Merrie Melodies

Merrie MelodiesMerrie Melodies were created between 1931 and 1969 and distributed by Warner Bros.

The original producer was Leon Schlesinger, who after producing a successful cartoon for the Looney Tunes series, decided to market a sister series to Warner Bros. His pitch was that the Merrie Melodies cartoons would use music from the soundtracks of Warner Bros. films and act as advertisements for the recordings.

So for many years Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes ran in parallel, with no clear distinction between the two.


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Episode Listing

An Itch In TimeElmer Fudd's dog is scratching himself as if he has fleas and Elmer threatens to give him a bath. The dog does indeed have a flea and he is armed with some formidable tools. Originally released: 4 December 1943. Runtime: 8:28.
Smile Darn Ya SmileA streetcar conductor has adventures with a would-be passenger hippo, a cow blocking the tracks, and a runaway train while he, his passengers, and some hobos sing the title song. Originally released: 5 September 1931. Runtime: 6:58.
We're In The MoneyAfter the last human has left the department store, the toys walk over to the music department where they start performing 'We're in the money'. The money joins for a chorus along with the mannequins. Originally released: 26 August 1933. Runtime: 6:58.
One More TimeCop Foxy is trying to enforce the law in town, but dangerous drivers and gangsters who also kidnap his sweetheart are making this difficult. Originally released: 3 October 1931. Runtime: 7:01.

Links

Merrie Melodies on Wikipedia