Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1950–59)
A total of 278 shorts were released during the 1950s.
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.
In the list below, Blue Ribbon re-release numbers are noted with "BR" and Vitaphone release numbers are noted with "VP".
Starting this year, all cartoons are in Technicolor.
Most of the cartoons released this year also received Blue Ribbon reissues.
Blue Ribbon reissues in the 1952-53 season feature a special closing. Instead of "That's all Folks!" it says THE END but there is still Merrie Melodies and A WARNER BROS. CARTOON.
- Mackey, Dave (2013-03-26). "Field Guide To Titles And Credits". Archived from the original on 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- 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)