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"Ya' know? I think the poor guy's screwy." -Bugs Bunny, July 27th, 1940.

1940 is another year of the Looney Tunes golden age.


  • Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd debut in 1940. Elmer in "Elmer's Candid Camera" and Bugs in "A Wild Hare". "Elmer's Candid Camera" was also the last appearance of Bugs' prototype, Happy Rabbit.
  • The finalized "That's all Folks!" writing debuts starting with "Confederate Honey" and is still used today. It is even used on movies and later media as well, like T-shirts. "Confederate Honey" is also the start of the second half of the 1939-40 season where the sky background changes to a black background, but everything else remains the same.
  • Ben Hardaway leaves the studio to work for Walter Lantz.[1]

That's all Folks!

  • The finalized version of the writing debuts in "Confederate Honey" for the second half of the 1939-40 animation season and would be used for every short to this day forward. It is even used on movies and later media as well, like T-shirts.


  1. Looney Tunes Porky's Last Stand
  2. Merrie Melodies The Early Worm Gets the Bird Blue Ribbon
  3. Looney Tunes Africa Squeaks
  4. Merrie Melodies Mighty Hunters Blue Ribbon
  5. Looney Tunes Ali-Baba Bound
  6. Merrie Melodies Busy Bakers Blue Ribbon
  7. Merrie Melodies Elmer's Candid Camera
  8. Looney Tunes Pilgrim Porky
  9. Merrie Melodies Cross Country Detours Blue Ribbon
  10. Merrie Melodies Confederate Honey
  11. Looney Tunes Slap Happy Pappy
  12. Merrie Melodies The Bear's Tale Blue Ribbon
  13. Merrie Melodies The Hardship of Miles Standish
  14. Looney Tunes Porky's Poor Fish
  15. Merrie Melodies Sniffles Takes a Trip Blue Ribbon
  16. Looney Tunes You Ought to Be in Pictures
  17. Merrie Melodies A Gander at Mother Goose
  18. Looney Tunes The Chewin' Bruin
  19. Merrie Melodies Tom Thumb in Trouble Blue Ribbon
  20. Merrie Melodies Circus Today Blue Ribbon
  21. Looney Tunes Porky's Baseball Broadcast
  22. Merrie Melodies Little Blabbermouse Blue Ribbon
  23. Merrie Melodies The Egg Collector Blue Ribbon
  24. Merrie Melodies A Wild Hare Blue Ribbon
  25. Merrie Melodies Ghost Wanted
  26. Looney Tunes Patient Porky
  27. Merrie Melodies Ceiling Hero
  28. Merrie Melodies Malibu Beach Party
  29. Looney Tunes Calling Dr. Porky
  30. Merrie Melodies Stage Fright Blue Ribbon
  31. Looney Tunes Prehistoric Porky
  32. Merrie Melodies Holiday Highlights
  33. Merrie Melodies Good Night Elmer
  34. Looney Tunes The Sour Puss
  35. Merrie Melodies Wacky Wild Life Blue Ribbon
  36. Merrie Melodies Bedtime for Sniffles Blue Ribbon
  37. Looney Tunes Porky's Hired Hand
  38. Merrie Melodies Of Fox and Hounds Blue Ribbon
  39. Looney Tunes The Timid Toreador
  40. Merrie Melodies Shop, Look and Listen


  1. Barrier, Michael (2003). Hollywood Cartoons American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press, page 360. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0. 

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