|photo by Shawn Martin|
1918 - Warner Brothers Studio opens
1929 - Warner Brothers Studio opens its animation division
1937 - Daffy Duck
1940 - Bugs Bunny
1942 - Tweety Bird and Henery Hawk
1945 - Yosemite Sam, Sylvester
1946 - Foghorn Leghorn - rooster (appeared in 28 cartoons)
1948 - Hippety Hopper - baby kangaroo in Hop, Look and Listen with Sylvester Sr and Jr
1949 - Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner
1950 - Pepe Le Pew - skunk in Odor-able Kitty
1953 - Speedy Gonzales (who started as a skinny rat)
1954 - Tasmanian Devil
Interesting tidbit: Tweety was originally drawn in flesh-tone with large feet, wide eyes and baby-like proportions. Later, due to censorship issues over the appearance of nudity, Tweety was changed to yellow with feathers. A Gruesome Twosome (1945) was the last cartoon in which Tweety didn't have feathers.
All this and more folks! Definitely an exhibit worth visiting. Take your time while perusing this one. There's a lot to see including cartoons playing in the lobby and on flat-screen televisions (2 of them) in the actual exhibit.