I Wanna Play House
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: January 11, 1936
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Cal Dalton
Sandy Walker
Rod Scribner (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Berneice Hansell
Music: Bernard Brown
Norman Spencer (uncredited)
Starring: Brown Bear Cub
Black Bear Cub
Papa Bear
Preceded By: The Fire Alarm
Succeeded By: The Phantom Ship
I Wanna Play House EU dubbed version by bodek610

I Wanna Play House EU dubbed version by bodek610

I Wanna Play House is a 1936 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.


Two bear cubs, one brown and one black, sneak away from Papa Bear to enjoy a game of hide-and-seek. The black cub goes into a Gypsy trailer and gets drunk on cider. The little bears' harmless hijinks soon turn into danger on the runaway wagon. In the end, the brown bear and black bear land next to the father. The Papa Bear spanks the brown bear again, but then he throws a rock at the black bear, as the cartoon end.


Status of original titles

The original ending is lost forever due to the 1995 dubbed version release on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 5, LaserDisc. On television, this print is shown, meaning, other prints are out of circulation. Warner Bros has yet to release any DVD as Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons are not profitable to be released. It is unknown if the AAP print exists through CN Latin America.

However the original ending closing was found from a 16mm print on eBay in 2017.

Other Notes

  • This cartoon is notable as the first with bullseye titles which would mainly be used in the Merrie Melodies cartoons until 1964. This cartoon is also notable for being the very first appearance of the Concectric Circles opening that was soon afterward forever associated with Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies
  • This is the first WB cartoon in 3-hue Technicolor.
  • This is the final Merrie Melodies to have WARNER BROS. PRODUCTIONS CORPORATION and Present with a small WB shield and VITAPHONE under WARNER BROS. Cartoons after this would have the zooming shield with VITAPHONE Presents appearing after the WB shield zooms in.
  • The EU dubbed version has blue borders around the opening titles. The USA dubbed version has no borders and this print was the same one on the LaserDisc. The dubbed card is also sped up to keep with music for the USA dubbed version.