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Jack Mercer loved to do his Popeye voice for children There was one audience Mercer loved performing for. May 31, 2024, 2:30PM
Jack Mercer had to re-audition for the role of Popeye for Hanna-Barbera "I never thought of doing Popeye any other way. It's just natural to me." May 16, 2024, 4:01PM
Before he became Popeye, Jack Mercer's parents didn't want him to go into show business Mercer's folks had misgivings, but he was confident in himself. May 15, 2024, 9:32AM
Did you ever drink out of a Welch's jelly jar glass? You could find jelly jars with cartoon favorites, dinosaurs, and even the muppets! May 8, 2024, 11:24AM
Children sent Mel Blanc carrots while he was recovering from his car accident in the hospital Children sent letters addressed to Bugs Bunny during Blanc's recuperation. April 22, 2024, 1:24PM
Mel Blanc revealed that the laugh he gave to the original Bugs Bunny was later used for Woody Woodpecker That awful laugh originally belonged to Bugs Bunny. April 19, 2024, 12:00PM
Mel Blanc once shared his favorite cartoon of all time Not only was it his favorite Looney Tune, but it featured his favorite character! April 18, 2024, 1:22PM
Mel Blanc once got out of a parking ticket because he was Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny saved Blanc from a hefty fine. April 17, 2024, 10:16AM
Joseph Barbera almost worked for Disney He wouldn't have ever paired with William Hanna! March 22, 2024, 1:54PM
Mel Blanc kept joke note cards in his wallet A barrel full of laughs and a wallet full of jokes. March 19, 2024, 3:45PM
Mel Blanc revealed the secrets of making a great cartoon Blanc breaks down the production process. February 16, 2024, 10:46AM
Mel Blanc wasn't the first choice to voice Porky Pig Th-th-th-they had another actor in mind! February 14, 2024, 10:54AM
''What's Opera, Doc?'': 8 facts you may not have known! This is one of the best cartoons of all time. February 7, 2024, 11:29AM
Mel Blanc would get love letters from women — for Pepé Le Pew Apparently, the skunk was a hunk. January 25, 2024, 2:15PM
Mae Questel was the first choice to voice Olive Oyl She's also voiced another one of your favorite cartoons. December 27, 2023, 3:49PM
A real Wile E. Coyote plagued Wichita residents in 1984 The real-life story was a dark, gritty adaptation of the beloved toon. November 17, 2023, 11:25AM
Mel Blanc's doctor once told him that he had a muscular throat Blanc was meant to be a voice actor. November 16, 2023, 1:41PM
Brendan Fraser on co-starring with Bugs Bunny Being a live-action star in an animated world was no Merrie Melodie. October 10, 2023, 10:22AM
There was only one voice that stumped Mel Blanc Blanc only had an issue with one character. October 5, 2023, 1:48PM
Your guide to 6 spooky Bugs Bunny toons You'll need your lucky rabbit's foot to make it out in one piece! September 29, 2023, 5:04PM
An episode of Woody Woodpecker was once used in a scientific study to see how television violence affects children Because let's be honest, hearing that laugh enough times would make anyone aggressive. September 25, 2023, 9:30AM
J. Wellington Wimpy: War hero and hamburger ambassador Stand and salute. September 18, 2023, 4:39PM
Mel Blanc truly embodied his characters When the voice actor felt empty, Bugs filled in the Blanc. September 12, 2023, 11:02AM
Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster Climb aboard your nut crate! September 7, 2023, 12:15PM
Poopeye, Peepeye, Pipeye, and Pupeye: Meet Popeye's nephews Who are these lil' scallywags, anyhow? August 30, 2023, 3:38PM
Grace Lantz: Woody Woodpecker's heart and soul The cartoon bird benefited from a feminine touch. August 29, 2023, 9:57AM
When Bugs Bunny met Mickey Mouse: The story of ''Who Framed Roger Rabbit'' Robert Zemeckis reveals the key to bringing Looney Tunes characters into a Disney world. August 28, 2023, 11:37AM
Chuck Jones gave this animator credit for Bugs Bunny's "spark" "The Bugs that evolved stood upright—he's a guy who's not going to go anyplace. He was sure of himself." August 21, 2023, 3:30PM
Woody Woodpecker was based on a real bird A disrupted honeymoon led to cartoon gold. August 17, 2023, 2:18PM
Sammy Lerner: Popeye's forgotten lyricist You know the words, but do you know who wrote them? July 12, 2023, 10:56AM
Debate erupted when this toon got married Do you remember which toon tied the knot in '99? July 11, 2023, 9:13AM
Castor Oyl: The story of Popeye's kooky brother-in-law Olive Oyl's brother was weird until he wasn't. June 30, 2023, 2:39PM
Warner Bros was once forced to put underpants on Daffy Daffy's dance was just too much! June 16, 2023, 1:22PM
Laugh with oodles of Daffy Doodles facts The Moustache Maniac strikes again! June 13, 2023, 8:04AM
Five predictions from ''TV of Tomorrow'' that came true, and five that didn't Five ways the toon got it right, and five funny ways it missed the mark. June 9, 2023, 4:36PM
Mice Follies: 8 reasons to watch this classic Tom & Jerry short Mice on ice is twice as nice. June 8, 2023, 1:48PM
This Tom & Jerry toon beat Mickey and Donald for an Academy Award One cat, two mice and an Oscar. June 7, 2023, 1:46PM
''Cellbound'' facts to leave you spellbound Wherein a twenty year sentence ends in a six minute cartoon June 6, 2023, 2:24PM
Train tracks and 8 facts: Why you should watch "The Unruly Hare" It's Bugs vs. Elmer as the train keeps on rollin'. June 2, 2023, 11:27AM
8 great reasons to watch Hot Cross Bunny Wherein Bugs Bunny matches wits with an evil genius. May 31, 2023, 3:48PM
8 great reasons to watch Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century We can't force you to watch this cartoon. But we can try! May 23, 2023, 11:47AM
Outta-this-world facts about "Lighter Than Hare" The 1960 toon put a new spin on a familiar foe. May 23, 2023, 11:04AM
8 high-rolling facts about "Barbary-Coast Bunny" Some real hare-raising stakes! May 18, 2023, 1:45PM
Meet your new travel buddy, Traveling Toony! Toony's out of the tank and being spotted by Toon In With Me fans all over! May 18, 2023, 1:12PM
9 knockout facts you may not have known about ''Bunny Hugged'' Nine grapplin' facts for you to wrestle with. May 16, 2023, 4:53PM
Eight behind-the-scenes fun facts about ''Bully for Bugs'' These details aren't just a load of bull. May 10, 2023, 3:40PM
''Beep Beep'': Background artist Paul Julian and Road Runner's iconic catchphrase Scripts say, "Beep beep," but Road Runner actually says "Hmeep hmeep!" May 10, 2023, 1:53PM
Bugs, thugs and harmony: Nine hilarious details in ''The Unmentionables'' You may have missed these real-life pop culture references and history behind the gangster short May 4, 2023, 9:55AM
10 things you may not have known about ''Hare-Way to the Stars'' 10 space-age facts about the lunar toon May 3, 2023, 3:44PM
10 great Tex Avery gags from ''Looney Tunes'' Avery's style evolved animation, and his influence is still felt today. May 2, 2023, 2:05PM
Now you can take the tuna home with your own Toony the Tuna plush! Swimming from the Toon in with Me tank into your home! April 25, 2023, 4:22PM
Was Mel Blanc allergic to carrots? Blanc is still known for his carrot-chomping creation, Bugs Bunny. We fact-check an urban legend that claims the voice actor was risking his health for those scenes. April 6, 2023, 2:31PM
Bugs Bunny fans taught Mel Blanc how to appreciate children When you're in charge of being the voice to over 1,000 cartoon characters, one being Bugs Bunny, kids are going to know you. February 27, 2023, 2:52PM
Bugs Bunny is an Emmy winner! Current voice actor Eric Bauza wins ''Best Voice Performance'' Award Bauza didn't hold back when thanking everyone who helped him win the award, including the original voice of Bugs, Mel Blanc. December 14, 2022, 11:06AM
Here are 9 MeTV characters you could easily be this Halloween! If you need a fun, easy and stylish Halloween costume, look no further than the many characters of MeTV! October 25, 2022, 1:50PM
Mel Blanc was so dedicated to his craft he went to a pig farm to get the voice of Porky right There is one sure-fire way to know what a pig sounds like, and Mel Blanc wasn't afraid to get a little dirty for this 'Looney Tunes' voice! October 18, 2022, 10:28AM
This Merrie Melodies cartoon beat the Flintstones to the Modern Stone Age by just a few months There are many similarities but also distinct differences between the short and the Hanna-Barbera series. June 23, 2022, 11:35AM
Do you remember The Bugs Bunny Mother’s Day Special? Originally airing in 1979, it featured Bugs, Granny, Daffy, Foghorn Leghorn and a tipsy stork. May 6, 2022, 2:38PM
Mark Twain inspired Chuck Jones to create this Looney Tunes character The animation legend said that Mark Twain gave him a key concept in creating characters. February 25, 2022, 12:03PM
This Daffy Duck cartoon is a hilarious homage to classic Dick Tracy comics “The Great Piggy Bank Robbery” is full of references to the iconic, square-jawed detective. February 24, 2022, 4:21PM
Have an animated Valentine's Day with Toon In With Me Valentine cards! Toony is red, his fish tank is blue... February 11, 2022, 2:16PM
Beaky Buzzard was retired to honor original voice actor There's a reason why Beaky Buzzard doesn't appear in more early cartoons, despite his popularity. February 3, 2022, 3:43PM
Watch MeTV's Super Colossal Cartoon Christmas this Monday at 8PM | 7C! Two hours of classic Christmas cartoons — plus Svengoolie and the cast of characters from Toon In With Me. December 9, 2021, 1:03PM
Don’t forget that Popeye is a Christmas icon Since the 1930s, Popeye the Sailor has occasionally clashed with Santa, but always offered a sincere "Seasin’s Greetinks!" to all. December 8, 2021, 2:18PM
5 times Bugs Bunny ate something other than a carrot There were a few rare occasions where Bugs munched on something other than his signature snack. November 18, 2021, 1:40PM
New Popeye and Pink Panther T-shirts now in the MeTV Store Think pink or show your spinach power in these new shirts, available now! October 14, 2021, 4:13PM
Toon In With Me celebrates you the fans with Fan-Tastic Fridays Send your art, videos, and comments… then "Toon In" to see your submissions on air! See the first Fan-Tastic Friday episode this Friday, September 3, at 7A | 6C! August 30, 2021, 10:45AM
Submit a video to Toon In With Me Are you a Super Tooner? Tell us why in a short video! Here's how. August 25, 2021, 1:04PM
Meet the man who convinced the world that he invented Porky Pig That wasn't all, folks. They even built him a monument in his Kansas hometown. Nobody found out the truth until after he died. August 19, 2021, 3:37PM
Bugs Bunny showed up in his first live-action film back in the 1940s Michael Jordan wasn't the bunny's first human co-star. July 28, 2021, 3:37PM
These new detailed Popeye action figures take inspiration directly from the original comics Olive Oyl, Bluto and even baby Swee’Pea come to life in their original designs. July 15, 2021, 11:58AM
Now Available in the MeTV Store: The new Toony donut T-shirt and mug The "T" in T-shirt stands for Toony! June 1, 2021, 3:29PM
It took more than 100 different character designs to perfect The Pink Panther The "sophisticated bum" used pantomime to break language barriers and create a multi-million-dollar empire. May 27, 2021, 9:12AM
6 hilarious Looney Tunes voices that Mel Blanc only did once These characters still proved memorable even if they were one and done. May 21, 2021, 11:23AM
7 live-action moments that were snuck into classic cartoons Errol Flynn appeared alongside Bugs Bunny! May 17, 2021, 1:01PM
The Pink Panther had the coolest, kookiest custom car of the 1960s The Panthermobile may not be street legal or very driveable, but it sure is nifty. May 11, 2021, 11:42AM
6 internet memes that prove Bugs Bunny is as popular as ever Bugs is just as funny online as he is on film. April 29, 2021, 1:43PM
The Best of Bugs continues through Friday, May 7! Watch 'Toon In With Me' all week at 7AM | 6C for your fan-favorite Bugs cartoons. April 27, 2021, 3:34PM
Popeye was inspired by a real man who never backed down from a fight Creator E.C. Segar based his character on the toughest man in his hometown. April 20, 2021, 9:56AM
8 great Looney Tunes shorts that don’t star any main characters Even without Daffy or Bugs, these cartoons are classics. April 13, 2021, 1:13PM
Chuck Jones and Bugs Bunny had deep ties to the world of competitive square dancing The cartoon legend emceed dancing events and drew covers for square dancing magazines. April 5, 2021, 1:44PM
Find out who won the 2021 Me Madness Toonyment! One iconic cartoon character beat out all the rest. April 5, 2021, 1:31PM
Vote for your favorite Bugs Bugs cartoon… and we'll show the winner! Watch 'Toon In With Me' on Friday, May 7, at 7AM | 6C to see the winner of our fan poll! April 2, 2021, 4:42PM
George Lucas and Star Wars had a hand in keeping classic Looney Tunes alive The Duck Dodgers sequel was meant to show before a blockbuster sequel. March 25, 2021, 1:24PM