Friz Freleng Directs Classic-era Looney Tunes

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

Classic-era ends in 1969. Freleng left WB for a few months in 1938-40.

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1. Buddy the Gob (1934)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Jack Carr, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 59

2. Buddy and Towser (1934)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Jack Carr

Votes: 52

3. Beauty and the Beast (1934)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A little girl falls asleep and dreams she is in Toyland, where she and a toy soldier contend with the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast."

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 133

4. Buddy's Trolley Troubles (1934)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Buddy runs his own trolley. Most of it seems to be a musical number. However, there is a criminal living in the ditches as he breaks loose and hijacks Buddy's trolley.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Jack Carr, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 54

6. How Do I Know It's Sunday (1934)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

in a general store. all the products come to life and start singing about Sunday.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 86

7. Why Do I Dream Those Dreams (1934)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

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Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 44

8. The Girl at the Ironing Board (1934)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 53

9. The Miller's Daughter (1934)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Ceramic figurines come to life after one of them is knocked over and broken by the household cat.

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 53

10. Shake Your Powder Puff (1934)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Animals put on a musical show, to comedic effect.

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 90

11. Those Beautiful Dames (1934)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Toys in a shop window come to life and visit a poverty-stricken little girl as she sleeps. She awakens to find that her shack has been refurbished and that the toys are about to throw her a party.

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 101

12. Pop Goes Your Heart (1934)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A robin sings, and the vegetation turns spring-like, followed by some more action by birds and bees. A grasshopper teaches his sons to chew and spit tobacco. Two spiders play the title tune... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 79

13. Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mermaids sing to us about mermaids and fishes at play; they and some other sea creatures dance to it. Buddy as a merman plays tag with a girl mermaid, but he gets too rough and turns her ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Jack Carr, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 59

14. Country Boy (1935)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

Mother rabbit sends her charges off to school. Peter needs a bit more attention; he's hiding with the chickens, using a feather duster to stand in for a tail. On his way to school, Peter ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 58

15. I Haven't Got a Hat (1935)

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

It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 357

16. Along Flirtation Walk (1935)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Chickens from Plymouth Rock College and the Rhode Island Reds prepare for the big game. At the pre-game dance at Plymouth Rock, a glee club sings the title song. The big game arrives; ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 64

17. My Green Fedora (1935)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

Peter Rabbit's mother has him watch his obnoxious baby brother Elmer while she's gone. Peter sings "My Green Fedora", but the baby still acts up afterward so Peter goes out and leaves him alone, unaware that a hungry weasel awaits outside.

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 74

18. Into Your Dance (1935)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Joe Dougherty

Votes: 58

19. The Country Mouse (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A strong mouse holding heavyweights up to showdown with a rehearsal.

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 71

20. The Merry Old Soul (1935)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Old King Cole marries the Woman in the Shoe. As soon as they get home, the babies show up from every drawer and closet, much to the king's chagrin. As the singers keep informing us (until ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 81

21. The Lady in Red (1935)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A parrot invades a cockroach nightclub and kidnaps its star dancer.

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 61

22. Little Dutch Plate (1935)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A cheery tune in a Dutch kitchen; the girl on the plate and the salt shaker boy are in love. They dance. The girls on the blue plates join in. An evil-looking vinegar bottle comes after ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 53

23. Billboard Frolics (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Billboards come to life. Eddie Camphor and his "wioleen" player Rub-Him-Off do a song and dance to "Merrily We Roll Along" with new lyrics. A dancer on a Cuban tourism poster does a dance. ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Cliff Nazarro

Votes: 161

24. Flowers for Madame (1935)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A tour of the garden, where every flower dances or plays a tune, especially today, since it's the flower pageant (which looks a lot like the Rose Parade). A series of floats, including the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 59

25. I Wanna Play House (1936)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Two bear cubs, one black, one brown, frolic near their sleeping father. The black one chases a turtle, who turns around and nips him on the nose. The brown one laughs at this; the black one... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 56

26. The Cat Came Back (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Momma cat is teaching her kittens to catch mice. Meanwhile, across the basement, Momma mouse is teaching her little ones how to avoid cats. One of each of the kids sneaks out; they meet in ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 89

27. I'm a Big Shot Now (1936)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The citizens of Birdville are going about their business: weaving baskets, patronizing the bank (depositing nuts and worms), etc. In the saloon, a gangster type sings the title song, mugs a... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 96

28. Let It Be Me (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Rooester Bingo, a popular radio crooner, takes a girl, to whom her boy-friend was just about to propose, for a ride to the city. But Bingo soon gets bored of her and when she makes a scene ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 129

29. Bingo Crosbyana (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Various insects have taken over a kitchen. After some playing with the food, one bug croons like Bing Crosby, then does some very showy flying which gets him all the girls. A spider drops ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 145

30. When I Yoo Hoo (1936)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

It's the Weavers vs. the Mathews in Hickory Holler. The Weavers are singing (the title song), the Mathews are sleeping. They wake up and start shooting, which ends the song. A Weaver ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 51

31. Sunday Go to Meetin' Time (1936)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A black man sneaks out of church and tries to steal a chicken, but gets a taste of hell when he's accidentally knocked unconscious.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Gus Wickie

Votes: 141

32. At Your Service Madame (1936)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Mrs. Hamhock finds herself the object of unwanted attention following an article in the paper about her inheritance; her piglets do what they can to thwart the attentions of the con man ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Tedd Pierce, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 61

33. Toy Town Hall (1936)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

A child would rather listen to the radio than go to bed, but mother insists. He sleeps, but at midnight, his toys come alive and put on a show for him (much of it recycled, though often ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 105

34. Boulevardier from the Bronx (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Baseball. The Chicago Giants, led by rooster pitcher Dizzy Dan, are playing the Hicksville team. Dan arrives in Hicksville and sings the title song while eyeing local pitcher Claude's girl.... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 71

35. The CooCoo Nut Grove (1936)

Not Rated | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A visit to a Hollywood nightclub, featuring caricatures of, among others, Walter Winchell, Hugh Herbert, W.C. Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Ned Sparks, Johnny Weissmuller, Lupe Velez, John ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Verna Deane, Bernice Hansen, Peter Lind Hayes, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 418

36. He Was Her Man (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A poor, mistreated wife who has to bring all her money home to her lazy, shiftless husband is left by that one, because he found a new girl to hang on to. When she spots him with his new ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 58

37. Pigs Is Pigs (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A hungry little pig eats a couple of pies off the windowsill. When it's time for dinner, he ties together the spaghetti of all the other little pigs and eats it all. That night, he has a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 251

38. The Fella with the Fiddle (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A mouse fakes blindness and plays his fiddle; he returns home, where it becomes apparent he's rich. The tax collector arrives, and he pulls various levers and presses buttons to make his ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 67

39. She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc

Votes: 302

40. Clean Pastures (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

The Lord sees that the stock value of "Pair-o-dice" is dropping on the exchange so he dispatches a slow-witted and slow-talking angel to sinful Harlem to recruit new customers. When this ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, The Four Blackbirds, Danny Webb

Votes: 167

41. Streamlined Greta Green (1937)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

In the world of this cartoon, cars act like humans. Junior wants to grow up to be a taxi, but mom wants him to be a nice, respectable touring car (taxi dancers are literally taxis). What ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Basin Street Boys, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 78

42. Sweet Sioux (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

A satirical look at Hollywood's versions of the American West that features an Indian maiden who is is a dead-ringer for Martha Raye, while the Warner Bros. orchestra plays "The ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 68

43. Plenty of Money and You (1937)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A hen's chicks hatch, but one of them is actually an ostrich. She treats it as her own, but the ostrich keeps getting into trouble, first getting stuck after eating a goldfish, then falling... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Dave Weber

Votes: 77

44. Dog Daze (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A series of gags at a dog show, including a stage revue. A dog gets into a trunk of roller skates and crashes through the stage show.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 58

45. The Lyin' Mouse (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A mouse is trying to free himself from a trap when a cat arrives. The mouse, desperate, asks if the cat has heard the story of the lion and the mouse. We see the lion, scaring all the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 68

46. September in the Rain (1937)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

The rain is outdoors; the action is indoors, in a grocery store, where the characters on product labels come to life (along with one real worm). While much of the picture features ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: James C. Morton, Wini Shaw, Danny Webb, Mel Blanc

Votes: 104

47. My Little Buckeroo (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In the border town of Boiled Beef, Texas, in 1872, a bandit who is wanted by authorities terrorizes the town - but a pig-headed deputy thinks he has a way to capture him.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 50

48. Jungle Jitters (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Starts out with a tribe of African cannibals imitating Native Americans. After this, they do the new Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theme "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down." Then a sloppy ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 275