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[[caption-width-right:350:Ah yes, the good ol' days...[[note]] Clockwise: Kitty the Cat, Beans The Cat, PorkyPig, and Oliver Owl. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome You probably don't remember most of them.]][[/note]]]]

!!!This is Part One of the LooneyTunesAndMerrieMelodiesFilmography. This page covers all of the cartoons from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1929 to 1939.]] A total of 271 shorts were released during this time.

The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes series was started in 1929 when [[HarmanAndIsing Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising]], fresh off of work on Disney's ''OswaldTheLuckyRabbit'', attempted to sell their new character, BoskoTheTalkInkKid, to Leon Schlesinger, with a [[RogerRabbitEffect live action/animation combining pilot]] that was privately screened for him. While that aspect [[OutOfTheInkwell was nothing new to cartoons then]], they had another advantage in that it was one of the earliest cartoons to incorporate lip synch with sound in animation [[note]] but definitely not the first--Max Fleischer beat them to it with 1927's "By The Light of the Silvery Moon"[[/note]]--while synchronized sound cartoons were already on the rise thanks to SteamboatWillie and FleischerStudios ''Song Car-Tunes'' and ''{{Talkartoons}}'', Harman and Ising's experiment successfully earned them Leon's distribution for their cartoon studio.

'''''Looney Tunes''''' officially debuted in 1930 with ''SinkinInTheBathtub'', acting as a competitor to WaltDisney's MickeyMouse and SillySymphonies cartoons, relying on Bosko and friends as recurring characters and thus allowing it to rely on low budgets. '''''Merrie Melodies''''' debuted in 1931 with ''LadyPlayYourMandolin'', being a series of [[AnimatedMusicVideo Animated Music Videos]] made to promote the Warner Bros. music catalogue, and relied more on oneshot stories and characters due to its higher budgets, at least until the late 1930's. Looney Tunes would remain the lower budget series throughout the decade, while Merrie Melodies would eventually upgrade to color in 1934--something Looney Tunes would not have until 1942. These early shorts were directed by both Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising themselves.

The earliest Looney Tunes are very interesting to watch, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness if just from a historical standpoint]]. Unlike the [[CastOfSnowflakes rich main cast and one-shot characters]] that the franchise eventually would be known and beloved for, Harman and Ising's characters tended to be [[FlatCharacter non-descript in personality]]; Bosko was a generic [[TheEveryman everyman]] character who made instruments out of anything he touched, Honey was a run-of-the-mill cutesy pie girl ala MinnieMouse, Bruno the dog was a PlutoThePup clone, and so forth. But what set Harman And Ising's shorts apart from Disney at first was just how un-Disney like they were. MickeyMousing aside, these early cartoons had very bawdy, raunchy humor that Disney was already moving on from on grounds of taste--crude humor like [[FunnyAnimal funny animals ]] [[LadyPlayYourMandolin having a beer party]], Honey being licked in the butt by Bruno the Dog in "Bosko's Holiday", Honey pulling in lingerie while taking a bath while Bosko is watching in "Sinkin' in the Bathtub", a palm tree with {{Gainaxing}} [[NonMammalMammaries coconuts for breasts]] in "Congo Jazz", Bosko getting [[GroinAttack barbed wire dragged under his crotch]] in "Bosko's Store", etc. They were also unabashedly cartoony, with lots of broad slapstick and [[RandomEventsPlot freewheeling plots]] that Disney initially cherished, but was quickly becoming more restrained in. These early Looney Tunes also featured a self-contained world of funny animal characters, with human characters infrequently appearing--quite different from the Looney Tunes we remember today, which clearly take place on a caricatured earth. And finally, being made when animation was still quite young as a medium, the shorts largely lack the post-modern, [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall busting]] comedy, satirical undertones and strong individual director quirks that would become hallmarks of the more famous Looney Tunes, although like the later shorts, references to pop culture of the time were still abundant.

However, by the time Disney gained a significant hold in the animation industry by 1932 and 1933 with shorts like ''FlowersAndTrees'' and ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'', their influence started increasing on the Looney Tunes shorts--by 1932, much of the cartoony animation was toned down considerably, the raunchy humor was neutered to the point of being almost non-existent, and plots became more saccharine. All of this was a deliberate effort by Hugh Harman to try and compete with Disney and their MickeyMouse and SillySymphonies shorts, in spite of having vastly inferior budgets. By the time the Disney/ThreeLittlePigs made a splash, Harman began having squabbles with Leon Schlesinger over increasing their budgets, escalating to the point where he and Rudy finally called it quits and left for {{MGM}}, along with many of their staffers, to work on their ill-fated ''HappyHarmonies'' series, taking the character and trademark rights to Bosko with them (in a wise move, they had made sure to own the rights to Bosko, so as not to repeat the ownership debacle their former boss WaltDisney had with Charles Mintz and OswaldTheLuckyRabbit).

In a desperate effort to keep his cartoon studio afloat, Leon hired ex-Disney staff such as Jack King, Earl Duvall and Tom Palmer, who with a team of animators hastily cooked up three cartoons starring their replacement for Bosko--Buddy, a cartoon human who was an even blander version of the already generic Bosko. These three shorts were so sloppily done, that upon screening, Jack Warner himself rejected the cartoons on sight. His studio in danger of falling apart, Leon called upon the help of Creator/FrizFreleng; while he had left with Harman And Ising, Friz returned just in time to edit the rejected cartoons into one mediocre-yet-acceptable film: "Buddy's Day Out". This saved the studio for the time, and Leon promptly fired Palmer.

Despite this brief victory, the studio was still riddled with problems; besides falling far behind the other studios on a technical level, they were still unable to shake off the pseudo-Disney influence that clung to the later Harman And Ising cartoons, instead magnifying the influence to even more unbearable, cloying levels. Creator/FrizFreleng was largely getting by, but Jack King and Earl Duvall were of no help to the studios situation, and both left the studio after having very brief directing tenures. All in all, it seemed that the studio was doomed to remain a third rate Disney wannabe...that is, until a new guy, fresh from the Creator/WalterLantz cartoon studio arrived to take shots at directing, an animator named Creator/TexAvery. Starting from 1935's "Gold Diggers of '49", Tex began moving the studio away from its Disney roots--he allowed the animators more leeway in what they could get away with in a cartoon, and most of all, brought back the cartoony attitude of the earlier shorts, while beginning to establish his own strong comedic point of view in the shorts. The epitome of this would be the landmark short ''Film/PorkysDuckHunt'' (the debut film of their newest star, DaffyDuck), arguably the bridge between the old and new WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, codifying the ZanyCartoon and thus establishing a true identity for the Warner Bros. cartoon studio (which would eventually crystallize with the short ''AWildHare'' in 1940). Another crucial addition to the studio was bringing in composer Carl Stalling, whose emotional, energetic musical scores breathed a new life into the cartoons that were lacking from previous composers in the series, as well as fresh new voice talent MelBlanc.

This would only be increased when director Creator/BobClampett, fresh off of animating for Avery, began directing in the B&W unit; while he was equipped with the lowest budgets and weakest animators in the studio, and only allowed to make B&W PorkyPig cartoons, he succeeded in bringing surreal, newspaper comic like designs, and a manic pacing mixed with cinematic sensibility, not to mention his very raw sense of comedy, into his shorts--Clampett is also notable for helping crystallize the personality of DaffyDuck in shorts like ''Wise Quacks'' and ''Porky and Daffy'', after Avery abandoned Daffy after three shorts. Director FrankTashlin, who previously had experience as an animator, gag man and newspaper cartoonist (notably running his own strip, Van Boring, for a few years), also began experimenting with his shorts with a somewhat brief run on the series, attempting more interesting camera angles, lighting and cutting techniques in the vein of live action movies--not to mention bringing much more cartoony speed, and thus faster timing, into play in his shorts, also helped by his more sardonic, earthy sense of humor, which shows in cartoons like ''Case of the Stuttering Pig'' and ''Porky's Romance'', as well as several shorts featuring celebrity caricatures, such as ''The Woods are Full of Cuckoos'' and ''Have You Got Any Castles?''.

After Tashlin left in 1938, [[Creator/ChuckJones Charles M. Jones]], who was previously an animator for Avery, acquired his unit and began cutting his directorial teeth, occasionally making the odd gag cartoon, but ironically still clinging to a strong Disney influence, as evident in his early cartoons with characters such as Sniffles the Mouse, a contrast from the progress the other directors were making, and also a contrast from the more esteemed shorts Jones would direct later on. Creator/FrizFreleng, the senior member of the staff who had taken over most directing duties after Harman-Ising left, stuck to making standard issue cartoons in the vein of the mid 30's shorts; a mix of gag cartoons and sentimental storytelling, until he briefly left the studio to have an ill-fated tenure on MGM's ''The Captain and the Kids'' series. In that time period, Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton acquired his unit and directed several enjoyable, but otherwise unremarkable cartoons, until Friz returned in 1940.

But the best had yet to come...

163 character driven shorts were made, while 108 of them were oneshots.

Up next is LooneyTunesInTheForties.
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[[folder: Milestone Shorts Of This Era]]

* Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid (1929): Pilot for the entire franchise.
[[index]]
* SinkinInTheBathtub (1930): First officially released WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short.
* LadyPlayYourMandolin (1931): First [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] short.
[[/index]]
* Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land (1931): One of the CensoredEleven.
* It's Got Me Again! (1932): First Warner Bros. short to be nominated for an AcademyAward.
* Ride Him Bosko! (1932): Earliest Warner Bros. short still under copyright. Also notable for a very post-modernistic ending gag.
* Buddy's Day Out (1933): First Looney Tunes short produced by the post-HarmanAndIsing studio. Debut of Buddy.
* I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (1933): First Merrie Melodies short produced by the post-HarmanAndIsing studio.
* Buddy's Beer Garden (1933): Earl Duvall's directorial debut.
* Buddy the Gob (1934): Friz Freleng's credited directorial debut at Warners.
* Honeymoon Hotel (1934): First Merrie Melodies short in color.
* Buddy's Bearcats (1934): Jack King's directorial debut.
* Buddy's Adventures (1934): Ben Hardaway's directorial debut.
* I Haven't Got A Hat (1935): Debut of PorkyPig and Beans the Cat.
* Golddiggers of '49 (1935): First short that Creator/TexAvery directed at Warners.
* Page Miss Glory (1936): One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga (1936): Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons list.
* Sunday Go To Meetin' Time (1936): One of the CensoredEleven.
* Porky's Poultry Plant (1936): Directorial debut of Frank Tashlin, and first to have Carl Stalling composing the music.
* WesternAnimation/PigsIsPigs (1936): Simpsons creator Matt Groening's all time favorite cartoon. Also, one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Picador Porky (1937): First short with MelBlanc providing voice work.
* Porky's Romance (1937): Debut of Petunia Pig.
* Film/PorkysDuckHunt (1937): Debut of DaffyDuck.
* Clean Pastures (1937): One of the CensoredEleven.
* Uncle Tom's Bungalow (1937): One of the CensoredEleven.
* Porky's Badtime Story (1937): Directorial debut of Creator/BobClampett.
* DaffyDuckAndEgghead (1938): First solo DaffyDuck short, and his first short in color.
* Jungle Jitters (1938): One of the CensoredEleven.
* Porky's Phony Express (1938): First short directed by Cal Howard and Cal Dalton.
* Porky's Hare Hunt (1938): Debut of the BugsBunny prototype.
* The Isle of Pingo Pongo (1938): One of the CensoredEleven. First of Avery's travelogue parodies.
* Porky & Daffy (1938): First team-up of the duo.
* Cinderella Meets Fella (1938): An Egghead short. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Wholley Smoke (1938): One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* PorkyInWackyland (1938): One of The50GreatestCartoons and one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* The Night Watchman (1938): Directorial debut of Creator/ChuckJones.
* Prest-o Change-o (1939): Second appearance of the Proto-Bugs.
* Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur (1939): First Creator/ChuckJones-directed DaffyDuck short.
* Thugs With Dirty Mugs (1939): One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Naughty But Mice (1939): Debut of Sniffles the Mouse.
* OldGlory (1939): One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
* Hare-Um Scare-Um (1939): Third appearance of the BugsBunny prototype.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Characters Debuting In This Era]]
* BoskoTheTalkInkKid (Debut; "Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid", 1929) Appears in 40 shorts total.
* Foxy (Debut; "Lady Play Your Mandolin", 1931) Appears in 3 shorts.
* Piggy (Debut; "You Don't Know What Your Doin'!", 1931) Appears in 2 shorts.
* Goopy Geer (Debut; "Goopy Geer", 1932) Appears in 4 shorts.
* Buddy (Debut; "Buddy's Day Out", 1933) Appears in 23 shorts.
* PorkyPig (Debut; "I Haven't Got A Hat", 1935) Appears in 69 shorts, five of which are shared with Daffy Duck.
* Beans the Cat (Debut; "I Haven't Got A Hat", 1935) Appears in 8 shorts, some of which are shared with Porky Pig and Ham and Ex.
* Ham and Ex The Pups (Debut; "I Haven't Got A Hat", 1935) Appears in four shorts, one entirely to themselves, three with Beans and/or Porky.
* Kitty Cat (Debut; "I Haven't Got A Hat", 1935) Appears in 5 shorts, all shared with Porky Pig and/or Beans The Cat.
* Gabby Goat (Debut; "Porky & Gabby", 1937) Appears in three shorts, all shared with Porky Pig.
* DaffyDuck (Debut; "Porky's Duck Hunt, 1937) Appears in 10 shorts during this period, five of which are shared with Porky.
* Egghead (Debut; "Egghead Rides Again", 1937) An odd recurring character of Avery's cartoons, considered by some to be a prototype of Elmer Fudd. He appeared in 12 shorts total.
* Happy Hare/Proto-Bugs/Bugs' Bunny (Debut; "Porky's Hare Hunt", 1938) Appears in 3 shorts.
* The Curious Pups (Debut; "Dog Gone Modern", 1939)
* Sniffles The Mouse (Debut; "Naughty But Mice", 1939) Appeared in three shorts during 1939.
* Inki (Debut; "Little Lion Hunter", 1939) Appeared in one short during this period.

[[/folder]]
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[[index]]
!1929

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt1J4k3sQQQ Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid]] (LT): The original pilot for the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes series. While it never saw a theatrical release, it is still an imporant part of the series history. It is also notable for being one of the earliest cartoon to have synchronized ''speech''.

!1930: All entries are WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. All cartoons are directed by HarmanAndIsing.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kPhP3ZNw6A Sinkin' in the Bathtub]] (LT) 4-19-1930: The first Looney Tunes short to ever be released in theaters. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh8xb387-yc Congo Jazz]] (LT) 9-XX-1930: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ghTd-n6Fs Hold Anything]] (LT) 10-XX-1930: Features music from the lost sound film "Hold Everything". PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSt0YZZEQXg The Booze Hangs High]] (LT) 11-XX-1930: PublicDomain
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aoEo3d5BM&feature=fvwrel Box Car Blues]] (LT) 12-XX-1930: PublicDomain.

!1931: All cartoons before "Lady, Play Your Mandolin!" are directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. All Merrie Melodies cartoons are directed by Rudolf Ising, and all Looney Tunes cartoons after "The Tree's Knees" are directed by Hugh Harman.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4z73MBcObs Big Man From the North]] (LT) 1-XX-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtMSHA6yV94 Ain't Nature Grand]] (LT) 3-XX-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnkJM_AU1ag Ups 'n Downs]] (LT) 3-XX-1931: Notable for having a completely different ending in its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz_Zg6M3s2I colorized version]]. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe1cYboU6i4 Dumb Patrol]] (LT) 5-XX-1931: NamesTheSame as the 1964 BugsBunny short. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNP26EWHHio&playnext=1&list=PL9B5143C15FB8AE3D Yodeling Yokels]] (LT) 6-XX-31: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoCLDgqWOyo Bosko's Holiday]] (LT) 7-XX-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d36Vb-0unCY The Tree's Knees]] (LT) 7-XX-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJMlruV2RD4 Lady Play Your Mandolin]] (MM) 8-XX-1931: The first of the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] series. Debut of Foxy. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R78jw_Sk7hs Smile, Darn Ya, Smile]] (MM) 9-05-1931: Second appearance of Foxy. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhvFh3AmCWk Bosko Shipwrecked]] (LT) 9-19-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3rRJBkc6kQ One More Time]] (MM) 10-3-1931: Last appearance of Foxy, due to WaltDisney ordering Rudy Ising to stop using the [[CaptainErsatz blatantly plagaristic]] MickeyMouse clone. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjMEUBEFFI Bosko the Doughboy]] (LT) 10-17-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6YqZ3pDBUw You Don't Know What You're Doin']] (MM) 10-31-1931: Debut of Piggy. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ykscTA8H1Y Bosko's Soda Fountain]] (LT) 11-14-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giJBiwAuug0 Hittin' the Trail For Hallelujah Land]] (MM) 11-28-1931: One of the CensoredEleven (the first entry and possibly the least offensive of the eleven). Second and last appearance of Piggy. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fffbPRXZ_k Bosko's Fox Hunt]] (LT) 12-12-1931: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bihkqWZrEwc Red-Headed Baby]] (MM) 12-26-1931: PublicDomain

!1932: All Looney Tunes directed by Hugh Harman, all Merrie Melodies directed by Rudy Ising.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSYX3TC1zjM Bosko at the Zoo]] (LT) 1-9-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap60539utnA Pagan Moon]] (MM) 1-23-1932: First Merrie Melodies to have [[AmbiguouslyHuman anything resembling human]] characters. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2EEdFgMjYU Battling Bosko]] (LT) 2-6-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ur4dKPW8js Freddy the Freshman]] (MM) 2-20-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dspt1XPvWsE Big-Hearted Bosko]] (LT) 3-5-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9GF6BuPhIU Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee]] (MM) 3-19-1932 PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp7cbHxtt5I Bosko's Party]] (LT) 4-2-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luDOo5daqkk Goopy Geer]] (MM) 4-16-1932: Debut of Goopy Geer. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nph03gb3ZJw Bosko and Bruno]] (LT) 4-30-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZcKLuwm2fc It's Got Me Again!]] (MM) 5-14-1932: First WB cartoon to recieve an AcademyAward nomination. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTHqvgUYdN4 Moonlight For Two]] (MM) 6-11-1932: Second appearance of Goopy Geer. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFgppNchGYU Bosko's Dog Race]] (LT) 6-25-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIeW8sG4KbU The Queen Was in the Parlor]] (MM) 7-9-1932: Third appearance of Goopy Geer. PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQQMAQL0GsM Bosko at the Beach]] (LT) 7-23-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kpr682j5DA I Love a Parade]] (MM) 8-6-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LD6Ynm3eZ0 Bosko's Store]] (LT) 8-13-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocOgdxl21Pw Bosko the Lumberjack]] (LT) 9-3-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YsTLJw_hTY You're Too Careless With Your Kisses]] (MM) 9-10-1932: PublicDomain.
* Ride Him, Bosko (LT) 9-17-1932: Notable for an ending gag that would almost count as a foreshadowing of the humor that would appear in later WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. It is also the earliest Warner Bros. cartoon still under copyright.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diugTJrzhCA I Wish I Had Wings]] (MM) 10-15-1932: PublicDomain.
* Bosko the Drawback (LT) 10-22-1932
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvVQkEg2-vk A Great Big Bunch of You]] (MM) 11-12-1932: PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWcC5WPSJc Bosko's Dizzy Date]] (LT) 11-19-1932: Also exists under an alternate title, "Bosko and Honey". PublicDomain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3yXUh8Vaqo&playnext=1&list=PL496A1568DD645CB4&feature=results_video Three's a Crowd]] (MM) 12-10-1932: PublicDomain.
* Bosko's Woodland Daze (LT) 12-17-1932

!1933 All Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies prior to Buddy's Day Out are directed by Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising respectively.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZIMtBChvbI The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives]] (MM) 1-7-33: PublicDomain.
* Bosko in Dutch (LT) 1-14-33
* One Step Ahead of My Shadow (MM) 2-4-33
* Bosko in Person (LT) 2-11-33
* Young and Healthy (MM) 3-4-33
* Bosko the Speed King (LT) 3-11-33
* The Organ Grinder (MM) 4-8-33
* Bosko's Knight-Mare (LT) 4-29-33
* Wake Up the Gypsy in Me (MM) 5-13-33
* Bosko the Sheepherder (LT) 6-3-33
* I Like Mountain Music (MM) 6-10-33
* Beau Bosko (LT) 7-1-33
* Shuffle Off to Buffalo (MM) 7-8-33
* Bosko's Mechanical Man (LT) 7-29-33
* The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon (MM) 8-5-33
* Bosko the Musketeer (LT) 8-12-33
* We're in the Money (MM) 8-26-33
* Bosko's Picture Show (LT) 8-26-33: Last appearance of Bosko in a Warner Bros. cartoon. Co-directed by Friz Freleng.
* Buddy's Day Out (LT) 9-9-33: Debut of Buddy. First post-Harman And Ising Looney Tune. Directed by Tom Palmer.
* I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (MM): 9-30-33 Palmer: First post-Harman And Ising Merrie Melody.
* Buddy's Beer Garden (LT) 11-18-33 Earl Duvall: Directorial debut of Earl Duvall.
* Buddy's Show Boat (LT) 12-9-33 Earl Duvall
* Sittin' On a Backyard Fence (MM) 12-16-33 Earl Duvall

!1934

* Buddy the Gob (LT) 1-13-34: First Warner Bros. cartoon fully directed by Creator/FrizFreleng.
* Pettin' in the Park (MM) 1-27-34 Bernard Brown.
* Honeymoon Hotel (MM) 2-17-34 Earl Duvall: The Merrie Melodies series upgrades to color from here on out.
* Buddy and Towser (LT) 2-24-34 Freleng
* Buddy's Garage (LT) 4-14-34 Earl Duvall: Last cartoon directed by Mr. Duvall before he was fired.
* Beauty and the Beast (MM) 4-14-34 Freleng
* Those Were Wonderful Days (MM) 4-26-34 Bernard Brown.
* Buddy's Trolley Troubles (LT) 5-5-34 Freleng
* Goin' to Heaven on a Mule (MM) 5-19-34 Freleng
* Buddy of the Apes (LT) 5-26-34 Ben Hardaway
* How Do I Know It's Sunday (MM) 6-9-34 Freleng
* Buddy's Bearcats (LT) 6-23-34: First WB cartoon directed by Jack King.
* Why Do I Dream These Dreams (MM) 6-30-34 Freleng
* Buddy's Circus (LT) 8-25-34 Jack King
* The Miller's Daughter (MM) 9-8-34 Freleng
* Buddy the Detective (LT) 9-15-34 Jack King
* The Girl at the Ironing Board (MM) 9-15-34 Freleng
* Viva Buddy (LT) 9-29-34 Jack King
* Shake Your Powder Puff (MM) 9-29-34 Freleng
* Buddy The Woodsman (LT) 10-20-34 Jack King
* Rhythm in the Bow (MM) 10-20-34 Ben Hardaway
* Those Beautiful Dames (MM) 11-10-34 Freleng
* Buddy's Adventures (LT) 11-17-34 Hardaway
* Pop Goes Your Heart (MM) 12-8-34 Freleng
* Buddy the Dentist (LT) 12-15-34 Hardaway

!1935

* Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name (MM) 1-19 Freleng
* The Country Boy (MM) 2-09 Freleng
* Buddy's Theatre (LT) 2-16 Hardaway
* I Haven't Got a Hat (MM) 3-09: Debut of PorkyPig, Beans the Cat, Oliver Owl, Kitty, Ham and Ex. Freleng
* Buddy's Pony Express (LT) 3-09 Hardaway
* Along Flirtation Walk (MM) 4-06 Friz Freleng
* Buddy of the Legion (LT) 4-06 Hardaway
* My Green Fedora (MM) 5-04 Freleng
* Buddy's Lost World (LT) 5-18 Jack King
* Into Your Dance (MM) 6-08 Freleng
* Buddy's Bug Hunt (LT) 6-22 Jack King
* Buddy in Africa (LT) 7-06 Hardaway
* The Country Mouse (MM) 7-13 Freleng
* Buddy Steps Out (LT) 7-20 Jack King
* The Merry Old Soul (MM) 8-17 Friz Freleng
* Buddy the Gee Man (LT): Last appearance of Buddy. 8-24 Jack King
* The Lady in Red (MM) 9-07 Freleng
* A Cartoonist's Nightmare (LT) 9-21 Jack King
* Hollywood Capers (LT) 10-19 King. Possibly PublicDomain.
* Little Dutch Plate (MM) 10-19 Freleng
* Golddiggers of '49 (LT) 11-02: First short directed by Creator/TexAvery, billed as a Beans the Cat cartoon. Porky Pig makes his second appearance here, curiously redesigned into a deep voiced, adult character.
* Billboard Frolics (MM) 11-09: First use of "Merrily We Roll Along", the Merrie Melodies theme--but as the theme of the short, not the title. Freleng
* Flowers For Madame (MM) 11-20 Freleng

!1936

* I Wanna Play House (MM) 1-11 Freleng
* Alpine Antics (LT) Jack King: One of the eight Beans the Cat cartoons.
* The Cat Came Back (MM) Freleng
* The Phantom Ship (LT) Jack King
* Boom Boom (LT): Third appearance of Porky Pig. Billed a Beans the Cat cartoon. Jack King. PublicDomain.
* The Fire Alarm (LT): Another Beans the Cat cartoon. Guest starring Ham and Ex the pups. Jack King
* I'm A Big Shot Now (MM) 4-11 Freleng
* The Blow Out (LT) 4-24: Fourth appearance of Porky Pig. Avery
* Westword Whoa (LT) 4-25 Jack King. PublicDomain.
* Plane Dippy (LT) 4-30 Tex Avery: Fifth appearance of Porky Pig. Avery
* Let It Be Me (MM) 5-09 Freleng
* Fish Tales (LT) 5-23 Jack King
* I'd Love to Take Orders From You (MM) 5-25 Avery
* Bingo Crosbyana (MM) 5-30: Features a parody of BingCrosby as a fly. Crosby did not take this well, suing the studio for this insulting caricature. Freleng
* Page Miss Glory (MM) 6-09 Avery: One of Tex's non-comedic works. Notable for its art deco backgrounds, which were surprisingly modern looking for the time period.
* Shanghied Shipmates (LT) 6-20 King
* When I Yoo Hoo (MM) 6-20 Freleng
* Porky's Pet (LT) 7-11 King
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* WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga (MM) 7-18 Avery: Semi-remake of "My Green Fedora", but more street smart in humor--a hallmark of Avery's shorts.
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* Porky the Rainmaker (LT) 8-01 Avery
* Sunday Go to Meetin' Time (MM) 8-08: One of the CensoredEleven. Freleng
* Porky's Poultry Plant (LT) 8-22: Directorial debut of Frank Tashlin. First Looney Tunes short to have Carl Stalling composing the music.
* At Your Service Madame (MM) 8-29 Freleng
* Porky's Moving Day (LT) 9-12 King: Last Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Jack King.
* Toytown Hall (MM) 9-19 Freleng
* Boulevardier From the Bronx (MM) 10-10 Freleng
* Little Beau Porky (LT) 10-14 Tashlin
* The Coo-Coo Nut Grove (MM) 11-28 Freleng: Notable for designs provided by Thorton "T" Hee, a famous caricaturist of the day.
* The Village Smithy (LT) 12-05: First short to use an InteractiveNarrator--a technique that Creator/TexAvery later claimed was stolen by Disney for their {{Goofy}} cartoons--the only gag that Disney stole from them, in fact! Avery
* Porky in the Northwoods (LT) 12-19 Tashlin
* Milk and Money (LT) 12-28 Avery
* Don't Look Now (MM) 12-30 Avery

!1937

* He Was Her Man (MM) 1-02 Freleng
* Porky the Wrestler (LT) 1-09 Avery
* WesternAnimation/PigsIsPigs (MM) 1-09: Freleng. Said to be the favorite cartoon of WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons creator Matt Groening (who used the force-feeding gag from this cartoon on the Halloween episode where Homer sells his soul to the Devil so he can get a doughnut). [[NamesTheSame Has the same title]] as a [[MiscellaneousDisneyShorts 1950's Disneys short.]]
* Porky's Road Race (LT) 2-07: Tashlin
* Picador Porky (LT) 2-27: Avery. First short to have MelBlanc doing voice work.
* The Fella With the Fiddle (MM) 3-27: Freleng
* Porky's Romance (LT) 4-03: Tashlin. First appearance of Petunia Pig
* She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (MM) 4-10: Freleng
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* PorkysDuckHunt (LT) 4-17: Debut of DaffyDuck. Avery
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* Porky and Gabby (LT) 5-15: First of the two outsourced Looney Tune shorts. Alledgedly directed by UbIwerks, but Creator/ChuckJones claimed he and Clampett co-directed it.
* I Only Have Eyes For You (MM) 5-18: Avery
* Clean Pastures (MM) 5-22 Freleng: One of the CensoredEleven. In a stunning example of ValuesDissonance, this cartoon was nearly banned by the Hays Office for making fun of religion by showing black people as heavenly beings (these days, the black caricatures would cause a panic with censors. The religious references might still, but considering the "EverythingIsRacist" mentality of today's society, the references to religion and how humanity is losing its moral code is lost here). [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Pastures#Production_and_distribution Read more about it here]].
* Streamlined Greta Green (MM) 6-19: Freleng: This short would later be remade by Creator/TexAvery at MGM as [[TexAveryMGMCartoons "One Cab's Family".]]
* Sweet Sioux (MM) 6-26: Freleng
* Porky's Super Service (LT) 7-03: Second of the two outsourced Looney Tunes. Allegedly directed by UbIwerks, but was apparently co-directed by Clampett and Jones.
* Uncle Tom's Bungalow (MM) 7-12: One of the CensoredEleven. Avery
* Porky's Badtime Story (LT) 7-24: Directorial debut of Creator/BobClampett. Second appearance of Gabby Goat.
* Plenty of Money and You (MM) 7-31: Freleng
* Ain't We Got Fun (MM) 8-02: Avery
* Porky's Railroad (LT) 8-07: Tashlin. PublicDomain.
* Get Rich Quick Porky (LT) 8-28: Clampett: PublicDomain. Third and final appearance of Gabby Goat.
* Speaking of the Weather (MM) 9-04: Tashlin: First of Tashlin's three "Things Come To Life In a Bookstore" parodies.
* Porky's Garden (LT) 9-11: Avery. PublicDomain.
* Dog Daze (MM) 9-18: Freleng
* I Wanna Be a Sailor (MM)9-25: Avery: PublicDomain.
* Rover's Rival (LT) 10-09: Clampett: A Porky Pig short. First cartoon to use "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" as the official theme for the Looney Tunes series and the first cartoon to have the "Porky breaks out of the drum" ending card.
* The Lyin' Mouse (MM) 10-16: Freleng
* The Case of the Stuttering Pig (LT) 10-30: Tashlin: A Porky Pig short.
* Porky's Double Trouble (LT) 11-13: Tashlin.
* Egghead Rides Again (MM) 11-29: Avery. Debut of Egghead.
* A Sunbonnet Blue (MM) 12-01 Avery
* Porky's Hero Agency (LT) 12-04 Clampett
* The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos (MM) 12-04: Tashlin
* September in the Rain (MM) 12-18: Freleng
* Little Red Walking Hood (MM) 12-23: Avery. Guest-starring Egghead. Notable for the bulk of the animation being handled by later WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry animator Irv Spence.

!1938

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* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead (MM) 1-01: Second appearance of DaffyDuck, first where he is named. Avery
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* Porky's Poppa (LT) 1-15: Clampett
* My Little Buckeroo (MM) 1-29: Freleng
* Porky at the Crocadero (LT) 2-05: Tashlin
* Jungle Jitters (MM) 2-19: Part of the CensoredEleven. Freleng. PublicDomain.
* What Price Porky (LT) 2-26: Clampett
* The Sneezing Weasel (MM) 3-12: Avery
* Porky's Phony Express (LT) 3-19: Cal Howard, Cal Dalton: First short directed by Cal Howard and Cal Dalton.
* A Star is Hatched (MM) 4-02: Freleng
* Porky's Five and Ten (LT) 4-16: Clampett
* The Penguin Parade (MM) 4-23: Avery
* Porky's Hare Hunt (LT) 4-30: Debut of the alleged BugsBunny prototype. Ben Hardaway's directorial debut.
* Now That Summer is Gone (MM) 5-14: Tashlin
* Injun Trouble (LT) 5-21: NamesTheSame as the 1969 Looney Tunes short. Clampett
* The Isle of Pingo Pongo (MM) 5-28: Part of the CensoredEleven. Avery
* Porky the Fireman (LT) 6-04: Tashlin
* Katnip Kollege (MM) 6-11: Ben Hardaway, Cal Dalton: First time both directors would co-direct a short together.
* Have You Got Any Castles? (MM) 6-25: Tashlin: The second of Tashlin's three parodies of the "Things come to life in a bookstore" cartoons. Notable for a once-lost scene containing Alexander Woolcott as a town crier, which was found and restored for the second Golden Collection. PublicDomain.
* Porky's Party (LT) 6-25: Clampett
* Love and Curses (MM) 7-09: Hardaway, Dalton
* Porky's Spring Planting (LT) 7-16: Tashlin
* Cinderella Meets Fella (MM) 7-23: Avery
* Porky and Daffy (LT) 8-06: Clampett: First team-up of the duo.
* The Major Lied Till Dawn (MM) 8-13: Tashlin
* A-Lad-In Bagdad (MM) 8-27: Cal Howard, Cal Dalton
* Wholley Smoke (LT) 8-27: Tashlin: A Porky Pig short.
* Cracked Ice (MM) 9-10: Tashlin
* A Feud There Was (MM) 9-24: Avery
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* PorkyInWackyland (LT) 9-24: One of The50GreatestCartoons. Clampett. PublicDomain
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* Little Pancho Vanilla (MM) 10-08 Tashlin
* Porky's Naughty Nephew (LT) 10-15: Clampett
* Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas (MM) 10-22: Avery
* Porky in Egypt (LT) 11-05: Clampett ([[Creator/JohnKricfalusi John K]] has stated this cartoon is where he got the idea for the scene in [[{{RenAndStimpy}} The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen]] where one of the yaks goes crazy).
* You're an Education (MM) 11-05: Tashlin: The third of his "Things come to life in a store" parodies.
* The Night Watchman (MM) 11-19: Creator/ChuckJones' directorial debut.
* The Daffy Doc (LT) 11-26: Clampett: Starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.
* Daffy Duck in Hollywood (MM) 12-03: Last DaffyDuck short that Tex Avery directed.
* Count Me Out (MM) 12-17 Hardaway, Dalton
* Porky the Gob (LT) 12-17 Hardaway, Dalton
* The Mice Will Play (MM) 12-31 Avery

!1939

* The Lone Stranger and Porky (LT) 1-07: Clampett
* Dog Gone Modern (MM) 1-14: Jones: First appearance of his Curious Puppies characters.
* Hamatuer Night (MM) 1-28: Avery. PublicDomain.
* It's an Ill Wind (LT) 1-28: Hardaway, Dalton
* Robin Hood Makes Good (MM) 2-11: Jones. PublicDomain.
* Porky's Tire Trouble (LT) 2-18: Clampett
* Gold Rush Daze (MM) 2-25: Hardaway, Dalton
* A Day At The Zoo (MM) 3-11: Avery. PublicDomain.
* Porky's Movie Mystery (LT) 3-11: Clampett
* Prest-o Change-o (MM) 3-25: Second appearance of the so-called BugsBunny prototype, second appearance of the Curious Puppies. Jones. PublicDomain.
* Chicken Jitters (LT) 4-01: Clampett
* Bars and Stripes Forever (MM) 4-08: Hardaway, Dalton. PublicDomain.
* Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur (MM) 4-22: Jones: Chuck's first usage of Daffy Duck. PublicDomain.
* Porky and Teabiscuit (LT) 4-22: Tashlin
* Thugs With Dirty Mugs (MM) 5-06: Avery: An ambitious spoof of WarnerBros. gangster pictures.
* Kristopher Kolombus Jr. (LT) 5-13: Clampett
* Naughty But Mice (MM) 5-20: Debut of Sniffles The Mouse. Jones
* Hobo Gadget Band (MM) 5-27: Hardaway, Daltin
* Polar Pals (LT) 6-03: Clampett
* Scalp Trouble (LT) 6-24: Clampett: A Porky and Daffy short.
* Believe it, or Else (MM) 6-25: Last appearance of Egghead. Avery
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* OldGlory (MM) 7-01: Jones: One of the most un-WarnerBros like cartoons ever made. Starring Porky Pig.
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* Dangerous Dan [=McFoo=] (MM) 7-15 Avery
* Porky's Picnic (LT) 7-15 Clampett
* Snowman's Land (MM) 7-29 Jones
* Wise Quacks (LT) 8-05: Starring Porky and Daffy. Clampett.
* Hare-Um Scare-Um (MM) 8-12: Third appearance of the BugsBunny prototype. Hardaway, Dalton. Like with "Castles?", it was notable for having a lost ending, which was finally unearthed and restored for "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2".
* Detouring America (MM) 8-26: Avery: One of several travelogue parodies that Avery did.
* Little Brother Rat (MM) 9-02: Jones: Second appearance of Sniffles the Mouse.
* Porky's Hotel (LT) 9-02: Clampett
* Sioux Me (MM) 9-09: Hardaway, Dalton
* Jeepers Creepers (LT) 9-23: Clampett: A Porky Pig cartoon.
* Land of the Midnight Fun (MM): 9-23: Avery
* Little Lion Hunter (MM) 10-07: First appearance of Inki. Jones
* Naughty Neighbors (LT) 10-07 Clampett
* The Good Egg (MM) 10-21: Jones: Third Sniffles the Mouse cartoon.
* Fresh Fish (MM) 11-04: Avery
* Pied Piper Porky (LT) 11-04: Clampett
* Fagin's Freshman (MM) 11-18: Hardaway, Dalton
* Porky the Giant Killer (LT) 11-18: Clampett
* Sniffles and the Bookworm (MM) 12-02: Jones: Fourth appearance of Sniffles the Mouse.
* Screwball Football (MM) 12-16: Avery
* The Film Fan (LT) 12-16: Clampett
* The Curious Puppy (MM) 12-30 Jones: Third apperance of Jones' Curious Puppies characters.
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