1944 is another year of the Golden Age of Looney Tunes.


  • The Color Rings change from red rings black background to red background blue rings starting with "Meatless Flyday". The two cartoons before it were in the 1942-43 season, however, were postponed to release in 1944.
  • Produced by LEON SCHLESINGER changes to Produced by WARNER BROS. CARTOONS INC. After a short time it changes to A WARNER BROS. CARTOON for the openings only. The closings would still have Produced by WARNER BROS. CARTOONS INC.
  • The finalized MERRIE MELODIES logo for the big backgrounds at the top debuts in "Meatless Flyday]", which would be used for 11 years.
  • Starting with "Hare Ribbin'", Bugs Bunny's head appears after the WB shield. This variation would have the WB shield zoom in, then WARNER BROS., the copyright notice, the production code and "Present" would fade in. At the same time, the WB shield changes to Bugs' head.
  • Starting with "The Stupid Cupid", WARNER BROS. adds PICTURES INC. to the bottom of every cartoon until 1964.
  • All cartoons starting from this year and afterwards would be copyrighted.
  • Frank Tashlin leaves the studio in September to direct stop-motion puppet films at the John Sutherland studio.[2]
  • Robert McKimson, who was in Bob Clampett's unit at the time, is promoted to a director and takes over Tashlin's unit.[2]

Warner Club News Stories

Shorts Released

  1. Music note "Little Red Riding Rabbit"
  2. Music note "What's Cookin' Doc?"
  3. Music note "Meatless Flyday"
  4. Lt icon "Tom Turk and Daffy"
  5. Music note "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears"
  6. Lt icon "I Got Plenty of Mutton"
  7. Music note "The Weakly Reporter"
  8. Lt icon "Tick Tock Tuckered" Blueribbon icon
  9. Music note "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips"
  10. Lt icon "Swooner Crooner" Blueribbon icon
  11. Music note "Russian Rhapsody"
  12. Lt icon "Duck Soup to Nuts" Blueribbon icon
  13. Lt icon "Angel Puss"
  14. Music note "Slightly Daffy" Blueribbon icon
  15. Music note "Hare Ribbin'"
  16. Lt icon "Brother Brat"
  17. Music note "Hare Force"
  18. Lt icon "From Hand to Mouse" Blueribbon icon
  19. Music note "Birdy and the Beast"
  20. Lt icon "Buckaroo Bugs"
  21. Music note "Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears" Blueribbon icon
  22. Lt icon "Plane Daffy"
  23. Music note "Lost and Foundling" Blueribbon icon
  24. Lt icon "Booby Hatched" Blueribbon icon
  25. Music note "The Old Grey Hare"
  26. Lt icon "The Stupid Cupid" Blueribbon icon
  27. Music note "Stage Door Cartoon"

Blue Ribbon Reissues

1943 - 1944 Season

  1. Music note "Cross Country Detours" (15-Jan-1944)
  2. Music note "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" (12-Feb-1944)
  3. Music note "The Bear's Tale" (11-Mar-1944)
  4. Music note "Sweet Sioux" (08-Apr-1944)
  5. Music note "Of Fox and Hounds" (13-May-1944)
  6. Music note "Thugs with Dirty Mugs" (03-Jun-1944)
  7. Music note "A Wild Hare" (17-Jun-1944) (mis-titled “The Wild Hare”)
  8. Music note "The Cat Came Back" (15-Jul-1944)
  9. Music note "The Isle of Pingo Pongo" (19-Aug-1944)

1944-1945 Season

  1. Music note "Let It Be Me" (16-Sep-1944)
  2. Music note "September in the Rain" (30-Sep-1944)
  3. Music note "Sunday Go to Meetin' Time" (28-Oct-1944)
  4. Music note "I Love to Singa" (18-Nov-1944)
  5. Music note "Plenty of Money and You" (09-Dec-1944)




  2. 2.0 2.1 Barrier, Michael (2003). Hollywood Cartoons American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press, page 467. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0. 

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