Blue Ribbon re-releases start this year, cartoons from 1936-41 reissued in the 1943-45 season had their original credits cut. Closings may have been kept depending on the year reissued. All Looney Tunes are in black and white except where noted.
The inclusion of this short on the aforementioned VHS caused a media controversy when the Japanese American Citizens League objected to it, leading to the VHS and the Golden Age of Looney Tunes Laserdisc set containing it to be withdrawn. However, there are recalled copies out there at least 8,000 of them. Some are for sale on Amazon.com.
As a result of the withdrawal, the cartoon was banned from syndication, much like the Censored Eleven.
This is the year in which the packages are split up into 3 packages. a.a.p., post-1948, and Sunset. Sunset package would go back in Warner's hands in 1968 while a.a.p. will return to Warner through Turner in 1996.