Have you heard about Looney Tunes? You must have, being a 90’s child, everyone must have heard about it. And you people might even remember gluing your eyes on the TV screens to watch cartoons every Saturday morning.
About ACME Corporation
ACME Corporation is a fictional company that mostly appeared in the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote’s every cartoon shows. It was a company that supplied Wile E. Coyote with an endless range of silly products that only ended up failing with amusing consequences. It left a mark in the mind of Wile. Thus, the occurrence of the company name in the Looney Tunes Cartoons is quite ironic.
ACME is a Greek word that means a peak, prime, or zenith. But the name of the company is quite ironic to the kinds of products it offers to its consumers. The bizarre products provided by the company in the show were only to create a disaster. However, the slogan of the company may be – “Quality is our No.1 dream.”
Why was the word ACME used?
During the 1920s, alphabetical phone books were growing its popularity that resulted in re-branding of the business with a different name. Using names that comes first alphabetically, was something that people were approaching. As early as the initial alphabet of the company’s name occurs in the alphabet, it will reflect in the growth of the company. ACME was quite a popular choice of name those days. Thus, the writer chooses to use the word ACME for the name of the Corporation in the cartoon shows.
How did the name reoccur after the Looney Tunes got ceased?
Chuck Jones, the writer, animator, and director of the Looney Tunes Cartoons for more than three decades, got stuck upon the name “ACME.” He carried out the name for a Chuck Jones movie – Memories of Childhood released in the year 2009. Chuck explained the reason behind it, in an interview where he stated –
“Whenever we plan to make a store in our shows, we prefer to call it ACME because it is the word that you might get in the first sheet of the yellow pages. Thus, to expand or to bring up the name of the store, it is best to use this AC combination.”
However, the company is fictional, but it may boost the enhancement of multiple exciting lines of work, including ACME Drugstore, ACME Building Disintegrator, or anything else. It was just a commonly used word at the time of the production of the Looney tune cartoons. It is why it was best to adopt the name for the fictional corporations in the cartoons!