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ACME Catalog

ACME Catalog

Quality is Our #1 Dream

From Warner Bros.,Text by Charles Carney

Iron birdseed, anvils, fake holes, and morefor years The ACME Company has been the sole purveyor of the fine products used by Looney Tunes characters. Chronicle Books is proud to present an exclusive catalog featuring ACME's must-have, best-selling line of items, each guaranteed to promote a happy* life provided that they are used properly.** Including ACME classics and entirely new and untested items, the ACME Catalog showcases 100 products untarnished by government regulations. There's something here for everyone. An extruder that doubles as a pasta maker for Grandma. A roof-mounted catapult for Dad. And what about a little jet-powered pogo stick for yourself? Each item is matched with a thorough product description, the price, and the shipping cost. As always, the ACME Company brings corporate identity sans responsabilit to everything sold with its label. Please note that the ACME Company has no retail outlets or web site. In other words, this catalog is the only way for consumers to access this highly sought-after ACME line.

*"Happy" being relative to the level of one's acceptance of fate.
**Liability is limited to the competence of the user.

LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Size: 6-1/2 x 8-3/4 in;
Pages: 96 pp;
100 color illustrations
Format: Paperback
Publication: April 2006
ISBN: 9780811851152
ISBN10: 081185115X
Charles Carney is a former high school teacher who has been writing for Warner Bros. for 16 years. His home in Los Angeles is an ACME-free zone.

ACME products and services are synonymous with Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. ACME was first mentioned in the cartoon "Buddy's Bug Hunt" in the 1930s. Almost every director from the Golden Age of Warner Bros. cartoons has employed an ACME product at some time or other. Whenever a device or company is needed for a cartoon gag, ACME is on the job, with the implication that ACME sells the products you need. Sometimes things go better than planned. Sometimes somebody (most famously Wile E. Coyote) gets hurt. Whether the products are jinxed or are simply undone by the ineptitude of their user is still a subject of debate.