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Dave Franklin (I) (1895–1970)

Tin Pan Alley lyricist and composer, best remembered for co-writing the Looney Tunes theme song "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" in collaboration with Cliff Friend. Franklin became an accomplished professional pianist by the age of thirteen, employed by various New York publishing houses. He later worked as an accompanist in vaudeville and ... See full bio »

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Tommy Boy Soundtrack
(1995)
Space Jam Soundtrack
(1996)
(1988)
(1990)

Filmography

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 2014 The Blacklist (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ivan (No. 88) (2014) ... (music: "The Anniversary Waltz")
 2011-2013 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series) (writer - 52 episodes)
- SuperRabbit (2013) ... (writer: "Merry Go Round Broke Down")
- Best Friends Redux (2013) ... (writer: "Merry Go Round Broke Down")
- Mr. Weiner (2013) ... (writer: "Merry Go Round Broke Down")
- Here Comes the Pig (2013) ... (writer: "Merry Go Round Broke Down")
- Gossamer Is Awesomer (2013) ... (writer: "Merry Go Round Broke Down")
 2011 Changing Gears: A Love Story (Short) (writer: "Happy Birthday to Love")
 2009-2010 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- It (2010) ... (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
- Warriors of Virtue (2009) ... (music: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 2009 The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle (2009) ... (music: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 2008 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For Tonight You're Only Here to Know (2008) ... (writer: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 2007 The Brothers Warner (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (writer: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down")
 2002 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Nanny from Hell (2002) ... (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1996 Space Jam (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")
 1995 Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday (Video Game) (music: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1995 Tommy Boy ("The Merry Go Round Broke Down")
 1994 Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Banditos (Video Game) (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down")
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joker's Wild (1992) ... (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie) (writer: "MERRY GO ROUND BROKE DOWN")
 1990-1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes)
- Here's Hamton (1991) ... (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
- How Sweetie It Is (1991) ... (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
- Who Bopped Bugs Bunny? (1990) ... (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
- Strange Tales of Weird Science (1990) ... (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")
 1990 Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (TV Movie documentary) (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1988 Hot to Trot (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")
 1984 The Cotton Club (lyrics: "Breakin' In A Pair of Shoes")
 1984 Swing Shift (writer: "There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame" - uncredited)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (music: "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1982 We'll Meet Again (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- All Day & Every Day (1982) ... (music: "The Anniversary Waltz" - uncredited)
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Phantom of the Roller Coaster, Part 2 (1979) ... (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1972 For the Love of Ada (writer: "The Anniversary Waltz" - uncredited)
 1968 Skyscraper Caper (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vacation Songs - Guest: Lynn Anderson (1967) ... (writer: "When My Dreamboat Comes Home")
 1961-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- By His Own Verdict (1963) ... (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (aka the "Looney Tunes" theme) - uncredited)
- Reunion at Balboa (1963) ... (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
- Open and Close in One (1961) ... (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1962 Koroido gabre (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")
 1961 Underworld U.S.A. (writer: "The Anniversary Waltz" - uncredited)
 1960 The Crowded Sky (writer: "You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming", "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Waikiki Widow (1959) ... (writer: "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1958 No Time for Sergeants (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ann Sheridan/Steve Lawrence/Fats Domino/Georgia Gibbs/Smith and Dale (1956) ... (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home")
 1955 Tennessee's Partner (lyrics: "HEART OF GOLD")
 1955 Pearl of the South Pacific (lyrics: "I Can't Get Away" - uncredited)
 1952 Kiddin' the Kitten (Short) (writer: "Freddy the Freshman" - uncredited)
 1951 Early to Bet (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1950 Boobs in the Woods (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1949 A Ham in a Role (Short) (writer: "You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer" - uncredited)
 1948 Buccaneer Bunny (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home")
 1947 Birth of a Notion (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home", "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1946 Community Sing 7662: One-zy, Two-zy (Short) (writer: "One-zy, Two-zy (I Love You-zy)")
 1946 Hollywood Daffy (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1946 Hollywood Canine Canteen (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1945 I'll Tell the World (writer: "Walk a Little Faster")
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (1937) - uncredited)
 1945 I'll Remember April (writer: "There Is Too Much to Wish For")
 1945 Utah (writer: "Thank Dixie For Me")
 1945 See My Lawyer (writer: "Penny Arcade" - uncredited)
 1945 The Return of Mr. Hook (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home")
 1944 One Exciting Night (writer: "It's Like Old Times" - uncredited)
 1944 Bowery to Broadway (writer: "My Song of Romance" - uncredited)
 1944 Murder in the Blue Room (writer: "One Starry Night" - uncredited)
 1944 The Singing Sheriff (writer: "When a Cowboy Sings")
 1944 Swooner Crooner (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1944 Tick Tock Tuckered (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1943 To Duck... or Not to Duck (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1942 A Knife, a Fork and a Spoon (Short) (writer: "A Knife, a Fork and a Spoon")
 1942 Moonlight in Havana (writer: "I Don't Need Money", "Only You", "Got Music", "Isn't It Lovely", "Rhythm of the Tropics", "Moonlight in Havana" - uncredited)
 1942 Gopher Goofy (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1941 Aviation Vacation (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog (writer: "Concert in the Park", "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1941 Porky's Preview (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1941 Pot o' Gold (writer: "A Knife, a Fork and a Spoon" - uncredited)
 1941 Goofy Groceries (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1940 Shop Look & Listen (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1940 East of the River (writer: "You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming" - uncredited)
 1940 Good Night Elmer (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home")
 1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1940 You Ought to Be in Pictures (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1939 The Film Fan (Short) (writer: "There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame" - uncredited)
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong (writer: "Happy Birthday to Love" (1939))
 1939 Fresh Fish (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1939 The Good Egg (Short) (music: "You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer" - uncredited)
 1939 Sioux Me (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1939 Porky's Hotel (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" - uncredited)
 1939 Wise Quacks (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park", "You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer" - uncredited)
 1939 Porky's Picnic (Short) (writer: "Concert in the Park" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 Sorority House (lyrics: "I Must See Annie Tonight" (1938) - uncredited)
 1939 At Home (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 (writer: "Loveland in the Wintertime" (1938) - uncredited)
 1939 Hamateur Night (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1939 It's an Ill Wind (Short) (writer: "There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame" - uncredited)
 1939 Blue Barron and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Who Do You Think I Saw Last Night?", "Moonlight in Waikiki" - uncredited)
 1938 Count Me Out (Short) (writer: "There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame" - uncredited)
 1938 The Daffy Doc (Short) (writer: "There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame" - uncredited)
 1938 Wholly Smoke (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1938 The Penguin Parade (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home", "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1938 Rise and Sing (Short) (writer: "How Many Rhymes Can You Get?" - uncredited)
 1938 Porky's Five & Ten (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1938 Vitaphone Gambols (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (1937), "You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming" (1937) - uncredited)
 1938 Jungle Jitters (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1938 My Little Buckeroo (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")
 1938 Daffy Duck & Egghead (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Hero Agency (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Starlets (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Garden (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Russ Morgan & His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Speaking of the Weather (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Get Rich Quick Porky (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home", "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything (writer: "It's a Southern Holiday" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Badtime Story (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" - uncredited)
 1937 Egghead Rides Again (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Sweet Sioux (Short) (writer: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Duck Hunt (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home")
 1937 Porky's Romance (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home")
 1937 Never Should Have Told You (Short) (writer: "Never Should Have Told You")
 1937 Pigs Is Pigs (Short) (writer: "When My Dream Boat Comes Home")
 1935 Follow the Leader (Short) (writer: "Where the Rocky Mountains Kiss the Sky" - uncredited)
 1935 Bar 20 Rides Again (lyrics: "The Moon Hangs High") / (music: "The Moon Hangs High")
 1935 Hop-a-Long Cassidy (lyrics: "Followin' the Stars") / (music: "Followin' the Stars")
 1934 Listening In (Short) (writer: "I Ain't Lazy - I'm Just Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 1933 Alice in Wonderland (music: "Fill Up the Glasses", "Walk a Little Faster" - uncredited)
 1930 Paramount on Parade (writer: "I'm Isadore the Toreador")
 1929 Broadway Scandals (writer: "What Is Life Without Love?", "Rhythm of the Tambourine", "Kickin' the Blues Away" - uncredited)
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