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 December 16, 1972 Produced by Filmation, with the Looney Tunes characters on loan from Warner Bros. (otherwise a silent partner)
Carnival of the Animals November 22, 1976 Volume 5, Disc 4 Animation/live-action mix
production Chuck Jones Enterprise
A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (retitled Bugs Bunny in King Arthur`s Court for subsequent rebroadcasts) February 23, 1978 Volume 6, Disc 1
production Chuck Jones Enterprise
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales November 27, 1979 Volume 5, Disc 4 Three TV shorts later edited out of it.
Daffy Duck's Easter Show April 1, 1980 Volume 6, Disc 1 Three TV shorts later edited out of it.
DFE Films
Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over May 21, 1980 Volume 5, Disc 4 Three TV shorts later edited out of it.
Also available on The Essential Bugs Bunny (10/12/2010)
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 January 14, 1986 Featuring interviews with celebrities
Happy Birthday Bugs!: 50th Looney Years August 15, 1990

Specials with reused footage[edit]

Title Year Classic Clips From Notes
Bugs Bunny's Easter Special April 7, 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 September 6, 1977 * Hare-Way to the Stars
* The Hasty Hare
* Mad as a Mars Hare
* Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
* His Hare-Raising Tale
Only special with no new animation
Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special October 26, 1977 * A-Haunting We Will Go
* Broom-Stick Bunny
* Hyde and Hare
* Hyde and Go Tweet
* A Witch's Tangled Hare
* Scaredy Cat
* Claws for Alarm
* Transylvania 6-5000
* Bewitched Bunny
Released on DVD
How Bugs Bunny Won the West November 15, 1978 * Barbary Coast Bunny
* Bonanza Bunny
* 14 Carrot Rabbit
* Aqua Duck
* Wild and Woolly Hare
* Drip-Along Daffy
Hosted in live action by actor Denver Pyle
Included in The Essential Bugs Bunny DVD, released on October 12, 2010 in the U.S.

The end where Bugs is singing "Home on the Range" is an audio clip from the 1951 short The Fair-Haired Hare

Bugs Bunny's Valentine February 14, 1979 * Hare Splitter
*The Grey Hounded Hare
* Little Beau Pepe
* Of Rice and Hen
* Devil May Hare
* Hare Trimmed
* The Super Snooper
* Rabbit Romeo
* Wild Over You
Released on DVD as Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers
The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special May 12, 1979 * Bushy Hare
* Stork Naked
* Quackodile Tears
* Mother Was a Rooster
* Goo Goo Goliath
* Apes of Wrath
Later retitled Bugs Bunny's Baby Boomers
Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet November 15, 1979 * Rabbit Every Monday
* Stop! Look! And Hasten!
* Guided Muscle
* Beep, Beep!
* Tweet Dreams
* Birds Anonymous
* Freudy Cat
* Canned Feud
* Trip For Tat
* Bedevilled Rabbit
The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special October 26, 1980 * Big House Bunny
* Bugs and Thugs
* Hare Lift
* Operation: Rabbit
* Catty Cornered
Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special November 20, 1980 * His Bitter Half
* Robin Hood Daffy
* Drip-Along Daffy
Contains one all new Duck Dodgers short
Bugs Bunny: All American Hero May 21, 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 January 11, 1982 * What's Up, Doc?
* Tree Cornered Tweety
* Past Perfumance
* The Ducksters
* Wideo Wabbit
* This Is a Life?
Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars October 21, 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
* What Price Porky
* Daffy's Southern Exposure
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 February 15, 1989 * My Bunny Lies Over the Sea
* Sport Chumpions
* 14 Carrot Rabbit
* High Diving Hare
* Upswept Hare
* Muscle Tussle
* To Duck or Not to Duck
* Frigid Hare
* Bad Ol' Putty Tat
* Rabbit Fire
* Bunny Hugged
* Gone Batty
* Lovelorn Leghorn
* The Leghorn Blows at Midnight
* Little Boy Boo
Included in The Essential Bugs Bunny DVD, released on October 12, 2010 in the U.S.
Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster April 17, 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 Lunar Tunes 1991 * His Hare-Raising Tale
* Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
* No Parking Hare
* Lighter Than Hare
* Boyhood Daze
* There Auto Be A Law
* The Hole Idea
* Lumber Jerks
* Rocket-bye Baby
* Martian Through Georgia
* A Kiddies Kitty
* The Hasty Hare
* Hare-Way to the Stars
Released straight to VHS
Bugs Bunny's Creature Features February 1, 1992 * Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
* The Duxorcist
* Night of the Living Duck

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
A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court
Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special
Bugs Bunny's Creature Features
Bugs Bunny's Halloween Hijinks (two previous specials shown back-to-back)
Bugs Bunny's Valentine Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers
Daffy Duck's Easter Show 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)

See also[edit]

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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