Looney Tunes Cartoons & Merrie Melodies

Looney Tunes Cartoons & Merrie Melodies

Producer Leon Schlesinger had already produced the music-based Looney Tunes series, and its success prompted him to try to sell a sister series to Warner Bros. His selling point was that the new cartoons would feature music from the soundtracks of Warner Bros. films and would thus serve as advertisements for Warner Bros. recordings and sheet music. The studio agreed, and Schlesinger dubbed the series Merrie Melodies. Walt Disney Productions had already scored with their Silly Symphonies. Since cartoon production usually began with a soundtrack, animating a piece of music made it easier to devise plot elements and even characters.

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Looney Tunes Cartoons & Merrie Melodies
  • Merrie Melodies - Case Of The Missing Hare

    Bugs' home in a hollow tree is marred when the magician, Ala Bahma, plasters his show posters all over it. Bugs goes to the show to heckle.

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  • The Wabbit Who Came to Supper

    The Wabbit Who Came to Supper is a 1942 American Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies cartoon featuring early appearances by Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. The Elmer character is in a transitional state from his earliest appearances in Bob Clampett's shorts and the appearance which he adopted around 1943....

  • Get Rich Quick Porky

    It's the Great Depression, and Porky steers clear of the banks. Lured by a get-rich-quick sales pitch, Porky and his partner, Gabby Goat, buy an "oil rich" city lot from slick weasel Honest John. (A sign on the lot reads: "Get Rich Quick/For Sale/This Lovely Lot/Containing Lots and Lots/Oh!...Jus...

  • Merrie Melodies - A Corny Concerto

    A Corny Concerto is an American animated collection of two musical segments produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. It was directed by Bob Clampett, written by Frank Tashlin, animated by Robert McKimson and released as part of the Merrie Melodies series on Septemb...

  • Daffy Duck And The Dinosaur

    Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur is a 1939 Merrie Melodies animated cartoon short directed by Chuck Jones and produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions for Warner Bros. Pictures. The cartoon is notably the first Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Jones. Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur is set in the Stone Age a...

  • The Booze Hangs High

    The Booze Hangs High released in 1930, is the fourth title in the Looney Tunes series and features Bosko, Warner Bros.' first cartoon character. When this cartoon aired on Nickelodeon, the part where the father pig regurgitates a corncob, flicks off the one kernel that remains on it, and puts it ...

  • Bosko And Honey

    Bosko is an animated cartoon character created by Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising in 1927 and the first recurring character in the Leon Schlesinger cartoon series Looney Tunes.

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