List of unreleased Warner Bros. animated shorts

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Following is the list of the Looney Tunes animated short subjects proposed by either Warner Bros. Cartoon studio in the 1930s-1960s or Warner Bros. Animation in the 2000s. In 1945, Bob Clampett planned to direct a Looney Tunes cartoon that would fictionalize the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a dog but when Roosevelt died the project was abandoned.[1] In the 1950s, Friz Freleng pondered the idea of a one-shot cartoon that would combine Marilyn Monroe's life with the fairytale of Snow White but this project was also shelved when it was deemed too similar to Monroe's own personal life.[2] Not all abandoned Looney Tunes shorts were one-shots as Looney Tunes comprises several sub-series such as Bugs Bunny, Pepé Le Pew and the Road Runner, to name few. It is no surprise that not all planned sub-series didn't get off the ground, and many of them ended up either not being produced at all or being reworked into one-shots. Some of these sub-series were Keystone Kops, Rapid Rabbit and Quick Brown Fox, Corn Plastered, The Eager Beaver, Canyon Kiddies, etc. None of these went so far as to have individual titles mapped out.[3][2]

In 2003, Warner Bros. Animation had plans to return to making Looney Tunes shorts but after the box office failure of Looney Tunes Back in Action, Warner Bros. canceled several short projects while still in development as executives thought that interest in slapstick humor and traditional animation was vanishing, which is unlikely due to the positive response of the movie. Most of these cartoons were in production under the hands of Larry Doyle in terms of Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies shorts [4]

Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies - 19 titles[edit]

  • It is unknown who directed the following Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
  • LT = Looney Tunes
  • MM = Merrie Melodies
Title Series Characters Notes
A Jolly Good Fala MM Canceled in 1945
Marilyn Monroe/Snow White project LT or MM Canceled during the mid-1950s
Executive Tweet LT Sylvester, Bird, Ghosts Scrapped in 2004
The Pig Stays in the Picture LT Porky, Porky's family Scrapped in 2004
A Very Daffy Christmas LT Daffy, Elves Scrapped in 2004
What's Hip, Doc? LT Bugs, Elmer, Supermodel Scrapped in 2004
Jenna Elfman voiced the supermodel
Full Metal Jackass LT Wile E. Coyote, Roadrunner Scrapped in 2004
Bada Bugs LT Bugs, Daffy, Two Mobsters Scrapped in 2004
It was speculated that the mobsters were actually Rocky and Mugsy
Slacker Quacker LT Porky, Daffy Scrapped in 2004
Scheme Park LT Porky, Porky's family Scrapped in 2004
Beach Bunny LT Bugs, Beach Bully Scrapped in 2004
Brendan Fraser voiced the Beach Bully
Meat Me in Chicago MM Cow Scrapped in 2004
Deep Sea Bugs LT Bugs, Sam Scrapped in 2004
Baseball Taz LT Taz, Minor League Team, Rival Team's Monkey Scrapped in 2004
Dancing Pepe LT Pepé, Chipmunk, Chipmunk's friend Scrapped in 2004
Daffy Contractor LT Daffy, Porky Scrapped in 2004
Reaper Madness LT Granny, Grim Reaper Scrapped in 2004
Duck Suped LT Daffy Scrapped in 2004
Guess Who's Coming to Meet the Parents LT Bugs, Squirrel, Bugs' parents Scrapped in 2004

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  1. ^ A Jolly Good Fala at The Big Cartoon DataBase May 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ Cooke, Jon (16 October 2010). "Misce-Looney-ous: The Canyon Kiddies". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2009-06-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)