01-15)
17"Popeye"January 22, 1993 (1993-01-22)
18"Valentine's Day"February 14, 1993 (1993-02-14)
19"St. Patrick's Day"March 17, 1993 (1993-03-17)
20"Wobert Cwampett: That Cwazy Diwector"June 18, 1993 (1993-06-18)
21"Don't Adjust Your Color: Black-and-White Cartoons"June 25, 1993 (1993-06-25)
22"Insomnia"August 20, 1993 (1993-08-20)
23"Forgotten Directors: Frank Tashlin"April 15, 1994 (1994-04-15)
24"Forgotten Directors: Arthur Davis"April 29, 1994 (1994-04-29)

Season 2 (1996)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
25"The Nudnik Shorts, Part 1"January 8, 1996 (1996-01-08)[3]
26"The Nudnik Shorts, Part 2"January 9, 1996 (1996-01-09)
27"The Nudnik Shorts, Part 3"January 10, 1996 (1996-01-10)
28"The Nudnik Shorts, Part 4"January 11, 1996 (1996-01-11)
29"The Nudnik Shorts, Part 5"January 12, 1996 (1996-01-12)
30"A Night of Independent Animation"October 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)
31"Gossamer"December 16, 1996 (1996-12-16)
32"Blame It on the Stork!"December 23, 1996 (1996-12-23)
33"The Economy According to Sylvester"December 30, 1996 (1996-12-30)

Season 3 (1998–99)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
34"Travelogue Cartoons"November 13, 1998 (1998-11-13)
35"Emily the Chicken"November 20, 1998 (1998-11-20)
36"Baseball Cartoons"November 27, 1998 (1998-11-27)
37"The Early Works of Chuck Jones"December 4, 1998 (1998-12-04)
38"Southern Fried Cartoons"December 11, 1998 (1998-12-11)
39"Midnight in the Bookstore"December 18, 1998 (1998-12-18)
40"The Many Faces of Robin Hood"December 25, 1998 (1998-12-25)
41"Hollywood Nights"January 1, 1999 (1999-01-01)
42"Future Shock"January 8, 1999 (1999-01-08)
43"Movie Star Bugs"January 15, 1999 (1999-01-15)
44"Shut Eye"January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22)
45"Egghead"January 29, 1999 (1999-01-29)
46"The Dreams of Bob Clampett"February 5, 1999 (1999-02-05)

Season 4 (1999)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
47"The Goofy Gophers"May 14, 1999 (1999-05-14)
48"Motor Heads"May 21, 1999 (1999-05-21)
49"Fight Night"May 28, 1999 (1999-05-28)
50"The Evolution of Tweety"June 6, 1999 (1999-06-06)
51"The Year Elmer Fudd Got Fat"June 13, 1999 (1999-06-13)
52"The Nice Mice of Warner Bros."June 20, 1999 (1999-06-20)
53"Toro! Toro!"June 27, 1999 (1999-06-27)
54"Director Robert McKimson"July 4, 1999 (1999-07-04)
55"Our Man Sam"July 11, 1999 (1999-07-11)
56"The Musical Cartoons of Friz Freleng"July 18, 1999 (1999-07-18)
57"Night of 19AB973 Elves"July 25, 1999 (1999-07-25)
58"One Toon Wonders"August 1, 1999 (1999-08-01)
59"Battle of the Bookworms"August 8, 1999 (1999-08-08)

Season 5 (1999–2001)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
60"Crooner Toons"November 19, 1999 (1999-11-19)
61"Turkey Toons"November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26)
62"Hobo Flea"December 3, 1999 (1999-12-03)
63"Rocky and Mugsy"December 10, 1999 (1999-12-10)
64"Salesman Daffy"December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17)
65"A ToonHeads Cartoon Christmas Special"December 24, 1999 (1999-12-24)
66"An Ant's Life"December 26, 1999 (1999-12-26)
67"A ToonHeads Special: The Lost Cartoons"March 12, 2000 (2000-03-12)
68"A ToonHeads Special: The Wartime Cartoons"July 1, 2001 (2001-07-01)[4]
69"The Twelve Missing Hares"Unaired (Unaired)[5]

Season 6 (2001)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
70"The Evolution of Elmer Fudd"November 4, 2001 (2001-11-04)
71"The Early Works of Hanna-Barbera"November 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
72"Moon Toons"November 25, 2001 (2001-11-25)
73"The Great Cartoon Controversy"November 25, 2001 (2001-11-25)
74"The Tasmanian Devil"December 2, 2001 (2001-12-02)
75"Before Bedrock"December 2, 2001 (2001-12-02)
76"The Early Works of Friz Freleng"December 9, 2001 (2001-12-09)
77"A Night at the Opera"December 16, 2001 (2001-12-16)
78"Sufferin' Succotash"December 16, 2001 (2001-12-16)
79"Beaky Buzzard"December 23, 2001 (2001-12-23)
80"Baby Boom Toons"December 23, 2001 (2001-12-23)
81"Tish Tash"December 30, 2001 (2001-12-30)
82"Cartoon Newsreels"December 30, 2001 (2001-12-30)

Season 7 (2002)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
83"Ralph Phillips"July 21, 2002 (2002-07-21)
84"Rabbit Season, Duck Season"July 28, 2002 (2002-07-28)
85"Hubie and Bertie"August 4, 2002 (2002-08-04)
86"The Great Race"August 11, 2002 (2002-08-11)
87"Cartoons in the Real World"August 18, 2002 (2002-08-18)
88"Director Arthur Davis"September 1, 2002 (2002-09-01)
89"Before They Were Stars"December 21, 2002 (2002-12-21)
90"Gangster Toons"December 24, 2002 (2002-12-24)
91"The Movie Parodies of Porky and Daffy"December 26, 2002 (2002-12-26)
92"The Three Faces of Tom and Jerry"December 27, 2002 (2002-12-27)
93"Director Norman McCabe"December 28, 2002 (2002-12-28)
94"Speedy Gonzales"December 31, 2002 (2002-12-31)

Season 8 (2003)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
95"The Worst Cartoons Ever Made"Unaired (Unaired)
96"Captain and the Kids"October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
97"The Early Career of Porky Pig"October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26)
98"Private SNAFU"November 9, 2003 (2003-11-09)
99"Tex's Red"November 9, 2003 (2003-11-09)
100"The Many Moods of Daffy Duck"November 16, 2003 (2003-11-16)
101"Pepé Le Pew"November 16, 2003 (2003-11-16)
102"The Boys from Kansas City"November 23, 2003 (2003-11-23)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tex Avery Show / Toonheads Episode Guides". www.intanibase.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Mendoza, N.F. (January 7, 1996). "SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : At last, 'Nudnik' emerges from storage onto the Cartoon Network". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  3. ^ "SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : At last, 'Nudnik' emerges from storage onto the Cartoon Network". Jan 7, 1996. Retrieved May 25, 2019 – via LA Times.
  4. ^ "Ideas for Toon Heads/12 Missing Hares". Anime Superhero Forum. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Stabile, Carol (Sep 13, 2013). "Prime Time Animation: Television Animation and American Culture". Routledge. Retrieved May 25, 2019 – via Google Books.

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