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 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".

Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid[edit]

Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid is a live-action/animated short film starring a character named Bosko. The film was produced in May 1929, directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, and shown by the two to various distributors. In the film, a cartoonist (portrayed in live action by Rudolf 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 film is in the public domain.

The film was first made viewable to the public on Cartoon Network's television special Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons on March 12, 2000 in an edited form. 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 and produced by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, along with Leon Schlesinger as associate producer. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. All cartoons are in the public domain.

# Title Series Drawn By (Animator) Characters Identification Number Release date Availability Notes
001 Sinkin' in the Bathtub LT Isadore Freleng,
Norm Blackburn (unc.),
Rollin Hamilton (unc.),
Hugh Harman (unc.),
Rudolf Ising (unc.)
Carman Maxwell (unc.)
Paul J. Smith (unc.)
Honey 4127 April 19, 1930
002 Congo Jazz LT Max Maxwell
Paul Smith
4167 September 22, 1930
003 Hold Anything LT Isadore Freleng
Norm Blackburn
Honey 4229 October 29, 1930
004 Booze Hangs High, The LT Isadore Freleng
Paul Smith
Drunken Pig 4340 December 16, 1930
005 Box Car Blues LT Rollin Hamilton
Max Maxwell
4368 December 25, 1930

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 (Merrie Melodies), Piggy (Merrie Melodies), and other characters. All the cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. All cartoons are in the public domain.

# Title Series Drawn By (Animated) Characters Identification Number Release date Availability Notes
006 Big Man from the North LT Isadore Freleng,
Robert Edmunds
Bosko, Honey 4500 January 19, 1931
007 Ain't Nature Grand! LT Isadore Freleng,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko 4626 March 14, 1931
008 Ups 'n Downs LT Rollin Hamilton
Paul Smith
Bosko 4640 April 26, 1931
009 Dumb Patrol (1931 film) LT Isadore Freleng
Max Maxwell
Bosko, Honey 4664 May 30, 1931
010 Yodeling Yokels LT Rollin Hamilton
Norm Blackburn
Bosko, Honey 4680 June 13, 1931
011 Bosko's Holiday LT Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Bosko, Honey 4694 July 18, 1931
012 The Tree's Knees LT Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton
Bosko 4725 July 25, 1931
  • Final cartoon directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising together.
013 Lady, Play Your Mandolin! MM Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Foxy, Roxy 4803 August 2, 1931[2]
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon.
  • First appearances of Foxy and Roxy.
014 Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! MM Isadore Freleng,
Max Maxwell
Foxy 4825 September 5, 1931
  • First cartoon in the a.a.p. package.
015 Bosko Shipwrecked LT Rollin Hamilton,
Larry Martin
Bosko 4666 September 19, 1931
016 One More Time (1931 film) MM Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Foxy, Roxy 4851 October 3, 1931
  • Last appearances of Foxy and Roxy.
017 Bosko the Doughboy LT Rollin Hamilton,
Max Maxwell
Bosko 5017 October 17, 1931
018 You Don't Know What You're Doin'! MM Isadore Freleng,
Norm Blackburn
Fluffy, Piggy 4977 October 21, 1931
  • First appearance of Piggy.
019 Bosko's Soda Fountain LT Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton
Bosko, Honey, Wilber 5045 November 14, 1931
  • First appearance of Wilber.
020 Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land MM Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Fluffy, Piggy 5025 November 28, 1931
  • One of the Censored Eleven and the earliest of them.
  • Last appearance of Piggy in an actual short - he would appear on Merrie Melodies closing cards up until I Love a Parade.
021 Bosko's Fox Hunt LT Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko, Bruno, Fox 5046 December 12, 1931
  • First appearance of Bruno.
022 Red-Headed Baby MM Rollin Hamilton,
Max Maxwell
5038 December 26, 1931

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 Number Release date Availability In the public domain? Notes Video if in the public domain
023 Bosko at the Zoo LT Isadore Freleng,
Larry Martin
Bosko, Honey 5035 January 9, 1932 Yes
024 Pagan Moon MM Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Island Boy and Girl, Octopus Musician 5064 January 31, 1932 Yes
025 Battling Bosko LT Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Bosko, Honey 5040 February 6, 1932 Yes
026 Freddy the Freshman MM Freddy the Freshman Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
5110 February 20, 1932 Yes
027 Big-Hearted Bosko LT Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton
Bosko, Bruno 5075 March 5, 1932 Yes
028 Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee MM Rollin Hamilton,
Max Maxwell
5137 March 19, 1932 Yes
029 Bosko's Party LT Isadore Freleng,
Larry Martin
Bosko, Honey, Wilber 5138 April 2, 1932 Yes
030 Goopy Geer (film) MM Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton
Goopy Geer 5130 April 16, 1932 Yes
  • First appearance of Goopy Geer.
031 Bosko and Bruno LT Rollin Hamilton,
Paul Smith
Bosko, Bruno 5164 April 30, 1932 Yes
032 It's Got Me Again! MM Isadore Freleng,
Thomas McKimson
Music Shop Mice, Hungry Cat 5244 May 14, 1932 Yes
033 Moonlight for Two MM Isadore Freleng,
Larry Martin
Goopy Geer 5291 June 11, 1932 Yes
034 Bosko's Dog Race LT Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5292 June 25, 1932 Yes
035 The Queen Was in the Parlor MM Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Goopy Geer 5343 July 9, 1932 Yes
036 Bosko at the Beach LT Isadore Freleng,
Rollin Hamilton
Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilber 5345 July 23, 1932 Yes
037 I Love a Parade MM Rollin Hamilton,
Thomas McKimson
Clowns, Marching Band, Lions, Seals 5383 August 6, 1932 Yes
  • Last appearance of Piggy in a Merrie Melodies closing card.
I Love A Parade 190611 LTGC
038 Bosko's Store LT Isadore Freleng,
Bob McKimson
Bosko, Honey, Wilbur 5344 August 13, 1932 Yes
039 Bosko the Lumberjack LT Isadore Freleng,
Max Maxwell
Bosko, Honey, Pierre 5454 September 3, 1932 Yes
040 You're Too Careless with Your Kisses! MM Rollin Hamilton,
Larry Martin
Drunk Husband Bee, Wife Bee, Spider, Horsefly Cavalry 5426 September 10, 1932 Yes
041 Ride Him, Bosko! LT Isadore Freleng,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko, Honey 5491 September 17, 1932 No
042 I Wish I Had Wings MM Rollin Hamilton,
Paul Smith
Chickens 5473 October 15, 1932 Yes
043 Bosko the Drawback LT Isadore Freleng,
Bob McKimson
Bosko, Honey 5514 October 22, 1932
  • N/A
No
044 Great Big Bunch of You, A MM Rollin Hamilton,
Thomas McKimson
5492 November 12, 1932 Yes
045 Bosko's Dizzy Date LT Rollin Hamilton,
Bob McKimson
Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilber 5245 November 19, 1932 Yes
  • Recycles most of its footage from the unreleased cartoon Bosko and Honey.
046 Three's a Crowd (Merrie Melodies) MM Rollin Hamilton,
Larry Martin
Book Characters 5529 December 10, 1932 Yes
047 Bosko's Woodland Daze LT Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Bosko, Bruno 5530 December 17, 1932
  • N/A
No

1933[edit]

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

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Identification Number Release date Availability In the public domain? Notes
048 Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives, The MM Rudolf Ising Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Santa Claus 5583 January 7, 1933 Yes
049 Bosko in Dutch LT Friz Freleng
Hugh Harman
Isadore Freleng,
Thomas McKimson
Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilber 5584 January 14, 1933
  • N/A
No
  • First cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
  • Last appearance of Wilber.
050 One Step Ahead of My Shadow MM Rudolf Ising Isadore Freleng,
Max Maxwell
Chinese People 5610 February 4, 1933 No
051 Bosko in Person LT Hugh Harman
Friz Freleng
Rollin Hamilton,
Bob McKimson
Bosko, Honey 5611 February 11, 1933 No
052 Young and Healthy MM Rudolf Ising Rollin Hamilton,
Larry Martin
5661 March 4, 1933 No
053 Bosko the Speed King LT Hugh Harman Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Bosko, Honey 5662 March 22, 1933
  • N/A
No
054 The Organ Grinder MM Rudolf Ising Rollin Hamilton,
Thomas McKimson
The Organ Grinder 5733 April 8, 1933 No
055 Wake Up the Gypsy in Me MM Rudolf Ising Isadore Freleng,
Larry Silverman
Russian Gypsies 5778 May 13, 1933 No
056 Bosko's Knight-Mare LT Hugh Harman Bob McKimson
Robert Stokes
Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5750 June 8, 1933
  • N/A
No
057 I Like Mountain Music MM Rudolf Ising Isadore Freleng,
Larry Martin
Magazine Characters 5825 June 10, 1933 No
058 Bosko the Sheep-Herder LT Hugh Harman Rollin Hamilton,
Max Maxwell
Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5808 June 14, 1933
  • N/A
No
059 Beau Bosko LT Hugh Harman
Friz Freleng
Rollin Hamilton,
Norm Blackburn
Bosko, Honey 5873 July 1, 1933
  • N/A
No
060 Shuffle Off to Buffalo (film) MM Rudolf Ising
Friz Freleng
Isadore Freleng,
Paul Smith
Babies 5874 July 8, 1933 No
061 Bosko's Mechanical Man LT Hugh Harman Isadore Freleng,
Thomas McKimson
Bosko, Honey 5888 July 29, 1933 No
062 The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon MM Rudolf Ising Rollin Hamilton,
Bob McKimson
Dishes and Utensils 5945 August 5, 1933 No
063 Bosko the Musketeer LT Hugh Harman Rollin Hamilton,
Robert Stokes
Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5946 August 12, 1933
  • N/A
No
064 Bosko's Picture Show LT Hugh Harman
Friz Freleng
Isadore Freleng
Max Maxwell
Bosko, Honey 5955 August 26, 1933 No
  • Final Warner Bros. cartoon featuring Bosko and Honey.
065 We're in the Money MM Rudolf Ising Isadore Freleng,
Larry Martin
Toys 5954 August 26, 1933 No
  • Final WB cartoon produced by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising.
  • Final WB cartoon produced by Harman-Ising Productions.
  • Final WB cartoon with characters created by Harman-Ising.
  • Final WB cartoon scored by Frank Marsales.
066 Buddy's Day Out LT Tom Palmer Bill Mason Buddy, Cookie, Elmer (baby), Happy (dog) 5957 September 2, 1933 No
  • First cartoon produced by Leon Schlesinger.
  • First cartoon produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later known as Warner Bros. Cartoons).
  • First appearances of Buddy and Cookie.
  • First cartoon scored by Bernard Brown and Norman Spencer.
067 I've Got to Sing a Torch Song MM Tom Palmer Jack King 5956 September 23, 1933 No
068 Buddy's Beer Garden LT Earl Duvall Jack King,
Tish Tash
Buddy, Cookie 5987 November 11, 1933 No
  • First cartoon directed by Earl Duvall.
069 Buddy's Show Boat LT Earl Duvall Jack King,
James Pabian
Buddy, Cookie 6033 December 9, 1933
  • N/A
No
070 Sittin' on a Backyard Fence MM Earl Duvall Jack King,
Don Williams
Cats 5988 December 16, 1933 No

1934[edit]

This year marks the beginning of production of color WB cartoons. For this year, most would still be in black and white up until Rhythm in the Bow. All cartoons are under copyright.

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Identification Number Release date Availability Notes
071 Buddy the Gob LT Friz Freleng Jack King,
Ben Clopton
Buddy 6125 January 13, 1934
  • N/A
  • First cartoon with Friz Freleng as sole director.
072 Pettin' in the Park MM Bernard Brown Jack King,
Bob Clampett
Lovebirds, Woodpeckers, Ostrich, Other Birds, Policeman, Nanny 5960 January 27, 1934
  • First cartoon directed by Bernard Brown.
073 Honeymoon Hotel MM Earl Duvall Jack King,
Frank Tipper
6126 February 17, 1934
074 Buddy and Towser LT Friz Freleng Jack King,
Bob McKimson
Buddy, Towser (dog), Fox 6174 February 24, 1934
075 Buddy's Garage LT Earl Duvall Jack King,
Sandy Walker
Buddy, Cookie 6176 April 14, 1934
  • N/A
  • Final cartoon directed by Earl Duvall.
076 Beauty and the Beast MM Friz Freleng Jack King,
Rollin Hamilton
Girl, Fairy Tale Characters 6175 April 14, 1934
077 Those Were Wonderful Days MM Bernard Brown Paul Smith,
Don Williams
6199 April 26, 1934
  • N/A
078 Buddy's Trolley Troubles LT Friz Freleng Ben Clopton,
Frank Tipper
Buddy, Cookie 6200 May 5, 1934
  • N/A
079 Goin' to Heaven on a Mule MM Friz Freleng Rollin Hamilton,
Bob McKimson,
Ben Clopton (unc.),
Chuck Jones (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.),
Don Williams (unc.)
6209 May 19, 1934
  • N/A
080 Buddy of the Apes LT Ben Hardaway Paul Smith,
Sandy Walker
Buddy, Tribal Chief 6217 May 26, 1934
  • N/A
  • First cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway.
081 How Do I Know It's Sunday MM Friz Freleng Frank Tipper,
Don Williams,
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Merchandise 6253 June 9, 1934
082 Buddy's Bearcats LT Jack King Ben Clopton Buddy, Cookie 6326 June 23, 1934
  • N/A
  • First cartoon directed by Jack King.
083 Why Do I Dream Those Dreams MM Friz Freleng Rollin Hamilton,
Bob McKimson
6373 June 30, 1934
  • N/A
084 The Girl at the Ironing Board MM Friz Freleng Frank Tipper,
Sandy Walker,
Chuck Jones (unc.)
6439 August 23, 1934
  • N/A
085 The Miller's Daughter MM Friz Freleng Rollin Hamilton,
Charles M. Jones
Ceramic Figures 6441 October 6, 1934
  • N/A
086 Shake Your Powder Puff MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Bob Clampett
Honey, Bunny, Floe 6494 October 17, 1934
087 Buddy the Detective LT Jack King Paul Smith,
Don Williams
Buddy, Cookie 6442 October 17, 1934
  • N/A
088 Rhythm in the Bow MM Ben Hardaway Rollin Hamilton,
Ben Clopton
Hobo 6495 October 20, 1934
  • N/A
  • Final black and white Merrie Melodies cartoon.
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon in the Sunset Productions/Guild Films package
089 Buddy the Woodsman LT Jack King Paul Smith,
Don Williams
Buddy, Cookie 6374 October 27, 1934
  • N/A
090 Buddy's Circus LT Jack King Bob McKimson,
Ben Clopton
Buddy 6440 November 8, 1934
091 Those Beautiful Dames MM Friz Freleng Paul Smith,
Charles Jones
Orphan Girl, Toys 6571 November 10, 1934
  • First appearance of the That's all, folks! closing segment in a Merrie Melodies cartoon, though each character says it verbally signing off instead of the script being written out.
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon produced in 2-hue Technicolor.
092 Buddy's Adventures LT Ben Hardaway Bob McKimson,
Don Williams
Buddy, Cookie 6570 November 17, 1934[3]
  • N/A
093 Pop Goes Your Heart MM Friz Freleng Frank Tipper,
Sandy Walker
Turtles, Grasshoppers, Bees, Spiders, Frogs, Worms, Robin, Beavers, Bear, Farmer 6609 December 8, 1934
094 Viva Buddy LT Jack King Frank Tipper,
Cal Dalton,
Ben Clopton (unc.)
Buddy, Cookie 6492 December 12, 1934
  • N/A
095 Buddy the Dentist LT Ben Hardaway Rollin Hamilton,
Jack King
Buddy, Cookie, Buddy's Dog 6610 December 15, 1934
  • N/A

1935[edit]

All Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 2-hue Technicolor. 1935 marks the introduction of the Merrily We Roll Along theme into the Merrie Melodies series.

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Identification Number Identification Number (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes
096 Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name MM Friz Freleng Ben Clopton,
Cal Dalton,
Bob Clampett (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Buddy (as a Merman) 6611 January 19, 1935 no No
097 Country Boy Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Paul Smith,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Peter Cottontail 6679 February 9, 1935 no No
098 I Haven't Got a Hat Friz Freleng Rollin Hamilton,
Jack King
Beans, Ham and Ex, Little Kitty, Oliver Owl, Miss Cud, Porky Pig 6681 March 2, 1935 no No
  • First appearances of Beans, Porky Pig, Little Kitty and Ham and Ex.
099 Buddy's Pony Express LT Ben Hardaway Ben Clopton,
Cal Dalton,
Nelson Demorest (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.),
Frank Tipper (unc.)
Buddy, Cookie 6757 March 9, 1935
  • N/A
no No
100 Buddy's Theatre LT Ben Hardaway Don Williams,
Sandy Walker,
Nelson Demorest (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Buddy, Cookie 6680 April 1, 1935
  • N/A
no No
101 Buddy of the Legion LT Ben Hardaway Bob Clampett,
Charles Jones
Buddy 6612 April 6, 1935[4]:421
  • N/A
no No
102 Along Flirtation Walk MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Paul Smith,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Chicken College Students 6758 April 20, 1935 no No
103 My Green Fedora MM Friz Freleng Charles Jones,
Bob Clampett
Peter Rabbit, Elmer (baby rabbit), Weasel 6760 May 4, 1935 no No
104 Buddy's Lost World LT Jack King Rollin Hamilton,
Sandy Walker,
Nelson Demorest (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Buddy 6805 May 18, 1935
  • N/A
no No
105 Into Your Dance MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Ben Clopton,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Captain Benny, Blackface Quartet, Conductor, Singing Cow, Tough Guy, Stuttering Dog 6806 June 8, 1935 no No
106 Buddy's Bug Hunt LT Jack King Bob McKimson,
Paul Smith,
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Buddy 6860 June 22, 1935
  • N/A
no No
107 Buddy in Africa LT Ben Hardaway Don Williams,
Jack Carr,
Nelson Demorest (Unc.)
Buddy 6759 July 6, 1935
  • N/A
no No
108 Country Mouse MM Friz Freleng Jack Carr,
Don Williams
6857 1311 July 13, 1935 yes March 14, 1953 No
  • Earliest cartoon to be reissued as a Blue Ribbon.
109 Buddy Steps Out LT Jack King Chas. Jones,
Bob Clampett,
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Buddy, Cookie 6861 July 20, 1935
  • N/A
no No
  • Final appearance of Cookie.
110 The Merry Old Soul MM Friz Freleng Rollin Hamilton,
Riley Thompson,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Old King Cole, Woman in the Shoe, Babies, Children, Mary, Lambs 6925 1262 August 17, 1935 yes August 2, 1952 No
111 Buddy the Gee Man LT Jack King Sandy Dalton,
Cal Dalton,
Nelson Demarest (unc.)
Buddy 6926 August 24, 1935 no No
112 The Lady in Red MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Ben Clopton
Senorita Cockroach 6927 1263 September 7, 1935 yes October 13, 1951 No
113 A Cartoonist's Nightmare LT Jack King Don Williams,
Paul Smith
Beans 6982 September 14, 1935[4]:421 no No
114 Little Dutch Plate MM Friz Freleng Paul Smith,
Bob Clampett,
Ken Harris (unc.)
Little Dutch Boy, Little Dutch Girl, Vinegar Bottle 6983 1312 October 19, 1935 yes April 11, 1953 No
115 Hollywood Capers LT Jack King Rollin Hamilton
Charles Jones
Beans, Little Kitty, Oliver Owl, Porky Pig (cameo) 6998 October 19, 1935 no Yes
116 Gold Diggers of '49 LT Tex Avery Bob Clampett,
Charles Jones,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Sidney Sutherland (unc.)
Beans, Little Kitty, Porky Pig 7041 November 2, 1935 no No
  • First cartoon directed by Tex Avery.
117 Billboard Frolics MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Sandy Walker,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Billboard Characters, Dave Rub-Em-Off, Eddie Camphor, Worm 6999 November 16, 1935 no No
  • First cartoon to introduce the Merrily We Roll Along theme into the Merrie Melodies series.
118 Flowers for Madame MM Friz Freleng Paul Smith,
Don Williams
Flowers, Vegetation, Megaphone Director 7001 1236 December 14, 1935 yes February 3, 1951 No
  • Final Warner Bros. cartoon with character signoffs for the ending titles.

1936[edit]

This year, the Merrie Melodies series adopts the Merrily We Roll Along theme song 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. This year, the Merrie Melodies series also adopts 3-hue Technicolor as its new color process, also starting with I Wanna Play House.

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Identification Number Identification Number (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes
119 I Wanna Play House MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Sandy Walker,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Brown Bear Cub, Black Bear Cub, Papa Bear 7131 January 11, 1936 no No
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon with the opening and ending bullet titles that would become synonymous with the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series, beginning this year with blue-purple rings, black Background, and red shield.
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon in 3-hue Technicolor.
  • First cartoon to use the written "That's all Folks!" in the ending titles, although the "f" is lowercase until 1938.
120 The Phantom Ship LT Jack King Paul Smith,
Don Williams,
John Carey (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Beans, Ham and Ex, Porky Pig (cameo) 7189 February 1, 1936
  • N/A
no No
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon to open with the "zooming" WB shield and "VITAPHONE" and "Presents".
121 The Cat Came Back MM Friz Freleng Ben Clopton,
Bob McKimson
7138 1361 February 8, 1936 yes July 15, 1944
June 5, 1954
No
122 Boom Boom LT Jack King Cal Dalton,
Sandy Walker,
John Carey (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Beans, Porky Pig 7191 February 29, 1936 no Yes
123 Page Miss Glory MM Tex Avery (uncredited) Robert Cannon,
Bob Clampett,
Joe D'Igalo,
Cal Dalton,
A.C. Gamer,
Ken Harris,
Chuck Jones,
Charles McKimson,
Robert McKimson,
Virgil Ross,
Paul J. Smith,
Sidney Sutherland,
Riley Thompson,
Sandy Walker,
Don Williams (all unc.)
Abner, Miss Glory 7192 March 7, 1936 no No
  • Song is in the public domain.
124 Alpine Antics LT Jack King Riley Thompson,
Jack Carr,
John Carey (unc.)
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Beans, Porky Pig 7130 March 9, 1936 no No
125 The Fire Alarm LT Jack King Bob McKimson,
Ben Clopton,
John Carey (unc.)
Ham and Ex, Beans 7000 March 9, 1936
  • N/A
no No
126 The Blow Out LT Tex Avery Charles Jones,
Sid Sutherland,
Bob Clampett (unc.)
Porky Pig, The Bomber, Mabel the Fat Lady 7262 April 4, 1936 no No
127 I'm a Big Shot Now MM Friz Freleng Jack Carr,
Riley Thompson
Birds 7190 April 11, 1936 yes August 4, 1945 No
  • Final cartoon scored by Bernard Brown.
128 Westward Whoa LT Jack King Paul Smith,
Ben Clopton,
John Carey (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Beans, Ham and Ex, Kitty, Porky Pig 7243 April 25, 1936 no Yes
  • Final appearances of Ham and Ex.
129 Plane Dippy LT Tex Avery Sid Sutherland,
Virgil Ross,
Robert Cannon (unc.)
Porky, Beans, Little Kitty, Oliver Owl, Sergeant, Inventor 7139 April 30, 1936 no No
  • First use of the name Porky Pig.
  • Final appearances of Beans and Little Kitty.
  • Final cartoon to use the text "WARNER BROS. PRODUCTION CORP." in the opening titles.
130 Let It Be Me MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Don Williams,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Emily the Chicken, Mr. Bingo, Clem, Chanteuse 7260 May 2, 1936 yes September 16, 1944 No
  • First appearance of Emily.
131 I'd Love to Take Orders from You MM Tex Avery Bob Clampett,
Cecil Surry
Pa Scarecrow, Ma Scarecrow, Junior Scarecrow 7361 May 16, 1936 no No
132 Fish Tales LT Jack King Bob McKimson,
Don Williams,
John Carey (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Porky Pig, Fish 7285 May 23, 1936 no No
133 Bingo Crosbyana MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Sandy Walker
Bingo Crosbyana 7264 May 30, 1936 no No
134 Shanghaied Shipmates LT Jack King Paul Smith,
Joe D'Igalo,
John Carey (unc.)
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Porky Pig, Captain, Crew Members 7362 June 20, 1936[4]:422 no No
135 When I Yoo Hoo MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Sandy Walker
Weavers, Mathews, Roosters 7360 June 27, 1936 yes February 24, 1945 No
136 Porky's Pet LT Jack King Cal Dalton,
Sandy Walker,
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Porky Pig, Lulu the Ostrich 7382 July 11, 1936 no No
137 I Love to Singa MM Tex Avery Charles Jones,
Virgil Ross,
Bob Clampett (unc.)
Owl Jolson, Professor Fritz Owl, Mama Owl, Jack Bunny, Stuttering Bird, Fat Chicken Singer 7383 July 18, 1936 yes November 18, 1944 No
138 Porky the Rain-Maker LT Tex Avery Cecil Surry,
Sid Sutherland,
Bob Clampett (unc.)
Porky Pig, Porky Pig's Poppa 7484 August 1, 1936 no No
139 Sunday Go to Meetin' Time MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Paul Smith
7386 August 8, 1936
  • N/A
yes October 28, 1944 No
140 Porky's Poultry Plant LT Frank Tashlin Don Williams,
Volney White,
John Carey (unc.)
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Porky Pig 7569 August 22, 1936 no No
  • First score by Carl Stalling.
  • First cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.
141 At Your Service Madame MM Friz Freleng Don Williams,
Cal Dalton
Piggy Hamhock, W.C. Squeals, Mrs. Hamhock, Children 7485 August 29, 1936 no No
  • Final score by Norman Spencer.
  • First appearance of Piggy Hamhock.
142 Porky's Moving Day LT Jack King Paul Smith,
Joe D'Igalo,
John Carey (unc.)
Porky Pig 7483 September 12, 1936[5] no Yes
  • Final cartoon directed by Jack King.
143 Toy Town Hall MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Sandy Walker,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Sonny 7567 September 19, 1936 no No
  • Final Merrie Melodies to use the "I Think You're Ducky" opening theme.
144 Milk and Money LT Tex Avery Charles Jones,
Virgil Ross,
Bob Clampett (unc.)
Porky Pig, Porky's Poppa, Mr. Viper, Dobbin, Hank Horsefly, Cats 7566 October 3, 1936 no No
145 Boulevardier from the Bronx MM Friz Freleng Paul Smith,
Cal Dalton,
Bob McKimson (unc.)
Emily the Chicken, Dizzy Dan 7570 October 10, 1936 no No
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon to use the Merrily We Roll Along opening theme.
  • Has a unique target ring opening sequence.
  • First cartoon to use the blue rings, black background, and blue shield.
146 Don't Look Now MM Tex Avery Bob Clampett,
Joe D'Igalo,
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Egbert, Devil Cuckoo, Devil Boy, Cassie, Lady Woodpecker, Skunk 7568 November 7, 1936 yes April 10, 1948 No
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon the have the original 1936 end card.
147 Little Beau Porky LT Frank Tashlin Robert Bentley,
Nelson Demorest,
John Carey (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Porky Pig 7595 November 14, 1936 no No
148 The Coo-Coo Nut Grove MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Sandy Walker,
Ben Clopton (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Ben Birdie, Dionne Quintuplets, W.C. Fields, Helen Morgan, Mouse 7603 November 28, 1936 no No
149 The Village Smithy LT Tex Avery Cecil Surry,
Sid Sutherland
Porky Pig, Blacksmith, Narrator 7602 December 5, 1936 no No
150 Porky in the North Woods LT Frank Tashlin Volney White,
Norman McCabe,
John Carey (unc.),
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Porky Pig, Betty Beaver, Jean-Baptise 7637 December 19, 1936 no No
  • First cartoon with Porky's signature opening and closing theme

1937[edit]

Starting this year, the Looney Tunes series adopts The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down theme song starting with Rover's Rival.

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Identification Number Identification Number (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes
151 He Was Her Man MM Friz Freleng Paul Smith,
Cal Dalton,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Mice 7636 January 2, 1937 yes April 2, 1949 No
152 Porky the Wrestler LT Tex Avery Charles Jones,
Elmer Wait,
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Porky Pig 7635 January 9, 1937 no No
153 Pigs Is Pigs MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
Paul Smith,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Piggy Hamhock, Piggy Children, Mama Pig, Evil Scientist 7717 January 30, 1937 yes February 22, 1947 No
  • Final appearance of Piggy Hamhock.
154 Porky's Road Race LT Frank Tashlin Robert Bentley,
Joe D'Igalo,
Nelson Demorest (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Porky Pig, Borax Karoff, Greta Garbo, Elaine Barrie, Leslie Howard, Freddie Bartholomew, George Arliss, Edna May Oliver, W.C. Fields 7716 February 6, 1937 no No
  • Stepin Fetchit gag cut from hand tinted prints; restored in computer coloured version.
155 Picador Porky LT Charles Jones,
Sid Sutherland,
Bob Clampett (unc.)
Tex Avery Porky Pig 7715 February 27, 1937 no No
  • First short where Mel Blanc provides voice characterizations.
156 I Only Have Eyes For You MM Tex Avery Bob Clampett,
Virgil Ross,
Tom Ray (unc.)
Old Main, Katie Canary, Iceman 7638 March 6, 1937 yes March 17, 1945 No
157 The Fella with a Fiddle MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Cal Howard,
Ken Harris (unc.)
J. Field Mouse, Fiddling Mouse, Tax Collector 7729 March 27, 1937 yes January 20, 1945 No
  • First Merrie Melodies short where Mel Blanc gives voice credit.
158 Porky's Romance LT Frank Tashlin Bob Bentley,
Joe D'Igalo,
Nelson Demorest (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.),
Don Williams (unc.)
Petunia Pig, Porky Pig 7751 April 3, 1937 no No
  • First appearance of Petunia Pig.
  • Final cartoon where Porky was voiced by Joe Dougherty.
159 She Was an Acrobat's Daughter MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
A.C. Garner,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Gabby Goose, Hippo, Dole Promise, Who Dehr, Maestro Stickoutski, Lester Coward, Bette Savis, Little Oscar 7750 April 10, 1937 no No
160 Porky's Duck Hunt LT Tex Avery Virgil Ross,
Robert Cannon,
Bob Clampett (unc.)
Chuck Jones (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 7749 April 17, 1937 no No
  • First appearance of Daffy Duck.
  • First cartoon with Porky being voiced by Mel Blanc.
  • First Porky cartoon to slim him down.
161 Ain't We Got Fun MM Tex Avery Charles Jones,
Bob Clampett
Mice, Cat, Old Man, Elevator Mouse, Mouse in Checkered Cap 7780 May 1, 1937 yes April 21, 1945 No
162 Porky and Gabby LT Ub Iwerks Charles Jones,
Bob Clampett
Gabby Goat, Porky Pig 7921 May 15, 1937 no No
  • First appearance of Gabby Goat.
  • The First cartoon directed by Ub Iwerks.
163 Clean Pastures MM Friz Freleng Paul Smith,
Phil Monroe
Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, St. Peter, Stepin Fetchit, The Heaven All-Stars, Satan, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Al Jolson, The Mills Brothers 7876 May 22, 1937
  • N/A
no No
  • One of the Censored Eleven.
164 Uncle Tom's Bungalow MM Tex Avery Sid Sitherland,
Virgil Ross,
Bob Clampett (unc.),
Chuck Jones (unc.),
Tom Ray (unc.),
Irven Spence (unc.)
Uncle Tom, Hound, Simon Legree, Little Eva, Narrator, Topsy, Eliza 7912 June 5, 1937
  • N/A
no No
  • One of the Censored Eleven.
165 Porky's Building LT Frank Tashlin Volney White,
Norman McCabe,
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Porky Pig, Dirty Dogg 8093 June 19, 1937 no No
166 Streamlined Greta Green MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Ken Harris
Junior, Gasoline Service Man 7796 June 19, 1937 no No
167 Sweet Sioux MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
A.C. Gamer,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Trader Drum, Indian Scout, Chief Rain in the Face 7922 2-13 June 26, 1937 yes April 8, 1944 No
  • Last cartoon not to have the "zooming sound" in the "Merrily We Roll Along" opening cue theme.
168 Porky's Super Service LT Ub Iwerks Charles Jones,
Robert Clampett
Porky Pig 8050 July 3, 1937 no No
  • The Final cartoon directed by Ub Iwerks.
  • Final Looney Tunes short to have a cue extend the iris out.
169 Egghead Rides Again MM Tex Avery Paul Smith,
Irvin Spence,
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Egghead, Red 7889 July 17, 1937 no No
  • First appearance of Egghead.
170 Porky's Badtime Story LT Bob Clampett
Chuck Jones (asst.) (unc.)
Charles Jones,
John Carey (unc.),
Lu Garnier (unc.)
Gabby Goat, Porky Pig 7797 July 24, 1937 no No
  • Color remake: Tick Tock Tuckered.
  • First cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • First cartoon to use the short-lived Porky drum closing cue.
171 Plenty of Money and You MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Phil Monroe
Ostrich, Weasel, Chicks, Hen 8052 July 31, 1937 yes December 9, 1944 No
172 Porky's Railroad LT Frank Tashlin Joe D'Igalo,
Robert Bentley,
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Porky Pig, Dirty Digg 7877 August 7, 1937 no Yes
173 A Sunbonnet Blue MM Tex Avery Virgil Ross,
Irven Spence (unc.),
Sidney Sutherland (unc.)
Susie, Johnny, Rat 8055 August 21, 1937 yes November 17, 1945 No
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon to end with stock music on a regular basis.
174 Get Rich Quick Porky LT Bob Clampett
Chuck Jones (asst.) (unc.)
Charles Jones,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.),
Bill Hammer (unc.),
Jerry Hathcock (unc.),
Tom Massey (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Gabby Goat, Porky Pig, Oil Land Hustler, Honest John 8148 August 28, 1937 no Yes
  • Final appearance of Gabby Goat.
175 Speaking of the Weather MM Frank Tashlin Joe D'Igalo,
Volney White,
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Conductor, Cholly Jam, Walter Snitchall, Public Enemy #1, Judge 8053 September 4, 1937 yes July 21, 1945 No
176 Porky's Garden LT Tex Avery Sid Sutherland,
Elmer Wait
Porky Pig 7785 September 11, 1937 no Yes
  • Final cartoon to use Porky Signature theme on opening and closing titles
177 Dog Daze MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson,
A.C. Gamer
Various Animals and Creatures, Mostly Dogs 8054 September 18, 1937 no No
178 I Wanna Be a Sailor MM Tex Avery Bob Clampett,
Irven Spence (unc.)
Peter Parrot, Mama Parrot, Papa Parrot, Gabby Duckling 8091 September 25, 1937 yes April 30, 1949 Yes
  • First cartoon to use a regular rendition of Merrily We Roll Along in the ending titles, in this case, the rendition given for the 1937-38 animation season.
179 Rover's Rival LT Bob Clampett
Chuck Jones (asst.) (unc.)
Charles Jones,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.),
Lu Garnier (unc.),
Bill Hammer (unc.),
Jerry Hathcock (unc.)
Porky Pig, Rover 8228 October 9, 1937 no No
  • First Looney Tunes short with The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down theme.
  • First Looney Tunes short with the Porky Pig drum ending titles.
180 The Lyin' Mouse MM Friz Freleng Ken Harris Cat, Lion, Mouse, Hunter, Lion Tamer, Ostrich (cameo) 8092 October 16, 1937 yes December 22, 1945 No
  • Last Merrie Melodies short to have the 1936-37 blue rings.
181 The Case of the Stuttering Pig LT Frank Tashlin Volney White,
Robert Bentley (unc.)
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Petunia Pig, Porky Pig, Patrick Pig, Peter Pig, Percy Pig, Portis Pig, Lawyer Goodwill 8051 October 30, 1937 no No
182 Little Red Walking Hood MM Tex Avery Irven Spence,
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Bob McKimson (unc.)
Paul Smith (unc.)
Cecil Surry (unc.)
Egghead, Little Red Riding Hood, Wolf, Granny 8181 November 6, 1937 yes August 17, 1946 No First Merrie Melodies cartoon to use the 1937-38 orange-yellow rings with black background and blue shield.
183 Porky's Double Trouble LT Frank Tashlin Joe D'Igalo,
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Petunia Pig, Porky Pig 7950 November 13, 1937 no No
184 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos MM Frank Tashlin Robert Bentley,
Nelson Demorest (unc.),
Volney White (unc.)
Mr. Gowlin, Tizzie Fish 8149 December 4, 1937 no No
185 Porky's Hero Agency LT Bob Clampett
Chuck Jones (asst.) (unc.)
Charles Jones,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.),
Lu Guarnier
Porky Pig, Porky's Mother, Emperor Jones, The Gorgon 8308 December 4, 1937 no No
186 September in the Rain MM Friz Freleng Cal Dalton,
Bob McKimson (unc.)
Blue Dye Bottle, Morton Salt Girl 8183 December 18, 1937 yes September 30, 1944 No
  • The Turner prints of this short cut out all blackface scenes, reducing the short to less than five minutes.

1938[edit]

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Identification Number Identification Number (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes
187 Daffy Duck & Egghead MM Tex Avery Virgil Ross,
Irven Spence (unc.)
Daffy, Egghead, Turtle Referee, Nut House Duck 8226 January 1, 1938 yes April 20, 1946 No
188 Porky's Poppa LT Bob Clampett
Chuck Jones (asst.) (unc.)
Charles Jones,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.),
Bill Hammer (unc.), Jerry Hathcock (unc.)
Porky Pig, Porky's Poppa, Narrator, Duck 8352 January 15, 1938 no No
189 My Little Buckaroo MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson Sheriff, Posse, Mexican Bandito, The Terror, Pig Rider 8227 January 29, 1938 yes November 6, 1943 No
  • First cartoon with the mid-1938 opening theme.
190 Porky at the Crocadero LT Frank Tashlin Volney White,
Robert Bentley (unc.),
Nelson Demarest (unc.)
Porky Pig, Hollywood Caricatures 8090 February 5, 1938 no No
191 Jungle Jitters MM Friz Freleng Phil Monroe,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Natives, Guard, Preacher, Vacuum Cleaner, Salesman, Queen 8306 February 19, 1938 no Yes
192 What Price Porky LT Bob Clampett Charles Jones,
Bob Cannon
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, General Quacko 8404 February 26, 1938 no No
193 The Sneezing Weasel MM Tex Avery Sid Sutherland,
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Irven Spence (unc.)
Weasel, Chicks, Mama Hen, Wilbur 8310 March 12, 1938 yes July 26, 1947 No
194 Porky's Phoney Express LT Cal Howard
Cal Dalton
Herman Cohen Porky Pig, Porky's Boss 8368 March 19, 1938 no No
  • First cartoon directed by Cal Dalton and Cal Howard.
195 A Star is Hatched MM Friz Freleng Bob McKimson Emily the Chicken, Clem, J. Megga Phone, W.C. Fields 8336[6]:441 April 2, 1938 no No
  • Final cartoon directed by Friz Freleng in the 1930s. Freleng left Warner Bros. shortly for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer because they paid better for their new Captain and the Kids cartoon series. The series failed to gain a wide audience and was cancelled after 15 shorts. Freleng returned to Warner Bros. in late 1939.
  • Final appearance of Emily.
196 Porky's Five & Ten LT Bob Clampett Charles Jones,
John Carey
Porky Pig 8453 April 16, 1938 no No
197 The Penguin Parade MM Tex Avery Paul Smith,
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Irven Spence (unc.)
Walrus, Drunk Penguin, Dancing Penguin, M.C., Vocalists 8311 April 23, 1938 no No
198 Porky's Hare Hunt LT Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton (uncredited)[7]
Volney White,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Porky Pig, Happy Rabbit, Dog 8405 April 30, 1938 no No
  • First appearance of Happy Rabbit, the prototype to Bugs Bunny.
199 Now That Summer is Gone MM Frank Tashlin Bob McKimson,
Robert Bentley (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.),
Volney Whith (unc.)
Johnny Squirrel, Father, City Slicker 8403 May 14, 1938 yes November 22, 1947 No
200 Injun Trouble LT Bob Clampett Charles Jones,
I. Ellis,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.)
Porky Pig, Sloppy Moe, Trail Boss, Injun Joe 8505 May 21, 1938 no No
  • Not to be confused with the later 1969 Warner Bros. cartoon of the same name
  • Color remake: Wagon Heels.
201 The Isle of Pingo Pongo MM Tex Avery Irven Spence,
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Egghead 8402 May 28, 1938
  • N/A
yes August 19, 1944 No
202 Porky the Fireman LT Frank Tashlin Robert Bentley Porky Pig 8182 June 4, 1938 no No
203 Katnip Kollege MM Cal Dalton
Cal Howard
Joe D'Igalo,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Johnny Cat, Kitty Bright, Mr. Jones 8487 June 11, 1938 yes May 4, 1946 No
204 Porky's Party LT Bob Clampett Charles Jones,
Norman McCabe,
Robert Cannon (unc.)
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Porky Pig, Black Fury, Penguin, Goosey, Silkworm 8592 June 25, 1938 no No
  • Final Looney Tunes cartoon to use the 1937 ending music with a second pause after Porky says his signature line..
205 Have You Got Any Castles? MM Frank Tashlin
Friz Freleng (archival from Clean Pastures)
Ken Harris,
Bob McKimson (unc.),
Phil Monroe (unc.)
Paul J. Smith (unc.)
Town Crier, Praying Earth, Rip Van Winkle, Emily Host, Aladdin, Vocal Group, Old King Cole, W. C. Fields, Whistler's Mother, Heidi 8425 June 25, 1938 yes February 1, 1947 Yes
  • DVD version restores Alexander Woolcott scenes, which were cut after his death when re-released, at his request.
206 Love and Curses MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Herman Cohen,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Harold, Emily, Roger St. Clair 8504 July 9, 1938 no No
207 Cinderella Meets Fella MM Tex Avery Virgil Ross,
Irven Spence (unc.)
Egghead, Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Cuckoo Clock, Royal Guard 8424 July 23, 1938 no No
  • Final cartoon with the mid-1938 opening theme.
208 Porky's Spring Planting LT Frank Tashlin Joe D'Igalo Porky Pig, Streamline the Dog, Rooster, Chickens 8307 July 25, 1938 no No
  • Follow-up to 1937's Porky's Garden.
  • First cartoon to use the 1938-41 Looney Tunes ending theme.
209 Porky & Daffy LT Bob Clampett Robert Cannon,
John Carey,
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Chuck Jones (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, The Champ 8594 August 6, 1938 no No
210 The Major Lied 'Til Dawn MM Frank Tashlin Philip Monroe The Major, Young Boy, Elephant 8488 August 13, 1938 no No
  • First cartoon to use the late-1938 theme.
211 Wholly Smoke LT Frank Tashlin Rob't Bentley Porky Pig, Nick O'Teen 8309 August 27, 1938 no No
212 A-Lad-In Bagdad MM Cal Howard
Cal Dalton
Volney White,
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Martha Sigall (unc.)
Egghead, Genie 8595 August 27, 1938 no No
213 Cracked Ice MM Frank Tashlin Bob McKimson,
Volney White (unc.)
W.C. Squeals, Charlie McCarthy 8507 September 10, 1938 no No
  • This cartoon has a special opening take of "Merrily We Roll Along".
214 A Feud There Was MM Tex Avery Sid Sutherland,
Irven Spence (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Egghead 8506 1317 September 24, 1938 yes September 11, 1943
September 13, 1953
No
215 Porky in Wackyland LT Bob Clampett Norman McCabe,
I. Ellis
Porky Pig, Yo-Yo Do-Do 8608 September 24, 1938 no No
216 Little Pancho Vanilla MM Frank Tashlin Bob McKimson Pancho, Three Senoritas, Bull 8599 October 8, 1938 yes March 20, 1948 No
217 Porky's Naughty Nephew LT Bob Clampett Robert Cannon Porky Pig, Pinky Pig 8674 October 15, 1938 no No
218 Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas MM Tex Avery Paul Smith,
Virgil Ross
Egghead, Poker-Huntas 8597 October 22, 1938 yes June 22, 1946 No
219 Porky in Egypt LT Bob Clampett Norman McCabe Porky Pig, Humpty Bumpty 8682 November 5, 1938 no No
220 You're an Education MM Frank Tashlin Bob McKimson,
A.C. Gamer (unc.)
Travel Brochures, Flying Fish, Swimmers, Hungary Boys, Cook Island Thief of Bagdad, Pawnee Indians, Baby, Central America Bobbies, Mounties, Scotland Yard, Dude Ranch Hand, Lone Stranger, Lone Stranger's Horse, Sherlock Holmes, Singing Tibetan 8681 November 5, 1938 yes October 26, 1946 No
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin and final cartoon in the 1930s to be directed by Frank Tashlin.
  • Final short to use the 1937-38 orange-yellow rings with black background and blue shield.
  • This cartoon is thought to have the same opening cue from Cracked Ice.
221 The Night Watchman MM Chuck Jones Ken Harris,
Keith Darling (unc.),
A.C. Gamer (unc.),
Bob McKimson (unc.),
Phil Monroe (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Tommy Cat 8607 November 19, 1938 yes May 18, 1946 No
  • First cartoon directed by Chuck Jones, taking over Tashlin's old unit.
  • First cartoon to make use of the 1938-39 green and yellow rings with a black background and the shield was reverted to red.
222 The Daffy Doc LT Bob Clampett John Carey,
Vive Risto,
Izzy Ellis (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Dr Quack 8686 November 26, 1938 no No
223 Daffy Duck in Hollywood MM Tex Avery Virgil Ross,
Irven Spence (unc.)
Daffy Duck, I. M. Stupendous, Mark Von Hemburger, Rooster Actor, Assistant Directors, Katherine Hepburn, Chicken, Fat Lady 8609 December 12, 1938[4]:423 no No
  • First solo Daffy Duck cartoon.
224 Porky the Gob LT Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Gil Turner,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Porky Pig 8610 December 17, 1938 no No
  • First Looney Tune to have the 1938-41 opening retention of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down".
225 Count Me Out MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Herman Cohen,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Egghead, Biff Stew 8687 December 17, 1938 no No
226 The Mice Will Play MM Tex Avery Sid Sutherland,
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Irven Spence
Johnny Mouse, Susie Mouse 8683 December 31, 1938 yes August 6, 1949 No

1939[edit]

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Identification number Identification number (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes
227 The Lone Stranger and Porky LT Bob Clampett I. Ellis,
Robert Cannon
Porky Pig 8748[6]:437 January 7, 1939 no No
228 Dog Gone Modern MM Chuck Jones Philip Monroe Two Curious Puppies 8745 January 14, 1939 yes June 14, 1947 No
  • First appearances of the Two Curious Puppies.
  • First cartoon to use the 1939-40 rendition of Merrily We Roll Along.
229 It's an Ill Wind LT Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Herman Cohen,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Porky Pig, Dizzy Duck 8684 January 28, 1939 no No
  • First appearance of Dizzy Duck
230 Hamateur Night MM Tex Avery Paul Smith Egghead, Various Contestants, Audience with crushed feet, Hippo, Flea, Juliet Hen, Master of Ceremonies 8685 January 28, 1939 no Yes
231 Robin Hood Makes Good MM Chuck Jones Bob McKimson Three Squirrels, Fox 8751 February 11, 1939 yes July 6, 1946 Yes
232 Porky's Tire Trouble LT Bob Clampett Norman McCabe,
John Carey (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.),
Vive Risto (unc.)
Porky Pig, Porky's Boss, Flat Foot Flookey 8750 February 18, 1939 no No
233 Gold Rush Daze MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Gil Turner Cop, Seabiscuit, City Slicker, Old Prospector, Old Timer, Driver, Scandanavian 8749 February 25, 1939 no Yes
234 A Day at the Zoo MM Tex Avery Rollin Hamilton,
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Egghead 8747 1308 March 11, 1939 yes November 8, 1952 Yes
235 Porky's Movie Mystery LT Bob Clampett Ernest Gee Porky Pig 8752 March 11, 1939
  • Laserdisc - Guffaw and Order: Looney Tunes Fight Crime
  • DVD - Porky Pig 101
no No
236 Prest-O Change-O MM Chuck Jones Ken Harris Two Curious Puppies
Happy Rabbit, Cuckoo Clock
8833 March 25, 1939 yes February 5, 1949 Yes
  • Last short with the first design of Happy Rabbit before he is redesigned as a grey rabbit.
237 Chicken Jitters LT Bob Clampett Robert Cannon,
Vive Risto
Porky Pig 8860 April 1, 1939 no No
238 Bars and Stripes Forever MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Rod Scribner Warden Paws, Barber, Jerry Colonna 8835 1470 April 8, 1939 no Yes
239 Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur MM Chuck Jones A.C. Gamer Daffy Duck, Fido, Casper Caveman 8839 April 22, 1939 no Yes
  • Final Warner Bros. cartoon to open with "VITAPHONE" and "Presents".
240 Porky and Teabiscuit LT Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Herman Cohen Porky Pig 8864 April 29, 1939 no No
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon to open with "WARNER BROS." (on a banner) and "Present".
241 Thugs with Dirty Mugs MM Tex Avery Sidney Sutherland Flat Foot Flanigan, Killer Diller, Bank Clerk, Annoyed Mobster, Audience Member, Secret Agents, 8753 May 6, 1939 yes June 3, 1944 No
  • First color Warner Bros. cartoon to open with "WARNER BROS." and "Present" in a banner.
242 Kristopher Kolumbus Jr. LT Bob Clampett Norman McCabe,
I. Ellis,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.)
Porky Pig, Queen Isabella 8862 May 13, 1939 no No
243 Naughty but Mice MM Chuck Jones Phil Monroe Sniffles the Mouse, Cat 8861 May 20, 1939 no No
244 Believe It or Else MM Tex Avery Virgil Ross,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Egghead 8837 June 3, 1939[4]:424 no No
  • Final appearance of Egghead.
  • This cartoon has a special WARNER BROS. on the banner. The WB shield is big like the VITAPHONE Presents cartoons from 1936 to 1939.
245 Polar Pals LT Bob Clampett John Carey,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Porky Pig 8922 June 3, 1939 no No
246 Hobo Gadget Band MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Richard Bickenboch,
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Gil Turner (unc.)
Mr. Sneer 8859 June 17, 1939 yes February 14, 1948 No
247 Scalp Trouble LT Bob Clampett Norman McCabe,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8924 June 24, 1939 no No
248 Old Glory MM Chuck Jones Bob McKimson,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Rudy Larriva (unc.)
Porky Pig, Uncle Sam 9239 1363 July 1, 1939 yes August 25, 1945
September 12, 1953
No
  • Ending flagshot cue restored on DVD release, which was cut on re-release to replace the Leon Schlesinger credit.
249 Porky's Picnic LT Bob Clampett Robert Cannon,
Vive Risto
Petunia, Porky Pig 8926 July 15, 1939 no No
250 Dangerous Dan McFoo MM Tex Avery Paul Smith Dan McFoo, Sue, Character Who Fights Dan McFoo, Narrator, Fight Commentator, 8863 July 15, 1939 yes January 31, 1948 No
251 Snowman's Land MM Chuck Jones Ken Harris,
Bob McKimson (unc.)
Phil Monroe (unc.)
Head Mountie, Little Mountie, Dirty Pierre 8925 July 29, 1939 no No
252 Wise Quacks LT Bob Clampett I. Ellis,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8928 August 5, 1939 no No
  • First cartoon to not have "WARNER BROS." in a banner.
  • Final Looney Tunes cartoon with 1937-39 Porky Pig drum ending.
253 Hare-um Scare-um MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Gil Turner Happy Rabbit, Hunter 8923 August 12, 1939 no No
  • First Time Happy Rabbit appears as a grey rabbit instead of a white one.
  • Ending scene restored on Platinum Collection release, which was cut before its theatrical premiere.
  • Final cartoon with "WARNER BROS." on a banner.
254 Detouring America MM Tex Avery Rollin Hamilton Narrator, Mr. Butterfinger 8927 August 26, 1939 no No
255 Little Brother Rat MM Chuck Jones Bob McKimson Sniffles, Father Owl, Baby Owls, Scavenger Hunt Clerk, Other Mice 8931 September 2, 1939 yes June 8, 1946 No
256 Porky's Hotel LT Bob Clampett John Carey,
Norman McCabe
Porky Pig 9098 September 2, 1939 no No
  • First Looney Tunes to use the 1939-40 Looney Tunes opening intro.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon with 1939-46 Porky Pig drum ending.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon with the finalized "Looney Tunes" logo that would be synonymous with the series.
257 Sioux Me MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Herman Cohen Indian Chief, Rainmaker, Indian Boy, Baby Turtle, Inventor, Narrator, Indian Bass Singer 8929 1235 (not on Screen) September 9, 1939 yes July 21, 1951 No
  • Final cartoon to use the 1938-39 green-yellow rings.
258 Land of the Midnight Fun MM Tex Avery Charles McKimson,
Bob McKimson (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Narrator, Eskimo, Dogs, Alaskan Timber Wolf, Chicken 9097 September 23, 1939 no No
  • First cartoon to feature the 1939-40 red, white, and blue rings with a sky cloud background.
259 Jeepers Creepers LT Bob Clampett Vive Risto,
Robert Cannon (unc.)
John Carey (unc.)
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Porky Pig, Ghost, Singing Ghost, Police Dispatcher 9100 September 23, 1939 no No
260 Naughty Neighbors LT Bob Clampett I. Ellis Petunia, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck (cameo), Happy Rabbit (cameo) 9102 October 7, 1939 no No
  • Final appearance of Petunia Pig.
261 The Little Lion Hunter MM Chuck Jones Phil Monroe,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Rudy Larriva (unc.)
Bob McKimson (unc.)
Inki, Mynah Bird 9105 October 7, 1939 yes March 23, 1946 No
  • First appearances of Inki & the Mynah Bird.
262 The Good Egg MM Chuck Jones Ken Harris,
Bob McKimson (unc.)
9099 October 21, 1939 yes January 5, 1946 No
263 Pied Piper Porky LT Bob Clampett John Carey,
Dave Hoffman
Porky Pig 9104 November 4, 1939
  • Laserdisc - Wince Upon A Time: Foolhardy Fairy Tales and Looney Legends
  • DVD - Porky Pig 101, Disc 4
  • DVD - A Night at the Movies
no No
264 Fresh Fish MM Tex Avery Sid Sutherland,
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
9161 November 4, 1939 yes April 6, 1946 No
265 Fagin's Freshman MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Rod Scribner Mama Cat, Blackie the Kitten, Three Little Kittens, Fagin 9101 1226 November 18, 1939 yes September 16, 1950 No
266 Porky the Giant Killer LT Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Gil Turner,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Porky Pig, The Giant 9106 November 18, 1939 no No
267 Sniffles and the Bookworm MM Chuck Jones Bob McKimson Sniffles, Bookworm 9197 1251 December 2, 1939 yes November 10, 1951 No
  • First appearance of Bookworm.
268 Screwball Football MM Tex Avery Virgil Ross Coach 9155 December 16, 1939 no No
269 The Film Fan LT Bob Clampett Norman McCabe,
Vive Risto,
John Carey (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Porky Pig 9156 December 16, 1939 no No
270 The Curious Puppy MM Chuck Jones Philip Monroe,
Ken Harris,
Robert McKimson
Two Curious Puppies 9157 December 30, 1939 yes April 24, 1948 No

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". Archived from the original on 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2016-08-17.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  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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