With much fanfare and a $15 million ad campaign, Tyson Foods launched a line of Looney Tunes microwavable frozen dinners for kids in 1990. The launch of the meals coincided with the huge marketing campaign that honored Bugs Bunny's 50th birthday. The meals were promoted as being "nutritious" and each meal came with its own prize inside (the prizes varied and included trading cards, sheets of stickers, mini activity and comic books, and character-themed trivia games). The initial line-up of meals included:
Bugs Bunny - Chicken Chunks
Daffy Duck - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Wile E. Coyote - Hamburger Pizza
Sylvester - Fish Sticks
Tweety - Macaroni & Cheese
Road Runner - Chicken Sandwich
Yosemite Sam - BBQ Chicken
Speedy Gonzales - Beef Enchiladas
Sales of meals started off strong enough for Tyson to add three more dinners the following year (sorry, I don't have images of these boxes):
Foghorn Leghorn - Pepperoni Pizza
Elmer Fudd - Turkey with Dressing
Porky Pig - Pattie Deluxe
Soon after, sales started to drop off (partly due to too much competition at the time with other companies' kid-themed frozen meals). Even the addition of "Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil" and "Foghorn Leghorn and Henery Hawk" themed pasta entrees failed to generate much interest.
Tyson finally discontinued the dinners in late 1993.
Thanks to Tim Hollis for the images.