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Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies

This is a list of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies which were given Blue Ribbon reissues by Warner Bros. between 1943 and 1969.

Background

Film Daily Schlesinger article 4-1943

The Blue Ribbon program was initiated in late 1943 as a way to cut costs for producing cartoons during World War II, and later as a way to compete against the growing popularity of television. Depending on which year the cartoon was reissued, the reissues had a given season's opening rings, followed by a title card which showed a blue ribbon (hence the program's title) and a Grand Shorts Award trophy.

Description of the titles

For the first few seconds of this part, the Merrie Melodies logo was shown on top, with the legends "A WARNER BROS. CARTOON" (or in the earlier years, "Produced by LEON SCHLESINGER") and either "IN TECHNICOLOR" (1943–48), "Color by TECHNICOLOR" (1948–54), "COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR"/"PRINT BY TECHNICOLOR (both 1954-57, the "PRINT.." variation was used if the cartoon was originally made/released in Cinecolor), or "TECHNICOLOR" (1957–64) being shown on the bottom. Afterwards, the title of the cartoon appeared. There was one exception to this (see "Anomalies" below).

In the 1943-44 and half of the 1944-45 season, the original closing was kept. Some of these closings are lost due to 1995 "dubbed versions".

In the second half of the 1944-45 season all the way to the 1948-49 season, all closings were replaced as all these cartoons were originally produced by Leon Schlesinger. Some of these blue ribbon closings from the 1944-46 season are lost due to 1995 "dubbed versions". The cartoon kept its original closing music, if before Plenty of Money and You, kept it's closing cue.

Starting with 1949-50, cartoons from Eddie Selzer started to be re-released and the MERRIE MELODIES kept their original closing rings while the Looney Tunes were replaced with the BR closing. Starting in 1954-55 season, 4 Looney Tunes kept their original closings. Starting in 1955-56, Merrie Melodies in Cinecolor had their closings replaced.

Beginning with the 1956-57 season, the part where the cartoon's title being showed on the aforementioned background was eliminated. Instead, the original technical credits were shown (though the rings (sometimes the closing if it was select shorts from 1959-64) - but not the original opening and closing music - were still replaced). The original closing was always kept from 1956-1960, despite being MM or LT.

A Feud There Was was the first cartoon to be reissued in 1943 of September. These cartoons from 1943-45 had the WB Shield come out first (really big), then the words WARNER BROS. and Present come out after on the bottom. Then it would go to the blue ribbon with the trophy with produced by LEON SCHLESINGER, IN TECHNICOLOR then the title and the screen darkens. If the cartoon was reissued and credits Schlesinger's name, the original closing is kept. 1938 closing rings are used on dubbed versions of these cartoons that bear Schlesinger's name. Some of these old reissues have been reissued twice and have replaced these old titles with the latest reissue.

When I Yoo Hoo is the first cartoon to be reissued and have A WARNER BROS. CARTOON. The screen still darkened and had the really big WB shield on opening but said WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC. at the top and cut original closing titles as well as to hide any mentions of Schlesinger. This cartoon was released in 1936 so at the end the original music still played on the closing rings it had the 1947-48 dubbed version rings. Merrily We Roll Along wasn't used in this cartoon yet in the original credits.

Cartoons reissued that were originally released from 1937-1940 kept the original closing music, but rings and titles were replaced. Cartoons reissued that were originally released from September 1944-1951 in the Merrie Melodies category kept their original closings as they were produced by Eddie Selzer and reissued during his career. (Example: Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears was released in 1944 of September(the first cartoon produced by Selzer). It started with the 1951-52 opening rings(evident one red ring a red background and blue rings) but closed with the original 1944 rings(evident from the red background blue rings) as the closing said Produced By Warner Bros. Cartoons at the end.) Only the 1955-56 season (mostly the LT or cinecolor releases, the MM kept their closing rings) replaced original closings. Then the 1959-64 season as well (certain ones).

Cartoons in the Looney Tunes category originally released in 1942-1948 had all credits cut. There were 4 exceptions to the rule(dubbed versions had original closings replaced).

From the 1949-1950 through 1957-1958 release seasons, the Blue Ribbon reissues were assigned new production numbers which appeared below the WB shield on the main title. During the time of the cartoon studio's shutdown, the 1953-1954 (#'s 1351-1363) and 1954-1955 (#'s 1364-1377) reissue production number groups ran back to back.

Only color cartoons were eligible to be reissued in this program. Cinecolor cartoons counted in 1947-49 cartoons were produced in Cinecolor to save money. Cartoons in Cinecolor had different rings than Technicolor. Cinecolor rings in the 1947-48 season were red background with yellow-greenish rings.(Technicolor did not use these rings until after You Were Never Duckier. Hot Cross Bunny had original rings replaced.) Cartoons in 1948-49 season had blue background with yellow-orangish rings. (This is the same as the Technicolor rings.)

ALL MERRIE MELODIES from 1936-41, reissued in Leon Schlesinger's career, ALL MERRIE MELODIES from 1944-51, reissued from 1949-59, except Cinecolor (with the exception of Dough for the Do-Do, and ALL LOONEY TUNES from 1948-1951, reissued in the 1956-59 season, kept their original closings.

Some cartoons reissued in the 1959-64 season kept their original closings like French Rarebit and Putty Tat Trouble. But every cartoon reissued from late-1956 to late-1959 had their original closings kept, regardless of the series.

Anomalies

The 1940 cartoon The Mighty Hunters was the one exception to the original rule. The 1952-53 opening rings and "Blue Ribbon" title card were shown as normal, but then proceeded to the original technical credits. This was the only cartoon which ended up in the a.a.p. package (released prior to August 1, 1948) to be reissued under the 1956-57 (and later) rules.

On the other hand, only five cartoons which WB would keep for their own TV packages (released August 1, 1948 or later) were reissued under the original 1943 rules (the technical credits are removed). These were: Daffy Dilly, The Foghorn Leghorn, Kit for Cat, Scaredy Cat, and You Were Never Duckier. The latter cartoon was reissued in the 1954-55 season, while the others were reissued during the 1955-56 season.

The Foghorn Leghorn, Scaredy Cat, and You Were Never Duckier kept their original closing titles for the reissue.

Kit for Cat was the only Looney Tunes while the rest are Merrie Melodies. Also, Daffy Dilly is the only one of those five to not have its original technical credits restored. (The original titles have been found but are under possession by a museum in Maryland.)

The other 4 have their original credits restored (Kit for Cat has only the opening restored but faded with the Blue Ribbon closing rings, for unknown reasons). Kit for Cat is the only Friz Freleng cartoon in this category and The Foghorn Leghorn is the only Robert McKimson in this category. The other 3 are directed by Chuck Jones.

Recreated titles

For unknown reasons, two pre-1948 shorts (both 1995 "dubbed" versions) contain recreated titles under the supervision of media mogul Ted Turner. These shorts are:

Reissued cartoons

Title  Original release date  Original series  Reissue season  Reissue release date 
The Country Mouse 1935-07-13 MM 1952–53 1953-03-14
The Merry Old Soul 1935-08-17 MM 1951–52 1952-08-02
The Lady in Red 1935-09-07 MM 1951–52 1951-10-13
Little Dutch Plate 1935-10-19 MM 1952–53 1953-04-11
Flowers for Madame 1935-11-30 MM 1950–51 1951-02-03
The Cat Came Back 1936-02-08 MM 1943–44, 1953–54 1944-07-15, 1954-06-05
I'm a Big Shot Now 1936-04-11 MM 1944–45 1945-08-04
Let It Be Me 1936-05-09 MM 1944–45 1944-09-16
When I Yoo Hoo 1936-06-27 MM 1944–45 1945-02-24
I Love to Singa 1936-07-18 MM 1944–45 1944-11-18
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time 1936-08-08 MM 1944–45 1944-10-28
Don't Look Now 1936-11-07 MM 1947–48 1948-04-10
He Was Her Man 1937-01-02 MM 1948–49 1949-04-02
Pigs Is Pigs 1937-01-30 MM 1946–47 1947-02-22
I Only Have Eyes For You 1937-05-18 MM 1944–45 1945-03-17
The Fella with the Fiddle 1937-03-27 MM 1944–45 1945-01-20
Ain't We Got Fun 1937-05-01 MM 1944–45 1945-04-21
Sweet Sioux 1937-07-03 MM 1943–44 1944-04-08
Plenty of Money and You 1937-07-31 MM 1944–45 1944-12-09
A Sunbonnet Blue 1937-08-21 MM 1945–46 1945-11-17
Speaking of the Weather 1937-09-04 MM 1944–45 1945-07-21
I Wanna Be a Sailor 1937-09-25 MM 1948–49 1949-04-30
The Lyin' Mouse 1937-10-16 MM 1945–46 1945-12-22
Little Red Walking Hood 1937-11-06 MM 1945–46 1946-08-17
September in the Rain 1937-12-18 MM 1944–45 1944-09-30
Daffy Duck & Egghead 1938-01-01 MM 1945–46 1946-04-20
My Little Buckaroo 1938-01-29 MM 1943–44 1943-11-06
The Sneezing Weasel 1938-03-12 MM 1946–47 1947-07-26
Now That Summer Is Gone 1938-05-14 MM 1946–47 1947-11-22
Katnip Kollege 1938-06-11 MM 1945–46 1946-05-04
Have You Got Any Castles? 1938-06-25 MM 1946–47 1947-02-01
The Isle of Pingo Pongo 1938-05-28 MM 1943–44 1944-08-19
A Feud There Was 1938-09-24 MM 1943–44, 1952–53 1943-09-11, 1952-09-13
Little Pancho Vanilla 1938-10-08 MM 1947–48 1948-03-20
Johnny Smith & The Poker-Huntas 1938-10-22 MM 1945–46 1946-06-22
You're an Education 1938-11-05 MM 1946–47 1946-10-26
The Night Watchman 1938-11-19 MM 1945–46 1946-05-18
The Mice Will Play 1938-12-31 MM 1948–49 1949-08-06
Dog Gone Modern 1939-01-14 MM 1946–47 1947-06-14
Robin Hood Makes Good 1939-02-11 MM 1945–46 1946-07-06
A Day at the Zoo 1939-03-11 MM 1952–53 1952-11-08
Prest-O Change-O 1939-03-25 MM 1948–49 1949-02-05
Thugs with Dirty Mugs 1939-05-06 MM 1943–44 1944-06-03
Hobo Gadget Band 1939-05-27 MM 1947–48 1948-02-14
Old Glory 1939-07-01 MM 1944–45, 1953–54 1945-08-25, 1953-09-12
Dangerous Dan McFoo 1939-07-15 MM 1947–48 1948-01-31
Little Brother Rat 1939-09-02 MM 1945–46 1946-06-08
Sioux Me 1939-09-09 MM 1950–51 1951-07-21
The Little Lion Hunter 1939-10-07 MM 1945–46 1946-03-23
The Good Egg 1939-10-21 MM 1946–47 1946-01-05
Fresh Fish 1939-11-04 MM 1945–46 1946-04-06
Fagin's Freshman 1939-11-18 MM 1950–51 1950-09-16
Sniffles and the Bookworm 1939-12-02 MM 1951–52 1951-11-10
The Curious Puppy 1939-12-30 MM 1947–48 1948-04-24
The Early Worm Gets the Bird 1940-01-13 MM 1943–44, 1952–53 1943-10-02, 1952-11-29
The Mighty Hunters 1940-01-27 MM 1952–53 1953-06-13
Busy Bakers 1940-02-10 MM 1944–45 1945-10-20
Cross Country Detours 1940-03-16 MM 1943–44 1944-01-15
The Bear's Tale 1940-04-13 MM 1943–44 1944-03-11
Sniffles Takes a Trip 1940-05-11 MM 1952–53 1953-08-01
Tom Thumb in Trouble 1940-06-08 MM 1949–50 1949-09-24
Circus Today 1940-06-22 MM 1947–48 1948-05-22
Little Blabbermouse 1940-07-06 MM 1947–48 1948-06-12
The Egg Collector 1940-07-20 MM 1948–49 1949-07-16
A Wild Hare 1940-07-27 MM 1943–44 1944-06-17
Stage Fright 1940-09-28 MM 1950–51 1951-06-23
Wacky Wildlife 1940-11-09 MM 1952–53 1953-08-29
Bedtime for Sniffles 1940-11-23 MM 1948–49 1949-01-01
Of Fox and Hounds 1940-12-07 MM 1943–44, 1953–54 1944-05-13, 1954-02-06
The Fighting 69 ½th 1941-01-18 MM 1943–44, 1952–53 1943-12-04, 1953-07-11
Sniffles Bells the Cat 1941-02-01 MM 1946–47 1947-09-20
The Cat's Tale 1941-03-01 MM 1946–47 1947-03-29
Goofy Groceries 1941-03-29 MM 1946–47 1947-04-19
Toy Trouble 1941-04-12 MM 1949–50 1949-12-31
The Trial of Mister Wolf 1941-04-26 MM 1945–46, 1954–55 1946-02-09, 1954-12-25
Farm Frolics 1941-05-10 MM 1949–50 1949-10-15
Hollywood Steps Out 1941-05-24 MM 1947–48 1948-10-02
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt 1941-06-07 MM 1943–44 1944-02-12
The Wacky Worm 1941-06-21 MM 1946–47 1946-10-12
Inki and the Lion 1941-07-19 MM 1949–50 1950-05-20
Snowtime for Comedy 1941-08-30 MM 1951–52 1952-04-12
The Brave Little Bat 1941-09-27 MM 1951–52 1952-03-15
The Bug Parade 1941-10-11 MM 1951–52 1952-07-12
The Cagey Canary 1941-11-22 MM 1946–47 1947-10-11
Rhapsody in Rivets 1941-12-06 MM 1946–47, 1954–55 1947-08-16, 1954-09-11
Hop, Skip, and a Chump 1942-01-03 MM 1948–49 1949-03-05
Horton Hatches the Egg 1942-04-11 MM 1948–49 1949-06-18
Double Chaser 1942-06-27 MM 1949–50 1950-03-25
The Squawkin' Hawk 1942-08-08 MM 1947–48 1948-07-10
Fox Pop 1942-09-05 MM 1946–47 1946-09-28
The Hep Cat 1942-10-03 LT 1949–50 1949-11-12
The Sheepish Wolf 1942-10-17 MM 1949–50 1950-03-04
A Tale of Two Kitties 1942-11-21 MM 1947–48 1948-07-31
My Favorite Duck 1942-12-05 LT 1949–50 1950-01-28
Pigs in a Polka 1943-02-06 MM 1947–48 1948-08-14
The Fifth-Column Mouse 1943-03-06 MM 1949–50 1950-04-22
Flop Goes the Weasel 1943-03-20 MM 1948–49 1949-05-21
The Unbearable Bear 1943-04-17 MM 1950–51 1950-12-09
Greetings Bait 1943-05-15 MM 1947–48 1948-08-28
The Aristo-cat 1943-06-19 MM 1950–51 1950-11-11
Hiss and Make Up 1943-09-11 MM 1947–48 1948-09-18
Fin 'N Catty 1943-10-23 MM 1948–49 1948-12-11
Inki and the Minah Bird 1943-11-13 MM 1948–49 1949-08-20
An Itch in Time 1943-12-04 MM 1948–49 1948-10-30
Tick Tock Tuckered 1944-04-08 LT 1949–50 1950-06-03
Swooner Crooner 1944-05-06 LT 1948–49 1949-02-12
Duck Soup to Nuts 1944-05-27 LT 1950–51 1951-01-06
Slightly Daffy 1944-06-17 MM 1950–51 1950-10-14
From Hand to Mouse 1944-08-05 LT 1951–52 1952-02-09
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears 1944-09-02 MM 1951–52 1951-12-01
Lost and Foundling 1944-09-30 MM 1949–50 1950-08-26
Booby Hatched 1944-10-14 LT 1949–50 1950-07-01
The Stupid Cupid 1944-11-25 LT 1950–51 1951-09-01
Odor-able Kitty 1945-01-06 LT 1950–51 1951-04-21
Trap Happy Porky 1945-02-24 LT 1949–50 1950-08-05
Life with Feathers 1945-02-24 MM 1950–51 1951-03-03
Ain't That Ducky 1945-05-19 LT 1952–53 1953-05-02
Tale of Two Mice 1945-06-30 LT 1952–53 1953-01-10
Fresh Airedale 1945-08-25 MM 1951–52 1952-08-30
The Bashful Buzzard 1945-09-15 LT 1952–53 1953-02-07
Peck Up Your Troubles 1945-10-20 MM 1950–51 1951-03-24
Book Revue 1946-01-05 LT 1950–51 1951-05-19
Holiday for Shoestrings 1946-02-23 MM 1951–52 1951-09-15
Baby Bottleneck 1946-03-16 LT 1951–52 1952-06-14
Daffy Doodles 1946-04-06 LT 1952–53 1952-10-11
Hush My Mouse 1946-05-04 LT 1951–52 1952-05-03
The Eager Beaver 1946-07-13 MM 1953–54 1953-11-28
Of Thee I Sting 1946-08-17 LT 1951–52 1952-01-12
Walky Talky Hawky 1946-08-31 MM 1953–54 1953-10-17
Fair and Worm-er 1946-09-28 MM 1955–56 1955-10-22
The Mouse-Merized Cat 1946-10-19 MM 1955–56 1955-11-26
Mouse Menace 1946-11-02 LT 1953–54 1954-08-14
Roughly Squeaking 1946-11-23 LT 1953–54 1954-02-27
One Meat Brawl 1947-01-18 MM 1953–54 1954-07-10
The Goofy Gophers 1947-01-25 LT 1954–55 1955-07-23
The Gay Anties 1947-02-15 MM 1953–54 1954-04-24
Scent-imental Over You 1947-03-08 LT 1953–54 1953-12-26
Birth of a Notion 1947-04-12 LT 1953–54 1953-11-07
Tweetie Pie 1947-05-03 MM 1954–55 1955-06-25
Hobo Bobo 1947-05-17 MM 1953–54 1954-04-03
Along Came Daffy 1947-06-14 LT 1953–54 1954-07-24
Inki at the Circus 1947-06-21 MM 1954–55 1954-10-16
Crowing Pains 1947-07-12 LT 1954–55 1955-04-23
The Foxy Duckling 1947-08-23 MM 1954–55 1954-11-06
House Hunting Mice 1947-09-06 LT 1954–55 1955-04-02
Little Orphan Airedale 1947-10-04 LT 1955–56 1956-08-04
Doggone Cats 1947-10-25 MM 1955–56 1955-09-10
A Horsefly Fleas 1947-12-13 LT 1955–56 1956-07-07
Two Gophers from Texas 1948-01-17 MM 1955–56 1956-03-31
What's Brewin' Bruin? 1948-02-26 LT 1954–55 1955-08-20
Back Alley Oproar 1948-03-27 MM 1954–55 1955-02-05
I Taw a Putty Tat 1948-04-02 MM 1955–56 1956-02-25
Hop, Look and Listen 1948-04-17 LT 1954–55 1955-06-04
Bone Sweet Bone 1948-05-22 MM 1955–56 1956-01-21
The Rattled Rooster 1948-06-26 LT 1955–56 1955-10-22
The Shell Shocked Egg 1948-07-10 MM 1954–55 1954-11-27
You Were Never Duckier 1948-08-07 MM 1954–55 1955-02-26
Hot Cross Bunny 1948-08-21 MM 1959–64
The Pest That Came to Dinner 1948-09-11 LT 1957–58
Hare Splitter 1948-09-25 MM 1957–58
The Foghorn Leghorn 1948-10-09 MM 1955–56 1955-12-24
Daffy Dilly 1948-10-30 MM 1955–56 1956-08-18
Kit For Cat 1948-11-06 LT 1955–56 1956-04-21
My Bunny Lies Over The Sea 1948-12-04 MM 1958–59
Scaredy Cat 1948-12-18 MM 1955–56 1956-06-02
Wise Quackers 1949-01-01 LT 1958–59
Awful Orphan 1949-01-29 MM 1957–58
Mississippi Hare 1949-02-26 LT 1957–58
Paying the Piper 1949-03-12 LT 1956–57 1956-10-20
Daffy Duck Hunt 1949-03-26 LT 1956–57 1956-11-17
Rebel Rabbit 1949-04-09 MM 1957–58
Mouse Wreckers 1949-04-23 LT 1956–57 1957-03-09
High Diving Hare 1949-04-30 LT 1958–59
The Bee-Deviled Bruin 1949-05-14 MM 1957–58
Bowery Bugs 1949-06-04 MM 1958–59
Mouse Mazurka 1949-06-11 MM 1956–57 1956-09-15
Hen House Henery 1949-07-02 LT 1956–57 1956-12-01
Knights Must Fall 1949-07-16 MM 1967–68 1967-10-28
Bad Ol' Putty Tat 1949-07-23 MM 1956–57 1957-06-29
The Grey Hounded Hare 1949-08-06 LT 1959–64
Often an Orphan 1949-08-13 LT 1959–64
Dough for the Do-Do 1949-09-03 MM 1956–57 1957-04-06
Fast and Furry-ous 1949-09-17 LT 1956–57 1957-04-27
Each Dawn I Crow 1949-09-24 MM 1956–57 1957-06-15
Swallow the Leader 1949-10-15 LT 1956–57 1957-01-19
Bye, Bye Bluebeard 1949-10-22 MM 1959–64
For Scent-imental Reasons 1949-11-12 LT 1956–57 1957-02-02
Hippety Hopper 1949-11-19 MM 1956–57 1957-08-24
Bear Feat 1949-12-10 LT 1956–57 1957-05-18
Rabbit Hood 1949-12-24 MM 1959–64
A Ham in a Role 1949-12-31 LT 1959–64
Home Tweet Home 1950-01-14 MM 1957–58
Hurdy-Gurdy Hare 1950-01-21 MM 1959–64
Boobs in the Woods 1950-01-28 LT 1958–59
Mutiny On The Bunny 1950-02-11 LT 1967–68 1968-01-20
The Lion's Busy 1950-02-18 LT 1959–64
The Scarlet Pumpernickel 1950-03-04 LT 1957–58
Homeless Hare 1950-03-11 MM 1959–64
Strife with Father 1950-04-01 MM 1959–64
The Hypo-Chondri-Cat 1950-04-15 MM 1957–58
The Leghorn Blows at Midnight 1950-05-06 LT 1957–58
His Bitter Half 1950-05-20 MM 1957–58
An Egg Scramble 1950-05-27 MM 1958–59
All a Bir-r-r-rd! 1950-06-24 LT 1957–58
8 Ball Bunny 1950-07-08 LT 1959–64
It's Hummer Time 1950-07-22 LT 1957–58
Golden Yeggs 1950-08-05 MM 1958–59
Dog Gone South 1950-08-26 MM 1958–59
The Ducksters 1950-09-02 LT 1959–64
A Fractured Leghorn 1950-09-16 MM 1957–58
Canary Row 1950-10-07 MM 1958–59
Stooge for a Mouse 1950-10-21 MM 1957–58
Pop 'Im Pop! 1950-10-28 LT 1957–58
Caveman Inki 1950-11-25 LT 1957–58
Dog Collared 1950-12-02 MM 1958–59
Rabbit of Seville 1950-12-16 LT 1969 1969-01-18
Two's a Crowd 1950-12-30 LT 1958–59
A Fox in a Fix 1951-01-20 MM 1958–59
Canned Feud 1951-02-03 LT 1958–59
Putty Tat Trouble 1951-02-24 LT 1959–64
Bunny Hugged 1951-03-10 MM 1959–64
Scent-Imental Romeo 1951-03-24 MM 1958–59
A Bone for a Bone 1951-04-07 LT 1959–64
A Hound for Trouble 1951-04-28 LT 1959–64
Early To Bet 1951-05-12 MM 1958-59
Rabbit Fire 1951-05-19 LT 1959–64
Room and Bird 1951-06-02 MM 1959–64
Chow Hound 1951-06-16 LT 1959–64
French Rarebit 1951-06-30 MM 1959–64
The Wearing of the Grin 1951-07-14 MM 1959–64
Leghorn Swoggled 1951-07-28 MM 1959–64
His Hare Raising Tale 1951-08-11 LT 1959–64
Cheese Chasers 1951-08-25 MM 1959–64
Lovelorn Leghorn 1951-09-08 LT 1959–64
Tweety's S.O.S. 1951-09-22 MM 1959–64
Ballot Box Bunny 1951-10-06 MM 1959–64
A Bear for Punishment 1951-10-20 MM 1959–64
Sleepy Time Possum 1951-11-03 MM 1959–64
Drip-Along Daffy 1951-11-17 MM 1959–64
Big Top Bunny 1951-12-01 MM 1959–64
Tweet Tweet Tweety 1951-12-15 LT 1959–64
The Prize Pest 1951-12-22 LT 1959–64
Who's Kitten Who? 1952-01-05 LT 1959–64
Feed the Kitty 1952-02-02 MM 1959–64
Gift Wrapped 1952-02-16 LT 1959–64
Thumb Fun 1952-03-01 LT 1959–64
14 Carrot Rabbit 1952-03-15 LT 1959–64
Little Beau Pepe 1952-03-29 MM 1959–64
Kiddin' the Kitten 1952-04-05 MM 1959–64
Sock-A-Doodle-Do 1952-05-10 LT 1959–64
Beep, Beep 1952-05-24 MM 1959–64
Ain't She Tweet 1952-06-21 LT 1959–64
Cracked Quack 1952-07-05 MM 1959–64
Hoppy-Go-Lucky 1952-08-09 MM 1967–68 1968-03-16
A Bird in a Guilty Cage 1952-08-30 LT 1959–64
Fool Coverage 1952-12-13 LT 1959–64
Don't Give Up The Sheep 1953-01-03 LT 1969 1969-03-22
Forward March Hare 1953-02-14 LT 1969 1969-05-24
Upswept Hare 1953-03-14 MM 1959–64
A Peck o' Trouble 1953-03-28 LT 1959–64
Fowl Weather 1953-04-04 MM 1959–64
Muscle Tussle 1953-04-18 MM 1959–64
Southern Fried Rabbit 1953-05-02 LT 1969 1969-07-12
Cat-Tails for Two 1953-08-29 MM 1959–64
Easy Peckins 1953-10-17 LT 1959–64
Of Rice and Hen 1953-11-14 LT 1969-02-15
Dog Pounded 1954-01-02 LT 1959–64
No Barking 1954-02-27 MM 1959–64
Design for Leaving 1954-03-27 LT 1959–64
Satan's Waitin' 1954-08-07 LT 1959–64
Gone Batty 1954-09-04 LT 1959–64
From A to Z-Z-Z 1954-10-16 LT 1959–64
Quack Shot 1954-10-30 MM 1969 1969-07-19
Pests for Guests 1955-01-29 MM 1959–64
Lighthouse Mouse 1955-03-12 MM 1967–68 1967-12-16
Weasel Stop 1956-02-11 MM 1959–64
The High and the Flighty 1956-02-18 MM 1959–64
Raw! Raw! Rooster! 1956-08-25 LT 1959–64
Yankee Dood It 1956-10-13 MM 1959–64
Fox Terror 1957-05-11 MM 1959–64
Tabasco Road 1957-07-20 MM 1959–64
Birds Anonymous 1957-08-10 MM 1959–64
Greedy For Tweety 1957-09-28 LT 1959–64
Gonzales' Tamales 1957-11-30 LT 1967-68 1968-07-10
Hare-Way To The Stars 1958-03-29 LT 1967-68 1968-06-08
Baton Bunny 1959-01-10 LT 1967–68 1968-04-20

Cartoons with original technical credits restored on DVD

Many of the above cartoons have been restored for DVD release as part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series. However, only a handful of cartoons that were reissued prior to the 1956-57 season have their original technical credits restored. These are:

  • I Love to Singa
  • Speaking of the Weather
  • Little Red Walking Hood
  • Daffy Duck and Egghead
  • The Night Watchman
  • The Bear's Tale
  • The Trial of Mr. Wolf
  • Book Revue
  • Holiday for Shoestrings
  • Baby Bottleneck
  • Crowing Pains
  • Back Alley Oproar
  • You Were Never Duckier
  • The Foghorn Leghorn
  • Kit for Cat (blue ribbon ending)
  • Scaredy Cat

In addition, A Wild Hare (reissued as The Wild Hare), and Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt were given a similar treatment for the DVD set Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees.

There are three cartoons released after 1948 which have had their original title sequences restored on DVD. Dog Gone South, A Ham in a Role and It's Hummer Time are restored on Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 6 and From A to Z-z-z-z has been restored on Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees

Canary Row, Home Tweet Home, and Canned Feud restore the original opening on the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection DVD sets.

A Ham in a Role and From A to Z-z-z-z restore the original opening and ending.

Dog Gone South and It's Hummer Time restore the original openings.

Hop, Look, and Listen had its original opening, like Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt restored for its 1995 dubbed version. In 2013, opening and ending were reunited when the former came out on Looney Tunes Super Stars' Sylvester & Hippety Hopper: Marsupial Mayhem. The latter had its ending restored with opening on the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees DVD. This version was double-dipped on the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 3 set.

Prints of the original version of Bone Sweet Bone with their original technical credits intact do exist, but to date have never been issued on DVD.

Further reading

  • 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)

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