Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends
|Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original network||Syndication (1990–92)|
Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends was an animated anthology television series that aired weekdays in syndication from 1990 to 1992 and on the Fox Kids Network from 1992 to 1994. Originally made to coincide with Bugs Bunny's 50th birthday and the debut of Tiny Toon Adventures, the series featured cartoons from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies library and was distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
This series is not to be confused with Warners' earlier syndicated anthology The Merrie Melodies Show.
For the syndicated version of the series, each episode began with a title sequence, directed by Darrell Van Citters, featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck showing classic cartoon clips on a screen; as usual, Daffy would try to butt in on the action, only for some humorous setback to befall him (five different setups were made, one for each weekday). The show itself ran for a half-hour and contained three classic shorts, one of them starring Bugs Bunny, with a short "Hip Clip" placed in between the second and third shorts. 65 episodes of Merrie Melodies were created and aired in first-run syndication from September 17 to December 14, 1990; reruns aired from then until 1992.
Merrie Melodies moved to the Fox Kids Network in September 1992, which brought forth several changes to the format. A new animated opening was produced featuring Bugs oversleeping and making a frantic run through the Warner Bros. Studios, passing by several Looney Tunes characters as he makes his way to a soundstage.
- An asterisk (*) denotes a black-and-white cartoon that was computer-colorized.
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