Series - Looney Tunes / Merry Melodies Classic Era Shorts

by ianhenslee | created - 18 Feb 2013 | updated - 02 Mar 2013 | Public

The Looney Tunes / Merry Melodies shorts from the classic era of Warner Animation, through 1969 - per the Wikipedia filmography

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1. Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid (1929)

5 min | Family, Animation, Short

A cartoonist draws Bosko, who promptly comes to life.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rudolf Ising, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 343

2. Sinkin' in the Bathtub (1930)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

The music-happy Bosko and Honey take a car ride, but bad luck briefly interrupts their fun.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 354

3. Congo Jazz (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 248

4. Hold Anything (1930)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 157

5. The Booze Hangs High (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko has a grand time on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin and getting drunk with three pigs.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 191

6. Box Car Blues (1930)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 114

7. Big Man from the North (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko is a Mountie; his sergeant demands he get his man.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 138

8. Ain't Nature Grand! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 128

9. Dumb Patrol (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

During the Great War, Bosko and a fearsome beast are in a dogfight. Bosko loses, but that's only the first battle.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 98

10. Ups 'n Downs (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko runs a hot dog stand at an amusement park; but he sneaks away to the racetrack to ride his mechanical horse.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Carman Maxwell, Johnny Murray

Votes: 89

11. Yodeling Yokels (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 100

12. Bosko's Holiday (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and Honey go on a picnic that ends badly.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 117

13. The Tree's Knees (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko the woodsman spurns cutting down trees and plays music instead. The trees and animals dance and make their own music.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 93

14. Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 385

15. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A 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.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 365

16. Bosko Shipwrecked! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko is shipwrecked on an island where he is chased by a lion and pursued by simian cannibals.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 108

17. One More Time (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Musical

Cop Foxy is trying to enforce the law in town, but dangerous drivers and gangsters who also kidnap his sweetheart are making this difficult.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 177

18. Bosko the Doughboy (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko is a doughboy in the Great War.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 172

19. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Piggy was the Harmon/Ising studio's second attempt to create a star for the Merrie Melodies cartoon series. Piggy replaced Foxy. Foxy lasted for only three cartoons. Piggy's tenure was even... See full synopsis »

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Orlando 'Slim' Martin

Votes: 181

20. Bosko's Soda Fountain (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko is a soda jerk, who gives poor service to a mouse and to his former schoolteacher. Later, he must contend with Honey's bratty kitten pupil.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 103

21. Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Piggy and Fluffy have adventures on a riverboat. And Uncle Tom is chased by skeletons promising to take him to Hallelujah Land.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 195

22. Bosko's Fox Hunt (1931)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko joins a wacky fox hunt. But if the hunt worries anyone, it isn't the fox.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 85

23. Red-Headed Baby (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a toy shop, a villainous spider threatens the happiness of a red-headed baby doll and her sweetheart, a toy soldier named Napoleon.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 179

24. Bosko at the Zoo (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and Honey go to the zoo. Honey is frightened by the lion, but Bosko is the one who ends up in danger.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 91

25. Pagan Moon (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

On a tropical island, a native boy sings "Pagan Moon" to his sweetheart. Later, he plays music underwater with an octopus-pianist and other jazz-loving sea life.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 95

26. Battling Bosko (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko is a brave little boxer who battles the champion, Gas House Harry. The enormous brute proves a bit much, even for a plucky underdog.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 93

27. Freddy the Freshman (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Freddy comes to a party and is a hit; he then goes on to be the star quarterback at the football game.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 118

28. Big-Hearted Bosko (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

While ice-skating on a frozen pond, Bosko and his dog discover a baby abandoned in the snow.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 87

29. Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An American Indian boy and girl sing and dance in the forest along with the animals. Trouble begins when a fire threatens baby birds in their nest.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: The King's Men, Johnny Murray

Votes: 102

30. Bosko's Party (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and friends give Honey a surprise birthday party.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 90

31. Goopy Geer (1932)

TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Goopy, a dog of no particular personality, but a crackerjack piano player, plays several songs on the stage of a nightclub. We spend a fair amount of time watching the patrons and staff of the nightclub.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising

Votes: 108

32. Bosko and Bruno (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and Bruno escape from a speeding train via a handcar; make a failed attempt to steal a chicken; and end up on a runaway boxcar.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 90

33. It's Got Me Again! (1932)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

Late at night, the mice come out and sing and play to the title tune, among others. That is, until the cat arrives, but he's quickly sent packing.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 353

34. Bosko and Honey (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Honey tries to teach the violin to an unwilling kitten. Later, she and Bosko go off on a bicycle ride.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 82

35. Moonlight for Two (1932)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two courting hillbilly dogs go to the big barn dance.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 129

36. Bosko's Dog Race (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 71

37. The Queen Was in the Parlor (1932)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When the king returns to the castle, he is surprised to find that the queen is in the parlor and won't see anyone.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 92

38. Bosko at the Beach (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 72

39. I Love a Parade (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A circus parade, to the title tune. Next, a series of sideshow acts: the wild boy, the rubber man, siamese twin pigs, a tattooed man, a hula-dancing hippo, an Indian snake (or goat) charmer... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 112

40. Bosko's Store (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 77

41. Bosko the Lumberjack (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 79

42. You're Too Careless with Your Kisses! (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A bee returns home late after a night out having too much honey. His wife leaves him, but quickly ends up in the clutches of an evil ladybug. The whole hive turns out to fight the ladybug and get her back.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 79

43. Ride Him, Bosko! (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosco in the wild west, tries to have fun with any situation that come in his way.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Hugh Harman, Rochelle Hudson, Rudolf Ising, Johnny Murray

Votes: 121

44. I Wish I Had Wings (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Morning on the farm. A rooster rousts the chickens and geese. The chicks run out from under a huge hen, leaving her much smaller. She digs for a worm by turning her bill into a brace and ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 60

45. Bosko the Drawback (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko is the star player in a wacky game of professional football.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 57

46. A Great Big Bunch of You (1932)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

A mannequin in the city dump improvises a piano from the junk to play and sing the title song The various animals and pieces of junk all join in.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 89

47. Bosko's Dizzy Date (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 57

48. Three's a Crowd (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

An old man is reading a book by the fire. The clock strikes 8, and he heads off to bed. From his book, Alice in Wonderland, out crawls Alice, who turns the radio to the title tune. This ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Bernice Hansen, Jack Mercer

Votes: 57

49. Bosko's Woodland Daze (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and his dog Bruno play hide and seek in the woods.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 58

50. The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Christmas Eve. A poor orphan boy trudges through the snow, pathetically. He finally arrives at his miserable cabin. While he is crying, Santa arrives and, singing the title song, offers to ... See full summary »

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising

Votes: 237

51. Bosko in Dutch (1933)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Directors: Friz Freleng, Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 54

52. One Step Ahead of My Shadow (1933)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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