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This is a listing of all the animated shorts released by Warner Bros. under the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies banners between 1930 and 1939, plus the 1929 pilot film which was used to sell the Looney Tunes series to Leon Schlesinger and Warner Bros.. A total of 270 shorts were released during the 1930s.

1929

"Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid", a 1929 live-action short film produced to sell a series of Bosko cartoons, was never released to theaters, and therefore not seen by a wide audience until 71 years later on Cartoon Network's television special Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons on March 12, 2000, although in an edited form. The film was produced in May 1929, directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. In the film, a cartoonist (portrayed in live action by Rudolf Ising) draws Bosko, who comes to life. Bosko speaks, sings, dances and plays the piano before the cartoonist sucks him into his ink pen and pours him back into the inkwell. Bosko pops out of the bottle and promises to return.

The full cartoon is present on disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 as a special feature.

1930

All cartoons are Looney Tunes starring Bosko and are all directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. None of the primary characters of Looney Tunes would appear until 1935, and would appear in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons until 1968.

The public domain status for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies from 1930-1943 ONLY pertain to the United States. Copyright law in other countries may occur. Despite public domain works being around the Internet, it is common for a public domain work to still be protected. All five cartoons released this year are in the public domain in the USA.

Title Series Characters Drawn By (Animated) Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Sinkin' in the Bathtub LT Honey Isadore Freleng, Rollin Hamilton (unc.), Hugh Harman (unc.), Rudolf Ising (unc.) 4127 April 19, 1930
  • First officially released Warner Bros. cartoon.
  • First publicly released Bosko cartoon; first appearance of Honey
Congo Jazz LT Max Maxwell and Paul Smith 4167 September 1930
  • Animation credit changes to "Drawn by" throughout the Harman-Ising era. Also, on this cartoon only, musical director Marsales is credited ahead of the animators. Smith (1906-1980) lasted ten years as a WB animator, later becoming animator and director for the Walter Lantz studio. He is the father of actor/director Charles Martin Smith. This cartoon contains a trombone solo that includes a sound which was later the origin of the classic WB sound effect "Trombone Gobble."
Hold Anything LT Honey Isadore Freleng and Norm Blackburn 4229 October 1930
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
The Booze Hangs High LT Isadore Freleng and Paul Smith 4340 December 1930
Box Car Blues LT Rollin Hamilton and Max Maxwell 4368 December 1930
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)

1931

All cartoons are Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies starring Bosko, Foxy, Piggy, and other characters and are all directed by Harman and Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales. This year marks the debut of the Merrie Melodies series. All Merrie Melodies cartoons are directed by Rudolf Ising, and all Looney Tunes cartoons after The Tree's Knees are directed by Hugh Harman. Two cartoons were also animated by children's author Dr. Seuss and released this year, however not released under the Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies banners.

All cartoons from 1931 are in the public domain.

Title Series Characters Drawn By (Animated) Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Big Man from the North LT Bosko, Honey Isadore Freleng and Robert Edmunds 4500 January 1931
  • DVD - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends (unrestored)
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
  • DVD - Smart Money (unrestored)
Ain't Nature Grand! LT Bosko Isadore Freleng and Norm Blackburn 4626 March 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
Ups 'n Downs LT Bosko Rollin Hamilton and Paul Smith 4640 March 14, 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
Dumb Patrol LT Bosko, Honey Isadore Freleng and Max Maxwell 4664 May 16, 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
  • Not to be confused with another Looney Tunes cartoon of the same name, released in 1964, starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
Yodeling Yokels LT Bosko, Honey Rollin Hamilton and Norm Blackburn 4680 June 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
Bosko's Holiday LT Bosko, Honey Isadore Freleng and Paul Smith 4694 July 18, 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
The Tree's Knees LT Bosko Isadore Freleng and Rollin Hamilton 4725 July 25, 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
Lady, Play Your Mandolin! MM Foxy, Roxy Rollin Hamilton and Norm Blackburn 4803 September 1931
  • DVD - Little Caesar (unrestored)
  • DVD - Attack of The 30's Characters (unrestored)
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! MM Foxy, Roxy Isadore Freleng and Max Maxwell 4825 September 5, 1931
Bosko Shipwrecked! LT Bosko Rollin Hamilton and Larry Martin 4666 September 19, 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
One More Time MM Foxy, Roxy Isadore Freleng and Paul Smith 4851 October 3, 1931
Bosko the Doughboy LT Bosko Rollin Hamilton and Max Maxwell 5017 October 17, 1931
You Don't Know What You're Doin'! MM Fluffy, Piggy Isadore Freleng and Norm Blackburn 4977 October 21, 1931
Bosko's Soda Fountain LT Bosko, Honey, Wilbur Isadore Freleng and Rollin Hamilton 5045 November 14, 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land MM Fluffy, Piggy Isadore Freleng and Paul Smith 5025 November 28, 1931
Bosko's Fox Hunt LT Bosko, Bruno Rollin Hamilton and Norm Blackburn 5046 December 12, 1931
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
Red-Headed Baby MM Rollin Hamilton and Max Maxwell 5038 December 26, 1931
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 3, Side 1 (unrestored)
  • DVD - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends (unrestored)
  • DVD - Cimarron (1931) (dubbed version)

1932

All cartoons are directed by Hugh Harman or Rudolf Ising. All cartoons are scored by Frank Marsales.

All cartoons released this year are in the public domain except where noted.

Title Series Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Bosko at the Zoo LT Bosko, Honey 5035 January 9, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
Pagan Moon MM 5064 January 31, 1932
Battling Bosko LT Bosko, Honey 5040 February 6, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 1 (unrestored)
Freddy the Freshman MM 5110 February 20, 1932
Big-Hearted Bosko LT Bosko, Bruno 5075 March 5, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee MM 5137 March 19, 1932
Bosko's Party LT Bosko, Honey, Wilbur 5138 April 2, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
Goopy Geer MM Goopy Geer 5130 April 16, 1932
  • First appearance of Goopy Geer.
Bosko and Bruno LT Bosko, Bruno 5164 April 30, 1932
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition - Vol. 10 - Canine Corps (unrestored)
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
It's Got Me Again! MM 5244 May 14, 1932
  • First WB cartoon to be nominated for an Oscar.
Moonlight for Two MM Goopy Geer, 5291 June 11, 1932
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 5, Side 1 (dubbed version)
  • DVD - Forbidden Hollywood Volume 3, Disc 1 (dubbed version)
Bosko's Dog Race LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, 5292 June 25, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
The Queen Was in the Parlor MM Goopy Geer 5343 July 9, 1932
Bosko at the Beach LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5315 July 23, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
I Love a Parade MM Mickey Mouse (cameo) 5383 August 6, 1932
  • Mini Mickey Mouse cameo holding a drum at the beginning of the parade.
Bosko's Store LT Bosko, Honey, Wilbur 5344 August 13, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
Bosko the Lumberjack LT Bosko, Honey, 5454 September 3, 1932
  • DVD - Uncensored Bosko: Volume 2 (unrestored)
You're Too Careless with Your Kisses! MM 5426 September 10, 1932
Ride Him, Bosko! LT Bosko, Honey 5491 September 17, 1932
  • Earliest Looney Tunes still under copyright.
I Wish I Had Wings MM 5473 October 15, 1932
Bosko the Drawback LT Bosko, Honey, 5514 October 22, 1932
  • Copyright renewed 1959-60 by Guild Films.
A Great Big Bunch of You MM 5492 November 12, 1932
Bosko's Dizzy Date LT Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5245 November 19, 1932
  • Copyright renewed 1959-60 by Guild Films
Three's a Crowd MM 5529 December 10, 1932
Bosko's Woodland Daze LT Bosko, Bruno 5530 December 17, 1932

1933

All cartoons up until Buddy's Day Out are scored by Frank Marsales.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives MM Rudolf Ising 5583 January 7, 1933
  • Public domain in the USA
Bosko in Dutch LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey, Wilbur 5584 January 14, 1933
  • First cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.
One Step Ahead of My Shadow MM Rudolf Ising 5610 February 4, 1933
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 3, Side 1 (unrestored)
  • DVD - Forbidden Hollywood Volume 3, Disc 3 (dubbed version)
  • Earliest Merrie Melodies cartoon still under copyright. However, there are plenty of videos without copyright protection.
Bosko in Person LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey, Ted Lewis 5611 February 11, 1933
Young and Healthy MM Rudolf Ising 5661 March 4, 1933
Bosko the Speed King LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Honey 5662 March 11, 1933
The Organ Grinder MM Rudolf Ising 5733 April 8, 1933
Bosko's Knight-Mare LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5750 April 29, 1933
Wake Up the Gypsy in Me MM Rudolf Ising 5778 May 13, 1933
Bosko the Sheep-Herder LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5808 June 3, 1933
I Like Mountain Music MM Rudolf Ising 5825 June 10, 1933
  • Redrawn color 1995 dubbed version shown on USA television.
Beau Bosko LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Honey 5873 July 1, 1933
Shuffle Off to Buffalo MM Rudolf Ising and Friz Freleng 5874 July 8, 1933
Bosko's Mechanical Man LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5888 July 29, 1933
  • DVD - Morning Glory (unrestored)
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon MM Rudolf Ising 5945 August 5, 1933
Bosko the Musketeer LT Hugh Harman Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5946 August 12, 1933
Bosko's Picture Show LT Hugh Harman and Friz Freleng Bosko, Bruno, Honey 5955 August 26, 1933
  • Final Honey cartoon.
  • Final Warner Bros. Bosko cartoon.
We're in the Money MM Rudolf Ising 5954 August 26, 1933
  • Final cartoon produced by Harman-Ising.
  • Final cartoon scored by Frank Marsales.
Buddy's Day Out LT Tom Palmer Buddy, Cookie, Elmer (baby), Happy (dog) 5957 September 9, 1933
  • One of two cartoons directed by Tom Palmer.
  • First cartoon to be produced by Leon Schlesinger.
  • First cartoon to be produced at the Termite Terrace studio.
  • First appearance of Buddy.
  • First cartoon scored by Bernard Brown and Norman Spencer.
I've Got to Sing a Torch Song MM Tom Palmer 5956 September 30, 1933
  • One of two cartoons directed by Tom Palmer.
Buddy's Beer Garden LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 5987 November 18, 1933
  • First cartoon directed by Earl Duvall.
Buddy's Show Boat LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 6033 December 9, 1933
Sittin' on a Backyard Fence MM Earl Duvall 5988 December 16, 1933

1934

This year marks the beginning of production of color Merrie Melodies cartoons. For this year, most would still be in black and white up until Rhythm in the Bow. Also, starting with Honeymoon Hotel, the "I Think You're Ducky" theme was shortened.

All cartoons released this year are still under copyright.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Notes
Buddy the Gob LT Friz Freleng Buddy 6125 January 13, 1934
  • First cartoon entirely directed by Friz Freleng.
Pettin' in the Park MM Bernard Brown 5960 January 27, 1934
  • DVD - Gold Diggers of 1933 (unrestored)
  • First cartoon directed by Bernard Brown.
Honeymoon Hotel MM Earl Duvall 6126 February 17, 1934
  • Produced in Cinecolor (first WB cartoon in color).
Buddy and Towser LT Friz Freleng Buddy, Towser (dog) 6174 February 24, 1934
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition - Vol. 10 - Canine Corps (unrestored)
Buddy's Garage LT Earl Duvall Buddy, Cookie 6176 April 14, 1934
Beauty and the Beast MM Friz Freleng 6175 April 14, 1934
  • Produced in Cinecolor.
Buddy's Adventures LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6570 April 14, 1934
Those Were Wonderful Days MM Bernard Brown 6199 April 26, 1934
Buddy's Trolley Troubles LT Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 6200 May 5, 1934
Goin' to Heaven on a Mule MM Friz Freleng 6209 May 19, 1934
Buddy of the Apes LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6217 May 26, 1934
  • First cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway.
How Do I Know It's Sunday MM Friz Freleng 6253 June 9, 1934
Buddy's Bearcats LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6326 June 23, 1934
  • First cartoon directed by Jack King.
Why Do I Dream Those Dreams MM Friz Freleng Rip van Winkle 6373 June 30, 1934
The Girl at the Ironing Board MM Friz Freleng 6439 August 23, 1934
The Miller's Daughter MM Friz Freleng 6441 October 13, 1934
Shake Your Powder Puff MM Friz Freleng 6494 October 17, 1934
  • DVD - The Gay Divorcee (no MM opening or closing titles; unrestored)
Buddy the Detective LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, The Mad Musician 6442 October 17, 1934
Rhythm in the Bow MM Ben Hardaway 6495 October 20, 1934
  • Final Merrie Melodies cartoon in black & white.
Buddy the Woodsman LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6374 October 20, 1934
Buddy's Circus LT Jack King Buddy 6440 November 8, 1934
Those Beautiful Dames MM Friz Freleng 6571 November 10, 1934
  • Produced in 2-strip Technicolor (first WB cartoon in Technicolor).
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon with the That's all Folks! ending.
Pop Goes Your Heart MM Friz Freleng 6609 December 8, 1934
  • Produced in 2-strip Technicolor.
Viva Buddy LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie, Pancho 6492 December 12, 1934
Buddy the Dentist LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie, Bozo (dog) 6610 December 15, 1934

1935

All Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 2-strip Technicolor (except where noted).

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue Ribbon Notes
Buddy of the Legion LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 6612 January 12, 1935 no
Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name MM Friz Freleng Buddy, Cookie 6611 January 19, 1935
  • Only Buddy cartoon in the Turner package.
Country Boy MM Friz Freleng 6679 February 9, 1935
I Haven't Got a Hat MM Friz Freleng Beans, Ex, Ham, Little Kitty, Oliver Owl, Miss Cud, Porky Pig 6681 March 9, 1935 no
  • First appearances of Beans and Porky Pig.
Buddy's Pony Express LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6757 March 9, 1935 no
Buddy's Theatre LT Ben Hardaway Buddy, Cookie 6680 April 1, 1935 no
Along Flirtation Walk MM Friz Freleng 6758 April 6, 1935
My Green Fedora MM Friz Freleng Peter Rabbit, Elmer (baby rabbit) 6760 May 4, 1935
Buddy's Lost World LT Jack King Buddy, Bozo (dog) 6805 May 18, 1935
Into Your Dance MM Friz Freleng 6806 June 8, 1935 no
Buddy's Bug Hunt LT Jack King Buddy 6860 June 22, 1935 no
Buddy in Africa LT Ben Hardaway Buddy 6759 July 6, 1935 no
Country Mouse MM Friz Freleng Beans (cameo), Porky Pig (cameo) 6857, BR 1311 July 13, 1935 yes
  • Reissued as Country Mouse.
  • Cameo by Beans and Porky at the beginning.
  • Earliest released cartoon to be given a Blue Ribbon rerelease with all credits cut.
Buddy Steps Out LT Jack King Buddy, Cookie 6861 July 20, 1935 no
  • Final appearance of Cookie in a WB cartoon.
The Merry Old Soul MM Friz Freleng 6925, BR 1262 August 17, 1935 yes
Buddy the Gee Man LT Jack King Buddy, MachineGun Mike 6926 August 24, 1935
  • DVD - G Men (unrestored)
no
  • Final appearance of Buddy in a WB cartoon.
The Lady in Red MM Friz Freleng 6927, BR 1263 September 7, 1935 yes
A Cartoonist's Nightmare LT Jack King Beans 6982 September 14, 1935 no
Little Dutch Plate MM Friz Freleng 6983, BR 1312 October 19, 1935 yes
  • The original THE END end title still survives through CN Latin America.
Hollywood Capers LT Jack King Beans, Little Kitty, Oliver Owl 6998 October 19, 1935 no
  • First use of Beans the Cat's name.
  • Public domain in the USA
Gold Diggers of '49 LT Tex Avery Beans, Little Kitty, Porky Pig 7041 November 2, 1935 no
  • First short directed by Tex Avery.
Billboard Frolics MM Friz Freleng 6999 November 9, 1935 no
  • First use of the "Merrily We Roll Along" theme in a WB cartoon.
    • Sung by Eddie and Rubie.
Flowers for Madame MM Friz Freleng 7001, BR 1236 November 20, 1935 yes

1936

All Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 3-strip Technicolor, except The Cat Came Back.

This year, the Merrie Melodies series adopts "Merrily We Roll Along" as its theme starting with Boulevardier from the Bronx. The Merrie Melodies series also begins using "target" opening and closing titles this year starting with I Wanna Play House, minus the "zooming" WB shield).

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue Ribbon Notes
I Wanna Play House MM Friz Freleng 7131 January 11, 1936 no
  • First cartoon in 3-strip Technicolor
  • First to have the target Color Rings
  • First to use the written "That's all folks!" ending, which would be used til 1938 until a redesigned one came out.
  • The cursive is written really fast until Boulevardier from the Bronx.
  • Original ending lost due to 1995 dubbed version.
The Phantom Ship LT Jack King Beans, Ham and Ex 7189 February 1, 1936 no
  • First to use VITAPHONE PRESENTS and zooming WB shield.
The Cat Came Back MM Friz Freleng 7138, BR 1361 February 8, 1936 yes
  • Final in 2 strip color, but reissued in 3 strip.
  • 2 reissues 1944 and 1954.
  • EU dubbed keeps original BR ending card while US does not.
Boom Boom LT Jack King Beans, Porky Pig 7191 February 29, 1936
  • DVD - The Charge of the Light Brigade (unrestored)
no
  • Public domain
Page Miss Glory MM Tex Avery (uncredited) 7192 March 7, 1936 no
  • Song is public domain, but cartoon is under copyright.
Alpine Antics LT Jack King Beans, Kitty 7130 March 9, 1936 no
  • Public domain
The Fire Alarm LT Jack King Ham and Ex, Beans 7000 March 9, 1936 no
The Blow Out LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7262 April 4, 1936
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition - Vol. 8 - Tex-Book Looney (unrestored)
no
  • First solo Porky Pig cartoon.
I'm a Big Shot Now MM Friz Freleng 7190 April 11, 1936 yes
  • Final cartoon scored by Bernard Brown.
Westward Whoa LT Jack King Beans, Ham and Ex, Kitty, Porky Pig 7243 April 25, 1936 no
  • Public domain.
Plane Dippy LT Tex Avery Porky, Beans, Little Kitty 7139 April 30, 1936
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition - Vol. 12 - Porky and Daffy (unrestored)
no
  • First use of the name Porky Pig.
Let It Be Me MM Friz Freleng Emily 7260 May 2, 1936 yes
I'd Love to Take Orders from You MM Tex Avery 7361 May 16, 1936 no
  • Original closing still exists thru CN Latin America.
Fish Tales LT Jack King Porky Pig 7285 May 23, 1936 no
Bingo Crosbyana MM Friz Freleng 7264 May 30, 1936 no
Shanghaied Shipmates LT Jack King Porky Pig 7362 June 26, 1936 no
When I Yoo Hoo MM Friz Freleng 7360 June 27, 1936 yes
  • First cartoon to be reissued using A WARNER BROS. CARTOON and WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC. thus eliminating the closing titles as well.
  • Original BR ending is lost.
Porky's Pet LT Jack King Porky Pig 7382 July 11, 1936 no
I Love to Singa MM Tex Avery Owl Jolson 7383 July 18, 1936 yes
  • Original opening and credits restored on DVD.
Porky the Rain-Maker LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7484 August 1, 1936 no
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time MM Friz Freleng 7386 August 8, 1936 yes
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
  • Original titles have been found, but have unknown status on the future DVD.
Porky's Poultry Plant LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7569 August 22, 1936 no
  • First score by Carl Stalling.
  • First cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.
At Your Service Madame MM Friz Freleng Piggy 7485 August 29, 1936 no
  • Final score by Norman Spencer.
  • Original end titles lost due to dubbed version release on LaserDisc.
Toy Town Hall MM Friz Freleng 7567 September 19, 1936 no
  • Final cartoon to use "I Think You're Ducky" over the opening titles.
  • First score by Carl W. Stalling.
  • AAP print exists thru CN Latin America and CN USA.
Milk and Money LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7566 October 3, 1936 no
Porky's Moving Day LT Jack King Porky Pig 7483 October 7, 1936 no
Boulevardier from the Bronx MM Friz Freleng 7570 October 10, 1936 no
Don't Look Now MM Tex Avery 7568 November 7, 1936 yes
  • Original BR ending lost due to 1995 dubbed version.
Little Beau Porky LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7595 November 14, 1936 no
The CooCoo Nut Grove MM Friz Freleng 7603 November 28, 1936 no
The Village Smithy LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7602 December 5, 1936 no
Porky in the North Woods LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7637 December 19, 1936 no
  • First to have the 1936-37 Porky theme.

1937

Starting this year, all Merrie Melodies cartoons are in 3-strip Technicolor and the Merrie Melodies "target" title sequences change colors, with a different color (or color blend) each year starting with Little Red Walking Hood. Also beginning this year, the Looney Tunes series adopts "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" as its theme starting with Rover's Rival.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue Ribbon Notes
He Was Her Man MM Friz Freleng 7636 January 2, 1937 yes
Porky the Wrestler LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7635 January 9, 1937 no
Pigs Is Pigs MM Friz Freleng Piggy 7717 January 30, 1937 yes
  • Final appearance of Piggy
Porky's Road Race LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7716 February 6, 1937 no
  • Hand colored version (early 1970s) had 1968 opening and 1964 closing themes, Computer colored in 1995.
Picador Porky LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7715 February 27, 1937 no
I Only Have Ice for You MM Tex Avery 7638 March 6, 1937 yes
  • Original BR is found from CN Latin America.
  • EU dubbed has LEON SCHLESINGER dubbed version, for unknown reasons, but US has A WARNER BROS. CARTOON dubbed version, like most reissued after 1945.
  • Reissued as "I Only Have Eyes for You"
The Fella with the Fiddle MM Friz Freleng 7729 March 27, 1937 yes
  • Final cartoon to be reissued crediting Leon Schlesinger.
  • Reissued as "The Fella with a Fiddle"
  • First cartoon where Mel Blanc voices characters in the Merrie Melodies series.
Porky's Romance LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky Pig 7751 April 3, 1937 no
  • First appearance of Petunia Pig.
  • Final cartoon to have Porky voiced by Joe Dougherty.
She Was an Acrobat's Daughter MM Friz Freleng 7750 April 10, 1937 no
Porky's Duck Hunt LT Tex Avery Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 7749 April 17, 1937 no
  • First appearance of Daffy Duck.
  • First pairing of Daffy and Porky.
  • First cartoon with Porky being voiced by Mel Blanc.
Ain't We Got Fun MM Tex Avery 7780 May 1, 1937
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 5, Side 2 (dubbed version)
  • DVD - The Life of Emile Zola (original BR, unrestored)
yes
Porky and Gabby LT Ub Iwerks Gabby, Porky Pig 7921 May 15, 1937
  • DVD - Black Legion (unrestored)
no
  • First appearance of Gabby Goat.
  • One of two cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks.
Clean Pastures MM Friz Freleng 7876 May 22, 1937 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Uncle Tom's Bungalow MM Tex Avery 7912 June 5, 1937 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
Porky's Building LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8093 June 19, 1937 no
Streamlined Greta Green MM Friz Freleng 7796 June 19, 1937 no
Sweet Sioux MM Friz Freleng 7922, BR 2-13 June 26, 1937 yes
  • First use of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" in a WB cartoon.
  • Reissued on April 8, 1944.
  • Original ending still exists.
Porky's Super Service LT Ub Iwerks Porky Pig 8050 July 3, 1937
  • DVD - Kid Galahad (unrestored)
no
  • One of two cartoons directed by Ub Iwerks.
Egghead Rides Again MM Tex Avery Egghead 7889 July 17, 1937
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition|Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition - Vol. 8 - Tex-Book Looney (unrestored)
  • DVD - Kid Galahad (dubbed version)
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 3, Side 8 (unrestored)
no
  • First appearance of Egghead.
  • First Merrie Melodies cartoon to begin with the classic steel guitar glissando sound effect.
Porky's Badtime Story LT Bob Clampett Gabby, Porky Pig 7797 July 24, 1937 no
  • First cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • First Looney Tunes cartoon to begin with the classic steel guitar glissando sound effect.
  • Color remake: Tick Tock Tuckered.
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
Plenty of Money and You MM Friz Freleng 8052 July 31, 1937 yes
  • First cartoon to use "Merrily We Roll Along" on the closing titles.
  • Reissued in 1944, unique closing cue.
  • CN has original closing kept on CN Latin America.
Porky's Railroad LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 7877 August 7, 1937 no
A Sunbonnet Blue MM Tex Avery 8055 August 21, 1937 yes
  • Final cartoon to have ending music stock from the cartoon, as evident on the dubbed ending card. However, a few cartoons would have this every so now and then but that is rare.
Get Rich Quick Porky LT Bob Clampett Gabby, Porky Pig 8148 August 28, 1937 no
  • Second cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
Speaking of the Weather MM Frank Tashlin 8053 September 4, 1937 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD but has the 1941-55 ending at the closing due to the dubbed version being the source for soundtrack.
  • Special ending cue.
Porky's Garden LT Tex Avery Porky Pig 7785 September 11, 1937 no
Dog Daze MM Friz Freleng 8054 September 18, 1937 no
  • EU dubbed version has the 1947-48 closing.
  • Unique closing also used in Plenty of Money and You.
  • US DUBBED VERSION HAS ORIGINAL CLOSING TITLE.
I Wanna Be a Sailor MM Tex Avery 8091 September 25, 1937 yes
Rover's Rival LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8228 October 9, 1937 no
  • First cartoon with "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" opening theme.
  • First cartoon to feature the Porky "drum" ending.
The Lyin' Mouse MM Friz Freleng 8092 October 16, 1937 yes
  • First cartoon to give story credit, in this case to Tedd Pierce.
  • The original BR ending is lost due to 1995 dubbed version, but the a.a.p. print exists on CN Latin America.
  • Final cartoon to use the blue rings black background.
  • First to use the early 1938 opening rendition.
The Case of the Stuttering Pig LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky Pig 8051 October 30, 1937 no
Little Red Walking Hood MM Tex Avery Egghead 8181 November 6, 1937 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
Porky's Double Trouble LT Frank Tashlin Petunia, Porky Pig 7950 November 13, 1937 no
The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos MM Frank Tashlin 8149 December 4, 1937 no
Porky's Hero Agency LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8308 December 4, 1937
  • VHS - Porky Pig: The Days of Swine and Roses (unrestored)
  • DVD - Marked Woman (unrestored)
no
  • Fourth cartoon directed by Bob Clampett.
  • Only score by Stalling credited as "Carl W. Stallings".
September in the Rain MM Friz Freleng 8183 December 18, 1937 yes
  • Blackface scenes are edited on broadcast prints as well as the Carefree DVD.

1938

Starting this year, the rings change to a green black color scheme starting with The Night Watchman.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue Ribbon Notes
Daffy Duck & Egghead MM Tex Avery Daffy Duck, Egghead 8226 January 1, 1938 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD but has the 1941-55 ending due to the dubbed version being the source of the soundtrack.
  • First use of Daffy Duck's name.
Porky's Poppa LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8352 January 15, 1938 no
  • First time the fictional company "ACME" is mentioned in a WB cartoon.
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
My Little Buckaroo MM Friz Freleng 8227 January 29, 1938 yes
  • Earliest survived Blue Ribbon reissue
  • Dubbed version has 1938-41 rendition, which is present on all prints, as the original end titles are lost.
Porky at the Crocadero LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8090 February 5, 1938 no
Jungle Jitters MM Friz Freleng 8306 February 19, 1938 no
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
  • Now in the public domain.
What Price Porky LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8404 February 26, 1938 no
The Sneezing Weasel MM Tex Avery 8310 March 12, 1938 yes
  • Original BR ending is lost, but ending cue survives. The AAP print survives through CN Latin America.
Porky's Phoney Express LT Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 8368 March 19, 1938 no
A Star is Hatched MM Friz Freleng Emily 8536 April 2, 1938 no
  • Final cartoon directed by Friz Freleng before going to MGM to work for the Captain and the Kids cartoons for a short period of time.
Porky's Five and Ten LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8453 April 16, 1938
  • DVD - Hollywood Hotel (unrestored)
no
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
The Penguin Parade MM Tex Avery 8311 April 23, 1938 no
Porky's Hare Hunt LT Ben Hardaway Porky Pig 8405 April 30, 1938 no
  • Follow up by 1937's Porky's Duck Hunt.
  • First appearance of a rabbit that would later evolve into Bugs Bunny.
Now That Summer Is Gone MM Frank Tashlin 8403 May 14, 1938 yes
  • Original BR ending restored on DVD, due to the dubbed version of the LaserDisc release.
Injun Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8505 May 21, 1938 no
  • Not to be confused with the final Warner Bros. cartoon of the same name, released in 1969, starring Cool Cat.
The Isle of Pingo Pongo MM Tex Avery Egghead 8402 May 28, 1938 yes
  • Part of the Censored Eleven.
  • Final to have the old "That's all folks!" written out at ending titles.
  • Final MERRIE MELODIES to have RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PRODUCTIONS CORP.
Porky the Fireman LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8182 June 4, 1938 no
  • The 1939 Porky "drum" ending replaced the 1937 Porky "drum" ending on the 1992 computer-colorized version.
  • Final LOONEY TUNES to have RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PRODUCTIONS CORP.
Katnip Kollege MM Cal Dalton, Cal Howard 8487 June 11, 1938 yes
  • First cartoon to have RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PICTURES INCORPORATED
  • First cartoon with the late 1938 That's all Folks without the quotes and MERRIE MELODIES without the REG US PAT OFF.
Porky's Party LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8592 June 25, 1938 no
Have You Got Any Castles? MM Frank Tashlin 8425 June 25, 1938 yes
  • Public domain
  • Original Town Crier lines restored on DVD, which were cut after the 1947 re-release. However, the dubbed version uses the 1941-55 end cue instead of the 1937-38 end cue which is present on DVD, due to the DVD using the dubbed versions soundtrack, minus the restored scenes.
Love and Curses MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8504 July 9, 1938 no
Cinderella Meets Fella MM Tex Avery Egghead 8424 July 23, 1938
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes - Vol. 3 - Tex Avery (unrestored)
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 1, Side 3 (unrestored)
  • DVD - The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (dubbed version)
  • DVD - Gold Diggers in Paris (dubbed version)
no
Porky's Spring Planting LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8307 July 25, 1938 no
Porky & Daffy LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8594 August 6, 1938
  • DVD - Angels with Dirty Faces (unrestored)
no
  • Computer colorized in 1990.
The Major Lied 'Til Dawn MM Frank Tashlin 8488 August 13, 1938 no
  • Special closing at the end
Wholly Smoke LT Frank Tashlin Porky Pig 8309 August 27, 1938 no
A-Lad-In Bagdad MM Cal Howard, Cal Dalton Egghead 8595 August 27, 1938 no
Cracked Ice MM Frank Tashlin 8507 September 10, 1938 no
A Feud There Was MM Tex Avery Egghead 8506, BR 1317 September 24, 1938 yes
  • First use of the name Elmer Fudd.
  • First cartoon to be reissued in 1943 but then reissued again in 1952.
  • EU dubbed version has altered ending card with 1938 LEON SCHLESINGER card.
Porky in Wackyland LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8608 September 24, 1938 no
Little Pancho Vanilla MM Frank Tashlin 8599 October 8, 1938 yes
Porky's Naughty Nephew LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8674 October 15, 1938 no
Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas MM Tex Avery Egghead 8597 October 22, 1938 yes
  • Final cartoon to end with the 1937-38 Merrily we Roll Along.
Porky in Egypt LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8682 November 5, 1938 no
You're an Education MM Frank Tashlin 8681 November 5, 1938 yes
  • Final cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin, until he return to work from 1943 to 1946.
  • Final cartoon with the yellow-orange rings.
  • First cartoon with the 1938-41 ending.
The Night Watchman MM Chuck Jones 8607 November 19, 1938 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
  • First cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
  • Special dubbed version that used Count Me Out's original opening rings.
The Daffy Doc LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8686 November 26, 1938 no
Daffy Duck in Hollywood MM Tex Avery Daffy Duck 8609 December 3, 1938 no
  • First solo Daffy Duck cartoon.
  • Cartoons end music glitches in the beginning, original, a.a.p., dubbed version, restored version.
Porky the Gob LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 8610 December 17, 1938 no
Count Me Out MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Egghead 8687 December 17, 1938 no
The Mice Will Play MM Tex Avery 8683 December 31, 1938 yes
  • The original BR ending survives through CN Latin America.

1939

This year is the first year where VITAPHONE Presents changes to WARNER BROS. Present. There would be WARNER BROS. in a banner for several episodes, until Wise Quacks.

Title Series Director Characters Production Num. Release date Availability Blue Ribbon Notes
The Lone Stranger and Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8743 January 7, 1939
  • Blu-ray - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939) (colorized version)
no
Dog Gone Modern MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 8745 January 14, 1939 yes
  • First appearance of Two Curious Puppies.
  • First use of 1939-40 Merrily we roll Along.
It's an Ill Wind LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig, Dizzy Duck 8684 January 28, 1939 no
  • First appearance of Dizzy Duck
Hamateur Night MM Tex Avery Egghead 8685 January 28, 1939
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes - Vol. 3 - Tex Avery (unrestored)
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 1, Side 3 (unrestored)
no
  • Public domain
Robin Hood Makes Good MM Chuck Jones 8751 February 11, 1939 yes
  • Public domain
Porky's Tire Trouble LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8750 February 18, 1939 no
Gold Rush Daze MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8749 February 25, 1939 no
  • Public domain
Porky's Movie Mystery LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8752 March 11, 1939 no
A Day at the Zoo MM Tex Avery Egghead 8747, BR 1308 March 11, 1939 yes
  • Public domain
Prest-O Change-O MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies, Happy Rabbit 8833 March 25, 1939 yes
  • Public domain
Chicken Jitters LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8860 April 1, 1939 no
Bars and Stripes Forever MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8835, BR 1470 April 8, 1939 no
  • Public domain
  • Dubbed version restores the original opening titles, which had its production code hacked off by AAP and replaced with the same one as Gold Rush Daze.
Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur MM Chuck Jones Daffy Duck 8839, BR 1470 April 22, 1939 no
  • First Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
  • Final cartoon to have VITAPHONE and Presents on opening credits
  • Public domain
Porky and Teabiscuit LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 8864 April 22, 1939 no
  • Hand-traced color version.
  • Computer-colorized version 1992.
  • First to have WARNER BROS. and Present with WARNER BROS. in a banner.
Thugs with Dirty Mugs MM Tex Avery 8753 May 6, 1939 yes
  • Leon Schlesinger Blue Ribbon present on DVD the first to be present on a DVD.
  • Original titles found in 2007.
Kristopher Kolumbus Jr. LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8862 May 13, 1939
  • DVD - The Old Maid (unrestored)
no
Naughty but Mice MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 8861 May 20, 1939 no
  • First appearance of Sniffles.
Polar Pals LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 8922 June 3, 1939 no
Hobo Gadget Band MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8859 June 17, 1939 yes
  • EU dubbed has altered 1938 ending and original end cue, while the US changes the ending cue to 1941-55 rendition and uses the 1948 card.
Scalp Trouble LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8924 June 24, 1939 no
Believe It or Else MM Tex Avery Egghead 8837 June 25, 1939 no
  • Final appearance of Egghead.
  • Uncut original version, cut dubbed version
Old Glory MM Chuck Jones Porky Pig 9239, BR 1363 July 1, 1939 yes
  • Original end cue restored on DVD with Leon Schlesinger The End flag cue, but retains the 1953-54 blue ribbon opening instead of the dubbed version.
Porky's Picnic LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky Pig 8926 July 15, 1939 no
  • Computer colorized in 1995.
Dangerous Dan McFoo MM Tex Avery 8863 July 15, 1939
  • VHS - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes - Vol. 3 - Tex Avery (unrestored)
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 1, Side 3 (unrestored)
  • DVD - Dodge City (dubbed version)
yes
  • Features fully developed "Elmer Fudd" voice (voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan).
  • First use of Elmer Fudd voice.
Snowman's Land MM Chuck Jones 8925 July 29, 1939 no
  • The original end titles are lost due to the LaserDisc Volume 5 dubbed version.
Wise Quacks LT Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 8928 August 5, 1939 no
Hare-um Scare-um MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Happy Rabbit, Porky (cameo), Prototype Elmer Fudd 8923 August 12, 1939 no
  • Lost ending restored on Blu-ray.
  • Final cartoon with WARNER BROS. in a banner.
  • CN shows the dubbed version without the lost ending since 1995, and still airs after 2012, even though the lost ending is restored.
  • Final prototype in a Hardaway cartoon.
Detouring America MM Tex Avery 8927 August 26, 1939
  • Laserdisc - GALT Volume 5, Side 2 (dubbed version, uncut)
  • DVD - Each Dawn I Die (restored, dubbed version, uncut)
no
  • Cut scenes restored for dubbed version.
  • CN shows the a.a.p. print of this film without the big baby and the black man singing.
  • Nominated for an Oscar.
  • Avery's second travelogue.
  • The DVD dubbed version looks better than the LaserDisc one.
  • No print with the original ending has been released for Home Video.
Porky's Hotel LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig, Dizzy Duck 9098 September 2, 1939 no
  • 2nd appearance of Dizzy Duck
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
  • First to have the finalized LOONEY TUNES logo on opening credits, but for unknown reasons had the 1937-39 Porky ending.
Little Brother Rat MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 8931 September 2, 1939 yes
  • Original titles restored on DVD.
Sioux Me MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 8929, BR 1235 (not on Screen) September 9, 1939 yes
Jeepers Creepers LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 9100 September 23, 1939 no
  • Computer colorized in 1990.
  • First to have the 1939-46 Porky ending.
Land of the Midnight Fun MM Tex Avery 9097 September 23, 1939 no
  • First to have sky background.
  • Cartoon Network shows the a.a.p. version for reasons unknown, even though both AAP and dubbed versions are both uncut.
Naughty Neighbors LT Bob Clampett Petunia, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck (cameo) 9102 October 7, 1939
  • VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collector's Edition - Vol. 12 - Porky and Daffy (unrestored)
no
  • Computer colorized in 1992.
The Little Lion Hunter MM Chuck Jones Inki, Mynah bird 9105 October 7, 1939 yes
  • First appearances of Inki & Mynah bird
The Good Egg MM Chuck Jones 9099 October 21, 1939 yes
Fresh Fish MM Tex Avery 9161 November 4, 1939 yes
Pied Piper Porky LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 9104 November 4, 1939 no
Fagin's Freshman MM Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton 9101, BR 1226 November 18, 1939 yes
Porky the Giant Killer LT Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton Porky Pig 9106 November 18, 1939 no
Sniffles and the Bookworm MM Chuck Jones Sniffles, Bookworm 9197, BR 1251 December 2, 1939 yes
  • First appearance of Bookworm
Screwball Football MM Tex Avery 9155 December 16, 1939 no
  • For unknown reasons this cartoon has an audiotrack and the regular audio and dialogue in separate cartoons as present on the dubbed version.
The Film Fan LT Bob Clampett Porky Pig 9156 December 16, 1939 no
The Curious Puppy MM Chuck Jones Two Curious Puppies 9157 December 30, 1939 yes
  • Final cartoon released in the 1930s.

Spooney Melodies

Main article: Spooney Melodies
Title Director Release date LTGC availability (all as special features) Notes
Cryin' for the Carolines Unknown December 1930 LTGC Volume 1, Disc 3 (part of ToonHeads: The Lost Cartoons)
LTGC Volume 6, Disc 3
A live basic animation 5 minute short featuring Milton Charles, "The Singing Organist." The only known surviving one of the 'Spooney Melodies' series.
Just a Gigolo Unknown June 6, 1931
Say a Little Prayer for Me Unknown July 1931
When your Lover has gone Unknown September 1931
For You Unknown December 1931

Miscellaneous shorts

Title Director Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Graduation Day In Bugland Unknown February 18, 1931 Lost commercial cartoon produced for Listerine.
'Neath The Bababa Tree Unknown June 1, 1931 Animated By Dr. Seuss.
Put On The Spout Unknown June 1, 1931 Animated By Dr. Seuss.
Bosko and Honey Hugh Harman 1999[citation needed|date={{{1}}}]


Uncensored Bosko Vol. 2[1] Planned for theatrical release.
  • Release on VHS in 1999 but was made in 1932 and reworked into Bosko's Dizzy Date
  • Final black and white cartoon in terms of release date
  • Only cartoon made in classic era to be released in the modern era
Breakdowns of 1939 Unknown January 1, 1939 LTGC Volume 4, Disc 4 Porky Pig appears in the annual Warner Bros. blooper reel and swears.
  • Neath The Bababa Tree and Put On The Spout cartoons by Dr. Seuss were produced in New York and were only distributed by Warner Bros. in 1931. Both cartoons are thought to be lost.

References

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