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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.


  • Norman McCabe joins the army after completing work on "Tokio Jokio."[1]
  • Frank Tashlin returns in September after a stint at Disney and Screen Gems and becomes a story director. He later replaces Norman McCabe as a director after a few weeks, when McCabe joined the army [2]


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


  1. Sigall, Martha (2005). Living Life Inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation. University Press of Mississippi, page 70. 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. 
  3. http://likelylooneymostlymerrie.blogspot.com/2015/03/371-hold-lion-please-1942.html

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