Looney Tunes (+) master list

by bderoes-12985 | created - 08 Apr 2015 | updated - 22 Apr 2015 | Public

almost all from NigelMorgendorffer, comments are his. http://www.imdb.com/list/ls070936949/

I added the shorts created for the military, and the compilation shows/films. Comments on those are mine. I cleaned up the list order by release date.

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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: 364

  • directed by Hugh Harman & Rudolf Ising for Warner Brothers.
  • first appearance of Bosko.

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: 378

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

  • first officially released Warner Bros. cartoon.
  • first publicly released Bosko cartoon.
  • first appearance of Honey.

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: 275

Looney Tunes: Bosko. * This cartoon contains a trombone solo that includes a sound which was later the origin of the classic WB sound effect "Trombone Gobble."

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: 170

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 208

Looney Tunes: Bosko.

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: 123

Looney Tunes: Bosko.

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: 151

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 140

Looney Tunes: Bosko.

9. 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: 100

Looney Tunes: Bosko.

10. 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: 109

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey. * Not to be confused with another Looney Tunes cartoon of the same name, released in 1964, starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.

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: 110

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 126

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 103

Looney Tunes: Bosko.

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: 406

Merrie Melodies: Foxy & Roxy.

  • first Merrie Melodies cartoon.
  • first appearances of Foxy & Roxy.

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: 386

Merrie Melodies: Foxy & Roxy.

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: 117

Looney Tunes: Bosko.

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: 190

Merrie Melodies: Foxy & Roxy.

  • final appearances of Foxy & Roxy.

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: 181

Looney Tunes: Bosko.

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: 195

Merrie Melodies: Piggy & Fluffy.

  • first appearances of Piggy & Fluffy.

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: 113

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 209

Merrie Melodies: Piggy & Fluffy.

  • first Warner Bros. cartoon with "blackface" characters.
  • part of the Censored Eleven.
  • final appearance of Fluffy.

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: 92

Looney Tunes: Bosko & his dog Bruno.

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: 189

Merrie Melodies.

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: 99

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 109

Merrie Melodies.

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: 102

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 125

Merrie Melodies: Freddy the Freshman.

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: 93

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Bruno.

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: 112

Merrie Melodies.

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: 95

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

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: 117

Merrie Melodies: Goopy Geer.

  • first appearance of Goopy Gear.

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: 96

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Bruno.

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: 368

Merrie Melodies.

  • first Warner Bros. cartoon to earn an Academy Award nomination.

34. Moonlight for Two (1932)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two courting hillbilly dogs go to the big barn dance.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 135

Merrie Melodies: Goopy Geer.

35. Bosko's Dog Race (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Add a Plot

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

Votes: 75

Looney Tunes: Bosko, Honey & Bruno.

36. 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: 100

Merrie Melodies: Goopy Geer.

  • final appearance of Goopy Gear.

37. Bosko at the Beach (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Add a Plot

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

Votes: 79

Looney Tunes: Bosko, Honey & Bruno.

38. 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: 124

Merrie Melodies.

39. Bosko's Store (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Add a Plot

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

Votes: 82

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

40. Bosko the Lumberjack (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Add a Plot

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

Votes: 85

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

41. 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: 85

Merrie Melodies.

42. 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: 131

Looney Tunes: Bosko & Honey.

  • earliest-released WB cartoon still under copyright.
  • first live-action cartoon.

43. 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: 68

Merrie Melodies.