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 based on Looney Tunes characters. 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||Skeptical|
|Rhyme matters||Rhythm matters|
|Tightly wrapped||Come as you are|
|0-60 in 20 seconds||0-warp speed in 4 seconds|
|Take on life with a half-nelson||Take on live 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|