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This is a list of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts that have fallen into the public domain due to copyright neglect.

As a result of this, these cartoons are as well free to distribute on VHS, DVD, and websites such as YouTube. Some people have attempted to sell these videos and don't have to pay Warner Bros. as a result of these public domain cartoons due to United Artists and its successor companies or Warner Bros. having no interest in renewing the copyrights to the cartoons.

Many Leon Schlesinger cartoons have fallen into the public domain. All post-1943 shorts are under copyright, while all cartoons produced in 1930 and 1931 are in the public domain.

Meanwhile, "Crowing Pains", "The Goofy Gophers", and "The Rattled Rooster" are long believed to have entered the public domain, but in fact these cartoons are actually still under copyright.

1929 — 1 titles

  1. "Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid"

1930s — 66 titles

1930 — 5 titles

  1. "Sinkin' in the Bathtub"
  2. "Congo Jazz"
  3. "Hold Anything"
  4. "The Booze Hangs High"
  5. "Box Car Blues"

1931 — 17 titles

  1. "Big Man from the North" (1931)
  2. "Ain't Nature Grand!" (1931)
  3. "Ups 'n Downs" (1931)
  4. "Dumb Patrol" (1931)
  5. "Yodeling Yokels" (1931)
  6. "Bosko's Holiday" (1931)
  7. "The Tree's Knees" (1931)
  8. "Lady, Play Your Mandolin!" (1931)
  9. "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!" (1931)
  10. "Bosko Shipwrecked!" (1931)
  11. "One More Time" (1931)
  12. "Bosko the Doughboy" (1931)
  13. "You Don't Know What You're Doin'!" (1931)
  14. "Bosko's Soda Fountain" (1931)
  15. "Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land" (1931)
  16. "Bosko's Fox Hunt" (1931)
  17. "Red-Headed Baby" (1931)

1932 — 22 titles

  1. "Bosko at the Zoo" (1932)
  2. "Pagan Moon" (1932)
  3. "Battling Bosko" (1932)
  4. "Freddy the Freshman" (1932)
  5. "Big-Hearted Bosko" (1932)
  6. "Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee" (1932)
  7. "Bosko's Party" (1932)
  8. "Goopy Geer" (1932)
  9. "Bosko and Bruno" (1932)
  10. "It's Got Me Again!" (1932)
  11. "Moonlight for Two" (1932)
  12. "Bosko's Dog Race" (1932)
  13. "The Queen Was in the Parlor" (1932)
  14. "Bosko at the Beach" (1932)
  15. "I Love a Parade" (1932)
  16. "Bosko's Store" (1932)
  17. "Bosko the Lumberjack" (1932)
  18. "You're Too Careless with Your Kisses!" (1932)
  19. "I Wish I Had Wings" (1932)
  20. "A Great Big Bunch of You" (1932)
  21. "Bosko's Dizzy Date or Bokso and Honey" (1932)
  22. "Three's a Crowd" (1932)

1933 - 1939 — 22 titles

  1. "The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives" (1933)
  2. "We're in the Money" (1933)
  3. "Hollywood Capers" (1935)
  4. "Boom Boom" (1936)
  5. "Miss Glory or Page Miss Glory" (1936)
  6. "Westward Whoa" (1936)
  7. "Plane Dippy" (1936)
  8. "Porky's Moving Day" (1936)
  9. "Porky's Railroad" (1937)
  10. "Get Rich Quick Porky" (1937)
  11. "Porky's Garden" (1937)
  12. "I Wanna Be a Sailor" (1937)
  13. "Jungle Jitters" (1938)
  14. "Have You Got Any Castles?" (1938)
  15. "Hamateur Night" (1939)
  16. "Robin Hood Makes Good" (1939)
  17. "Gold Rush Daze" (1939)
  18. "A Day at the Zoo" (1939)
  19. "Prest-O Change-O" (1939)
  20. "Bars and Stripes Forever" (1939)
  21. "Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur" (1939)
  22. "Thugs with Dirty Mugs" (1939)

1940s — 61 titles

1940 - 1941 — 23 titles

  1. "Porky's Last Stand" (1940)
  2. "The Early Worm Gets the Bird" (1940)
  3. "Ali-Baba Bound" (1940)
  4. "The Timid Toreador" (1940)
  5. "The Haunted Mouse" (1941)
  6. "Joe Glow, the Firefly" (1941)
  7. "Porky's Bear Facts" (1941)
  8. "Porky's Preview" (1941)
  9. "Porky's Ant" (1941)
  10. "Farm Frolics" (1941)
  11. "Hollywood Steps Out" (1941)
  12. "A Coy Decoy" (1941)
  13. "Porky's Prize Pony" (1941)
  14. "Meet John Doughboy" (1941)
  15. "We, the Animals - Squeak!" (1941)
  16. "Sport Chumpions" (1941)
  17. "The Henpecked Duck" (1941)
  18. "All This and Rabbit Stew" (1941)
  19. "Notes to You" (1941)
  20. "Robinson Crusoe Jr." (1941)
  21. "Rookie Revue" (1941)
  22. "Porky's Midnight Matinee" (1941)
  23. "Porky's Pooch" (1941)

1942 — 22 titles

  1. "Porky's Pastry Pirates" (1942)
  2. "Who's Who in the Zoo" (1942)
  3. "Porky's Cafe" (1942)
  4. "The Wabbit Who Came to Supper" (1942)
  5. "Saps in Chaps" (1942)
  6. "Daffy's Southern Exposure" (1942)
  7. "The Wacky Wabbit" (1942)
  8. "Nutty News" (1942)
  9. "Hobby Horse-Laffs" (1942)
  10. "Wacky Blackout" (1942)
  11. "Foney Fables" (1942)
  12. "The Ducktators" (1942)
  13. "Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner" (1942)
  14. "Fresh Hare" (1942)
  15. "The Impatient Patient" (1942)
  16. "Fox Pop" (1942)
  17. "The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall" (1942)
  18. "The Sheepish Wolf" (1942)
  19. "The Daffy Duckaroo" (1942)
  20. "A Tale of Two Kitties" (1942)
  21. "Ding Dog Daddy" (1942)
  22. "Case of the Missing Hare" (1942)

1943 — 16 titles

  1. "Confusions of a Nutzy Spy" (1943)
  2. "Pigs in a Polka" (1943)
  3. "To Duck or Not to Duck" (1943)
  4. "The Fifth-Column Mouse" (1943)
  5. "Hop and Go" (1943)
  6. "Tokio Jokio" (1943)
  7. "Yankee Doodle Daffy" (1943)
  8. "Wackiki Wabbit" (1943)
  9. "Porky Pig's Feat" (1943)
  10. "Scrap Happy Daffy" (1943)
  11. "A Corny Concerto" (1943)
  12. "Falling Hare" (1943)
  13. "Inki and the Minah Bird" (1943)
  14. "Daffy - The Commando" (1943)
  15. "An Itch in Time" (1943)
  16. "Puss n' Booty" (1943)

Private Snafu shorts — 26 titles

Because they were made for the U.S. Military, all Private Snafu cartoons are in the public domain.

  1. 1943 "Coming!! Snafu" (Jones/June/5:3s)
  2. 1943 "Gripes" (Freleng/July/5:3s)
  3. 1943 "Spies" (Jones/Aug/3:4s)
  4. 1943 "The Goldbrick" (Tashlin/Sep/4:2s)
  5. 1943 "The Infantry Blues" (Jones/Sep)
  6. 1943 "Fighting Tools" (Clampett/Oct)
  7. 1943 "The Home Front" (Tashlin/Nov/4:2s)
  8. 1943 "Rumors" (Freleng/Dec/3:4s)
  9. 1944 "Booby Traps" (Clampett/Jan)
  10. 1944 "Snafuperman" (Freleng/Mar/3:4s)
  11. 1944 "Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike" (Jones/Mar)
  12. 1944 "A Lecture on Camouflage" (Jones/Apr)
  13. 1944 "Gas" (Jones/May)
  14. 1944 "The Chow Hound" (Tashlin/June)
  15. 1944 "Censored" (Tashlin/July/4:2s)
  16. 1944 "Outpost" (Jones/Aug)
  17. 1944 "Payday" (Freleng/Sep)
  18. 1944 "Three Brothers" (Freleng/Sept)
  19. 1944 "Target Snafu" (Freleng/Oct)
  20. 1945 "In the Aleutians – Isles of Enchantment" (Jones/Feb)
  21. 1945 "It's Murder She Says" (Jones/Feb)
  22. 1945 "Hot Spot" (Freleng/July)
  23. 1945 "Operation Snafu" (Freleng/Oct)
  24. 1945 "No Buddy Atoll" (Jones/never released)
  25. 1945 "Secrets of the Caribbean" (Jones/never released)
  26. 1945 "Going Home" (Jones/never released)

Hook shorts — 3 titles

Because they were made for the U.S. Navy, all Mr. Hook cartoons are in the public domain.

Miscellaneous — 6 titles

  1. "Any Bonds Today?" (1942)
  2. "Point Rationing of Foods" (1943)
  3. "So Much for So Little" (1949)
  4. "A Hitch in Time" (1955)
  5. "90 Day Wondering" (1956)
  6. "Drafty, Isn't It?" (1957)

Further reading

  • Film Superlist: Motion Pictures in the U.S. Public Domain Volume 1, 1894-1939, by Walter E. Hurst and Dr. Richard Baer (1994),ISBN 0913616265
  • Film Superlist: Motion Pictures in the U.S. Public Domain Volume 2, 1940-1949, by Walter E. Hurst and Dr. Richard Baer (1992),ISBN 0913616273
  • Film Superlist: Motion Pictures in the U.S. Public Domain Volume 3, 1894-1939, by Walter E. Hurst and Dr. Richard Baer (1980),ISBN 0911370730

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