Bye, Bye Bluebeard
Directed By: Arthur Davis
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: October 21, 1949
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Sid Marcus
Animation: Basil Davidovich
Don Williams
J.C. Melendez
Emery Hawkins
Layouts: Don Smith
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Porky Pig
Preceded By: Swallow the Leader
Succeeded By: For Scent-imental Reasons

Bye, Bye Bluebeard is a 1949 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Arthur Davis. The short subject features Porky Pig.


Porky eats large amounts of food to the rhythm of an exercise radio broadcast. A mouse sneaks up and tricks Porky into biting his own finger as a joke. Porky drives the mouse off; but then he is suddenly startled by a radio announcement stating that killer Bluebeard is at large. Porky locks up his house against said criminal. The mouse then bullies Porky by disguising himself as Bluebeard and threatening Porky until he offers him some food. As Porky is busy getting the mouse a drink, he is alerted by a radio newsflash that gives Bluebeard's height as six feet eleven inches. Porky then measures the rodent as three inches. The mouse runs from Porky until Porky eventually pulls out the real Bluebeard by accident from under the table. The mouse then harasses Bluebeard as he is eating while Porky is strapped to a rocket; the mouse then harasses Bluebeard while he is trying to eat by saying he is his conscience. The harassment continues and ends with Bluebeard getting hit five times by the mouse with pies to the face in various ways. Meanwhile, Porky stops the fuse on the rocket and Bluebeard ties Porky to a chair while working on another way to kill him. The mouse watches as Porky is begging for his life while Bluebeard builds a guillotine. The mouse helps Porky by tricking Bluebeard into eating some bombs. Bluebeard desperately tries to get rid of them but fails and he is blown to pieces. Later, Porky and the mouse are happily eating, and the mouse is fat and happy.



Both Nickelodeon and The WB channel airings of this cartoon delete the short shot of Bluebeard putting Porky in the guillotine (which occurs after the part where the mouse flips a coin on whether or not he should rescue Porky), as well as the scene of Bluebeard (after eating mini-bombs disguised as popovers) rushing to the medicine cabinet and mixing the contents of every bottle in a cup to drink before the explosion happens. Both versions edit the latter scene to make it look like Bluebeard ate the bombs and exploded.[1]


  • This is one of the few cartoons originally released before 1950 to be reissued in the 1959-64 season. As with most cartoons re-released in this season, the original opening and ending titles are replaced with the reissue Color Rings, but the original credits remained.
  • This is one of the few cartoons that was re-released without a visible production code on the reissue opening target rings.
  • Due to a budget problem at Warner Bros., this was the last cartoon Davis directed in his own unit before it dissolved shortly after production finished. Most of his crew got laid off, moved to other units in the studio, or voluntarily moved to other studios. Davis would work in Freleng's unit as an animator until the closing of the original Termite Terrace studio. (In Freleng's unit, he directed one more short, "Quackodile Tears", after Freleng left) After the closing, Davis briefly moved to Walter Lantz Studios and Hanna-Barbera Studios, before joining Freleng in DePatie-Freleng Enterprises.[citation needed|date=]


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1955 Jumpin' JupiterDime to Retire
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