Stage Fright
Stage fright
Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: September 28, 1940
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Rich Hogan
Animation: Ken Harris
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: none
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: The Two Curious Puppies
Preceded By: Calling Dr. Porky
Succeeded By: Prehistoric Porky

Stage Fright is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.


The two curious puppies chase each other into a vaudeville theater after hours. In the backstage the two pups fight over a bone. There, they investigate a stage magician's props. As is expected trouble emerges with the two meeting up with a mischievous seal and bothering a rather cranky resident pigeon. (who lives inside the magician's hat instead of a rabbit)!


  • The original BR ending exists through CN Latin America but the dubbed version was released on LaserDisc.


  • While the USA dubbed version retains the original 1938-1941 MM ending music cue, the EU dubbed version replaces the 1938-1941 MM ending music cue with the 1941-1955 MM ending music cue.[citation needed|date=]

  • However in the UK, it is shown BBC/Channel 5 in Widescreen, however Boomerang shows the short in its original format as of 2002.[citation needed|date=]