TAZ-MANIA is an American cartoon sitcom produced by Warner Bros.
Animation from 1991 to 1995, broadcast in the
Similar to other Warner Brothers cartoons of its time, such as
* 1 Characters
* 1.1 The Tazmanian Devil family
* 1.2 Hotel Tazmania staff
* 1.3 Outback characters
* 1.4 Minor characters
* 2 Episodes * 3 Video games * 4 Home media release * 5 Other appearances * 6 References * 7 External links
THE TAZMANIAN DEVIL FAMILY
* TAZ (
HOTEL TAZMANIA STAFF
* BUSHWHACKER BOB (
* DIGERI DINGO (
* BULL GATOR AND AXL (
LOONEY TUNES CHARACTERS
* BUGS BUNNY – (voiced by
Greg Burson ) In "A Devil of a Job,"
Bugs appears as a
Deus Ex Machina
Episodes are copyright 1991 (1–14), 1992 (15–47), or 1993 (48–65); note that this does not always correspond with when they originally aired.
NO. TITLE DIRECTOR(S) WRITER(S) PRODUCTION CODE ORIGINAL AIRDATE
1 "The Dog the Turtle Story" Douglas McCarthy Bill Kopp, Scott Jeralds, Bill Matheny 406-401 September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07)
Taz rescues a turtle, which acts like a dog, from a trap and adopts him as a pet, but then the pair visit his outback family and they all rescue Taz from Bull Gator and Axl.
2 "Like Father, Like Son; Frights of Passage" Keith Baxter Mark Saraceni, Art Vitello, Keith Baxter, Bill Kopp, David Schwartz 406-402 September 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)
Hugh takes Taz out for a father-son bonding experience./Francis X. Bushlad of the Mudpeople sets out to hunt a Tasmanian Devil as his proof of manhood.
3 "War Airbourne Airhead" Lenord Robinson Mark Saraceni, Steve Brasfield, Brian McEntee 406-403 September 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)
Taz and his younger siblings Molly and Jake are left to run the house while their parents visit Grandma./With help from the Platypus Brothers Daniel and Timothy, Taz attempts to climb Pointy Peak and obtain giant bird eggs with which to make a Taz-sized omelet.
4 "It's No Picnic; Kee-Wee ala King" Greg Duffell, Gary Hartle Mark Saraceni, Art Vitello, Henry T. Gilroy, Brenda Lilly 406-404 September 28, 1991 (1991-09-28)
The Tasmanian Devil family head out on a picnic, unaware that Bull Gator and Axl are looking to capture all of them./Taz and Buddy Boar go hunting for a Kee-Wee Bird, which quickly turns into disaster for the pair.
5 "A Devil of a Job" Douglas McCarthy Gordon Kent, Evelyn A-R Gabai 406-405 October 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)
Taz gets a job at the Hotel Tazmania to earn the money for a motorcycle.
6 "Battling Bushrats; Devil in the Deep Blue Sea" Keith Baxter Bill Kopp, Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Steve Brasfield 406-406 October 12, 1991 (1991-10-12)
Taz must protect his mom's turkey dinner from both the Bushrats and
an army of ants./Despite his hatred of water, Taz is manipulated by
7 "Woeful Wolf" Lenord Robinson Gordon Kent, Evelyn A-R Gabai 406–407 October 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)
The neurotic Wendal T. Wolf looks to Taz for friendship, but Taz just finds him to be an annoying and needy pest.
8 "Devil with the Violet Dress On; Kidnapped Koala" Gary Hartle Gordon Kent, Mark Saraceni, Kevin Hopps 406–408 October 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)
Jean insists on spending the day with her son Taz, for better or for worse./Bull Gator and Axl attempt to capture Constance Koala.
9 "Mishap in the Mist; Toothache Taz" Keith Baxter, Douglas McCarthy Bill Kopp, Art Vitello, John K. Ludin 406–409 November 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)
A woman studies the Tasmanian Devil family in its natural habitat./Taz gets a toothache and turns to the Platypus Brothers for help, but their cures end up being worse than the toothache itself.
10 "Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty; Enter the Devil" Keith Baxter, Art Vitello Chris Otsuki, Keith Baxter, Art Vitello, Harvey Bullock, Steve Brasfield 406–410 November 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)
Molly gets a cute cat for a pet, but this new addition to the family quickly becomes Taz's worst nightmare that he tries to get rid of./Mr. Thickly trains Taz to be a kung-fu master.
11 "Bewitched Bob" Lenord Robinson Gordon Kent, Jim Ryan 406–411 November 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)
A new visitor to the Hotel Tazmania has Bushwhacker Bob wrapped around her finger.
12 "Instant Replay; Taz and the Pterodactyl" Jon McClenahan Henry T. Gilroy, Art Vitello, Chris Otsuki, Harvey Bullock, Bob Smith 406–412 November 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)
Bull Gator and Axl film their exploits in order to learn the best way to capture Taz./Taz meets a living Pterodactyl and is taken on a flight across the Outback.
13 "Pup Goes the Wendal; I'm Okay, You're Taz" Douglas McCarthy Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Mark Saraceni, Mary Jo Ludin, Charles M. Howell IV 406–413 November 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)
Wendal Wolf kicks Dog the Turtle out of Taz's house and inserts himself as the new family pet./Buddy Boar tries to improve Taz's personality.
14 "Comic Madness; Blunders Never Cease" Keith Baxter Henry Gilroy; Art Vitello; Bill Kopp, Gary Warne 406–414 December 7, 1991 (1991-12-07)
The family is worried that Taz is spending too much time with his comic books./Francis resorts to taking tribal potions in his quest to capture Taz.
15 "Amazing Shrinking Taz Taz-Babies" Lenord Robinson Henry Gilroy, Mark Saraceni, Art Vitello, Glenn Leopold 406–419 September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)
A giant gorilla is goaded by his little brother to attack Jake, but Taz does not take his attacks lightly./ Taz-Mania is presented to the network vice-president, who has his own ideas on what Taz's show should be like.
17 "Jake's Big Date; Taz Live" Douglas McCarthy Henry Gilroy, Mark Saraceni, Art Vitello, Mary Jo Ludin 406–421 September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)
Jake is set up on a play-date with his friend Heather./When Hotel Tazmania is unable to deliver its scheduled comedy act, Taz and his friends stall for time with their own acts.
18 "A Midsummer Night's Scream; Astro Taz" Douglas McCarthy Mark Zaslove, Art Vitello, Mark Saraceni, Timothy Williams 406–434 September 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)
Lost in the mountains, Taz and Bushwhacker Bob are forced to spend the night in a creepy motel./Taz mistakes a space shuttle for an arcade game.
19 "Tazmanian Lullaby; Deer Taz; A Taz-Manian Moment" Keith Baxter, Art Vitello Keith Baxter, Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Brenda Lilly, Kristina Mazzotti 406–437 October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)
Francis discovers Taz's love of accordion music and uses it to capture him./Taz must compete with other predators over an adorable baby deer that he can't bring himself to eat./In an "unused" scene from "Ticket Taker Taz", Molly uses her paddleball to scam Taz out of the concert tickets.
20 "The Outer Taz-Manian Zone; Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, Part 2" Keith Baxter Chris Otsuki, Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, George Atkins 406–422 October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)
Taz and Molly switch bodies after an argument over their personal lives./Molly's cat returns, and the feline wastes no time in terrorizing Taz out of revenge.
21 "Taz-Mania's Funniest Home Videos; Bottle Cap Blues" Lenord Robinson Bill Kopp, Henry Gilroy, Art Vitello, Bruce Howard 406–423 October 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)
To win a trip to the Bora Bora Islands, Taz attempts to film some
candid videos of his family./Taz and
22 "Hypnotazed; Mum's n' Taz's" Douglas McCarthy, Jon McClenahan Henry Gilroy, Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Earl Kress 406–438 October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)
Bull Gator accidentally hypnotizes himself into thinking he's a Tasmanian Devil./Taz and Mum get trapped in an abandoned mine shaft.
23 "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun; Unhappy Together" Douglas McCarthy Mark Saraceni, Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Mark Young 406–417 October 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)
With Jean and Molly out at a swim meet, Hugh, Taz, and Jake have a guys' night at home./Taz's presence ends up driving a wedge between the Platypus Brothers' relationship.
24 "Food for Thought; Gone to Pieces" Keith Baxter Gordon Kent, Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Gary Greenfield, George Atkins 406–433 November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)
Taz attempts to cross a piranha-filled lake in order to grab an egg for lunch./Taz's game of bottlecap tiddlywinks ends up breaking his mother's valuable vase. He now tries to hide the accident from Mom.
25 "Kee-Wee Cornered; But Is It Taz?" Lenord Robinson Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Bill Kopp, Wayne Kaatz 406–439 November 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)
Fed up with Taz eating all of her pet birds, Molly goes out and gets a Kee-Wee Bird./Taz quits the show out of anger for all of the abuse he takes every episode and gets a fast-food job instead.
26 "Mall Wrecked; A Dingo's Guide to Magic" Lenord Robinson Henry Gilroy, Mark Saraceni, Art Vitello, Tony Benedict 406–415 November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
When the car breaks down, Taz, Jean, and Molly are left stranded in
an empty mall parking lot./
27 "The Man from M.A.R.S.; Friends for Strife" Doug McCarthy Bill Kopp, Art Vitello, Sindy McKay, Evelyn A-R Gabai, Betty Birney 406–442 November 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)
After hearing a scary sci-fi program on the radio, Taz attacks a
Marvin the Martian out of fear that he wants to conquer
28 "Wacky Wombat; Molly's Folly" Gary Hartle Sindy McKay, Mark Zaslove, Art Vitello, Jim Ryan, Glenn Leopold 406–440 September 4, 1993 (1993-09-04)
Willie Wombat is cast as Taz's foil in a semi-parody of the original Taz cartoons./Taz gets roped into taking ballet classes with Molly.
29 "A Flea for Me; A Young Taz's Fancy" Keith Baxter Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Keith Baxter, Mary Jo Ludin, Tony Benedict 406–445 September 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)
Taz gets an unwelcome guest in his fur: a flea, which he tries to get rid of./Taz falls for a Tasmanian She-Devil, but is unaware that it's really Francis in disguise.
30 "Never Cry Taz; Bully for Bull" Lenord Robinson Bill Kopp, Art Vitello, Larry Markes, Bruce Howard 406–451 September 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
The Platypus Brothers find the entrance to a new world in their attic during Spring Cleaning./Bull Gator falls into depression over his constant failures, leaving Axl to try and cheer him up.
31 "Of Bushrats and Hugh" Doug McCarthy Henry Gilroy, Art Vitello, Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson 406–450 September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
Taz and Hugh protect their precious orange tree from a hoard of hungry Bushrats.
32 "Merit Badgered" Lenord Robinson Henry Gilroy, Art Vitello, Barry E. Blitzer 406–443 October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
Taz accompanies Jake on a camping trip.
33 "Devil Indemnity" Gary Hartle Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Bill Matheny, Lane Raichert, Laren Bright 406–460 October 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)
Taz is at home and stuck in a full-body cast. While he struggles to answer the phone and win a TV contest, Jean fills in for his bellhop job at Hotel Tazmania and struggles with Bushwhacker Bob's abuse.
34 "Willie Wombat's Deja Boo-Boo; To Catch a Taz" Lenord Robinson Sindy McKay, Art Vitello, Gordon Kent, Barry E. Blitzer, Paul Dini 406–455 October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
Willie Wombat tries to get roles in other cartoons, but cannot escape being typecast as Taz's foil./Taz is framed for the consumption of a birthday cake, and Wendal T. Wolf is the police officer determined to catch him.
35 "The Thing that Ate the Outback; Because It's There" Keith Baxter Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Mark Zaslove, David Schwartz 406–449 October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Taz creates a blob monster with his new chemistry set: one that
just keeps eating and growing./Taz and
36 "Antenna Dilemma; Autograph Pound" Gary Hartle Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Sindy McKay, Mark Seidenberg, Laura Numeroff 406–444 November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Taz visits the Platypus Brothers for some TV time when a thunderstorm cuts his cable./Constance is smitten with a wrestling champion staying at the hotel, but Taz is simply terrorized.
37 "Taz and the Emu Egg; Willy Wombat's Last Stand; K-Taz Commercial" Keith Baxter Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Sindy McKay, John Semper, Bill Allen 406–461 November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
Taz hunts a surprisingly swift unhatched emu egg./Finally fed up with his typecasting, Willie Wombat takes his case to the network itself./Taz's "unique" singing talents are advertised as part of a CD collection.
38 "Doubting Dingo; Sub Commander Taz" Gary Hartle Henry T. Gilroy, Art Vitello, Alan Katz, Earl Kress, Mark Evanier 406–464 November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
39 "Feed a Cold; Sidekick for a Day" Doug McCarthy Henry Gilroy, Art Vitello, Fred Freiberger, Jack Mendelsohn 406–462 November 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)
Taz is sick with a cold, and his sneezes become overwhelmingly powerful. However, the Platypus Brothers suffer the abuse of his illness even more when they try to find a cure for it./Bull Gator fires Axl and hires Taz as his new sidekick.
"No Time for
With everybody in Tazmania getting ready for
41 "Road to Tazmania" Gary Hartle Mark Saraceni, Kerry Ehrin, Ali Marie Matheson 406–416 September 13, 1994 (1994-09-13)
Taz's Uncle Drew comes to visit, and he and Hugh take Taz along on a trip to pick up some orange juice. However, only Taz seems to notice the spies that apparently want the OJ they bought.
42 "Taz-Manian Theatre; The Bushrats Must Be Crazy" Gary Hartle Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Bill Kopp, Mike Dirham, Cliff Roberts 406–420 September 14, 1994 (1994-09-14)
Taz and Wendal are stranded on a desert island in Mr. Thickly's thrilling tale of Taz-Manian Theatre./The Bushrats embark on a journey to retrieve their idol of worship: Jake's rubber duck.
43 "Return of the Road to Taz-Mania Strikes Back" Keith Baxter Mark Saraceni, Art Vitello, Barbara Levy, Marc Paykuss 406–426 September 15, 1994 (1994-09-15)
With Taz as their caddy, Hugh and Uncle Drew head out to the golf course to play against a pair of old golfing rivals, whose own caddy is another sneaky spy that's out to get them.
44 "Taz Like Dingo" Lenord Robinson Henry Gilroy, Art Vitello, Harvey Bullock 406–427 September 16, 1994 (1994-09-16)
45 "The Pied Piper of Taz-Mania; The Treasure of the Burnt Sienna" Gary Hartle Mark Saraceni, Gordon Kent, Harvey Bullock, Earl Kress 406–428 September 19, 1994 (1994-09-19)
Hotel Tazmania faces a Bushrat infestation./Bushwhacker Bob drags Taz on a treasure hunt.
46 "Not a Shadow of a Doubt; Nursemaid Taz" Keith Baxter Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Sindy McKay, Alan Burnett, Jeff Hall 406–429 September 20, 1994 (1994-09-20)
Taz's shadow comes to life for a day./
47 "Home Despair; Take All of Me" Doug McCarthy Bill Kopp, Gordon Kent, Mark Saraceni, Earl Kress 406–430 September 21, 1994 (1994-09-21)
Taz gets the Platypus Brothers to repair the house, but they only make things worse./Wendal pesters Bull Gator and Axl into capturing him so that he can relish the zoo life.
48 "Bird-Brained Beast; Ready, Willing, Unable" Lenord Robinson Henry Gilroy, Bruce M. Morris, Tony Marino, Rowby Goren 406–431 September 22, 1994 (1994-09-22)
Taz and the Platypus Brothers hit the road to catch a Kee-Wee Bird./Unaware of their true goal to capture Taz, Mr. Thickly lends his advice to Bull Gator and Axl.
49 "We'll Always Have Taz-Mania; Moments You've Missed" Gary Hartle Henry Gilroy, Art Vitello, Bill Kopp, Mark Saraceni, Tom Ruegger, Barry O'Brien 406–432 September 23, 1994 (1994-09-23)
With the TV broken, Hugh and Jean entertains the kids with the story of how they first met./Bull Gator and Axl host a show featuring "removed" segments from previous episodes.
50 "Sidekicked; Gone with the Windbag" Douglas McCarthy Mark Saraceni, Art Vitello, Bill Kopp, Gordon Kent, Barry O'Brien, Gary Greenfield 406–425 November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07)
Axl is forced to hunt Taz on his own when Bull Gator leaves for the Tazmania Hula-Hooping Championship Finals./Hotel critic F.H. Leghorn has come to the Hotel Tazmania, and Bushwhacker Bob is determined to get a passing review from him.
51 "Driving Mr. Taz; Mean Bear; Taz Museum" Lenord Robinson Gordon Kent, Bill Kopp, Art Vitello, Richard Mervin, Mark Young 406–435 November 8, 1994 (1994-11-08)
Taz is taken out for a driving lesson./The Bushrats call upon Taz to defeat a cruel bear./The show advertises the Boulder Museum.
52 "Ticket Taker Taz; Taz2" Gary Hartle Sindy McKay, Mark Zaslove, Bruce Howard 406–436 November 14, 1994 (1994-11-14)
Taz wins a pair of concert tickets, which Molly wants to relieve him of./The Platypus Brothers develop a cloning machine and use it on Taz, creating an army of Tasmanian Devils that are all hungry for platypus.
53 "Mutton for Nothing; Dr. Wendal and Mr. Taz" Keith Baxter Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Keith Baxter, Bob Smith, Barry O'Brien, David Schwartz 406–441 November 15, 1994 (1994-11-15)
Taz arrives at the sheep meadow to fill in for Ralph Wolf , where Sam Sheepdog performs his usual predator-pounding job on him./Wendal Wolf mistakes a gamma-radiation chamber for a tanning booth, causing him to transform into a violent monster whenever Taz gets him upset.
54 " Taz-Mania Confidential; The Platypi Psonic Psensation Psimulator" Lenord Robinson Alan Katz, Art Vitello, Sindy McKay, George Atkins, Mark Young 406–447 November 21, 1994 (1994-11-21)
A film crew has arrived to expose every humiliating detail of the Tasmanian Devil family, even those that they make up./The Platypus Brothers use their new invention to probe Taz's memories for "unused" episode segments.
55 "The Not-So-Gladiators; One Ring Taz" Gary Hartle Gordon Kent, Art Vitello, Sindy McKay, Carol Corwin, Kim Campbell 406–448 November 22, 1994 (1994-11-22)
Taz and Jean go on "Grub Gladiators" (a food-themed spoof of American Gladiators )./Taz wants to join the circus, so Mr. Thickly "helps" him find an act.
56 "Retakes Not Included; Pledge Dredge" Gary Hartle Sindy McKay, Art Vitello, Gordon Kent, Christopher Brough, Jim Ryan 406–452 February 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)
The latest episode is filled with animation errors, and director Buddy Boar doesn't seem to grasp the concept of retakes./Mr. Thickly hosts a telethon to raise money for the show.
57 "Bushlad's Lament; Taz-Mania Comedy Institute" Keith Baxter Keith Baxter, David Schwartz 406–453 February 13, 1995 (1995-02-13)
An elderly Francis, still having not achieved his manhood, is forced to pursue an equally-elderly Taz./A documentary on 16-ton weights is featured.
58 "Heartbreak Taz; Just Be 'Cuz" Gary Hartle Gordon Kent, Bill Kopp, Glenn Leopold, Timothy Williams 406–424 February 14, 1995 (1995-02-14)
59 "The Taz Story Primer; Ask Taz" Douglas McCarthy Alan Katz, Art Vitello, Mark Zaslove, Gary Marks, Brenda Lilly 406–454 February 20, 1995 (1995-02-20)
Molly is called on by the network to provide the plot for the week's episode./Everybody seems to find great wisdom in Taz's frequent line of "Taz hate water", so Bushwhacker Bob exploits it as a way to make money.
60 "It's a Taz's Life; Gee Bull!" Gary Hartle Gordon Kent, Art Vitello; Mark Zaslove, Rich Fogel, Fred Freiberger 406–456 February 27, 1995 (1995-02-27)
Taz gets chosen by a TV host to have his life examined in retrospect./Bull Gator resorts to extreme teaching methods in order to knock some sense into Axl.
61 "Taz in Keeweeland; Stuck for Bucks; A Philosophical Taz Moment" Keith Baxter Chris Otsuki, Art Vitello, Gary Warne, Ron Friedman 406–457 May 1, 1995 (1995-05-01)
Taz finds himself in a world filled with Kee-Wee birds, though it proves more dangerous than it looks./The need for immediate funds brings Taz into battle with his seemingly-indestructible piggy bank./Taz contemplates nature and his enslavement for food.
62 "The Origin of the Beginning of the Incredible Taz-Man; Francis Takes a Stand" Keith Baxter Keith Baxter, Henry T. Gilroy, Chris Otsuki, Gary Greenfield, Rich Fogel 406–465 May 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)
Taz takes advice from Mr. Thickly on how to become a real-life superhero./Taz and Francis set up competing lemonade stands in hopes of making big money.
63 "Yet Another Road to Taz-Mania" Douglas McCarthy Henry Gilroy, Art Vitello, Charles M. Howell IV 406–458 May 8, 1995 (1995-05-08)
Once more, Taz is stuck on a road trip with Hugh and Uncle Drew. This time, they're going bowling, and the spies are after their new bowling ball.
64 "Bad Luck Bottlecap; A Story with a Moral" Lenord Robinson Sindy McKay, Art Vitello, Alan Katz, Steve Brasfield, Glenn Leopold 406–459 May 15, 1995 (1995-05-15)
65 "One Saturday in Taz-Mania; Platypi on Film" Lenord Robinson Sindy McKay, Art Vitello, Mark Zaslove, Steve Brasfield, Timothy Williams 406–463 May 22, 1995 (1995-05-22)
Taz's lazy Saturday is continuously interrupted by Jake./The Platypus Brothers critique their favorite movies (all of them Taz-themed parodies of famous films).
Five video games based on the show were made, two by
HOME MEDIA RELEASE
Three VHS tapes were released in 1993. After the show ceased running on Fox Kids, it was rerun for a short time on TBS in 1996-1997 (after the Time-Warner/Turner merger) as part of their Disaster Area block, and has also been rerun on Cartoon Network.
A DVD containing the first four episodes of the series was released in Europe in April 2010, whilst later released in the UK in 2011 under the title "Taz and Friends" as part of the Kids\' WB "Big Faces" series.
On May 14, 2013
Warner Home Video
DVD NAME EP # RELEASE DATE
Season 1, Part 1 13 May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)
Season 1, Part 2 13 August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)
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