Looney Tunes: Case# 39

The Looney Tunes cartoons were a major presence in my childhood. So when I got an opportunity to create an exhibition about cartoons, the writer/creative/psychologist in me felt it only natural to put together a psychoanalysis of some of the same characters I knew so well in my youth.

Taz was the only character where the fourth wall was broken down. All the other case studies were about the characters within the context of the fiction. For Taz, it was more interesting and more important to direct the analysis at the studio’s emphasis on marketing.

Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner Since cartoons are so reliant on relationships and their conflicting interactions, it seemed only fitting to represent that as it’s own study. The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote are directly associated with each other through a classic rivalry, making them an excellent addition to this exhibit.