List of Warner Bros. cartoons with Blue Ribbon reissues

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Many Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts were given Blue Ribbon reissues by Warner Bros. between 1943 and 1969.

Background[edit]

The Blue Ribbon program was initiated in late 1943 as a way to cut costs for producing cartoons during World War II, and later as a way to compete against the growing popularity of television. Through the reissue seasons, the reissues had a given season's opening rings and the "Merrily We Roll Along" theme (1941-45 rendition or 1945-55 rendition; this depends on the original audio and when it is played) followed by a title card which showed a blue ribbon (hence the program's title) and a Grand Shorts Award trophy. The closing title cards, for the most part, were replaced too, with some exceptions.[1]

The Blue Ribbon titles were edited into the cartoon's original negative. For the first 13 years (1943 - 1956 re-releases), the credits were also scrapped, but later (1956 - 1964 re-releases), they were kept. The gap between the keeping and splitting of the credits would determine which cartoons whose copyrights were sold to Associated Artists Productions in 1956, with some exceptions (see below). Only Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons made in color were eligible for this program.

"A Feud There Was" was the first cartoon to be re-released with Blue Ribbon titles on September 11, 1943, scrapping the original titles. It was later re-released again on September 13, 1952, scrapping the first re-release's Blue Ribbon titles.

Though some have had their original bullet title sequences and credits restored for official DVD and Blu-ray releases, majority of the re-releases still have the Blue Ribbon credits. In addition, most Blue Ribbon prints of the short, usually through the American and European 1995 Turner prints, can be seen on television packages throughout the world. Some of them, like "A Wild Hare", have edited lines, although the original unedited version is present on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 4, Side 1, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection, The Essential Bugs Bunny, and the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2, Disc 1. Also, several Blue Ribbon prints have altered titles. For example, "A Wild Hare"'s re-release print is also titled "The Wild Hare", "My Little Buckaroo" is titled "My Little Buckeroo", and "The Fella with the Fiddle" is titled "The Fella with a Fiddle". In addition to "A Feud There Was", instead of re-releasing other shorts into the Blue Ribbon program, seven other Blue Ribbon shorts have been re-released twice, scrapping the first re-release titles. They are, "The Cat Came Back" (1944 and 1954), "Of Fox and Hounds", (1944 and 1954), "The Fighting 69½th" (1943 and 1953), "The Early Worm Gets the Bird" (1943 and 1952), "Rhapsody in Rivets" (1947 and 1954), "The Trial of Mr. Wolf" (1946 and 1954), and "Old Glory" (1945 and 1953). However, the latter three were credited Warner Bros. on their first re-release, keeping the first Blue Ribbon re-release closing titles for the second re-release. Starting with the 1947-48 animation season reissues, custom fonts for titles were used. "Dangerous Dan McFoo" was the first cartoon to use this.

After the sale of copyrights of the pre-August 1948 cartoons to Associated Artists Productions in 1956, Warner Bros. would start to keep the original credits on Blue Ribbon reissues, in an attempt to save more money. These re-releases replaced the original opening cards with the animation season the cartoon was re-released in, then proceeded to the original credits through a cut instead of a fade in (they were edited into the original negative). These releases between 1956 and 1964 kept the original opening and ending music, regardless of what series the cartoon was originally in. In addition, re-releases between 1956 and 1959 always kept the original closing title cards, regardless what series the cartoon was originally in. But starting with the 1959-64 season, for the most part, the original closing title card was replaced with the reissue season's ending title card.

Later cartoons originally released from August 1948 to 1957 kept the original credits, to save Warner Bros. even more money. These were also edited into the original negative as the titles cut to the credits instead of faded in. Cartoons originally released between 1948 and 1951 and re-released in the 1956-59 animation seasons had their original closing titles kept, regardless if it was in the Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes series. In the 1959-64 animation season, the closing titles were also replaced, except for a few (the ones originally released in the 1956-57 animation season).

For the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD releases, Warner Bros. went through great lengths to track down whatever elements of the original title credits still exist in an effort to re-create as best they could the original versions of the altered 'blue ribbon' shorts. Some pristine prints of the original issues were obtained from the UCLA Film and Television Archive. As a result, such cartoons as "I Love to Singa" and "Book Revue" can once again be seen as they were originally intended. Unfortunately, there are some "Blue Ribbon" reissue versions of cartoons that are represented on the Golden Collection DVDs as they are the only versions that were made available for exhibition. In any event, to this day there is controversy among animation fans and historians on the alteration of the "Blue Ribbon" releases, primarily the ones re-released between 1943 and 1956.

Exceptions[edit]

The 1940 cartoon "Mighty Hunters" was the one exception to the original rule. The 1952-53 opening rings and "Blue Ribbon" title card were shown as normal, but then proceeded to the original technical credits. This was the only cartoon which ended up in the a.a.p. package (released prior to August 1, 1948) to be reissued under the 1956-57 (and later) rules.

On the other hand, five cartoons which Warner Bros. would keep for their own television packages, because these shorts were released after July 31, 1948, were re-released under the original 1943 rules (the technical credits are removed). These were: "You Were Never Duckier", "The Foghorn Leghorn", "Daffy Dilly", "Kit for Cat", and "Scaredy Cat". "You Were Never Duckier" was reissued in the 1954-55 season, while the others were reissued during the 1955-56 season. "Daffy Dilly" was originally produced in Cinecolor, while the rest were produced in Technicolor. Also, "Daffy Dilly" is the only one of the five to have its original titles not present on DVD releases, although they are known to exist. "The Foghorn Leghorn" is the only one of the five to be directed by Robert McKimson and "Kit for Cat" is the only one of the five to be directed by Friz Freleng. The other three were directed by Chuck Jones.

Cartoons with re-releases in the last few years of the program (after 1964) did not have new titles. Instead, they were re-released with their original titles.

Reissued cartoons[edit]

Title Original release date Original series Reissue season Reissue release date
Country Mouse 1935-07-13 MM 1952–53 1953-03-14
The Merry Old Soul 1935-08-17 MM 1951–52 1952-08-02
The Lady in Red 1935-09-07 MM 1948-50 1948-10-13
Little Dutch Plate 1935-10-19 MM 1948-49 1949-04-11
Flowers for Madame 1935-11-30 MM 1948-1949 1949-02-03
The Cat Came Back 1936-02-08 MM 1943–44, 1948-49 1943-07-15, 1948-06-05
I'm a Big Shot Now 1936-04-11 MM 1944–45 1944-08-04
Let It Be Me 1936-05-09 MM 1944–45 1944-09-16
When I Yoo Hoo 1936-06-27 MM 1944–45 1945-02-24
I Love to Singa 1936-07-18 MM 1944–45 1944-11-18
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time 1936-08-08 MM 1944–45 1944-10-28
Don't Look Now 1936-11-07 MM 1946 (late)-1947 1947-04-10
He Was Her Man 1937-01-02 MM 1948–49 1949-04-02
Pigs Is Pigs 1937-01-30 MM 1946–47 1947-02-22
The Fella with the Fiddle 1937-03-27 MM 1944–45 1945-01-20
Ain't We Got Fun 1937-05-01 MM 1944–45 1945-04-21
I Only Have Ice for You 1937-03-06 MM 1944–45 1945-03-17
Sweet Sioux 1937-07-03 MM 1943–44 1944-04-08
Plenty of Money and You 1937-07-31 MM 1944–45 1944-12-09
A Sunbonnet Blue 1937-08-21 MM 1945–46 1945-11-17
Speaking of the Weather 1937-09-04 MM 1944–45 1945-07-21
I Wanna Be a Sailor 1937-09-25 MM 1948–49 1949-04-30
The Lyin' Mouse 1937-10-16 MM 1945–46 1945-12-22
Little Red Walking Hood 1937-11-06 MM 1945–46 1945-08-17
September in the Rain 1937-12-18 MM 1944–45 1944-09-30
Daffy Duck and Egghead 1938-01-01 MM 1945–46 1946-04-20
My Little Buckaroo 1938-01-29 MM 1943–44 1943-11-06
The Sneezing Weasel 1938-03-12 MM 1946–47 1947-07-26
Now That Summer is Gone 1938-05-14 MM 1946–47 1947-11-22
Katnip Kollege 1938-06-11 MM 1944–45 1945-10-20
Have You Got Any Castles? 1938-06-25 MM 1946–47 1947-02-01
The Isle of Pingo Pongo 1938-05-28 MM 1943–44 1944-08-19
A Feud There Was 1938-09-24 MM 1943–44, 1952–53 1943-09-11, 1952-09-13
Little Pancho Vanilla 1938-10-08 MM 1947–48 1948-03-20
Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas 1938-10-22 MM 1945–46 1946-06-22
You're an Education 1938-11-05 MM 1946–47 1946-10-26
The Night Watchman 1938-11-19 MM 1945–46 1946-05-18
The Mice Will Play 1938-12-31 MM 1948–49 1948-08-06
Dog Gone Modern 1939-01-14 MM 1946–47 1947-06-14
Robin Hood Makes Good 1939-02-11 MM 1945–46 1945-07-06
A Day at the Zoo 1939-03-11 MM 1952–53 1952-11-08
Prest-o Change-o 1939-03-25 MM 1946-1947 (late) 1948-02-05
Thugs with Dirty Mugs 1939-05-06 MM 1943–44 1944-06-03
Hobo Gadget Band 1939-05-27 MM 1947–48 1948-02-14
Old Glory 1939-07-01 MM 1944–45, 1948–49 1945-08-25, 1948-09-12
Dangerous Dan McFoo 1939-07-15 MM 1947–48 1948-01-31
Little Brother Rat 1939-09-02 MM 1945–46 1946-06-08
Sioux Me 1939-09-09 MM 1950–51 1951-07-21
The Little Lion Hunter 1939-10-07 MM 1945–46 1946-03-23
The Good Egg 1939-10-21 MM 1946–47 1947-01-05
Fresh Fish 1939-11-04 MM 1945–46 1946-04-06
Fagin's Freshman 1939-11-18 MM 1950–51 1950-09-16
Sniffles and the Bookworm 1939-12-02 MM 1951–52 1951-11-10
The Curious Puppy 1939-12-30 MM 1947–48 1948-04-24
The Early Worm Gets the Bird 1940-01-13 MM 1943–44, 1948-49 1943-10-02, 1948-11-29
Mighty Hunters 1940-01-27 MM 1948–49 1948-06-13
Busy Bakers 1940-02-10 MM 1944–45 1945-10-20
Cross-Country Detours 1940-03-16 MM 1943–44 1944-01-15
The Bear's Tale 1940-04-13 MM 1943–44 1944-03-11
Sniffles Takes a Trip 1940-05-11 MM 1952–53 1953-08-01
Tom Thumb in Trouble 1940-06-08 MM 1949–50 1949-09-24
Circus Today 1940-06-22 MM 1947–48 1948-05-22
Little Blabbermouse 1940-07-06 MM 1947–48 1948-06-12
The Egg Collector 1940-07-20 MM 1948–49 1949-07-16
A Wild Hare 1940-07-27 MM 1943–44 1944-06-17
Stage Fright 1940-09-28 MM 1950–51 1951-06-23
Wacky Wildlife 1940-11-09 MM 1952–53 1953-08-29
Bedtime for Sniffles 1940-11-23 MM 1948–49 1949-01-01
Of Fox and Hounds 1940-12-07 MM 1943–44, 1953–54 1944-05-13, 1954-02-06
The Fighting 69½th 1941-01-18 MM 1943–44, 1952–53 1943-12-04, 1953-07-11
Sniffles Bells the Cat 1941-02-01 MM 1946–47 1947-09-20
The Cat's Tale 1941-03-01 MM 1946–47 1947-03-29
Goofy Groceries 1941-03-29 MM 1946–47 1947-04-19
Toy Trouble 1941-04-12 MM 1949–50 1949-12-31
The Trial of Mr. Wolf 1941-04-26 MM 1945–46, 1954–55 1946-02-09, 1954-12-25
Farm Frolics 1941-05-10 MM 1949–50 1949-10-15
Hollywood Steps Out 1941-05-24 MM 1947–48 1948-10-02
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt 1941-06-07 MM 1943–44 1944-02-12
The Wacky Worm 1941-06-21 MM 1946–47 1946-10-12
Inki and the Lion 1941-07-19 MM 1950-1951 1951-05-20
Snowtime for Comedy 1941-08-30 MM 1948-49 1949-04-12
The Brave Little Bat 1941-09-27 MM 1951–52 1952-03-15
The Bug Parade 1941-10-11 MM 1951–52 1952-07-12
The Cagey Canary 1941-11-22 MM 1946–47 1947-10-11
Rhapsody in Rivets 1941-12-06 MM 1946–47, 1954–55 1947-08-16, 1954-09-11
Hop, Skip, and a Chump 1942-01-03 MM 1948–49 1949-03-05
Horton Hatches the Egg 1942-04-11 MM 1948–49 1949-06-18
Double Chaser 1942-06-27 MM 1949–50 1950-03-25
The Squawkin' Hawk 1942-08-08 MM 1947–48 1947-07-10
Fox Pop 1942-09-05 MM 1946–47 1946-09-28
The Hep Cat 1942-10-03 LT 1949–50 1949-11-12
The Sheepish Wolf 1942-10-17 MM 1948–49 1949-03-04
A Tale of Two Kitties 1942-11-21 MM 1947–48 1947-07-31
My Favorite Duck 1942-12-05 LT 1949–50 1950-01-28
Pigs in a Polka 1943-02-06 MM 1947–48 1948-08-14
The Fifth-Column Mouse 1943-03-06 MM 1949–50 1950-04-22
Flop Goes the Weasel 1943-03-20 MM 1948–49 1949-05-21
The Unbearable Bear 1943-04-17 MM 1950–51 1950-12-09
Greetings Bait 1943-05-15 MM 1947–48 1948-08-28
The Aristo-Cat 1943-06-19 MM 1950–51 1950-11-11
Hiss and Make Up 1943-09-11 MM 1947–48 1948-09-18
Fin'n Catty 1943-10-23 MM 1948–49 1948-12-11
Inki and the Minah Bird 1943-11-13 MM 1948–49 1949-08-20
An Itch in Time 1943-12-04 MM 1948–49 1948-10-30
Tick Tock Tuckered 1944-04-08 LT 1949–50 1950-06-03
Swooner Crooner 1944-05-06 LT 1948–49 1949-02-12
Duck Soup to Nuts 1944-05-27 LT 1950–51 1951-01-06
Slightly Daffy 1944-06-17 MM 1950–51 1950-10-14
From Hand to Mouse 1944-08-05 LT 1951–52 1952-02-09
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears 1944-09-02 MM 1951–52 1951-12-01
Lost and Foundling 1944-09-30 MM 1949–50 1950-08-26
Booby Hatched 1944-10-14 LT 1949–50 1950-07-01
The Stupid Cupid 1944-11-25 LT 1950–51 1951-09-01
Odor-able Kitty 1945-01-06 LT 1950–51 1951-04-21
Trap-Happy Porky 1945-02-24 LT 1949–50 1950-08-05
Life with Feathers 1945-02-24 MM 1950–51 1951-03-03
Ain't That Ducky 1945-05-19 LT 1952–53 1953-05-02
A Tale of Two Mice 1945-06-30 LT 1948-49 1949-01-10
Fresh Airedale 1945-08-25 MM 1948–49 1948-08-30
The Bashful Buzzard 1945-09-15 LT 1952–53 1953-02-07
Peck Up Your Troubles 1945-10-20 MM 1950–51 1951-03-24
Book Revue 1946-01-05 LT 1950–51 1951-05-19
Holiday for Shoestrings 1946-02-23 MM 1951–52 1951-09-15
Baby Bottleneck 1946-03-16 LT 1951–52 1952-06-14
Daffy Doodles 1946-04-06 LT 1952–53 1952-10-11
Hush My Mouse 1946-05-04 LT 1951–52 1952-05-03
The Eager Beaver 1946-07-13 MM 1953–54 1953-11-28
Of Thee I Sting 1946-08-17 LT 1951–52 1952-01-12
Walky Talky Hawky 1946-08-31 MM 1953–54 1953-10-17
Fair and Worm-er 1946-09-28 MM 1955–56 1955-10-22
The Mouse-Merized Cat 1946-10-19 MM 1955–56 1955-11-26
Mouse Menace 1946-11-02 LT 1953–54 1954-08-14
Roughly Squeaking 1946-11-23 LT 1953–54 1954-02-27
One Meat Brawl 1947-01-18 MM 1953–54 1954-07-10
The Goofy Gophers 1947-01-25 LT 1954–55 1955-07-23
The Gay Anties 1947-02-15 MM 1953–54 1954-04-24
Scent-imental Over You 1947-03-08 LT 1953–54 1953-12-26
Birth of a Notion 1947-04-12 LT 1953–54 1953-11-07
Tweetie Pie 1947-05-03 MM 1954–55 1955-06-25
Hobo Bobo 1947-05-17 MM 1953–54 1954-04-03
Along Came Daffy 1947-06-14 LT 1953–54 1954-07-24
Inki at the Circus 1947-06-21 MM 1954–55 1954-10-16
Crowing Pains 1947-07-12 LT 1954–55 1955-04-23
The Foxy Duckling 1947-08-23 MM 1954–55 1954-11-06
House Hunting Mice 1947-09-06 LT 1954–55 1955-04-02
Little Orphan Airedale 1947-10-04 LT 1955–56 1956-08-04
Doggone Cats 1947-10-25 MM 1955–56 1955-09-10
A Horse Fly Fleas 1947-12-13 LT 1955–56 1956-07-07
Two Gophers from Texas 1948-01-17 MM 1955–56 1956-03-31
What's Brewin', Bruin? 1948-02-26 LT 1954–55 1955-08-20
Back Alley Oproar 1947-03-27 MM 1954–55 1955-02-05
I Taw a Putty Tat 1948-04-02 MM 1955–56 1956-02-25
Hop, Look, and Listen 1948-04-17 LT 1954–55 1955-06-04
Bone Sweet Bone 1948-05-22 MM 1955–56 1956-01-21
The Rattled Rooster 1948-06-26 LT 1955–56 1955-10-22
The Shell-Shocked Egg 1948-07-10 MM 1954–55 1954-11-27
You Were Never Duckier 1948-08-07 MM 1954–55 1955-02-26
Hot Cross Bunny 1948-08-21 MM 1959–64
The Pest That Came to Dinner 1948-09-11 LT 1957–59
Hare Splitter 1948-09-25 MM 1957–59
The Foghorn Leghorn 1948-10-09 MM 1955–56 1955-12-24
Daffy Dilly 1948-10-30 MM 1955–56 1956-08-18
Kit for Cat 1948-11-06 LT 1955–56 1956-04-21
My Bunny Lies Over the Sea 1948-12-04 MM 1957–59
Scaredy Cat 1948-12-18 MM 1955–56 1956-06-02
Wise Quackers 1949-01-01 LT 1957–59
Awful Orphan 1949-01-29 MM 1957–59
Mississippi Hare 1949-02-26 LT 1957–59
Paying the Piper 1949-03-12 LT 1956–57 1956-10-20
Daffy Duck Hunt 1949-03-26 LT 1956–57 1956-11-17
Rebel Rabbit 1949-04-09 MM 1957–59
Mouse Wreckers 1949-04-23 LT 1956–57 1957-03-09
High Diving Hare 1949-04-30 LT 1957–59
The Bee-Deviled Bruin 1949-05-14 MM 1957–59
Bowery Bugs 1949-06-04 MM 1957–59
Knights Must Fall 1949-07-16 MM 1967–68 1967-10-28
Mouse Mazurka 1949-06-11 MM 1956–57 1956-09-15
Henhouse Henery 1949-07-02 LT 1956–57 1956-12-01
Bad Ol' Putty Tat 1949-07-23 MM 1956–57 1957-06-29
The Grey Hounded Hare 1949-08-06 LT 1959–64
Often an Orphan 1949-08-13 MM 1959–64
Dough for the Do-Do 1949-09-03 MM 1956–57 1957-04-06
Fast and Furry-ous 1949-09-17 LT 1956–57 1957-04-27
Each Dawn I Crow 1949-09-24 MM 1956–57 1957-06-15
Swallow the Leader 1949-10-15 LT 1956–57 1957-01-19
Bye, Bye Bluebeard 1949-10-22 MM 1959–64
For Scent-imental Reasons 1949-11-12 LT 1956–57 1957-02-02
Hippety Hopper 1949-11-19 MM 1956–57 1957-08-24
Bear Feat 1949-12-10 LT 1956–57 1957-05-18
Rabbit Hood 1949-12-24 MM 1959–64
A Ham in a Role 1949-12-31 LT 1959–64
Home Tweet Home 1950-01-14 MM 1957–59
Hurdy-Gurdy Hare 1950-01-21 MM 1959–64
Boobs in the Woods 1950-01-28 LT 1957–59
Mutiny on the Bunny 1950-02-11 LT 1967–68 1968-01-20
The Lion's Busy 1950-02-18 LT 1959–64
The Scarlet Pumpernickel 1950-03-04 LT 1957–59
Homeless Hare 1950-03-11 MM 1959–64
Strife with Father 1950-04-01 MM 1959–64 September 1961
The Hypo-Chondri-Cat 1950-04-15 MM 1957–59
The Leghorn Blows at Midnight 1950-05-06 LT 1957–59 November 1957
His Bitter Half 1950-05-20 MM 1957–58
An Egg Scramble 1950-05-27 MM 1957–59
All a Bir-r-r-rd 1950-06-24 LT 1957–59
8 Ball Bunny 1950-07-08 LT 1959–64
It's Hummer Time 1950-07-22 LT 1957–59
Golden Yeggs 1950-08-05 MM 1958–59
Dog Gone South 1950-08-26 MM 1957–59
The Ducksters 1950-09-02 LT 1959–64
A Fractured Leghorn 1950-09-16 MM 1957–59
Canary Row 1950-10-07 MM 1957–59
Stooge for a Mouse 1950-10-21 MM 1957–59
Pop 'im Pop! 1950-10-28 LT 1957–59
Caveman Inki 1950-11-25 LT 1957–59
Dog Collared 1950-12-02 MM 1957–59
Rabbit of Seville 1950-12-16 LT 1969 1969-01-18
Two's A Crowd 1950-12-30 LT 1957–59 1958-11-22
A Fox in a Fix 1951-01-20 MM 1957–59
Canned Feud 1951-02-03 LT 1957–59
Putty Tat Trouble 1951-02-24 LT 1959–64
Bunny Hugged 1951-03-10 MM 1959–64
Scentimental Romeo 1951-03-24 MM 1957–59
A Bone for a Bone 1951-04-07 LT 1959–64
A Hound for Trouble 1951-04-28 MM 1959–64
Early To Bet 1951-05-12 MM 1957–59
Rabbit Fire 1951-05-19 LT 1959–64
Room and Bird 1951-06-02 MM 1959–64
Chow Hound 1951-06-16 LT 1959–64
French Rarebit 1951-06-30 MM 1959–64
The Wearing of the Grin 1951-07-14 MM 1959–64
Leghorn Swoggled 1951-07-28 MM 1959–64
His Hare-Raising Tale 1951-08-11 LT 1959–64
Cheese Chasers 1951-08-25 MM 1959–64
Lovelorn Leghorn 1951-09-08 LT 1959–64
Tweety's S.O.S. 1951-09-22 MM 1959–64
Ballot Box Bunny 1951-10-06 MM 1959–64
A Bear for Punishment 1951-10-20 MM 1959–64
Sleepy Time Possum 1951-11-03 MM 1959–64
Drip-Along Daffy 1951-11-17 MM 1959–64
Big Top Bunny 1951-12-01 MM 1959–64
Tweet Tweet Tweety 1951-12-15 LT 1959–64
The Prize Pest 1951-12-22 LT 1959–64
Who's Kitten Who? 1952-01-05 LT 1959–64
Feed the Kitty 1952-02-02 MM 1959–64
Gift Wrapped 1952-02-16 LT 1959–64
Thumb Fun 1952-03-01 LT 1959–64
14 Carrot Rabbit 1952-03-15 LT 1959–64
Little Beau Pepe 1952-03-29 MM 1959–64
Kiddin' the Kitten 1952-04-05 MM 1959–64
Sock-a-Doodle-Do 1952-05-10 LT 1959–64
Beep, Beep 1952-05-24 MM 1959–64
Ain't She Tweet 1952-06-21 LT 1959–64
Cracked Quack 1952-07-05 MM 1959–64
Hoppy Go Lucky 1952-08-09 LT 1967–68 1968-03-16
A Bird in a Guilty Cage 1952-08-30 LT 1959–64
Fool Coverage 1952-12-13 LT 1959–64
Don't Give Up the Sheep 1952-12-27 LT 1969 1969-03-22
Forward March Hare 1953-02-14 LT 1969 1969-05-24
Upswept Hare 1953-03-14 MM 1959–64
A Peck o' Trouble 1953-03-28 LT 1959–64
Fowl Weather 1953-04-04 MM 1959–64
Muscle Tussle 1953-04-18 MM 1959–64
Southern Fried Rabbit 1953-05-02 LT 1969 1969-07-12
Cat-Tails for Two 1953-08-29 MM 1959–64
Easy Peckins 1953-10-17 LT 1959–64
Of Rice and Hen 1953-11-14 LT 1969 1969-02-15
Dog Pounded 1954-01-02 LT 1959–64
No Barking 1954-02-27 MM 1959–64
Design for Leaving 1954-03-27 LT 1959–64
Bell Hoppy 1954-04-17 LT 1959-64
Satan's Waitin' 1954-08-07 LT 1959–64
Gone Batty 1954-09-04 LT 1959–64 October 1963
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z 1954-10-16 LT 1959–64
Quack Shot 1954-10-30 MM 1969 1969-07-19
Pests for Guests 1955-01-29 MM 1959–64
Lighthouse Mouse 1955-03-12 MM 1967–68 1967-12-16
Weasel Stop 1956-02-11 MM 1959–64
The High and the Flighty 1956-02-18 MM 1959–64
Raw! Raw! Rooster! 1956-08-25 LT 1959–64
Yankee Dood It 1956-10-13 MM 1959–64
Fox Terror 1957-05-11 MM 1959–64
Tabasco Road 1957-07-20 MM 1959–64
Birds Anonymous 1957-08-10 MM 1959–64
Greedy for Tweety 1957-09-28 LT 1959–64
Gonzales' Tamales 1957-11-30 LT 1967-68 1968-07-10
Hare-Way To The Stars 1958-03-29 LT 1967-68 1968-06-08
Baton Bunny 1959-01-10 LT 1967-68 1968-04-20

Cartoons with original technical credits restored on DVD[edit]

Many of the above cartoons have been restored for DVD release as part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Looney Tunes Platinum Collection, Looney Tunes Super Stars and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection DVD releases. However, only a handful of cartoons that were reissued prior to the 1956-57 season have their original technical credits restored. These are:

Title Original Release Date Restored for the DVD/Blu-ray title
I Love to Singa 1936-07-18 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2
Speaking of the Weather 1937-09-04 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3
Little Red Walking Hood 1937-11-06 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 5
Daffy Duck & Egghead 1938-01-01 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3
The Night Watchman 1938-11-19 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4
Little Brother Rat 1939-09-02 Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection
The Bear's Tale 1940-04-13 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 5
A Wild Hare 1940-07-27 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees
The Trial of Mr. Wolf 1941-04-26 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 5
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt 1941-06-07 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees
Trap Happy Porky 1945-02-24 Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection
Book Revue 1946-01-05 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2
Holiday for Shoestrings 1946-02-23 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 5
Baby Bottleneck 1946-03-16 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2
Hush My Mouse 1946-05-04 Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection
Crowing Pains 1947-07-12 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 6
A Horse Fly Fleas 1947-12-13 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2
Back Alley Oproar 1948-03-27 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2
Hop, Look and Listen 1948-04-17 Looney Tunes Super Stars' Sylvester and Hippety Hopper: Marsupial Mayhem
You Were Never Duckier 1948-08-07 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 5
The Foghorn Leghorn 1948-10-09 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1
Kit for Cat 1948-11-06 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1
Scaredy Cat 1948-12-18 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1

In addition to the cartoons listed above, the following cartoons reissued after 1956-57 have had their original opening rings, and ending rings if re-released in the 1959-64 animation season, restored:

Title Original Release Date Restored for the DVD/Blu-ray title
The Pest That Came to Dinner 1948-09-11 Looney Tunes Super Stars' Porky & Friends: Hilarious Ham
Hippety Hopper 1949-11-29 Looney Tunes Super Stars' Sylvester and Hippety Hopper: Marsupial Mayhem
A Ham in a Role 1949-12-31 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 6
Home, Tweet Home 1950-01-14 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2
The Lion's Busy 1950-02-18 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2
Strife with Father 1950-04-01 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2
The Hypo-Chondri-Cat 1950-04-15 Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection
It's Hummer Time 1950-07-22 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 6
Dog Gone South 1950-08-26 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 6
Canary Row 1950-10-07 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 3
Pop 'Im Pop 1950-10-28 Looney Tunes Super Stars' Sylvester and Hippety Hopper: Marsupial Mayhem
Dog Collared 1950-12-02 Looney Tunes Super Stars' Porky & Friends: Hilarious Ham
Canned Feud 1951-02-03 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2
Fool Coverage 1952-12-13 Looney Tunes Super Stars' Porky & Friends: Hilarious Ham
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z 1954-10-16 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees
Bell Hoppy 1954-04-17 Looney Tunes Super Stars' Sylvester and Hippety Hopper: Marsupial Mayhem

In 1995, Turner Entertainment restored the original openings for "Hop, Look and Listen" and "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" for their American and European Turner "dubbed" prints.

The titles for "Bone Sweet Bone" are restored for TV, but has not been released on DVD. However, the original copy with the original titles has problems of its own, as split cuts in this copy cut out the ending lines from when the dog says, "If you think for a moment that this little incident is going to upset me--" then it cuts to him freaking out. The rest of his line, "you're absolutely right", is missing in the original title print. The Blue Ribbon print does not have these split-cuts.

The original titles for "Sunday Go to Meetin' Time", "The Merry Old Soul",[2] "September in the Rain", "Tweetie Pie", A Tale of Two Mice", "House Hunting Mice", "Doggone Cats", "I Taw a Putty Tat", and "Daffy Dilly" all are known to exist. However, the original audio is also required for the short to be present restored on a home video release.

The titles for "A Day at the Zoo", "Of Fox and Hounds", "The Isle of Pingo Pongo", "Don't Look Now", "Wacky Wildlife", "Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas", "Thugs with Dirty Mugs", "A Feud There Was", "The Early Worm Gets the Bird", "Circus Today", "The Mice Will Play", "Fresh Fish", "Cross Country Detours", and "I Only Have Eyes for You" were found on eBay in 2007, but never released on DVD.

Sketches and photos of the original titles for "Katnip Kollege", "Farm Frolics", "Sioux Me", "The Fifth-Column Mouse", "Pigs in a Polka", "Rhapsody in Rivets", and "The Cagey Canary" have surfaced, but their real titles have not been found.

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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