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Tasmanian Devil - A small whirling monster with a voracious appetite featured in six Warner Brothers cartoons from 1954-1979.

Bugs Bunny and The Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil debuted in the cartoon short Devil May Hare (1954) opposite Bugs Bunny, and later with Daffy Duck in Ducking the Devil (1957).

Created by Bob McKimson, the Tasmanian Devil (voice of Mel Blanc) communicated via slobbering growls, and indecipherable gibberish. Its cyclonic motions ripped through trees, rocks and anything else that got in its way, while it searched the countryside for food. Its favorite food is rabbit.

Years later, a half-hour cartoon series TAZ-MANIA/FOX/1991-94 starred a par-tAy-oriented teenage Tasmanian Devil called Taz first seen on TINY TOON ADVENTURES. His conservative father spoke like Bing Crosby.

TRIVIA NOTE: The real Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisi) is about 2 feet long with a large head and weak hindquarters. Its ears turns red when agitated. This ferocious marsupial was often hunted down because of all the damage caused to livestock and poultry.

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