The Surprising Connection between Disney and Looney Tunes
Did you know that two of the most beloved animation studios of all time have a special connection? That's right, Disney and Looney Tunes have a history that goes back decades, all starting in Kansas City.
In the early 1900's, Kansas City was a hotbed for artistic talent, including a young Walt Disney. After starting his career creating cartoons for local newspapers, Disney moved to California to pursue his dream of making animated films. In the 1930s, Walt Disney revolutionized the animation industry with the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
But did you know that Disney's success caught the attention of another animation studio, Looney Tunes, founded by another Kansas City native, Harman and Ising?
Looney Tunes, created by Warner Bros., saw the potential in animation and began producing their own animated shorts, featuring characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Over the years, Disney and Looney Tunes characters have crossed paths in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, showing that despite the friendly competition, the two studios have a lasting connection in the animation industry, all starting in Kansas City.