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1945 is another year of the Golden Age of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.

History

  • Produced by WARNER BROS. CARTOONS INC. and RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. PICTURES INCORPORATED are gone after "Odor-able Kitty", which is also Pepé Le Pew's first cartoon. He was then known as "Henry" or "Stinky". This is also the final cartoon in the 1943-44 season.
  • Starting with "Herr Meets Hare", the red rings black background is reused from the 1942-43 season. The 1944-45 and 1945-46 seasons would use the same Color Rings and backgrounds.
  • The 1945-55 opening rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along" debuts in "Hare Trigger", which is the first to feature full credits. This is also the first to have the WB shield with Bugs sitting and pulling the shade, excluding "The Heckling Hare". This variation would be used until "Hare Do".
  • Sylvester makes his debut in "Life with Feathers", which is also the final cartoon to not have full credits, the final cartoon to have the 1941-45 opening rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along", and the final cartoon to have the WB shield zoom onto the screen before the "WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC." and "Present" appear in an non-Bugs cartoon.
  • The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies themes are shortened this year to allow for full credits. The Looney Tunes theme would change again in 1946, but the Merrie Melodies stayed the same.
  • Bob Clampett leaves the studio on May 7 and Arthur Davis takes over his unit.[1]

Warner Club News Stories and Art

Shorts

  1. Looney Tunes "Odor-able Kitty" Blue Ribbon
  2. Merrie Melodies "Herr Meets Hare"
  3. Looney Tunes "Draftee Daffy"
  4. Merrie Melodies "The Unruly Hare"
  5. Looney Tunes "Trap Happy Porky" Blue Ribbon
  6. Merrie Melodies "Life with Feathers" Blue Ribbon
  7. Looney Tunes "Behind the Meat-Ball"
  8. Merrie Melodies "Hare Trigger"
  9. Looney Tunes "Ain't That Ducky" Blue Ribbon
  10. Merrie Melodies "A Gruesome Twosome"
  11. Looney Tunes "Tale of Two Mice" Blue Ribbon
  12. Merrie Melodies "Wagon Heels"
  13. Looney Tunes "Hare Conditioned"
  14. Merrie Melodies "Fresh Airedale" Blue Ribbon
  15. Looney Tunes "The Bashful Buzzard" Blue Ribbon
  16. Merrie Melodies "Peck Up Your Troubles" Blue Ribbon
  17. Looney Tunes "Hare Tonic"
  18. Merrie Melodies "Nasty Quacks"

Blue Ribbon Reissues

1944-1945 Season

  1. Merrie Melodies "The Fella with the Fiddle" (20-Jan-1945)
  2. Merrie Melodies "When I Yoo Hoo" (24-Feb-1945)
  3. Merrie Melodies "I Only Have Eyes for You" (17-Mar-1945)
  4. Merrie Melodies "Ain't We Got Fun" (21-Apr-1945)
  5. Merrie Melodies "I'm a Big Shot Now" (04-Jun-1945)[2]
  6. Merrie Melodies "Speaking of the Weather" (21-Jul-1945)
  7. Merrie Melodies "Old Glory" (25-Aug-1945)
  8. Merrie Melodies "Busy Bakers" (20-Oct-1945)

1945-1946 Season

  1. Merrie Melodies "A Sunbonnet Blue" (17-Nov-1945)
  2. Merrie Melodies "The Lyin' Mouse" (22-Dec-1945)

Births

References

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



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