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 270 shorts were released during the 1930s.

Identification numbers[edit]

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons were each assigned identification numbers that would appear directly on title cards shown at the beginning of each short. These numbers included cartoon studio production numbers, Vitaphone release numbers, Blue Ribbon re-release numbers, and MPAA certificate numbers. Not all of these types of numbers were listed in the title cards of every cartoon and the numbering schemes were sometimes inconsistent. For example, until 1943 cartoons listed Vitaphone release numbers but not cartoon studio production numbers. These release numbers, in turn, increased to 9999 but then restarted at 1. Complicating matters was the Warner Bros. Blue Ribbon re-release program, in which some cartoons were re-released in theaters with new title cards that often removed original production credits and substituted production or release numbers with new re-release numbers. In many cases, the Blue Ribbon releases are the only available prints of a cartoon, making it challenging to discern these cartoons' correct original production information.[1]

In the list below, Blue Ribbon re-release numbers are noted with "BR" and Vitaphone release numbers are noted with "VP".

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 Series Drawn By (Animated) Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Notes
Sinkin' in the Bathtub LT Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton (unc.),
Hugh Harman (unc.),
Rudolf Ising (unc.)
Honey 4127 April 19, 1930
  • First officially released Warner Bros. cartoon.
  • First publicly released Bosko cartoon; first appearance of Honey
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Congo Jazz LT Max Maxwell
Paul Smith
4167 September 1930
  • 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."
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Hold Anything LT Isadore Freleng
Norm Blackburn
Honey 4229 October 1930
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Booze Hangs High LT Isadore Freleng
Paul Smith
4340 December 1930
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Box Car Blues LT Rollin Hamilton
Max Maxwell
4368 December 1930
  • In the public domain in the United States.

1931[edit]

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. The cartoons star Bosko, Foxy, Piggy, and other characters. All the cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. Two cartoons were animated by children's author Dr. Seuss, though they were not released under either the Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies banners.[citation needed]

Title Series Drawn By (Animated) Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Notes
Big Man from the North LT Isadore Freleng,
Robert Edmunds
Bosko, Honey 4500 January 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Ain't Nature Grand! LT Isadore Freleng,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko 4626 March 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Ups 'n Downs LT Rollin Hamilton,
Paul Smith
Bosko 4640 March 14, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Dumb Patrol LT Isadore Freleng,
Max Maxwell
Bosko, Honey 4664 May 16, 1931
  • Not to be confused with another Looney Tunes cartoon of the same name, released in 1964, starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Yodeling Yokels LT Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko, Honey 4680 June 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Holiday LT Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Bosko, Honey 4694 July 18, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Tree's Knees LT Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton
Bosko 4725 July 25, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Lady, Play Your Mandolin! MM Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Foxy, Roxy 4803 August 1931[2]
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! MM Isadore Freleng,
Max Maxwell
Foxy, Roxy 4825 September 5, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko Shipwrecked LT Rollin Hamilton,
Larry Martin
Bosko 4666 September 19, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
One More Time MM Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Foxy, Roxy 4851 October 3, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko the Doughboy LT Rollin Hamilton,
Max Maxwell
Bosko 5017 October 17, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
You Don't Know What You're Doin'! MM Isadore Freleng,
Norm Blackburn
Fluffy, Piggy 4977 October 21, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Soda Fountain LT Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton
Bosko, Honey, Wilbur 5045 November 14, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land MM Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Fluffy, Piggy 5025 November 28, 1931
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
  • First WB cartoon with "blackface" characters.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Fox Hunt LT Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko, Bruno 5046 December 12, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Red-Headed Baby MM Rollin Hamilton,
Max Maxwell
5038 December 26, 1931
  • In the public domain in the United States.

1932[edit]

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

Title Series Drawn By (Animated) Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Notes
Bosko at the Zoo LT Bosko, Honey 5035 January 9, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Pagan Moon MM 5064 January 31, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Battling Bosko LT Bosko, Honey 5040 February 6, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Freddy the Freshman MM 5110 February 20, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Big-Hearted Bosko LT Bosko, Bruno 5075 March 5, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee MM 5137 March 19, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Party LT Bosko, Honey, Wilbur 5138 April 2, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Goopy Geer MM Goopy Geer 5130 April 16, 1932
  • First appearance of Goopy Geer.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko and Bruno LT Bosko, Bruno 5164 April 30, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
It's Got Me Again! MM 5244 May 14, 1932
Moonlight for Two MM Goopy Geer 5291 June 11, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Dog Race LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5292 June 25, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Queen Was in the Parlor MM Goopy Geer 5343 July 9, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko at the Beach LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5345 July 23, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
I Love a Parade MM 5383 August 6, 1932
  • A mouse that looks like Mickey Mouse makes a cameo holding a drum at the beginning of the parade.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Store LT Bosko, Honey, Wilbur 5344 August 13, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko the Lumberjack LT Bosko, Honey 5454 September 3, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
You're too Careless With Your Kisses! MM 5426 September 10, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Ride Him, Bosko! LT Bosko, Honey 5491 September 17, 1932
I Wish I Had Wings MM 5473 October 15, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko the Drawback LT Bosko, Honey 5514 October 22, 1932
A Great Big Bunch of You MM 5492 November 12, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Dizzy Date LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5245 November 19, 1932
Three's a Crowd MM 5529 December 10, 1932
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko's Woodland Daze LT Bosko, Bruno 5530 December 17, 1932

1933[edit]

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

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Notes
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives MM Rudolf Ising 5583 January 7, 1933
  • Available on Netflix on Holiday Favorites Vol. 2 (unrestored)
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Bosko in Dutch LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5584 January 14, 1933
  • First cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
One Step Ahead of My Shadow MM Rudolf Ising 5610 February 4, 1933
  • Earliest-released Merrie Melodies cartoon still under copyright.[citation needed]
Bosko in Person LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey, Ted Lewis 5611 February 11, 1933
Young and Healthy MM Rudolf Ising 5661 March 4, 1933
Bosko the Speed King LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Honey 5662 March 22, 1933
The Organ Grinder MM Rudolf Ising 5733 April 8, 1933
Wake Up the Gypsy in Me MM Rudolf Ising 5778 May 13, 1933
Bosko's Knight-Mare LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5750 June 8, 1933
I Like Mountain Music MM Rudolf Ising 5825 June 10, 1933
Bosko the Sheep-Herder LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5808 June 14, 1933
Beau Bosko LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey 5873 July 1, 1933
Shuffle Off to Buffalo MM Rudolf Ising and Friz Freleng 5874 July 8, 1933
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon MM Rudolf Ising 5945 August 5, 1933
Bosko's Picture Show LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5955 August 26, 1933
  • Final appearance of Honey.
  • Final appearance of Bosko in a WB cartoon.
We're in the Money MM Rudolf Ising 5954 August 26, 1933
  • Final cartoon produced by Harman-Ising.
  • Final cartoon scored by Frank Marsales.
Buddy's Day Out LT Tom Palmer Buddy, Cookie, Elmer (baby), Happy (dog) 5957 September 9, 1933
  • 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.
Bosko the Musketeer LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5946 September 16, 1933
I've Got to Sing a Torch Song MM Tom Palmer 5956 September 23, 1933
  • One of two cartoons directed by Tom Palmer.
Bosko's Mechanical Man LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5888 September 27, 1933
Buddy's Beer Garden LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 5987 November 11, 1933
  • First cartoon directed by Earl Duvall.
Buddy's Show Boat LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 6033 December 9, 1933
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence MM Earl Duvall 5988 December 16, 1933

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 Identification Numbers Release date Availability Notes
Buddy the Gob LT Friz Freleng Buddy 6125 January 13, 1934
  • First cartoon entirely directed by Friz Freleng.
Pettin' in the Park MM Bernard Brown 5960 January 27, 1934
  • First cartoon directed by Bernard Brown.
Honeymoon Hotel MM Earl Duvall 6126 February 17, 1934
  • Produced in Cinecolor (first WB cartoon in color).
Buddy and Towser LT Friz Freleng Buddy, Towser (dog) 6174 February 24, 1934
Buddy's Garage LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 6176 April 14, 1934
Beauty and the Beast MM Friz Freleng 6175 April 14, 1934
  • Produced in Cinecolor.
Those Were Wonderful Days MM Bernard Brown 6199 April 26, 1934
Buddy's Trolley Troubles LT Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 6200 May 5, 1934
Goin' to Heaven on a Mule MM Friz Freleng 6209 May 19, 1934
Buddy of the Apes LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6217 May 26, 1934
  • First cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway.
How Do I Know It's Sunday MM Friz Freleng 6253 June 9, 1934
Buddy's Bearcats LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6326 June 23, 1934
  • First cartoon directed by Jack King.
Why Do I Dream Those Dreams MM Friz Freleng Rip van Winkle 6373 June 30, 1934
The Girl at the Ironing Board MM Friz Freleng 6439 August 23, 1934
The Miller's Daughter MM Friz Freleng 6441 October 13, 1934
Shake Your Powder Puff MM Friz Freleng 6494 October 17, 1934
Buddy the Detective LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, The Mad Musician 6442 October 17, 1934
Rhythm in the Bow MM Ben Hardaway 6495 October 20, 1934
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon in black & white.
Buddy the Woodsman LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6374 October 20, 1934
Buddy's Circus LT Jack King Buddy 6440 November 8, 1934
Those Beautiful Dames MM Friz Freleng 6571 November 10, 1934
  • 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 Buddy, Cookie 6570 November 17, 1934[3]
Pop Goes Your Heart MM Friz Freleng 6609 December 8, 1934
  • Produced in 2-strip Technicolor.
Viva Buddy LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, Pancho 6492 December 12, 1934
Buddy the Dentist LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie, Bozo (dog) 6610 December 15, 1934

1935[edit]

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

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name MM Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 6611 January 19, 1935
Country Boy MM Friz Freleng Peter Rabbit 6679 February 9, 1935
I Haven't Got a Hat MM Friz Freleng Beans, Ex, Ham, Little Kitty, Oliver Owl, Miss Cud, Porky Pig 6681 March 9, 1935 no
  • First appearances of Beans and Porky Pig.
Buddy's Pony Express LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6757 March 9, 1935 no
Buddy's Theatre LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6680 April 1, 1935 no
Buddy of the Legion LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 6612 April 6, 1935[4]:421 no
Along Flirtation Walk MM Friz Freleng 6758 April 6, 1935
My Green Fedora MM Friz Freleng Peter Rabbit, Elmer (baby rabbit) 6760 May 4, 1935
Buddy's Lost World LT Jack King Buddy, Bozo (dog) 6805 May 18, 1935
Into Your Dance MM Friz Freleng 6806 June 8, 1935 no
Buddy's Bug Hunt LT Jack King Buddy 6860 June 22, 1935 no
Buddy in Africa LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 6759 July 6, 1935 no
Country Mouse MM Friz Freleng Beans (cameo), Porky Pig (cameo) 6857, BR 1311 July 13, 1935 yes
  • Reissued as Country Mouse.
  • Cameo by Beans and Porky at the beginning.
  • First cartoon to be given a Blue Ribbon rerelease.
Buddy Steps Out LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6861 July 20, 1935 no
  • Final appearance of Cookie in a WB cartoon.
The Merry Old Soul MM Friz Freleng 6925, BR 1262 August 17, 1935 yes
Buddy the Gee Man LT Jack King Buddy, MachineGun Mike 6926 August 24, 1935
  • DVD - G Men (unrestored)
no
  • Final appearance of Buddy in a WB cartoon.
The Lady in Red MM Friz Freleng 6927, BR 1263 September 7, 1935 yes
A Cartoonist's Nightmare LT Jack King Beans 6982 September 21, 1935[4]:421 no
Little Dutch Plate MM Friz Freleng 6983, BR 1312 October 19, 1935 yes
Hollywood Capers LT Jack King Beans, Little Kitty, Oliver Owl 6998 October 19, 1935 no
  • First use of Beans the Cat's name.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Gold Diggers of '49 LT Tex Avery Beans, Little Kitty, Porky Pig 7041 November 2, 1935 no
  • First short directed by Tex Avery.
Billboard Frolics MM Friz Freleng 6999 November 9, 1935 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 November 20, 1935 yes

1936[edit]

All Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 3-strip Technicolor, except The Cat Came Back.

This year, the Merrie Melodies series adopts "Merrily We Roll Along" as its theme starting with 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 Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
I Wanna Play House MM Friz Freleng 7131 January 11, 1936 no
  • First cartoon in 3-strip Technicolor
The Phantom Ship LT Jack King Beans, Ham and Ex 7189 February 1, 1936 no
The Cat Came Back MM Friz Freleng 7138, BR 1361 February 8, 1936 yes
Boom Boom LT Jack King Beans, Porky Pig 7191 February 29, 1936 no
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Page Miss Glory MM Tex Avery (uncredited) 7192 March 7, 1936 no
Alpine Antics LT Jack King Beans, Kitty 7130 March 9, 1936 no
The Fire Alarm LT Jack King Ham and Ex, Beans 7000 March 9, 1936 no
The Blow Out LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7262 April 4, 1936 no
  • First solo Porky Pig cartoon.
I'm a Big Shot Now MM Friz Freleng 7190 April 11, 1936 yes
  • Final cartoon scored by Bernard Brown.
Westward Whoa LT Jack King Beans, Ham and Ex, Kitty, Porky Pig 7243 April 25, 1936 no
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Plane Dippy LT Tex Avery Porky, Beans, Little Kitty 7139 April 30, 1936 no
  • First use of the name Porky Pig.
Let It Be Me MM Friz Freleng Emily 7260 May 2, 1936 yes
I'd Love to Take Orders From You MM Tex Avery 7361 May 16, 1936 no
Fish Tales LT Jack King Porky Pig 7285 May 23, 1936 no
Bingo Crosbyana MM Friz Freleng 7264 May 30, 1936 no
Shanghaied Shipmates LT Jack King Porky Pig 7362 June 20, 1936[4]:422 no
When I Yoo Hoo MM Friz Freleng 7360 June 27, 1936 yes
Porky's Pet LT Jack King Porky Pig 7382 July 11, 1936 no
I Love to Singa MM Tex Avery Owl Jolson 7383 July 18, 1936 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
Porky the Rain-Maker LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7484 August 1, 1936 no
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time MM Friz Freleng 7386 August 8, 1936 yes
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Porky's Poultry Plant LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7569 August 22, 1936 no
  • First score by Carl Stalling.
  • First cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.
At Your Service Madame MM Friz Freleng Piggy 7485 August 29, 1936 no
  • Final score by Norman Spencer.
Porky's Moving Day LT Jack King Porky Pig 7483 September 12, 1936[5] no
Toy Town Hall MM Friz Freleng 7567 September 19, 1936 no
Milk and Money LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7566 October 3, 1936 no
Boulevardier from the Bronx MM Friz Freleng Emily 7570 October 10, 1936 no
Don't Look Now MM Tex Avery 7568 November 7, 1936 yes
Little Beau Porky LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7595 November 14, 1936 no
The Coo-Coo Nut Grove MM Friz Freleng Ben Birdie 7603 November 28, 1936 no
The Village Smithy LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7602 December 5, 1936 no
Porky in the North Woods LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7637 December 19, 1936 no

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. Also beginning this year, the Looney Tunes series adopts "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" as its theme starting with Rover's Rival.

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
He Was Her Man MM Friz Freleng 7636 January 2, 1937 yes
Porky the Wrestler LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7635 January 9, 1937 no
Pigs Is Pigs MM Friz Freleng Piggy 7717 January 30, 1937 yes
  • Final appearance of Piggy
Porky's Road Race LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7716 February 6, 1937 no
  • Hand colored version (early 1970s) had 1968 opening and 1964 closing themes, Computer colored in 1995.
  • Stepin Fetchit gag cut from hand tinted prints; restored to colorized version.
Picador Porky LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7715 February 27, 1937 no
I Only Have Eyes For You MM Tex Avery 7638 March 6, 1937 yes
The Fella with the Fiddle MM Friz Freleng 7729 March 27, 1937 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 Pig 7751 April 3, 1937 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 April 10, 1937 no
Porky's Duck Hunt LT Tex Avery Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 7749 April 17, 1937 no
  • First appearance of Daffy Duck.
  • First pairing of Daffy and Porky.
  • First cartoon with Porky being voiced by Mel Blanc.
Ain't We Got Fun MM Tex Avery 7780 May 1, 1937 yes
Porky and Gabby LT Ub Iwerks Gabby, Porky Pig 7921 May 15, 1937 no
  • First appearance of Gabby Goat.
  • One of two cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks.
Clean Pastures MM Friz Freleng 7876 May 22, 1937 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Uncle Tom's Bungalow MM Tex Avery 7912 June 5, 1937 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Porky's Building LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8093 June 19, 1937 no
Streamlined Greta Green MM Friz Freleng 7796 June 19, 1937 no
Sweet Sioux MM Friz Freleng 7922, BR 2-13 June 26, 1937 yes
  • First use of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" in a WB cartoon.
Porky's Super Service LT Ub Iwerks Porky Pig 8050 July 3, 1937 no
  • One of two cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks.
Egghead Rides Again MM Tex Avery Egghead 7889 July 17, 1937 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 Pig 7797 July 24, 1937 no
  • First cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon to begin with the classic steel guitar glissando sound effect.
  • Color remake: Tick Tock Tuckered.
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
Plenty of Money and You MM Friz Freleng 8052 July 31, 1937 yes
  • First cartoon to use "Merrily We Roll Along" on the closing titles.
Porky's Railroad LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7877 August 7, 1937 no
  • In the public domain in the United States.
A Sunbonnet Blue MM Tex Avery 8055 August 21, 1937 yes
Get Rich Quick Porky LT Bob Clampett Gabby, Porky Pig 8148 August 28, 1937 no
  • Second cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Speaking of the Weather MM Frank Tashlin 8053 September 4, 1937 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
Porky's Garden LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7785 September 11, 1937 no
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Dog Daze MM Friz Freleng 8054 September 18, 1937 no
I Wanna Be a Sailor MM Tex Avery 8091 September 25, 1937 yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Rover's Rival LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8228 October 9, 1937 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 October 16, 1937 yes
  • First cartoon to give story credit, in this case to Tedd Pierce.
The Case of the Stuttering Pig LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky Pig 8051 October 30, 1937 no
Little Red Walking Hood MM Tex Avery Egghead 8181 November 6, 1937 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
Porky's Double Trouble LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky Pig 7950 November 13, 1937 no
The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos MM Frank Tashlin Ben Birdie 8149 December 4, 1937 no
Porky's Hero Agency LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8308 December 4, 1937 no
  • Fourth cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Only score by Stalling credited as "Carl W. Stallings".
September in the Rain MM Friz Freleng 8183 December 18, 1937 yes

1938[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Daffy Duck & Egghead MM Tex Avery Daffy, Egghead 8226 January 1, 1938 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
  • First use of Daffy Duck's name.
Porky's Poppa LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8352 January 15, 1938 no
  • First time the fictional company "Acme" is mentioned in a WB cartoon.
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
My Little Buckeroo MM Friz Freleng 8227 January 29, 1938 yes
Porky at the Crocadero LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8090 February 5, 1938 no
Jungle Jitters MM Friz Freleng 8306 February 19, 1938 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
What Price Porky LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8404 February 26, 1938 no
The Sneezing Weasel MM Tex Avery 8310 March 12, 1938 yes
Porky's Phoney Express LT Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 8368 March 19, 1938 no
A Star Is Hatched MM Friz Freleng Emily 8336[6]:441 April 2, 1938 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 Pig 8453 April 16, 1938 no
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
The Penguin Parade MM Tex Avery 8311 April 23, 1938 no
Porky's Hare Hunt LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton (uncredited)[7] Porky Pig 8405 April 30, 1938 no
  • Follow up by 1937's Porky's Duck Hunt.
  • First appearance of a rabbit that would later evolve into Bugs Bunny.
Now That Summer is Gone MM Frank Tashlin 8403 May 14, 1938 yes
Injun Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8505 May 21, 1938 no
  • Not to be confused with the final Warner Bros. cartoon of the same name, released in 1969, starring Cool Cat.
  • Color remake: Wagon Heels.
The Isle of Pingo-Pongo MM Tex Avery Egghead 8402 May 28, 1938 yes
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Porky the Fireman LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8182 June 4, 1938 no
  • The 1939 Porky "drum" ending replaced the 1937 Porky "drum" ending on the 1992 computer-colorized version.
Katnip Kollege MM Cal Dalton, Cal Howard 8487 June 11, 1938 yes
Porky's Party LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8592 June 25, 1938 no
Have You Got Any Castles? MM Frank Tashlin 8425 June 25, 1938 yes
  • Original opening and ending restored for DVD.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Love and Curses MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8504 July 9, 1938 no
Cinderella Meets Fella MM Tex Avery Egghead 8424 July 23, 1938 no
Porky's Spring Planting LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8307 July 25, 1938 no
Porky & Daffy LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8594 August 6, 1938 no
  • Computer colorized in 1990.
The Major Lied 'Til Dawn MM Frank Tashlin 8488 August 13, 1938 no
Wholly Smoke LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8309 August 27, 1938 no
A-Lad-In Bagdad MM Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Egghead 8595 August 27, 1938 no
Cracked Ice MM Frank Tashlin 8507 September 10, 1938 no
A Feud There Was MM Tex Avery Egghead 8506, BR 1317 September 24, 1938 yes
  • First use of the name Elmer Fudd.
Porky in Wackyland LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8608 September 24, 1938 no
Little Pancho Vanilla MM Frank Tashlin 8599 October 8, 1938 yes
Porky's Naughty Nephew LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8674 October 15, 1938 no
Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas MM Tex Avery Egghead 8597 October 22, 1938 yes
Porky in Egypt LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8682 November 5, 1938 no
You're an Education MM Frank Tashlin 8681 November 5, 1938 yes
  • Final cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin, until he return to do 1943 to 1946.
The Night Watchman MM Chuck Jones 8607 November 19, 1938 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
  • First cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
The Daffy Doc LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8686 November 26, 1938 no
Daffy Duck in Hollywood MM Tex Avery Daffy Duck 8609 December 12, 1938[4]:423 no
  • First solo Daffy Duck cartoon.
Porky the Gob LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 8610 December 17, 1938 no
Count Me Out MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Egghead 8687 December 17, 1938 no
The Mice Will Play MM Tex Avery 8683 December 31, 1938 yes

1939[edit]

This year starting with Porky and Teabiscuit the opening credits will change a little for both Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Warner Bros. will be above the shield instead of VITAPHONE. Below the sheild will have present instead of presents.

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
The Lone Stranger and Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8748[6]:437 January 7, 1939 no
Dog Gone Modern MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 8745 January 14, 1939 yes
  • First appearance of Two Curious Puppies.
It's an Ill Wind LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig, Dizzy Duck 8684 January 28, 1939 no
  • First appearance of Dizzy Duck
Hamateur Night MM Tex Avery Egghead 8685 January 28, 1939 no
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Robin Hood Makes Good MM Chuck Jones 8751 February 11, 1939 yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Porky's Tire Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8750 February 18, 1939 no
Gold Rush Daze MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8749 February 25, 1939 no
  • In the public domain in the United States.
A Day at the Zoo MM Tex Avery Egghead 8747, BR 1308 March 11, 1939 yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Porky's Movie Mystery LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8752 March 11, 1939 no
Prest-O Change-O MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 8833 March 25, 1939 yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Chicken Jitters LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8860 April 1, 1939 no
Bars and Stripes Forever MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8835, BR 1470 April 8, 1939 no
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur MM Chuck Jones Daffy Duck 8839, BR 1470 April 22, 1939 no
  • First Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
  • Final cartoon to have VITAPHONE and Presents on opening credits
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Porky and Teabiscuit LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 8864 April 22, 1939 no
  • Hand-traced color version.
  • Computer-colorized version 1992.
Thugs with Dirty Mugs MM Tex Avery 8753 May 6, 1939 yes
Kristopher Kolumbus, Jr. LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8862 May 13, 1939 no
Naughty But Mice MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 8861 May 20, 1939 no
  • First appearance of Sniffles.
Believe It or Else MM Tex Avery Egghead 8837 June 3, 1939[4]:424 no
  • Final appearance of Egghead.
Polar Pals LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8922 June 3, 1939 no
Hobo Gadget Band MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8859 June 17, 1939 yes
Scalp Trouble LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8924 June 24, 1939 no
Old Glory MM Chuck Jones Porky Pig 9239, BR 1363 July 1, 1939 yes
Porky's Picnic LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky Pig 8926 July 15, 1939 no
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
Dangerous Dan McFoo MM Tex Avery 8863 July 15, 1939 yes
  • Features fully developed "Elmer Fudd" voice (voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan).
Snowman's Land MM Chuck Jones 8925 July 29, 1939 no
Wise Quacks LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8928 August 5, 1939 no
Hare-um Scare-um MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Happy Rabbit, John Sourpuss, Porky (cameo) 8923 August 12, 1939 no
Detouring America MM Tex Avery 8927 August 26, 1939 no
Little Brother Rat MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 8931 September 2, 1939 yes
Porky's Hotel LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig, Dizzy Duck 9098 September 2, 1939 no
  • 2nd appearance of Dizzy Duck
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
Sioux Me MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8929, BR 1235 (not on Screen) September 9, 1939 yes
Land of the Midnight Fun MM Tex Avery 9097 September 23, 1939 no
Jeepers Creepers LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 9100 September 23, 1939 no
  • Computer colorized in 1990.
Naughty Neighbors LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck (cameo) 9102 October 7, 1939 no
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
The Little Lion Hunter MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 9105 October 7, 1939 yes
  • First appearances of Inki & Mynah bird
The Good Egg MM Chuck Jones 9099 October 21, 1939 yes
Pied Piper Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 9104 November 4, 1939 no
Fresh Fish MM Tex Avery 9161 November 4, 1939 yes
Fagin's Freshman MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 9101, BR 1226 November 18, 1939 yes
Porky the Giant Killer LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 9106 November 18, 1939 no
Sniffles and the Bookworm MM Chuck Jones Sniffles, Bookworm 9197, BR 1251 December 2, 1939 yes
  • First appearance of Bookworm
Screwball Football MM Tex Avery 9155 December 16, 1939 no
The Film Fan LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 9156 December 16, 1939 no
The Curious Puppy MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 9157 December 30, 1939 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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mackey, Dave (2013-03-26). "Field Guide To Titles And Credits". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Company. 
  3. ^ Mitchell-Waite, Anthony; Mitchell-Waite, Joanne (November 4, 2013). Laurel & Hardy's Animated Antics A-Z (3 ed.). Midnight Patrol Books. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-291-61925-6. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice And Magic: A History Of American Animated Cartoons (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Plume. ISBN 0-452-25993-2. 
  5. ^ "Porky's Moving Day (1936) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series". The Big Cartoon Database. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  6. ^ a b Liebman, Roy (2003). Vitaphone Films: A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-4697-1. 
  7. ^ Jones, Chuck (1989). Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 195. ISBN 0-374-52620-6. The directorial team of Bugs Hardaway and Cal Dalton tried in this film to adopt the existing and unfinished character of Daffy Duck, including “Woo-woos!” into a rabbit skin. 

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