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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 variation was used if the cartoon was originally made/released in Cinecolor), or "TECHNICOLOR" (1957–64) being shown on the bottom.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, four 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 four 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 four 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 three 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.[1] 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 Ice 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 and 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 69½th" 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 Mr. 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
"The 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 Horse Fly 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 1959–60
"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 1958–59
"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 1959–60, 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 1961–62
"Often an Orphan" 1949-08-13 LT 1959–60
"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 1961–62
"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 1961–62
"A Ham in a Role" 1949-12-31 LT 1959–60
"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 1960–61
"The Scarlet Pumpernickel" 1950-03-04 LT 1957–58
"Homeless Hare" 1950-03-11 MM 1961–62
"Strife with Father" 1950-04-01 MM 1961–62 September 1961
"The Hypo-Chondri-Cat" 1950-04-15 MM 1957–58
"The Leghorn Blows at Midnight" 1950-05-06 LT 1957–58 November 1957
"His Bitter Half" 1950-05-20 MM 1957–58
"An Egg Scramble" 1950-05-27 MM 1958–59
"All a Bir-r-r-d" 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 1959–60
"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 1958-11-22
"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 1959–60
"Corn Plastered" 1951-03-03 MM 1960–61
"Bunny Hugged" 1951-03-10 MM 1960–61
"Scent-Imental Romeo" 1951-03-24 MM 1958–59
"A Bone for a Bone" 1951-04-07 LT 1959–60
"A Hound for Trouble" 1951-04-28 LT 1961–62
"Early to Bet" 1951-05-12 MM 1958-59
"Rabbit Fire" 1951-05-19 LT 1960–61
"Room and Bird" 1951-06-02 MM 1960–61
"Chow Hound" 1951-06-16 LT 1959–60
"French Rarebit" 1951-06-30 MM 1959–64
"The Wearing of the Grin" 1951-07-14 MM 1960–61
"Leghorn Swoggled" 1951-07-28 MM 1961–62
"His Hare Raising Tale" 1951-08-11 LT 1960–61
"Cheese Chasers" 1951-08-25 MM 1959–60
"Lovelorn Leghorn" 1951-09-08 LT 1959–60
"Tweety's S.O.S." 1951-09-22 MM 1959–60
"Ballot Box Bunny" 1951-10-06 MM 1960–61
"A Bear for Punishment" 1951-10-20 MM 1959–60
"Sleepy Time Possum" 1951-11-03 MM 1959–60
"Drip-Along Daffy" 1951-11-17 MM 1959–60
"Big Top Bunny" 1951-12-01 MM 1962–63
"Tweet Tweet Tweety" 1951-12-15 LT 1960–61
"The Prize Pest" 1951-12-22 LT 1959–60
"Who's Kitten Who?" 1952-01-05 LT 1959–60
"Feed the Kitty" 1952-02-02 MM 1960–61
"Gift Wrapped" 1952-02-16 LT 1960–61
"Thumb Fun" 1952-03-01 LT 1960–61
"Little Beau Pepe" 1952-03-29 MM 1960–61
"Kiddin' the Kitten" 1952-04-05 MM 1960–61
"Sock a Doodle Do" 1952-05-10 LT 1961–62
"Beep, Beep" 1952-05-24 MM 1960–61
"Ain't She Tweet" 1952-06-21 LT 1961–62
"Cracked Quack" 1952-07-05 MM 1960–61
"Hoppy-Go-Lucky" 1952-08-09 MM 1967–68 1968-03-16
"A Bird in a Guilty Cage" 1952-08-30 LT 1961–62
"Fool Coverage" 1952-12-13 LT 1961–62
"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 1962–63
"A Peck o' Trouble" 1953-03-28 LT 1961–62
"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 1962–63
"Easy Peckins" 1953-10-17 LT 1962–63
"Of Rice and Hen" 1953-11-14 LT 1969 1969-02-15
"Dog Pounded" 1954-01-02 LT 1962–63
"No Barking" 1954-02-27 MM 1962–63
"Design for Leaving" 1954-03-27 LT 1959–64
"Bell Hoppy" 1954-04-17 MM 1962–63
"Satan's Waitin'" 1954-08-07 LT 1962–63
"Gone Batty" 1954-09-04 LT 1963–64
"From A to Z-Z-Z" 1954-10-16 LT 1963–64
"Quack Shot" 1954-10-30 MM 1969 1969-07-19
"Pests for Guests" 1955-01-29 MM 1963–64
"Lighthouse Mouse" 1955-03-12 MM 1967–68 1967-12-16
"A Kiddies Kitty" 1955-08-20 MM 1963–64
"Weasel Stop" 1956-02-11 MM 1963–64
"The High and the Flighty" 1956-02-18 MM 1963–64
"Raw! Raw! Rooster!" 1956-08-25 LT 1963–64
"Yankee Dood It" 1956-10-13 MM 1963–64
"Tweet Zoo" 1957-01-12 MM 1963–64
"Fox Terror" 1957-05-11 MM 1963–64
"Tabasco Road" 1957-07-20 MM 1963–64
"Birds Anonymous" 1957-08-10 MM 1963–64
"Greedy For Tweety" 1957-09-28 LT 1963–64
"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" (original opening and credits)
  • "Speaking of the Weather"
  • "Little Red Walking Hood"
  • "Daffy Duck and Egghead"
  • "The Night Watchman"
  • "The Bear's Tale" (original opening and credits)
  • "The Trial of Mr. Wolf"
  • "Book Revue"
  • "Holiday for Shoestrings" (original opening titles restored)
  • "Baby Bottleneck"
  • "Crowing Pains" (original opening and credits)
  • "Back Alley Oproar" (original opening titles restored)
  • "You Were Never Duckier" (original opening titles restored)
  • "The Foghorn Leghorn" (original opening and credits)
  • "Kit for Cat" (original opening and credits, blue ribbon ending)
  • "Scaredy Cat" (original opening and credits)

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.

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.

"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 DVD. This version was double-dipped on the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 3 set.

On Looney Tunes Super Stars DVD releases:

"Bell Hoppy" and "Fool Coverage" restore the original opening and ending.

"The Pest that Came to Dinner", "Pop I'm Pop" and "Dog Collared" restore the original opening.

Prints of the original version of "Bone Sweet Bone" with their original technical credits intact do exist, but it is unknown if they have acquired them for future releases.

See also

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)

Sources

References

  1. goldenagecartoons.com

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