Taz – Looney Tunes Series Of Cartoons
Even though he destroys everything in his way and appears to be a fierce beast, Taz the Tasmanian devil is actually a harmless creature who never hurts anybody. He doesn’t speak in an understandable language, but often screams incoherently, especially when angry. Taz has the ability to spin his entire body when moving, similar to a vortex. While doing so, he could bite his way through any barrier that is before him.
Taz full review
This relatively famous cartoon character got the name from being regarded as “the Talisman Devil”. He is also known as Taz Boy with Warner Bros being the creator of the character. It has featured in a couple of cartoon series with Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies being the commonest of them. Though this character only had 5 TV appearance before the closure of Warner Bros cartoons in the mid-sixties, merchandising and later appearances on television screens brought the character back to fame in the nineties.
Taz is portrayed as an aggressive even as he is the youngest of all characters of Looney Tunes. It’s temperamental nature and love for food that would make it eat everything and anything that comes it way is popular traits of the character. The grunts, growls, and rasps in his speech and biting through virtually anything also made it a famous cartoon character.
Taz’s show came to TV screens in 1991 and it was title Taz-Mania. The show was up for 4 seasons with the protagonist being Taz of course.
The creation of the character by Robert Mckimson was based on the Tasmanian devil and this explains the features and characteristics that were given to Taz. Some quarters are of the belief that the character was born out of the Australian marsupial with both of them sharing some similar features, the most obvious of them being their insatiable appetite and “crazy” behaviour. Just like the way the devil is usually portrayed, Taz has fur that takes the shape of a horn and it whirls like a tornado. Many of the series in the cartoon are usually based on Taz’s quest for more food.
Taz was usually portrayed as a stalker of Bugs Bunny. Unfortunately, the problem with his speech and inability to complete sentences successfully made him a nuisance with Bugs looking for every opportunity to get rid of Taz. This was achieved by matching Taz with a female devil that had similar characters with Taz.
Despite Taz’s inability to speak clearly that restricted it to limited speeches and sentences which were mostly punch lines, it was able to read and write. Taz’s character was eventually taken off the screens of television viewers after the short film that featured the character was showed in theatres. The reason for this action according to the producer was the violent nature of Taz that was regarded harmful to children and disliked by parents. Viewers and fans of Taz, however, requested for the character to be brought back, sending hundreds to thousands of letter to Jack Warner.