Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1940–49)

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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 1940 and 1949.

A total of 307 shorts were released during the 1940s.

1940[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon Notes
Porky's Last Stand LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 9158 1940-01-06

No

The Early Worm Gets the Bird MM Tex Avery 9103, BR 1318 1940-01-13 Yes
  • Now in the public domain.
Africa Squeaks LT Bob Clampett Porky 9160 1940-01-27 No
Mighty Hunters MM Chuck Jones 9363, BR 1314 1940-01-27 Yes
Ali-Baba Bound LT Bob Clampett Porky 9364 1940-02-10 No
  • Now in the public domain.
Busy Bakers MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
9153 1940-02-10 Yes
Elmer's Candid Camera MM Chuck Jones Elmer 9371 1940-03-02 No
  • First appearance of Elmer Fudd.
Pilgrim Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 9368 1940-03-16 No
Cross-Country Detours MM Tex Avery 9423 1940-03-16 Yes
Confederate Honey MM Friz Freleng Elmer 9365 1940-03-30 No
Slap-Happy Pappy LT Bob Clampett Porky 9370 1940-04-13 No
The Bear's Tale MM Tex Avery 9369, BR 2-13 1940-04-13 Yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
The Hardship of Miles Standish MM Friz Freleng Elmer 9373 1940-04-27 No
Porky's Poor Fish LT Bob Clampett Porky 9372 1940-04-27 No
Sniffles Takes a Trip MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9367, BR 1315 1940-05-11 Yes
You Ought to Be in Pictures LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 9366 1940-05-18 No
A Gander at Mother Goose MM Tex Avery 9535 1940-05-25 No
  • The Roman Numerals on the title card read MCMXXXX instead of MCMXL.
The Chewin' Bruin LT Bob Clampett Porky 9534 1940-06-08 No
Tom Thumb in Trouble MM Chuck Jones 9425, BR 1175 1940-06-08 Yes
Circus Today MM Tex Avery 9593 1940-06-22 Yes
Porky's Baseball Broadcast LT Friz Freleng Porky 9536 1940-07-06 No
Little Blabbermouse MM Friz Freleng Little Blabbermouse 9159 1940-07-06 Yes
The Egg Collector MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9595 1940-07-20 Yes
A Wild Hare MM Tex Avery Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 9617 1940-07-27 Yes
  • First appearance of Bugs Bunny.
  • First pairing of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
  • Reissued as The Wild Hare.
Ghost Wanted MM Chuck Jones 9537 1940-08-10 No
Patient Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 9538 1940-08-24 No
  • The Roman Numerals on the title card read MCMXXXX instead of MCMXL.
Ceiling Hero MM Tex Avery 9561 1940-08-24 No
Malibu Beach Party MM Friz Freleng 9633 1940-09-14 No
Calling Dr. Porky LT Friz Freleng Porky 9616 1940-09-21 No
Stage Fright MM Chuck Jones The Curious Puppies 9757 1940-09-28 Yes
Prehistoric Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 9614 1940-10-12 No
Holiday Highlights MM Tex Avery 9637 1940-10-12 No
Good Night, Elmer MM Chuck Jones Elmer 9775 1940-10-26 No
The Sour Puss LT Bob Clampett Porky 9634 1940-11-02 No
Wacky Wildlife MM Tex Avery 9759, BR 1316 1940-11-09 Yes
Bedtime for Sniffles MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9635 1940-11-23 Yes
Porky's Hired Hand LT Friz Freleng Porky 9636 1940-11-30 No
Of Fox and Hounds MM Tex Avery Willoughby 9771, BR 1362 1940-12-07 Yes
The Timid Toreador LT Bob Clampett
Norm McCabe
Porky 9638 1940-12-21 No
  • Bob Clampett and Norm McCabe both directed this cartoon.
Shop, Look and Listen MM Friz Freleng Little Blabbermouse 9639 1940-12-21 No

1941[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Elmer's Pet Rabbit MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 9769 1941-01-04 No
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones
Porky's Snooze Reel LT Bob Clampett
Norm McCabe
Porky 9772 1941-01-11 No
  • Bob Clampett and Norm McCabe both directed this cartoon.
Fighting 69th ½, The MM Friz Freleng 9773, BR 1319 1941-01-18 Yes
Sniffles Bells the Cat MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9855 1941-02-01 Yes
Crackpot Quail, The MM Tex Avery Willoughby 9853 1941-02-15 No
Haunted Mouse, The LT Tex Avery 9774 1941-02-15 No
Cat's Tale, The MM Friz Freleng 9859 1941-03-01 Yes
Joe Glow, the Firefly LT Chuck Jones 9784 1941-03-08 No
Tortoise Beats Hare MM Tex Avery Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle 9937 1941-03-15 No
Goofy Groceries MM Bob Clampett 9851 1941-03-29 Yes
Porky's Bear Facts LT Friz Freleng Porky 9866 1941-03-29 No
Toy Trouble MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9949, BR 1186 1941-04-12 Yes
Porky's Preview LT Tex Avery Porky 9808 1941-04-19 No
  • Jolson blackface caricature cut from many prints.
  • Now in the public domain.
Trial of Mister Wolf, The MM Friz Freleng 9939, BR 1364 1941-04-26 Yes
Farm Frolics MM Bob Clampett 9857, BR 1178 1941-05-10 Yes
Porky's Ant LT Chuck Jones Porky 9888 1941-05-10 No
Hollywood Steps Out MM Tex Avery 9951 1941-05-24 Yes
Coy Decoy, A LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 9938 1941-06-07 No
  • Now in the public domain.
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt MM Friz Freleng Bugs 9953 1941-06-07 Yes
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Friz Freleng
  • First solo Bugs Bunny cartoon.
Porky's Prize Pony LT Chuck Jones Porky 9940 1941-06-21 No
Wacky Worm, The MM Friz Freleng 93 1941-06-21 Yes
Meet John Doughboy LT Bob Clampett Porky 74 1941-07-05 No
Heckling Hare, The MM Tex Avery Bugs Bunny, Willoughby Dog 75 1941-07-05 No
  • Final cartoon directed by Tex Avery (in terms of production order)
Inki and the Lion MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 79 1941-07-19 Yes
Aviation Vacation MM Tex Avery 91 1941-08-02 No
  • Last cartoon for Tex Avery to be credited as director
We, the Animals Squeak! LT Bob Clampett Porky 76 1941-08-09 No
Sport Chumpions MM Friz Freleng 77 1941-08-16 No
Snowtime for Comedy MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 95, BR 1254 1941-08-30 Yes
Henpecked Duck, The LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 78 1941-08-30 No
All This and Rabbit Stew MM Tex Avery (uncredited) Bugs 173 1941-09-20 No
  • Last cartoon directed by Tex Avery (in terms of release order) (although uncredited)
  • One of the "Censored Eleven"; the only one starring Bugs Bunny
  • Final Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Tex Avery
  • Now in the public domain.
Notes to You LT Friz Freleng Porky Pig 174 1941-09-20 No
Brave Little Bat, The MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 177, BR 1252 1941-09-27 Yes
Bug Parade, The MM Tex Avery 211, BR 1262 1941-10-11 Yes
Robinson Crusoe Jr. LT Norm McCabe Porky 172 1941-10-25 No
Rookie Revue MM Friz Freleng 353 1941-10-25 No
Saddle Silly MM Chuck Jones 213 1941-11-08 No
Porky's Midnight Matinee LT Chuck Jones Porky 192 1941-11-22 No
Cagey Canary, The MM Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
225 1941-11-22 Yes
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett.
Rhapsody in Rivets MM Friz Freleng 175, BR 1365 1941-12-06 Yes
Wabbit Twouble MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 413 1941-12-20 No
  • First use of the 'fat' Elmer
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
Porky's Pooch LT Bob Clampett Porky 176 1941-12-27 No

1942[edit]

This year marks the beginning of production of color Looney Tunes. For this year and next, most would still be in black and white. Looney Tunes also adapts the "target" titles similar to Merrie Melodies, usually with thicker rings.

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Hop, Skip, and a Chump MM Friz Freleng 223 1942-01-03 Yes
Porky's Pastry Pirates LT Friz Freleng Porky 226 1942-01-17 No
Bird Came C.O.D., The MM Chuck Jones Conrad 351 1942-01-17 No
  • First appearance of Conrad the Cat
Aloha Hooey MM Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
227 1942-01-31 No
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett
Who's Who in the Zoo LT Norm McCabe Porky 224 1942-02-14 No
Porky's Cafe LT Chuck Jones Porky Pig, Conrad 444 1942-02-21 No
  • Only cartoon to co-star Conrad and Porky
Conrad the Sailor MM Chuck Jones Conrad, Daffy 415 1942-02-28 No
  • Only cartoon to co-star Conrad and Daffy
Crazy Cruise MM Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
Bugs (cameo) 445 1942-03-14 No
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett
  • Cameo by Bugs at the end
Wabbit Who Came to Supper, The MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 573 1942-03-28 No
  • Features the 'fat' Elmer.
Horton Hatches the Egg MM Bob Clampett 441 1942-04-11 Yes
  • Based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name
Saps in Chaps LT Friz Freleng 446 1942-04-11 No
Dog Tired MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 417 1942-04-25 No
Daffy's Southern Exposure LT Norm McCabe Daffy 442 1942-05-02 No
Wacky Wabbit, The MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 603 1942-05-02 No
  • Features the 'fat' Elmer
Draft Horse, The MM Chuck Jones 575 1942-05-09 No
Lights Fantastic MM Friz Freleng 443 1942-05-23 No
Nutty News LT Bob Clampett 772 1942-05-23
  • iTunes/Amazon
No
  • Features voice of Elmer Fudd (but did not appear onscreen).
  • Willoughby's only B&W appearance (cameo)
Hobby Horse Laffs LT Norm McCabe 768 1942-06-06 No
Hold the Lion, Please MM Chuck Jones Bugs 609 1942-06-13 No
Double Chaser MM Friz Freleng Hector 607, BR 1181 1942-06-27 Yes
Gopher Goofy LT Norm McCabe 440 1942-06-27 No
Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid MM Bob Clampett Beaky, Bugs 605 1942-07-11 No
Wacky Blackout LT Bob Clampett 778 1942-07-11 No
Foney Fables MM Friz Freleng 625 1942-08-01 No
Ducktators, The LT Norm McCabe 770 1942-08-01 No
Squawkin' Hawk, The MM Chuck Jones Henery 627 1942-08-08 Yes
Eatin' on the Cuff LT Bob Clampett 798 1942-08-22 No
  • A.K.A.: Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner
Fresh Hare MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 629 1942-08-22 No
  • Final use of the 'fat' Elmer
Fox Pop MM Chuck Jones 721 1942-09-05 Yes
Impatient Patient, The LT Norm McCabe Daffy 774 1942-09-05 No
The Dover Boys MM Chuck Jones Dover Boys 631 1942-09-19 No
  • A.K.A.: The Dover Boys at Pimento University, or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall
  • Only appearance of The Dover Boys.
Hep Cat, The LT Bob Clampett Willoughby (Rosebud name) 776, BR 1177 1942-10-03 Yes
Sheepish Wolf, The MM Friz Freleng 719, BR 1180 1942-10-17 Yes
Daffy Duckaroo, The LT Norm McCabe Daffy 802 1942-10-24 No
Hare-Brained Hypnotist, The MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 723 1942-10-31 No
Tale of Two Kitties, A MM Bob Clampett Babbit and Catstello, Tweety 725 1942-11-21 Yes
Ding Dog Daddy MM Friz Freleng 825 1942-12-05 No
My Favorite Duck LT Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1085, BR 1179 1942-12-05 A Technicolor LT Yes
Case of the Missing Hare MM Chuck Jones Bugs 829 1942-12-12 No

1943[edit]

Blue Ribbon re-releases start this year, where from cartoons released in the 1935–1948 season have their original credits cut.

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs MM Bob Clampett 827 1943-01-16 No
Confusions of a Nutzy Spy LT Norm McCabe Porky 804 1943-01-23 No
Pigs in a Polka MM Friz Freleng 1100 1943-02-02 Yes
Tortoise Wins by a Hare MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle 915 1943-02-20 No
Fifth-Column Mouse, The MM Friz Freleng 913, BR 1182 1943-03-06 Yes
  • Reissued as Fifth Column Mouse
To Duck or Not to Duck LT Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 800 1943-03-06 No A Technicolor LT
  • First cartoon to co-star Daffy and Elmer
Flop Goes the Weasel MM Chuck Jones 1112 1943-03-20 Yes
Hop and Go LT Norm McCabe 1054 1943-03-27 No
Super-Rabbit MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny 1029 1943-04-03 No

Unbearable Bear, The

MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 995, BR 1228 1943-04-17 Yes
Wise Quacking Duck, The LT Bob Clampett Daffy 1056 1943-05-01 No
  • 3-strip Technicolor
Greetings Bait MM Friz Freleng 973 1943-05-15 Yes
Tokio Jokio LT Norm McCabe 1058 1943-05-15 No
  • Final cartoon directed by Norm McCabe. Credited as "Corporal Norman McCabe", as he had been drafted.
Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk MM Friz Freleng Bugs 993 1943-06-12 No
Aristo Cat, The MM Chuck Jones Hector, Claude, Hubie and Bertie 1031, BR 1229 1943-06-19 Yes
  • First appearances of Hubie and Bertie and Claude Cat
Wackiki Wabbit MM Chuck Jones Bugs 1051 1943-07-03 No
Yankee Doodle Daffy LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1048 1943-07-03 No A Technicolor LT
Porky Pig's Feat LT Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny (cameo) 11-13 1943-07-17 No
  • Bugs Bunny's only B&W appearance
  • Porky Pig's final B&W appearance
Tin Pan Alley Cats MM Bob Clampett 975 1943-07-17 No
Scrap Happy Daffy LT Frank Tashlin Daffy 10-13 1943-08-21 No
  • Daffy's final B&W appearance
Hiss and Make Up MM Friz Freleng ???? 1943-09-11 Yes
Corny Concerto, A MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig 19-12 1943-09-25 No
Fin'n Catty MM Chuck Jones Claude ???? 1943-10-23 Yes
Falling Hare MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, The Gremlin 8-13 1943-10-30 No Working title: Bugs Bunny and the Gremlin
Inki and the Minah Bird MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird ???? 1943-11-13 Yes
Daffy - The Commando LT Friz Freleng Daffy 12-13 1943-11-20 No A Technicolor LT
Itch in Time, An MM Bob Clampett Elmer, Willoughby ???? 1943-12-04 Yes
Puss n' Booty LT Frank Tashlin 13-13 1943-12-11 No
  • Final black-and-white cartoon from WB

1944[edit]

Leon Schlesinger sold his cartoon studio to Warner Bros. in 1944; Eddie Selzer took over as producer after Buckaroo Bugs was released.

Beginning this year, all cartoons are in color. Some cartoons would be produced in two-strip Cinecolor in the 1947–1949 season, to save money. All cartoons would be produced in three-strip Technicolor by 1950.

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Little Red Riding Rabbit MM Friz Freleng Bugs 25-12 1944-01-01 No
  • First cartoon in which Mel Blanc gets on-screen credit.
What's Cookin' Doc? MM Bob Clampett Bugs 22-12 1944-01-08 No
Meatless Flyday MM Friz Freleng 1-13 1944-01-29 No
Tom Turk and Daffy LT Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tom Turk 1-14 1944-02-12 Hilarious Ham No
  • First appearance of Tom Turk
Bugs Bunny and the 3 Bears MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Three Bears 2-13 1944-02-26 No
  • First appearance of The Three Bears
  • Last cartoon in which Robert "Bobe" Cannon gets on-screen credit.
I Got Plenty of Mutton LT Frank Tashlin 2-14 1944-03-11 No
Weakly Reporter, The MM Chuck Jones 6-13 1944-03-25 No
Tick Tock Tuckered LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 3-13, BR 1184 1944-04-08 Yes
  • Color remake of Porky's Badtime Story (1937)
Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips MM Friz Freleng Bugs 4-13 1944-04-22 No
  • Rarely shown due to ethnic stereotypes.
Swooner Crooner LT Frank Tashlin Porky 5-13 1944-05-06 Yes
Russian Rhapsody MM Bob Clampett 26-12 1944-05-20 No
  • Working title: Gremlins From The Kremlin
Duck Soup to Nuts LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 5-14,BR 1227 1944-05-27 Yes
  • Final cartoon with "Supervision" credit
Angel Puss LT Chuck Jones Claude 4-14 1944-06-03 No
  • One of the Censored Eleven; the only Looney Tunes short in the group.
  • First cartoon with "Direction" credit
Slightly Daffy MM Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig ?, BR 1224 1944-06-17 Yes
  • Color remake of Scalp Trouble (1939)
Hare Ribbin' MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny 10-13 1944-06-24 No
Brother Brat LT Frank Tashlin Porky 6-14 1944-07-15 No
Hare Force MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Willoughby (Sylvester name) 9-13 1944-07-22 No
  • Final appearance of Willoughby.
From Hand to Mouse LT Chuck Jones ?, BR 1255 1944-08-05 Yes
Birdy and the Beast MM Bob Clampett Tweety, Hector 5-13 1944-08-19 No
  • First use of the name Tweety Bird
  • Final Merrie Melodies release to credit Leon Schlesinger
Buckaroo Bugs LT Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Red Hot Ryder 7-14 1944-08-26 No
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears MM Friz Freleng ?, BR 1253 1944-09-02 Yes
Plane Daffy LT Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Hatta Mari 8-14 1944-09-16 No
Lost and Foundling MM Chuck Jones Sniffles ?, BR 1187 1944-09-30 Yes
Booby Hatched LT Frank Tashlin ?, BR 1185 1944-10-14 Yes
Old Grey Hare, The MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 11-13 1944-10-28 No
Stupid Cupid, The LT Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd ?, BR 1232 1944-11-25 Yes
Stage Door Cartoon MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 12-13 1944-12-16 No

1945[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Odor-able Kitty LT Chuck Jones Pepé 8-13, BR 1230 1945-01-06 Yes
Herr Meets Hare MM Friz Freleng Bugs 7-13 1945-01-13 No
  • Rarely seen on TV due to its references to Nazism
Draftee Daffy LT Bob Clampett Daffy 1-15 1945-01-27 No
Unruly Hare, The MM Frank Tashlin Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 4-14 1945-02-10 No
Trap Happy Porky LT Chuck Jones Claude Cat, Hubie & Bertie, Hector, Porky Pig 9-15, BR 1186 1945-02-24 Yes
Life with Feathers MM Friz Freleng Sylvester 10-15, BR 1231 1945-03-24 Yes
Behind the Meat-Ball LT Frank Tashlin (uncredited) Hector, Fido 13-14 1945-04-07 No
  • Frank Tashlin directed this cartoon without credit.
Hare Trigger MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 9-14 1945-05-05 No
  • First appearance of Yosemite Sam
  • First cartoon with full credits
  • First pairing of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam
Ain't That Ducky LT Friz Freleng Daffy 14-14. BR 1313 1945-05-19 Yes
A Gruesome Twosome MM Bob Clampett Tweety, Captain and Snooks, Hector 3-14 1945-06-09 No
Tale of Two Mice LT Frank Tashlin Babbit and Catstello (mice versions) 7-15, BR 1309 1945-06-30 Yes
  • Reissued as A Tale of Two Mice
Wagon Heels MM Bob Clampett Porky Pig 6-14 1945-07-28 No
  • Color remake of Injun Trouble (1938)
Hare Conditioned LT Chuck Jones Bugs 5-14 1945-08-11 No
Fresh Airedale MM Chuck Jones ?, BR 1259 1945-08-25 Yes
Bashful Buzzard LT Bob Clampett Beaky 4-14, BR 1310 1945-09-05 Yes
  • Followup to 1942's Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
Peck Up Your Troubles MM Friz Freleng Sylvester, Hector ?, BR 1233 1945-10-20 Yes
  • First appearance of Hector
Hare Tonic LT Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd L-8-14 1945-11-10 No
Nasty Quacks MM Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Melissa Duck 11-15 1945-12-01 No
  • First appearance of Melissa Duck
  • Last cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin (in terms of production order)

1946[edit]

The Looney Tunes series begins using "That's all Folks!" ending sequences, similar to Merrie Melodies (starting with Kitty Kornered, on that cartoon the Merrie Melodies ending theme is heard).

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon Notes
Book Revue LT Bob Clampett Daffy 8-15, BR 1234 1946-01-05 Yes
  • Reissued as Book Review
Baseball Bugs LT Friz Freleng Bugs 12-14 1946-02-02 No
Holiday for Shoestrings MM Friz Freleng 7-14 1946-02-23 Yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD
Quentin Quail MM Chuck Jones Quentin Quail 6-15 1946-03-02 No
Baby Bottleneck LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Drunked stork 12-15, BR 1256 1946-03-16 Yes
Hare Remover MM Frank Tashlin (uncredited) Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 10-14 1946-03-23 No
  • Final cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin (although uncredited)
Daffy Doodles LT Robert McKimson Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 13-15, BR 1307 1946-04-06 Yes
  • First cartoon directed by Robert McKimson
Hollywood Canine Canteen MM Robert McKimson 11-14 1946-04-20 No
Hush My Mouse LT Chuck Jones Sniffles 13-14, BR 1258 1946-05-04 Yes
  • Last cartoon to feature Porky Pig appearing out of the drum stuttering and saying "That's all, Folks!". Fina appearance of Sniffles
Hair-Raising Hare MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Gossamer 1-15 1946-05-25 No
  • First appearance of Gossamer
Kitty Kornered LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig, Sylvester 1-16 1946-06-08 No
  • First cartoon to co-star Porky & Sylvester
  • Only Sylvester cartoon directed by Bob Clampett
Hollywood Daffy MM Friz Freleng (uncredited) Daffy 2-15 1946-06-22 No
Acrobatty Bunny LT Robert McKimson Bugs 3-15 1946-06-29 No
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.
Eager Beaver, The MM Chuck Jones Eager Beaver 2-16, BR 1354 1946-07-13 Yes
Great Piggy Bank Robbery, The LT Bob Clampett Daffy M-4-15 1946-07-20 No
  • New Looney Tunes theme music beginning with this cartoon
Bacall to Arms MM Bob Clampett 1017 1946-08-03 No
  • Final cartoon to credit Bob Clampett as director.
Of Thee I Sting LT Friz Freleng 3-16, BR 1260 1946-08-17 Yes
Walky Talky Hawky MM Robert McKimson Foghorn, Henery 4-16, BR 1353 1946-08-31 Yes
Racketeer Rabbit LT Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny M-5-15 1946-09-14 No
Fair and Worm-er MM Chuck Jones Pepe le Pew (cameo) 5-16, BR 1401 1946-09-28 Yes
Big Snooze, The LT Bob Clampett (uncredited) Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd L-6-16 1946-10-05 No
  • Final cartoon directed by Bob Clampett (although uncredited)
  • Final Bugs & Elmer cartoon directed by Bob Clampett
The Mouse-Merized Cat MM Robert McKimson Babbit and Catstello (mice versions) 7-15, BR 1404 1946-10-19 Yes
  • Final appearances of Babbit and Catstello
Mouse Menace LT Arthur Davis Porky 1028, BR 1358 1946-11-02 Yes
  • First cartoon directed by Art Davis
Rhapsody Rabbit MM Friz Freleng Bugs 1040 1946-11-09 No
Roughly Squeaking LT Chuck Jones Claude, Hubie and Bertie, Hector 7-16, BR 1357 1946-11-23 Yes

1947[edit]

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

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
One Meat Brawl MM Robert McKimson Barnyard, Porky 1015, BR 1360 1947-01-18 Yes
  • First cartoon that Barnyard Dawg appeared without Foghorn Leghorn.
Goofy Gophers, The, LT Bob Clampett (Planned)
Arthur Davis (Finished)
Goofy Gophers, Bugs (cameo) 1021, BR 1375 1947-01-25 Yes
  • First appearance of the Goofy Gophers
  • Planned by Bob Clampett and finished by Art Davis.
  • Cameo by Bugs at the end.
Gay Anties, The MM Friz Freleng 8-15, BR 1351 1947-02-15 Yes
Scent-imental Over You LT Chuck Jones Pepé 1016, BR 1356 1947-03-08 Yes
Hare Grows in Manhattan, A MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Hector 1020 1947-03-22 No
  • Only cartoon to co-star of Bugs and Hector
Birth of a Notion LT Robert McKimson Daffy Duck 1018, BR 1352 1947-04-12 Yes
Tweetie Pie MM Friz Freleng Sylvester, Tweety 1026, BR 1374 1947-05-03 Yes
  • First pairing of Sylvester and Tweety
  • In this cartoon, Sylvester is called Thomas
  • First time that Tweety has feathers
  • First WB cartoon to win an Oscar
  • First Tweety cartoon directed by Friz Freleng
Rabbit Transit LT Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle 1025 1947-05-10 No
Hobo Bobo MM Robert McKimson Bobo Elephant, Mynah Bird 1022, BR 1359 1947-05-17 Yes
  • First appearance of Bobo Elephant
  • Only cartoon to co-star Bobo and Mynah Bird
Along Came Daffy LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam 1019, BR 1355 1947-06-14 Yes
  • Followup to 1943's Wackiki Wabbit
Inki at the Circus MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 1029, BR 1376 1947-06-21 Yes
Easter Yeggs LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1027 1947-06-28 No
  • 500th Warner Bros. animated short released in theaters
  • First Elmer Fudd cartoon directed by Robert McKimson
Crowing Pains LT Robert McKimson Foghorn, Barnyard Dawg. Henery, Sylvester 1030, BR 1371 1947-07-12 Yes
  • First Sylvester cartoon directed by Robert McKimson
Pest in the House, A MM Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1024 1947-08-02 No
Foxy Duckling, The MM Arthur Davis 1031, BR 1366 1947-08-23 Yes
House Hunting Mice LT Chuck Jones Hubie and Bertie 1049, BR 1370 1947-09-06 Yes
  • Originally released in Cinecolor, reissued in Technicolor.
  • Sequel to 1939's Dog Gone Modern.
  • Only solo cartoon for Hubie and Bertie.
Little Orphan Airedale LT Chuck Jones Charlie, Porky Pig, Rags McMutt 1032, 1411 1947-10-04 Yes
Doggone Cats MM Arthur Davis Sylvester, Wellington 1046, BR 1401 1947-10-25 Yes
  • Reissued as Dog Gone Cats.
  • Originally released in Cinecolor, reissued in Technicolor
Slick Hare MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1033 1947-11-01 No
Mexican Joyride LT Arthur Davis Daffy 1034 1947-11-29 No
Catch as Cats Can MM Arthur Davis Sylvester 1038 1947-12-06 No
Horsefly Fleas, A LT Robert McKimson A. Flea 1060, BR 1410 1947-12-13 Yes

1948[edit]

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

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Gorilla My Dreams LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny, Gruesome Gorilla 1036 1948-01-03 No
  • First appearance of Gruesome Gorilla
Two Gophers from Texas MM Arthur Davis Goofy Gophers 1066, BR 1403 1948-01-17 Yes
Feather in His Hare, A LT Chuck Jones Bugs 1023 1948-02-07 No
What Makes Daffy Duck? LT Arthur Davis Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1069 1948-02-14 No
What's Brewin', Bruin? LT Chuck Jones Three Bears 1035, BR 1372 1948-02-26 Yes
Daffy Duck Slept Here MM Robert McKimson Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1039 1948-03-06 No
A Hick, a Slick, and a Chick MM Arthur Davis 1073 1948-03-13 No
Back Alley Oproar MM Friz Freleng Elmer, Sylvester 1037, BR 1377 1948-03-27 Yes
  • Color remake of Notes to You (1941)
  • First pairing of Elmer Fudd & Sylvester.
I Taw a Putty Tat MM Friz Freleng Sylvester, Tweety, Hector 1072, BR 1407 1948-04-02 Yes
  • Color remake of Puss n' Booty (1943)
  • First official appearance of Hector
  • Originally released in Cinecolor, reissued in Technicolor.
Rabbit Punch MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, The Crusher 1043 1948-04-10 No
Hop, Look and Listen LT Robert McKimson Hippety Hopper, Sylvester, Hector 1042, BR 1373 1948-04-17 Yes
  • First appearance of Hippety Hopper
Nothing but the Tooth MM Arthur Davis Porky 1041 1948-05-01 No
Buccaneer Bunny LT Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1047 1948-05-08 No
Bone Sweet Bone MM Arthur Davis 1082, BR 1404 1948-05-22 Yes
Bugs Bunny Rides Again MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1050 1948-06-12 No
Rattled Rooster, The LT Arthur Davis 1084, BR 1402 1948-06-26 Yes
The Up-Standing Sitter LT Robert McKimson Daffy, Hector 1087 1948-07-03 No
The Shell Shocked Egg MM Robert McKimson 1045, BR 1368 1948-07-10 Yes
Haredevil Hare LT Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian 1052 1948-07-24 No
You Were Never Duckier MM Charles M. Jones Daffy Duck, Henery Hawk 1046, BR 1369 1948-08-07 Yes
Dough Ray Me-ow MM Arthur Davis Heathcliff and Louie 1088 1948-08-14 No
Hot Cross Bunny MM Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1053 1948-08-21 Yes
The Pest That Came To Dinner LT Arthur Davis Porky Pig 1051, BR 1506 1948-09-11 Yes
Hare Splitter MM I. Freleng Bugs Bunny 1059, BR 1501 1948-09-25 Yes
Odor of the Day LT Arthur Davis Pepé, Wellington 1093 1948-10-02 No
The Foghorn Leghorn MM Robert McKimson Foghorn, Henery 1057, BR 1405 1948-10-09 Yes
A-Lad-In His Lamp LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1065 1948-10-23 No
Daffy Dilly MM Charles M. Jones Daffy Duck 1064, BR 1413 1948-10-30 Yes
Kit for Cat LT I. Freleng Elmer Fudd, Sylvester 1055, BR 1407 1948-11-06 Yes
The Stupor Salesman LT Arthur Davis Daffy Duck 1058 1948-11-20 No
Riff Raffy Daffy LT Arthur Davis Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1079 1948-11-27 No
  • Cinecolor
My Bunny Lies over the Sea MM Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny 1062 1948-12-04 Yes
Scaredy Cat MM Charles M. Jones Porky Pig, Sylvester 1056, BR 1412 1948-12-18 Yes

1949[edit]

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

Title Series Director Characters Production Number Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Wise Quackers LT I. Freleng Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1063 1949-01-01 Yes
  • Rarely shown on television due to references to slavery and was shown on ABC and the syndicated Merrie Melodies show in the early 1990s with the part where Daffy Duck acts like an Uncle Tom after Daffy says he'll be Elmer's slave cut.
Hare Do MM I. Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1068 1949-01-15 No
Holiday For Drumsticks MM Arthur Davis Daffy Duck, Tom Turk 1096 1949-01-22 No
  • Cinecolor.
Awful Orphan MM Charles M. Jones Charlie, Porky Pig 1067, BR 1516 1949-01-29 Yes
Porky Chops LT Arthur Davis Porky Pig 1061 1949-02-12 No
Mississippi Hare LT Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny, Col. Shuffle 1071, BR 1508 1949-02-26 Yes
  • First appearance of Colonel Shuffle
Paying the Piper LT Robert McKimson Porky Pig 1070, BR 1451 1949-03-12 Yes
Daffy Duck Hunt LT Robert McKimson Barnyard Dawg, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1078, BR 1458 1949-03-26 Yes
Rebel Rabbit MM Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1074, BR 1517 1949-04-09 Yes
Mouse Wreckers LT Charles M. Jones Claude, Hubie and Bertie, Hector 1076, BR 1452 1949-04-23 Yes
High Diving Hare LT I. Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1077 1949-04-30 Yes
The Bee-Deviled Bruin MM Charles M. Jones The Three Bears 1084, BR ? 1949-05-14 Yes
Curtain Razor LT I. Freleng Porky Pig 1081 1949-05-21 No
Bowery Bugs MM Arthur Davis Bugs Bunny 1085 1949-06-04 Yes
Mouse Mazurka MM I. Freleng Sylvester 1075, BR 1460 1949-06-11 Yes
Long-Haired Hare LT Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny 1080 1949-06-25 No
Henhouse Henery LT Robert McKimson Foghorn, Henery 1090, BR 1454 1949-07-02 Yes
Knights Must Fall MM I. Freleng Bugs Bunny 1086 1949-07-16 Yes
Bad Ol' Putty Tat MM I. Freleng Sylvester, Tweety 1095., BR 1462 1949-07-23 Yes
The Grey Hounded Hare LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1083 1949-08-06 Yes
Often an Orphan MM Charles M. Jones Charlie, Porky Pig 1098 1949-08-13 Yes
The Windblown Hare LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1094 1949-08-27 No
Dough for the Do-Do MM I. Freleng (uncredited) Porky Pig 1101, BR 1453 1949-09-03 Yes
Fast and Furry-ous LT Charles M. Jones Wile E. and Road Runner 1091, BR 1455 1949-09-17 Yes
Each Dawn I Crow MM I. Freleng Elmer Fudd 1092, BR 1461 1949-09-24 Yes
Frigid Hare MM Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny, Playboy 1089 1949-10-08 No
  • First appearance of Playboy Penguin
Swallow The Leader LT Robert McKimson 1100, BR 1456 1949-10-15 Yes
Bye, Bye Bluebeard MM Arthur Davis Porky Pig 1093 1949-10-22 Yes
For Scent-imental Reasons LT Charles M. Jones Pepé, Penelope 1104, BR 1457 1949-11-12 Yes
Hippety Hopper MM Robert McKimson Hippety, Sylvester, Hector 1097, BR 1463 1949-11-19 Yes
Which Is Witch LT I. Freleng Bugs Bunny 1099 1949-12-03 No
Bear Feat LT Charles M. Jones The Three Bears 1113, BR 1459 1949-12-10 Yes
Rabbit Hood MM Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny 1102 1949-12-24 Yes
A Ham in a Role LT Robert McKimson Goofy Gophers 1106 1949-12-31 Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Appears in Bugs Bunny: Superstar, Part 1
  2. ^ As the Barnyard Dawg usually appears alongside Foghorn, only those cartoons in which Dawgs appears without him will list Barnyard in the "Characters" column.

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