My first experience of Looney Tunes was on television in Australia with The Bugs Bunny Show. This was before colour TV arrived in Australia in 1975 so I was watching it in black and white. My first viewing of a colour cartoon in my memory was when my local church was showing films in a similar way to a cinema - and the cartoon was "Gift Wrapped" featuring Tweety and Sylvester. It remains a favourite of mine to this day as it was presented in support of Greyfriars Bobby - curiously produced by Warner Brothers main competition Walt Disney.
There were also two other television programs - The Merrie Melodies Show, and The Road Runner Show. It was the latter that really got my attention, as I regard my favourite character as Wile E Coyote.
Nowadays, cartoons aren't used as shorts in cinemas. One of the last to be used was "Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century". It was specifically requested by George Lucas to support Star Wars in the cinemas in 1977 - I am also a member of that project. There have been many spin off productions - the most recent of which was a Duck Dodgers series, and Loonatics Unleashed. I have a collection of cartoons on video and I am starting to move them to DVD.