List of Looney Tunes television specials

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This is a list of television specials based on the Looney Tunes series of theatrical animated shorts

Original specials[edit]

Title Year LTGC availability (all as special features) Notes
Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies 1972 Produced by Filmation, with the Looney Tunes characters on loan from Warner Bros. (otherwise a silent partner)
Carnival of the Animals 1976 Volume 5, Disc 4 Animation/live-action mix
A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court 1978 Volume 6, Disc 1
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales 1979 Volume 5, Disc 4 Three TV shorts later edited out of it.
Daffy Duck's Easter Special 1980 Volume 6, Disc 1 Three TV shorts later edited out of it.
Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over 1980 Volume 5, Disc 4 Three TV shorts later edited out of it.
Also available on The Essential Bugs Bunny (10/12/2010)
AN Ounce of Prevention 1982 Awareness video about burn prevention in the home

Anniversary specials[edit]

Title Year Notes
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special 1986 Featuring interviews with celebrities
Happy Birthday Bugs!: 50th Looney Years 1990

Specials with reused footage[edit]

Title Year Classic clips from Notes
Bugs Bunny's Easter Special 1977 * Knighty Knight Bugs
* Hillbilly Hare
* Bully for Bugs
* Tweety's Circus
* Birds Anonymous
* For Scent-imental Reasons
* Rabbit of Seville
* Little Boy Boo
* Robin Hood Daffy
* Sahara Hare
Released on DVD.
Bugs Bunny in Space 1977 * Hare-Way to the Stars
* The Hasty Hare
* Mad as a Mars Hare

With clips from:

* Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
* His Hare-Raising Tale
Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special 1978 * A-Haunting We Will Go

With clips from:

* Broom-Stick Bunny
* Hyde and Hare
* Hyde and Go Tweet
* A Witch's Tangled Hare
* Transylvania 6-5000
* Scaredy Cat
* Claws for Alarm
* Bewitched Bunny
Released on DVD
How Bugs Bunny Won the West 1978 Clips from:
* Bonanza Bunny
* Wild and Woolly Hare
* Drip-Along Daffy
* Barbary Coast Bunny
* 14 Carrot Rabbit
* Aqua Duck
Hosted in live action by actor Denver Pyle
Included in The Essential Bugs Bunny DVD, released October 12, 2010 in the U.S.
Bugs Bunny's Valentine 1979 Clips from:
* Hare Trimmed
*The Grey Hounded Hare
* Hare Splitter
* Little Beau Pepe
* The Super Snooper
* Rabbit Romeo
* Wild Over You
* Of Rice and Hen
* Devil May Hare
Released on DVD as Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers.
The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special 1979 * Stork Naked
* Apes of Wrath
* Bushy Hare
* Goo Goo Goliath
* Mother Was a Rooster
* Quackodile Tears
Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet 1979 * Rabbit Every Monday
* Stop! Look! And Hasten!
* Guided Muscle
* Beep, Beep!
* Tweet Dreams
* Trip For Tat
* Birds Anonymous
* Canned Feud
* Bedevilled Rabbit
Bugs Bunny Mystery Special, The 1980 * Big House Bunny
* Bugs and Thugs
* Hare Lift
* Operation: Rabbit
* Catty Cornered
Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special 1980 * His Bitter Half
* Robin Hood Daffy
* Drip-Along Daffy
Contains one all new Duck Dodgers short.
Bugs Bunny: All American Hero 1981 * Yankee Doodle Bugs
* Bunker Hill Bunny
* Dumb Patrol
* The Rebel Without Claws
* Ballot Box Bunny
* Southern Fried Rabbit
Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television 1982 * This Is a Life?
With clips from:
*
The Ducksters
*
Wideo Wabbit
*
What's Up, Doc?
*
Past Perfumance
*
Tree Cornered Tweety
Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars 1988 * Porky's Poppa
* Porky's Poor Fish
* Shake Your Powder Puff
* Scrap Happy Daffy
* Have You Got Any Castles?
* Boobs in the Woods
* The Fifth-Column Mouse
* The Wearing of the Grin
* Tweet Tweet Tweety
* Tweety's Circus
* A Scent of the Matterhorn
* Hot Cross Bunny
* Daffy Duck Hunt
* Robot Rabbit
* Yankee Doodle Daffy
* Naughty Neighbors
* Bosko's Picture Show
* Polar Pals
* The Fair-Haired Hare
One of the first specials produced by Warner Bros. where new animation was both traditionally and digitally inked and painted.[1] Released on DVD with the Space Jam 2-disc DVD set.
Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports 1989 Clips from:
* The Leghorn Blows at Midnight
* Sport Chumpions
* To Duck or Not to Duck
* Bunny Hugged
* High Diving Hare
* My Bunny Lies Over the Sea
* Frigid Hare
* Lovelorn Leghorn
* Bad Ol' Putty Tat
* Little Boy Boo
* ...and others
Included in The Essential Bugs Bunny DVD, released on October 12, 2010 in the U.S.
Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster 1991 * What's Opera, Doc?
* Rabbit of Seville
* Baton Bunny
* Daffy & Porky in the William Tell Overture
* Back Alley Oproar***
***At time of release Warner Bros hadn't regained the rights to their pre-1948 cartoons yet, so Ford and his crew reanimated this short for its inclusion in this special.
Bugs Bunny's Creature Features 1992 * Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
* The Duxorcist
* 'Night of the Living Duck
Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes 1992 * Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
* The Hasty Hare
* Hare-Way to the Stars
* His Hare-Raising Tale
* Rocket-bye Baby
* Martian Through Georgia
* No Parking Hare
* Boyhood Daze
* Lighter Than Hare
* There Auto Be a Law
* Lumber Jerks
* A Kiddy's Kitty
* The Hole Idea
Released straight to VHS

VHS retitling[edit]

Several of these TV specials were given a new name when released on video.

TV title VHS title
Carnival of the Animals Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals
Bugs Bunny's Easter Special Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies
Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court, A Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court
Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special
Bugs Bunny's Creature Features
Bugs Bunny's Halloween Hijinks
Bugs Bunny's Valentine Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers
Daffy Duck's Easter Special Daffy Duck's Easter EGG-citment
Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special Daffy Duck in Hollywood (renamed for TV rebroadcast)
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Jubilee, The (renamed for TV rebroadcast)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ K. Wiley, TD, Allied Visual Artists

Further reading[edit]

  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons, by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald (1989), Henry Holt, ISBN 0-8050-0894-2
  • Chuck Amuck : The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, ISBN 0-374-12348-9
  • That's Not All, Folks! by Mel Blanc, Philip Bashe. Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-39089-5 (Softcover) ISBN 0-446-51244-3 (Hardcover)
  • Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, Leonard Maltin, Revised Edition 1987, Plume ISBN 0-452-25993-2 (Softcover) ISBN 0-613-64753-X (Hardcover)

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