Frustrated by the havoc of directing the Acme Looniversity Christmas play, Buster Bunny reaches his wit's end, and in a moment of despair, decides to quit "Tiny Toon Adventures." A visit by a guardian angel rabbit named Harvey helps Buster change his mind by showing him what Acme Acres would have been like without him.Title: It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special
Release: December 6, 1992
Genre: Animated- TV Christmas Special
MPAA Rating: N/A
Writer: Sherri Stoner & Deanna Oliver
Director: Tom McClenahan
Music By: Richard Stone
Produced By: Tom Ruegger, Sherri Stoner, & Steven Spielberg
Distributed By: Fox Television
Run Time: 23 minutes
It’s a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special is a parody of one of the best Christmas movies ever made called It’s a Wonderful Life (starring James Stewart). Like all of the Tiny Toon cartoons there are tons of allusions to other films and Christmas specials including How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (look for the snowman who bears a striking resemblance to the snowman voiced by Burl Ives) and also “guest” appearances by famous celebrities like Cher and WhoopiGoldberg.
Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toons Adventures (that ran from 1990 to 1992) was one of my favorite cartoon shows when I was a kid . I may not have always understood some of the humor but I still enjoyed it. I‘m surprised to learn that during all that time only one Christmas special was made but at least it was a good one. They even revised the original theme song for it!
This will never be a Christmas special classic but it was funny and not a bad way to spend some time. Tiny Toons was a great show that will probably never be matched in wit and animation ever again so watch Buster, Babs, Plucky and the rest do what they do best in the way only cartoons from the early 90s can do it.
~There isn’t too much information on this Tiny Toons cartoon but imdb.com has an entry on it and Wikipedia as an article on the Tiny Toons.