• This was the first year with the fat version of Elmer Fudd.
  • Tex Avery is suspended for four weeks without pay by Leon Schlesinger and leaves the studio. He then meets Jerry Fairbanks at Paramount and directs the first three Speaking of Animals shorts.[1] He later joins MGM in September and works there for fourteen years.
  • Bob Clampett replaces Tex as the director of his unit and leaves behind his old unit with Norman McCabe becoming the director.[2]
  • Mel Blanc is signed to an exclusive contract with Leon Schlesinger and prohibits him from doing voice work for cartoon studios outside of Warner Bros.[3][4]
  • This year debuts the Bugs Bunny on the WB shield with WARNER BROS. and Present already on the screen at the open-fade starting with "The Heckling Hare". However, this cartoon was the only one to have Bugs pull the MERRIE MELODIES card down in the Schlesinger era. The rest would fade to the MERRIE MELODIES card.
  • Cartoons start using purple-blue colored rings starting from "Snowtime for Comedy".


  1. Music note Elmer's Pet Rabbit
  2. Lt icon Porky's Snooze Reel
  3. Music note The Fighting 69½th Blueribbon icon
  4. Music note Sniffles Bells the Cat Blueribbon icon
  5. Lt icon The Haunted Mouse
  6. Music note The Crackpot Quail
  7. Music note The Cat's Tale Blueribbon icon
  8. Lt icon Joe Glow, the Firefly
  9. Music note Tortoise Beats Hare
  10. Lt icon Porky's Bear Facts
  11. Music note Goofy Groceries Blueribbon icon
  12. Music note Toy Trouble Blueribbon icon
  13. Lt icon Porky's Preview
  14. Music note The Trial of Mr. Wolf Blueribbon icon
  15. Lt icon Porky's Ant
  16. Music note Farm Frolics Blueribbon icon
  17. Music note Hollywood Steps Out Blueribbon icon
  18. Lt icon A Coy Decoy
  19. Music note Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt Blueribbon icon
  20. Lt icon Porky's Prize Pony
  21. Music note The Wacky Worm Blueribbon icon
  22. Lt icon Meet John Doughboy
  23. Music note The Heckling Hare
  24. Music note Inki and the Lion Blueribbon icon
  25. Music note Aviation Vacation
  26. Lt icon We, the Animals - Squeak!
  27. Music note Sport Chumpions
  28. Lt icon The Henpecked Duck
  29. Music note Snow Time for Comedy Blueribbon icon
  30. Music note All This and Rabbit Stew
  31. Lt icon Notes to You
  32. Music note The Brave Little Bat Blueribbon icon
  33. Music note The Bug Parade Blueribbon icon
  34. Lt icon Robinson Crusoe Jr.
  35. Music note Rookie Revue
  36. Music note Saddle Silly
  37. Music note The Cagey Canary Blueribbon icon
  38. Lt icon Porky's Midnight Matinee
  39. Music note Rhapsody in Rivets Blueribbon icon
  40. Music note Wabbit Twouble
  41. Lt icon Porky's Pooch


  1. Sigall, Martha (2005). Living Life Inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation. University Press of Mississippi, page 49. ISBN 9781578067497. 
  2. Barrier, Michael (2003). Hollywood Cartoons American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press, page 435. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0. 
  4. Ohmart, Ben (2012). Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices. Bearmanor Media. ISBN 978-1593937881. 

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