Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1970–present and miscellaneous)

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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 1970 and today, plus a listing of feature films, television programs, television specials, and various other animated shorts and productions distributed and/or produced by WB.

A total of 35 regular shorts have been released since 1970.

1970–present[edit]

Theatrical cartoons[edit]

Limited releases[edit]

Title Director Characters Identification Number Release date Release location DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Another Froggy Evening Chuck Jones Marvin, Michigan No Number October 6, 1995 Los Angeles Space Jam two-disc DVD,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
From Hare to Eternity Bugs, Michigan (cameo), Sam Mar 24, 1996 The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 (1998 dubbed version)
Last cartoon directed by Chuck Jones
Father of the Bird Stephen Fossatti Sylvester November 14, 1997 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 First Sylvester cartoon since 1966
Little Go Beep Spike Brandt Wile E. and Road Runner 255-283 November 6, 2000 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters,
Supergenius Hijinks
2000 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival[1]

Other theatrical releases[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Number Release date Release location Film shown with DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
The Duxorcist LT Greg Ford,
Terry Lennon
Daffy, Melissa 255-111 November 20, 1987 Los Angeles,
New York
Shown as a scene in Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Space Jam two-disc DVD,
The Essential Daffy Duck
Mel Blanc's final Looney Tunes short
The Night of the Living Duck MM Daffy 255-112 September 23, 1988 Los Angeles.
New York
Shown at the beginning of Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Space Jam two-disc DVD,
The Essential Daffy Duck
Mel Blanc's final short
Box-Office Bunny LT Darrell Van Citters Bugs, Daffy, Elmer 255-164 February 11, 1991 US, Canada, Mexico The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie First Bugs Bunny cartoon since 1964 and first Elmer Fudd cartoon since 1962.
Chariots of Fur Chuck Jones Wile E. and Road Runner No Number December 21, 1994 Richie Rich Supergenius Hijinks
Carrotblanca Douglas McCarthy Bugs, The Crusher, Daffy, Foghorn, Barnyard, Giovanni Jones, Gossamer, Granny, Miss Prissy, Mugsy, Penelope, Pepé, Pete Puma, Porky, Sam, Sam Sheepdog, Sylvester, Tweety, & Beaky August 25, 1995 The Amazing Panda Adventure Casablanca two-disc special edition,
The Essential Bugs Bunny
Features more characters than any other cartoon
Superior Duck Chuck Jones Daffy, Foghorn, Marvin, Porky, Taz, Tweety, Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote No Number August 23, 1996 US and its territories Carpool Daffy Duck's Quackbusters,
The Essential Daffy Duck,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
Pullet Surprise Darrell Van Citters Foghorn, Pete No Number March 26, 1997 Cats Don't Dance The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
Coyote Falls Matthew O'Callaghan Wile E. and Road Runner 345-180 July 30, 2010 Worldwide Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,
Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
First cartoon to use computer-generated imagery. First theatrical cartoon produced in 3D since Lumber Jack-Rabbit.
Fur of Flying Matthew O'Callaghan Wile E. and Road Runner 345-181 September 24, 2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole,
Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
Computer animated
Rabid Rider Matthew O'Callaghan Wile E. and Road Runner 345-182 December 17, 2010 Yogi Bear Yogi Bear,
Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat Matthew O'Callaghan Sylvester, Tweety, Granny 345-193 November 18, 2011 US and its territories Happy Feet Two Happy Feet Two,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
Daffy's Rhapsody Matthew O'Callaghan Daffy, Elmer, Bugs (cameo), Taz (cameo), Tweety (cameo), Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner (cameo) 342-194 February 10, 2012 Worldwide Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Flash in the Pain Matthew O'Callaghan Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tweety (cameo), Sylvester (cameo), Granny (cameo) June 10, 2014 Worldwide TBA

Non-theatrical cartoons[edit]

Made-for-TV cartoons[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol MM Friz Freleng Bugs, Elmer, Foghorn, Pepé, Petunia, Porky, Sam, Sylvester, Tweety November 27, 1979 LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature) Edited from the CBS-TV special Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
Freeze Frame Chuck Jones Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner
Fright Before Christmas Friz Freleng Bugs, Taz, Clyde, Speedy LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature),
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
The Yolk's on You Tony Benedict
Gerry Chiniquy
Art Davis
Dave Detiege
Daffy, Foghorn, Prissy, Sylvester April 1, 1980 LTGC Volume 6, Disc 1 (special feature),
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
Edited from the NBC-TV special Daffy Duck's Easter Special
The Chocolate Chase LT Friz Freleng Daffy, Speedy LTGC Volume 6, Disc 1 (special feature),
4 Classic Cartoons promotional DVD,
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
Daffy Flies North MM Tony Benedict
Gerry Chiniquy
Art Davis
Dave Detiege
Daffy LTGC Volume 6, Disc 1 (special feature),
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny Chuck Jones Bugs, Elmer, Wile E. Coyote (cameo) May 21, 1980 LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (special feature)
Edited from the CBS-TV special Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over
Spaced-Out-Bunny Bugs, Marvin, Hugo LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature),
The Essential Bugs Bunny (special feature)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
Soup or Sonic Wile E. and Road Runner LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (special feature)
Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century Daffy, Gossamer, Marvin, Porky November 20, 1980 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1,
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
  • Planned for theatrical release, then changed into a TV format cartoon, edited from the NBC-TV special Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving
  • First Daffy Duck cartoon since 1968
  • First Porky Pig cartoon since 1966

Premiered on television/home media[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers LT Greg Ford,
Terry Lennon
Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Sam, Porky ("Porky drum" ending) August 25, 1992 Space Jam two-disc DVD (edited),
The Essential Bugs Bunny (uncut version)
Planned for theatrical release
(Blooper) Bunny MM Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Sam June 13, 1997 LTGC Volume 1, Disc 1 (special feature) Planned for theatrical release, first shown on Cartoon Network
Bosko and Honey LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 1999
  • Planned for theatrical release
  • Release on VHS in 1999 but was made in 1932 and reworked into Bosko's Dizzy Date
  • Final black and white cartoon in terms of release date
  • Only cartoon made in classic era to be released in the modern era
Daffy Duck for President Spike Brandt,
Tony Cervone
Daffy, Bugs November 2, 2004 LTGC Volume 2, Disc 3 (special feature),
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
  • Direct-to-DVD short, planned for theatrical release
  • Based on the book of the same name by Chuck Jones
Daffy & Porky in the William Tell Overture MM Dan Haskett Daffy, Porky 2006 LTGC Volume 4, Disc 2 (special feature)
  • Edited from the 1991 television special Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon. Then on "The Looney Tunes Show", Merrie Melodies are now 2 minute songs.

Theme Park Premiere[edit]

Title Series Director Characters Identification Number Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension LT Douglas McCarthy Daffy, Marvin, K-9 October 23, 1996 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 Theme park attraction at Warner Bros. Movie World

Planned for theatrical release, but never screened theatrically[edit]

Originally planned for theatrical release in 2004, but were released direct-to-DVD (except for 'The Whizzard of Ow' which premiered in Wal-Mart stores) due to Looney Tunes: Back In Action's commercial failure. All cartoons are produced by Sander Schwartz and Larry Doyle, and produced in widescreen (but cropped to fullscreen). There were several stories planned and storyboarded in 2004 but many of them were canceled due to the box-office failure of Looney Tunes: Back in Action.[citation needed]

Title Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
The Whizzard of Ow Bret Haaland Wile E. and Road Runner November 1, 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action,
Supergenius Hijinks
Premiered at Wal-Mart stores.
Museum Scream Dan Povenmire Sylvester, Tweety, Granny March 31, 2004 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition),
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas Bill Kopp,
Peter Shin
Bugs, Sam, Wile E. Coyote (cameo), Road Runner (cameo) Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition),
The Essential Bugs Bunny
Attack of the Drones Rich Moore Daffy (as Duck Dodgers),
Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama (cameo),
The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones (cameo)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition),
The Essential Daffy Duck
Cock-A-Doodle Duel Peter Shin Foghorn Leghorn Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition) Only cartoon to feature a country music version of the ending theme, and after the "That's all Folks!" script writes itself, the ending theme was re-orchestrated.
My Generation G-G-Gap Dan Povenmire Porky Only cartoon to feature a rock and roll version of the ending theme, and after the "That's all Folks!" script writes itself, the ending theme was re-orchestrated.

Miscellaneous shorts[edit]

In addition to the shorts listed below is a stop-motion animated George Pal Puppetoon named Jasper Goes Hunting released by Paramount Pictures in 1944 which contains a brief traditionally animated cameo appearance by Bugs Bunny animated by Robert McKimson. Also, a 1994 short I'm Mad was shown with the film Thumbelina, but is not part of the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies series and is considered more a part of the Animaniacs TV series.

Title Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Graduation Day In Bugland Unknown February 18, 1931 Lost commercial cartoon produced for Listerine.
'Neath The Bababa Tree June 1, 1931 Animated By Dr. Seuss. Produced in New York but distributed by Warner Bros. Thought to be lost.
Put On The Spout
Breakdowns of 1939 Porky Pig January 1, 1939 LTGC Volume 4, Disc 4 Annual Warner Bros. blooper reel in which Porky Pig swears.
Any Bonds Today? Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig April 2, 1942 LTGC Volume 1, Disc 3 (part of ToonHeads: The Lost Cartoons) (edited)
Point Rationing of Foods Chuck Jones February 25, 1943 LTGC Volume 3, Disc 3, LTPC Volume 1, Disc 3 (special feature) Documentary with limited animation.
Dive Bombing Crashes 1945 Only entry in the Navy's Flight Safety Training film series made by Warner Bros.
So Much for So Little Chuck Jones January 1, 1949 LTGC Volume 2, Disc 4, Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners, Academy Awards Animation Collection, Disc 1, LTPC Volume 1, Disc 3 (special feature) Theatrically screened
Orange Blossoms for Violet May 24, 1952 LTGC Volume 2, Disc 4, LTPC Volume 1, Disc 3 (special feature) Live-action film featuring footage animals.
A Hitch in Time January 1, 1955 LTPC Volume 1, Disc 3 (special feature)
90 Day Wondering Ralph Phillips December 1956 LTGC Volume 4, Disc 3, LTPC Volume 1, Disc 3 (special feature)
Drafty, Isn't It? Ralph Phillips 1957
Adventures of the Road-Runner Road Runner June 2, 1962 LTGC Volume 2, Disc 2 Unsold TV-pilot, screened in theaters.
Later cut down into three shorts; To Beep or Not to Beep (1963), Road Runner a Go-Go (1965), and Zip Zip Hooray! (1965).
Philbert: Three's a Crowd Richard Donner (live action)
Friz Freleng (animation)
April 1, 1963 LTGC Volume 3, Disc 4 Unsold TV-pilot, screened in theaters
The Door[2] Ken Mundie June 1, 1968 LTPC Volume 1, Disc 3 (special feature) Produced by "Campbell-Silver-Cosby Corporation," a studio co-owned by Bill Cosby, who was then a popular recording artist with Warner Bros. Records. Cosby and Mundie would later team up to create Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Spooney Melodies[edit]

Further information: Spooney Melodies
Title Director Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Cryin' for the Carolines Unknown December 1930 LTGC Volume 1, Disc 3 (part of ToonHeads: The Lost Cartoons)
LTGC Volume 6, Disc 3
A live basic animation 5 minute short featuring Milton Charles, "The Singing Organist." The only known surviving short in the 'Spooney Melodies' series.
Just a Gigolo June 6, 1931
Say a Little Prayer for Me July 1931
When your Lover has gone September 1931
For You December 1931

Private Snafu shorts[edit]

Further information: Private Snafu

Private Snafu Cartoons, made by UPA, MGM, and the Harman-Ising studio in the 1940s are not listed. All of the shorts below, which are in the public domain, are available at no charge from YouTube and the Internet Archive.

Title Director Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Coming!! Snafu Chuck Jones June 1, 1943 LTGC Volume 5, Disc 3
Private Snafu Golden Classics
Gripes Friz Freleng July 1943 LTGC Volume 5, Disc 3
Private Snafu Golden Classics
Spies Chuck Jones August 1943 LTGC Volume 3, Disc 4;
Private Snafu Golden Classics
The Goldbrick Frank Tashlin September 1, 1943 LTGC Volume 4, Disc 2
Private Snafu Golden Classics
The Infantry Blues Chuck Jones Private Snafu Golden Classics
Fighting Tools Bob Clampett October 1, 1943
The Home Front Frank Tashlin November 1, 1943 LTGC Volume 4, Disc 2
Private Snafu Golden Classics
Rumors Friz Freleng December 1, 1943 LTGC Volume 3, Disc 4
Private Snafu Golden Classics
Booby Traps Bob Clampett January 1, 1944 Private Snafu Golden Classics
Snafuperman Friz Freleng March 1, 1944 LTGC Volume 3, Disc 4
Private Snafu Golden Classics
Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike Chuck Jones Private Snafu Golden Classics
A Lecture on Camouflage April 1, 1944
Gas May 1, 1944
Going Home Unreleased,
(Planned for 1944)
The often-quoted "Coming Home" is a non-existent title. It refers to "Going Home" - "Coming Home" was a result of an old typo.[3]
The Chow Hound Frank Tashlin June 1, 1944
Censored LTGC Volume 4, Disc 2
Private Snafu Golden Classics
Outpost Chuck Jones August 1, 1944 Private Snafu Golden Classics
Pay Day Friz Freleng
Three Brothers September 1, 1944
Target: Snafu October 1, 1944
In the Aleutians – Isles of Enchantment Chuck Jones February 1, 1945
It's Murder She Says
Hot Spot Friz Freleng July 1, 1945
Operation Snafu October 1, 1945
No Buddy Atoll Chuck Jones
Secrets of the Caribbean Unreleased
(planned for 1945)
Lost cartoon. Master given to the Army.[3]

Seaman Hook shorts[edit]

Not listed below is "Take Heed Mr. Tojo", released in December 1944. It was the first cartoon in the Hook series, but was produced at Walter Lantz studio.

Title Series Director Characters Identification Number Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
The Good Egg Chuck Jones Seaman Hook November 15, 1945 Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 5 Made for the U.S. Navy in 1945. In the public domain and available at no charge on YouTube and the Internet Archive.
The Return of Mr. Hook Robert McKimson
Tokyo Woes Robert Clampett

Web shorts[edit]

The following shorts were released onto the web around 2001. However, there is little information about who made them or who voiced the characters. Two collections were released on DVD in 2003, Stranger than Fiction and Reality Check (parodies of films and tv shows)

Title Series Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Bunk Bedlam 2001
Cat Stays in the Picture
Daffy Dentist DDS
Dating Do's and Don'ts: How to Be a "Mr. Good-Date"
Dux's Tux's
Fast Feud
Full Metal Racket
Grand Master Rabbit
H2-Uh-Oh!
The Island of Dr. Moron Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
Little Pet Shop of Horrors
Malltown and Tazboy
The Matwix The Matrix parody
Maximum Tazocity
Multiplex Mallard
Oh Taz, You Devil
Parallel Porked
Psycho Kitty
Satellite Sam Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
Snow Business
Sports Blab #1 Looney Tunes: Reality Check
Sports Blab #2
Stunt Duck
Tear Factor Looney Tunes: Reality Check Fear Factor parody
Tech Suppork Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
Twick or Tweety
Wild KingDumb
Wile E. Coyote Ugly
Yosemite Slam
Aluminum Chef: Elmer Fudd vs. Yosemite Sam Looney Tunes: Reality Check Iron Chef parody
Aluminum Chef: Sylvester Cat vs. Tweety Bird
Judge Granny: Case 1: Tweety vs. Sylvester Judge Judy parody
Judge Granny: Case 2: Coyote vs. Roadrunner
Judge Granny: Case 3: Fudd vs. Duck
Junkyard Run: Part 1 Cannonball Run Parody
Junkyard Run: Part 2
Junkyard Run: Part 3
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained:
Sufferin Sasquatch
Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained:
Who Wants to Be a Martian-aire?
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained:
Loch Ness Mess
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained:
Cropsy Curvy
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained:
The Bermuda Short
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained:
The Taming of the Screwball
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained:
¡El Chupacabra!
Planet of the Taz Planet of the Apes parody
Beneath the Planet of the Taz
Enough With the Planet of the Taz
The Royal Mallard: Gone in 30 Minutes
The Royal Mallard: Window Pains
The Royal Mallard: Daffy's Meet Market
The Royal Mallard: Cube Wars
The Royal Mallard: Hogs & Kisses
Survival of the Dimmest Toon Marooned Looney Tunes: Reality Check Survivor parody
Beach, Blanket, Bang-O
Helter Shelter
Finder's Eaters
Sandcastle Hassle
I've Misplaced My Piano
Spread, Seared and Feared
Oh My Darlin' Serpentine
Obstacles, of Course
Fowl Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain

Commercials

  • "Anvil-O's" (cereal)
  • "Caves" (parody of MTV Cribs)
  • "D.I.P.S. (Department of Investigations of Paranormal Sightings)"
  • "Da Beepo" (Road Runner's psychic hotline)
  • "The Law Firm of Duck, Duck, McKimson & Duck" (law firm)
  • "Elmer Fudd's Extreme Wabbit Hunt Wampage 3: Elmer's Wevenge" (video game)
  • "Looney Tunes Cruise Lines"
  • "Porky's Pizza Palace"
  • "Stone Cold Duck"
  • "50/50" (20/20 parody)
  • "Twick or Tweety"

Feature films[edit]

Television specials[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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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