Pete Puma

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Pete Puma
Looney Tunes character
First appearance Rabbit's Kin (1952)
Voiced by Stan Freberg (1952–2010)
Joe Alaskey (1990–1991)
John Kassir (2011–2014)
Jess Harnell (2015)
Species Puma
Relatives Peter Puma (Father)
Pat Puma (mother)
Penelope Puma (sister)
Paul Puma (cousin)

Pete Puma is a cartoon puma, voiced by Stan Freberg. He debuted in the November 15, 1952 Rabbit's Kin, a Merrie Melodies animated short directed by Robert McKimson, from a story by Tedd Pierce. Animation was by Charles McKimson, Herman Cohen, Rod Scribner, and Phil De Lara.


Though Pete Puma made only two appearances, in Rabbit's Kin and in Pullet Surprise, he is often vividly remembered by cartoon fans, especially for his bizarre, inhaled, almost choking laugh (based on comedian Frank Fontaine's "Crazy Guggenheim" character). In Rabbit's Kin, Pete is chasing a young rabbit (who Bugs repeatedly calls him 'Shorty'), who asks Bugs Bunny for help. Bugs is eager to oblige, and subjects Pete to some of his trademark pranks.

Pete Puma's voice was used by Daws Butler for Sam the Cat in the Sylvester cartoons Trick or Tweet in 1958 and Mouse and Garden in 1960.

Later appearances[edit]

More recently, he has made occasional appearances on Tiny Toon Adventures (as the Acme Looniversity janitor), episodes of The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, co-starred with Foghorn Leghorn in Pullet Surprise (voiced again by Freberg in all of these appearances), made a cameo appearance in the crowd scenes of Space Jam, Carrotblanca (as a waiter), Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (working as a janitor again), and is a supporting character in the Looney Tunes comic books.

Pete Puma appears in The Looney Tunes Show voiced by John Kassir. He is a dimwitted friend of Daffy Duck and does various jobs around town.

Pete Puma appears in Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run voiced by Jess Harnell.

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