Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation is a direct-to-video animated movie made in 1991, and released in March 11, 1992 from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment. It features the regular cast from the animated program Tiny Toon Adventures. The film was produced by Tom Ruegger and written by Paul Dini, Nicholas Hollander, Tom Ruegger and Sherri Stoner. It was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Formerly available only in VHS and Laserdisc format, the film is currently available on DVD. The film is 73 minutes, and is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. The animation was made by Tokyo Movie Shinsa. This special was re-edited and cut into four separate episodes for syndication and airs as part of the original series. These syndicated versions first aired in February of 1993 on the FOX Network.
The plot of the film centers on the various Tiny Toon characters and what adventures they have during the summer after their term at the Looniversity ends.
- Buster and Babs Bunny have a water pistol fight, which leads to Acme Acres being flooded. The two bunnies, along with Byron Basset, float down the river and end up in the southern United States, with a few loose parodies of the movie, Deliverance (also from WB).
- Plucky Duck tags along with Hamton J. Pig and his family as they drive to the amusement park, HappyWorldLand. It is a very long and painful trip and ends in Plucky getting chased by an escaped Jason-esque lunatic with a chainsaw and hockey mask (who later chases after Babs and Buster Bunny). He endures all of this only to arrive at HappyWorldLand and only to ride the monorail, and then go home, severely disappointing Plucky, who wanted to ride the park's "legendary" rides.
- Fifi La Fume has her eye on movie star, Johnny Pew, and manages to track him down at the hotel he's staying at. They end up going on a date—too bad it is not a dream date.
- Fowlmouth drags Shirley the Loon to see Skunknophobia (presumably a play on the 1990 film, Arachnophobia and is similar to the main theme from Psycho), a movie he has seen 100 times already—and one he will not shut up through.
- Elmyra Duff has the time of her life at a nature park, as the animals run for their lives.
- Animal Crackers (1930) (The "bigamy" joke was originally used by Groucho Marx in this movie)
- Frankenstein (1931) (Babs' joke)
- I Love Lucy (1951) (Babs impression)
- Tonight! (1953) (Caricatures of Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon)
- Hawaii Five-O (1968) (Theme soundalike)
- Deliverance (1972) (The entire basis for Buster and Babs's storyline, particularly their encounter with Banjo and the Possum family)
- The Barbara Walters Special (1976) (Caricature of Bawbawa Wawtews)
- Superman (1978) (Superman cameo)
- Friday the 13th (1980) (Partial basis for Mr. Hitcher)
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (Partial basis for Mr. Hitcher)
- Late Night with David Letterman (1982) (Caricature of David Letterman)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial* (1982) (E.T. and Elliot cameo)
- National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) (Basis for Plucky's storyline)
- Tom Sawyer (Buster and Babs' down river travels)
- Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) (Babs impression)
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (Minecart chase)
- Coal Miner's Daughter (spoof song by Babs)
- The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (Caricature of Oprah)
- The Hitcher (1986) (Basis for Mr. Hitcher)
- The Sound of Music (1965 film) (Plucky's joke)
- The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) (Caricature of Arsenio Hall)
- The Little Mermaid (1989) ("Beneath the Ocean")
- Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) (On the movie theater board displaying the movies playing, one of them says Die Hardest).
- Arachnophobia (1990) (parodied as Skunknophbia)
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) (Jay Leno caricature wheeling his own chin on a pushcart)
- The R rating (as F: Not suitable for Fowlmouth)
- Also parodies the THX Deep Note logo before a movie with an incredibly loud bang followed by "THUD: The audience is now deaf."
- The Simpsons - Elmyra cuts a lion's hair like Bart Simpson's.
- Family Matters - Urkel is mentioned in one of the gag credits.
- The car that Hamton's parents own is based upon a 1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan.
- The car that Elmyra's parents own is a fictional Volvo station wagon. It is not based upon any Volvo cars in real life.
- Banjo Possum has been shown as a student at Acme Looniversity in some episodes that aired after this film's first VHS release, an example is the Season 3 episode, Music Day.
- This film was the 1st time Road Runner was shown to get ran over
- The song "Waiting for the Clock to Strike Three" is set to a piano composition entitled "Spinning Song" by Albert Ellmenreich.
- The title of this film was originally How I Spent My Summer Vacation, but Warner Bros. shortened it so it would fit on the video cover. The same thing would happen years later to the Animaniacs film It's a Wakko, Wakko, Wakko, Wakko Wish, which would later be renamed to Wakko's Wish.
- Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation aired on The Hub's Family Movie Event on August 23 at 8:00-5:00 PM eastern and pacific time.
- Other than Night Ghoulery, this is one of the only times the animators and other staff members for the Japanese animation studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha are credited for the show.
- In the scene where Wade backs up the car to pick up Plucky on the road when Plucky wanted to tag with them badly, the gear shift lever appeared to be mounted between the driver and passenger seats; but in every other shot, the gear shift is mounted on the steering column and the whole front seat is a bench seat, which the car seats up to 6 occupants at the most.
- Buster's gloves disappear at one point in the "Dueling Banjos" parody.
- The Duff family's car originally had the license plate holder on the liftgate after Elmyra jumped out of the car; yet after the animals steal the car and escape from the park and cross the bridge cables, the license plate holder is on the bumper; but in the next few seconds where the animals are about to crash into Wade's car, the license plate holder is back on the liftgate.
- Hamton happens to have vomited on the comic book that Plucky just bought (though the perspective was only shown outside the car since it is considered repulsive to show characters vomiting, and this was only heard in dialogue); but in a later scene, the same comic book is clean and like new.
- In the final scene when everyone returns to Acme Looniversity, Calamity, Mary, Furrball, Li'l Sneezer, and Vinnie were wearing their skating clothes during the lyrics "We've been outdone!"; yet in the next few seconds, the skating clothes and Vinnie are gone and Mary is back to her usual clothes.
- The DVD cover depicted Babs, Buster, Dizzy Devil, Elmyra, Hamton, and Plucky riding on one of the rides on Happy World Land; yet in the actual movie, only Plucky along with Hamton, Wade, Winnie, and Uncle Stinky went to Happy World Land while all of the other characters took different adventures.
|Charlie Adler||Buster Bunny and the Usher|
|Tress MacNeille||Babs Bunny, Babs' Mother, Drive-thru Waitress, Big Boo, Roseanne Barr, Barbara Walters|
|Gail Matthius||Shirley the Loon and Sissy Boo|
|Kath Soucie||Fifi La Fume, Li'l Sneezer, Little Boo, and Bimbette|
|Don Messick||Hamton J. Pig and the Radio Announcer|
|Joe Alaskey||Plucky Duck, Tupelo Toad, Johnny Carson, and David Letterman|
|Maurice LaMarche||Dizzy Devil, Ed McMahon, and Arsenio Hall|
|Frank Welker||Gogo Dodo, Furrball, Byron Basset, Uncle Stinky, Road Runner, Various Animals|
|Rob Paulsen||Fowlmouth, Johnny Pew, Mr. Hitcher, Hotel Manager, Horatio, Buster's Banjo Imitation and Banjo Possum|
|Cree Summer||Elmyra Duff, Mary Melody and Oprah Winfrey|
|Candi Milo||Sweetie Bird|
|Jonathan Winters||Wade Pig|
|Edie McClurg||Winnie Pig|
|Sorrell Burke||Big Daddy Boo|
- Buster: "Do your ears look better dry, or wet?"
- Buster: "I do this water thing to Babsy throughout the whole video."
- Shirley: "Mondo distress signal! Buster and Babs are in peril! I'd rescue them if I didn't have this summer job!"
- Dizzy: "In summer, Dizzy shed. If Dizzy spin, Dizzy be naked."
- Plucky (After getting flattened by the Pig Family's car): "I think the left front tire is a little low."
- (Babs is overboard while Buster is on a boat)
- Buster: "Babs, grab your lifesaver!"
- Babs: "Who could think of candy at a time like this?"
- Pig Family: (singing) "67 bottles of non-alcoholic beverage on the wall, 67 bottles of non-alcoholic beverage, take one down and pass it around, 66 bottles of non-alcoholic beverage on the wall."
- Plucky Duck: "Sheesh. The Von Trap Family they ain't! Eh, call me picky, but isn't that song actually 100 Bottles of Beer On the Wall? "
- Winnie Pig: "We don't drink in our family, Plucky!"
- Plucky: "Uh, hey, Is it just me, or is it hot in here? How bout' a little A.C., huh?"
- Wade: "Air conditioning wastes gas. I'll just crack a window."
- Winnie: "Don't you dare, Wade! People will think we can't afford air conditioning!"
- Plucky: "Are we anywhere remotely near HappyWorldLand yet?
- Wade: "No, but if you're bored, we could always play..."
- Hamton: "Spot the car? Spot the car?"
- Wade: "Heh heh. Spot the car."
- Hamton: "Whee!"
- Plucky: "Oh, you mean, like, spot the red cars, or the cars with out-of-state plates?"
- Hamton: "No, any car!"
- Wade: "Here they come!"
- Pig Family (While jumping up and down): "There's a car! There's a car! There's a car! There's a car!" (Laugh)
- Plucky (Flattened): "Fun game."
- Winnie: "Look! here come some more!"
- Pig Family: "There's a car! There's a car! There's a car! There's a... whoops. Truck!" (Laugh)
- Plucky: "Shoot me."
- Plucky: "Look, Hammy, here's the cream of my collection: A pristine mint-condition first printing of Immature Radioactive Samurai Slugs, number one!"
- Winnie: "Oh, Plucky, we don't allow Hamton to read comic books on family trips."
- Plucky (Saracstically, as he hands the comic to Hamton): "Sheesh. Typical parents. Convinced Comics will sap a kid's cerebellum."
- Hamton: "It's not that. Reading in the car always makes me..." (Gulps) "Carsick."
- (Buster is forced to marry all three of Big Daddy Boo's Daughters)
- Buster: "I can't marry all three of them, that's bigamy!"
- Big Daddy Boo: "No, that's Big O' Me!"
- Elmyra (Inside her parents' car): "Why my kitty ran away?! I want a kitty-witty head!"
- Announcer: "Welcome to Wild Safari Zoo. For your safety, please make sure that all your doors and windows remain locked at all times. Because you know, wild animals can be very, very dangerous."
- Elmyra (Looks out the window): "Aminals?" (Sees a cheetah) "Ooh! A kitty! Or to be more precise, a cheetah." (Presses her hands on the window glass) "Kitty, kitty, kitty!"
- Announcer: "We hope you are enjoying Wild Safari Zoo. May I repeat, so that Warner Bros. won't get sued if anyone really does this..." (Elmyra unbuckles her seat belt and opens the car door window) "...do not get out of the car!"
- Elmyra (Steps partially outside the car on the windowsill and jumps out anyway and lands on the ground) "Bye-bye!" (The car disappears in the distance) "I'll just die if I don't get a kitty! It's my obsession."
- Fowlmouth: "Hmmm. Goobers or Raisinettes? Goobers or Raisinettes? Ain't that' the eternal question?" (Gets kicked out of the line by the angry customer he skipped) "Guess I'll never know the eternal answer!"
- THUD Announcer: "The audience is now deaf."
- Reason this movie went straight to home video:
- Cuz it's so darned good!
- Original Running Time:
- 8 hours, 47 minutes
- Hey, what about that Urkel kid?
- Is he funny or what?
- First theatrical screening:
- June 8, 1991
- Old Orchard Theater
- Skokie, Illinois
- Last theatrical screening:
- (Same as above.)
- This film has been edited
- for your protection.
- Do not back up
- severe tire damage
- Man in sound recording booth who pushes
- that funny red button a lot
- Link Poonie
- Moral of the story (pick one):
- 1. Enjoy your vacation.
- 2. Relish your youth.
- 3. Don't pick up chainsaw-weilding hitchhikers.
- 4. Feature length movies should not have 18 different plots.
- Additional viking dialogue
- Jerry Van Dyke
- These end credits
- are interminable.
- Top 4 reasons a caricature of David Letterman is in this video:
- 4. We admire his comedy stylings.
- 3. We wanted to use Merv Griffin, but he threatened to sue.
- 2. We needed some filler.
- 1. We're brown-nosing weasels who want him
- to mention us on his show.
- Other stuff done by
- Some guy named Bob.
- And that's the final end credit.
- [Blank Screen]
- We lied.
- as himself
- Our only regret:
- Joe Piscopo
- Woman who cleans studio
- Queegee Bananahoe
- The characters in this photoplay are ficitious. Any similarity
- to persons living, dead, or undead, for that matter, is purely
- Suggested retail price
- $19.95 without rebate
- With rebate
- About a buck and a quarter.
- Byron: "Woof."
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