During the mid-90's I was still sporadically working (albeit unpaid) with Bugs Bunny over at Time Warner Cable of New York City, for several years after losing my gig at the flagshop Warner Bros.Studio Store. These Looney Tunes appearances (most of which were actually with Sylvester) were sales promo sets at various street fairs in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
This past week, there was a rather extensive discussion thread going on in the Cartoon Research group on Facebook lamenting how the classic Warner Bros. cartoons are virtually nowhere to be seen domestically on TV nowadays, except on the Boomerang cable channel, and even that network is not widely available from TV providers or it is at extra cost.
So that led me to digging out this (unauthorized but accurate) flyer I created for Bugs Bunny to hand out at the Time Warner Cable NYC booth in those street fairs he appeared at. Note how many channels Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies aired on early that year. This was still at the point shortly before Time Warner Inc. acquired Turner Broadcasting System so the Warner Bros. animation library had not been merged yet. So the Turner networks (Cartoon, TNT, TBS) were still airing the older cartoons they owned while ABC, Nickelodeon and FOX aired the later shorts. This was even before The WB Network signed on and Turner launched the Boomerang channel.
Of course you all know the story nowadays, with Warner Bros. cartoons showing exclusively on Boomerang, with some rare showings on Cartoon Network.