Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography (1970–present)

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This is a listing of all the animated shorts released by Warner Bros. under the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies banners between 1970 and today, plus a listing of feature films, television programs, television specials based on Looney Tunes.

A total of 39 regular shorts have been released since 1970.

1970–present[edit]

Theatrical cartoons[edit]

General theatrical releases[edit]

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 independent, 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 limited run at New York Film Festival then tackled onto and 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 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[edit]

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[edit]

Premiered on Television[edit]

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 NBC-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[edit]

All cartoons were produced by Sander Schwartz and Larry Doyle, and produced in widescreen (but cropped to fullscreen), with the exception of Daffy Duck for President, which was produced by Spike Brandt. 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),
Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama (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) Only cartoon to feature a country music version of the ending theme and after the "That's all Folks!" script writes itself, the ending theme was re-orchestrated.
My Generation G-G-Gap Dan Povenmire Porky Only cartoon to feature a rock and roll version of the ending theme and after the "That's all Folks!" script writes itself, the ending theme was re-orchestrated.
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

Feature films[edit]

Miscellaneous Looney Tunes shorts[edit]

Made-for-TV cartoons[edit]

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[edit]

In addition to the shorts listed below is the 1994 short I'm Mad, shown with the film Thumbelina, considered more a part of the Animaniacs TV series.

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

Web shorts[edit]

The following shorts were released onto the web around 2001-2005. However, there is little information about who made them or who voiced the characters. Two collections were released on DVD in 2003, Stranger than Fiction and Reality Check (parodies of films and TV shows).

Title Release date DVD & Blu-ray availability Voice Cast Notes
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: Sufferin' Sasquatch 2001 Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction N/A N/A
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: Who Wants to Be a Martian-aire?
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: Loch Ness Mess
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: Cropsy Curvy
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: The Bermuda Short
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: The Taming of the Screwball
Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: ¡El Chupacabra!
Junkyard Run: Part 1 Looney Tunes: Reality Check N/A The Cannonball Run parody
Junkyard Run: Part 2
Junkyard Run: Part 3
Survival of the Dimmest N/A Toon Marooned (Survivor parody)
Beach, Blanket, Bang-O
Helter Shelter
Finder's Eaters
Sandcastle Hassle July 31, 2001
I've Misplaced My Piano! August 7, 2001
Speared, Seared and Feared August 14, 2001
Oh My Darlin' Serpentine August 21, 2001
Obstacles, of Course August 28, 2001
Fowl Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain September 4, 2001
Judge Granny: Case 1: Tweety vs. Sylvester Fall 2001 Looney Tunes: Reality Check June Foray as Granny, Joe Alaskey as Sylvester and Tweety Judge Judy parody
Judge Granny: Case 2: Coyote vs. Roadrunner June Foray as Granny, Joe Alaskey as Wile E. Coyote, Greg Burson as Foghorn Loghorn, Paul Julian as Road Runner (uncredited)
Judge Granny: Case 3: Fudd vs. Duck June Foray as Granny, Joe Alaskey as Daffy Duck, Billy West as Elmer Fudd
The Matwix September 2001 N/A Billy West as Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and the Top Salesman The Matrix parody
Planet of the Taz 2001 Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction N/A Planet of the Apes parody
Beneath the Planet of the Taz
Enough With the Planet of the Taz
Tech Suppork 2002 Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction N/A N/A
Satellite Sam
The Royal Mallard: Gone in 30 Minutes The Royal Mallard series
The Royal Mallard: Window Pains
The Royal Mallard: Daffy's Meet Market
The Royal Mallard: Cube Wars
Sports Blab#1 Looney Tunes: Reality Check N/A N/A
Sports Blab#2
The Island of Dr. Moron Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
Twick or Tweety October 2002
The Royal Mallard: Hogs & Kisses 2003 N/A The Royal Mallard series
Tear Factor Looney Tunes: Reality Check N/A Fear Factor parody
Aluminum Chef: Elmer Fudd vs. Yosemite Sam N/A Iron Chef parody
Aluminum Chef: Sylvester Cat vs. Tweety Bird
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
Daffy Dentist D.D.S. February 2005
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
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

  • "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"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ https://www.cartoonbrew.com/shorts/warner-bros-announces-a-trio-of-new-looney-tunes-3d-theatrical-shorts-43976.html
  5. ^ https://variety.com/2014/film/markets-festivals/studios-france-emerging-industries-energize-annecy-1201216458/

Further reading[edit]

  • 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)

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