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This article is about the character. For the cancelled film of the same name, see Pepé Le Pew (film).

Pepé Le Pew is a character in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series. An anthropomorphic French skunk, Pepé is in search of romance, but his scent, self-delusion, and his overly persistent manner inhibit his efforts.

Concept[]

Chuck Jones first introduced the character, originally named Stinky, and once called Henry, in the 1945 short "Odor-able Kitty". This differs from later entries in several areas: Pepé spends his time in pursuit of a male cat, who has disguised himself as a skunk with a Limburger scent in order to scare off a bunch of characters mistreating him; in the closing gag, Pepé is revealed to be a philandering, hen-pecked American skunk named Henry with a wife and children. For the remaining cartoons Jones directed, Pepé retained his accent, nationality, and bachelor status throughout.

There have been theories that Pepé was based on Maurice Chevalier. However, in the short film Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, Chuck says Pepé was actually based on himself, but that he was very shy with girls, and Pepé obviously was not. A prototype Pepé appears in the 1948 cartoon "Bugs Bunny Rides Again", but sounds similar to Porky Pig.

An antecedent in 1944's "I Got Plenty of Mutton" is a ram called Killer Diller that behaves very much as Pepé later would, pursuing a reluctant female, speaking with a French accent (Mel Blanc used the same voice as he would for Pepé), smothering the female with kisses, constantly turning up in the victim's hiding places, and nonchalantly bouncing after a frantically scrambling target.

Typicals[]

Pepé Le Pew cartoons typically feature the amorous skunk pursuing what he believes is a "female skunk." Usually, however, the supposed female "skunk" is actually a black cat who runs away from Pepé because of either his putrid odor, overly assertive manner, or both, but the skunk won't take "no" for an answer, and hops after her at a leisurely pace.

A running gag often found in the Pepé Le Pew cartoons are instances of the side characters encountering skunks (either Pepé or any cat in skunk disguises, such as Penelope Pussycat) and fleeing away from their putrid odor and/or skunk-like appearances in a comical fashion at the start of the cartoon. Very often, since the Pepé series are set in France beginning with the Academy Award-winning "For Scent-imental Reasons", many of these side characters tend to react to this with exaggerated French accents (and very often, are given minimal dialogue, often nothing more than a repulsed, "Le pew!").

Pepé appears in the Art Davis-directed cartoon "Odor of the Day" (1948); in this entry, the theme of romantic pursuit is missing as the skunk (in a nonspeaking role, save for a shared "Gesundheit!" at the finish) vies with a male dog for lodging accommodations on a bitterly cold night. This should be noted as one of the two cartoons where the character used his scent-spray as a deliberate weapon: delivered from his tail in a machine gun-like fashion. The other one is "Touché and Go", where he frees himself from the jaws of a shark.

Role-Reversals[]

In a role-reversal, the Academy Award-winning short "For Scent-imental Reasons" ends with an accidentally painted (and, at this point, terrified) Pepé being amorously pursued by a love-struck Penelope (who has been dunked under dirty water, leaving her with a ratty guise as well as a developing head cold that has completely clogged up her nose). Penelope locks him up inside a perfume shop, hides the key down her chest, and proceeds to turn the tables on the now-imprisoned and effectively odorless Pepé.

In another short, "Little Beau Pepé", Pepé, attempting to find the most arousing cologne with which to impress Penelope, sprays a combination of perfumes and colognes upon himself. This results in something close to a love-potion, leading Penelope to fall madly in love with Pepé. Pepé is revealed to be extremely frightened of overly-affectionate women, as Penelope quickly captures him and smothers him in more love than even he could imagine.

And yet again, in "Really Scent", Pepé removes his odor by locking himself in a deodorant plant so Penelope (or "Fabrette," as she is called in this cartoon) would like him (this is also the only film-short in which Pepé is acutely aware of his own odor, having checked the word "P.U." in a dictionary). However, Penelope (who in this cartoon is actually trying to have a relationship with Pepé because all the male cats of New Orleans take her to be a skunk and run like blazes, but is appalled by his odor) has decided to make her own odor match her appearance and has locked herself in a Limburger cheese factory. Now more forceful and demanding, Penelope quickly corners the terrified Pepé, who, after smelling her new stench, wants nothing more than to escape the amorous female cat. Unfortunately, she will not take "no" for an answer and proceeds to chase Pepé off into the distance, with no intention of letting him escape. Credited to Abe Levitow, this cartoon is one of the two shorts in the Pepé Le Pew series not directed by Chuck Jones, the other one being "Odor of the Day".

Although Pepé usually mistakes Penelope for a female skunk, in "Past Perfumance", he realizes that she is a cat when her stripe washes off. Undeterred, he proceeds to cover his white stripe with black paint, taking the appearance of a cat before resuming the chase.

Penelope is always mute (more precisely - does only natural cat sounds) in these stories; only the self-deluded Pepé speaks (several non-recurring human characters are given minimal dialogue, often nothing more than a repulsed, "Le pew!").

Throughout the 1990s, merchandise, including statuettes, apparel, and framed pictures, mostly from the now defunct Warner Brothers studio store, showed Pepé and Penelope as a mutually loving couple.

Subversions[]

Sometimes this formula is subverted. In his debut appearance, "Odor-able Kitty", Pepé (technically he is a different character because he is eventually revealed to be an American-accented family skunk named "Henry" with two sons and a wife who beats him up for his "unfaithfulness") unwittingly pursues a male cat who disguises himself as a skunk. "Scent-imental over You" has Pepé pursuing a female dog who has donned a skunk pelt (mistaking it for a fur coat). In the end, she removed her pelt, revealing that she's a dog. Pepé then, "revealed" himself as another dog and the two embrace. However, he later revealed to the viewers that he's indeed a skunk. In "Wild over You", Pepé attempts to woo a wildcat who has escaped from a zoo (during what is called "Le grande tour du Zoo" at the start of the 20th century exhibition), and painted itself to look like a skunk to escape its keepers. This cartoon is notable for not only diverging from the usual Pepé and Penelope dynamic, but also rather cheekily showing that Pepé likes to be beaten up, considering the wildcat thrashes him numerous times.

Production[]

Chuck Jones, Pepé's creator, wrote that Pepé was based (loosely) on the personality of screenwriter Tedd Pierce, a self-styled "ladies' man" who reportedly always assumed that his infatuations were requited. Jones wrote in his 1989 memoir, Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, adding, "It was only logical, of course, that Tedd would be in on the beginnings of Pepé Le Pew. … His devotion to women was at times pathetic, at times psychological, but always enthusiastic. Tedd could not really believe that any woman could honestly refuse his honestly stated need for her."[1] In the documentary Chuck Jones Extremes & Inbetweens, Jones says that he also created Pepé because he saw the character as the person he wanted to be as a young man, thinking of himself as "unattractive". Pepé Le Pew was modeled after Charles Boyer's Pépé Le Moko from Algiers, a remake of the 1937 French film Pépé Le Moko.[2]

Eddie Selzer, animation producer (and Jones' bitterest foe) at Warner Bros. Cartoons then once profanely commented that no one would laugh at those cartoons. However, this did not keep Selzer from accepting an award for one of Pepé's pictures several years later.[3]

In the shorts, a kind of fake French is spoken and written primarily by adding "le" to English words (example: "le skunk de pew"), or by more creative mangling of French expressions with English ones, such as "Sacre Maroon!", "My sweet peanut of brittle", "Come to me, my little melon-baby collie!" or "Ah, my little darling, it is love at first sight, is it not, no?", and "It is love at sight first!"

Some transcribed Michael Maltese dialogue from the Oscar-winning 1949 short "For Scent-imental Reasons":

  • Pepé: "Affaire d'amour? Affaire de coeur? Je ne sais quoi ... je vive en espoir. *Sniff.* Mmmm m mm ... un smella vous finez ... *Hum.*"
  • Gendarme: "Le kittee quel terrible odeur!!"
  • Proprietor: "Allais Gendarme!! Allais!! Retournez-moi!! This instonce!! Oh, pauvre moi, I am ze bankrupt!!
  • Penelope: "Le mew, le purr...."
  • Proprietor: "Ahhh. Le pussy ferocious! Remove That skunk! Zot Pole Cat from ze premises!! Avec!!"
  • Penelope: "*Sniff, sniff, sniff-sniff.*"
  • Pepé: "Quel est? *Notices Penelope.* Ahh...le belle femme skunk fatale...*clicks tongue twice.*"

Mel Blanc's voice for the character resembles the one he used for Professor Le Blanc, the harried violin instructor in The Jack Benny Program.

Cameos[]

A possible cameo appearance is at the end of "Fair and Worm-er" (Chuck Jones, 1946). This skunk doesn't speak, but looks identical (or is a close relation) and shares the same mode of travel and a slight variation of Pepé's hopping music. His function here is to chase a string of characters who had all been chasing each other (à la "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly").

Pepé himself made a more obvious cameo in "Dog Pounded" (1954), where he was attracted to Sylvester after the latter tried to get around a pack of guard dogs, in his latest attempt to capture and eat Tweety, by painting a white stripe down his back (in his only appearance in a Freleng short). Sylvester, of course, tries to escape him.

Pepé possibly makes a small appearance as a baby skunk in "Mouse-Placed Kitten" (1959), where he is reluctantly adopted by a mouse couple at the cartoon's end.

Filmography[]

Main article: List of Pepé Le Pew cartoons

Later Appearances[]

Pepé makes an appearance at the beginning of the "The Oswald Awards" section of the 1981 compilation movie Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie.

Pepe was supposed to make a cameo in the deleted Marvin Acme's funeral scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Pepé made several cameo appearances on the 1990 series Tiny Toon Adventures as a professor at Acme Looniversity and the mentor to the female skunk character Fifi La Fume. He appeared briefly in "The Looney Beginning" and had a more extended cameo in "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special". The segment "Out Of Odor" from the episode "Viewer Mail Day" saw character Elmyra disguise herself as Pepé in an attempt to lure Fifi into a trap, only to have Fifi begin aggressively wooing her.

Pepé also makes cameo appearances in the Histeria! episode "When America Was Young" and in the Goodfeathers segment, "We're No Pigeons", on Animaniacs.

In the 1995 animated short "Carrotblanca", a parody/homage of the classic film Casablanca, both Pepé and Penelope appear: Pepé (voiced by Greg Burson) as Captain Renault and Penelope (voiced by Tress MacNeille) as "Kitty Ketty," modeled after Ingrid Bergman performance as Ilsa. Unlike the character's other appearances in cartoons, Penelope (as Kitty) has extensive speaking parts in Carrotblanca.

In the The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries episode "Platinum Wheel of Fortune", Sylvester gets a white stripe on his back and a skunk immediately falls in love with him. This is not Pepé, but his fourth cousin, Pitu Le Pew. He says, "What can I say, Pepé Le Pew is my fourth cousin. It runs in the family". Pepé would later appear in the episode "Is Paris Stinking?", where he pursues Sylvester who is unintentionally dressed in drag.

Pepé would appear once more in Tweety's High-Flying Adventure, falling in love with both Sylvester and Penelope (Sylvester had gotten a white stripe on his back from Penelope as they fought over Tweety), actually showing a preference for Sylvester.

Pepé also appears in Space Jam, where his voice has curiously been changed into an approximation of Maurice Chevalier, as opposed to more traditional vocalization.

Pepé appears in the movie Looney Tunes Back in Action dressed like a police officer, who tries to help D.J. after Kate is kidnapped. Some unused animation of him and Penelope can be seen during the end credits, thus giving viewers a rare glimpse at a deleted scene featuring him.

Pepé also appeared in Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas, working in the Lucky Duck Department store, as a more controlled but still quite amorous perfume salesman trying to sell perfume to Penelope. She's still put off by his odor, though after Daffy's rude and aggressive sales pitch, It's the duck she clobbers. Ultimately, Penelope is the one who pulls Pepé into a romantic embrace and under the mistletoe.

In Loonatics Unleashed, a human based on Pepé Le Pew named Pierre Le Pew (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) has appeared as one of the villains of the second season of the show. Additionally, Pepé and Penelope Pussycat appear as cameos in a display of Otto the Odd, in the series. In the episode "The World is My Circus", Lexi Bunny complains that "this Pepé Le Pew look is definitely not me" after being mutated into a skunk-like creature.

A 2009 Valentine's Day-themed AT&T commercial brings Pepé and Penelope's relationship up to date, depicting Penelope not as repulsed by Pepé, but madly in love with him. The commercial begins with Penelope deliberately painting a white stripe on her own back; when her cell phone rings and displays Pepé's picture, Penelope's lovestruck beating heart bulges beneath her chest in a classic cartoon image.[4]

Pepé Le Pew has appeared in the The Looney Tunes Show episode "Members Only" voiced by René Auberjonois. He also made a short cameo appearance with Penelope Pussycat in the Merrie Melodies segment "Cock of the Walk" sung by Foghorn Leghorn. He appeared in his own music video "Skunk Funk" in the 16th episode "That's My Baby". He also appeared again in another Merrie Melodies segment "You Like / I Like" sung by Mac and Tosh. His first appearance in the second season was in the second episode, entitled, "You've Got Hate Mail", reading a hate-filled email accidentally sent by Daffy Duck.

Pepé Le Pew made a cameo in a MetLife commercial in 2012 titled, "Everyone". In it, he was shown hopping along in the forest and when he sees his love interest, Penelope, atop the back of Battle Cat, he immediately hops after her.

Pepé Le Pew has appeared in Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run voiced by Jeff Bergman.

In New Looney Tunes, Pepé Le Pew is a James Bond-esque spy who hits on Claudette Dupri.

Pepé Le Pew was not allowed to appear in Looney Tunes Cartoons.[5] Despite that, he makes a cameo appearance on "Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!" and his name is mentioned on a tombstone in "Graveyard Goofs". The character was removed from the former short when it was rereleased to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.[6]

Pepé appeared in the Animaniacs segment "Yakko Amakko", being placed on top of Yakko Warner's ice cream cone by an offscreen animator a la "Duck Amuck" and then promptly erased. It was written before the controversies surrounding the character.[7]

Pepé was originally going to appear in Tiny Toons Looniversity. Pepé was initially supposed to be a cafeteria worker but later got reworked to be the ACME Looniversity chef, Chefe Le Pew. He was replaced by Lola Bunny in the final product, as Warner Bros. wanted to avoid using him due to the controversy.[8][9][10] In the episode "Freshman Orientoontion", silhouettes of him appear with other Looney Tunes characters when Bugs Bunny presents the Freshman Hall of Fame.

Controversy[]

In 2021, controversy arose over Pepé's sexually aggressive antics that have been compared to sexual harassment ever since New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow accused the character of promoting rape culture. This led to the 7 March announcement that Pepé Le Pew had been removed from the 2021 film Space Jam A New Legacy.[11] Articles report that Warner Bros./WarnerMedia plans no future appearances of the character in subsequent Looney Tunes media such as Tiny Toons Looniversity and Bugs Bunny Builders.[12][13]. It doesn’t mean that the character is officially banned or retired and whether to include him is decided by the individual producer.[14] Pepé was planned to appear in Space Jam A New Legacy during the Casablanca world scene when Terence Nance was directing in 2019. He originally was planned to appear alongside Jane the Virgin actress Greice Santo in a scene where LeBron James tells Pepé about consent. As Terence Nance was replaced by Malcolm D. Lee weeks into filming, the scene was cut out of the film due to creative differences. According to story artist Steve Fonti, Pepé Le Pew was still pitched in storyboards but was cut.[15]The scene was rewritten to feature Yosemite Sam in Casablanca world.

Linda Jones-Clough, daughter of Pepé's creator Chuck Jones, was unhappy about this claim that the Pepé Le Pew character glamorized rape culture.[16] She defended against those claims, claiming that Pepé did not rape any female character in the show, nor did he inspire rape and sexual harassment cases in real life.[17] In fact, when the character was created back in the 1940s, it wasn't intended to glorify bad behavior or to cause outrage, but to poke fun as screenwriter Tedd Pierce's "ladies' man" status and his then-lack of success with romancing women at the time.[1][18]

Despite this, Pepé made a cameo in the Animaniacs segment "Yakko Amakko" which debunks the reports of him being removed from future Warner Bros. projects and his name was shown on a tombstone in the Looney Tunes Cartoons short "Graveyard Goofs". This was further debunked when two of Pepé Le Pew's cartoons "For Scent-imental Reasons" and "Louvre Come Back to Me!" were included as bonus features for the Warner Archive Blu-ray release of the 1962 animated film Gay Purr-ee.

Film[]

Main article: Pepé Le Pew (film)

In October 2010, it was reported that Mike Myers would voice Pepé Le Pew in a feature-length live action film based on the character, although no information about this project has surfaced since. In July 2016, it was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that Max Landis was penning a Pepé Le Pew feature film for Warner Bros.[19] Due to sexual assault allegations against Max Landis in 2017, there had been no new information revealed until 8 March 2021, when the film was confirmed to be scrapped, as it was reported that the character would not appear in upcoming projects from the studio.[20]

Voice[]

Comic Appearances[]

Dell/Western Publishing[]

Looney Tunes[]

  • Bugs Bunny and Pepé Le Pew - A Battle Of Wits - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #240 Dell Oct 1961

Daffy Duck[]

  • Daffy Duck and Pepé Le Pew - The Charming Chump - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #27 Dell Oct 1961
  • Daffy Duck - The Large Charge - 5 pages - Daffy Duck #30 Dell July 1962
  • Daffy Duck and Pepé Le Pew - The Charming Chump - 6 pages - Daffy Duck #62 Western March 1970

Bugs Bunny[]

  • Pepé Le Pew - Boat Bungle - 8 pages - Bugs Bunny #86 Western Oct 1962
  • Henerey Hawk - Helpful Hawking - 6 pages - Bugs Bunny #86 Western Oct 1962
  • Bugs Bunny - Showtime - 12 pages - Bugs Bunny #86 Western Oct 1962
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Wise Disguise - 6 pages - Bugs Bunny #87 Western Dec 1962
  • Pepé Le Pew - King Of The Hill - 6 pages - Bugs Bunny #88 Western March 1963
  • Bugs Bunny Showtime - Cover - Bugs Bunny #88 Western March 1963
  • Pepé Le Pew - Sweets For The Sweet - 6 pages - Bugs Bunny #138 Western Oct 1971
  • Bugs Bunny - The Bored Boarders - 7 pages - Bugs Bunny #146 Western Dec 1972
  • Bugs Bunny - Beau Fudd - 12 pages - Bugs Bunny #162 Western March 1975

Golden Comics Digest[]

  • Pepé Le Pew - The Wise Disguise - 8 pages - Golden Comics Digest #26 Western

March Of Comics[]

  • Road Runner - Trouble Doubled - 14 pages - March Of Comics #353 Western 1971
  • Road Runner - Trouble Doubled - 14 pages - March Of Comics #416 Western April 1976

Tweety and Sylvester[]

  • Tweety and Sylvester - Pills and Spills! - 5 pages - Tweety and Sylvester #111 Sep 1981

DC Comics[]

Bugs Bunny[]

  • Bugs Bunny - Broken China - 22 pages - Bugs Bunny #2 July 1990
  • Bugs Bunny - Cover - Bugs Bunny #2 July 1990

Looney Tunes[]

  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #1 DC April 1994
  • Marvin Martian - Earthstruck - 10 pages - Looney Tunes #1 DC April 1994
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #3 DC June 1994
  • Pepé Le Pew - Half Baked Romance - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #3 DC June 1994
  • Bugs Bunny - Take Me Out To The Ball Game - 12 pages - Looney Tunes #3 DC June 1994
  • Tasmanian Devil - Happy 40th Birthday, Taz - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #6 DC Sep 1994
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #9 DC Dec 1994
  • Pepé Le Pew - If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Love - 12 pages - Looney Tunes #9 DC Dec 1994
  • Bugs Bunny - How The Wabbit Saved Christmas - 18 pages - Looney Tunes #10 DC Jan 1995
  • Looney Tunes - Star Player - 3 pages - Looney Tunes #14 DC May 1995
  • Porky Pig - Love Disconnection - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #27 DC Jan 1997
  • Daffy Duck - Side Kicked - 10 pages - Looney Tunes #34 DC Nov 1997
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Skunk Who Loved Me - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #37 DC Feb 1998
  • Bugs Bunny - Hare-Allel Universe - 12 pages - Looney Tunes #39 DC April 1998
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Invisible Skunk - 9 pages - Looney Tunes #42 DC July 1998
  • Pepé Le Pew - La Cage Aux Pew - 5 pages - Looney Tunes #46 DC Nov 1998
  • Mac & Tosh: Mind Your Manners - Polite Pre-Reek-Quisites - 1 page - Looney Tunes #47 DC Dec 1998
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #66 DC July 2000
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Painted Pussy Cat - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #66 DC July 2000
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #75 DC April 2001
  • Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck - Hare Gone Conclusion - 24 pages - Looney Tunes #75 DC April 2001
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Smell Of Victory - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #95 DC Dec 2002
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #100 DC May 2003
  • Looney Tunes - P Is For Pepé - 1 page - Looney Tunes #100 DC May 2003
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #105 DC Oct 2003
  • Looney Tunes - Fume Service - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #105 DC Oct 2003
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #109 DC Feb 2004
  • Pepé Le Pew - Hysterical History: Carrying A Torch - 1 page - Looney Tunes #109 DC Feb 2004
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #110 DC March 2004
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Skunk Smelled Round The World - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #110 DC March 2004
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #116 DC Sep 2004
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Devil May Care - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #116 DC Sep 2004
  • Pepé Le Pew - Fast Women - 1 page - Looney Tunes #120 DC Jan 2005
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #121 DC Feb 2005
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Right Stink - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #121 DC Feb 2005
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #125 DC June 2005
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #127 DC Aug 2005
  • Pepé Le Pew - Paparazzi Pew - 2 pages - Looney Tunes #127 DC Aug 2005
  • Pepé Le Pew - A Star Is Smelled - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #127 DC Aug 2005
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #150 DC July 2007
  • Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck - Take Manhattan and Run - 2 pages - Looney Tunes #150 DC July 2007
  • Daffy Duck - Moulin Stooge - 2 pages - Looney Tunes #150 DC July 2007
  • Sari, Long (Musical) Numbers - 3 pages - Looney Tunes #150 DC July 2007
  • Daffy Duck - Daffy Duck Behind the Cartoons - 7 pages - Looney Tunes #150 DC July 2007
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #153 DC Oct 2007
  • Pepé Le Pew - Seeing Red - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #153 DC Oct 2007
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Not So Sweet Smell Of Success - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #153 DC Oct 2007
  • Pepé Le Pew - Prancing With The Stars - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #157 DC Feb 2008
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Smell of Victory - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #174 DC July 2009
  • Pepé Le Pew - Vous Tube - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #175 DC Aug 2009
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #183 DC Aug 2010
  • Pepé Le Pew - Pepé and Delilah - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #183 DC Aug 2010
  • Pepé Le Pew - Fume Service - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #195 DC April 2011
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Smell of Victory - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #195 DC April 2011
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #197 DC June 2011
  • Pepé Le Pew - The Devil May Care - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #197 DC June 2011
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #200 DC Sep 2011
  • Pepé Le Pew - Amour de France - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #202 DC Nov 2011
  • Pepé Le Pew - Paparazzi Pew - 2 pages - Looney Tunes #217 DC April 2014
  • Bugs Bunny - Will-Call Wabbit - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #217 DC April 2014
  • Looney Tunes - What's [Space] Opera, Doc? - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #239 DC Nov 2017 / Looney Tunes #272 DC July 2023 (reprint)
  • Looney Tunes - Bigger, Faster, Boom! - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #255 DC July 2020

Space Jam[]

  • Space Jam - 47 pages - Space Jam DC 1996

Looney Tunes (Burger King Promo)[]

  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes (Burger King Promo) #2 DC 2004

DC/Looney Tunes[]

  • Starfire - Cover - Starfire #6 DC Jan 2016
  • Batman/Elmer Fudd - Pway For Me - 30 pages - Batman / Elmer Fudd Special #1 DC Aug 2017

International Comics[]

Rosnoc/Magazine Management (Australia)[]

  • Bugs Bunny - The Bored Boarders - 7 pages - Bugs Bunny #26016 Rosnock 1976
  • Daffy Duck - The Large Charge - 5 pages - Daffy Duck #R2233 Rosnock

Memorable Quotes[]

(From the Pepé Le Pew Shorts)

  • "Touching, is it not?"
  • "I'm the locksmith of love, no?"
  • "How impetuous can you get?!"
  • "I am Pepé Le Pew, your lover!"
  • "Ah, I know! The jealous lover! Monsieur, I salute you!"
  • "Most men would be discouraged by now. Fortunately for her, I am not most men!"
  • (After a faked suicide attempt) "I missed! Fortunately for you! And now Ma Cheri, we can start anew!"

Gallery[]

Main article: Pepé Le Pew/Gallery

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jones, Chuck (1989). "The Writers: The Slum Kid, the Scion, and Me", Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist (in en). Farrar Straus Giroux, page 119. ISBN 978-0374123482. 
  2. Thompson, Kirsten Moana (1998). "'Ah Love! Zee Grand Illusion!': Pepé le Pew, Narcissism, and Cats in the Casbah", in Sandler, Kevin S.: Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation. Rutgers University Press, page 138. ISBN 978-0813525389. 
  3. Jones 1989, p. 92-93
  4. AT&T Telephone Company Valentine's Day With Pepe Le Pew Valentine TV Commercial HD
  5. https://www.intanibase.com/forum/posts/t4541-Warners-releases-clip-from-the-new-Looney-Tunes/page2
  6. https://youtube.com/watch?v=K0F_v6YOI5M
  7. https://twitter.com/gabe_swarr/status/1478410919134863366
  8. https://twitter.com/DAlvarezStudio/status/1708333266925654404
  9. https://twitter.com/benjaminjs/status/1706474035184558226
  10. https://twitter.com/benjaminjs/status/1769476490998231508
  11. https://deadline.com/2021/03/pepe-le-pew-space-jam-2-new-york-times-rape-culture-controversy-1234708688/
  12. https://www.indiewire.com/2021/03/pepe-le-pew-not-appear-future-warner-bros-tv-1234622197/
  13. https://www.animationmagazine.net/features/adieu-le-pew-problematic-skunk-cut-from-space-jam-2-and-may-never-return/
  14. https://france24.com/en/live-news/20210311-pepe-le-pew-absence-from-space-jam-2-prompts-cancel-culture-debate
  15. https://www.instagram.com/p/CvPYcnXua7G/
  16. https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/pepe-le-pew-canceled-looney-tunes-creator-daughter-reaction/
  17. https://www.tmz.com/2021/03/09/daughter-pepe-le-pew-creator-did-not-contribute-rape-culture/In
  18. https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/03/09/pepe-le-pew/
  19. Max Landis Writing ‘Pepe Le Pew’ Pic, He Tells Comic-Con
  20. https://www.indiewire.com/2021/03/pepe-le-pew-not-appear-future-warner-bros-tv-1234622197/
  21. https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/characters/Looney-Tunes/Pepe-Le-Pew/
Characters
Main Characters
Bugs Bunny (Prototype Bugs Bunny) Daffy Duck Elmer Fudd Foghorn Leghorn Lola Bunny (Honey Bunny) Marvin the Martian (K-9) Pepé Le Pew (Penelope Pussycat) Porky Pig Road Runner Speedy Gonzales Sylvester (Sylvester Jr.) Taz Tweety Wile E. Coyote Yosemite Sam
Recurring Golden Age Characters
1930s debuts

Bosko Honey Bruno Foxy Piggy Goopy Geer Buddy Cookie Beans Little Kitty Oliver Owl Ham and Ex Petunia Pig Piggy Hamhock Gabby Goat Egghead Big Bad Wolf Little Red Riding Hood Yoyo Dodo Mrs. Daffy Duck The Two Curious Puppies Sniffles Inki Minah Bird

1940s debuts

Willoughby Three Little Pigs Cecil Turtle Beaky Buzzard Mama Buzzard Leo the Lion Babbit and Catstello Conrad the Cat Hubie and Bertie Claude Cat A. Flea The Three Bears Schnooks Hector the Bulldog The Drunk Stork Gossamer Rocky Barnyard Dawg Henery Hawk Charlie Dog Bobo the Elephant Goofy Gophers The Dog Wellington Gruesome Gorilla Hippety Hopper The Talking Bulldog The Crusher The Supreme Cat Playboy Penguin

1950s debuts

Melissa Duck Frisky Puppy Granny (Proto-Granny) Miss Prissy (Emily the Chicken) Sam Cat Nasty Canasta Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot Chester Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog Toro the Bull The Weasel Witch Hazel Tasmanian She-Devil Ralph Phillips Egghead Jr. Mugsy Jose and Manuel The Honey-Mousers (Ralph Crumden, Ned Morton, Alice Crumden, Trixie Morton) Instant Martians Slowpoke Rodriguez Pappy and Elvis Blacque Jacque Shellacque

1960s debuts

Cool Cat Colonel Rimfire Merlin the Magic Mouse Second Banana Bunny and Claude

One-Off Golden Age Characters
1930s debuts

Owl Jolson

1940s debuts

The Gremlin The Dover Boys (Tom Dover, Dick Dover, Larry Dover, Dora Standpipe, Dan Backslide) Mr. Meek Russian Dog The Little Man from the Draft Board Colonel Shuffle Giovanni Jones

1950s debuts

The Martin Brothers Pete Puma George and Benny Babyface Finster Michigan J. Frog Shropshire Slasher Mot Pablo and Fernando Charles M. Wolf Señor Vulturo Mighty Angelo

1960s debuts

Hugo the Abominable Snowman Nelly the Giraffe Count Bloodcount Spooky Rapid Rabbit and Quick Brown Fox

Post-Golden Age Characters
Tiny Toon Adventures

Buster Bunny Babs Bunny Plucky Duck Hamton J. Pig Fifi La Fume Shirley the Loon Sweetie Bird Elmyra Duff Montana Max

Taz-Mania

Jean Hugh Molly Jake Dog the Turtle Drew

Pinky and the Brain

Pinky The Brain

Baby Looney Tunes

Floyd Minton

Duck Dodgers

Dr. I.Q. Hi Captain Star Johnson Commander X2

Loonatics Unleashed

Ace Bunny Lexi Bunny Danger Duck Slam Tasmanian Tech E. Coyote Rev Runner

The Looney Tunes Show

Tina Russo

New Looney Tunes

Squeaks the Squirrel Bigfoot Barbarian Boyd Cal Carl the Grim Rabbit Claudette Dupri Dr. Clovenhoof Eagle Scout Elliot Sampson Horace the Horse Ivana Jack Thes Leslie P. Lilylegs Miss Cougar Pampreen Perdy and Paul Perdy Rhoda Roundhouse Shameless O'Scanty Sir Littlechin Slugsworthy the First Squint Eatswood Tad Tucker Trey Hugger Viktor Winter Stag

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