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Montana Max is a character in Tiny Toon Adventures. He is mainly enemies with Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny, but he majorly hates everyone. The primary male antagonist of the show, a human kid whose ultra-rich family gives him a lot of finance-based weight to throw around. Selfish, greedy and a vicious, evil monster, and he takes great pleasure in making everyone else utterly miserable whenever he can.

Monty is a mega rich brat who throws the most funniest temper tantrums. He is known as a nasty, rich, and spoiled brat who hates rabbits, including Buster and Babs Bunny. Sometimes, Monty is nice and is roled as a main character in 2 episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures: Love Disconnection, and Playtime Toons. He seems to get annoyed by Elmyra Duff, who has a big crush on Monty, but he is shown to get help from her sometimes, probably to get those two rabbits, Buster and Babs. In Citizen Max, Monty was a peasant back then and was friends with Buster, but by the time the Acme Looniversity class president election started, he began to change as a mean rich brat who then claimed Buster as his ''rival''. Montana Max was later appeared in The Plucky Duck Show, and The 1995 Halloween special of Tiny Toons. But, He did not make any cameos in Animaniacs, and was replaced by Rudy Mookich in Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain. The show was unsuccessful and many Tiny Toons fans criticize them for replacing Monty as Elmyra Duff's love interest. In 2020, it was told that Tiny Toons is getting a reboot, however, Charlie Alder is not reprising his role as Buster and Cree Summer is not voicing Elmyra again, since she was cut. Monty has a chance to return and Danny Cooksey could reprise Monty's role, although it was not mentioned he will or will not be returning.

Montana Max is voiced by Danny Cooksey, who also voiced Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown, and Stoop Kid from Hey Arnold!

Biography & Appearance

Montana Max is a young, brown-haired, male human, who wears a grayish-blue jacket, green shirt, grayish-blue pants and black shoes. He attends Acme Looniversity and lives in Acme Acres. Not surprisingly, Monty's favorite teacher and mentor is Yosemite Sam (also named after a location in the American West). Unlike Yosemite, however, Monty uses proper English, instead of using phrases like "ain't" and "ain't none."

Montana Max is an only child of wealthy parents and lives with them in a large mansion on the edge of Acme Acres. They have several servants, one of which, Grovely, has been seen is several episodes, even starring prominently in an episode revolving around him and his family. Arnold the Pit Bull also serves Monty personally on many occasions, usually as a watchdog. His doorbell at home chimes "Mon-ey!" in place of a bell sound.

Personality

Monty is a bullying, spoiled, rich kid who throws world-class temper tantrums. Monty possesses a nasty personality and a very short temper, and uses his wealth for his own amusement, often to the discomfort or belittlement of others. His pastimes include counting his capital, landscape deforestation and rabbit stomping. He also owns heavily polluting industries that make things like elevator buttons and holes. Some episodes feature Plucky fighting those factories as The Toxic Revenger (pun on The Toxic Avenger).

Monty enjoys cheating in all forms of competition; oppressing the weak, terrorizing the timid, masterminding hostile takeovers and watching the compound interest rate climb past twenty percent. Monty is bossy and abrasive and hates fair play, honesty and people who stand up to him. He delights in using his vast fortune to bring misery to others, particularly Buster and Babs. He'll spend any amount of money to spoil their fun, but most often winds up bankrupting himself in the process. Monty is the perfect foil for Buster. The sawed-off bully's temper is matched only by his greed, and Buster is always able to bilk some fast bucks out of Monty.

Deep down, Monty is very insecure and sometimes fears no one likes him. He's right, of course, and occasionally feels the need to call "Acme Rent-a-Friend." Although he yells most of the time, sometimes we get glimpses of the real kid beneath the temper. He lives in the grandest mansion in Acme Acres. The grounds include swimming pools, tennis courts, stables and the like. It's the kind of place that would make Donald Trump envious. It has signs which read "Poverty Stinks," and "Charity Workers Will Be Shot."

Monty's goal in life is to bring misery into the life of happy-go-lucky Buster. He's not particularly fond of anyone in Acme Acres, for that matter. He thinks Babs is a scatterbrain and his only use for Plucky is as a pawn in one of his devious plots. He thinks Elmyra is a drippy little nerd, but she is one of his only friends, and he will occasionally call her into service to help him pester Buster and Babs. Elmyra loves the attention, figuring her "boyfriend" has come around and appreciates her at last.

It was revealed in the episode ''Playtime Toons'', that Montana Max owns his very own charge card, which his parents gave him. He can use it to buy anything he wants, like toys, since he said he can use his card to buy more toys and other stuff anytime.

Temper

Monty often a lot throws a big temper tantrum whenever things don't go the way he expects, causing him to kick his feet around, stomp, and cry. He even cries over ridiculous reasons like Buster tricking Monty, or getting his allowance taken away. He usually has to deal with it, but sometimes even has to suffer through punishments.

Interests & Hobbies

Monty has interests which include counting his capital, landscape deforestation and rabbit stomping. He also owns heavily polluting industries that make things like elevator buttons and holes. He pollutes plenty of times, like in "Pollution Solution". In his own home, he loves destroying his toys because he thinks they are lame.

Relationship with Buster and Babs

In the series premiere, "The Looney Beginning" (a non-canonical origin story), it is revealed that Max was the star of a show that had been pitched to Warner Bros., but rejected because of the character's brattiness. Taking revenge on the network for rejecting his series, Max boots Babs and Buster out of the cartoon, steals their scripts and takes over the show, renaming it The Montana Max Show. Buster and Babs manage to reclaim the show by visiting his mansion disguised as Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd, who Max admits are his personal heroes. Max then got mad and realized that it was the two rabbits in costumes and he sets out traps around his mansion, but failed since the bunnies escaped so quickly. Monty was then being chased by one of his big coins of a face of himself on it and got defeated by getting crushed by it. That means Buster and Babs saved the show from being ruined by Monty.

According to the half-hour episode "Citizen Max" (a parody of the movie, Citizen Kane), Monty was once impoverished and friends with one of the series' stars, Buster Bunny, until the day his parents won the lottery and became quite wealthy; after this, he abandoned Buster and quickly turned into his familiar bullying, juvenile delinquent self, thus setting the stage for his long-running feud with the blue rabbit.

In the "The Acme Acres Zone" (a parody of The Twilight Zone) episode segment "A Walk on the Flip Side", Max gets an ironic comeuppance from Babs and Buster. Monty hates rabbits so much that he dreams that he is a rabbit himself. As a rabbit, he tries to get back to his real home. Elmyra catches him, but he makes an easy getaway. When he gets to his house, he finds out that Buster and Babs have taken over his mansion. They call the animal shelter and the keeper puts him in with a bunch of rabbits. Max is terrorized by visions of rabbits and by Elmyra when she wants to take him home "forever and ever." As Max wakes up, he decides to be nice to rabbits, but reneges when Buster and Babs begs at his doorstep. After being chased off the premises, Babs observes that these zone shows are supposed to have a twist ending. Max gets his twist as he opens his cabinet and finds a whole bunch of rabbits in it.

In the "Rainy Daze" episode segment "Rent a Friend", Buster is the only one who willingly volunteered to be Monty's rent-a-friend for the day, as Monty's abusive and insensitive behavior (as well as many dangerous toys) has scared all of the other rent-a-friends away. Buster is forced to be friendly towards Monty, who mistreats the bunny and has him play with his deadly and destructive toys, but when Monty goes too far, Buster gets his revenge on him (also costing the rich brat $250,000 to be saved from a tremendous fall, plus $13.50 for his rent-a-friend fee).

Monty as the Good Guy

In the "Playtime Toons" episode segment "Fit to Be Toyed", Monty is bored playing with his toys and decides to blow them up to make room for new ones. One of the toys lands in the drink of his father, who outraged, donates the rest of them to Toys 4 Tots. He also takes away Monty's Acme Excess charge card and cuts it up, preventing him from buying any new ones. Monty is left with nothing to do, so his father tells him to use his imagination. Later that day, Monty goes up to the attic where he meets his imagination, who has shrunk down to the size of a mouse. He has not been used for a long time, as Monty previously had all those neat toys to play with. Monty tries to play with a paddle ball and his imagination tells him that there are other ways to play with it. Monty pretends the paddle ball is a musical instrument, a club, and a space weapon. His father, who decidedly gives him back his newly taped Acme Excess card, is proud of him, as imagination is where real play begins.

In the "Love Disconnection" double-length episode segment, "My Dinner With Elmyra", Monty's mother tells him that she is having dinner with a cute couple across town. The couple has a cute daughter, who turns out to be Elmyra Duff. Monty does not want to go on a date with her, but his mother tells him that Elmyra's parents are close friends of her's and Monty's father and that she will take away his allowance ($700,000 weekly) if he refuses. Monty has to suffer through the date, everything from buying her a Happy Baby Puppy Face Meal and being teased by the other Tiny Toons at Weenie Burger to sitting through The Adventures of Fido and Mewmew at the Acme Theater. When he walks Elmyra to her door in an attempt to seltzer her at the end of the cartoon, she kisses him, and as he gets back into his limousine, he utters to himself, "I think I'm in love."

There are two reasons why Monty has been depicted as the main protagonist in these shorts. On the show, it's because Monty's parents finally assert themselves in his life. In real life, it's because the young Danny Cooksey (Monty's voice actor) complained about being "the bad guy."

Appearances

Season 1

  • Episode 1: The Looney Beginning -- (Supporting role)
  • Episode 3: The Wheel o' Comedy -- Episode segment: Win, Lose, or Kerblowie (Main role)
  • Episode 4: Test Stress -- Episode segment: Never Too Late to Loon (Cameo)
  • Episode 7: Journey to the Center of Acme Acres -- (Main role)
  • Episode 8: Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night -- Episode segment: Home Wrecker (Main role)
  • Episode 9: It's Buster Bunny Time -- Prologue before the episode segment: Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotten (Cameo: A still image is shown), Episode segment: Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotten (Main role)
  • Episode 10: Looking Out for the Little Guy -- Episode segment: The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger (Main role)
  • Episode 14: The Acme Acres Zone -- Episode segment: A Walk On the Flip Side (Main role), A Bacon Strip (Minor role)
  • Episode 15: Life in the 90s -- Episode segment: Whining Out (Cameo: A still image is shown), Episode segment: Paper Trained (Main role)
  • Episode 16: Rock 'N' Roar -- (Main role)
  • Episode 17: Prom-ise Her Anything -- (Supporting role)
  • Episode 18: Hare Today Gone Tomorrow -- (Supporting role)
  • Episode 19: Cinemaniacs! -- Episode segment: Superbabs (Main role), Episode segment: Duck Trek (Minor role), Episode segment: Pasadena Jones (Main role)
  • Episode 20: You Asked for It -- Prologue before the episode segment: Debutante Devil (Cameo: A still image is shown), Episode segment: Slight of Hare (Main role)
  • Episode 21: Gang Busters -- (Main role)
  • Episode 22: Citizen Max -- (Main role)
  • Episode 24: Buster and the Wolverine -- (Cameo)
  • Episode 25: You Asked for It, Part II -- Episode segment: The Return of the Toxic Revenger (Main role)
  • Episode 28: The Wacko World of Sports -- Episode Segment: Tennis the Menace (Main role)
  • Episode 29: Rainy Daze -- Episode segment: Rent A Friend (Main role), Episode segment: Bunny Daze (Minor role: Shown in Babs' dream sequences)
  • Episode 30: Fields of Honey -- (Minor role)
  • Episode 32: Spring in Acme Acres -- Episode segment: Love Among the Toons (Supporting role)
  • Episode 34: The Wide World of Elmyra -- Episode segment: Go Fetch (Cameo)
  • Episode 35: A Ditch in Time -- (Supporting role: A prehistoric version is shown)
  • Episode 36: Animaniacs! -- (Minor role)
  • Episode 37: Career Oppor-Toon-ities -- Episode segment: Buster's Guide to Part-Time Jobs (Main role), Episode segment: Falling to Pizzas (Cameo)
  • Episode 38: Strange Tales of Weird Science -- Episode segment: Duck in the Muck (Main role)
  • Episode 39: Inside Plucky Duck -- Episode segment: Wild Takes Class (Cameo)
  • Episode 41: Dating, Acme Acres Style -- Episode segment: Dream Date Game (Main role)
  • Episode 42: Looniversity Daze -- Episode segment: The Learning Principal (Minor role), Prologue before the episode segment: Eating Between the Lines (Cameo), Episode segment: What's Up Nurse? (Minor role)
  • Episode 43: Best O' Plucky Duck Day -- Episode segment: One Minute Til' Three (Minor role)
  • Episode 44: Hero Hamton -- (Main role)
  • Episode 46: Ask Mr. Popular -- Prologue before the episode segment: A Pigment of his Imagination (Cameo: A still image is shown)
  • Episode 47: Son of Looniversity Daze -- Prologue before the episode segment: Plucky's Dastardly Deed (Cameo), Episode segment: Plucky's Dastardly Deed (Minor role), Episode segment: Open and Shut Case (Cameo), Episode segment: C Flat or B Sharp (Cameo)
  • Episode 48: Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool -- Prologue before the episode segment: Venison Anyone? (Cameo), Episode segment: Venison Anyone? (Main role)
  • Episode 51: Tiny Toon Music Television -- Music video segment: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Supporting role), Music video segment: Money (That's What I Want) (Main role)
  • Episode 52: The Return of the Acme Acres Zone -- Episode segment: Real Kids Don't Like Broccoli (Cameo: A droid version is shown), Episode segment: Duck Dodgers Jr. (Cameo: A still image is shown)
  • Episode 54: Weirdest Story Ever Told -- Prologue before the episode segment: Robin Hare (Cameo), Episode segment: Robin Hare (Main role)
  • Episode 56: Son of the Wacko World of Sports -- Episode segment: Acme Acres Summer Olympics (Cameo)
  • Episode 57: Pollution Solution -- Episode segment: Jungle Bungle (Minor role), Episode segment: Waste Deep in Wackyland (Main role)
  • Episode 59: Brave Tales of Real Rabbits -- Episode segment: And All That Rot (Main role), Episode segment: Day for Knight (Minor role)
  • Episode 62: Here's Hamton -- Episode segment: Milk, It Makes a Body Spout (Cameo)
  • Episode 64: K-Acme TV -- (Cameo)

Season 2

  • Episode 66: Pledge Week -- Prologue before the episode segment: It's All Relatives (Cameo), Prologue before the episode segment: The Kite (Cameo)
  • Episode 67: Going Places -- Prologue before the episode segment: When You're Hot (Cameo: Face not shown), Prologue before the episode segment: Slaughterhouse Jive (Cameo), Episode segment: Slaughterhouse Jive (Main role)
  • Episode 68: Elephant Issues -- Episode segment: Why Dizzy Can't Read (Minor role), Episode segment: C.L.I.D.E. and Prejudice (Main role)
  • Episode 69: Hog Wild Hamton -- (Cameo)
  • Episode 70: Playtime Toons --Prologue before the episode segment: Fit to be Toyed (Main), Episode segment: Fit to be Toyed (Main role)
  • Episode 71: Toon Physics -- Episode segment: The Year Book Star (Cameo)
  • Episode 72: Acme Cable TV -- (Supporting role)
  • Episode 73: Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian -- (Minor role)
  • Episode 74: Henny Youngman Day -- Prologue before the episode segment: Stand-Up and Deliver (Cameo), Episode segment: Stand-Up and Deliver (Minor role)
  • Episode 75: Love Disconnection -- Prologue before the episode segment: My Dinner with Elmyra (Cameo), Episode segment: My Dinner with Elmyra (Main role), Episode segment: The Amazing Three (Cameo)
  • Episode 77: Sepulveda Boulevard -- (Main role)

Season 3

  • Episode 79: Thirteensomething -- (Cameo)
  • Episode 80: New Class Day -- Episode segment: Just-Us League of Super Toons (Main role), Prologue before the episode segment: Sound Off (Cameo)
  • Episode 81: Fox Trot -- Episode segment: Can't Buy Me Love (Minor role)
  • Episode 82: What Makes Toons Tick -- Episode segment: Whirlwind Romance (Cameo)
  • Episode 85: Toons Take Over -- (Cameo: A still image is shown)
  • Episode 90: Toon TV -- Music video segment: Video Game Blues (Cameo: Face not shown), Music video segment: The Name Game (Supporting role), Music video segment: Toon Out, Toon In (Minor role)
  • Episode 92: Music Day -- Episode segment: The Horn Blows at Lunchtime (Minor role), Prologue before the episode segment: Loon Lake (Cameo: A still image is shown)
  • Episode 95: Weekday Afternoon Live -- (Minor role)
  • Episode 97: Best of Buster Day -- Episode segment: Compromising Principals (Cameo), Episode segment: Maid to Re-Order (Supporting role)
  • Episode 98: It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special -- (Supporting role)

Film

  • How I Spent My Vacation -- (Cameo)

Specials

  • Tiny Toon Spring Break -- (Cameo)
  • Night Ghoulery -- (Minor role)

Music

  • 1992 Japanese import audio CD of Tiny Toons Sing! -- Song: Tiny Toons Rap (Vocals only), Song: Don't Worry, Be Happy (Vocals only), Song: Money (That's What I Want) (Vocals only), Song: The Name Game (Vocals only)

Video Games

  • Montana Max is usually an enemy in the Tiny Toon Adventures video games. Often his plans involve him capturing Babs Bunny, in order to lure Buster Bunny into a trap.
  • Acme All-Stars for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive: Monty is one of twelve playable characters in multi-player mode. This is the only video game in which he is a playable character.

Quotes

  • "You can't do this to me! I'm rich!"
  • "Make my day, rabbit!"
  • "Ask me if I care!"
  • "I'm Montana Max. Maximilian to my friends, with an emphasis on the million!"

Parodies

Wex Wuthor

Wex Wuthor is Montana Max's supervillain alter-ego. He is a parody of DC Comics SuperVillain Lex Luthor. Wex is considered as an enemy of the Just-Us League of SuperToons, as seen in New Class Day. He was also the main antagonist in the Cinemaniacs segment, SuperBabs.

Harris Goulash

Harris Goulash is Montana Max's parody of a unknown villain from the Indiana Jones film series. Harris was trying to get the secret of life before Pasadena (Buster Bunny) does, but at the end of the segment (Pasadena Jones), he failed by getting squished by the door that he was pulling on saying ''Its mine, finally mine!!''.

Toys and Merchandise

Montana Max had toys and other merchandise of himself and were able to be collected in the 90's. Mcdonald's had toys of Monty in 1991 (A flip car with himself and Gogo Dodo), and in 1992 (A Wacky roller with bouncing coins in a cash register). Playskool had toys of him as well, including figures and cars. Other merch included, Posters, Comics, Stickers, etc.

Home

Montana Max, along with his parents, all live in the grandest mansion in Acme Acres, where it is located on the far edge. The grounds include swimming pools, tennis courts, stables and the like. It's the kind of place that would make Donald Trump envious. It has signs which read "Poverty Stinks," and "Charity Workers Will Be Shot". The mansion is armed with security guards, and Montana Max has several servants to do the simplest of tasks. The mansion has a bowling alley and movie theater, an in-ground pool, a high-tech alarm system, and countless safes for Max's money. The mansion also includes countless state-of-the-art traps for rabbits.

Trivia

In Prom-ise Her Anything, Even though Monty is a minor, he is claimed to be a republican in this episode.

Montana Max is 14 years old.

Some TTA episodes, Monty himself has his own theme song jingle, as heard in the opening of the segment ''My Dinner With Elmyra'' in the TTA episode, Love Disconnection. It can be noticed in various other episodes.

Max has a supervillain ego of himself named Wex Wuthor, a parody of the DC Comic Fictional Supervillain Lex Luthor. Wex is considered as an enemy of the Just-Us League of SuperToons, as seen in New Class Day.

Monty might have a character named after him, Major from Hellsing, who is also named Montana Max. Maybe the author of Hellsing, Kouta Hirano, mainly based The Major on his Tiny Toons counterpart (Montana Max).

Montana Max is actually named after a state in the USA, Montana. Because, Montana is a western state, and Monty was named like that to share common characteristics with his Looney Tunes counterpart Yosemite Sam.

Monty is mainly based on Yosemite Sam, since they both have a bad temper, hatred for rabbits, and a western state named after them. Unlike Sam, The only difference is that Max actually speaks proper english, instead of using phrases ''ain't'' and ''ain't none''.

Deep down, Max is very afraid that no one likes him, and he's right. So, he mostly calls an ACME-Rent-A-Friend to play with, but he usually yells and has a bad temper. So, he might have a hard time making actual ''friends''.

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