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16 Obscure Looney Tunes Characters Who Still Made Their Marks

You know Donner and Dasher and … er … I mean, you know Bugs and Daffy and Sylvester, and even Foghorn. But did you ever stop to appreciate all the little guys (and girls) who added flavor and color to the Looney Tunes landscape? Well … did you? If not, it’s high time for us to rectify that situation … by taking note of these indispensable but obscure Looney Tunes characters who still managed to make their marks on the beloved cartoon franchise.

Calamity Coyote

Wile E.’s son, who makes his first appearance in the 1988 film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” Voiced by Tony Jay.

Henery Hawk

The self-proclaimed rival of Daffy Duck and a recurring foil for Foghorn Leghorn throughout the ’60s and ’70s, Henery first appeared in 1948’s “Robin Hood Daffy.” Voiced by Mel Blanc.

Beaky Buzzard

A Southern American bird of prey who’s been a part of the Looney Tunes gang since 1935, appearing in cartoons like “Southern Fried Rabbit” and “One Froggy Evening.” Voiced by Mel Blanc until 1972 when he was replaced with Willie Dilleen.

Gabby Goat

A character from the Tex Avery cartoons, which is some of Looney Tunes’ most surreal and violent content. Voiced by Mel Blanc.

Hubie Dog

The dog that often gets bullied for his small stature but always manages to come out on top in a fight with Little Beeper or Lightning Bugs.

I.Q., the Intelligent Quail

A small, nerdy bird who’s always lost in his own thoughts and often gives Bugs Bunny a hard time about it with some help from Daffy Duck. Voiced by Mel Blanc.

The Gray Rabbit

One of the many obscure Looney Tunes characters that have a habit of getting themselves into trouble due to their naiveté and gullibility, which they’re usually quick to blame on each other.

The Flying Squirrel

A flying squirrel (duh) who often gets into mishaps due to his lack of intelligence but always manages to get himself out in the end with help from Bugs Bunny and/or Daffy Duck. Voiced by Mel Blanc.

Mr. Director

A director (again, duh) who’s always seen directing(right…duh) the other characters in various cartoon shorts, most notably those featuring Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales where he typically appears as a grumpy old man wearing glasses with his hair combed back into a long ponytail who often has to deal with Daffy’s antics. Voiced by Mel Blanc.

The Egghead

Best known for his role as the antagonist of “Operation: Rabbit,” a 1953 Looney Tunes short in which he plays an eggheaded scientist who appears to be unaware that he has long, bushy hair and eyebrows. Voiced by Mel Blanc.

The Red Baron

Best known for his role as the antagonist of “The Scarlet Pumpernickel,” a 1952 Looney Tunes short in which he plays a WWI German fighter pilot, whose first name and full rank are never revealed but goes by the nickname The Red Baron. Voiced by Mel Blanc.

The Great Piggy Bank Robber

Another antagonist in “The Scarlet Pumpernickel,” a 1952 Looney Tunes short in which he plays an unnamed criminal mastermind, with a heavy French accent and mustache that bears a striking resemblance to a walrus, who commits various crimes with his gang of animal henchmen. Voiced by Mel Blanc.

Mr. Toad

An obscure Looney Tunes character who is best known for his role as the protagonist of “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” an attraction in Walt Disney Parks that opened on June 17th, 1971. Voiced by Mel Blanc.


An obscure looney tunes character who is best known for his role as one of Bugs Bunny’s most frequent antagonists. Voiced by Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan, who voiced him before his death in 1961.

Captain Custard

Best known for his role as the antagonist of “Yankee Doodle Bugs,” a 1956 Looney Tunes cartoon that was directed by Friz Freleng.

Ralph Phillips

The protagonist and narrator of two short cartoons, which together comprised one segment in the 1937 film “Porky’s Pooch.” Voiced by Mel Blanc.

(Like Obscure Looney Tunes Characters? Then you might like our article on 1970s Kids Movies Deserve an Encore, click here.)

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