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.

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".

1940[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Porky's Last Stand LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 9158 January 6, 1940 No
The Early Worm Gets the Bird MM Tex Avery 9103,
BR 1318
January 13, 1940 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Africa Squeaks LT Bob Clampett Porky 9160 January 27, 1940 No
Mighty Hunters MM Chuck Jones 9363,
BR 1314
January 27, 1940 Yes
Busy Bakers MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
9153 February 10, 1940 Yes
  • Final cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton.
Ali-Baba Bound LT Bob Clampett Porky 9364 February 10, 1940[2]:424 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Elmer's Candid Camera MM Chuck Jones Elmer 9371 March 2, 1940 No
  • First appearance of Elmer Fudd.
Pilgrim Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 9368 March 16, 1940 No
Cross-Country Detours MM Tex Avery 9423 March 16, 1940 Yes
Confederate Honey MM Friz Freleng Elmer 9365 March 30, 1940 No
The Bear's Tale MM Tex Avery 9369,
BR 2-13
April 13, 1940 Yes
Slap-Happy Pappy LT Bob Clampett Porky 9370 April 13, 1940 No
Porky's Poor Fish LT Bob Clampett Porky 9372 April 27, 1940 No
The Hardship of Miles Standish MM Friz Freleng Elmer 9373 April 27, 1940 No
Sniffles Takes a Trip MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9367,
BR 1315
May 11, 1940[2]:425 Yes
You Ought to Be in Pictures LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 9366 May 18, 1940 No
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
A Gander at Mother Goose MM Tex Avery 9535 May 25, 1940 No
Tom Thumb in Trouble MM Chuck Jones 9425,
BR 1175
June 8, 1940 Yes
The Chewin' Bruin LT Bob Clampett Porky 9534 June 8, 1940 No
Circus Today MM Tex Avery 9593 June 22, 1940 Yes
Little Blabbermouse MM Friz Freleng Little Blabbermouse 9159 July 6, 1940 Yes
Porky's Baseball Broadcast LT Friz Freleng Porky 9536 July 6, 1940 No
  • Hand Traced Color version
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
The Egg Collector MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9595 July 20, 1940 Yes
A Wild Hare MM Tex Avery Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 9617 July 27, 1940 Yes
  • First appearance of Bugs Bunny.
  • First pairing of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
  • Reissued as The Wild Hare DVD - LTGC Volume 4, Disc 1, into "Bugs Bunny: Superstar" bonus
Ghost Wanted MM Chuck Jones 9537 August 10, 1940 No
Patient Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 9538 August 24, 1940 No
Ceiling Hero MM Tex Avery 9361[3]:260 August 24, 1940 No
Malibu Beach Party MM Friz Freleng 9633 September 14, 1940 No
Calling Dr. Porky LT Friz Freleng Porky 9616 September 21, 1940 No
Stage Fright MM Chuck Jones The Curious Puppies 9757 September 28, 1940 Yes
Prehistoric Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 9614 October 12, 1940 No
Holiday Highlights MM Tex Avery 9637 October 12, 1940 No
Good Night, Elmer MM Chuck Jones Elmer 9775 October 26, 1940 No
The Sour Puss LT Bob Clampett Porky 9634 November 2, 1940 No
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
Wacky Wildlife MM Tex Avery 9759,
BR 1316
November 9, 1940 Yes
Bedtime for Sniffles MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9635 November 23, 1940 Yes
Porky's Hired Hand LT Friz Freleng Porky 9636 November 30, 1940 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Of Fox and Hounds MM Tex Avery Willoughby 9771,
BR 1362
December 7, 1940 Yes
The Timid Toreador LT Bob Clampett
Norm McCabe
Porky 9638 December 21, 1940 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Shop Look & Listen MM Friz Freleng Little Blabbermouse 9639 December 21, 1940 No

1941[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Elmer's Pet Rabbit MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 9769 January 4, 1941 No
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones
Porky's Snooze Reel LT Bob Clampett
Norm McCabe
Porky 9772 January 11, 1941 No
  • Bob Clampett and Norm McCabe both directed this cartoon.
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
The Fighting 69½th MM Friz Freleng 9773,
BR 1319
January 18, 1941 Yes
Sniffles Bells the Cat MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9855 February 1, 1941 Yes
The Haunted Mouse LT Tex Avery 9774 February 15, 1941 No
  • First cartoon written by Michael Maltese
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Crackpot Quail MM Tex Avery Willoughby 9853 February 15, 1941 No
The Cat's Tale MM Friz Freleng 9859 March 1, 1941 Yes
Joe Glow, the Firefly LT Chuck Jones 9784 March 8, 1941 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Tortoise Beats Hare MM Tex Avery Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle 9937 March 15, 1941 No
Porky's Bear Facts LT Friz Freleng Porky 9806[3]:264 March 29, 1941 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Goofy Groceries MM Bob Clampett 9851 March 29, 1941 Yes
Toy Trouble MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 9949,
BR 1176
April 12, 1941 Yes
Porky's Preview LT Tex Avery Porky 9808 April 19, 1941 No
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Trial of Mr. Wolf MM Friz Freleng 9939,
BR 1364
April 26, 1941 Yes
Porky's Ant LT Chuck Jones Porky 9888 May 10, 1941 No
  • Hand Traced version
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Farm Frolics MM Bob Clampett 9857,
BR 1178
May 10, 1941 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Hollywood Steps Out MM Tex Avery 9951 May 24, 1941 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
A Coy Decoy LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 9938 June 7, 1941 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • Computer colorized in 1990.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt MM Friz Freleng Bugs, Elmer-like character 9953 June 7, 1941 Yes
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
  • First solo Bugs Bunny cartoon.
Porky's Prize Pony LT Chuck Jones Porky 9940 June 21, 1941 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Wacky Worm MM Friz Freleng 93 June 21, 1941 Yes
Meet John Doughboy LT Bob Clampett Porky 74 July 5, 1941 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Heckling Hare MM Tex Avery Bugs Bunny, Willoughby Dog 75 July 5, 1941 No
Inki and the Lion MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 79 July 19, 1941 Yes
Aviation Vacation MM Tex Avery 91 August 2, 1941 No
We, the Animals Squeak! LT Bob Clampett Porky 76 August 9, 1941 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Sport Chumpions MM Friz Freleng 77 August 16, 1941 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Henpecked Duck LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 78 August 30, 1941 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Snowtime for Comedy MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 95,
BR 1254
August 30, 1941 Yes
All This and Rabbit Stew MM Tex Avery (uncredited) Bugs 173 September 13, 1941[4]:102 No
  • One of the "Censored Eleven"; the only one starring Bugs Bunny
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Notes to You LT Friz Freleng Porky Pig 174 September 20, 1941 No
  • Remade in color as Back Alley Oproar
  • Hand Traced Version
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Brave Little Bat MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 177,
BR 1252
September 27, 1941 Yes
The Bug Parade MM Tex Avery 211,
BR 1262
October 11, 1941 Yes
Robinson Crusoe, Jr. LT Norm McCabe Porky 172 October 25, 1941 No
  • First cartoon directed by Norm McCabe alone.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Rookie Revue MM Friz Freleng 353 October 25, 1941 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Saddle Silly MM Chuck Jones 213 November 8, 1941 No
Porky's Midnight Matinee LT Chuck Jones Porky 192 November 22, 1941 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Cagey Canary MM Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
225 November 22, 1941 Yes
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett.
Rhapsody in Rivets MM Friz Freleng 175,
BR 1365
December 6, 1941 Yes
Wabbit Twouble MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 413 December 20, 1941 No
  • First use of the 'fat' Elmer
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
Porky's Pooch LT Bob Clampett Porky 176 December 27, 1941 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.

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.

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Hop Skip and a Chump MM Friz Freleng 223 January 3, 1942 Yes
Porky's Pastry Pirates LT Friz Freleng Porky 226 January 17, 1942 No
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Bird Came C.O.D. MM Chuck Jones Conrad 351 January 17, 1942 No
  • First appearance of Conrad the Cat
Aloha Hooey MM Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
227 January 31, 1942[5]:17 No
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett
Who's Who in the Zoo LT Norm McCabe Porky 224 February 14, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Porky's Cafe LT Chuck Jones Porky Pig, Conrad 444 February 21, 1942 No
  • Only cartoon to co-star Conrad and Porky
  • Hand Traced Version
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Conrad the Sailor MM Chuck Jones Conrad, Daffy 415 February 28, 1942 No
Crazy Cruise MM Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
Bugs (cameo) 445 March 14, 1942 No
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett
The Wabbit Who Came to Supper MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 573 March 28, 1942 No
  • Features the 'fat' Elmer.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Saps in Chaps LT Friz Freleng 446 April 11, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Horton Hatches the Egg MM Bob Clampett 441 April 11, 1942 Yes
  • Based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name
Dog Tired MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 417 April 25, 1942 No
Daffy's Southern Exposure LT Norm McCabe Daffy 442 May 2, 1942 No
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Wacky Wabbit MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 603 May 2, 1942 No
  • Features the 'fat' Elmer
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Draft Horse MM Chuck Jones 575 May 9, 1942 No
Lights Fantastic MM Friz Freleng 443 May 23, 1942 No
Nutty News LT Bob Clampett 772 May 23, 1942
  • iTunes/Amazon Video (unrestored)
No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Hold the Lion, Please MM Chuck Jones Bugs 609 June 6, 1942[5]:163[2]:426 No
  • Bugs Bunny does not zoom in appearing on the Warner Bros. shield eating a carrot.
Hobby Horse-Laffs LT Norm McCabe 768 June 6, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Gopher Goofy LT Norm McCabe 440 June 27, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Double Chaser MM Friz Freleng Hector 607,
BR 1181
June 27, 1942 Yes
Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid MM Bob Clampett Beaky, Bugs 605 July 11, 1942 No
Wacky Blackout LT Bob Clampett 778 July 11, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Foney Fables MM Friz Freleng 625 August 1, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Ducktators LT Norm McCabe 770 August 1, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Squawkin' Hawk MM Chuck Jones Henery 627 August 8, 1942 Yes
Fresh Hare MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 629 August 22, 1942 No
  • Final use of the 'fat' Elmer
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner LT Bob Clampett 798 August 22, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Fox Pop MM Chuck Jones 721 September 5, 1942 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Impatient Patient LT Norm McCabe Daffy 774 September 5, 1942 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall MM Chuck Jones Dover Boys 631 September 19, 1942[2]:427 No
  • Also known by the shortened title The Dover Boys.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Hep Cat LT Bob Clampett Willoughby (Rosebud name) 776,
BR 1177
October 3, 1942 Yes
  • First color Looney Tune
The Sheepish Wolf MM Friz Freleng 719,
BR 1180
October 17, 1942 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Daffy Duckaroo LT Norm McCabe Daffy 802 October 24, 1942 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Hare-Brained Hypnotist MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 723 October 31, 1942 No
A Tale of Two Kitties MM Bob Clampett Babbit and Catstello, Tweety 725 November 21, 1942 Yes
Ding Dog Daddy MM Friz Freleng Willoughby 825 December 5, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
My Favorite Duck LT Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1085,
BR 1179
December 5, 1942 Yes
  • In color
Case of the Missing Hare MM Chuck Jones Bugs 829 December 12, 1942 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.

1943[edit]

Blue Ribbon re-releases start this year, cartoons from 1935-41 reissued in the 1943-45 season had their original credits cut. Closings may have been kept depending on the year reissued. All Looney Tunes are in black and white except where noted.

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs MM Bob Clampett 827 January 16, 1943 No
Confusions of a Nutzy Spy LT Norm McCabe Porky 804 January 23, 1943 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Pigs in a Polka MM Friz Freleng 1100 February 2, 1943[4]:137[6] Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Tortoise Wins by a Hare MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle 915 February 20, 1943 No
To Duck or Not to Duck LT Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 800 March 6, 1943 No
  • In color
  • First cartoon to pair Daffy and Elmer
  • In the public domain in the United States.
The Fifth-Column Mouse MM Friz Freleng 913,
BR 1182
March 6, 1943 Yes
  • Reissued as Fifth Column Mouse
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Flop Goes the Weasel MM Chuck Jones 1112 March 20, 1943 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Hop and Go LT Norm McCabe 1054 March 27, 1943 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Super-Rabbit MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny 1029 April 3, 1943 No

The Unbearable Bear

MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 995,
BR 1228
April 17, 1943 Yes
The Wise Quacking Duck LT Bob Clampett Daffy 1056 May 1, 1943 No
  • In color
Greetings Bait MM Friz Freleng 973 May 15, 1943 Yes
Tokio Jokio LT Norm McCabe 1058 May 15, 1943 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Yankee Doodle Daffy LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1048 June 5, 1943[5]:391[2]:427 Song: Yankee Doodle Daffy the Musical No
  • In color
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk MM Friz Freleng Bugs 993 June 12, 1943 No
The Aristo-Cat MM Chuck Jones Hector, Claude, Hubie and Bertie 1031,
BR 1229
June 19, 1943 Yes
  • First appearances of Hubie, Bertie and Claude Cat
Wackiki Wabbit MM Chuck Jones Bugs 1051 July 3, 1943 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Porky Pig's Feat LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny (cameo) 11-13 July 17, 1943 No
  • Hand Traced Version
  • Computer colorized in 1990.
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Tin Pan Alley Cats MM Bob Clampett 975 July 17, 1943 No
Scrap Happy Daffy LT Frank Tashlin Daffy 10-13 August 21, 1943 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Hiss and Make Up MM Friz Freleng 3-13,
VP 1149[3]:279
September 11, 1943 Yes
A Corny Concerto MM Bob Clampett Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 19-12 September 18, 1943 No
  • A parody of Walt Disney's Fantasia
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Fin'n Catty MM Chuck Jones Claude 21-12,
VP 1164[3]:279
October 23, 1943 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Falling Hare MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, The Gremlin 8-13 October 30, 1943 No
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Inki and the Minah Bird MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 23-12,
VP 1175[3]:279
November 13, 1943 Yes
  • In the public domain in the United States.
Daffy - The Commando LT Friz Freleng Daffy, Adolf Hitler 12-13 November 20, 1943[5]:85 No
  • In color
  • In the public domain in the United States.
An Itch in Time MM Bob Clampett Elmer, Willoughby, A. Flea 24-12,
VP 1177[3]:279
December 4, 1943 Yes
Puss n' Booty LT Frank Tashlin 13-13 December 11, 1943 No
  • Final black-and-white Looney Tunes cartoon.
  • In the public domain in the United States.

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.

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Little Red Riding Rabbit MM Friz Freleng Bugs 25-12 January 4, 1944 No
  • First cartoon in which Mel Blanc gets on-screen credit.
What's Cookin' Doc? MM Bob Clampett Bugs 22-12 January 8, 1944 No
Meatless Flyday MM Friz Freleng 1-13 January 29, 1944 No
Tom Turk and Daffy LT Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tom Turk 1-14 February 12, 1944 No
Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Three Bears 2-13 February 26, 1944 No
I Got Plenty of Mutton LT Frank Tashlin 2-14 March 11, 1944 No
The Weakly Reporter MM Chuck Jones 6-13 March 25, 1944 No
Tick Tock Tuckered LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 3-14,
VP 1209,[3]:280
BR 1184
April 8, 1944 Yes
  • Color remake of Porky's Badtime Story (1937)
Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips MM Friz Freleng Bugs 4-13 April 22, 1944 No
Swooner Crooner LT Frank Tashlin Porky 2-15,
VP 1225[3]:281
May 6, 1944 Yes
  • Academy Award nominee
Russian Rhapsody MM Bob Clampett 26-12 May 20, 1944 No
Duck Soup to Nuts LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 5-14,
VP 1237,[3]:281
BR 1227
May 27, 1944 Yes
Angel Puss LT Chuck Jones Claude 4-14 June 3, 1944 No
Slightly Daffy MM Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 20-12,
VP 1241,[3]:281
BR 1224
June 17, 1944 Yes
  • Color remake of Scalp Trouble (1939)
Hare Ribbin' MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Willoughby 10-13 Jun 24, 1944 No
  • This film has 2 alternate endings, one shown as a feature on Volume 5 of the Golden Collection
Brother Brat LT Frank Tashlin Porky 6-14 July 15, 1944 No
Hare Force MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Willoughby (Sylvester name) 9-13 July 22, 1944 No
From Hand to Mouse LT Chuck Jones 9-14,
VP 1257,[3]:282
BR 1255
August 5, 1944 Yes
Birdy and the Beast MM Bob Clampett Tweety, Hector 5-13 August 19, 1944 No
Buckaroo Bugs LT Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Red Hot Ryder 7-14 August 26, 1944 No
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears MM Friz Freleng 13-13,
VP 1265,[3]:282
BR 1253
September 2, 1944 Yes
Plane Daffy LT Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Hatta Mari 8-14 September 16, 1944 No
Lost and Foundling MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 1-14,
VP 1271,[3]:282
BR 1187
September 30, 1944 Yes
Booby Hatched LT Frank Tashlin 10-14,
VP 1273,[3]:282
BR 1185
October 14, 1944 Yes
The Old Grey Hare MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 11-13 October 28, 1944 No
The Stupid Cupid LT Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 12-14,
VP 1278,[3]:283
BR 1232
November 25, 1944 Yes
Stage Door Cartoon MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 12-13 December 30, 1944[4]:156[2]:428 No

1945[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Odor-able Kitty LT Chuck Jones Pepé 11-14,
VP 1293,[3]:283
BR 1230
January 6, 1945 Yes
Herr Meets Hare MM Friz Freleng Bugs, Adolf Hitler 7-13 January 13, 1945 No
Draftee Daffy LT Bob Clampett Daffy 1-15 Jan 27, 1945 No
The Unruly Hare MM Frank Tashlin Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 4-14 February 10, 1945 No
Trap Happy Porky LT Chuck Jones Claude Cat, Hubie & Bertie, Hector, Porky Pig 9-15,
BR 1186
February 24, 1945 Yes
Life with Feathers MM Friz Freleng Sylvester 2-14,
VP 1313,[3]:284
BR 1231
March 24, 1945 Yes
Behind the Meat-Ball LT Frank Tashlin (uncredited) Hector, Fido 13-14 April 7, 1945 No
Hare Trigger MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 9-14 May 5, 1945 No
  • First appearance of Yosemite Sam.
  • First pairing of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
Ain't That Ducky LT Friz Freleng Daffy 5-15,
VP 1321,[3]:284
BR 1313
May 19, 1945 Yes
A Gruesome Twosome MM Bob Clampett Tweety, Captain and Snooks, Hector 3-14 June 9, 1945 No
Tale of Two Mice LT Frank Tashlin Babbit and Catstello (mice versions) 7-15,
VP 1334,[3]:284
BR 1309
June 30, 1945 Yes
  • Reissued as A Tale of Two Mice
Wagon Heels MM Bob Clampett Porky Pig 6-14 July 28, 1945 No
  • Color remake of Injun Trouble (1938)
Hare Conditioned LT Chuck Jones Bugs 5-14 August 11, 1945 No
Fresh Airedale MM Chuck Jones 3-15,
VP 1362,[3]:285
BR 1259
August 25, 1945 Yes
The Bashful Buzzard LT Bob Clampett Beaky 4-15,
VP 1356,[3]:285
BR 1310
September 15, 1945[2]:428[5]:34 Yes
  • Followup to 1942's Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
Peck Up Your Troubles MM Friz Freleng Sylvester, Hector 10-15,
VP 1359,[3]:285
BR 1233
October 20, 1945 Yes
  • First appearance of Hector
Hare Tonic LT Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd L-8-14 November 10, 1945 No
Nasty Quacks MM Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Melissa Duck 11-15 December 1, 1945 No
  • First appearance of Melissa Duck

1946[edit]

Starting with Kitty Kornered, the writing "That's all Folks!" is featured like Merrie Melodies films.

Starting with Rhapsody Rabbit, "Directed By" is used instead of "Direction".

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Book Revue LT Bob Clampett Daffy 8-15,
BR 1234
January 5, 1946 Yes
  • Reissued as Book Review
Baseball Bugs LT Friz Freleng Bugs 12-14 February 2, 1946 No
Holiday for Shoestrings MM Friz Freleng 7-14 February 23, 1946 Yes
Quentin Quail MM Chuck Jones Quentin Quail 6-15 March 2, 1946 No
Baby Bottleneck LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Drunked stork 12-15,
BR 1256
March 16, 1946 Yes
Hare Remover MM Frank Tashlin (uncredited) Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 10-14 March 23, 1946 No
Daffy Doodles LT Robert McKimson Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 13-15,
VP 1407,[3]:287
BR 1307
April 6, 1946 Yes
  • First cartoon directed by Robert McKimson
Hollywood Canine Canteen MM Robert McKimson 11-14 April 20, 1946 No
Hush My Mouse LT Chuck Jones Sniffles 13-14,
BR 1258
May 4, 1946 Yes
  • Last short to feature the Porky in the drum closing
  • Original Titles restored on DVD
Hair-Raising Hare MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Gossamer 1-15 May 25, 1946 No
  • First appearance of Gossamer
Kitty Kornered LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig, Sylvester 1-16 June 8, 1946 No
  • First cartoon to co-star Porky and Sylvester
  • Only Sylvester cartoon directed by Bob Clampett
  • Merrie Melodies ending theme is used at the end
Hollywood Daffy MM Friz Freleng (uncredited) Daffy 2-15 June 22, 1946 No
Acrobatty Bunny LT Robert McKimson Bugs 3-15 June 29, 1946 No
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.
  • Features rare Looney Tunes theme ending
The Eager Beaver MM Chuck Jones Eager Beaver 2-16,
VP 1475,[3]:289
BR 1354
July 13, 1946 Yes
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery LT Bob Clampett Daffy M-4-15 July 20, 1946 No
  • First cartoon to feature "Goofy" Looney Tunes theme song
Bacall to Arms MM Bob Clampett (uncredited, planned),
Arthur Davis (uncredited) (finished)
1017 August 3, 1946 No
  • First cartoon directed by Arthur Davis
Of Thee I Sting LT Friz Freleng 3-16,
VP 1488,[3]:289
BR 1260
August 17, 1946 Yes
Walky Talky Hawky MM Robert McKimson Foghorn Leghorn, Henery, Barnyard Dawg 4-16,
VP 1490,[3]:290
BR 1353
August 31, 1946 Yes
Racketeer Rabbit LT Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny M-5-15 September 14, 1946 No
Fair and Worm-er MM Chuck Jones Pepé Le Pew (cameo) 290}
BR 1401
Sep 28, 1946 Yes
The Big Snooze LT Bob Clampett (uncredited) Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd L-6-16 October 5, 1946 No
The Mouse-Merized Cat MM Robert McKimson Babbit and Catstello (mice versions) 7-15,
VP 1496,[3]:290
BR 1404
October 19, 1946 Yes
Mouse Menace LT Arthur Davis Porky 1028,
VP 1499,[3]:290
BR 1358
November 2, 1946 Yes
Rhapsody Rabbit MM Friz Freleng Bugs 1040 November 9, 1946 No
Roughly Squeaking LT Chuck Jones Claude, Hubie and Bertie, Hector 7-16,
VP 1503,[3]:290
BR 1357
November 23, 1946 Yes

1947[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
One Meat Brawl MM Robert McKimson Barnyard, Porky 1015,
VP 1508,[3]:290
BR 1360
January 18, 1947 Yes
The Goofy Gophers LT Bob Clampett (planned)
Arthur Davis (finished)
Goofy Gophers, Bugs Bunny (cameo) 1021,
VP 1514,[3]:290
BR 1375
January 25, 1947 Yes
  • First appearance of the Goofy Gophers
  • Planned by Bob Clampett and finished by Art Davis.
  • Has original Looney Tunes ending card
The Gay Anties MM Friz Freleng 8-15,
VP 1522,[3]:290
BR 1351
February 15, 1947 Yes
Scent-imental Over You LT Chuck Jones Pepé 1016,
VP 1523,[3]:290
BR 1356
March 8, 1947 Yes
A Hare Grows in Manhattan MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Hector 1020 March 22, 1947[2]:429 No
  • Only cartoon to co-star of Bugs and Hector
Birth of a Notion LT Robert McKimson Daffy Duck 1018,
VP 1530,[3]:291
BR 1352
April 12, 1947 Yes
Tweetie Pie MM Friz Freleng Sylvester, Tweety 1026,
VP 1534,[3]:291
BR 1374
May 3, 1947 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 May 10, 1947 No
Hobo Bobo MM Robert McKimson Bobo Elephant, Mynah bird 1022,
VP 1562,[3]:291
BR 1359
May 17, 1947 Yes
Along Came Daffy LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam 1019,
VP 1557,[3]:291
BR 1355
June 4, 1947 Yes
  • Followup to 1943's Wackiki Wabbit
Inki at the Circus MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 1029,
VP 1563,[3]:292
BR 1376
June 21, 1947 Yes
Easter Yeggs LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1027 June 28, 1947 No
  • First Elmer Fudd cartoon directed by Robert McKimson
Crowing Pains LT Robert McKimson Foghorn, Barnyard Dawg. Henery, Sylvester 1030,
BR 1371
July 12, 1947 Yes
  • First Sylvester cartoon directed by Robert McKimson
A Pest in the House MM Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1024 August 2, 1947[2]:429 No
The Foxy Duckling MM Arthur Davis 1031,
VP 1558,[3]:291
BR 1366
August 23, 1947 Yes
House Hunting Mice LT Chuck Jones Hubie and Bertie 1049,
VP 1617,[3]:293
BR 1370
September 6, 1947 Yes
Little Orphan Airedale LT Chuck Jones Charlie, Porky Pig, Rags McMutt 1032,
VP 1561,[3]:291
BR 1411
October 4, 1947 Yes
Doggone Cats MM Arthur Davis Sylvester, Wellington 1054,
VP 1616,[3]:293
BR 1401
October 25, 1947 Yes
  • Reissued as Dog Gone Cats.
Slick Hare MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1033 November 1, 1947 No
Mexican Joyride LT Arthur Davis Daffy 1034 November 29, 1947 No
Catch as Cats Can MM Arthur Davis Sylvester 1038 December 6, 1947 No
A Horse Fly Fleas LT Robert McKimson A. Flea 1060,
BR 1410
December 13, 1947 Yes

1948[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Gorilla My Dreams LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny, Gruesome Gorilla 1036 January 3, 1948 No
  • First appearance of Gruesome Gorilla
Two Gophers from Texas MM Arthur Davis Goofy Gophers 1066,
BR 1403
January 17, 1948 Yes
A Feather in His Hare LT Chuck Jones Bugs 1023 February 7, 1948 No
What Makes Daffy Duck? LT Arthur Davis Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1069 February 14, 1948 No
What's Brewin', Bruin? LT Chuck Jones Three Bears 1035,
VP 1573,[3]:292
BR 1372
February 28, 1948[2]:429[4]:182 Yes
Daffy Duck Slept Here MM Robert McKimson Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1039 March 6, 1948 No
A Hick a Slick and a Chick MM Arthur Davis 1073 March 13, 1948 No
Back Alley Oproar MM Friz Freleng Elmer, Sylvester 1037,
BR 1377
March 27, 1948 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,
VP 1685,[3]:295
BR 1407
April 2, 1948 Yes
Rabbit Punch MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, The Crusher 1043 April 10, 1948 No
Hop, Look and Listen LT Robert McKimson Hippety Hopper, Sylvester, Hector 1042,
BR 1373
April 17, 1948 Yes
  • First appearance of Hippety Hopper
Nothing But the Tooth MM Arthur Davis Porky 1041 May 1, 1948 No
Buccaneer Bunny LT Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1047 May 8, 1948 No
Bone Sweet Bone MM Arthur Davis 1082,
BR 1404
May 22, 1948 Yes
Bugs Bunny Rides Again MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1050 June 12, 1948 No
The Rattled Rooster LT Arthur Davis 1048,
VP 1594,[3]:292
BR 1402
June 26, 1948 Yes
The Up-Standing Sitter LT Robert McKimson Daffy, Hector 1087 July 3, 1948 No
The Shell Shocked Egg MM Robert McKimson 1045,
VP 1604,[3]:293
BR 1368
July 10, 1948 Yes
Haredevil Hare LT Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian 1052 July 24, 1948 No
  • First appearance of Marvin the Martian
  • Last short in the "pre-1948 library" of Warner Bros. Cartoons
You Were Never Duckier MM Charles M. Jones Daffy Duck, Henery Hawk 1046,
BR 1369
August 7, 1948 Yes
  • First short in the "post-1948 library" of Warner Bros. Cartoons
Dough Ray Me-ow MM Arthur Davis Heathcliff and Louie 1088 August 14, 1948 No
Hot Cross Bunny MM Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1053,
VP 1629[3]:294
August 21, 1948 Yes
The Pest That Came to Dinner LT Arthur Davis Porky Pig 1051,
VP 1618,[3]:293
BR 1506
September 11, 1948 Yes
Hare Splitter MM I. Freleng Bugs Bunny 1059,
VP 1641,[3]:294
BR 1501
September 25, 1948 Yes
Odor of the Day LT Arthur Davis Pepé, Wellington 1093,
VP 1730[3]:296
October 2, 1948 No
The Foghorn Leghorn MM Robert McKimson Foghorn, Henery 1057,
BR 1405
October 9, 1948 Yes
A-Lad-In His Lamp LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1065 October 23, 1948 No
Daffy Dilly MM Charles M. Jones Daffy Duck 1064,
VP 1731,[3]:296
BR 1413
October 30, 1948 Yes
Kit for Cat LT I. Freleng Elmer Fudd, Sylvester 1055,
BR 1407
November 6, 1948 Yes
The Stupor Salesman LT Arthur Davis Daffy Duck 1058 November 20, 1948 No
Riff Raffy Daffy LT Arthur Davis Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1079 November 27, 1948 No
My Bunny Lies over the Sea MM Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny 1062,
VP 1667[3]:295
December 4, 1948 Yes
Scaredy Cat MM Charles M. Jones Porky Pig, Sylvester 1056,
BR 1412
December 18, 1948 Yes

1949[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Numbers Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Notes
Wise Quackers LT I. Freleng Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1063,
VP 1651[3]:294
January 1, 1949 Yes
Hare Do MM I. Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1068 January 15, 1949 No
Holiday For Drumsticks MM Arthur Davis Daffy Duck, Tom Turk 1096 January 22, 1949 No
Awful Orphan MM Charles M. Jones Charlie, Porky Pig 1067,
VP 1657,[3]:294
BR 1516
January 29, 1949 Yes
Porky Chops LT Arthur Davis Porky Pig 1061 February 12, 1949 No
Mississippi Hare LT Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny, Colonel Shuffle 1071,
VP 1684,[3]:295
BR 1508
February 26, 1949 Yes
Paying the Piper LT Robert McKimson Porky Pig 1070,
VP 1675,[3]:295
BR 1451
March 12, 1949 Yes
Daffy Duck Hunt LT Robert McKimson Barnyard Dawg, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1078,
VP 1695,[3]:296
BR 1458
March 26, 1949 Yes
Rebel Rabbit MM Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1074,
VP 1683,[3]:295
BR 1517
April 9, 1949 Yes
Mouse Wreckers LT Charles M. Jones Claude, Hubie and Bertie, Hector 1076,
VP 1690,[3]:295
BR 1452
April 23, 1949 Yes
High Diving Hare LT I. Freleng Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1077,
VP 1691[3]:295
April 30, 1949 Yes
The Bee-Deviled Bruin MM Charles M. Jones The Three Bears 1084,
VP 1700[3]:296
May 14, 1949 Yes
Curtain Razor LT I. Freleng Porky Pig 1081 May 21, 1949 No
  • Retitled Show Stopper on some television airings
Bowery Bugs MM Arthur Davis Bugs Bunny 1085,
VP 1709[3]:296
June 4, 1949 Yes
Mouse Mazurka MM I. Freleng Sylvester 1075,
VP 1710,[3]:296
BR 1460
June 11, 1949 Yes
Long-Haired Hare LT Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny 1080 June 25, 1949 No
Henhouse Henery LT Robert McKimson Foghorn, Henery 1090,
VP 1718,[3]:296
BR 1454
July 2, 1949 Yes
Knights Must Fall MM I. Freleng Bugs Bunny 1086,
VP 1715[3]:296
July 16, 1949 Yes
Bad Ol' Putty Tat MM I. Freleng Sylvester, Tweety 1095,
VP 1761,[3]:297
BR 1462
July 23, 1949 Yes
The Grey Hounded Hare LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1083,
VP 1717[3]:296
August 6, 1949 Yes
Often an Orphan MM Charles M. Jones Charlie, Porky Pig 1098,
VP 1740[3]:297
August 13, 1949 Yes
The Windblown Hare LT Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny 1094 August 27, 1949 No
Dough for the Do-Do MM I. Freleng (uncredited) Porky Pig 1101,
VP 1766,[3]:297
BR 1453
September 2, 1949 Yes
Fast and Furry-ous LT Charles M. Jones Wile E. and Road Runner 1091,
VP 1751,[3]:297
BR 1455
September 16, 1949 Yes
Each Dawn I Crow MM I. Freleng Elmer Fudd 1092,
VP 1741,[3]:297
BR 1461
September 23, 1949 Yes
Frigid Hare MM Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny, Playboy 1089 October 7, 1949 No
Swallow the Leader LT Robert McKimson 1100,
VP 1762,[3]:297
BR 1456
October 14, 1949 Yes
Bye, Bye Bluebeard MM Arthur Davis Porky Pig 1093,
VP 1770[3]:298
October 21, 1949 Yes
For Scent-imental Reasons LT Charles M. Jones Pepé, Penelope 1104,
VP 1774,[3]:298
BR 1457
November 12, 1949 Yes
Hippety Hopper MM Robert McKimson Hippety, Sylvester, Hector 1097,
VP 1773,[3]:298
BR 1463
November 19, 1949 Yes
Which Is Witch LT I. Freleng Bugs Bunny 1099 December 3, 1949 No
Bear Feat LT Charles M. Jones The Three Bears 1113,
VP 1776,[3]:298
BR 1459
December 10, 1949 Yes
A Ham in a Role LT Robert McKimson Goofy Gophers 1106 December 13, 1949[4]:204[2]:430 Yes Some sources list the release date as December 31, 1949[9]:246
Rabbit Hood MM Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny 1102 December 24, 1949 Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mackey, Dave (2013-03-26). "Field Guide To Titles And Credits". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice And Magic: A History Of American Animated Cartoons (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Plume. ISBN 0-452-25993-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by Liebman, Roy (2003). Vitaphone Films: A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-4697-1. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Webb, Graham (2011). The Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features and Sequences 1900-1999 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-4985-9. 
  6. ^ McCall, Douglas L. (1998). Film Cartoons: A Guide to 20th Century American Animated Features and Shorts. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 180. ISBN 978-0786405848. 
  7. ^ a b c Appears in Bugs Bunny: Superstar, Part 1
  8. ^ As the Barnyard Dawg usually appears alongside Foghorn, only those cartoons in which Dawg appears without him will list Barnyard in the "Characters" column.
  9. ^ Schneider, Steve (1988). That's All Folks!: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 978-0805008890. 

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