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1954 is yet another year when Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts were released.

Events

  • The Warner Bros. animation studio reopens on January 4.[1]

Releases

  1. Looney Tunes "Dog Pounded" (Freleng/Jan 2) Blue Ribbon*
  2. Merrie Melodies "Captain Hareblower"  (1954/Freleng/Jan 16)
  3. Merrie Melodies "I Gopher You" (Freleng/Jan 30)
  4. Looney Tunes "Feline Frame-Up" (Jones/Feb 13)
  5. Merrie Melodies "Wild Wife" (McKimson/Feb 20)
  6. Merrie Melodies "No Barking" (Jones/Feb 27/3:4) Blue Ribbon
  7. Looney Tunes "Bugs and Thugs" (Freleng/Mar 13/1:4)
  8. Looney Tunes "The Cats Bah" (Jones/Mar 20)
  9. Looney Tunes "Design for Leaving" (McKimson/Mar 27) Blue Ribbon
  10. Merrie Melodies "Bell Hoppy" (McKimson/Apr 17) Blue Ribbon
  11. Looney Tunes "No Parking Hare" (McKimson/May 1)
  12. Looney Tunes "Dr. Jerkyl's Hide" (Freleng/May 8)
  13. Merrie Melodies "Claws for Alarm" (Jones/May 22/3:3)
  14. Looney Tunes "Little Boy Boo" (McKimson/Jun 5)
  15. Looney Tunes "Devil May Hare" (McKimson/Jun 19/1:4)
  16. Merrie Melodies "Muzzle Tough" (Freleng/Jun 26)
  17. Merrie Melodies "The Oily American" (McKimson/Jul 10)
  18. Looney Tunes "Bewitched Bunny" (Jones/Jul 24/5:2)
  19. Looney Tunes "Satan's Waitin'" (Freleng/Aug 7) Blue Ribbon
  20. Merrie Melodies "Stop! Look! And Hasten!" (Jones/Aug 14/2:2)
  21. Looney Tunes "Yankee Doodle Bugs" (Freleng/Aug 28)
  22. Looney Tunes "Gone Batty" (McKimson/Sep 4) Blue Ribbon
  23. Merrie Melodies "Goo Goo Goliath" (Freleng/Sep 18)
  24. Looney Tunes "By Word of Mouse"  (Freleng/Oct 2)
  25. Looney Tunes "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" (Jones/Oct 16/2:2s*) Blue Ribbon
  26. Merrie Melodies "Quack Shot" (McKimson/Oct 30) Blue Ribbon (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1969)
  27. Looney Tunes "Lumber Jack-Rabbit" (Jones/Nov 13) (Flat Release)
  28. Merrie Melodies "My Little Duckaroo" (Jones/Nov 27)
  29. Merrie Melodies "Sheep Ahoy" (Jones/Dec 11)
  30. Merrie Melodies "Baby Buggy Bunny" (Jones/Dec 18/2:1)

* 1954 begins using new-styled "bullet" sequences on opening titles. Later, with the change to the red Color Rings and blue background, it also began for the ending titles as well. Milt Franklyn began to compose music more frequently, in addition to Carl Stalling. Despite that, all cartoons released in 1954 had the older themes arranged by Carl Stalling, which included the 1946-55 opening and closing renditions of "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" for Looney Tunes, the 1945-55 opening rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along", and the 1941-55 closing rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along", as Milt Franklyn rearranged those tunes in spring of the following year.

Blue Ribbon Reissues

1953-1954 Season

  1. Merrie Melodies "Of Fox and Hounds" (06-Feb-1954) (2nd Blue Ribbon release)
  2. Looney Tunes "Roughly Squeaking" (27-Feb-1954)
  3. Merrie Melodies "Hobo Bobo" (03-Apr-1954)
  4. Merrie Melodies "The Gay Anties" (24-Apr-1954)
  5. Merrie Melodies "The Cat Came Back" (05-Jun-1954) (2nd Blue Ribbon release)
  6. Merrie Melodies "One Meat Brawl" (10-Jul-1954)
  7. Looney Tunes "Along Came Daffy" (24-Jul-1954)
  8. Looney Tunes "Mouse Menace" (14-Aug-1954)

1954-1955 Season

  1. Merrie Melodies "Rhapsody in Rivets" (11-Sep-1954) (2nd Blue Ribbon release)
  2. Merrie Melodies "Inki at the Circus" (16-Oct-1954)
  3. Merrie Melodies "The Foxy Duckling" (06-Nov-1954)
  4. Merrie Melodies "The Shell Shocked Egg" (27-Nov-1954)
  5. Merrie Melodies "The Trial of Mr. Wolf" (25-Dec-1954) (2nd Blue Ribbon release)

Warner Club News Stories and Art

References

  1. Daily Variety, December 4, 1953. Readable at [1]


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