Okay, so maybe not everywhere ... but in Tasmania, at least. Do you remember when the Looney Toons experienced that odd revival in the nineties mostly on the back of the Tasmanian Devil (lovingly called "Taz") and Marvin the Martian? For awhile there, Taz even had his own cartoon, which I loyally watched as a youth. The property is still a money maker for the media giant Warner Brothers, and this odd connection may prove to be salvation for the mammal. The Tasmanian Devil, already an endangered species, is currently fighting with an outbreak of a facial tumor disease which apparently threatens their very survival. Learning of this plight, the execs over at Warner Brothers entered "lengthy" talks with the Tasmanian government and will now be joining the fight to save the creatures. Warner Brothers has promised to "look into substantial funding" for the Tasmanian Devil protection efforts. I don't know yet if they plan to use this as any sort of marketing tool, but it seems like too good of a story for them to pass up. And really, it's a cool thing for them to do, even if they've got ulterior motives. Now if someone would just make them aware of the horrible disease plaguing the Martians ...
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