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Missing mink? by Rabbette Missing mink? by Rabbette
An excerpt from Looney Tunes comics #126, a parody of the movie Troy.
Something I've always wondered about this. Was there supposed to be a Minerva Mink cameo here and they found out they could not use the character?
Or is it simply a celebrity I don't recognize as the goddess Minerva?
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TatsudomoStudios Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I think it's just a play on the character's name as an in-joke to that mink. And a case of mistaken identity on Daffy's part.
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
Very logical! :P
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WhyMe777x Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, when I first saw this strip, the last panel where Daffy says "Oh no, you don't!", my first impression was that he was directly referring to the fact that she looked like Minerva Mink, and he was implying "You don't belong in this comic" because he knew who she looked like. I'm guessing it was simply a nod to Animaniacs; her 2 episodes ran a decade earlier, so the comic artist or his/her children could have been fan(s) of the show, or perhaps everybody at WB has access to a conglomerated database of characters and the artist simply searched for a character who fit the best with the goddess' name/traits.

As for what celebrity it could possibly be, Minerva Mink was originally named Marilyn Mink, because she was based on Marilyn Monroe, and they changed her name in the process. It could be rationalized that this Minerva is also based on the actress, though I believe to the artist that never came to mind.
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Rabbette Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Nah, if they were going to use Minerva they would have used her. I still think they just had to remove her at the last minute.
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RaccoonPioneer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I believe that Minerva Mink was supposed to make an appearance here. But, since Animaniacs is under the ownership of two parties -- Warner Brothers and Steven Spielberg respectively -- I think that Warner Brothers was unable to put Minerva Mink into this comic. Furthermore, judging from this short sample of the comic, this was meant to be a nod to classical mythology. Depicting the Roman goddess of Minerva as a mink probably wouldn't satisfy everyone. Still, I think it would have been interesting had they put Minerva Mink in there, rather than a humanized variant of her.
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Rabbette Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
That's always been my opinion on it too.
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lovehurtslol Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
ahahaha that is totally minerva
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Tori-In-Boots Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Please send me this in an email, the whole story, please and thanks
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Rabbette Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
ok, sent it to ya
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Tori-In-Boots Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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