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{{construction}}'''1953''' is another year in ''[[Looney Tunes]]'' history.
'''1953''' is another year in ''[[Looney Tunes]]'' history.
 
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
*Robert McKimson's unit at Warner Bros. Cartoons is disbanded early in April.<ref name="tralfaz">http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-shutdown.html</ref>
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*Robert McKimson's unit at Warner Bros. Cartoons is disbanded early in April.<ref name="tralfaz">http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-shutdown.html</ref>
*The Warner Bros. animation studio is shut down on June 19, and would remain shut down until January 4, 1954. Everybody is laid off, save for ten unnamed staffers. The reasons given for the shutdown are a heavy backlog of releases until late 1954 and uncertainty about whether to make the cartoons in 2D or 3D.<ref name"dailyvariety">''Daily Variety'' June 16, 1953. Readable at [http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-shutdown.html]</ref>
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*The Warner Bros. animation studio is shut down on June 19, and would remain shut down until January 4, 1954. Everybody is laid off, save for ten unnamed staffers. The reasons given for the shutdown are a heavy backlog of releases until late 1954 and uncertainty about whether to make the cartoons in 2D or 3D.<ref name="dailyvariety">''Daily Variety'' June 16, 1953. Readable at [http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-shutdown.html]</ref>
 
*[[Chuck Jones]] goes to work at the Walt Disney studio on the film ''Sleeping Beauty''.<ref>http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Home%20Page/WhatsNewArchivesNov07.htm</ref>
 
*[[Chuck Jones]] goes to work at the Walt Disney studio on the film ''Sleeping Beauty''.<ref>http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Home%20Page/WhatsNewArchivesNov07.htm</ref>
 
*Michael Maltese heads to Walter Lantz Productions and is credited as writer on several ''Woody Woodpecker'' cartoons.<ref name="dailyvariety"/>
 
*Michael Maltese heads to Walter Lantz Productions and is credited as writer on several ''Woody Woodpecker'' cartoons.<ref name="dailyvariety"/>
 
==Filmography==
 
==Filmography==
#{{LT*}} ''[[Don't Give Up the Sheep]]'' (Jones/Jan 3/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:3]]'')
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Don't Give Up the Sheep]]'' (Jones/Jan 3/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:3]]'') {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969)
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[Snow Business]]'' (Freleng/Jan 17/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2|2:3]]'')
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[Snow Business]]'' (Freleng/Jan 17/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2|2:3]]'')
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[A Mouse Divided]]'' (Freleng/Jan 31)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[A Mouse Divided]]'' (Freleng/Jan 31)
#{{LT*}} ''[[Forward March Hare]]'' (Jones/Feb 4/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:1]]'')
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Forward March Hare]]'' (Jones/Feb 4/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:1]]'') {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969)
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[Kiss Me Cat]]'' (Jones/Feb 21/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:4]]'')
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[Kiss Me Cat]]'' (Jones/Feb 21/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:4]]'')
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Duck Amuck]]'' (Jones/Feb 28/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:2]]'')
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Duck Amuck]]'' (Jones/Feb 28/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:2]]'')
#{{MM*}} ''[[Up-Swept Hare]]'' (McKimson/Mar 14) {{BR}}
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Upswept Hare]]'' (McKimson/Mar 14) {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon Reissue on May 1963 in the 1962-63 season<ref name=":0">http://betterlivingtv.blogspot.com/2013/08/blue-ribbon-blues.html</ref>)
#{{LT*}} ''[[A Peck o' Trouble]]'' (McKimson/Mar 28/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:4]]'') {{BR}}
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#{{LT*}} ''[[A Peck o' Trouble]]'' (McKimson/Mar 28/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:4]]'') {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon Reissue on December 1961 in the 1961-62 season<ref name=":0" />)
#{{MM*}} ''[[Fowl Weather]]'' (Freleng/Apr 4)
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Fowl Weather]]'' (Freleng/Apr 4) {{BR}}
#{{MM*}} ''[[Muscle Tussle]]'' (McKimson/Apr 18) {{BR}}
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Muscle Tussle]]'' (McKimson/Apr 18) {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon Reissue in the 1962-63 season)
#{{LT*}} ''[[Southern Fried Rabbit]]'' (Freleng/May 2/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:1]]'')
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Southern Fried Rabbit]]'' (Freleng/May 2/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:1]]'') {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969)
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[Ant Pasted]]'' (Freleng/May 9)
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[Ant Pasted]]'' (Freleng/May 9)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Much Ado About Nutting]]'' (Jones/May 23)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Much Ado About Nutting]]'' (Jones/May 23)
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[There Auto Be a Law]]'' (McKimson/Jun 6)
 
#{{LT*}} ''[[There Auto Be a Law]]'' (McKimson/Jun 6)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Hare Trimmed]]'' (Freleng/Jun 20)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Hare Trimmed]]'' (Freleng/Jun 20)
#{{MM*}} ''[[Tom Tom Tomcat]]'' (Freleng/Jun 27)
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Tom Tom Tomcat]]'' (Freleng/Jun 27) {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon Reissue on January 1962 in the 1961-62 season<ref name=":0" />)
#{{MM*}} ''[[Wild Over You]]'' (Jones/Jun 11)
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Wild over You]]'' (Jones/Jun 11)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century]]'' (Jones/Jul 25/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:2]]'')
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century]]'' (Jones/Jul 25/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:2]]'')
#{{LT*}} ''[[Bully For Bugs]]'' (Jones/Aug 8/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:1]]'')
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Bully for Bugs]]'' (Jones/Aug 8/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1|1:1]]'')
#{{LT*}}''[[Plop Goes the Weasel!]]'' (McKimson/Aug 22)
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Plop Goes the Weasel!]]'' (McKimson/Aug 22)
#{{MM*}} ''[[Cat-Tails For Two]]'' (McKimson/Aug 29/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:3]]'') {{BR}}
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Cat-Tails for Two]]'' (McKimson/Aug 29/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4|4:3]]'') {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon Reissue on February 1963 in the 1962-63 season<ref name=":0" />)
#{{LT*}}''[[A Street Cat Named Sylvester]]'' (Freleng/Sep 5)
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#{{LT*}} ''[[A Street Cat Named Sylvester]]'' (Freleng/Sep 5)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Zipping Along]]'' (Jones/Sep 19/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2|2:2]]'')
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Zipping Along]]'' (Jones/Sep 19/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2|2:2]]'')
#{{MM*}} ''[[Duck! Rabbit! Duck!]]'' (Jones/Oct 3/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3|3:1]]'')
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Lumber Jack-Rabbit]]'' (Jones/Sep 25) (3D Release)
#{{LT*}}''[[Easy Peckins]]'' (McKimson/Oct 17) {{BR}}
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Duck! Rabbit, Duck!]]'' (Jones/Oct 3/''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3|3:1]]'')
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Easy Peckin's]]'' (McKimson/Oct 17) {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon Reissue on March 1963 in the 1962-63 season<ref name=":0" />)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Catty Cornered]]'' (Freleng/Oct 31)
 
#{{MM*}} ''[[Catty Cornered]]'' (Freleng/Oct 31)
#{{LT*}}''[[Of Rice and Hen]]'' (McKimson/Nov 14)
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Of Rice and Hen]]'' (McKimson/Nov 14) {{BR}} (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969.)
#{{MM*}} ''[[Cat's A-Weigh]]'' (McKimson/Nov 28)
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#{{MM*}} ''[[Cats A-weigh!]]'' (McKimson/Nov 28)
#{{LT*}}''[[Robot Rabbit]]'' (Freleng/Dec 12)
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Robot Rabbit]]'' (Freleng/Dec 12)
#{{LT*}}''[[Punch Trunk]]''* (Jones/Dec 19)
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#{{LT*}} ''[[Punch Trunk]]''* (Jones/Dec 19)
   
<small><nowiki>* Final cartoon to use both of the series' old-style opening and closing sequences</nowiki></small><br />
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> Final cartoon to use both of the series' old-style opening and closing sequences</small><br />
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== Blue Ribbon Reissues ==
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=== 1952-1953 Season ===
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#{{LT*}} "[[Tale of Two Mice]]" (10-Jan-1953) (Reissued as "A Tale of Two Mice")
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#{{LT*}} "[[The Bashful Buzzard]]" (07-Feb-1953)
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#{{MM*}} "[[Country Mouse]]" (14-Mar-1953)
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#{{MM*}} "[[Little Dutch Plate]]" (11-Apr-1953)
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#{{LT*}} "[[Ain't That Ducky]]" (02-May-1953)
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#{{MM*}} "[[Mighty Hunters]]" (13-Jun-1953) (The 1st [[List of Warner Bros. cartoons with Blue Ribbon reissues|Blue Ribbon Reissue]] to keep/retain the original titles and credits)
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#{{MM*}} "[[The Fighting 69½th]]" (11-Jul-1953) (2nd [[List of Warner Bros. cartoons with Blue Ribbon reissues|Blue Ribbon]] release)
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#{{MM*}} "[[Sniffles Takes a Trip]]" (01-Aug-1953)
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#{{MM*}} "[[Wacky Wildlife]]" (29-Aug-1953)
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=== 1953-1954 Season ===
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#{{MM*}} "[[Old Glory]]" (12-Sep-1953) (2nd [[List of Warner Bros. cartoons with Blue Ribbon reissues|Blue Ribbon]] release)
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#{{MM*}} "[[Walky Talky Hawky]]" (17-Oct-1953)
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#{{LT*}} "[[Birth of a Notion]]" (07-Nov-1953)
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#{{MM*}} "[[The Eager Beaver]]" (28-Nov-1953)
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#{{LT*}} "[[Scent-imental over You]]" (26-Dec-1953)
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==Warner Club News Stories and Art==
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<gallery>
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WCN - January 1953.jpg|January 1953
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WCN - December 1953.jpg|December 1953
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</gallery>
   
 
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1953 is another year in Looney Tunes history.

EventsEdit

  • Robert McKimson's unit at Warner Bros. Cartoons is disbanded early in April.[1]
  • The Warner Bros. animation studio is shut down on June 19, and would remain shut down until January 4, 1954. Everybody is laid off, save for ten unnamed staffers. The reasons given for the shutdown are a heavy backlog of releases until late 1954 and uncertainty about whether to make the cartoons in 2D or 3D.[2]
  • Chuck Jones goes to work at the Walt Disney studio on the film Sleeping Beauty.[3]
  • Michael Maltese heads to Walter Lantz Productions and is credited as writer on several Woody Woodpecker cartoons.[2]

FilmographyEdit

  1. Lt icon Don't Give Up the Sheep (Jones/Jan 3/1:3) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969)
  2. Lt icon Snow Business (Freleng/Jan 17/2:3)
  3. Music note A Mouse Divided (Freleng/Jan 31)
  4. Lt icon Forward March Hare (Jones/Feb 4/4:1) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969)
  5. Lt icon Kiss Me Cat (Jones/Feb 21/4:4)
  6. Music note Duck Amuck (Jones/Feb 28/1:2)
  7. Music note Upswept Hare (McKimson/Mar 14) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon Reissue on May 1963 in the 1962-63 season[4])
  8. Lt icon A Peck o' Trouble (McKimson/Mar 28/4:4) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon Reissue on December 1961 in the 1961-62 season[4])
  9. Music note Fowl Weather (Freleng/Apr 4) Blueribbon icon
  10. Music note Muscle Tussle (McKimson/Apr 18) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon Reissue in the 1962-63 season)
  11. Lt icon Southern Fried Rabbit (Freleng/May 2/4:1) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969)
  12. Lt icon Ant Pasted (Freleng/May 9)
  13. Music note Much Ado About Nutting (Jones/May 23)
  14. Lt icon There Auto Be a Law (McKimson/Jun 6)
  15. Music note Hare Trimmed (Freleng/Jun 20)
  16. Music note Tom Tom Tomcat (Freleng/Jun 27) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon Reissue on January 1962 in the 1961-62 season[4])
  17. Music note Wild over You (Jones/Jun 11)
  18. Music note Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (Jones/Jul 25/1:2)
  19. Lt icon Bully for Bugs (Jones/Aug 8/1:1)
  20. Lt icon Plop Goes the Weasel! (McKimson/Aug 22)
  21. Music note Cat-Tails for Two (McKimson/Aug 29/4:3) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon Reissue on February 1963 in the 1962-63 season[4])
  22. Lt icon A Street Cat Named Sylvester (Freleng/Sep 5)
  23. Music note Zipping Along (Jones/Sep 19/2:2)
  24. Lt icon Lumber Jack-Rabbit (Jones/Sep 25) (3D Release)
  25. Music note Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (Jones/Oct 3/3:1)
  26. Lt icon Easy Peckin's (McKimson/Oct 17) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon Reissue on March 1963 in the 1962-63 season[4])
  27. Music note Catty Cornered (Freleng/Oct 31)
  28. Lt icon Of Rice and Hen (McKimson/Nov 14) Blueribbon icon (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969.)
  29. Music note Cats A-weigh! (McKimson/Nov 28)
  30. Lt icon Robot Rabbit (Freleng/Dec 12)
  31. Lt icon Punch Trunk* (Jones/Dec 19)

* Final cartoon to use both of the series' old-style opening and closing sequences

Blue Ribbon Reissues Edit

1952-1953 Season Edit

  1. Lt icon "Tale of Two Mice" (10-Jan-1953) (Reissued as "A Tale of Two Mice")
  2. Lt icon "The Bashful Buzzard" (07-Feb-1953)
  3. Music note "Country Mouse" (14-Mar-1953)
  4. Music note "Little Dutch Plate" (11-Apr-1953)
  5. Lt icon "Ain't That Ducky" (02-May-1953)
  6. Music note "Mighty Hunters" (13-Jun-1953) (The 1st Blue Ribbon Reissue to keep/retain the original titles and credits)
  7. Music note "The Fighting 69½th" (11-Jul-1953) (2nd Blue Ribbon release)
  8. Music note "Sniffles Takes a Trip" (01-Aug-1953)
  9. Music note "Wacky Wildlife" (29-Aug-1953)

1953-1954 Season Edit

  1. Music note "Old Glory" (12-Sep-1953) (2nd Blue Ribbon release)
  2. Music note "Walky Talky Hawky" (17-Oct-1953)
  3. Lt icon "Birth of a Notion" (07-Nov-1953)
  4. Music note "The Eager Beaver" (28-Nov-1953)
  5. Lt icon "Scent-imental over You" (26-Dec-1953)

Warner Club News Stories and ArtEdit


<< 1952 Timeline 1954 >>


ReferencesEdit

  1. http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-shutdown.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daily Variety June 16, 1953. Readable at [1]
  3. http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Home%20Page/WhatsNewArchivesNov07.htm
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 http://betterlivingtv.blogspot.com/2013/08/blue-ribbon-blues.html
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