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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.
- Leon Schlesinger retires and sells his cartoon studio to Warner Bros. Eddie Selzer takes over starting with "Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears" which is the final cartoon in the Censored Eleven.
- All cartoons this year are in 3-hue color and are part of the Associated Artists Productions package.
- 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.
- Robert McKimson, who was in Bob Clampett's unit at the time, is promoted to a director and takes over Tashlin's unit.
Warner Club News Stories
- "Little Red Riding Rabbit"
- "What's Cookin' Doc?"
- "Meatless Flyday"
- "Tom Turk and Daffy"
- "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears"
- "I Got Plenty of Mutton"
- "The Weakly Reporter"
- "Tick Tock Tuckered"
- "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips"
- "Swooner Crooner"
- "Russian Rhapsody"
- "Duck Soup to Nuts"
- "Angel Puss"
- "Slightly Daffy"
- "Hare Ribbin'"
- "Brother Brat"
- "Hare Force"
- "From Hand to Mouse"
- "Birdy and the Beast"
- "Buckaroo Bugs"
- "Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears"
- "Plane Daffy"
- "Lost and Foundling"
- "Booby Hatched"
- "The Old Grey Hare"
- "The Stupid Cupid"
- "Stage Door Cartoon"
Blue Ribbon Reissues
1943 - 1944 Season
- "Cross Country Detours" (15-Jan-1944)
- "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" (12-Feb-1944)
- "The Bear's Tale" (11-Mar-1944)
- "Sweet Sioux" (08-Apr-1944)
- "Of Fox and Hounds" (13-May-1944)
- "Thugs with Dirty Mugs" (03-Jun-1944)
- "A Wild Hare" (17-Jun-1944) (mis-titled “The Wild Hare”)
- "The Cat Came Back" (15-Jul-1944)
- "The Isle of Pingo Pongo" (19-Aug-1944)
- "Let It Be Me" (16-Sep-1944)
- "September in the Rain" (30-Sep-1944)
- "Sunday Go to Meetin' Time" (28-Oct-1944)
- "I Love to Singa" (18-Nov-1944)
- "Plenty of Money and You" (09-Dec-1944)
- July 9 - Kent Rogers, voice actor, aged 20
- ↑ http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2014/06/cartoons-of-1944-part-1.html
- ↑ 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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