Are you a Looney Tunes person or a Disney person?

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There are two kinds of people in the world: Disney people and Looney Tunes people, according to historian Charles Carney. Which are you?

The Looney Tunes game

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I used to run a computer games company. At one point we were developing a Spy-vs-Spy-style video game using Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. All that remains of our efforts is this video clip because the publisher cancelled the project before we finished it. I think it would have been fun.

When we were working on it, I went to a lecture by Charles Carney, the official Warner Bros historian to discover how to work with these immortal characters. I just discovered my notes from his lectures and this priceless table that lets you discover whether you are a Looney Tunes person or a Disney person. Enjoy!

Disney vs Looney Tunes

Disney People Looney Tunes People
Idealistic world-life view Realistic – like the ‘real world’
Letter of the law (Disney people put gloves in their glovebox) Live on the edge of the law (stop lights are advisory only)
Accept received wisdom Sceptical
Waltz Rhumba
Rhyme matters Rhythm matters
Tightly wrapped Come as you are
0-60 in 20 seconds 0-warp speed in 4 seconds
Sentimental Defiant
Cheerful Leery
Righteous Just
Take on life with a half-nelson Take on life with a full monty
Happily ever after That’s all folks (Sweep up the pieces and turn off the lights)
When you wish upon a star Of course you know this means war
Inner child in every adult Inner adult in every child
Order Anarchy
Decaf Double Espresso

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