The 28 Oscar-Nominated Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies - and many more

by bderoes-12985 | created - 25 Apr 2015 | updated - 28 Dec 2017 | Public

Thanks to NigelMorgendorffer for his thorough list of 1039 Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, and J. Spurlin's FAQs about the Oscar nominees.

When viewed in List Order, titles 1-28 are the Nominees. The 6 winners are so noted. "WBHEAAAC" stands for the 3-DVD set Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees. Only 19 of the nominated Warner 'toons appear, plus a bonus 'toon: What's Cookin' Doc?

The hundreds of titles beginning at 29 are those on DVD, included mostly to give the list more visibility (and to assemble my collection in 1 list.)

When you see the comment "GC #.#", think "Golden Collection" with the first number indicating volume, the second is the disc within the volume. For "PC #.#", these refer to the Platinum Collection on Blu-Ray.

If anyone knows if Life with Feathers is included on some DVD other than Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3, please comment below.

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1. 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: 398

+ Nominated + Director: Rudolf Ising Golden Collection 3.2

2. Detouring America (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 216

+ Nominated + Director: Tex Avery Writer: Jack Miller Each Dawn I Die (1939)

3. A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter who's "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 1,258

+ Nominated + Director: Tex Avery Writer: Rich Hogan WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 3.2, as part of What's Up Doc? A Salute to Bugs Bunny (1990) Golden Collection 4.1, part of Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)

4. Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs reads "Hiawatha" and winds up being hunted by him.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 592

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Michael Maltese WBHEAAAC The Maltese Falcon (1941)

5. Rhapsody in Rivets (1941)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A construction foreman conducts his workers like a symphony orchestra as they build a skyscraper, musically.

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 411

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Michael Maltese WBHEAAAC The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

6. Pigs in a Polka (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Musical

The story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf, this time performed as pantomime to the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc

Votes: 708

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 3.3

7. Greetings Bait (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

A worm reminiscent of Jerry Colonna is lowered into the water and uses various guises to lure fish. He also tangles with a crab.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 165

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Tedd Pierce Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

8. 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

+ Nominated + Director: Frank Tashlin Writer: Warren Foster WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 3.2

9. Life with Feathers (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

A love bird's wife has left him. He wants to end it all and tries to force Sylvester to eat him. Sylvester thinks there's something fishy about the situation and refuses to eat the bird.

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

Votes: 268

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Tedd Pierce Platinum Collection Volume 3.2

10. Walky Talky Hawky (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Young Henery Hawk's father regretfully admits their family's shame: they hunt and eat chickens. Henery set off to find one, and comes across Foghorn Leghorn, where the loudmouth rooster is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 659

+ Nominated + Director: Robert McKimson Writer: Warren Foster WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 3.4 Golden Collection 4.2, part of Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)

11. Tweetie Pie (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 1,059

+++ WINNER +++ Director: Friz Freleng Writers: Tedd Pierce, Michael Maltese WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 2.3

12. Mouse Wreckers (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mice Hubie and Bertie try to remove Claude the Cat from his house by driving him insane.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

Votes: 584

+ Nominated + Director: Chuck Jones Writer: Michael Maltese WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 2.2 Mouse Chronicles: Chuck Jones Collection, Golden Collection 2

13. For Scent-imental Reasons (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Pepe Le Peu chases a female cat in a perfume shop until she turns the tables on him.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,403

+++ WINNER +++ Director: Chuck Jones Writer: Michael Maltese WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 1.3 Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew

14. Canary Row (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a San Fransisco apartment and tries to gain access but cannot make it past Granny or the cat-hating desk clerk.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 944

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Tedd Pierce Golden Collection 1.4

15. Sandy Claws (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

Tweety Bird is taken by his mistress, Granny, to a beach, where Sylvester Cat spots him and tries to reach his cage, only to be stopped again and again by tidal waves.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 294

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Writers: Arthur Davis, Warren Foster WBHEAAAC Lucky Me (1954)

16. From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1953)

7 min | Family, Short, Animation

In his first of two Warner Bros. cartoons, schoolboy Ralph Phillips daydreams in class, the lessons inspiring his fantasy heroics, such as being a pony-express rider, a deep-sea diver, a boxing champion and even General Douglas MacArthur.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Dick Beals, Bea Benaderet, Norman Nesbitt

Votes: 429

+ Nominated + Director: Chuck Jones Writer: Michael Maltese WBHEAAAC By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

17. Speedy Gonzales (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

Votes: 1,795

+++ WINNER +++ Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Warren Foster WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 1.4

18. Tabasco Road (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, runs to the rescue of his two drunken rodent friends, Pablo and Fernando, who keep wandering into the hungry clutches of an alley cat.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Tom Holland

Votes: 438

+ Nominated + Director: Robert McKimson Writer: Tedd Pierce WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 4.3

19. Birds Anonymous (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

When Sylvester learns of the possibly dire consequences of his passion for birds, he joins Birds Anonymous to quit. Unfortunately, the outside world taxes his resolve to the limit.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,152

+++ WINNER +++ Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Warren Foster WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 3.4

20. Knighty Knight Bugs (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,363

+++ WINNER +++ Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Warren Foster WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 4.1

21. Mexicali Shmoes (1959)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A pair of not-too-bright Mexican cats, one shorter-tempered than the other, decide to chase Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico. And when their schemes - involving use of ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tom Holland, Dal McKennon

Votes: 433

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Writer: Warren Foster Golden Collection 4.3

22. Mouse and Garden (1960)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester Cat and his orange feline friend, Sam, are rummaging through trash cans for food in the evening on a waterfront when they spot a mouse. They agree to share the little rodent for ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 392

+ Nominated + Director: Friz Freleng Golden Collection 4.4

23. High Note (1960)

6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 360

+ Nominated + Director: Chuck Jones Writer: Michael Maltese WBHEAAAC Cash McCall (1960)

24. The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester the cat imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice into a jug that he seals with a cork. But Speedy Gonzales won't be hypnotized by Sylvester's flute and gradually rescues his friends from Sylvester's clutches.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 458

+ Nominated + Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt Writer: John W. Dunn Golden Collection 4.3

25. Beep Prepared (1961)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Wile E. Coyote tries and fails to catch the Road Runner using his foot extended to trip, an arrow, a hole in the road, a winged-rocket outfit, two electronically activated machine guns, and... See full summary »

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 497

+ Nominated + Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble Writers: John W. Dunn, Chuck Jones Splendor in the Grass (1961)

26. Nelly's Folly (1961)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Nelly the singing giraffe begins a singing career, but finds that chasing fame brings her nothing but unhappiness.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Maurice Noble | Stars: Mel Blanc, Gloria Wood, Ed Prentiss

Votes: 235

+ Nominated + Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Maurice Noble Writers: David Detiege, Chuck Jones WBHEAAAC Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

27. Now Hear This (1962)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Short, Animation

In this very abstract cartoon, a hard-of-hearing old Britisher finds a red horn and uses it as a megaphone, unaware that it is really a lost horn from the Devil's forehead. The Britisher ... See full summary »

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 366

+ Nominated + Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble Writers: John W. Dunn, Chuck Jones WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 6.4

28. So Much for So Little (1949)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Animation

An illustration of the role public health agencies play in citizens' lives.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 286

+++ WINNER +++ Director: Chuck Jones WBHEAAAC Golden Collection 1.3, as part of Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons Golden Collection 2.4

29. Baseball Bugs (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,576

GC 1.1

30. Long-Haired Hare (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs Bunny retaliates against the pompous opera star who does him violence.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Nicolai Shutorev

Votes: 2,104

GC 1.1

31. High Diving Hare (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Yosemite Sam tries to force Bugs Bunny to do a high-diving act when the regular act cancels; but the bullying pipsqueak is no match for our redoubtable rabbit.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,495

GC 1.1

32. Bully for Bugs (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Bugs Bunny takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque and winds up in a Mexican bullring fighting one heck of a big bullying bull.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,206

GC 1.1

33. Big House Bunny (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Sing Song guard (Yosemite) Sam Shultz mistakes Bugs for a prisoner when he tunnels up inside the jail.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,123

GC 1.1

34. Big Top Bunny (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

An acrobatic bear at Colonel Korny's World Famous Circus finds an unwanted partner in Bugs Bunny.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 829

GC 1.1

35. Ballot Box Bunny (1951)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

When Yosemite Sam campaigns on a platform including rabbit genocide, Bugs runs against him.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,193

GC 1.1

36. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Daffy Duck tricks Elmer Fudd into believing it's rabbit season; but Bugs Bunny uses a female disguise and faulty pronouns to fight back.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 3,714

GC 1.1

37. Rabbit's Kin (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bugs rescues a young rabbit from Pete Puma and gives lessons on how to heckle.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

Votes: 1,104

GC 1.1

38. Water, Water Every Hare (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A sudden rainstorm floods Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole and puts him in the path of an Evil Scientist and of Rudolph, a beast that is covered in orange fur and shod in sneakers.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith

Votes: 1,751

GC 1.1

39. Wabbit Twouble (1941)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Elmer Fudd expects to find "west and wewaxation" during his visit to Jellostone National Park, but he sets up camp in Bugs' backyard, and the rabbit (and a neighboring bear) definitely don't have leisure in mind.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 1,159

GC 1.1

40. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,552

GC 1.1

41. What's Up Doc? (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Bugs' showbiz career is recounted from babyhood to stardom. Bugs and Elmer Fudd perform the title song.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Richard Bickenbach, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 1,305

GC 1.1

42. My Bunny Lies Over the Sea (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bugs Bunny destroys a Scotsman's bagpipes and ends up challenging him at golf.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,003

GC 1.1

43. (Blooper) Bunny! (1991)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Bugs Bunny 51st-and-a-Half Anniversary Spectacular," complete with shaky camera and a variety of outtakes from stars Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, and Yosemite Sam.

Directors: Greg Ford, Terry Lennon | Stars: Jeff Bergman, Gordon Hunt

Votes: 301

GC 1.1

44. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy