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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 1929 pilot film which was used to sell the Looney Tunes series to Leon Schlesinger and Warner Bros.. A total of 271 shorts were released during the 1930s.

1929 – 1 titleEdit

Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid, a 1929 live-action short film produced to sell a series of Bosko cartoons, was never released to theaters, and therefore not seen by a wide audience until 71 years later on Cartoon Network's television special Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons, although in an edited form. The film was produced in May 1929, directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. In the film, a cartoonist (portrayed in live action by Rudolph 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 full cartoon is present on disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 as a special feature.

1930 – 5 titlesEdit

All cartoons are Looney Tunes starring Bosko and are all directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. None of the primary characters of Looney Tunes would appear until 1935, and would appear in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons until 1968.

Title Co-star Release date Availability Notes
Sinkin' in the Bathtub Honey 1930-04-19
  • First officially released Warner Bros. cartoon.
  • First publicly released Bosko cartoon; first appearance of Honey
  • First cartoon with the song "Singin' in the Bathtub"
Congo Jazz 1930-09-XX
  • Animation credit changes to "Drawn by" throughout the Harman-Ising era. Also, on this cartoon only, musical director Marsales is credited ahead of the animators. Smith (1906-1980) lasted ten years as a WB animator, later becoming animator and director for the Walter Lantz studio. He is the father of actor/director Charles Martin Smith. This cartoon contains a trombone solo that includes a sound which was later the origin of the classic WB sound effect "Trombone Gobble."
Hold Anything Honey 1930-10-XX
  • Co-starring Honey
The Booze Hangs High 1930-11-XX
Box Car Blues 1930-12-XX

1931 – 17 titlesEdit

All cartoons are Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies starring Bosko, Foxy, Piggy, and other characters and are all directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. 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.

Title Series Characters Release date Availability Notes
Big Man from the North LT Bosko, Honey 1931-01-XX
  • DVD - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends
Ain't Nature Grand! LT Bosko 1931-03-XX
Ups 'n Downs LT Bosko, 1931-03-XX
Dumb Patrol LT Bosko, Honey 1931-05-XX
  • Not to be confused with another Looney Tune of the same name, released in 1964, starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
Yodeling Yokels LT Bosko, Honey 1931-06-XX
Bosko's Holiday LT Bosko, Honey 1931-07-XX
The Tree's Knees LT Bosko 1931-07-XX
  • Last cartoon with the A HUGH HARMAN-RUDOLF ISING MUSICAL CARTOON line at the opening and end titles.
  • First Cartoon with re-used animation
Lady, Play Your Mandolin! MM Animals (cartoon character) Foxy, Roxy 1931-08-XX
  • First Merrie Melodies Cartoon
  • First cartoon with the A HUGH HARMAN-RUDOLF ISING CARTOON PRODUCTION line at the opening and end titles.
  • First cartoon with a separate "Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. And the Vitaphone Corp. Present" opening titles.
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! MM Foxy, Radio, Roxy 1931-09-05
Bosko Shipwrecked LT Bosko 1931-09-19
  • First cartoon with the A HUGH HARMAN-RUDOLF ISING PRODUCTION line at the opening and end titles.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon with the separate "Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. And the Vitaphone Corp. Present" opening titles.
One More Time MM Foxy, Mugs, Roxy 1931-10-03
  • Last cartoon with the A HUGH HARMAN-RUDOLF ISING CARTOON PRODUCTION line at the opening and end titles.
Bosko the Doughboy LT Bosko 1931-10-17
You Don't Know What You're Doin' MM Fluffy, Piggy, The Car 1931-10-31
Bosko's Soda Fountain LT Bosko, 1931-11-14
Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land MM Banjo Player, Fluffy, Pluto 1931-11-28
Bosko's Fox Hunt LT Bosko, Bruno 1931-12-12
Red-Headed Baby MM Pluto, Red-Headed Baby, Toymaker 1931-12-26

1932 – 26 titlesEdit

All cartoons are directed by Hugh Harman or Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales.

Title Series Characters Release date Availability Notes
Bosko at the Zoo LT Bosko, Honey 1932-01-09
Pagan Moon MM 1932-01-31
  • First One-Shot Cartoon
Battling Bosko LT Bosko, Honey 1932-02-06
Freddy the Freshman MM Freddy the Freshman 1932-02-20
Big-Hearted Bosko LT Baby, Bosko, Bruno 1932-03-05
Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee MM 1932-03-19
Bosko's Party LT Bosko, Honey, Kitten, Wilbur 1932-04-02
Goopy Geer MM Goopy Geer 1932-04-16
  • First appearance of Goopy Geer.
Bosko and Bruno LT Bosko, Bruno 1932-04-30
It's Got Me Again! MM 1932-05-14
Bosko and Honey LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 1932-05-28
  • Never released theatrically. Later reworked into "Bosko's Dizzy Date". Sometimes argued that Bosko and Honey was only Working title.
Moonlight for Two MM Goopy Geer, 1932-06-11
Bosko's Dog Race LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, 1932-06-25
The Queen Was in the Parlor MM Goopy Geer 1932-07-09
Bosko at the Beach LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 1932-07-23
I Love a Parade MM 1932-08-06
Bosko's Store LT Bosko, Honey, Mouse, Wilbur 1932-08-13
Bosko the Lumberjack LT Bosko, Honey, Donald 1932-09-03
You're too Careless With Your Kisses! MM 1932-09-10
Ride Him, Bosko! LT Bosko, First Cartoonist, Honey, Second Cartoonist 1932-09-17
  • Earliest-released WB cartoon still under copyright.Template:Citation needed
  • First time to have Live-Action/Animated Cartoons
I Wish I Had Wings MM 1932-10-15
Bosko the Drawback LT Bosko, Honey, 1932-10-22
A Great Big Bunch of You MM 1932-11-12
Bosko's Dizzy Date LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 1932-11-19
Three's a Crowd MM Donald 1932-12-10
Bosko's Woodland Daze LT Bosko, Bruno 1932-12-17

1933 – 23 titlesEdit

All, cartoons up until "Buddy's Day Out", are scored by Frank Marsales.

Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability Notes
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives MM Rudolf Ising 1933-01-07
  • Available on Netflix on "Holiday Favorites Vol. 2".
Bosko in Dutch LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 1933-01-14
  • First cartoon directed by Friz Freleng
One Step Ahead of My Shadow MM Rudolf Ising 1933-02-04
  • DVD - Forbidden Hollywood Volume 3, Disc 3 (unrestored)
Bosko in Person LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey, Ted Lewis 1933-02-11
Young and Healthy MM Rudolf Ising 1933-03-04
Bosko the Speed King LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Honey 1933-03-11
The Organ Grinder MM Rudolf Ising 1933-04-08
Bosko's Knight-Mare LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 1933-04-29
Wake Up the Gypsy in Me MM Rudolf Ising 1933-05-13
Bosko the Sheep-Herder LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 1933-06-03
I Like Mountain Music MM Rudolf Ising 1933-06-10
Beau Bosko LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey 1933-07-01
Shuffle Off to Buffalo MM Rudolf Ising and Friz Freleng Little Boy, Old Man, Singing Babies 1933-07-08
Bosko's Mechanical Man LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 1933-07-29
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon MM Rudolf Ising 1933-08-05
Bosko the Musketeer LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 1933-08-12
Bosko's Picture Show LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Bruno, Honey 1933-08-26
  • Final appearance of Bosko in a WB Cartoon
  • Final publicly released Bosko cartoon; final appearance of Honey
We're in the Money MM Rudolf Ising 1933-08-26
  • Final cartoon produced by Harman-Ising
  • Final cartoon scored by Frank Marsales
  • Final cartoon with the A HUGH HARMAN-RUDOLF ISING PRODUCTION line on the titles
Buddy's Day Out LT Tom Palmer Buddy, Cookie 1933-09-09
  • Two cartoons directed by Tom Palmer
  • First cartoon to be produced by Leon Schlesinger
  • First appearance of Buddy
  • First cartoon scored by Bernard Brown and Norman Spence
  • First cartoon with the Produced by LEON SCHLESINGER line on the titles
I've Got to Sing a Torch Song MM Tom Palmer 1933-09-30
  • Two cartoons directed by Tom Palmer
Buddy's Beer Garden LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 1933-11-18
  • First cartoon directed by Earl Duvall
Buddy's Show Boat LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 1933-12-09
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence MM Earl Duvall 1933-12-16

1934 – 25 titlesEdit

This year marks the beginning of production of color Merrie Melodies. For this year, most would still be in black and white up until "Rhythm in the Bow". Also, Starting with Honeymoon Hotel, The "I Think You're Ducky" Theme was shortened for somewhat reason.

Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability Notes
Buddy the Gob LT Friz Freleng Buddy 1934-01-13
  • First cartoon entirely directed by Friz Freleng
Pettin' in the Park MM Bernard Brown 1934-01-27
  • First cartoon directed by Bernard Brown
Honeymoon Hotel MM Earl Duvall 1934-02-17
  • Cinecolor (first WB cartoon in color)
Buddy and Towser LT Friz Freleng Buddy 1934-02-24
Buddy's Garage LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 1934-04-14
Beauty and the Beast MM Friz Freleng Girl, Jester, Sandman, Toy Soldier 1934-04-14
  • Cinecolor
Those Were Wonderful Days MM Bernard Brown 1934-04-26
Buddy's Trolley Troubles LT Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 1934-05-05
Goin' to Heaven on a Mule MM Friz Freleng 1934-05-19
Buddy of the Apes LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie, Tribal Chief 1934-05-26
  • First cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway
How Do I Know It's Sunday MM Friz Freleng Various 1934-06-09
Buddy's Bearcats LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 1934-06-23
  • First cartoon directed by Jack King
Why Do I Dream Those Dreams MM Friz Freleng 1934-06-30
Buddy's Circus LT Jack King Buddy 1934-12-08
The Miller's Daughter MM Friz Freleng 1934-10-06
Buddy the Detective LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, The Mad Musician 1934-10-13
The Girl at the Ironing Board MM Friz Freleng 1934-09-01
Viva Buddy LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, Pancho 1934-09-29
Shake Your Powder Puff MM Friz Freleng 1934-09-22
Buddy the Woodsman LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 1934-10-27
Rhythm in the Bow MM Ben Hardaway 1934-10-20
  • Final Merrie Melodie in black & white
  • Final cartoon release copyrighted to Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. until 1960
  • Final cartoon to open up with "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. And the Vitaphone Corp. Present"
  • Final cartoon with "So Long, Folks!" ending.
Those Beautiful Dames MM Friz Freleng 1934-11-03
  • DVD - Dames (unrestored)
  • 2-strip Technicolor (first WB cartoon in Technicolor)
  • First cartoon release copyrighted to Warner Bros. Productions Corp.
  • First cartoon to open up with "Warner Bros. Productions Corp. And the Vitaphone Corp. Present"
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon with "That's all Folks!" ending.
Buddy's Adventures LT Ben Hardaway Bearded Old Man, Buddy, Cookie, Policeman 1934-11-10
Pop Goes Your Heart MM Friz Freleng 1934-12-01
  • 2-strip Technicolor
Buddy the Dentist LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 1934-12-15

1935 – 23 titlesEdit

All Merrie Melodies are in 2-strip Technicolor (except where noted).

Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability Notes
Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name MM Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 1935-01-19
  • First and only Buddy cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series
  • First Looney Tunes character in the Merrie Melodies cartoon series
The Country Boy MM Friz Freleng 1935-02-02
Buddy's Theatre LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 1935-02-09
I Haven't Got a Hat MM Friz Freleng Beans, Ex, Ham, Little Kitty, Miss Cud, Porky Pig 1935-03-02
  • First appearances of Beans and Porky Pig.
  • First Porky Pig cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series.
  • 2 cartoons that Beans The Cat appeared in the Merrie Melodies series.
  • First Golden Age cartoon to feature well-known Looney Tunes characters
Buddy's Pony Express LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie, Dog Buying Whiskey, Villain 1935-03-09
Buddy of the Legion LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 1935-04-06
Along Flirtation Walk MM Friz Freleng 1935-04-06
My Green Fedora MM Friz Freleng 1935-04-27
Buddy's Lost World LT Jack King Buddy 1935-05-18
Into Your Dance MM Friz Freleng Singing Dog 1935-06-08
Buddy's Bug Hunt LT Jack King Buddy, Butterfly, Spider 1935-06-22
Buddy in Africa LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 1935-07-06
The Country Mouse MM Friz Freleng Beans (cameo), Porky Pig (cameo) 1935-07-13
  • Template:Blue ribbon
  • Oldest cartoon to be reissued.
  • reissued as Country Mouse.
  • 2 cartoons that Beans The Cat appeared in the Merrie Melodies series.
  • Cameo by Beans and Porky at the Beginning
Buddy Steps Out LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 1935-07-20
  • Final appearance of Cookie in a WB cartoon
The Merry Old Soul MM Friz Freleng Babies, Lambs, Mary, Woman in the Shoe 1935-08-17
Buddy the Gee Man LT Jack King Buddy, MachineGun Mike, Prisoners, Warden 1935-08-24
  • DVD - G Men (unrestored)
  • Final appearance of Buddy in a WB cartoon.
The Lady in Red MM Friz Freleng 1935-09-07
A Cartoonist's Nightmare LT Jack King Beans, Demon Beast, Villains 1935-09-14
  • First Beans The Cat cartoon in the Looney Tunes series.
Hollywood Capers LT Jack King Beans, Little Kitty 1935-10-12
Little Dutch Plate MM Friz Freleng Vinegar Bottle 1935-10-19
Gold Diggers of '49 LT Tex Avery Beans, Little Kitty, Porky Pig 1935-11-02
  • First short directed by Tex Avery
  • First use of Beans the Cat's Name
  • First Porky Pig cartoon in the Looney Tunes series
Billboard Frolics MM Friz Freleng Dave Rub-Em-Off, Eddie Camphor, Worm 1935-11-16
  • First use of "Merrily We Roll Along". in a WB cartoon
  • "Merrily We Roll Along" sung by Eddie and Rubie.
Flowers for Madame MM Friz Freleng 1935-12-14

1936 – 32 titlesEdit

All Merrie Melodies are in 3-strip Technicolor, except where noted.
This year, the Merrie Melodies series adopts "Merrily We Roll Along" as its theme (the first cartoon to use this theme is 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).

Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability Notes
Plane Dippy LT Tex Avery Porky, Beans, Little Kitty 1936-01-04
  • First use of the name Porky Pig
I Wanna Play House MM Friz Freleng 1936-01-11
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon with the opening rings
  • First cartoon in 3-hue color
Alpine Antics LT Jack King Beans, Kitty 1936-01-25
The Cat Came Back MM Friz Freleng 1936-02-08
The Phantom Ship LT Jack King Beans, Ham and Ex 1936-02-24
  • First Cartoon release copyrighted to the Vitaphone Corp
  • First Cartoon to open up "Vitaphone Presents"
Boom Boom LT Jack King Beans, Porky 1936-02-29
The Fire Alarm LT Jack King Ham and Ex, Beans 1936-03-09
I'm a Big Shot Now MM Friz Freleng 1936-04-11
  • Template:Blue ribbon
  • Final cartoon scored by Bernard Brown
  • First cartoon release copyrighted to the Vitaphone Corp.
The Blow Out LT Tex Avery Porky 1936-04-24
  • First solo Porky Pig Cartoon.
Westward Whoa LT Jack King Beans, Ham & Ex, Kitty, Porky 1936-04-25
  • Final appearances of Beans, Ham & Ex and Little Kitty
  • Public domain
Let It Be Me MM Friz Freleng 1936-05-09
Fish Tales LT Jack King Porky 1936-05-23
I'd Love to Take Orders From You MM Tex Avery 1936-05-25
Bingo Crosbyana MM Friz Freleng 1936-05-30
Page Miss Glory MM Tex Avery (uncredited) 1936-06-09
Shanghaied Shipmates LT Jack King Porky 1936-06-20
When I Yoo Hoo MM Friz Freleng 1936-06-27
Porky's Pet LT Jack King Porky 1936-07-11
I Love to Singa MM Tex Avery 1936-07-18
Porky the Rain-Maker LT Tex Avery Porky 1936-08-01
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time MM Friz Freleng 1936-08-08
Porky's Poultry Plant LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1936-08-22
  • First score by Carl Stalling.
  • First cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin
  • dramatic camera angles and filmic techniques typically seen in live-action movies, something Tashlin specialised in.
At Your Service Madame MM Friz Freleng Piggy 1936-08-29
  • Final score by Norman Spencer.
  • First appearance of Piggy in a Technicolor
Porky's Moving Day LT Jack King Porky 1936-09-12
  • Last LT cartoon directed by Jack King.
Toy Town Hall MM Friz Freleng 1936-09-19
Boulevardier from the Bronx MM Friz Freleng 1936-10-10
  • First Cartoon to have a "Merrily We Roll Along" on the rings.
  • Porky Pig makes a cameo in a blue coat pushing the station to the train.
  • Only the merrie melodies in the rings that desinged.
Little Beau Porky LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1936-10-14
The Coo-Coo Nut Grove MM Friz Freleng 1936-11-28
The Village Smithy LT Tex Avery Porky 1936-12-05
Porky in the North Woods LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1936-12-19
Milk and Money LT Tex Avery Porky 1936-12-28
Don't Look Now MM Tex Avery 1936-12-30

1937 – 36 titlesEdit

Starting this year, all Merrie Melodies are in 3-strip Technicolor and the Merrie Melodies "target" title sequences change colors, with a different color (or color blend) each year. the first new ring colors are a yellow-orange blend, which is first seen on The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos. Also beginning this year, the Looney Tunes series adopts "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" as its theme (beginning with Rover's Rival).

Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability Notes
He Was Her Man MM Friz Freleng 1937-01-02
Porky the Wrestler LT Tex Avery Porky 1937-01-09
Pigs Is Pigs MM Friz Freleng Piggy 1937-01-09
Porky's Road Race LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1937-02-07
  • Hand colored version (early 70's) had 1968 opening and closing themes.
  • Stepin Fetchit gag cut from hand tinted prints; restored to colorized version.
Picador Porky LT Tex Avery Porky 1937-02-27
Fella with the Fiddle, The MM Friz Freleng 1937-03-27
  • Template:Blue ribbon
  • Harris is perhaps the most renowned of all the Warner's animators for the fluidity and humor inherent in his work.
Porky's Romance LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky 1937-04-03
  • First appearance of Petunia Pig
  • First cartoon for Porky to have love interest
  • Final cartoon to have Porky voiced by Joe Dougherty
She Was an Acrobat's Daughter MM Friz Freleng 1937-04-10
Porky's Duck Hunt LT Tex Avery Daffy Duck, Porky 1937-04-17 The Essential Daffy Duck
  • First appearance of Daffy Duck
  • First pairing of Daffy and Porky
  • First cartoon with Porky being voiced by Mel Blanc
  • First WB cartoon with "slapstick comedy" genres
Porky and Gabby LT Ub Iwerks Gabby, Porky 1937-05-15
  • First appearance of Gabby Goat
  • 2 cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks
I Only Have Eyes For You MM Tex Avery 1937-05-18
  • DVD - Dames (unrestored)
Clean Pastures MM Friz Freleng 1937-05-22
  • Part of the Censored Eleven
Porky's Building LT Frank Tashlin Porky, Proto-bugs 1937-06-19
  • First appearance of Proto-Bugs
Uncle Tom's Bungalow MM Tex Avery 1937-07-12
  • Part of the Censored Eleven
Streamlined Greta Green MM Friz Freleng 1937-06-19
Sweet Sioux MM Friz Freleng 1937-06-26
Porky's Super Service LT Ub Iwerks Porky 1937-07-03
  • 2 cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks
Egghead Rides Again MM Tex Avery Egghead 1937-07-17
  • First appearance of Egghead
  • First Merrie Melodies Cartoon to begin with the classic steel guitar glissando sound effect.
Porky's Badtime Story LT Bob Clampett Gabby, Porky 1937-07-24
  • First cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Color remake: "Tick Tock Tuckered"
  • Computer colorized in 1992
Plenty of Money and You MM Friz Freleng 1937-07-31
Ain't We Got Fun MM Tex Avery 1937-08-02
Porky's Railroad LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1937-08-07
  • "Vitaphone Presents," the production number and the copyright notice do not fade in on Cartoon Network.
Get Rich Quick Porky LT Bob Clampett Gabby, Porky 1937-08-28
  • Second film directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Final appearance of Gabby Goat
Speaking of the Weather MM Frank Tashlin 1937-09-04
Porky's Garden LT Tex Avery Porky 1937-09-11
  • Final cartoon with the "Porky Signature" opening theme
  • Final Looney Tune with "That's All, Folks!" ending until 1946.
Dog Daze MM Friz Freleng 1937-09-18
I Wanna Be a Sailor MM Tex Avery 1937-09-25
Rover's Rival LT Bob Clampett Porky 1937-10-09
  • First cartoon with "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" opening theme
  • First cartoon to feature "Porky drum ending"
  • Third film directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Clampett's third animation of Chuck Jones (yet again).
Lyin' Mouse, The MM Friz Freleng 1937-10-16
Case of the Stuttering Pig, The LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky 1937-10-30
Porky's Double Trouble LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky 1937-11-13
  • One of only three Cartoons with a one-time different "Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" opening theme.
Sunbonnet Blue, A MM Tex Avery 1937-12-01
Porky's Hero Agency LT Bob Clampett Porky 1937-12-04
  • Fourth film directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Only score by Stalling credited as "Carl W. Stallings".
  • One of only three Cartoons with a one-time different "Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" opening theme.
Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos, The MM Frank Tashlin 1937-12-04
  • First time the ring colors are a yellow-orange blend.
September in the Rain MM Friz Freleng 1937-12-18
Little Red Walking Hood MM Tex Avery Egghead 1937-12-23

1938 – 40 titlesEdit

The Merrie Melodies rings change colors yet again, changing to a yellow-green color blend that was first used in The Night Watchman.
Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability Notes
Daffy Duck and Egghead MM Tex Avery Daffy, Egghead 1938-01-01
  • Template:Blue ribbon
  • Original titles restored on DVD
  • First and only cartoon to co-star Daffy and Egghead
  • First Daffy Duck cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series
  • First "official" Looney Tunes character in the Merrie Melodies cartoon series
  • First use of Daffy Duck's Name
  • Daffy's first 3-strip Technicolor appearance
  • "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" sung by Daffy
  • Only cartoon Daffy has a blue band around his neck.
  • Only 3 cartoons with the 1941-1955 ending theme on DVD
Porky's Poppa LT Bob Clampett Porky 1938-01-15
  • First time the fictional company "Acme" is mentioned in a WB cartoon.
  • Only 3 Cartoons with a One-Time Different Merry-Go-Round Broke Down Opening Theme.
My Little Buckeroo MM Friz Freleng 1938-01-29
Porky at the Crocadero LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1938-02-05
Jungle Jitters MM Friz Freleng 1938-02-19
  • DVD - Casper the Ghost and Friends (MM open title removed; low-pitch; unrestored)
  • Part of the Censored Eleven
What Price Porky LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 1938-02-26
Sneezing Weasel, The MM Tex Avery 1938-03-12
Porky's Phoney Express LT Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Porky 1938-03-19
Star Is Hatched, A MM Friz Freleng 1938-04-02
  • It was Friz Freleng's last cartoon before going to MGM to work for the Captain and the Kids cartoons for a short period of time.
Porky's Five and Ten LT Bob Clampett Porky 1938-04-16
Penguin Parade, The MM Tex Avery 1938-04-23
Porky's Hare Hunt LT Ben Hardaway Porky, Proto-Bugs 1938-04-30
  • First major appearance of Proto-Bugs
  • Sequel to 1937's Porky's Duck Hunt
Now That Summer is Gone MM Frank Tashlin 1938-05-14
Injun Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky 1938-05-21
  • Not to be confused with a Final Warner Bros. Cartoon of the same name, released in 1969, starring Cool Cat.
Isle of Pingo-Pongo, The MM Tex Avery Egghead 1938-05-28
Porky the Fireman LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1938-06-04
  • The 1939 "Porky Drum" ending replaced the 1937 "Porky Drum" ending on the Computer Colorized Version.
Katnip Kollege MM Cal Dalton, Cal Howard 1938-06-11
Have You Got Any Castles? MM Frank Tashlin 1938-06-25
Porky's Party LT Bob Clampett Porky 1938-06-25
Love and Curses MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 1938-07-09
  • First cartoon with RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC. line at the end titles.
Porky's Spring Planting LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1938-07-16
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon with RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC. line at the end titles.
  • Followup to 1937's Porky's Garden
Cinderella Meets Fella MM Tex Avery Elmer Fudd 1938-07-23
Porky & Daffy LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 1938-08-06
  • Only Cartoon with a different version of the Looney Tunes end theme, as it was more energetic than the other times the Porky drum ending was featured. The computer-colorized version replaced that version with the 1938-1941 Looney Tunes end theme.
Major Lied 'Til Dawn, The MM Frank Tashlin 1938-08-13
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon that doesn't have the "That's All Folks!" or the rings at the ending.
A-Lad-In Bagdad MM Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Egghead 1938-08-27
Wholly Smoke LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1938-08-27
Cracked Ice MM Frank Tashlin 1938-09-10
Feud There Was, A MM Tex Avery Egghead 1938-09-24
  • First use of the name Elmer Fudd
Porky in Wackyland LT Bob Clampett Porky 1938-09-24
  • Color Remake: "Dough for the Do-Do"
  • Features a cameo voice of Petunia Pig (but did not appear on-screen).
  • This was the first short to feature a new version of The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.
Little Pancho Vanilla MM Frank Tashlin 1938-10-08
Porky's Naughty Nephew LT Bob Clampett Porky 1938-10-15
Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas MM Tex Avery Egghead 1938-10-22
Porky in Egypt LT Bob Clampett Porky 1938-11-05
You're an Education MM Frank Tashlin 1938-11-05
Night Watchman, The MM Chuck Jones 1938-11-19
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  • Original titles restored on DVD
  • First cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
  • First Time The ring colors are a yellow-green blend.
Daffy Doc, The LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 1938-11-26
Daffy Duck in Hollywood MM Tex Avery Daffy 1938-12-03 In Poland the original opening music theme from 1937-38 season was replaced by opening music theme from 1940-41 season.
  • First solo Daffy Duck Cartoon.
Count Me Out MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Egghead 1938-12-17
Porky the Gob LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky 1938-12-17
Mice Will Play, The MM Tex Avery 1938-12-31

1939 – 44 titlesEdit

Starting with "Porky and Teabiscuit", "Warner Bros. Present" with a yellow banner on "Warner Bros." was opened up, though The "Warner Bros." is in an Arial Bold Font.
Starting with "Naughty But Mice," "Warner Bros. Present" was opened up again, and The "Warner Bros." is in a Times New Roman Font.
Starting with "Detouring America", "Warner Bros. Present" was opened up once again, but without a yellow banner on "Warner Bros."

Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability Notes
Lone Stranger and Porky, The LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-01-07
Dog Gone Modern MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppy 1939-01-14
Hamateur Night MM Tex Avery Egghead 1939-01-28
It's an Ill Wind LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky, Dizzy Duck 1939-01-28
Robin Hood Makes Good MM Chuck Jones 1939-02-11
Porky's Tire Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-02-18
Gold Rush Daze MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 1939-02-25
Day at the Zoo MM Tex Avery Egghead 1939-03-11
Porky's Movie Mystery LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-03-11
Prest-O Change-O MM Chuck Jones Proto-Bugs, Two Curious Puppy 1939-03-25
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  • Only Cartoon to co-star Two Curious Puppy and Proto-Bugs
  • First Proto-Bugs cartoon to be directed by Chuck Jones
Chicken Jitters LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-04-01
  • Final Looney Tunes cartoon to open up with "Vitaphone Presents"
Bars and Stripes Forever MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 1939-04-08
Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur MM Chuck Jones Daffy 1939-04-22
  • Final cartoon to open up with "Vitaphone Presents"
  • First Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Chuck Jones
Porky and Teabiscuit LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky 1939-04-22
  • First cartoon to open up with "Warner Bros. Present" with a yellow banner on "Warner Bros."
  • Hand-Traced Color Version. Computer Colorized Version 1992.
Thugs with Dirty Mugs MM Tex Avery 1939-05-06
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  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon to open up with "Warner Bros. Present" with a yellow banner on "Warner Bros."
Kristopher Kolumbus, Jr. LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-05-13
Naughty But Mice MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 1939-05-20
  • First appearance of Sniffles
Hobo Gadget Band MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 1939-05-27
Polar Pals LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-06-03
Scalp Trouble LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 1939-06-24
Believe It or Else MM Tex Avery Egghead 1939-06-25
Old Glory MM Chuck Jones Porky 1939-07-01
  • Template:Blue ribbon
  • Porky's first 3-strip Technicolor appearance
  • Only WB cartoon to have an educational genre
  • Porky's second appearance in color since
  • First appearance of Porky Pig in his child form
Dangerous Dan McFoo MM Tex Avery 1939-07-15
Porky's Picnic LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky 1939-07-15
Snowman's Land MM Chuck Jones 1939-07-29
Wise Quacks LT Bob Clampett Daffy, Porky 1939-08-05
  • Final Looney Tunes Cartoon With a yellow banner on "Warner Bros."
Hare-um Scare-um MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Egghead, Proto-Bugs, Porky (cameo) 1939-08-12
  • Final Cartoon With a yellow banner on "Warner Bros."
  • Final appearance of Egghead
  • Only Cartoon to co-star Egghead and Proto-Bugs
  • There was a lost ending which was removed before its theatrical release until the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2 came along.
Detouring America MM Tex Avery 1939-08-26
  • First Cartoon Without a yellow banner on "Warner Bros."
Porky's Hotel LT Bob Clampett Porky,Dizzy Duck 1939-08-26
  • First Looney Tunes Cartoon Without a yellow banner on "Warner Bros."
Little Brother Rat MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 1939-09-02
Sioux Me MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 1939-09-09
Jeepers Creepers LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-09-23
  • First Looney Tunes Cartoon to use the 1939-1946 version of the "Porky drum ending"
Land of the Midnight Fun MM Tex Avery 1939-09-23
Little Lion Hunter MM Chuck Jones Inki 1939-10-07
Naughty Neighbors LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky, Daffy (cameo) 1939-10-07
  • Final appearance of Petunia Pig
  • Final cartoon for Porky to have love interest
  • Final Looney Tunes cartoon to use the 1937 version of the "Porky drum ending".
  • Only pairing of Petunia and Daffy
Good Egg, The MM Chuck Jones 1939-10-21
Fresh Fish MM Tex Avery 1939-11-04
Pied Piper Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-11-04
Fagin's Freshman MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 1939-11-18
Porky the Giant Killer LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky 1939-11-18
Sniffles and the Bookworm MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 1939-12-02
Screwball Football MM Tex Avery 1939-12-16
Film Fan, The LT Bob Clampett Porky 1939-12-16
Curious Puppy, The MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppy 1939-12-30

Further readingEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit

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