Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1929–39)

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This is a listing of all the animated shorts released by Warner Bros. under the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies banners between 1930 and 1939, plus the 1929 pilot film which was used to sell the Looney Tunes series to Leon Schlesinger and Warner Bros.. A total of 271 shorts were released during the 1930s.

1929[edit]

Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid, a 1929 live-action short film produced to sell a series of Bosko cartoons, was never released to theaters, and therefore not seen by a wide audience until 71 years later on Cartoon Network's television special Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons on March 12, 2000, although in an edited form. The film was produced in May 1929, directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. In the film, a cartoonist (portrayed in live action by Rudolph Ising) draws Bosko, who comes to life. Bosko speaks, sings, dances and plays the piano before the cartoonist sucks him into his ink pen and pours him back into the inkwell. Bosko pops out of the bottle and promises to return.

The full cartoon is present on disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 as a special feature.

1930[edit]

All cartoons are Looney Tunes starring Bosko and are all directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. None of the primary characters of Looney Tunes would appear until 1935, and would appear in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons until 1968.

Title Co-star Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Sinkin' in the Bathtub Honey 4127 1930-04-19
  • First officially released Warner Bros. cartoon.
  • First publicly released Bosko cartoon; first appearance of Honey
Congo Jazz 4167 1930-09-XX
  • Animation credit changes to "Drawn by" throughout the Harman-Ising era. Also, on this cartoon only, musical director Marsales is credited ahead of the animators. Smith (1906-1980) lasted ten years as a WB animator, later becoming animator and director for the Walter Lantz studio. He is the father of actor/director Charles Martin Smith. This cartoon contains a trombone solo that includes a sound which was later the origin of the classic WB sound effect "Trombone Gobble."
Hold Anything Honey 4229 1930-10-XX
The Booze Hangs High 4340 1930-11-XX
Box Car Blues 4368 1930-12-XX

1931[edit]

All cartoons are Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies starring Bosko, Foxy, Piggy, and other characters and are all directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. This year marks the debut of the Merrie Melodies series. All Merrie Melodies cartoons are directed by Rudolf Ising, and all Looney Tunes cartoons after The Tree's Knees are directed by Hugh Harman.

Title Series Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Big Man from the North LT Bosko, Honey 4500 1931-01-XX
  • DVD - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends
Ain't Nature Grand! LT Bosko 4626 1931-03-XX
Ups 'n Downs LT Bosko, 4640 1931-03-XX
Dumb Patrol LT Bosko, Honey 4664 1931-05-XX
  • Not to be confused with another Looney Tunes cartoon of the same name, released in 1964, starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
Yodeling Yokels LT Bosko, Honey 4680 1931-06-XX
Bosko's Holiday LT Bosko, Honey 4694 1931-07-XX
The Tree's Knees LT Bosko 4725 1931-07-XX
Lady, Play Your Mandolin! MM Animals (cartoon character), Foxy, Roxy 4645 1931-08-XX
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon.
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! MM Foxy, Radio, Roxy 4825 1931-09-05
  • Now in the public domain.
Bosko Shipwrecked LT Bosko 4666 1931-09-19
One More Time MM Foxy, Mugs, Roxy 4851 1931-10-03
Bosko the Doughboy LT Bosko 5017 1931-10-17
You Don't Know What You're Doin' MM Fluffy, Piggy, The Car 4977 1931-10-31
Bosko's Soda Fountain LT Bosko, 5045 1931-11-14
Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land MM Banjo Player, Fluffy 5025 1931-11-28
Bosko's Fox Hunt LT Bosko, Bruno 5046 1931-12-12
Red-Headed Baby MM Red-Headed Baby, Toymaker 5038 1931-12-26

1932[edit]

All cartoons are directed by Hugh Harman or Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales.

Title Series Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Bosko at the Zoo LT Bosko, Honey 5035 1932-01-09
Pagan Moon MM 5064 1932-01-31
Battling Bosko LT Bosko, Honey 5040 1932-02-06
Freddy the Freshman MM Freddy the Freshman 5110 1932-02-20
Big-Hearted Bosko LT Baby, Bosko, Bruno 5075 1932-03-05
Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee MM 5137 1932-03-19
Bosko's Party LT Bosko, Honey, Kitten, Wilbur 5138 1932-04-02
Goopy Geer MM Goopy Geer 5130 1932-04-16
  • First appearance of Goopy Geer.
Bosko and Bruno LT Bosko, Bruno 5164 1932-04-30
It's Got Me Again! MM 5244 1932-05-14
Bosko and Honey LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 1999
  • Was made in 1932 and reworked into Bosko's Dizzy Date, but was not released theatrically. It was released 67 years later on VHS and DVD.
  • In the public domain
Moonlight for Two MM Goopy Geer, 5291 1932-06-11
Bosko's Dog Race LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, 5292 1932-06-25
The Queen Was in the Parlor MM Goopy Geer 5343 1932-07-09
Bosko at the Beach LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5315 1932-07-23
I Love a Parade MM Mickey Mouse (cameo) 5383 1932-08-06
  • Mini Mickey Mouse cameo holding a drum at the beginning of the parade.
Bosko's Store LT Bosko, Honey, Mouse, Wilbur 5344 1932-08-13
Bosko the Lumberjack LT Bosko, Honey, 5454 1932-09-03
You're too Careless With Your Kisses! MM 5426 1932-09-10
Ride Him, Bosko! LT Bosko, First Cartoonist, Honey, Second Cartoonist 5491 1932-09-17
  • Earliest-released WB cartoon still under copyright.[citation needed]
  • First live-action cartoon.
I Wish I Had Wings MM 5473 1932-10-15
Bosko the Drawback LT Bosko, Honey, 5514 1932-10-22
A Great Big Bunch of You MM 5492 1932-11-12
Bosko's Dizzy Date LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5245 1932-11-19
Three's a Crowd MM 5529 1932-12-10
Bosko's Woodland Daze LT Bosko, Bruno 5530 1932-12-17

1933[edit]

All cartoons up until Buddy's Day Out, are scored by Frank Marsales.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives MM Rudolf Ising 5583 1933-01-07
  • Available on Netflix on Holiday Favorites Vol. 2.
Bosko in Dutch LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5584 1933-01-14
  • First cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
One Step Ahead of My Shadow MM Rudolf Ising 5610 1933-02-04
  • Earliest-released Merrie Melodies cartoon still under copyright.[citation needed]
Bosko in Person LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey, Ted Lewis 5511 1933-02-11
Young and Healthy MM Rudolf Ising 5661 1933-03-04
Bosko the Speed King LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Honey 5662 1933-03-11
The Organ Grinder MM Rudolf Ising 5733 1933-04-08
Bosko's Knight-Mare LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5750 1933-04-29
Wake Up the Gypsy in Me MM Rudolf Ising 5778 1933-05-13
Bosko the Sheep-Herder LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5808 1933-06-03
I Like Mountain Music MM Rudolf Ising 5825 1933-06-10
Beau Bosko LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey 5873 1933-07-01
Shuffle Off to Buffalo MM Rudolf Ising and Friz Freleng Little Boy, Old Man, Singing Babies 5874 1933-07-08
Bosko's Mechanical Man LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5888 1933-07-29
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon MM Rudolf Ising 5945 1933-08-05
Bosko the Musketeer LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5946 1933-08-12
Bosko's Picture Show LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5955 1933-08-26
  • Final appearance of Honey.
  • Final appearance of Bosko in a WB cartoon.
We're in the Money MM Rudolf Ising 5954 1933-08-26
  • Final cartoon produced by Harman-Ising.
  • Final cartoon scored by Frank Marsales.
Buddy's Day Out LT Tom Palmer Buddy, Cookie 5957 1933-09-09
  • One of two cartoons directed by Tom Palmer.
  • First cartoon to be produced by Leon Schlesinger.
  • First appearance of Buddy.
  • First cartoon scored by Bernard Brown and Norman Spencer.
I've Got to Sing a Torch Song MM Tom Palmer 5956 1933-09-30
  • One of two cartoons directed by Tom Palmer.
Buddy's Beer Garden LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 5987 1933-11-18
  • First cartoon directed by Earl Duvall.
Buddy's Show Boat LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 6033 1933-12-09
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence MM Earl Duvall 5988 1933-12-16

1934[edit]

This year marks the beginning of production of color Merrie Melodies cartoons. For this year, most would still be in black and white up until Rhythm in the Bow. Also, starting with Honeymoon Hotel, the "I Think You're Ducky" theme was shortened.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Buddy the Gob LT Friz Freleng Buddy 6125 1934-01-13
  • First cartoon entirely directed by Friz Freleng.
Pettin' in the Park MM Bernard Brown 5960 1934-01-27
  • First cartoon directed by Bernard Brown.
Honeymoon Hotel MM Earl Duvall 6126 1934-02-17
  • Produced in Cinecolor (first WB cartoon in color).
Buddy and Towser LT Friz Freleng Buddy 6174 1934-02-24
Buddy's Garage LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 6176 1934-04-14
Beauty and the Beast MM Friz Freleng Girl, Jester, Sandman, Toy Soldier 6175 1934-04-14
  • Produced in Cinecolor.
Those Were Wonderful Days MM Bernard Brown 6199 1934-04-26
Buddy's Trolley Troubles LT Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 6200 1934-05-05
Goin' to Heaven on a Mule MM Friz Freleng 6209 1934-05-19
Buddy of the Apes LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie, Tribal Chief 6217 1934-05-26
  • First cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway.
How Do I Know It's Sunday MM Friz Freleng Various 6253 1934-06-09
Buddy's Bearcats LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6326 1934-06-23
  • First cartoon directed by Jack King.
Why Do I Dream Those Dreams MM Friz Freleng 6373 1934-06-30
Buddy's Circus LT Jack King Buddy 6440 1934-12-08
The Miller's Daughter MM Friz Freleng 6441 1934-10-06
Buddy the Detective LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, The Mad Musician 6442 1934-10-13
The Girl at the Ironing Board MM Friz Freleng 6439 1934-09-15
Viva Buddy LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, Pancho 6492 1934-09-29
Shake Your Powder Puff MM Friz Freleng 6494 1934-09-22
Buddy the Woodsman LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6374 1934-10-27
Rhythm in the Bow MM Ben Hardaway 6495 1934-10-20
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon in black & white.
Those Beautiful Dames MM Friz Freleng 6571 1934-11-03
  • Produced in 2-strip Technicolor (first WB cartoon in Technicolor).
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon with the That's all Folks! ending.
Buddy's Adventures LT Ben Hardaway Bearded Old Man, Buddy, Cookie, Policeman 6570 1934-11-10
Pop Goes Your Heart MM Friz Freleng 6609 1934-12-01
  • Produced in 2-strip Technicolor.
Buddy the Dentist LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6610 1934-12-15

1935[edit]

All Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 2-strip Technicolor (except where noted).

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue ribbon Notes
Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name MM Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 6611 1935-01-19
The Country Boy MM Friz Freleng 6679 1935-02-02
Buddy's Theatre LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6680 1935-02-09 no
I Haven't Got a Hat MM Friz Freleng Beans, Ex, Ham, Little Kitty, Miss Cud, Porky Pig 6681 1935-03-02 no
  • First appearances of Beans and Porky Pig.
Buddy's Pony Express LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie, Dog Buying Whiskey, Villain 6757 1935-03-09 no
Buddy of the Legion LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 6612 1935-04-06 no
Along Flirtation Walk MM Friz Freleng 6758 1935-04-06
My Green Fedora MM Friz Freleng 6760 1935-04-27
Buddy's Lost World LT Jack King Buddy 6805 1935-05-18
Into Your Dance MM Friz Freleng Singing Dog 6806 1935-06-08 no
Buddy's Bug Hunt LT Jack King Buddy, Butterfly, Spider 6860 1935-06-22 no
Buddy in Africa LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 6759 1935-07-06 no
The Country Mouse MM Friz Freleng Beans (cameo), Porky Pig (cameo) 6857, BR 1311 1935-07-13 yes
  • Reissued as Country Mouse.
  • Cameo by Beans and Porky at the beginning.
Buddy Steps Out LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6861 1935-07-20 no
  • Final appearance of Cookie in a WB cartoon.
The Merry Old Soul MM Friz Freleng Babies, Lambs, Mary, Woman in the Shoe 6925, BR 1262 1935-08-17 yes
Buddy the Gee Man LT Jack King Buddy, MachineGun Mike, Prisoners, Warden 6926 1935-08-24
  • DVD - G Men (unrestored)
no
  • Final appearance of Buddy in a WB cartoon.
The Lady in Red MM Friz Freleng 6927, BR 1263 1935-09-07 yes
A Cartoonist's Nightmare LT Jack King Beans, Demon Beast, Villains 6982 1935-09-14 no
Hollywood Capers LT Jack King Beans, Little Kitty 6998 1935-10-12 no
  • First use of Beans the Cat's name
Little Dutch Plate MM Friz Freleng Vinegar Bottle 6983, BR 1312 1935-10-19 yes
Gold Diggers of '49 LT Tex Avery Beans, Little Kitty, Porky Pig 7041 1935-11-02 no
  • First short directed by Tex Avery.
Billboard Frolics MM Friz Freleng Dave Rub-Em-Off, Eddie Camphor, Worm 6999 1935-11-16 no
  • First use of the "Merrily We Roll Along" theme in a WB cartoon.
    • Sung by Eddie and Rubie.
Flowers for Madame MM Friz Freleng 7001, BR 1236 1935-12-14 yes

1936[edit]

All Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 3-strip Technicolor, except where noted.

This year, the Merrie Melodies series adopts "Merrily We Roll Along" as its theme (the first cartoon to use this theme is Boulevardier from the Bronx). The Merrie Melodies series also begins using "target" opening and closing titles this year (starting with I Wanna Play House, minus the "zooming" WB shield).

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue ribbon Notes
Plane Dippy LT Tex Avery Porky, Beans, Little Kitty 7139 1936-01-04 no
  • First use of the name Porky Pig.
I Wanna Play House MM Friz Freleng 7131 1936-01-11 no
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon with the opening rings.
  • First cartoon in 3-hue color.
Alpine Antics LT Jack King Beans, Kitty 7130 1936-01-25 no
The Cat Came Back MM Friz Freleng 7138, BR 1361 1936-02-08 yes
  • Blue ribbon
  • Produced in 2-strip Technicolor.
    • Final cartoon in 2-strip color until the Cinecolor releases of the 1940s.
The Phantom Ship LT Jack King Beans, Ham and Ex 7189 1936-02-24 no
Boom Boom LT Jack King Beans, Porky 7191 1936-02-29 no
Page Miss Glory MM Tex Avery (uncredited) 7192 1936-03-07 no
The Fire Alarm LT Jack King Ham and Ex, Beans 7000 1936-03-09 no
I'm a Big Shot Now MM Friz Freleng 7190 1936-04-11 yes
  • Final cartoon scored by Bernard Brown.
The Blow Out LT Tex Avery Porky 7262 1936-04-24 no
  • First solo Porky Pig cartoon.
Westward Whoa LT Jack King Beans, Ham and Ex, Kitty, Porky 7243 1936-04-25 no
  • In the public domain.
Let It Be Me MM Friz Freleng Emily 7260 1936-05-09 yes
Fish Tales LT Jack King Porky 7285 1936-05-23 no
I'd Love to Take Orders From You MM Tex Avery 7361 1936-05-25 no
Bingo Crosbyana MM Friz Freleng 7264 1936-05-30 no
Shanghaied Shipmates LT Jack King Porky 7362 1936-06-20 no
When I Yoo Hoo MM Friz Freleng 7360 1936-06-27 yes
Porky's Pet LT Jack King Porky 7382 1936-07-11 no
I Love to Singa MM Tex Avery Owl Jolson 7383 1936-07-18 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
Porky the Rain-Maker LT Tex Avery Porky 7484 1936-08-01 no
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time MM Friz Freleng 7386 1936-08-08 yes
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Porky's Poultry Plant LT Frank Tashlin Porky 7569 1936-08-22 no
  • First score by Carl Stalling.
  • First cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.
At Your Service Madame MM Friz Freleng Piggy 7485 1936-08-29 no
  • Final score by Norman Spencer.
Porky's Moving Day LT Jack King Porky 7483 1936-09-12 no
Toy Town Hall MM Friz Freleng 7567 1936-09-19 no
Boulevardier from the Bronx MM Friz Freleng 7570 1936-10-10 no
Little Beau Porky LT Frank Tashlin Porky 7595 1936-10-14 no
The Coo-Coo Nut Grove MM Friz Freleng 7603 1936-11-28 no
The Village Smithy LT Tex Avery Porky 7602 1936-12-05 no
Porky in the North Woods LT Frank Tashlin Porky 7637 1936-12-19 no
Milk and Money LT Tex Avery Porky 7566 1936-12-28 no
Don't Look Now MM Tex Avery 7568 1936-12-30 yes

1937[edit]

Starting this year, all Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 3-strip Technicolor and the Merrie Melodies "target" title sequences change colors, with a different color (or color blend) each year. The first new ring colors are a yellow-orange blend, which is first seen on I Wanna Be a Sailor. Also beginning this year, the Looney Tunes series adopts "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" as its theme (beginning with Rover's Rival).

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue ribbon Notes
He Was Her Man MM Friz Freleng 7636 1937-01-02 yes
Porky the Wrestler LT Tex Avery Porky 7635 1937-01-09 no
Pigs Is Pigs MM Friz Freleng Piggy 7717 1937-01-30 yes
  • Final appearance of Piggy
Porky's Road Race LT Frank Tashlin Porky 7716 1937-02-07 no
  • Hand colored version (early 1970s) had 1968 opening and closing themes.
  • Stepin Fetchit gag cut from hand tinted prints; restored to colorized version.
Picador Porky LT Tex Avery Porky 7715 1937-02-27 no
The Fella with the Fiddle MM Friz Freleng 7729 1937-03-27 yes
  • Harris is perhaps the most renowned of all the Warner's animators for the fluidity and humor inherent in his work.
Porky's Romance LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky 7751 1937-04-03 no
  • First appearance of Petunia Pig.
  • Final cartoon to have Porky voiced by Joe Dougherty.
She Was an Acrobat's Daughter MM Friz Freleng 7750 1937-04-10 no
Porky's Duck Hunt LT Tex Avery Daffy Duck, Porky 7749 1937-04-17 no
  • First appearance of Daffy Duck.
  • First pairing of Daffy and Porky.
  • First cartoon with Porky being voiced by Mel Blanc.
Porky and Gabby LT Ub Iwerks Gabby, Porky 7921 1937-05-15 no
  • First appearance of Gabby Goat.
  • One of two cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks.
I Only Have Eyes For You MM Tex Avery 7638 1937-05-18
  • DVD - Dames (unrestored)
yes
Clean Pastures MM Friz Freleng 7876 1937-05-22 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Porky's Building LT Frank Tashlin Porky 8093 1937-06-19 no
Uncle Tom's Bungalow MM Tex Avery 7912 1937-07-12 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Streamlined Greta Green MM Friz Freleng 7796 1937-06-19 no
Sweet Sioux MM Friz Freleng 7922, BR 2-13 1937-06-26 yes
  • First use of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" in a WB cartoon.
Porky's Super Service LT Ub Iwerks Porky 8050 1937-07-03 no
  • One of two cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks.
Egghead Rides Again MM Tex Avery Egghead 7889 1937-07-17 no
  • First appearance of Egghead.
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon to begin with the classic steel guitar glissando sound effect.
Porky's Badtime Story LT Bob Clampett Gabby, Porky 7797 1937-07-24 no
  • First cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Color remake: Tick Tock Tuckered.
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
Plenty of Money and You MM Friz Freleng 8052 1937-07-31 yes
  • First cartoon to use "Merrily We Roll Along" on the closing titles.
Ain't We Got Fun MM Tex Avery 7780 1937-08-02 yes
Porky's Railroad LT Frank Tashlin Porky 7877 1937-08-07 no
Get Rich Quick Porky LT Bob Clampett Gabby, Porky 8148 1937-08-28 no
  • Second cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
Speaking of the Weather MM Frank Tashlin 8053 1937-09-04 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
Porky's Garden LT Tex Avery Porky 7785 1937-09-11 no
Dog Daze MM Friz Freleng 8054 1937-09-18 no
I Wanna Be a Sailor MM Tex Avery 8091 1937-09-25 yes
Rover's Rival LT Bob Clampett Porky 8228 1937-10-09 no
  • First cartoon with "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" opening theme.
  • First cartoon to feature the Porky "drum" ending.
The Lyin' Mouse MM Friz Freleng 8092 1937-10-16 yes
  • First cartoon to give story credit, in this case to Tedd Pierce.
The Case of the Stuttering Pig LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky 8051 1937-10-30 no
Porky's Double Trouble LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky 7950 1937-11-13 no
A Sunbonnet Blue MM Tex Avery 8055 1937-12-01 yes
Porky's Hero Agency LT Bob Clampett Porky 8308 1937-12-04 no
  • Fourth cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Only score by Stalling credited as "Carl W. Stallings".
The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos MM Frank Tashlin 8149 1937-12-04 no
September in the Rain MM Friz Freleng 8183 1937-12-18 yes
Little Red Walking Hood MM Tex Avery Egghead 8181 1937-12-23 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.

1938[edit]

The opening rings in Merrie Melodies cartoons change colors yet again, changing to a yellow-green color blend that was first used in The Night Watchman.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue ribbon Notes
Daffy Duck and Egghead MM Tex Avery Daffy, Egghead 8226 1938-01-01 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
  • First use of Daffy Duck's name.
Porky's Poppa LT Bob Clampett Porky 8352 1938-01-15 no
  • First time the fictional company "Acme" is mentioned in a WB cartoon.
My Little Buckeroo MM Friz Freleng 8227 1938-01-29 yes
Porky at the Crocadero LT Frank Tashlin Porky 8090 1938-02-05 no
Jungle Jitters MM Friz Freleng 8306 1938-02-19 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
What Price Porky LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 8404 1938-02-26 no
The Sneezing Weasel MM Tex Avery 8310 1938-03-12 yes
Porky's Phoney Express LT Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Porky 8368 1938-03-19 no
A Star Is Hatched MM Friz Freleng Emily 8536 1938-04-02 no
  • Final cartoon directed by Friz Freleng before going to MGM to work for the Captain and the Kids cartoons for a short period of time.
Porky's Five and Ten LT Bob Clampett Porky 8453 1938-04-16 no
The Penguin Parade MM Tex Avery 8311 1938-04-23 no
Porky's Hare Hunt LT Ben Hardaway Porky 8405 1938-04-30 no
  • Follow up by 1937's Porky's Duck Hunt.
Now That Summer is Gone MM Frank Tashlin 8403 1938-05-14 yes
Injun Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky 8505 1938-05-21 no
  • Not to be confused with the final Warner Bros. cartoon of the same name, released in 1969, starring Cool Cat.
The Isle of Pingo-Pongo MM Tex Avery Egghead 8402 1938-05-28 yes
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Porky the Fireman LT Frank Tashlin Porky 8182 1938-06-04 no
  • The 1939 Porky "drum" ending replaced the 1937 Porky "drum" ending on the computer-colorized version.
Katnip Kollege MM Cal Dalton, Cal Howard 8487 1938-06-11 yes
Have You Got Any Castles? MM Frank Tashlin 8425 1938-06-25 yes
Porky's Party LT Bob Clampett Porky 8592 1938-06-25 no
Love and Curses MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8504 1938-07-09 no
Porky's Spring Planting LT Frank Tashlin Porky 8307 1938-07-16 no
Cinderella Meets Fella MM Tex Avery Egghead 8424 1938-07-23 no
Porky & Daffy LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 8594 1938-08-06 no
Major Lied 'Til Dawn MM Frank Tashlin 8488 1938-08-13 no
A-Lad-In Bagdad MM Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Egghead 8595 1938-08-27 no
Wholly Smoke LT Frank Tashlin Porky 8309 1938-08-27 no
Cracked Ice MM Frank Tashlin 8507 1938-09-10 no
A Feud There Was MM Tex Avery Egghead 8506, BR 1317 1938-09-24 yes
  • First use of the name Elmer Fudd.
Porky in Wackyland LT Bob Clampett Porky 8608 1938-09-24 no
Little Pancho Vanilla MM Frank Tashlin 8599 1938-10-08 yes
Porky's Naughty Nephew LT Bob Clampett Porky 8674 1938-10-15 no
Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas MM Tex Avery Egghead 8597 1938-10-22 yes
Porky in Egypt LT Bob Clampett Porky 8682 1938-11-05 no
You're an Education MM Frank Tashlin 8681 1938-11-05 yes
The Night Watchman MM Chuck Jones 8607 1938-11-19 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
  • First cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
The Daffy Doc LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 8686 1938-11-26 no
Daffy Duck in Hollywood MM Tex Avery Daffy 8609 1938-12-03 no
  • First solo Daffy Duck cartoon.
Count Me Out MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Egghead 8687 1938-12-17 no
Porky the Gob LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky 8610 1938-12-17 no
The Mice Will Play MM Tex Avery 8683 1938-12-31 yes

1939[edit]

Starting with Porky and Teabiscuit, the Warner Bros. Present opening title appeared with "Warner Bros." in sans serif lettering on a yellow banner. Starting with Naughty But Mice, the Warner Bros. Present title was used again, but the "Warner Bros." lettering was in serifs. Starting with Wise Quacks, the Warner Bros. Present title was used once again, but without a yellow banner behind "Warner Bros.".

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue ribbon Notes
The Lone Stranger and Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 8743 1939-01-07 no
Dog Gone Modern MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 8745 1939-01-14 yes
  • First appearance of Two Curious Puppies.
Hamateur Night MM Tex Avery Egghead 8685 1939-01-28 no
It's an Ill Wind LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky, Dizzy Duck 8684 1939-01-28 no
  • 2 cartoon appearance of Dizzy Duck
Robin Hood Makes Good MM Chuck Jones 8751 1939-02-11 yes
Porky's Tire Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky 8750 1939-02-18 no
Gold Rush Daze MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8749 1939-02-25 no
A Day at the Zoo MM Tex Avery Egghead 8747, BR 1308 1939-03-11 yes
Porky's Movie Mystery LT Bob Clampett Porky 8752 1939-03-11 no
Prest-O Change-O MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 8833 1939-03-25 yes
Chicken Jitters LT Bob Clampett Porky 8860 1939-04-01 no
Bars and Stripes Forever MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8835 1939-04-08 no
Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur MM Chuck Jones Daffy 8839 1939-04-22 no
  • First Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
Porky and Teabiscuit LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky 8864 1939-04-22 no
  • Hand-traced color version.
  • Computer-colorized version 1992.
Thugs with Dirty Mugs MM Tex Avery 8753 1939-05-06 yes
Kristopher Kolumbus, Jr. LT Bob Clampett Porky 8862 1939-05-13 no
Naughty But Mice MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 8861 1939-05-20 no
  • First appearance of Sniffles.
Hobo Gadget Band MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8859 1939-05-27 yes
Polar Pals LT Bob Clampett Porky 8922 1939-06-03 no
Scalp Trouble LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 8924 1939-06-24 no
Believe It or Else MM Tex Avery Egghead 8837 1939-06-25 no
  • Final appearance of Egghead.
Old Glory MM Chuck Jones Porky 9239, BR 1363 1939-07-01 yes
Dangerous Dan McFoo MM Tex Avery 8863 1939-07-15 yes
  • Features fully developed "Elmer Fudd" voice (voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan).
Porky's Picnic LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky 8926 1939-07-15 no
Snowman's Land MM Chuck Jones 8925 1939-07-29 no
Wise Quacks LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 8928 1939-08-05 no
Hare-um Scare-um MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Happy Rabbit, John Sourpuss, Porky (cameo) 8923 1939-08-12 no
Detouring America MM Tex Avery 8927 1939-08-26 no
Porky's Hotel LT Bob Clampett Porky, Dizzy Duck 9098 1939-08-26 no
  • 2nd appearance of Dizzy Duck
Little Brother Rat MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 8931 1939-09-02 yes
Sioux Me MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8929, BR 1235 (not on Screen) 1939-09-09 yes
Jeepers Creepers LT Bob Clampett Porky 9100 1939-09-23 no
Land of the Midnight Fun MM Tex Avery 9097 1939-09-23 no
Little Lion Hunter MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 9105 1939-10-07 yes
  • First appearances of Inki & Mynah bird
Naughty Neighbors LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky, Daffy (cameo) 9102 1939-10-07 no
The Good Egg MM Chuck Jones 9099 1939-10-21 yes
Fresh Fish MM Tex Avery 9161 1939-11-04 yes
Pied Piper Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 9104 1939-11-04 no
Fagin's Freshman MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 9101, BR 1226 1939-11-18 yes
Porky the Giant Killer LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky 9106 1939-11-18 no
Sniffles and the Bookworm MM Chuck Jones Sniffles, Bookworm 9197, BR 1251 1939-12-02 yes
  • First appearance of Bookworm
Screwball Football MM Tex Avery 9155 1939-12-16 no
The Film Fan LT Bob Clampett Porky 9156 1939-12-16 no
The Curious Puppy MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 9157 1939-12-30 yes

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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