Can you recognize the cartoon versions of these classic Hollywood stars?

These Looney Tunes look-alikes can't fool anyone — can they?

Images: Warner Bros.

Looney Tunes creators are some of the most creative folks in the business. They have a knack for taking an idea and getting absolutely wacky with it, hence the lovable rascals we know today (here's lookin' at you, Bugs Bunny!).


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When it came to their 1941 cartoon "Hollywood Steps Out," there was no shortage of creativity and hilarity. In this part spoof featuring some of the biggest names in the biz at the time, Hollywood's finest attend a delightful soirée.

The eight-minute short shows the stars arriving, greeting one another, and settling in for a night of revelry and fun. Many of Hollywood's finest are easy to spot, and others are a little trickier. Let's see if you can name them all. Can you recognize the cartoon versions of these A-list Hollywood elites from the golden age?

  1. Who are these characters? Here's a hint: Their silly sounds often accompanied their slapstick comedy, whether it was a "woop-woop-woop" or a "nyack!"
  2. Who is this character? Here's a hint: This comedian claims he got his stage name from a comic strip, but this has been disputed by other theories.
  3. Who is this character? Here's a hint: This played the leading man in many a musical, including "White Christmas" and "Holiday Inn."
  4. Who is this character? Here's a hint: He was nominated for 2 Best Actor awards for his roles in "Penny Serenade" and "None but the Lonely Heart."
  5. Who is this character? Here's a hint: The film in which his character goes to Washington, D.C. is one that is played in history classes across the country.
  6. Who is this character? Here's a hint: This actress was in multiple musical films, including "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "A Star is Born."
  7. Who is this character? Here's a hint: He's best known for his roles on film as a gangster or mob character.
  8. Who is this character? Here's a hint: he typically plays the strange foreign visitor with an unforgettable speaking voice.
  9. Who is this character? Here's a hint: This actress worked in both silent and talking films.
  10. Who is this character? Here's a hint: His name for his brother act was inspired by a musical instrument he played.
  11. Who is this character? Here's a hint: His film debut in "The Grapes of Wrath" earned this first-time actor an Academy Award nomination.
  12. Who is this character? Here's a hint: She was referred to as the "Oomph Girl."
  13. Who is this character? Here's a hint: she was famous for playing many a jungle princess or island queen in "sarong roles."

Can you recognize the cartoon versions of these classic Hollywood stars?

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JamesLevere 4 months ago
I got 12/13 correct ... Not too bad eh!
RedSamRackham 8 months ago
By the time this syndicated 1940's cartoon aired on TV many of us baby boomers didn't get all of the jokes such as the reference to Bing Crosby's horse. ☺
PamelaEpps 10 months ago
Irving Berlin's name is misspelled. 13 of 13 but no score given after taking the quiz - a fun one, though.
TinkRoss 10 months ago
It said I got 10/10 and I clearly missed at least 2. Also more than ten questions but who am I to judge.
Tony 11 months ago
I missed 4, but I still got a 9/10! Yay me!
scp 11 months ago
No notice of how well I did. Huh.

13 out of 13, by the way.
Ilenewm 11 months ago
12/13 Not too shabby! 😁
LucyImHome1951 11 months ago
I got 13/13. I love these old Looney Tunes with the charicature because I know who all these people are. NOTE: HIS NAME IS ZEPPO MARX NOT ZAPPO! I guess however made his quiz doesn't know his Marx Brothers!
GeoRubik LucyImHome1951 11 months ago
Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo.
anthony 11 months ago
Wow!A lot of people came out of the woodwork for this one.Haven't seen this many comments in a long time.I guess it's true what they say."If you build a good quiz they will come".😋
booster 11 months ago
13/13 Some of those really weren't very good likenesses.
EllisClevenger booster 11 months ago
They weren't meant to be. The hint is the words "cartoon versions" used in the description.
Another word that could be used is 'Caricature'.
Also, consider that each person depicted was drawn, inked, and colored, BY HAND.
NO COMPUTERS.
I think the animators did a heck of a job.
Lacey 11 months ago
Missed the last one because you did not show her sarong.
Otherwise, not a problem.
JeffTanner 11 months ago
''You got 12 out of 13'' --------------Got #12 wrong. But, MeTV, you misspelled Irving Berlin's last name wrong, and also It's Zeppo Marx, NOT Zappo like you had twice. And it's Edward G. Robinson, NOT J!
John 11 months ago
The name is Edward G. Robinson - NOT J. !
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