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Looney Tunes in the Fifties

This is Part Three of the Looney Tunes And Merrie Melodies Filmography, covering all shorts from 1950 to 1959. A total of 278 shorts were released during this time.

Up next is Looney Tunes In The Sixties.

1950

  • Home Tweet Home (MM) (Friz Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Hurdy Gurdy Hare (MM) (Robert McKimson): Bugs Bunny.
  • Boobs in the Woods (LT) (McKimson): Porky, Daffy.
  • Mutiny On the Bunny (LT) (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • The Lion's Busy (LT) (Freleng): Beaky the Buzzard.
  • The Scarlet Pumpernickel (LT) (Chuck Jones): Daffy Duck. Many other Looney Tunes characters guest star (including Elmer Fudd, Henery Hawk, the Mama Bear from the Three Bears cartoons, and Sylvester the Cat). One of The 50 Greatest Cartoons.
  • Homeless Hare (MM) (Jones): Bugs.
  • Strife With Father (MM) (McKimson): Beaky the Buzzard.
  • The Hypo-Chondri-Cat (MM) (Jones): Hubie, Bertie and Claude Cat.
  • Big House Bunny (LT) (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • The Leghorn Blows at Midnight (LT) (McKimson): Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg.
  • His Bitter Half (MM) (Freleng): Daffy Duck.
  • An Egg Scramble (MM) (McKimson): Porky Pig.
  • What's Up, Doc? (LT) (McKimson): Bugs, Elmer Fudd.
  • All Abir-r-rd (LT) (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • 8 Ball Bunny (MM) (Jones): Bugs Bunny. Second and final appearance of Playboy the Penguin.
  • It's Hummer Time (LT) (McKimson)
  • Golden Yeggs (MM) (Freleng): Porky, Daffy.
  • Hillbilly Hare (MM) (McKimson): Bugs.
  • Dog Gone South (MM) (Jones): Charlie Dog, Colonel Shuffle (the Southern gentleman antagonist from "Mississippi Hare").
  • The Ducksters (LT) (Jones): Porky, Daffy.
  • A Fractured Leghorn (MM) (McKimson): Foghorn.
  • Bunker Hill Bunny (MM) (Freleng): Bugs. Sam.
  • Canary Row (MM) (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Stooge For a Mouse (MM) (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • Pop 'im Pop (LT) (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Hippety Hopper.
  • Bushy Hare (LT) (McKimson): Bugs.
  • Caveman Inki (LT) Jones: Inki. Final appearance of Inki.
  • Dog Collared (MM) (McKimson): Porky.
  • Rabbit of Seville (LT) (Jones): Bugs, Elmer. One of The 50 Greatest Cartoons.
  • Two's a Crowd (LT) (Jones): Claude Cat.

1951

  • Hare We Go (Freleng): Bugs.
  • A Fox in a Fix (McKimson)
  • Canned Feud (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • Rabbit Every Monday (Freleng): Bugs, Yosemite Sam.
  • Putty Tat Trouble (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Corn Plastered (McKimson)
  • Bunny Hugged (Jones): Bugs.
  • Scent-imental Romeo (Jones): Pepe Le Pew. Is the only Golden Age Pepe cartoon in which Pepe does not get the girl at the end
  • A Bone For a Bone (Freleng): Goofy Gophers.
  • The Fair-Haired Hare (Freleng): Bugs, Yosemite Sam.
  • A Hound For Trouble (Jones): Charlie Dog. Last cartoon featuing Charlie the Dog and only cartoon that doesn't have him paired with Porky Pig.
  • Early to Bet (McKimson)
  • Rabbit Fire (Jones): Bugs, Daffy, Elmer. First of the "Hunter's Trilogy" cartoons (the three cartoons in which Bugs and Daffy argue about what hunting season it is, only for Daffy to get shot repeatedly)
  • Room and Bird (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny. Score by Eugene Poddany, not Carl Stalling as usual.
  • Chow Hound (Jones): A one-shot cartoon known for its dark content, its allusions to prostitution and the line "This time, we didn't forget the gravy!"
  • French Rarebit (McKimson): Bugs. Score by Eugene Poddany, not Carl Stalling as usual.
  • The Wearing of the Grin (Jones): Porky. Score by Eugene Poddany, not Carl Stalling as usual.
  • Leghorn Swoggled (McKimson): Foghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg. Score by Eugene Poddany, not Carl Stalling as usual.
  • His Hare-Raising Tale (Freleng): Bugs. A "cheater" cartoon which reuses animation from "Falling Hare", "Stage Door Cartoon", "Baseball Bugs", "Rabbit Punch" and "Haredevil Hare".
  • Cheese Chasers (Jones) Last cartoon featuring Hubie, Bertie, and Claude the Cat.
  • Lovelorn Leghorn (McKimson): Foghorn, Miss Prissy, Barnyard Dawg. Last score by Eugene Poddany.
  • Tweety's S.O.S. (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Ballot Box Bunny (Freleng): Bugs, Yosemite Sam.
  • A Bear For Punishment (Jones): Last cartoon featuring The Three Bears.
  • Sleepy-Time Possum (McKimson)
  • Drip-Along Daffy (Jones): Daffy, Porky.
  • Big Top Bunny (McKimson): Bugs.
  • Tweet, Tweet, Tweety (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • The Prize Pest (McKimson): Porky, Daffy.

1952

  • Who's Kitten Who? (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Hippety Hopper.
  • Operation: Rabbit (Jones): Jones, Wile E. Coyote.
  • Feed the Kitty (Jones): Marc Antony, Pussyfoot.
  • Gift Wrapped (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny, Hector.
  • Foxy By Proxy (Freleng): Bugs.
  • Thumb Fun (McKimson): Porky, Daffy.
  • 14 Carrot Rabbit (Freleng): Bugs, Yosemite Sam.
  • Little Beau Pepe (Jones): Pepe.
  • Kiddin' the Kitten (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Hippety Hopper.
  • Water, Water Every Hare (Jones): Bugs.
  • Little Red Rodent Hood (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • Sock-a-Doodle-Do (McKimson): Foghorn, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Beep, Beep (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • The Hasty Hare (Jones): Bugs, Marvin the Martian.
  • Ain't She Tweet (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • The Turn-Tale Wolf (McKimson)
  • Cracked Quack (Freleng): Daffy, Porky.
  • Oily Hare (McKimson): Bugs.
  • Hoppy Go Lucky (McKimson): Sylvester, Hippety Hopper.
  • Going! Going! Gosh (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • A Bird in a Guilty Cage (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Mouse Warming (Jones): Hubie, Bertie.
  • Rabbit Seasoning (Jones): Bugs, Daffy, Elmer.
  • The Egg-Cited Rooster (McKimson): Foghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Tree For Two (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • The Super Snooper (McKimson): Daffy.
  • Rabbit's Kin (McKimson): Bugs. Only appearance of Pete Puma.
  • Terrier Stricken (Jones)
  • Fool Coverage (McKimson): Daffy, Porky.
  • Hare Lift (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • Orange Blossoms For Violet: Neither a Looney Tunes nor Merrie Melodies, actually a live action short made by the studio, parodying old school Silent Age melodramas—but with live animals!

1953

  • Don't Give Up the Sheep (Jones): Debut of Ralph E. Wolf and Sam Sheepdog.
  • Snow Business (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • A Mouse Divided (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • Forward March Hare (Jones): Bugs.
  • Kiss Me Cat (Jones): Marc Antony, Pussyfoot.
  • Duck Amuck (Jones): Daffy; Bugs cameo.
  • Upswept Hare (McKimson): Bugs, Elmer.
  • A Peck o' Trouble (McKimson)
  • Fowl Weather (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny, Hector.
  • Muscle Tussle (McKimson): Daffy.
  • Southern Fried Rabbit (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • Ant Pasted (Freleng): Elmer. This cartoon (along with "Good Night Elmer") is one of only two Elmer cartoons in which Elmer's adversary is not Bugs Bunny and/or Daffy Duck.
  • Much Ado About Nutting (Jones)
  • There Auto Be a Law (McKimson)
  • Hare Trimmed (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • Tom-Tom Tomcat (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Wild Over You (Jones): Pepe. Has become notorious for implying that Pepe Le Pew is, in fact, Too Kinky to Torture.
  • Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (Jones): Daffy, Porky, Marvin.
  • Bully for Bugs (Jones): Bugs.
  • Plop Goes the Weasel (McKimson): Foghorn, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Cat-Tails For Two (McKimson): First Speedy Gonzales cartoon. Features Speedy as a more stereotyped Mexican character than in his later shortsand, yes, when I say "later shorts," that does include the Daffy/Speedy cartoons of the mid-to-late 1960s.
  • A Street Cat Named Sylvester (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny, Hector.
  • Zipping Along (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Duck! Rabbit! Duck! (Jones): Bugs, Daffy, Elmer.
  • Easy Peckins (McKimson)
  • Catty Cornered (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Rocky.
  • Of Rice and Hen (McKimson): Foghorn, Miss Prissy, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Cats A-Weigh (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Hippety Hopper.
  • Robot Rabbit (Freleng): Bugs, Elmer.
  • Punch Trunk (Jones)

1954

  • Dog Pounded (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety. Features a cameo by Pepe Le Pew (Friz's first time using the character in one of his cartoons and the second time that Pepe has been seen in a cartoon not directed by Chuck Jones)
  • Captain Hareblower (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • I Gopher You (Freleng): Goofy Gophers.
  • Feline Frame-Up (Jones): Claude, Marc Antony, Pussyfoot.
  • Wild Wife (McKimson): A one-shot cartoon about a 1950s housewife who tells her husband the story of what she goes through during the day (with hilarious results).
  • No Barking (Jones)
  • Bugs and Thugs (Freleng): Bugs, Rocky, Mugsy. The first short where Milt Franklyn receives solo credit for music.
  • The Cat's Bah (Jones): Pepe.
  • Design For Leaving (McKimson): Daffy, Elmer.
  • Bell Hoppy (McKimson): Sylvester, Hippety Hopper.
  • No Parking Hare (McKimson): Bugs.
  • Dr. Jerkyl's Hide (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • Claws For Alarm (Jones): Porky, Sylvester.
  • Little Boy Boo (McKimson): Foghorn, Miss Prissy, Egghead Jr..
  • Devil May Hare (McKimson): Bugs, Tasmanian Devil.
  • Muzzle Tough (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny, Hector.
  • The Oily American (McKimson)
  • Bewitched Bunny (Jones): Bugs, Witch Hazel.
  • Satan's Waitin' (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Stop, Look, and Hasten (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Yankee Doodle Bugs (Freleng): Bugs.
  • Gone Batty (McKimson)
  • Goo Goo Goliath (Freleng)
  • By Word of Mouse (Freleng): Sylvester. First of three shorts funded by the Sloan Foundation (which included an educational segment about American economics).
  • From A to Z-z-z-z (Jones): First cartoon featuring Ralph Phillips (the daydreaming boy)
  • Quack Shot (McKimson): Daffy, Elmer.
  • Lumber Jack-Rabbit (Jones): Bugs. Only WB cartoon to be shown in 3D (not the 3D as its known today — the 1950s style 3D)
  • My Little Duckaroo (Jones): Daffy, Porky.
  • Sheep Ahoy (Jones): Wolf, Sheepdog.
  • Baby Buggy Bunny (Jones): Bugs. The premise for this cartoon was used for the flop movie Little Man (about a midget criminal who poses as a baby in order to escape the law), which won a Razzie award for "Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel."

1955

  • Pizzicato Pussycat (Freleng)
  • Feather Dusted (McKimson): Foghorn, Miss Prissy, Egghead Jr.
  • Pests For Guests (Freleng): Goofy Gophers, Elmer.
  • Beanstalk Bunny (Jones): Bugs, Daffy, Elmer.
  • All Fowled Up (McKimson): Foghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Stork Naked (Freleng): Daffy.
  • Lighthouse Mouse (McKimson): Sylvester, Hippety Hopper.
  • Sahara Hare (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • Sandy Claws (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • The Hole Idea (McKimson)
  • Ready, Set, Zoom (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Hare Brush (Freleng): Bugs, Elmer.
  • Past Perfumance (Jones): Pepe. Is the only Pepe cartoon in which Pepe realizes that the skunk he's been chasing is a cat — though he goes after her anyway, but not before blacking out the stripe on his tail.
  • Tweety's Circus (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Rabbit Rampage (Jones): Bugs. Elmer cameo. A remake of "Duck Amuck".
  • Lumber Jerks (Freleng): Goofy Gophers.
  • This is a Life? (Freleng): Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Sam. A "cheater" cartoon which reuses animation from "A Hare Grows in Manhattan", "Hare Do" and "Buccaneer Bunny".
  • Double or Mutton (Jones): Wolf, Sheepdog.
  • Jumpin' Jupiter (Jones): Porky, Sylvester.
  • A Kiddie's Kitty (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • Hyde and Hare (Freleng): Bugs.
  • Dime to Retire (McKimson): Porky, Daffy.
  • Speedy Gonzales (Freleng): Speedy, Sylvester.
  • Knight-Mare Hare (Jones): Bugs.
  • Two Scents Worth (Jones): Pepe.
  • Red Riding Hoodwinked (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Roman Legion-Hare (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • Heir Conditioned (Freleng): Elmer, Sylvester.
  • Guided Muscle (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Pappy's Puppy (Freleng): Sylvester.
  • A Hitch in Time (Jones)

1956

  • Bugs Bonnets (Jones): Bugs, Elmer.
  • Too Hop to Handle (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Hippety Hopper.
  • Weasel Stop (McKimson): Foghorn.
  • The High and the Flighty (McKimson): Foghorn, Daffy, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Broom-Stick Bunny (Jones): Bugs, Witch Hazel.
  • Rocket Squad (Jones): Daffy, Porky.
  • Tweet and Sour (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Heaven Scent (Jones): Pepe.
  • Mixed Master (McKimson)
  • Rabbitson Crusoe (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • Gee Whiz-z-z-z (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Tree Cornered Tweety (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • The Unexpected Pest (McKimson): Sylvester.
  • Napoleon Bunny-Part (Freleng): Bugs.
  • Tugboat Granny (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Stupor Duck (McKimson): Daffy.
  • Barbary Coast Bunny (Jones): Bugs.
  • Rocket-Bye Baby (Jones)
  • Half Fare Hare (McKimson): Bugs.
  • Raw! Raw! Rooster (McKimson): Foghorn.
  • The Slap-Hoppy Mouse (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Hippety Hopper.
  • A Star is Bored (Freleng): Daffy, Bugs, Elmer.
  • Deduce, You Say (Jones): Daffy, Porky.
  • Yankee Dood It (Freleng): Elmer, Sylvester.
  • Wideo Wabbit (McKimson): Bugs, Elmer.
  • There They Go-Go-Go (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Two Crows From Tacos (Freleng)
  • The Honey-Mousers (McKimson): The Honey-Mousers.
  • To Hare is Human (Jones): Bugs, Wile E. Coyote.
  • 90 Day Wondering: A Chuck Jones short that fits into neither the Looney Tunes nor Merrie Melodies. Public Domain.

1957

  • The Three Little Bops (Freleng): The only short with music by Shorty Rogers. A jazz version of The Three Little Pigs
  • Tweet Zoo (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Scrambled Aches (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Ali Baba Bunny (Jones): Bugs, Daffy.
  • Go Fly a Kit (Jones): Marc Antony.
  • Tweety and the Beanstalk (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Bedevilled Rabbit (McKimson): Bugs, Taz.
  • Boyhood Daze (Jones): Last cartoon featuring Ralph Phillips (the daydreaming boy)
  • Cheese it! The Cat (McKimson): The Honey-Mousers.
  • Fox Terror (McKimson): Foghorn, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Piker's Peak (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • Steal Wool (Jones): Wolf, Sheepdog.
  • Boston Quackie (McKimson): Daffy, Porky.
  • Tabasco Road (Freleng): Speedy.
  • Birds Anonymous (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety. Won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1958.
  • Ducking the Devil (McKimson): Daffy, Taz. Is the only Golden Age pairing of Daffy Duck and Taz.
  • Bugsy and Mugsy (Freleng): Bugs, Rocky, Mugsy.
  • Zoom and Bored (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Greedy For Tweety (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny, Hector.
  • Touche and Go (Jones): Pepe. Is the first Pepe cartoon to have Maurice Noble credited for background art
  • Mouse-Taken Identity (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Hippety Hopper.
  • Gonzales' Tamales (Freleng): Speedy, Sylvester.
  • Rabbit Romeo (McKimson): Bugs, Elmer.
  • Drafty, Isn't It: Another Non-Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies spinoff made by Chuck Jones. Public Domain.

1958

  • Don't Axe Me (McKimson): Elmer, Daffy, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Tortilla Flaps (McKimson): Speedy.
  • Hare-Less Wolf (Freleng): Bugs.
  • A Pizza Tweety Pie (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Robin Hood Daffy (Jones): Daffy, Porky.
  • Hare-Way to the Stars (Jones): Bugs, Marvin.
  • Whoa, Be-Gone (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • A Waggily Tale (Freleng)
  • Feather Bluster (McKimson): Foghorn, Barnyard Dawg. A "cheater" cartoon which reuses animation from "Henhouse Henery", "The High and the Flighty", and "All Fowled Up".
  • Now Hare This (McKimson): Bugs.
  • To Itch His Own (Jones): Carl Stalling's final score.
  • Dog Tales (McKimson): Charlie Dog cameo.
  • Knighty Knight Bugs (Freleng): Bugs, Sam. Won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1959.
  • Weasel While You Work (McKimson): Foghorn, Barnyard Dawg. Due to a musician's strike, this was the first of six cartoons with stock music from the Capitol Hi-Q Library (the same music library that the original Gumby TV series and The Ren & Stimpy Show often used) chosen by John Seely instead of a scene-specific score.
  • A Bird in a Bonnet (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety, Granny.
  • Hook, Line, and Stinker (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • Pre-Hysterical Hare (McKimson): Bugs, Elmer.
  • Gopher Broke (McKimson): Goofy Gophers, Barnyard Dawg.
  • Hip- Hip- Hurry (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner. The last of the six Seely-supervised soundtracks.
  • Cat Feud (Jones): Marc Antony, Pussyfoot.

1959

  • Baton Bunny (Jones, Abe Levitow): Bugs.
  • Mouse-Placed Kitten (McKimson)
  • China Jones (McKimson): Daffy, Porky. Isn't seen much on TV due to the Asian stereotypes, though it did air on Nickelodeon with the ending where Daffy is held prisoner in a Chinese laundromat when he refuses to pay his laundry bill cut.
  • Hare-Abian Nights (Ken Harris): Bugs, Sam. A "cheater" cartoon which reuses animation from "Bully For Bugs", "Water, Water Every Hare", and "Sahara Hare".
  • Trick or Tweet (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • The Mouse That Jack Built (McKimson)
  • Apes of Wrath (Freleng): Bugs. Quasi-remake of "Gorilla My Dreams".
  • Hot Rod and Reel (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • A Mutt in a Rut (McKimson): Elmer.
  • Backwoods Bunny (McKimson): Bugs.
  • Really Scent (Levitow): Pepe. Is the last of three Pepe cartoons not to be directed by Chuck Jones, the last of three that ends with Pepe getting chased, and the only Pepe cartoon in which Pepe realizes why everyone runs from him and tries to fix the problem (with hilarious results).
  • Mexicali Shmoes (Freleng): Speedy.
  • Tweet and Lovely (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety.
  • Wild and Woolly Hare (Freleng): Bugs, Sam.
  • The Cat's Paw (McKimson): Sylvester, Sylvester Jr.
  • Here Today, Gone Tamale (Freleng): Speedy, Sylvester.
  • Bonanza Bunny (McKimson): Bugs.
  • A Broken Leghorn (McKimson): Foghorn, Miss Prissy.
  • Wild About Hurry (Jones): Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner.
  • A Witch's Tangled Hare (Levitow): Bugs, Witch Hazel.
  • Unnatural History (Levitow)
  • Tweet Dreams (Freleng): Sylvester, Tweety. A "cheater" cartoon which reuses animation from "Gift Wrapped", "A Street Cat Named Sylvester", "Sandy Claws", "Tweety's Circus", and "Too Hop to Handle".
  • People are Bunny (McKimson): Bugs, Daffy.

Looney Tunes In The FortiesThe Golden Age of AnimationCensored Eleven
Looney TunesThe FiftiesThe Scarlet Pumpernickel
Looney Tunes In The FortiesUseful NotesLooney Tunes In The Sixties

alternative title(s): Merrie Melodies In The Fifties
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