The Tasmanian Devil, commonly referred to as Taz, is an Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson. He first appeared in 1954's Devil May Hare.
Why He Rocks
- He is Warner Bros Studios' most monstrous but mindless cartoon character.
- He has the monstrous temper of Yosemite Sam, and is more clownish and screwier than Elmer Fudd.
- Since Warner Bros. closed its cartoon division in 1964, he would remain a nostalgic favorite for several fans.
- He is also popular in licensed merchandise, especially resort souvenir T-shirts.
- As his popularity goes on and on, he got his very own TV show, entitled Taz-Mania.
- He makes funny noises.
- Despite being one of America's most popular cartoon characters, he starred in only five theatrical cartoons.
- Unfortunately, after the success of the first Taz cartoon, Devil May Hare, his creator, Robert McKimson was told by the producer of Warner Bros. cartoons, Ed Selzer, not to create anymore Taz cartoons, believed he was too brutal and too nasty for the American movie-going audiences. But after three years, the studio head of Warner Bros., Jack Warner asks Ed Selzer, what ever happen to Taz. When Selzer told him, that Taz was a one-shot cartoon character, Jack told Selzer, that everyone wants more Taz cartoons. Ed Selzer changed his mind about the Tasmanian Devil.
- Sometimes, he was very... gassy.
- Is not very intelligent.