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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1970–present)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a listing of all theatrical animated shorts released by Warner Bros. under the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies banners between 1970 and the present. It also lists shorts originally planned for theatrical release and other shorts that were not feature films, television series, or television specials.

A total of 38 animated shorts have been released since 1970.

1970–present

Theatrical cartoons

General theatrical releases

Title Director Characters Release date Film shown with Release location DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
The Duxorcist Greg Ford,
Terry Lennon
Daffy, Melissa November 20, 1987 First screened independently with any feature film of exhibitor's choice, but was also edited into Daffy Duck's Quackbusters[1] Los Angeles,
New York
Space Jam two-disc DVD,
The Essential Daffy Duck,
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection
  • First cartoon of the modern-day Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies series.
  • First cartoon that the Greg Ford/Terry Lennon team worked on.
The Night of the Living Duck Daffy September 23, 1988 First given a limited run at the New York Film Festival then shown at the beginning of Daffy Duck's Quackbusters[2] Los Angeles.
New York
Space Jam two-disc DVD,
The Essential Daffy Duck
Mel Blanc's final short; Branded as a Merrie Melodies short
Box-Office Bunny Darrell Van Citters Bugs, Daffy, Elmer February 11, 1991 The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter US, Canada, Mexico The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie First Bugs Bunny cartoon since 1964 and first Elmer Fudd cartoon since 1962.
Chariots of Fur Chuck Jones Wile E. and Road Runner December 21, 1994 Richie Rich Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection
  • First LT/MM short directed by Chuck Jones since 1964.
  • First LT/MM short produced by Chuck Jones Film Productions.
Carrotblanca Douglas McCarthy Bugs, The Crusher, Daffy, Foghorn, Barnyard, Giovanni Jones, Gossamer, Granny, Miss Prissy, Mugsy, Penelope, Pepé, Pete Puma, Porky, Sam, Sam Sheepdog, Sylvester, Tweety, & Beaky August 25, 1995 The Amazing Panda Adventure Casablanca two-disc special edition,
The Essential Bugs Bunny,
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection
Features more characters than any other cartoon
Superior Duck Chuck Jones Daffy, Foghorn, Marvin, Porky, Taz, Tweety, Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote August 23, 1996 Carpool US and its territories Daffy Duck's Quackbusters,
The Essential Daffy Duck,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
Pullet Surprise Darrell Van Citters Foghorn, Pete Puma March 26, 1997 Cats Don't Dance The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie,
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection
Coyote Falls Matthew O'Callaghan Wile E. and Road Runner July 30, 2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Worldwide Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,
Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
Computer animated; directed by Matthew O'Callaghan and produced by Reel FX Creative Studios
Fur of Flying Wile E. and Road Runner September 24, 2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole,
Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
Rabid Rider Wile E. and Road Runner December 17, 2010 Yogi Bear Yogi Bear,
Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat Sylvester, Tweety, Granny November 18, 2011 Happy Feet Two US and its territories Happy Feet Two,
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
Daffy's Rhapsody Daffy, Elmer, Bugs (cameo), Taz (cameo), Tweety (cameo), Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner (cameo) February 10, 2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Worldwide N/A

Limited releases

Title Director Characters Release date Film shown with Release location DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Another Froggy Evening Chuck Jones Marvin, Michigan October 6, 1995 Limited release Los Angeles Space Jam two-disc DVD,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
From Hare to Eternity Bugs, Michigan (cameo), Sam November 4, 1997 The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 (1998 dubbed version),
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection
Last cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.
Father of the Bird Stephen Fossatti Sylvester November 14, 1997 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
  • First Sylvester cartoon since 1966
  • Last cartoon to use cels
  • Last cartoon produced by Chuck Jones and the last cartoon to have Chuck Jones involved.
  • Last cartoon produced by Chuck Jones Film Productions.
Little Go Beep Spike Brandt Wile E. and Road Runner November 6, 2000 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters,
Supergenius Hijinks,
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection
2000 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival[3]
Flash in the Pain[4] Matthew O'Callaghan Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tweety (cameo), Sylvester (cameo), Granny (cameo) June 10, 2014 N/A Computer animated; produced by Reel FX Creative Studios 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival[5]

Originally planned for theatrical release

Premiered on television

Title Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century Chuck Jones Daffy, Gossamer, Marvin, Porky November 20, 1980 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters,
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1,
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
  • Planned for theatrical release, then changed into a TV format cartoon, edited into the CBS-TV special Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special
  • Re-branded as a Merrie Melodies short
Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers Greg Ford,
Terry Lennon
Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Sam, Porky ("Porky drum" ending) August 25, 1992 Space Jam two-disc DVD (edited),
The Essential Bugs Bunny (uncut version),
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection (uncut version)
  • Planned for theatrical release
  • Edited into the television special Bugs Bunny's Creature Features
(Blooper) Bunny Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Sam June 13, 1997 LTGC Volume 1, Disc 1 (special feature)
  • Planned for theatrical release, first shown on Cartoon Network
  • Final cartoon that the Greg Ford/Terry Lennon team worked on.
  • Produced in 1991

Premiered on home video

All cartoons were produced by Sander Schwartz and Larry Doyle, with the exception of Daffy Duck for President, which was produced by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone. There were several shorts planned and storyboarded in 2004 but all of them were canceled due to the box-office failure of Looney Tunes: Back in Action.[citation needed]

Title Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
The Whizzard of Ow Bret Haaland Wile E. and Road Runner November 1, 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action,
Supergenius Hijinks
Premiered at Wal-Mart stores.
Museum Scream Dan Povenmire Sylvester, Tweety, Granny March 31, 2004 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition),
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas Bill Kopp,
Peter Shin
Bugs, Sam, Wile E. Coyote (cameo), Road Runner (cameo) Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition),
The Essential Bugs Bunny,
Looney Tunes Parodies Collection
Attack of the Drones Rich Moore Daffy (as Duck Dodgers),
Zorak from Space Ghost (cameo),
The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones (cameo)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition),
The Essential Daffy Duck
Cock-A-Doodle Duel Peter Shin Foghorn Leghorn Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Blu-ray and Australian DVD edition)
My Generation G-G-Gap Dan Povenmire Porky
Daffy Duck for President Spike Brandt,
Tony Cervone
Daffy, Bugs November 2, 2004 LTGC Volume 2, Disc 3 (special feature),
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
  • Direct-to-DVD short, planned for theatrical release
  • Based on the book of the same name by Chuck Jones

Miscellaneous Looney Tunes shorts

Made-for-TV cartoons

Title Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol Friz Freleng Bugs, Elmer, Foghorn, Pepé, Petunia, Porky, Sam, Sylvester, Tweety November 27, 1979 LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature)
  • Edited from the CBS TV special Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
  • Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol and Freeze Frame were re-branded as Merrie Melodies shorts
Freeze Frame Chuck Jones Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner
Fright Before Christmas Friz Freleng Bugs, Taz, Clyde, Speedy LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature),
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
The Yolk's on You Tony Benedict
Gerry Chiniquy
Art Davis
Dave Detiege
Daffy, Foghorn, Prissy, Sylvester April 1, 1980 LTGC Volume 6, Disc 1 (special feature),
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
  • Edited from the NBC TV special Daffy Duck's Easter Special
  • The Yolk's on You and Daffy Flies North were re-branded as Merrie Melodies shorts
The Chocolate Chase Friz Freleng Daffy, Speedy LTGC Volume 6, Disc 1 (special feature),
4 Classic Cartoons promotional DVD,
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
Daffy Flies North Tony Benedict
Gerry Chiniquy
Art Davis
Dave Detiege
Daffy LTGC Volume 6, Disc 1 (special feature),
The Essential Daffy Duck (special feature)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny Chuck Jones Bugs, Elmer, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner (cameo) May 21, 1980 LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (special feature)
  • Edited from the CBS TV special Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over
  • Soup or Sonic was re-branded as a Merrie Melodies short
Spaced Out Bunny Bugs, Marvin, Hugo LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature),
The Essential Bugs Bunny (special feature)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1
Soup or Sonic Wile E. and Road Runner LTGC Volume 5, Disc 4 (special feature)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (special feature)
Daffy & Porky in the William Tell Overture Dan Haskett Daffy, Porky 2006 LTGC Volume 4, Disc 2 (special feature)
  • Edited from the 1991 television special Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster
  • Branded as a Merrie Melodies short on the end card

Other shorts

Title Director Characters Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension Douglas McCarthy Daffy, Marvin, K-9 October 23, 1996 Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1

Webtoons

The following Flash animation shorts were released onto the official Looney Tunes website between 2001 and 2005. Two collections were released on home video in 2003, Stranger than Fiction and Reality Check.

Title Release date Series DVD & Blu-ray availability Notes
Survival of the Dimmest May 1, 2001 Toon Marooned Looney Tunes: Reality Check Survivor parody
Beach, Blanket, Bang-O May 17, 2001
Helter Shelter (Looney Tunes) May 31, 2001
Finder's Eaters June 14, 2001
Sandcastle Hassle June 28, 2001
I've Misplaced My Piano! July 12, 2001
Speared, Seared and Feared July 31, 2001
Oh My Darlin' Serpentine August 14, 2001
Obstacles, of Course August 28, 2001
Fowl Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain September 6, 2001
The Matwix September 20, 2001 N/A N/A The Matrix parody
Judge Granny: Case 1: Tweety vs. Sylvester (Cagey Witness) October 4, 2001 Judge Granny Looney Tunes: Reality Check Judge Judy parody
Twick or Tweety October 18, 2001 N/A Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction N/A
Judge Granny: Case 2: Coyote vs. Roadrunner (Inherit the Windbag) November 1, 2001 Judge Granny Looney Tunes: Reality Check Judge Judy parody
Judge Granny: Case 3: Fudd vs. Duck (Fowl Play) November 15, 2001
Planet of the Taz November 29, 2001 Planet of the Taz Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction Planet of the Apes parody
Beneath the Planet of the Taz December 13, 2001
Enough With the Planet of the Taz December 27, 2001
Tech Suppork January 10, 2002 N/A N/A
Satellite Sam February 7, 2002
Junkyard Run: Part 1 February 21, 2002 Junkyard Run Looney Tunes: Reality Check The Cannonball Run parody
Junkyard Run: Part 2 March 7, 2002
Junkyard Run: Part 3 March 21, 2002
Sufferin' Sasquatch April 4, 2002 Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction N/A
Who Wants to Be a Martian-aire? April 18, 2002
Loch Ness Mess May 2, 2002
Cropsy Curvy May 16, 2002
The Bermuda Short May 30, 2002
The Taming of the Screwball June 13, 2002
Gone in 30 Minutes July 11, 2002 The Royal Mallard
Window Pains July 25, 2002
Daffy's Meet Market August 8, 2002
Cube Wars August 22, 2002
Hogs & Kisses September 5, 2002
¡El Chupacabra! October 17, 2002 Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained
The Island of Dr. Moron October 24, 2002 N/A
Elmer Fudd vs. Yosemite Sam November 7, 2002 Aluminum Chef Looney Tunes: Reality Check Iron Chef parody
Sylvester Cat vs. Tweety Bird November 21, 2002
Sports Blab#1 December 5, 2002 Sports Blab N/A
Sports Blab#2 December 19, 2002
Tear Factor January 2, 2003 N/A Fear Factor parody
Cat Stays in the Picture August 2004 N/A N/A N/A
H2Uh-Oh!
Bunk Bedlam
Yosemite Slam
Parallel Porked September 2004
Full Metal Racket
Wile E. Coyote Ugly November 2004
Oh Taz, You Devil!
Multiplex Mallard December 2004
Snow Business January 2005
Maximum Tazocity
Noie Da Topo Mouse Trouble in English
Dating Do's and Don'ts: How to Be a "Mr. Good-Date" February 2005 N/A
Daffy Dentist D.D.S.
Fast Feud April 2005
Stunt Duck
Psycho Kitty May 2005
Wild KingDumb
Malltown and Tazboy June 2005
Little Pet Shop of Horrors
Grand Master Rabbit
Dux's Tux's July 2005

Commercials

The following Flash animation shorts were also released onto the official Looney Tunes website.

  • "Anvil-O's" (cereal)
  • "Caves" (parody of MTV Cribs)
  • "D.I.P.S. (Department of Investigations of Paranormal Sightings)"
  • "Da Beepo" (2002) (Road Runner's psychic hotline)
  • "The Law Firm of Duck, Duck, McKimson & Duck" (law firm)
  • "Elmer Fudd's Extreme Wabbit Hunt Wampage 3: Elmer's Wevenge" (2001) (video game)
  • "Looney Tunes Cruise Lines"
  • "Porky's Pizza Palace"
  • "Stone Cold Duck"
  • "50/50" (20/20 parody)
  • "Twick or Tweety"

References

  1. ^ Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation p21
  2. ^ Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation p21
  3. ^ "My Name Is Earl Kress Blog". 12 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Warner Bros. Announces New Looney Tunes 3D Theatrical Shorts". 8 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Studios, France, Emerging Industries Energize Annecy". 9 June 2014.

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)

External links

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