This title, with the production code 406-657 assigned, was part
of a complete list of first-run cartoons sent by Warner Bros. to
Animation Magazine in 1993 shortly before Animaniacs
made its debut. It included a brief description: The Warners
deal with an officious ticket taker at an amusement park.
Later, Warner Bros. issued a broadcast schedule with this cartoon
included with Katie Ka-Boom: Bad Hair Day in an episode 70
as part of the second season, which was made up of first-run
leftovers. But neither short ever appeared, and the second season
ended with episode 69.
Fans from the internet who were allowed to visit the Warner Bros.
Animation crew in 1995, before the debut of the third season,
inquired about this. Peter Hastings replied. "It was a vapor
episode," he said. "It never existed."
Clearly, it did exist at least in concept. But did it ever go
beyond that? Did he mean that the episode 70 as a whole never
existed, or that the two cartoons in it never did?
There are those who believe that Amusement Park could
not be produced or shown because of scenes with the Warners
playing around on amusement park rides, a dangerous activity.
There is nothing to substantiate this, however. If I may quote
Douglas Adams: I must stress that this is only a rumor. I know
it is, because I started it.
It was not intentional. In a thread on alt.tv.animaniacs where
the disappearance of this cartoon was being discussed, I surmised
that perhaps it couldn't be shown because of the Warners running
around on a roller coaster, so the powers-that-be decided they
couldn't portray such a dangerous thing that could be emulated by
children who saw the show. Unfortunately, because of my reputation
as someone "in the know," people thought there really
was such a scene and simply agreed with me about why that
cartoon couldn't be shown. I've seen people who don't even
know me quote this rumor, so it has gotten around quite a bit.
In truth, as far as I know, Amusement Park never went
beyond the stage of a basic plot idea.
Back to menu
Submit more information
Back to main toons page