1942 was one of the golden years of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.


  • "Any Bonds Today?", a film commissioned by the U.S. Treasury to convince people to buy war bonds, was released.


  • The Looney Tunes series starts 3-hue color production starting with "The Hep Cat". The 1942-43 season uses thicker Color Rings instead of the music note background from 1936-42. The black and white bylines "WARNER BROS." and "Present" were different from the color ones. For this year and the next, most Looney Tunes shorts would still be black and white.


  1. Music note Hop, Skip and a Chump (Freleng/Jan 3) Blueribbon icon
  2. Lt icon Porky's Pastry Pirates (Freleng/Jan 17)
  3. Music note The Bird Came C.O.D. (Jones/Jan 17)
  4. Music note Aloha Hooey (Avery/Jan 30)
  5. Lt icon Who's Who in the Zoo (McCabe/Feb 14)
  6. Lt icon Porky's Cafe (Jones/Feb 21)
  7. Music note Conrad the Sailor (Jones/Feb 28/4:4)
  8. Music note Crazy Cruise (Avery and Clampett/Mar 14/5:3)
  9. Music note The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (Freleng/Mar 28/3:1)
  10. Lt icon Saps in Chaps (Freleng/Apr 11)
  11. Music note Horton Hatches the Egg (Clampett/Apr 11/6:4) Blueribbon icon
  12. Music note Dog Tired (Jones/Apr 25)
  13. Lt icon Daffy's Southern Exposure (McCabe/May 2)
  14. Music note The Wacky Wabbit (Clampett/May 2/5:3)
  15. Music note The Draft Horse (Jones/May 9)
  16. Lt icon Nutty News (Clampett/May 23)
  17. Music note Lights Fantastic (Freleng/May 23)
  18. Lt icon Hobby Horse-Laffs (McCabe/Jun 6)
  19. Music note Hold the Lion, Please (Jones/Jun 13)
  20. Lt icon Gopher Goofy (McCabe/Jun 27)
  21. Music note Double Chaser (Freleng/Jun 27) Blueribbon icon
  22. Lt icon Wacky Blackout (Clampett/Jul 11)
  23. Music note Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (Clampett/Jul 11/1:3)
  24. Music note Foney Fables (Freleng/Aug 1/5:2)
  25. Lt icon The Ducktators (McCabe/Aug 1)
  26. Music note The Squawkin' Hawk (Jones/Aug 8) Blueribbon icon
  27. Lt icon Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner (Clampett/Aug 22/5:4)
  28. Music note Fresh Hare (Freleng/Aug 22)
  29. Lt icon The Impatient Patient (McCabe/Sep 5)
  30. Music note Fox Pop (Jones/Sep 5) Blueribbon icon
  31. Music note The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (Jones/Sep 10/2:2)
  32. Lt icon The Hep Cat* (Clampett/Oct 3/2:4) Blueribbon icon
  33. Music note The Sheepish Wolf (Freleng/Oct 17) Blueribbon icon
  34. Lt icon The Daffy Duckaroo (McCabe/Oct 24)
  35. Music note The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (Freleng/Oct 31/2:1)
  36. Music note A Tale of Two Kitties (Clampett/Nov 21/5:3) Blueribbon icon
  37. Lt icon My Favorite Duck* (Jones/Dec 5/4:2s**) Blueribbon icon
  38. Music note Ding Dog Daddy (Freleng/Dec 5)
  39. Music note Case of the Missing Hare (Jones/Dec 12/3:1)

* 1942-1943 onwards, Color Looney Tunes begins, and also begins using "bullet" opening and closing title sequences, usually with thicker rings, and has the same color titles as Merrie Melodies
* First appearance of Beaky Buzzard. **Appears in Special Features - Bugs Bunny: Superstar - Part 2. 

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