Frank Tashlin Directs Classic-era Looney Tunes

by bderoes-12985 | created - 22 Apr 2015 | updated - 22 Apr 2015 | Public

Classic-era ends in 1969.

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1. Porky's Poultry Plant (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky is raising chickens, ducks, and geese. Many birds have fallen victim to the hawk, Porky's going to do everything he can to fight back. He takes to the air, but the buzzard calls in ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Joe Dougherty

Votes: 276

2. Little Beau Porky (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Porky's in the foreign legion. But he's not allowed to fight; all he can do is scrub camels, and he's not particularly good at that. The other soldiers ride off to find the evil Ali Mode, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty

Votes: 235

3. Porky in the North Woods (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky runs a game refuge. Despite the abundant signs to the contrary, Jean-Baptiste the trapper sets numerous traps. Porky rescues the animals from the traps. Jean-Baptiste tracks him down ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 257

4. Porky's Road Race (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Elvia Allman, Dave Barry, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 297

5. Porky's Romance (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

The introduction cartoon for Petunia Pig deals with Porky's courtship with her. Once he's won her hand in marriage, he fantasizes about his future with her, which doesn't seem very ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Joe Dougherty, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 327

6. Porky's Building (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky and another contractor are competing to submit the lower bid for a new city hall. When they submit identical bids, the city has them compete, whichever finishes first gets the job.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 102

7. Porky's Railroad (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the tracks, only to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 389

8. Speaking of the Weather (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 278

9. The Case of the Stuttering Pig (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Horror, Animation

One dark and stormy night, Porky, Petunia and their brothers learn from Lawyer Goodwill that they inherit a fortune from their late Uncle Solomon. But if something happens to the siblings, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 353

10. Porky's Double Trouble (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Public Enemy #1 wants to wreak havoc again, but he is on the most wanted list in the newspaper. He then notices that there's somebody who looks similar to him: Porky Pig. He kidnaps Porky ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner

Votes: 268

11. The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A program for radio KUKU set in the woods, mostly starring birds as caricatures of celebrities of the day. The MC is bandleader Ben Birdie, heckled by Walter Finchell. Wendell Howell ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Peter Lind Hayes, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 272

12. Porky at the Crocadero (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

The Crocadero nightclub. Porky has his diploma from the Sucker Correspondence School of music, and has dreams of being a bandleader, but he's broke. He gets a job at the club washing dishes... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 255

13. Now That Summer Is Gone (1938)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

"Summer is gone" and throughout the forest, squirrels are working hard gathering acorns for the long cold winter ahead. But one young squirrel has a better idea...winning acorns by shooting... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 269

14. Porky the Fireman (1938)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky and his friends try to save a theatrical boarding house.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 252

15. Have You Got Any Castles? (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

Another entry in the "books come alive" subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, The Four Blackbirds, Delos Jewkes, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 574

16. Porky's Spring Planting (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky and his dog, Streamline, plant a large garden in creative ways. The neighbor chickens see the garden as one big buffet/cafeteria.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 110

17. The Major Lied 'Til Dawn (1938)

Approved | Family, Animation, Short

We open on a big game hunter telling a little boy (a caricture of child star Freddie Bartholomew) stories about hunting in the jungles of Africa. He tells him a story about a day he was ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 72

18. Wholly Smoke (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A neighborhood bully convinces Porky to take a puff from his cigar, causing Porky to hallucinate a smoke-man named Nick O. Teen, along with a musical number done by cigars, cigarettes and ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 269

19. Cracked Ice (1938)

Not Rated | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

It's ice skating time. After a few generic ice-skating gags, we get to the main story. An animal falls through the ice, and a pig doing W.C. Fields (W.C. Squeals, apparently) calls for help... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce, Dave Weber

Votes: 235

20. Little Pancho Vanilla (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Little Pancho Vanilla dreams of becoming a bullfighter, but his mother tells him that's impossible. The greatest bullfighter in Mexico, Don Jose, is coming to town; Pancho tells the local ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 217

21. You're an Education (1938)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Musical

The brochures in a travel agency come to life. After a series of quick gags (flying fish in airplanes, a wave washing swimmers out to sea and back, etc). , there's a musical interlude ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Dave Weber

Votes: 240

22. Porky Pig's Feat (1943)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Porky Pig and Daffy Duck owe an outrageous sum to the Broken Arms Hotel. The manager thwarts their efforts to escape without paying their bill.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 714

23. Scrap Happy Daffy (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Daffy takes on a goat sent by Hitler to eat up his scrap pile.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Dorothy Lloyd, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 426

24. The Goldbrick (1943)

3 min | Animation, Short

A fairy encourages Snafu to duck out of his training regime for his own reasons.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 196

25. The Home Front (1943)

4 min | Animation, Short

A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 227

26. Puss n' Booty (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Woman wonders why her little pet birds keep disappearing. Rudolph the cat knows, but other than burping feathers, he's not saying. But it looks like he's met his match when the woman orders... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc

Votes: 331

27. I Got Plenty of Mutton (1944)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A wolf, deprived of meat by war rationing and starving, sees an article in the newspaper about a sheepdog leaving his flock to join the army and thinks it will be easy pickings. However, if... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 291

28. Swooner Crooner (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky Pig's egg farm faces production problems when a crooning rooster distracts the hens from their jobs.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Richard Bickenbach

Votes: 558

29. The Chow Hound (1944)

4 min | Animation, Short

Snafu learns of the folly of hoarding and wasting military food supplies.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 97

30. Brother Brat (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A "Rosie the Riveter" type is in need of a baby-sitter for her awful child. The only person available is a clueless Porky Pig. His only instructions are to use a book of child psychology. ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 130

31. Censored (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short

When Snafu gets his wish to have his personal mail uncensored by the military, he inadvertently reveals military secrets that lead to disaster.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner

Votes: 219

32. Plane Daffy (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Daffy Duck is a message courier bird delivering a military secret that a femme fatale Nazi spy is determined to get.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 485

33. Booby Hatched (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Winter. A duck struggles mightily, and finally hatches her eggs in the bitter cold, after candling them and seeing the chicks skiing, skating, and otherwise enjoying winter inside the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc

Votes: 288

34. The Stupid Cupid (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Elmer Fudd plays a cupid at a farm. He encounters Daffy Duck and eventually lands an arrow causing him to fall for a chicken.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 420

35. The Unruly Hare (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

When Elmer Fudd disturbs Bugs with his railroad surveying, Bugs fights back.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 292

36. Behind the Meat-Ball (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

A dog, starved for meat, goes to different lengths to get a steak back from a little dog that keeps out-smarting him.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner

Votes: 90

37. Tale of Two Mice (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Babitt and Catstello return; their goal: steal the cheese the cat is guarding. Schemes include sneaking past a sleeping cat (Catstello chickens out), a miniature airplane, and a platform on... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 122

38. Nasty Quacks (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A pet duckling grows up to be Daffy. His antics soon grate on the family, culminating in a fencing match at the breakfast table fought with butter knives. But the daughter defends Daffy.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 396

39. Hare Remover (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Elmer Fudd is a mad scientist who wants to turn Bugs Bunny into a fiend. Bugs tricks this ersatz Dr. Jekyll into drinking his own mixture; later, each thinks the other has changed into a bear.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 535



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