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 Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes
271 Porky's Last Stand LT Robert Clampett I. Ellis Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 9158 Jan. 6, 1940 No Yes
272 The Early Worm Gets the Bird MM Fred Avery Robert Cannon Mama Blackbird, Baby Blackbird, Fox, Disgruntled Blackbird, Brother Bird in Bed, Worm 9103 1318 Jan. 13, 1940 Yes October 2, 1943
November 29, 1952
Yes
273 Africa Squeaks LT Robert Clampett John Carey,
Dave Hoffman
Porky Pig 9160 Jan. 27, 1940 No No
274 Mighty Hunters MM Charles Jones Ken Harris Narrator, Canyon Kiddies 9363 1314 Jan. 27, 1940 Yes June 13, 1953 No
  • Based on the 1922–41 Good Housekeeping illustrated stories, Canyon Kiddies, by Jimmy Swinnerton.
  • The only cartoon to be reissued as a Blue Ribbon before 1956 to keep its original title cards, but not original rings.
275 Busy Bakers MM Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Richard Bickenbach Swenson the Town Baker 9153 Feb. 10, 1940 Yes October 20, 1945 No
  • Final cartoon to be directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton as Friz Freleng returned in 1939.
276 Ali-Baba Bound LT Robert Clampett Vive Risto,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
John Carey (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.),
Dave Hoffman (unc.)
Porky Pig, Suicide Squad, Baby Dumpling, Man at Gas Station, Bomber, Humpmobile Camel 9364 Feb. 10, 1940[2]:424 No Yes
277 Elmer's Candid Camera MM Charles Jones Bob McKimson Elmer Fudd, Happy Rabbit 9371 Mar. 2, 1940 No No
  • First appearance of Elmer Fudd.
278 Pilgrim Porky LT Robert Clampett Norman McCabe Porky Pig 9368 Mar. 16, 1940 No No
279 Cross Country Detours MM Fred Avery Paul Smith Narrator, Deer, Little Girl, Phone Operator, Bear, Scoutmaster, Polar Bear, Bobcat, Baby Quail, Grand Canyon Tourist, Gila Monster, Husky 9423 Mar. 16, 1940 Yes January 15, 1944 No
  • Final cartoon to have the sky background.
280 Confederate Honey MM I. Freleng Cal Dalton Elmer Fudd (as Ned Cutler), Crimson O'Hairoil, Colonel O'Hairoil 9365 Mar. 30, 1940 No No
  • First cartoon to have the 1940 rings evident from the red, white, and blue rings and a black background.
281 The Bear's Tale MM Fred Avery Rod Scribner The Three Bears, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood 9369 2-13 Apr. 13, 1940 Yes March 11, 1944 No
282 Slap-Happy Pappy LT Robert Clampett John Carey,
I. Ellis
Porky Pig, Eddie Cackler, Rochester Duck, Jack Bunny, Bing Crosby Chicken, Andy Devine Chicken, Ned Sparks Chicken, Walter Winchell Bird, Chickens 9370 Apr. 13, 1940 No No
283 Porky's Poor Fish LT Robert Clampett David Hoffman Porky Pig 9372 Apr. 27, 1940 No No
284 The Hardship of Miles Standish MM I. Freleng Gil Turner Elmer Fudd (as John Alden), Miles Standish, Priscilla 9373 Apr. 27, 1940 No No
285 Sniffles Takes a Trip MM Charles Jones Philip Monroe Sniffles 9367 1315 May 11, 1940[2]:425 Yes August 1, 1953 No
286 You Ought to Be in Pictures LT I. Freleng Herman Cohen Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Leon Schlesinger, Michael Maltese, Gerry Chiniquy, Fred Avery, Charles M. Jones, Robert Clampett, Henry Binder, Paul Marin 9366 May 18, 1940 No No
  • Friz Freleng's first cartoon since returning to Leon Schlesinger.
  • First Daffy Duck cartoon to be directed by Friz Freleng.
287 A Gander at Mother Goose MM Fred Avery Charles McKimson Narrator, Mistress Mary, Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty, Jack, Big Bad Wolf, Dog, Eagle, Mouse, Little Hiawatha, Little Mouse 9535 May 25, 1940 No No
288 Tom Thumb in Trouble MM Charles Jones Robert Cannon,
Bob Givens (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.),
Alex Ignatiev (unc.),
Rudy Larriva (unc.),
Roy Laufenburger (unc.),
Bob McKimson (unc.),
Phil Monroe (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
9425 1175 Jun. 8, 1940 Yes September 24, 1949 No
289 The Chewin' Bruin LT Robert Clampett Norman McCabe,
Vive Risto
Porky Pig 9534 Jun. 8, 1940 No No
290 Circus Today MM Fred Avery Sid Sutherland Balloon Vendor, Firewalker, Monkey, Stork, Gorilla, Elephant, Conductor, Circus Bandmaster, Narrator 9593 Jun. 22, 1940 Yes May 22, 1948 No
291 Little Blabbermouse MM I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach Little Blabbermouse, W.C. Fields Mouse 9159 Jul. 6, 1940 Yes June 12, 1948 No
  • First appearance of Little Blabbermouse
292 Porky's Baseball Broadcast LT Isadore Freleng Cal Dalton Porky Pig 9536 Jul. 6, 1940 No No
293 The Egg Collector MM Charles Jones Rudy Larriva Sniffles, Bookworm, Owl, Other Mice 9595 Jul. 20, 1940 Yes July 16, 1949 No
294 A Wild Hare MM Fred Avery Virgil Ross,
Charles McKimson (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 9617 Jul. 27, 1940 Yes June 17, 1944 No
  • Reissued as The Wild Hare
  • First appearance of Bugs Bunny.
  • First pairing of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
  • Only Elmer Fudd cartoon to be directed by Tex Avery.
  • First cartoon to have the 1940-42 WB shield, and the last 1940 cartoon to have the MCMXXXX copyright.
295 Ghost Wanted MM Charles Jones Bob McKimson,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Rudy Larriva (unc.)
Little Ghost, Big Laughing Ghost 9537 Aug. 10, 1940 No No
  • First 1940 cartoon the have the MCMXL copyright.
296 Patient Porky LT Robert Clampett Norman McCabe Porky Pig 9538 Aug. 24, 1940 No No
297 Ceiling Hero MM Fred Avery Rod Scribner Narrator, Pilots 9361[3]:260 Aug. 24, 1940 No No
  • Final short to use the 1940 black background with red, blue and white rings.
298 Malibu Beach Party MM I. Freleng Gil Turner Jack Bunny, Deanna Durbin, Ned Sparks, Winchester, Crab, Phil Harris 9633 Sep. 14, 1940 No No
  • First cartoon to have the new yellow orange rings and the last to have the 1939-40 "Merrily We Roll Along" opening theme song.
299 Calling Dr. Porky LT I. Freleng Herman Cohen Porky Pig 9616 Sep. 21, 1940 No No
300 Stage Fright MM Charles Jones Ken Harris The Two Curious Puppies 9757 Sep. 28, 1940 Yes June 23, 1951 No
301 Prehistoric Porky LT Robert Clampett John Carey,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Porky Pig 9614 Oct. 12, 1940 No No
302 Holiday Highlights MM Fred Avery Charles McKimson Narrator, New Year Baby, Little Girl, Tommy, George Washington, Dog, Fox, College Professor, Turkey 9637 Oct. 12, 1940 No No
303 Good Night, Elmer MM Charles Jones Philip Monroe Elmer Fudd 9775 Oct. 26, 1940 No No
  • This short has a special opening rendition of the "Merrily We Roll Along" theme.
304 The Sour Puss LT Robert Clampett Vive Risto,
Dave Hoffman
Porky Pig, Sour Puss, Flying Fish, Canary, Mouse, Shark 9634 Nov. 2, 1940 No No
305 Wacky Wildlife MM Fred Avery Virgil Ross Narrator, Deer, Snake, Bird, Bob Cat, Tom Cat, Pack Rat, Alligator, Mother Bluebird, Bluebird Chick, Pig, Ducks, Termite, Cowboy, Horse, Coyote, Camel, Wild Dog 9759 1316 Nov. 9, 1940 Yes August 29, 1953 No
306 Bedtime for Sniffles MM Charles Jones Robert Cannon,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Rudy Larriva (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Phil Monroe (unc.)
Sniffles 9635 Nov. 23, 1940
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: The Best of Bugs Bunny and Friends
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2, Side 10, Variations on a Theme
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 2: Running Amuck
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection Disc I, starring Sniffles
Yes January 1, 1949 No
307 Porky's Hired Hand LT I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach Porky Pig, Gregory Grunt, Fox 9636 Nov. 30, 1940 No Yes
308 Of Fox and Hounds MM Fred Avery Charles McKimson,
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Willoughby, George the Fox 9771 1362 Dec. 7, 1940 Yes May 13, 1944
February 6, 1954
No
309 The Timid Toreador LT Robert Clampett
Norman McCabe
I. Ellin Porky Pig, Slapsie Maxie Rosenbull 9638 Dec. 21, 1940 No Yes
  • Hand-traced color version
  • First cartoon directed by Norman McCabe.
310 Shop Look & Listen MM I. Freleng Cal Dalton Little Blabbermouse, W.C. Fieldmouse, Tour Guide 9639 Dec. 21, 1940 No No
  • Final appearance of Little Blabbermouse

1941[edit]

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes Video if in the public domain
311 Elmer's Pet Rabbit MM Charles M. Jones Rudy Larriva,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 9769 Jan. 4, 1941 No No
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
  • First cartoon in which Bugs is given his name.
312 Porky's Snooze Reel LT Robert Clampett
Norman McCabe
John Carey,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Porky Pig, Narrator 9772 Jan. 11, 1941 No No
313 The Fighting 69½th MM I. Freleng Gil Turner Black Ant, Red Ant Captain, Black Ant General, Red Ant, Red Ant General, Vocalists 9773 1319 Jan. 18, 1941 Yes December 4, 1943
July 11, 1953
No
314 Sniffles Bells the Cat MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris Sniffles 9855 Feb. 1, 1941 Yes September 20, 1947 No
315 The Haunted Mouse LT Fred Avery Sid Sutherland Black Starving Cat, Haunted Mouse 9774 Feb. 15, 1941 No Yes
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon to be a one-shot.
  • Final Looney Tunes cartoon with the 1938-41 opening and closing renditions of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down".
316 The Crackpot Quail MM Fred Avery Robert McKimson Willoughby, Quail 9853 Feb. 15, 1941
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes volume 1, side 3: Tex Avery
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3: Tex Avery
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 8: Tex-Book Looney
No No
317 The Cat's Tale MM I. Freleng Herman Cohen Mouse, Cat, Spike the Bulldog 9859 Mar. 1, 1941 Yes March 29, 1947 No
  • This cartoon has a special ending cue.
318 Joe Glow, the Firefly LT Charles M. Jones Philip Monroe Joe Glow 9784 Mar. 8, 1941 No Yes
319 Tortoise Beats Hare MM Fred Avery Charles McKimson Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Chester Turtle 9937 Mar. 15, 1941 No No
320 Porky's Bear Facts LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez Porky Pig 9806[3]:264 Mar. 29, 1941 No Yes
321 Goofy Groceries MM Robert Clampett Vive Risto Cows, Can Can Dancers, Gorilla's Mother, Crab, Jack Bunny, Chicken Pie, Dog, Gorilla, Black Boy, Superman, Little Egypt 9851 Mar. 29, 1941 Yes April 19, 1947 No
  • Last cartoon to contain the 1938-41 closing arrangement of the Merrie Melodies theme, as well as the last to contain the 1940-41 arranged opening theme.
322 Toy Trouble MM Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon Sniffles, Bookworm 9949 1176 Apr. 12, 1941 Yes December 31, 1949 No
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon to use the 1941-45 opening rendition and 1941-55 closing rendition of Merrily We Roll Along
323 Porky's Preview LT Fred Avery Virgil Ross Porky Pig 9808 Apr. 19, 1941 No Yes
  • Final Porky Pig cartoon directed by Tex Avery.
324 The Trial of Mr. Wolf MM I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach Granny, Little Red Riding Hood, Mr. Wolf 9939 1364 Apr. 26, 1941 Yes February 9, 1946
December 25, 1954
No
325 Porky's Ant LT Charles M. Jones Rudolph Larriva Porky Pig, Inki the Pygmy 9888 May 10, 1941 No Yes
326 Farm Frolics MM Robert Clampett John Carey,
I. Ellis
Mama Pig, Farm Dog, Rosebud, Pig children, Narrator, Eddie Cantor Horse, Female Red Ant 9857 1178 May 10, 1941 Yes October 15, 1949 Yes
327 Hollywood Steps Out MM Fred Avery Rod Scribner,
Bob McKimson (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Ben Shenkman (character designer) (unc.)
9951 May 24, 1941 Yes October 2, 1948 Yes
328 A Coy Decoy LT Robert Clampett Norman McCabe Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Decoy Duckling, Wolf 9938 Jun. 7, 1941 No Yes
329 Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt MM I. Freleng Gil Turner Bugs Bunny, Hiawatha (Elmer-like without the speech impendent) 9953 Jun. 7, 1941 Yes February 12, 1944 No
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
330 Porky's Prize Pony LT Charles M. Jones Ken Harris Porky Pig, Pony 9940 Jun. 21, 1941 No Yes
331 The Wacky Worm MM I. Freleng Cal Dalton Wacky Worm, Crow 93 Jun. 21, 1941 Yes October 12, 1946 No
332 Meet John Doughboy LT Robert Clampett Vive Risto Porky Pig, Soldiers, Horse, Chicken, Spitter Plane, Rochester, Short Soldier, Narrator, Citizen Sugar Cane 74 Jul. 5, 1941 No Yes
Meet John Doughboy 190611 LTGC
333 The Heckling Hare MM Fred Avery Bob McKimson Bugs Bunny, Willoughby 75 Jul. 5, 1941
  • VHS, Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs Bunny Classics: Special Collector's Edition
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: The Very Best of Bugs
  • LaserDisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 1, Side 7: Bugs Bunny By Each Director
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 7: Bugs Bunny By Each Director
  • Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition, Vol. 8: Tex-Book Looney
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, disc 1: Bugs Bunny Masterpieces
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, disc 2: Hollywood Caricatures and Parodies (special feature, From the Vaults, What's Up, Doc? A Salute to Bugs Bunny: Part 1)
No No
  • First usage of the Warner Bros. shield logo zooming in with a carrot-munching Bugs Bunny lying on top of it. In this cartoon only, Bugs pulls down the Merrie Melodies title screen like it is a shade.
  • Starting with this cartoon, the words "WARNER BROS." and "Present" are already on the screen, and would be for Bugs Bunny cartoons.
334 Inki and the Lion MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.)
Inki, Mynah Bird, Lion 79 Jul. 19, 1941 Yes May 20, 1950
  • First cartoon which Inki is given his name.
335 Aviation Vacation MM Fred Avery Sidney Sutherland Native Chief, Translator, Ostrich, Sick Butterfly, Irish Singer, Narrator 91 Aug. 2, 1941 No No
336 We, the Animals Squeak! LT Robert Clampett I. Ellis Porky Pig, Kansas City Kitty, Patrick 76 Aug. 9, 1941 No Yes
337 Sport Chumpions MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy Bikers, Catcher, Football Players, Referee, Narrator 77 Aug. 16, 1941 No Yes
  • Final cartoon to use the yellow-orange rings.
338 The Henpecked Duck LT Robert Clampett John Carey Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Mrs. Daffy Duck 78 Aug. 30, 1941 No Yes
  • Final cartoon to use the "Porky in a Drum" opening.
339 Snowtime for Comedy MM Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon The Two Curious Puppies 95 1254 Aug. 30, 1941 Yes April 12, 1952 No
  • First cartoon to use the purple-blue rings.
340 All This and Rabbit Stew MM Fred Avery (uncredited) Virgil Ross,
Charles McKimson (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Sidney Sutherland (unc.)
Bugs Bunny 173 Sep. 13, 1941[4]:102
  • N/A
No Yes
  • One of the Censored Eleven, and the only one to star Bugs Bunny.
  • Final Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Tex Avery.
341 Notes to You LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez Porky Pig, Cat 174 Sep. 20, 1941 No Yes
  • Remade in color as Back Alley Oproar
  • First cartoon in the Looney Tunes series to use the "Porky on the Fence" opening.
342 The Brave Little Bat MM Charles M. Jones Rudy Larriva Sniffles, Batty, Cat 177 1252 Sep. 27, 1941 Yes March 15, 1952 No
  • Final Sniffles cartoon with the Disney-esque cutesy direction and slow-pacing.
343 The Bug Parade MM Fred Avery Rod Scribner Various Insects, Jerry Colonna Bird, Spider, Narrator, Red and Black Ant 211 1262 Oct. 11, 1941 Yes July 12, 1952 No
344 Robinson Crusoe, Jr. LT Norman McCabe Veve Risto Porky Pig, Friday 172 Oct. 25, 1941 No Yes
345 Rookie Revue MM I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach Drill Sergeant 353 Oct. 25, 1941 No Yes
346 Saddle Silly MM Charles M. Jones Philip de Lara,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Pony Express Rider, Dispatcher 213 Nov. 8, 1941 No No
347 Porky's Midnight Matinee LT Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Ken Harris (unc.)
Porky Pig, African Pygmy Ant 192 Nov. 22, 1941 No Yes
348 The Cagey Canary MM Fred Avery (uncredited)
Robert Clampett (uncredited)
Bob McKimson Granny, Cat, Canary 225 Nov. 22, 1941 Yes October 11, 1947 No
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett.
349 Rhapsody in Rivets MM I. Freleng Gil Turner Various Construction Workers 175 1365 Dec. 6, 1941 Yes August 16, 1947
September 11, 1954
No
  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
350 Wabbit Twouble MM Robert Clampett (credited as Wobert Cwampett) Sid Sutherland (credited as Sid Suthewand),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Park Ranger, Bear 413 Dec. 20, 1941
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs Vs. Elmer
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 1, Side 4: Bob Clampett
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 4: Bob Clampett
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition, Vol. 11: Wabbit Tales
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, disc 1, starring Bugs Bunny
  • Blu-ray – Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2, disc 2
No No
  • First use of the 'fat' Elmer.
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
351 Porky's Pooch LT Robert Clampett I. Ellis Porky Pig, Rover, Sandy 176 Dec. 27, 1941 No Yes

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 Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes Video if in the public domain
352 Hop, Skip and a Chump MM I. Freleng Cal Dalton Hopalong Casserole, Stan Laurel Crow, Oliver Hardy Crow 223 Jan. 3, 1942 Yes March 5, 1949 No
  • Reissued as Hop Skip and a Chump
353 Porky's Pastry Pirates LT I. Freleng Gerald Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin
Porky Pig, Jimmy Cagney Bee, Fly 226 Jan. 17, 1942 No Yes
354 The Bird Came C.O.D. MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Conrad the Cat 351 Jan. 17, 1942 No No
  • First appearance of Conrad the Cat
  • Final cartoon to use the 1940-42 WB shield.
355 Aloha Hooey MM Fred Avery (uncredited)
Robert Clampett (uncredited)
Virgil Ross Leilani, Sammy Seagull, Cecil Crow 227 Jan. 31, 1942[5]:17 No No
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett
  • First cartoon to use the 1942-43 WB shield.
356 Who's Who in the Zoo LT Norman McCabe John Carey Porky Pig, Zoo Animals 224 Feb. 14, 1942 No Yes
357 Porky's Cafe LT Charles M. Jones Rudolph Larriva,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.)
Porky Pig, Conrad the Cat 444 Feb. 21, 1942 No Yes
358 Conrad the Sailor MM Charles M. Jones Ben Washam Daffy Duck, Conrad the Cat 415 Feb. 28, 1942 No No
359 Crazy Cruise MM Fred Avery (uncredited)
Robert Clampett (uncredited)
Rod Scribner Bugs Bunny (cameo) 445 Mar. 14, 1942 No No
  • Planned by Tex Avery and finished by Bob Clampett
360 The Wabbit Who Came to Supper MM I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 573 Mar. 28, 1942 No Yes
  • Features the 'fat' Elmer.
361 Saps in Chaps LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez Cowboys, Vulture, Traveler, Cat, Villain, Horse, Cactus Pete, Narrator 446 Apr. 11, 1942
  • N/A
No Yes
362 Horton Hatches the Egg MM Robert Clampett Robert McKimson,
Izzy Ellis,
Thomas McKimson,
Phil Monroe,
Virgil Ross,
Rod Scribner,
Cornett Woods
Narrator, Horton, Mayzie, Peter Lorre Fish, Baby, Mouse, Hunters 441 Apr. 11, 1942 Yes June 18, 1949 No
363 Dog Tired MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.)
The Two Curious Puppies 417 Apr. 25, 1942 No No
  • Final appearance of The Two Curious Puppies
364 Daffy's Southern Exposure LT Norman McCabe Vive Risto,
/Cal Dalton (unc.)
Daffy Duck 442 May 2, 1942 No Yes
  • First Daffy Duck short to be directed by Norman McCabe and the first short Norman McCabe directed to not feature Porky Pig.
365 The Wacky Wabbit MM Robert Clampett Sid Sutherland,
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 603 May 2, 1942
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Elmer!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs! and Elmer!
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 2, Side 5: Bob Clampett
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 7: Welcome To Wackyland
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 5, disc 3: Putting a Bob Clampett on It
No Yes
  • Features the 'fat' Elmer
  • This short, along with "Peck Up Your Troubles", has a special 1941-55 Merrie Melodies ending cue.
366 The Draft Horse MM Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Bob Givens (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
The Draft Horse 575 May 9, 1942 No No
367 Lights Fantastic MM I. Freleng Gil Turner Eye Test Announcer, Singing Clown, Bus Driver, Man With Cold, Vocalists 443 May 23, 1942 No No
368 Nutty News LT Robert Clampett Virgil Ross,
Vive Risto (unc.)
Elmer Fudd (Voice Only) 772 May 23, 1942
  • iTunes/Amazon Video
No Yes
369 Hold the Lion, Please MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris Bugs Bunny, Monkey, Giraffe, Mrs. Bugs Bunny, Hippo, Leo the Lion 609 Jun. 6, 1942[2]:426[5]:163 No No
  • The intro did not feature Bugs lying on top the WB shield.
  • Bugs became shorter in this cartoon. Chuck Jones would continue to use this version of Bugs until A Feather in His Hare.
370 Hobby Horse-Laffs LT Norman McCabe Cal Dalton Narrator, Orville Scudder, Prentiss Slemp, Herbert Strongfort, Professor Blooper, Samson McDivitt, Julius Digby, Annoying Newspaper Readers, Herman Dibble, Chuck Negiggleswig, Barts 768 Jun. 6, 1942
  • N/A
No Yes
  • First one-shot cartoon directed by Norman McCabe.
371 Gopher Goofy LT Norman McCabe I. Ellis Farmer, Gophers 440 Jun. 27, 1942
  • N/A
No Yes
372 Double Chaser MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy Hector the Bulldog, Cat, Mouse 607 1181 Jun. 27, 1942 Yes March 25, 1950 No
373 Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid MM Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
Robert McKimson,
Virgil Ross,
Sid Sutherland
Bugs Bunny, Beaky Buzzard, Mama Buzzard 605 Jul. 11, 1942 No No
374 Wacky Blackout LT Robert Clampett Sid Sutherland,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Narrator, Farmer, Spitz, Cow, Calf, Mother Bird, Baby Bird, Woodpecker, Tom Cat, Vocalists, Fireflies, Caterpillars, Telegram Messenger, Turtles, Turkey, Carrier Pigeons 778 Jul. 11, 1942 No Yes
375 Foney Fables MM I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach Narrator, Prince, Tom Thumb, Giant, Goose, Baby, Grasshopper, Ant, Aladdin, Boy Who Cried Wolf, Dog, Mother, Wolf 625 Aug. 1, 1942 No Yes
Foney Fables LTGC
376 The Ducktators LT Norman McCabe John Carey Hitler Duck, Hirohito Duck, Dove of Peace, Jerry Colonna Rabbit, Mussolini Goose, Tojo Duck, Father Time 770 Aug. 1, 1942 No Yes
377 The Squawkin' Hawk MM Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Rudy Larriva (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Henery Hawk 627 Aug. 8, 1942 Yes July 10, 1948 No
  • First appearance of Henery Hawk, known in this cartoon as "Junior".
378 Fresh Hare MM I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Phil Monroe,
Richard Bickenbach,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Gil Turner
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 629 Aug. 22, 1942 No Yes
379 Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner LT Robert Clampett Virgil Ross,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Piano-Playing Narrator (played by Leo White), Moth, Honey Bee, Black Widow Spider 798 Aug. 22, 1942 No Yes
380 Fox Pop MM Charles M. Jones Robert Canon,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Rudy Larriva (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Fox 721 Sep. 5, 1942 Yes September 28, 1946 Yes
381 The Impatient Patient LT Norman McCabe Vive Risto Daffy Duck, Dr. Jerkyl 774 Sep. 5, 1942 No Yes
  • Final cartoon to use the "Porky on the Fence" opening.
  • Final cartoon to use the 1939-42 Porky in a drum outro.
382 The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall MM Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
The Dover Boys, Dora Stanpipe, Dan Backslide 631 Sep. 19, 1942[2]:427 No Yes
  • Also known by the shortened title The Dover Boys.
  • First cartoon to use the 1942-44 red-orange rings and black background.
383 The Hep Cat LT Robert Clampett Bob McKimson Hep Cat, Rosebud the Dog, Bird 776 1177 Oct. 3, 1942 Yes November 12, 1949 No
  • First color Looney Tunes short.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon to use the rings, albeit thicker.
  • Earliest Looney Tunes cartoon to be reissued as a Blue Ribbon.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon in the a.a.p. package.
384 The Sheepish Wolf MM I. Freleng Ken Champin Sheepdog, Wolf, Black Sheep, Wolves 719 1180 Oct. 17, 1942 Yes March 4, 1950 Yes
385 The Daffy Duckaroo LT Norman McCabe Cal Dalton,
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Daisy June, Little Beaver 802 Oct. 24, 1942
  • N/A
No Yes
  • First black-and-white Looney Tunes short to open with the rings.
  • Final Daffy Duck short to be directed by Norman McCabe.
386 The Hare-Brained Hypnotist MM I. Freleng Philip Monroe Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Bear 723 Oct. 31, 1942
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Elmer!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs! and Elmer!
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 4, Side 1: Bugs Bunny
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 14: Cartoon Superstars
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, disc 1: Bugs Bunny Masterpieces
No No
387 A Tale of Two Kitties MM Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
Rev Chaney (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Sidney Sutherland (unc.)
Babbit and Catstello, Tweety 725 Nov. 21, 1942 Yes July 31, 1948 Yes
388 Ding Dog Daddy MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Ken Champin (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.)
Female Dog, Love Bird, Goofy Dog, Bulldog 825 Dec. 5, 1942 No Yes
389 My Favorite Duck LT Charles M. Jones Rudy Larriva Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Baby Eagle, Father Eagle 1085 1179 Dec. 5, 1942 Yes January 28, 1950 No
  • In color
  • First Porky and Daffy short in 3-hue Technicolor.
390 Case of the Missing Hare MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Robert Cannon,
Rudy Larriva,
Ben Washam,
Alex Ignatiev (assistant animation),
Roger Daley (assistant animation),
Al Pabian (assistant animation),
Betty Brenon (ink and paint),
Raynell Day (ink and paint),
Gladys Hallberg (ink and paint),
Charlotte Huffine (ink and paint),
Peggy Matz (ink and paint),
Martha Sigall (ink and paint),
Dixie Smith (ink and paint),
Auril Thompson (ink and paint)
Bugs Bunny, Ala Bahma 829 Dec. 12, 1942 No Yes

1943[edit]

The Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies re-release program starts this year. Previous color Merrie Melodies shorts would be re-released with the original credits cut. In addition, four more Looney Tunes shorts were produced in 3-hue Technicolor. The series would go into full color the following year.

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (VP) Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date In the public domain? Notes
391 Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs MM Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Thomas McKimson (unc.),
Manny Gould (unc.)
So White, Prince Chawmin', Dwarves, Queen, Mammy 827 Jan. 16, 1943
  • N/A
No No
392 Confusions of a Nutzy Spy LT Norman McCabe I. Ellis,
Art Davis (unc.),
Cal Dalton (unc.),
John Carey (unc.),
Vive Risto (unc.)
Porky Pig, Eggbert, Missing Lynx 804 Jan. 23, 1943 No Yes
  • Final Porky Pig short to be directed by Norman McCabe.
393 Pigs in a Polka MM I. Freleng Ken Champin The Big Bad Wolf, The Three Little Pigs 1100 Feb. 2, 1943[4]:137[6] Yes August 14, 1948 Yes
394 Tortoise Wins by a Hare MM Robert Clampett Bob McKimson,
Manny Gould (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Mrs. Turtle 915 Feb. 20, 1943 No No
395 To Duck or Not to Duck LT Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Laramore, Ducky Wheeze 800 Mar. 6, 1943 No Yes
  • In color
  • First cartoon to pair Daffy and Elmer
396 The Fifth-Column Mouse MM I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach,
Ken Champin,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Phil Monroe,
Manuel Perez
Mice, Hitler Cat 913 1182 Mar. 6, 1943 Yes April 22, 1950 Yes
  • Reissued as Fifth Column Mouse
397 Flop Goes the Weasel MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris Henery Hawk (as a black baby chicken), Weasel, Mammy Hen 1112 Mar. 20, 1943 Yes May 21, 1949 Yes
398 Hop and Go LT Norman McCabe Cal Dalton,
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Claude Hopper, Scottish Rabbits 1054 Mar. 27, 1943 No Yes
399 Super-Rabbit MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Robert Cannon,
Ben Washam,
Rudy Larriva
Bugs Bunny, Professor Canafrazz, Cottontail Smith 1029 Apr. 3, 1943 No No
400

The Unbearable Bear

MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Ben Washam,
Robert Cannon
Sniffles, Fox Burglar, Henry Bear, Mrs. Bear 995 1228 Apr. 17, 1943 Yes December 9, 1950 No
  • First Sniffles cartoon that has a zanier, faster pace and more humorous direction.
401 The Wise Quacking Duck LT Robert Clampett Phil Monroe,
Virgil Ross (unc.), Art Babbitt (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Sidney Sutherland (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Mr. Meek 1056 May 1, 1943 No No
  • In color
402 Greetings Bait MM I. Freleng Manuel Perez Wacky Worm, Jerry Colonna 973 May 15, 1943 Yes August 28, 1948 No
403 Tokio Jokio LT Cpl. Norman McCabe I. Ellis,
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Nipponews Buzzard, Air Raid, Prof. Tojo, Red Togoson, Admiral Yamamoto, Lord Hee Haw, Human Torpedo 1058 May 15, 1943
  • N/A
No Yes
  • Final short to be directed by Norman McCabe.
404 Yankee Doodle Daffy LT I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sleepy LaGoon 1048 Jun. 5, 1943[2]:427[5]:391 Song: Yankee Doodle Daffy the Musical No Yes
  • In color
405 Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk MM I. Freleng Jack Bradbury Bugs Bunny, Giant, Narrator 993 Jun. 12, 1943 No No
406 The Aristo-Cat MM Charles M. Jones Rudy Larriva Claude, Hubie and Bertie 1031 1229 Jun. 19, 1943 Yes November 11, 1950 No
  • First appearances of Hubie, Bertie and Claude Cat
407 Wackiki Wabbit MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris Bugs Bunny, Two Castaways 1051 Jul. 3, 1943
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection": The Very Best Of Bugs
  • VHS - A Taste Of Cartoon Network
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Vol. 3, Side 2: Bugs Bunny
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Vol. 11: Wabbit Tales
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, disc 1: Bugs Bunny Classics
No Yes
408 Porky Pig's Feat LT Frank Tashlin Phil Monroe,
Arthur Davis,
Cal Dalton
Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny (cameo), Petunia Pig (mentioned) 11-13 Jul. 17, 1943 No Yes
  • First cartoon Frank Tashlin directed since his departure in 1938.
  • Final black and white appearance of Porky Pig.
  • The only black and white appearance of Bugs Bunny.
409 Tin Pan Alley Cats MM Bob Clampett Rod Scribner,
Art Babbitt (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.)
Giant Lips, Rubber Band, Adolf Hitler, Cat, Uncle Tom Cat Mission Singers, Fats Waller Cat 975 Jul. 17, 1943
  • N/A
No No
410 Scrap Happy Daffy LT Frank Tashlin Art Davis,
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Soldiers, Submarine Captain, Billy Goat, Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle Dillingham Duck, Minuteman Duck, Pioneer Duck, Admiral Duck, Lincoln Duck 10-13 Aug. 21, 1943 No Yes
  • Final appearance of Daffy Duck in black and white.
411 Hiss and Make Up MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy Granny, Roscoe the Dog, Wellington the Cat, Canary 3-13 1149[3]:279 Sep. 11, 1943 Yes September 18, 1948 No
412 A Corny Concerto MM Robert Clampett Robert McKimson Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 19-12 Sep. 18, 1943 No Yes
413 Fin'n Catty MM Charles M. Jones Ben Washam,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Shamus Culhane (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.)
Claude Cat, Goldfish, Narrator 21-12 1164[3]:279 Oct. 23, 1943 Yes December 11, 1948 No
414 Falling Hare MM Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Bill Melendez (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, The Gremlin 8-13 Oct. 30, 1943 No Yes
  • First cartoon to use the 1943-46 WB shield.
415 Inki and the Minah Bird MM Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Shamus Culhane (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.)
Inki, Mynah Bird, Lion 23-12 1175[3]:279 Nov. 13, 1943 Yes August 20, 1949 Yes
416 Daffy - The Commando LT I. Freleng Ken Champin Daffy Duck, Adolf Hitler, Von Vultur, Schultz 12-13 Nov. 20, 1943[5]:85
  • VHS, LaserDisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs and Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 2, Side 8: The Art of Daffy
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6, disc 2: Patriotic Pals
No Yes
  • In color
417 An Itch in Time MM Robert Clampett Bob McKimson,
I. Ellis,
Phil Monroe,
Rod Scribner,
Manny Gould,
C. Melendez (assistant animator)
Elmer, Dog, A. Flea, Cat, Bugs Bunny (cameo), Porky Pig (cameo) 24-12 1177[3]:279 Dec. 4, 1943 Yes October 30, 1948 No
418 Puss n' Booty LT Frank Tashlin Cal Dalton,
Shamus Culhane,
Arthur Davis,
Izzy Ellis,
Don Williams
Rudolph the Cat, Petey the Canary 13-13 Dec. 18, 1943 No Yes
  • Final black-and-white cartoon by Warner Bros.
  • Latest cartoon to have fallen into the public domain.
  • Last cartoon in the Sunset Productions/Guild Films package.

1944[edit]

From this year onward, all cartoons are under copyright.

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 Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (VP) Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date Notes
419 Little Red Riding Rabbit MM I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Richard Bickenbach (unc.),
Jack Bradbury (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.),
Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Gil Turner (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Little Red Riding Hood, Wolf 25-12 Jan. 1, 1944 No
  • First cartoon in which Mel Blanc gets on-screen credit.
420 What's Cookin' Doc? MM Robert Clampett
Friz Freleng (uncredited)
Bob McKimson,
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Gil Turner (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Emcee, Hiawatha, Hollywood Wolf, Oscar 22-12 Jan. 8, 1944 No
  • Final cartoon to use the 1942-43 red rings.
421 Meatless Flyday MM I. Freleng Jack Bradbury,
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.)
Spider, Fly, Air Raid Warden 1-13 Jan. 29, 1944 No
  • First cartoon to use the 1944 rings evident from blue rings and red background.
422 Tom Turk and Daffy LT Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tom Turk 1-14 Feb. 12, 1944
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Porky Pig and Daffy Duck Cartoon Festival Featuring "Tick Tock Tuckered"
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Porky Pig Cartoon Festival Featuring "Tom Turk and Daffy"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Porky Pig and Company
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Super Stars' Porky & Friends: Hilarious Ham
No
423 Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears MM Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Shamus Culhane (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, The Three Bears 2-13 Feb. 26, 1944
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs! and Elmer!
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes: Vol. 3, Side 2: Bugs Bunny
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, disc 3: Looney Tunes All Stars Part 1
No
424 I Got Plenty of Mutton LT Frank Tashlin I. Ellis,
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Wolf, Killer Diller 2-14 Mar. 11, 1944 No
425 The Weakly Reporter MM Charles M. Jones Ben Washam Lady Buying Steak, Saleslady, Narrator, Cabbie, Lady with Bottle, Cop, Man Sharing Car Parts, Meat Department Clerk, Robber, Politician 6-13 Mar. 25, 1944 No
426 Tick Tock Tuckered LT Robert Clampett Tom McKimson,
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Phil Monroe (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Boss 3-14 1209[3]:280 1184 Apr. 8, 1944
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Porky Pig and Daffy Duck Cartoon Festival Featuring "Tick Tock Tuckered"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Just Plain Daffy
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Vol. 2, Side 10: Variations on a Theme
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 12: Porky and Daffy
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Super Stars' Daffy Duck: Frustrated Fowl
  • DVD - Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6, Disc 1: Looney Tunes All-Stars (France only)
Yes June 3, 1950
427 Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Richard Bickenbach (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.)
Bugs Bunny 4-13 Apr. 22, 1944 No
  • No longer shown on American television due to World War II ethnic stereotyping of Japanese people.
428 Swooner Crooner LT Frank Tashlin I. Ellis,
George Cannata (unc.),
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Porky Pig, Frankie Rooster, Bing Crosby Rooster, Rudy, Al, Jimmy, Cab 2-15 1225[3]:281 May 6, 1944 Yes December 12, 1949
  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
  • First Looney Tunes short to be re-released under the Blue Ribbon program.
429 Russian Rhapsody MM Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
Arthur Davis (unc.),
Manny Gould (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.)
Adolf Hitler, Gremlins from the Kremlin, Radio Announcer 26-12 May 20, 1944 No
430 Duck Soup to Nuts LT I. Freleng Richard Bickenbach,
Jack Bradbury (unc.),
Gil Turner (unc.),
Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 5-14 1237[3]:281 1227 May 27, 1944
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: The Best of Bugs Bunny and Friends
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Porky Pig and Daffy Duck Cartoon Festival Featuring "Tick Tock Tuckered"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Just Plain Daffy
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 1, Side 6: Friz Freleng
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 6: Friz Freleng
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, disc 3: Tweety & Sylvester and Friends
  • Streaming - Boomerang App
  • Digital – Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck (paired with Stupor Duck)
Yes January 6, 1951
431 Angel Puss LT Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Shamus Culhane (unc.),
Phil Monroe (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Claude Cat, Lil' Sambo, Angel Puss, Cat 4-14 Jun. 3, 1944
  • N/A
No
  • One of the Censored Eleven.
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon with the "Direction" credit, replacing the "Supervision" credit seen on previous cartoons.
432 Slightly Daffy MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Richard Bickenbach (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.),
Norman McCabe (unc.),
Vrigil Ross (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 20-12 1241[3]:281 1224 Jun. 17, 1944 Yes October 14, 1950
  • Color remake of Scalp Trouble (1939).
433 Hare Ribbin' MM Robert Clampett Bob McKimson,
Manny Gould (unc.),
Jack Bradbury (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Russian Dog 10-13 Jun. 24, 1944
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs! and Elmer!
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Bugs Bunny's Festival of Fun
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 1, Side 7, Bugs Bunny By Each Director
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Vol. 7: Bugs Bunny By Each Director
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 5, Side 8: Supplement Material (director's cut)
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 10: Canine Corps
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 5, disc 3: Putting a Bob Clampett on It
No
  • This film has 2 alternate endings. One is shown as a feature on Volume 5 of the Golden Collection in From the Vaults.
  • First cartoon to have the WB shield change to a face of Bugs Bunny.
434 Brother Brat LT Frank Tashlin Art Davis,
Cal Dalton (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Porky Pig, Percy/Butch, Percy/Butch's Mom 6-14 Jul. 15, 1944
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars Porky!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Daffy! and Porky!
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes volume 2, side 3: Frank Tashlin
  • DVD - TCM Spotlight: The Errol Flynn Adventures
No
  • First cartoon to have Porky's face without Daffy on the rings.
  • Last Porky Pig cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.
435 Hare Force MM I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Richard Bickenbach (unc.),
Jack Bradbury (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.),
Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Proto-Granny, Willoughby (as Sylvester the Dog) 9-13 Jul. 22, 1944
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Starring Bugs Bunny!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs Bunny Classics: Special Collector's Edition
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 3, Side 2: Bugs Bunny
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Legend
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 10: Canine Corps
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, disc 1: Bugs Bunny Classics
No
  • First cartoon to use the definite design of Bugs Bunny to be directed by Friz Freleng, though he made a slight modification.
436 From Hand to Mouse LT Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Mouse, Lion, Gorilla 9-14 1257[3]:282 1255 Aug. 5, 1944 Yes February 9, 1952
437 Birdy and the Beast MM Robert Clampett Tom McKimson,
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
Manny Gould (unc.)
Tweety, Schnooks, Butch, Hen 5-13 Aug. 19, 1944
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Little Tweety and Little Inki Cartoon Festival Featuring "I Taw a Putty Tat"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Tweety and Sylvester
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 3, Side 6, Tashlin/Clampett
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2, Disc 1
No
  • Final Merrie Melodies release to credit Leon Schlesinger.
  • Only Tweety short animated by Tom McKimson.
  • First short that Tweety was given his official name.
  • First Tweety cartoon to star Tweety.
438 Buckaroo Bugs LT Robert Clampett M. Gould,
Jack Bradbury (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Red Ryder 7-14 Aug. 26, 1944 No
439 Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears MM I. Freleng Ken Champin,
Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Big Bad Wolf, Wee Small Bear, Western Union Boy, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Grandmother, Narrator 13-13 1265[3]:282 1253 Sep. 2, 1944
  • N/A
Yes December 1, 1951
  • One of the Censored Eleven.
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon produced by Eddie Selzer.
440 Plane Daffy LT Frank Tashlin Cal Dalton,
Arthur Davis (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Hatta Mari, Pigeon 13, Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Narrator 8-14 Sep. 16, 1944 No
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon produced by Eddie Selzer.
  • First cartoon to have Daffy's face on the opening titles without Porky.
441 Lost and Foundling MM Charles M. Jones Ben Washam,
Robert Cannon (unc.),
Ken Harris (unc.)
Sniffles, Orville the Hawk 1-14 1271[3]:282 1187 Sep. 30, 1944 Yes August 26, 1950
442 Booby Hatched LT Frank Tashlin I. Ellis,
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Robespierre, Mother Duck, Franklin, Eleanor, Winston, Leon 10-14 1273[3]:282 1185 Oct. 14, 1944 Yes July 1, 1950
443 The Old Grey Hare MM Robert Clampett Robert McKimson,
Jack Bradbury (unc.),
Basil Davidovich (unc.),
Manny Gould (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.),
A.C. Games (effects) (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 11-13 Oct. 28, 1944 No
  • Final cartoon to bear only WARNER BROS..
  • Final cartoon to use Produced by WARNER BROS. CARTOONS on opening titles.
444 The Stupid Cupid LT Frank Tashlin I. Ellis,
Cal Dalton (unc.),
Art Davis (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 12-14 1278[3]:283 1232 Nov. 25, 1944 Yes September 1, 1951
  • First cartoon to use WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC. on opening titles.
445 Stage Door Cartoon MM I. Freleng Jack Bradbury,
Richard Bickenbach (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.),
Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Southern Sheriff 12-13 Dec. 30, 1944[2]:428[4]:156 No
  • First cartoon to bear the full legend "WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC" and "A WARNER BROS. CARTOON".
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon to credit "Produced by WARNER BROS. CARTOONS INC" and the small "RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC" byline on the ending rings.

1945[edit]

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (VP) Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date Notes
446 Odor-able Kitty LT Charles M. Jones Robert Cannon,
Ken Harris (unc.),
Ben Washam (unc.)
Pepé Le Pew 11-14 1293[3]:283 1230 Jan. 6, 1945 Yes April 21, 1951
  • First appearance of Pepé Le Pew (called Henry).
  • Last cartoon to have the PRODUCED BY WARNER BROS. CARTOONS at the ending and RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC.
  • Final cartoon to use the 1944-45 blue rings and red background.
447 Herr Meets Hare MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Richard Bickenbach (unc.),
Jack Bradbury (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering, Bird, Walter Winchell 7-13 Jan. 13, 1945 No
  • First cartoon to use the 1945-46 red rings and black background.
  • Starting with this cartoon, 3 seconds before the title changes to Merrie Melodies "IN TECHNICOLOR" and "A WARNER BROS. CARTOON" appears, Bugs Bunny's face appears replacing the WB shield. This was short lived.
448 Draftee Daffy LT Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Manny Gould (unc.),
Basil Davidovich (unc.),
A.C. Gamer (effects) (unc.)
Daffy Duck, The Little Man from the Draft Board, Mailman 1-15 Jan. 27, 1945 No
  • First Looney Tune to have the 1945-46 black background with red rings.
449 The Unruly Hare MM Frank Tashlin Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Cal Dalton,
Art Davis (unc.),
I. Ellis (unc.)
4-14 Feb. 10, 1945
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs Vs. Elmer
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes volume 1, side 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes: Vol. 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Here Comes Bugs
No
  • One of two Bugs Bunny cartoons directed by Frank Tashlin.
  • Final Bugs Bunny cartoon to use the 1941-45 opening rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along".
  • Final Bugs Bunny cartoon not to have expanded credits.
450 Trap Happy Porky LT Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Ben Washam (unc.)
Claude Cat, Hubie & Bertie, Hector the Bulldog, Porky Pig 9-15 1186 Feb. 24, 1945 Yes August 5, 1950
  • Only cartoon with Hubie and Bertie paired with Porky Pig.
451 Life with Feathers MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Virgil Ross (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.)
Sylvester 2-14 1313[3]:284 1231 Mar. 24, 1945 Yes March 3, 1951
  • First appearance of Sylvester
  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
  • Final cartoon to have 1941-45 opening rendition of Merrily We Roll Along.
  • Final non-Bugs Bunny Merrie Melodies short with the WB shield appearing before "WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC.", Present, the production code, and the copyright notice appear. Some cartoons from 1949-51 would have this feature, but only for Bugs Bunny cartoons.
  • Last cartoon to have the WB shield as big as it first appeared in 1936.
452 Behind the Meat-Ball LT Frank Tashlin (uncredited) I. Ellis,
Richard Bickenbach (unc.),
Cal Dalton (unc.),
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Fido, Two Other Dogs, Mistress 13-14 Apr. 7, 1945 No
  • Final cartoon to use the 1941-45 opening rendition of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down".
  • Final cartoon to only credit certain people before the transition to expanded credits.
  • Last cartoon in the Associated Artists Productions package and the last non-Bugs Bunny cartoon to have the WB shield come before the "WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC.", "Present", the production code, and the copyright fade in, though some Bugs Bunny shorts in the 1949-51 seasons had the fade in.
453 Hare Trigger MM I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Narrator 9-14 May 5, 1945 No
  • First appearance of Yosemite Sam.
  • First pairing of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
  • First cartoon with full credits.
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon to use the 1945-55 opening rendition of Merrily We Roll Along
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon with the "Bugs Bunny In" opening.
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon to use the revamped version of the Warner Bros. shield logo zooming in with a carrot-munching Bugs lying on top of it and once again pulls down the Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes title screen like a shade as in The Heckling Hare.
454 Ain't That Ducky LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy
Daffy Duck, Little Yellow Duck, Hunter 5-15 1321[3]:284 1313 May 19, 1945 Yes May 2, 1953
455 A Gruesome Twosome MM Robert Clampett Robert McKimson,
Manny Gould,
Rod Scribner,
Basil Davidovich,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Tweety, Colonel, Snooks, Girl Cat, Hector 3-14 Jun. 9, 1945 No
  • Last Tweety cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Last Tweety cartoon before he is permanently paired with Sylvester.
  • Final appearance of Tweety without feathers.
456 Tale of Two Mice LT Frank Tashlin (uncredited) Richard Bickenbach,
Cal Dalton,
Art Davis,
I. Ellis,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Babbit and Catstello (mice versions) 7-15 1334[3]:284 1309 Jun. 30, 1945 Yes January 10, 1953
  • Reissued as A Tale of Two Mice
457 Wagon Heels MM Robert Clampett I. Ellis,
Manny Gould,
C. Melendez,
Rod Scribner,
Robert McKimson (unc.)
Porky Pig, Injun Joe, Sloppy Moe 6-14 Jul. 28, 1945 No
  • Color remake of Injun Trouble (1938)
458 Hare Conditioned LT Charles M. Jones Ben Washam,
Basil Davidovich,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Robert Cannon (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Store Managers, Floorwalker 5-14 Aug. 11, 1945 No
  • Only post-Schlesinger Bugs short with the Porky Pig drum ending.
  • One of the Looney Tunes cartoons during the 1945-1946 season to use the Merrie Melodies opening sequence with the narrow rings.
459 Fresh Airedale MM Charles M. Jones Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Shep, Cat, Prowler, Nightmare Voices, Narrator, Shep's Master 3-15 1362[3]:285 1259 Aug. 25, 1945 Yes August 30, 1952
460 The Bashful Buzzard LT Robert Clampett Robert McKimson,
Manny Gould (unc.),
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Beaky Buzzard, Mamma Buzzard 4-15 1356[3]:285 1310 Sep. 15, 1945[2]:428[5]:34 Yes February 7, 1953
  • Followup to 1942's Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
461 Peck Up Your Troubles MM I. Freleng Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Ken Champin,
Manuel Perez (unc.)
Sylvester, Hector the Bulldog, The Woodpecker 10-15 1359[3]:285 1233 Oct. 20, 1945 Yes March 24, 1951
  • First appearance of Hector
462 Hare Tonic LT Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Ben Washam,
Basil Davidovich
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd L-8-14 Nov. 10, 1945 No
  • One of two cartoons with the special Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes drum ending.
463 Nasty Quacks MM Frank Tashlin (uncredited) Art Davis,
I. Ellis,
Richard Bickenbach
Daffy Duck, Melissa Duck, Agnes, Agnes' Father 11-15 Dec. 1, 1945 No
  • First appearance of Melissa Duck
  • Final Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin

1946[edit]

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (VP) Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date Notes
464 Book Revue LT Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
C. Melendez,
Manny Gould,
Robert McKimson
Daffy Duck, Little Red Riding Hood, Big Bad Wolf 8-15 1234 Jan. 5, 1946 Yes May 19, 1951
  • Reissued as Book Review
465 Baseball Bugs LT I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Virgil Ross,
Ken Champin
Bugs Bunny, The Tea Totallers, The Gashouse Gorillas 12-14 Feb. 2, 1946 No
  • One of two cartoons with the special Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes drum ending.
466 Holiday for Shoestrings MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Virgil Ross,
Ken Champin
Shoemaker Jake, Elves 7-14 Feb. 23, 1946 Yes September 15, 1951
467 Quentin Quail MM Charles M. Jones Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Basil Davidovich,
Lloyd Vaughan
Quentin Quail, Quentin's Father, Baby Toots, Worm, Crow 6-15 Mar. 2, 1946 No
468 Baby Bottleneck LT Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
C. Melendez,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis,
Robert McKimson (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Narrator, Jimmy Durante Stork, Stork, Dog Inventor, Goose, Duck, Kangaroo, Scotty Dog, Baby Alligator, Baby Factory Worker, Mother Gorilla, Tweety 12-15 1256 Mar. 16, 1946 Yes June 14, 1952
469 Hare Remover MM Frank Tashlin (uncredited) Richard Bickenbach,
Cal Dalton,
Art Davis,
I. Ellis,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Rover, Bear 10-14 Mar. 23, 1946 No
  • Last Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.
  • One of two Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.
470 Daffy Doodles LT Robert McKimson Richard Bickenbach,
Cal Dalton,
Don Williams
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Judge, Jerry Colonna Jury 13-15 1407[3]:287 1307 Apr. 6, 1946
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Porky Pig and Daffy Duck Cartoon Festival Featuring "Tick Tock Tuckered"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Porky!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Daffy! and Porky!
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes volume 1, side 8: 1940s Zanies
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 8: 1940s Zanies
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition, volume 4 - Daffy Doodles
  • DVD - My Reputation
Yes October 11, 1952
  • First cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.
471 Hollywood Canine Canteen MM Robert McKimson Cal Dalton,
Don Williams,
Richard Bickenbach
Bing Crosby Dog, Colonna Dog, Costello Dog, Besser Dog, Servicedog, Sailor 11-14 Apr. 20, 1946 No
472 Hush My Mouse LT Charles M. Jones Basil Davidovich,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Sniffles 13-14 1258 May 4, 1946 Yes May 3, 1952
  • Final appearance of Sniffles (his only appearance in a Looney Tunes cartoon).
  • Also the last Looney Tunes cartoon to use the Porky Pig Drum ending sequence
  • Last cartoon to use the 1945-46 red rings and black background.
473 Hair-Raising Hare MM Charles M. Jones Basil Davidovich,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Bugs Bunny, Gossamer, Peter Lorre Scientist 1-15 May 25, 1946 No
  • First appearance of Gossamer
  • First cartoon to use the 1946-47 blue and red rings and red background.
  • First cartoon to have the MERRIE MELODIES in "That's all Folks" to have MERRIE appear before MELODIES.
474 Kitty Kornered LT Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
J.C. Melendez,
Manny Gould
Porky Pig, Sylvester 1-16 Jun. 8, 1946 No
  • First cartoon to co-star Porky and Sylvester
  • Only Sylvester cartoon directed by Bob Clampett
  • First color Looney Tunes cartoon to use the written "That's all Folks!", similar to the Merrie Melodies series.
  • The Merrie Melodies ending music is heard.
  • One of two cartoons that the WB shield does not zoom.
475 Hollywood Daffy MM Friz Freleng (uncredited) Virgil Ross,
Manuel Perez,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Ken Champin
Daffy Duck, Studio Guard, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Johnny Weissmuller, Bette Davis 2-15 Jun. 22, 1946 No
476 Acrobatty Bunny LT Robert McKimson Richard Bickenbach,
Cal Dalton,
Arthur Davis,
Don Williams (unc.),
Anatole Kirsanoff (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Nero the Lion 3-15 Jun. 29, 1946 No
  • First Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.
  • Last cartoon to begin with the 1945-1946 rendition of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down".
  • Uses a special variant of the ending music, which is actually a variation of the Looney Tunes ending music used for the Porky Pig drum endings, minus Porky's "Th-Th-Th-That's all, folks!" line.
477 The Eager Beaver MM Charles M. Jones Basil Davidovich,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Narrator (voiced by Frank Graham) 2-16 1475[3]:289 1354 Jul. 13, 1946 Yes November 28, 1953
478 The Great Piggy Bank Robbery LT Robert Clampett Rod Scribner,
C. Melendez,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig (cameo) M-4-15 Jul. 20, 1946 No
  • Final Porky Pig and Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon with the 1946-55 opening and closing versions of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down".
479 Bacall to Arms MM Robert Clampett (uncredited, planned),
Arthur Davis (uncredited, finished),
Friz Freleng (animation from She Was an Acrobat's Daughter, uncredited)
Rod Scribner,
Don Wiliams,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis
Bogey Gocart, Laurie Be-Cool, Mother in Law, Wolf, Fat Theater Patron, Henpecked Husband, Lion, Duckling, Rochester Soundalike, Newsreel Narrator 1017 Aug. 3, 1946 No
480 Of Thee I Sting LT I. Freleng Virgil Ross,
Manuel Perez,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Ken Champin
Mosquitoes 3-16 1488[3]:289 1260 Aug. 17, 1946 Yes January 12, 1952
481 Walky Talky Hawky MM Robert McKimson Richard Bickenbach,
Cal Dalton,
Don Williams,
Arthur Davis (unc.)
Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg 4-16 1490[3]:290 1353 Aug. 31, 1946 Yes November 17, 1953
  • First appearances of Foghorn Leghorn and the Barnyard Dawg[8]
  • First Henery Hawk cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.
  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
482 Racketeer Rabbit LT I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross
Bugs Bunny, Rocky, Hugo M-5-15 Sep. 14, 1946 No
  • First appearance of Rocky
483 Fair and Worm-er MM Charles M. Jones Basil Davidovich,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Worm, Crow, Cat, Dog, Dogcatcher, Dogcatcher's Wife, Mouse, Skunk, Narrator 5-16 [3]:290 1401 Sep. 28, 1946 Yes October 22, 1955
484 The Big Snooze LT Robert Clampett (uncredited) Rod Scribner,
J.C. Melendez,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Hollywood Wolf L-6-16 Oct. 5, 1946 No
  • Last cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
485 The Mouse-Merized Cat MM Robert McKimson Richard Bickenbach,
Cal Dalton,
Arthur Davis,
Don Williams
Babbit and Catstello (mice versions) 7-15 1496[3]:290 1404 Oct. 19, 1946 Yes November 26, 1955
486 Mouse Menace LT Arthur Davis Manny Gould,
Don Williams,
Cal Dalton,
Herman Cohen (unc.),
Basil Davidovich (unc.),
Emery Hawkins (unc.),
J.C. Melendez (unc.),
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Porky Pig 1028 VP 1499[3]:290 1358 Nov. 2, 1946 Yes August 14, 1954
487 Rhapsody Rabbit MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Virgil Ross,
Ken Champin
Bugs Bunny, Mouse 1040 Nov. 9, 1946 No
488 Roughly Squeaking LT Charles M. Jones Basil Davidovich,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Ben Washam
Claude Cat, Hubie and Bertie, Hector the Bulldog 7-16 1503[3]:290 1357 Nov. 23, 1946 Yes February 27, 1954

1947[edit]

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (VP) Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date Notes
489 One Meat Brawl MM Robert McKimson Cal Dalton,
Manny Gould,
Rod Scribner,
John Carey (unc.),
Arthur Davis (unc.),
Robert McKimson (unc.),
Don Williams (unc.)
Porky Pig, Barnyard Dawg (called Mandrake), Grover Groundhog 1015 1508[3]:290 1360 Jan. 18, 1947 Yes June 10, 1954
  • First Barnyard Dawg cartoon without Foghorn Leghorn. In his shorts with Porky Pig, he is called "George P. Dog".
490 The Goofy Gophers LT Bob Clampett (uncredited, planned)
Arthur Davis (uncredited, finished)
Manny Gould,
Don Williams,
Cal Dalton,<be />J.C. Melendez
Mac and Tosh (Goofy Gophers), Watchdog, Bugs Bunny (cameo) 1021 1514[3]:290 1375 Jan. 25, 1947 Yes July 23, 1955
  • First appearance of the Goofy Gophers
  • Planned by Bob Clampett and finished by Arthur Davis.
491 The Gay Anties MM I. Freleng Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez
Ants, Couple 8-15 1522[3]:290 1351 Feb. 15, 1947 Yes April 24, 1954
492 Scent-imental Over You LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Abe Levitow (unc.)
Pepé Le Pew, Narrator, Chihuahua 1016 1523[3]:290 1356 Mar. 8, 1947 Yes December 26, 1953
  • Pepé's name is changed from Henry to Stinky.
493 A Hare Grows in Manhattan MM I. Freleng Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin
Bugs Bunny, Spike, Dogs, Lola Beverly 1020 Mar. 22, 1947[2]:429 No
494 The Birth of a Notion LT Bob Clampett (planned, uncredited),
Robert McKimson (finished)
John Carey,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis,
Thomas McKimson
Daffy Duck, Leopold the Dog, Mad Scientist, Joe Besser Duck 1018 1530[3]:291 1352 Apr. 12, 1947 Yes November 7, 1953
495 Tweetie Pie MM Bob Clampett (planned)
I. Freleng (finished)
Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross
Sylvester, Tweety, Owner 1026 1534[3]:291 1374 May 3, 1947 Yes June 25, 1955
  • First pairing of Sylvester and Tweety.
  • First time that Tweety has feathers.
  • First Warner Bros. cartoon to win an Oscar.
  • First Tweety cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
  • In this cartoon, Sylvester is called "Thomas".
496 Rabbit Transit LT I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Virgil Ross,
Ken Champin,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle 1025 May 10, 1947 No
  • Final appearance of Cecil Turtle (his only Looney Tunes cartoon appearance), although turtles that look similar to him are featured in The Shell Shocked Egg (1948) and Devil May Hare (1954)
  • Final cartoon to use the 1946-47 blue and red rings and red background and the 1943-46 WB shield.
497 Hobo Bobo MM Robert McKimson Manny Gould<
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
Izzy Ellis,
Rod Scribner (unc.)
Bobo the Elephant, Mynah Bird, Narrator, New Yorkers, Baby 1022 1562[3]:291 1359 May 17, 1947 Yes April 3, 1954
  • First cartoon to use the 1947-48 red rings and blue background and the 1974-53 WB shield.
498 Along Came Daffy LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy
Daffy Duck, Two Starving Hermits 1019 1557[3]:291 1355 Jun. 4, 1947 Yes July 24, 1954
  • Followup to 1943's Wackiki Wabbit
499 Inki at the Circus MM Charles M. Jones Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Abe Levitow (unc.)
Inki, Mynah Bird, Two Dogs 1029 1563[3]:292 1376 Jun. 21, 1947 Yes October 16, 1954
500 Easter Yeggs LT Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Richard Bickenbach,
I. Ellis,
Fred Abranz (unc.),
Anatolle Kirsanoff (unc.)
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Easter Rabbit, Bratty Kid 1027 Jun. 28, 1947
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Starring Bugs Bunny!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs Bunny Classics: Special Collector's Edition
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 3, Side 2: Bugs Bunny
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 4: Daffy Doodles
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, disc 1: Bugs Bunny Classics
  • Blu-ray – Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 3, disc 1
No
  • First Elmer Fudd cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.
  • Beginning with this cartoon directed by him, Robert McKimson redesigned Bugs slightly in this cartoon short, giving him slanter eyes, a wider mouth and a shorter, slightly plump stature.
501 Crowing Pains LT Robert McKimson Manny Gould,
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
I. Ellis
Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dawg. Henery Hawk, Sylvester 1030 1371 Jul. 12, 1947 Yes April 23, 1955
  • First Sylvester cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.
  • Only pairing of Foghorn Leghorn and Sylvester in the original shorts era
502 A Pest in the House MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monror,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Basil Davidovich (unc.),
Abe Levitow (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1024 Aug. 2, 1947[2]:429 No
503 The Foxy Duckling MM Arthur Davis Manny Gould,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez
A. Fox, Duckling, Fish 1031 1558[3]:291 1366 Aug. 23, 1947 Yes November 6, 1954
  • Final cartoon to use the 1946-1948 blue and red ending rings.
504 House Hunting Mice LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Ken Harris
Hubie and Bertie 1049 1617[3]:293 1370 Sep. 6, 1947 Yes April 2, 1955
505 Little Orphan Airedale LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Charlie Dog , Porky Pig, Rags McMutt 1032 1561[3]:291 1411 Oct. 4, 1947 Yes August 4, 1956
  • First appearance of Charlie Dog.
  • The only Charlie Dog cartoon in the a.a.p. package.
506 Doggone Cats MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
Bill Melendez,
Herman Cohen,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Sylvester, Wellington, Orange Cat 1054 1616[3]:293 1401 Oct. 25, 1947 Yes September 10, 1955
  • Reissued as Dog Gone Cats.
  • First Sylvester cartoon directed by Arthur Davis.
  • Cinecolor
507 Slick Hare MM I. Freleng Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Sidney Greenstreet, Carmen Miranda, Ray Milland 1033 Nov. 1, 1947 No
508 Mexican Joyride LT Arthur Davis Don Williams,
Basil Davidovich,
J.C. Melendez,
Herman Cohen
Daffy Duck, Bull 1034 Nov. 29, 1947 No
509 Catch as Cats Can MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Herman Cohen,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Sylvester, Frankie Sinatra canary, Bing Crosby parrot 1038 Dec. 6, 1947 No
510 A Horse Fly Fleas LT Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Phil DeLara,
Manny Gould
John Carey,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
A. Flea 1060 1410 Dec. 13, 1947 Yes July 7, 1956
  • Cinecolor

1948[edit]

1948 marks the year that the Warner Bros. cartoons are split into three packages. The Associated Artists Productions package, also known as the pre-1948 package, which features all color cartoons released prior to Aug. 1948, plus the Harman-Ising Merrie Melodies shorts except one; the Sunset Productions package, which features all black-and-white Looney Tunes cartoons, plus the 1933-34 black-and-white Merrie Melodies, and "Lady, Play Your Mandolin!"; and the post-1948 package, which features all Warner Bros. cartoons from Aug. 1948 until the original studio's closure in 1969.

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (VP) Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date Notes
511 Gorilla My Dreams LT Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis,
John Carey
Bugs Bunny, Gruesome Gorilla, Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla, Tarzan, Gorillas 1036 Jan. 3, 1948 No
  • First appearance of Gruesome Gorilla
512 Two Gophers from Texas MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Mac and Tosh (Goofy Gophers), The Dog 1066 1403 Jan. 17, 1948 Yes March 31, 1956
  • Cinecolor
  • First cartoon where the Goofy Gophers have brown and tan fur, as opposed to grey and white fur as in their previous appearance.
513 A Feather in His Hare LT Charles M. Jones Lloyd Vaughan,
Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam
Bugs Bunny, Indian 1023 Feb. 7, 1948
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Starring Bugs Bunny!
  • Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs Bunny Classics: Special Collector's Edition
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes volume 3, side 10: Politically Incorrect
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Here Comes Bugs
No
  • Chuck Jones' first Bugs Bunny cartoon to feature the modern design of Bugs.
514 What Makes Daffy Duck? LT Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins,
Herman Cohen (unc.)
Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Fox 1069 Feb. 14, 1948 No
  • Cinecolor
  • The only Elmer Fudd short to be directed by Arthur Davis.
515 What's Brewin', Bruin? LT Charles M. Jones Lloyd Vaughan,
Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam
Three Bears 1035 1573[3]:292 1372 Feb. 28, 1948[2]:429[4]:182 Yes August 20, 1955
516 Daffy Duck Slept Here MM Robert McKimson Manny Gould,
Charles McKimson,
I. Ellis,
Jean Blanchard (character design)
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Hotel Clerks, Manager, Elevator Boy, Bellboy 1039 Mar. 6, 1948
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Daffy Duck Cartoon Festival Featuring “Ain’t That Ducky”
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Just Plain Daffy
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 4: Daffy Doodles
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, disc 3: Porky and the Pigs
  • DVD - Stars of Space Jam: Daffy Duck
  • DVD - Stars of Space Jam Collection Volume 1
  • Digital – Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck (paired with Drip-Along Daffy)
No
517 A Hick a Slick and a Chick MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins,
Herman Cohen (unc.)
Elmo the Mouse, Herman, Blackie, Daisy Lou 1073 Mar. 13, 1948 No
  • Cinecolor
518 Back Alley Oproar MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross
Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tabby Singer 1037 1377 Mar. 27, 1948
  • VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "An Itch in Time"
  • VHS - Cartoon Moviestars: Tweety and Sylvester
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 1, Side 6, Friz Freleng
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 6, Friz Freleng
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 9: A Looney Life
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, disc 4: Looney Tunes All-Stars: On Stage and Screen
  • DVD - Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection: Volume 2, Disc 2
  • Blu-ray – Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2, disc 1
  • iTunes - Elmer Fudd
  • DVD - Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces
Yes February 5, 1955
  • Color remake of Notes to You (1941)
  • First pairing of Elmer Fudd & Sylvester.
519 I Taw a Putty Tat MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Pete Burness (unc.)
Sylvester, Tweety, Hector the Bulldog 1072 1685[3]:295 1407 Apr. 2, 1948 Yes February 25, 1956
  • The American and European Turner "dubbed" prints cut all blackface scenes.
  • Cinecolor
  • Based on a similar plot to the 1943 black and white film Puss n' Booty
520 Rabbit Punch MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Ben Washam
Bugs Bunny, The Crusher, Ring Announcer 1043 Apr. 10, 1948 No
  • First appearance of Crusher
521 Hop, Look and Listen LT Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis
Hippety Hopper, Sylvester, Hector the Bulldog 1042 1373 Apr. 17, 1948 Yes June 4, 1955
  • First appearance of Hippety Hopper
  • The only Hippety Hopper cartoon in the a.a.p. package.
522 Nothing But the Tooth MM Arthur Davis J.C. Melendez,
Don Williams,
John Carey,
Basil Davidovich
Porky Pig, Native American, Horse, Pony Express Package Man, Old Prospecto 1041 May 1, 1948 No
523 Buccaneer Bunny LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Polly Parrot 1047 May 8, 1948 No
  • The Merrie Melodies rings are seen in the first opening title, but when Bugs pulls down the Looney Tunes title, the rings go back to normal. This also happens in Baseball Bugs.
524 Bone Sweet Bone MM Arthur Davis Don Williams,
Emery Hawkins
Basil Davidovich,
J.C. Melendez
Shep, Professor, Bulldog, Curator 1082 1404 May 22, 1948 Yes January 21, 1956
  • Cinecolor
525 Bugs Bunny Rides Again MM I. Freleng Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1050 Jun. 12, 1948
  • VHS, Laserdisc - Cartoon Moviestars: Bugs Bunny Classics: Special Collector's Edition
  • VHS - Bugs Bunny Collection: Bugs Bunny's Zaniest Toons
  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 1, Side 10: The Art of Bugs
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 10: The Art of Bugs
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition, Vol. 1: All-Stars
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, disc 1: Bugs Bunny Masterpieces
No
  • Followup to 1945's Hare Trigger.
  • First cartoon to use COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR instead of IN TECHNICOLOR, but shortly changed to Color By TECHNICOLOR starting with Haredevil Hare.
526 The Rattled Rooster LT Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Rooster, Worm, Rattlesnake 1048 1594[3]:292 1402 Jun. 26, 1948 Yes October 22, 1955
527 The Up-Standing Sitter LT Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Phil DeLara,
Manny Gould,
John Carey
Daffy Duck, Hector the Bulldog, I. Squeel 1087 Jul. 3, 1948 No
  • Cinecolor
  • Despite having been released in the 1947-1948 season, the cartoon uses 1948-1949 opening and closing sequences because the cartoon was originally released in Cinecolor.
  • Last cartoon in the a.a.p. package to be produced.
528 The Shell Shocked Egg MM Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Manny Gould,
I. Ellis,
John Carey
Clem, Mama Turtle, Tom, Dick, Harry 1045 1604[3]:293 1368 Jul. 10, 1948 Yes November 27, 1954
  • Last Merrie Melodies cartoon in the a.a.p. package.
529 Haredevil Hare LT Charles M. Jones Ben Washam,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, K-9 1052 Jul. 24, 1948 No
  • First appearance of Marvin the Martian
  • Last cartoon in the a.a.p. package, and the only one with Marvin.
530 You Were Never Duckier MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Lloyd Vaughan
Daffy Duck, Henery Hawk, Rooster, George K. Chickenhawk 1046 1369 Aug. 7, 1948
  • VHS - Warner Bros. Cartoon Cavalcade: Daffy Duck's Madcap Mania
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 12: Porky and Daffy
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 5, disc 1: Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
  • Digital - Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck (paired with The Stupor Salesman)
  • Streaming - Boomerang App
Yes February 26, 1955
  • First cartoon in the post-1948 package.
531 Dough Ray Me-ow MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Louie the Parrot, Heathcliff, Dog 1088 Aug. 14, 1948 No
  • Cinecolor
532 Hot Cross Bunny MM Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Phil DeLara,
Anatolle Kirsanoff (unc.),
Fred Abranz (unc.),
Izzy Ellis (unc.),
John Carey (unc.)
Bugs Bunny 1053 1629[3]:294 Aug. 21, 1948 Yes November 1959
  • Oldest released post-1948 cartoon to be reissued.
533 The Pest That Came to Dinner LT Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
John Carey
Porky Pig, Pierre the Termite, I.M.A. Sureshot 1051 1618[3]:293 1505 Sep. 11, 1948 Yes Between 1957 and 1958
  • Last cartoon to use the 1947-48 red rings with blue background.
534 Hare Splitter MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross
Bugs Bunny, Casbah Rabbit, Daisy Lou 1059 1641[3]:294 1501 Sep. 25, 1948
  • VHS, DVD - Stars of Space Jam: Bugs Bunny
  • DVD – Adventures Of Don Juan
  • DVD - Stars of Space Jam Collection Volume 1
Yes Between 1957 and 1958
  • First cartoon to use the 1948-49 green rings and red background.
535 Odor of the Day LT Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Pepé Le Pew, Wellington 1093 1730[3]:296 Oct. 2, 1948
  • VHS - The Looney Tunes Video Show, Volume 5
  • VHS - Warner Bros. Cartoons Golden Jubilee 24 Karat Collection: Pepe Le Pew's Skunk Tales
  • VHS - Looney Tunes Classic Collection (WHSmith Exclusive Video) (United Kingdom only)
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 14: Cartoon Superstars
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Super Stars' Pepe Le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best
No
  • Cinecolor
  • First Pepé Le Pew short to not be directed by Chuck Jones.
536 The Foghorn Leghorn MM Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Manny Gould,
Phil DeLara,
John Carey,
Pete Burness
Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg 1057 1405 Oct. 9, 1948 Yes December 24, 1955
537 A-Lad-In His Lamp LT Robert McKimson Charles McKimson,
Phil DeLara,
Manny Gould,
John Carey,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Bugs Bunny, Caliph Hassan Pheffer, Smokey the Genie 1065 Oct. 23, 1948
  • VHS - The Looney Tunes Video Show Volume 7 (UK)
  • VHS - Looney Tunes Special Bumper Collection Volume 1 (UK)
  • VHS - Warner Bros. Cartoon Cavalcade: Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales
  • Laserdisc - Wince Upon a Time: Foolhardy Fairy Tales and Looney Legends
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition - Volume 4: Daffy Doodles
No
538 Daffy Dilly MM Charles M. Jones Lloyd Vaughan,
Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Daffy Duck, J.P. Cubish, Reporter, Butler 1064 1731[3]:296 1413 Oct. 30, 1948 Yes August 18, 1956
539 Kit for Cat LT I. Freleng Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin
Elmer Fudd, Sylvester 1055 1409 Nov. 6, 1948 Yes April 21, 1956
540 The Stupor Salesman LT Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Daffy Duck, Slug McSlug 1058 Nov. 20, 1948 No
541 Riff Raffy Daffy LT Arthur Davis Don Williams,
Emery Hawkins,
Basil Davidovich,
J.C. Melendez
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1079 Nov. 27, 1948 No
  • Cinecolor
  • The only Arthur Davis cartoon to have Daffy and Porky together.
542 My Bunny Lies over the Sea MM Charles M. Jones Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Lloyd Vaughan
Bugs Bunny, Angus MacRory 1062 1667[3]:295 Dec. 4, 1948
  • Laserdisc - Bugs Bunny: Winner by a Hare: 14 of Bugs Bunny's Best
  • VHS - Authentic and Original Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Cartoons: Bugs Bunny's Hare-Brained Hits
  • VHS - From Hare to Eternity
  • VHS - Looney Tunes Presents: Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 2: Running Amuck
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, disc 1, starring Bugs Bunny
Yes Between 1958 and 1959
543 Scaredy Cat MM Charles M. Jones Lloyd Vaughan,
Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam
Porky Pig, Sylvester 1056 1412 Dec. 18, 1948
  • VHS - The Looney Tunes Video Show Volume 3
  • VHS - Porky Pig
  • Laserdisc - Looney Tunes After Dark: Ghoul, Ghost and Goblin Cartoon Classics
  • VHS - Looney Tunes Special Bumper Collection Volume 4
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 2 "Running Amuck"
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, disc 2, starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig
  • DVD - Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Volume 2, Disc 1, first cartoon in The Porky Pig Show episode 3
  • Blu-ray, DVD – Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1, disc 1
Yes June 2, 1956
  • First use of Sylvester's name
  • First appearance of Sylvester in a Chuck Jones cartoon
  • Latest-released short to have its credits cut upon reissue

1949[edit]

# Title Series Director Animator Characters Ident. # Ident. # (VP) Ident. # (BR) Release date Availability Blue ribbon reissue? Reissue release date Notes
544 Wise Quackers LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Pete Burness,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy
Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1063 1651[3]:294 Jan. 1, 1949 Yes Between 1958 and 1959
545 Hare Do MM I. Freleng Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1068 Jan. 15, 1949
  • Laserdisc - Bugs Bunny: Winner by a Hare: 14 of Bugs Bunny's Best
  • VHS - Carrotblanca
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 9: A Looney Life
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, disc 1: Bugs Bunny Classics
No
546 Holiday for Drumsticks MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Daffy Duck, Tom Turk, Ma, Pa, Hillbilly Neighbor 1096 Jan. 22, 1949 No
  • Cinecolor
547 Awful Orphan MM Charles M. Jones Lloyd Vaughan,
Ken Harris,
Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam
Charlie Dog, Porky Pig 1067 1657[3]:294 1516 Jan. 29, 1949 Yes Between 1957 and 1958
548 Porky Chops LT Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Porky Pig, Squirrel, Bear 1061 Feb. 12, 1949 No
549 Mississippi Hare LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Bugs Bunny, Colonel Shuffle, Southern Gentleman, Purser 1071 1684[3]:295 1508 Feb. 26, 1949 Yes Between 1957 and 1958
550 Paying the Piper LT Robert McKimson Phil DeLara,
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
Manny Gould
Porky Pig, The Supreme Cat, Mayor 1070 1675[3]:295 1451 Mar. 12, 1949 Yes October 20, 1956
551 Daffy Duck Hunt LT Robert McKimson Phil DeLara,
Charles,
McKimson,
John Carey,
Manny Gould
Barnyard Dawg, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1078 1695[3]:296 1458 Mar. 26, 1949 Yes November 17, 1956
552 Rebel Rabbit MM Robert McKimson Phil DeLara,
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
Manny Gould
Bugs Bunny, Postal Employee, Game Commissioner, Guard, Southern Senator 1074 1683[3]:295 1517 Apr. 9, 1949 Yes Between 1957 and 1958
553 Mouse Wreckers LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Claude Cat, Hubie and Bertie 1076 1690[3]:295 1452 Apr. 23, 1949 Yes March 9, 1957
  • Nominated for an Academy Award in 1949.
  • First cartoon to feature Claude as a yellow cat.
554 High Diving Hare LT I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Pete Burness
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam 1077 1691[3]:295 Apr. 30, 1949 Yes Between 1958 and 1959
555 The Bee-Deviled Bruin MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
The Three Bears 1084 1700[3]:296 May 14, 1949
  • N/A
Yes Between 1958 and 1959
556 Curtain Razor LT I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Pete Burness
Porky Pig 1081 May 21, 1949 No
  • Retitled Show Stopper on some television airings.
  • Edited into Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island in 1983.
  • Final cartoon to use the 1948-49 green rings and red background.
557 Bowery Bugs MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Bugs Bunny, Steve Brody 1085 1709[3]:296 Jun. 4, 1949 Yes Between 1958 and 1959
  • Only Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Arthur Davis.
  • First reappearance of the WB shield changing to Bugs' head.
  • First cartoon to use the 1949 orange rings and blue background. By late-1949, cartoons would use the 1949-50 green rings with green background.
558 Mouse Mazurka MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Pete Burness
Sylvester, Mouse, Narrator 1075 1710[3]:296 1460 Jun. 11, 1949
  • VHS - The Looney Tunes Video Show - Volume 10
  • Laserdisc - Longitude and Looneytude: Globetrotting Looney Tunes Favorites
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 5: Musical Masterpieces
  • DVD/Blu-ray – Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection Disc II, starring Hubie and Bertie (special feature, More Mice)
Yes September 15, 1956
  • First cartoon to be reissued in the Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies series with the original credits intact.
559 Long-Haired Hare LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Bugs Bunny, Giovanni Jones 1080 Jun. 25, 1949 No
560 Henhouse Henery LT Robert McKimson Phil DeLara,
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
Manny Gould
Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg 1090 1718[3]:296 1454 Jul. 2, 1949
  • Streaming - Boomerang App
Yes December 21, 1956
561 Knights Must Fall MM I. Freleng Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross,
Gerry Chiniquy
Bugs Bunny, Sir Pantsalot of Dropseat Manor 1086 1715[3]:296 Jul. 16, 1949 Yes Between 1959 and 1960
October 28, 1967
562 Bad Ol' Putty Tat MM I. Freleng Sylvester, Tweety Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross
1095 1761[3]:297 1462 Jul. 23, 1949 Yes June 29, 1957
563 The Grey Hounded Hare LT Robert McKimson John Carey,
Charles McKimson,
Phil DeLara,
Manny Gould
Bugs Bunny, Gnawbone - #7 Dog 1083 1717[3]:296 Aug. 6, 1949 Yes Between 1961 and 1962
564 Often an Orphan MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Charlie Dog, Porky Pig, Charlie Dog's Master 1098 1740[3]:297 Aug. 13, 1949 Yes Between 1959 and 1960
565 The Windblown Hare LT Robert McKimson Phil DeLara,
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
Manny Gould
Bugs Bunny, Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf, Proto-Granny 1094 Aug. 27, 1949
  • Laserdisc - Wince Upon A Time: Foolhardy Fairy Tales and Looney Legends
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Vol. 4: Daffy Doodles
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, disc 3: Porky and the Pigs
No
566 Dough for the Do-Do MM I. Freleng (uncredited) Gerry Chiniquy (unc.),
Manuel Perez (unc.),
Ken Champin (unc.),
Virgil Ross (unc.)
Porky Pig, Yoyo Dodo 1101 1766[3]:297 1453 Sep. 3, 1949
  • VHS - The Looney Tunes Video Show, Volume 6
  • VHS - Warner Bros. Cartoons Golden Jubilee 24 Karat Collection: Porky Pig's Screwball Comedies
  • Laserdisc - Longitude and Looneytude: Globetrotting Looney Tunes Favorites
  • VHS - Looney Tunes Presents: Taz's Jungle Jams
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, disc 2, starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig
Yes April 6, 1957
  • Color remake of Porky in Wackyland (1938)
  • Final Warner Bros. short to be produced in Cinecolor.
567 Fast and Furry-ous LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan,
Abe Levitow,
Al Pabian (assistant animation),
Paul Marron (animation checking),
Auril Thompson (ink and paint special effects),
Jan Cornell (ink and paint),
Peggy Drumm (ink and paint),
Shirley Thomas (ink and paint),
Wilma Guenot (ink and paint),
Pernella Butler (ink and paint),
Raynell Day (ink and paint),
Peggy Matz (ink and paint)
Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner 1091 1751[3]:297 1455 Sep. 17, 1949 Yes April 27, 1957
568 Each Dawn I Crow MM I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Manuel Perez,
Ken Champin,
Virgil Ross
Elmer Fudd, Mystery Voice, John Rooster 1092 1741[3]:297 1461 Sep. 24, 1949
  • VHS - The Looney Tunes Video Show - Volume 15 (UK)
  • VHS - Elmer Fudd (UK)
  • VHS - Authentic and Original Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Cartoons: Elmer Fudd's School of Hard Knocks
  • VHS - Looney Tunes Special Bumper Collection: Volume 3
  • DVD – Each Dawn I Die
  • iTunes/Amazon Video
Yes June 15, 1957
569 Frigid Hare MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Bugs Bunny, Playboy Penguin, Eskimo 1089 Oct. 8, 1949 No
570 Swallow the Leader LT Robert McKimson Phil DeLara,
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
Pete Burness
The Supreme Cat, Narrator 1100 1762[3]:297 1456 Oct. 15, 1949 Yes January 19, 1957
571 Bye, Bye Bluebeard MM Arthur Davis Basil Davidovich,
Don Williams,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Porky Pig, Mouse, Bluebeard 1093 1770[3]:298 Oct. 22, 1949 Yes Between 1961 and 1962
  • Last cartoon directed by Arthur Davis.
572 For Scent-imental Reasons LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Pepé Le Pew, Penelope Pussycat 1104 1774[3]:298 1457 Nov. 12, 1949 Yes February 2, 1957
573 Hippety Hopper MM Robert McKimson Phil DeLara,
Charles McKimson,
John Carey,
Pete Burness
Hippety Hopper, Sylvester, Bulldog, Mouse 1097 1773[3]:298 1463 Nov. 19, 1949 Yes August 24, 1957
  • First short Hippety Hopper is named.
574 Which Is Witch LT I. Freleng Gerry Chiniquy,
Virgil Ross,
Arthur Davis,
Ken Champin,
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Bugs Bunny, Witch Doctor I.C. Spots 1099 Dec. 3, 1949 N/A No
575 Bear Feat LT Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
The Three Bears, Narrator, Bugs Bunny (cameo) 1113 1776[3]:298 1459 Dec. 10, 1949 Yes May 18, 1957
576 Rabbit Hood MM Charles M. Jones Phil Monroe,
Ben Washam,
Ken Harris,
Lloyd Vaughan
Bugs Bunny, Sheriff of Nottingham, Little John, Robin Hood 1102 Dec. 24, 1949 Yes Between 1961 and 1962
577 A Ham in a Role LT Arthur Davis (planned, uncredited)
Robert McKimson (finished)
Charles McKimson,
Phil DeLara,
J.C. Melendez,
Emery Hawkins
Mac and Tosh (Goofy Gophers), The Dog, Director 1106 Dec. 31, 1949[2]:430[4]:204 Yes Between 1959 and 1960 Some sources list the release date as Dec. 31, 1949[9]:246

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References[edit]

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  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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