1955 is another year when Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts were released.

Notable events


Speedy's new design.

  • Speedy Gonzales makes his second appearance. This time, his design has been completely overhauled.
  • All of the black-and-white Looney Tunes shorts, all of the black-and-white Merrie Melodies not produced by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, and "Lady, Play Your Mandolin!" are purchased by Sunset Productions.
  • 1955 became the year where the opening themes of both Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were arranged by Milt Franklyn. However, some cartoons still continued to use the older themes even after the first short with a new theme was created. The Color Rings changed from red rings with blue background to green rings with red background, however, some cartoons from the 1955-1956 season continued to use the red rings and blue background at the end only. When the change in Color Rings happened, they no longer used the older themes, with the exception of Blue Ribbon reissues of older cartoons.


  1. Music note "Pizzicato Pussycat" (Freleng/Jan 1/4:4)
  2. Music note "Feather Dusted" (McKimson/Jan 15)
  3. Music note "Pests for Guests" (Freleng/Jan 29) Blueribbon icon {Reissue on May 30, 1964}
  4. Music note "Beanstalk Bunny" (Jones/Feb 12)
  5. Lt icon "All Fowled Up" (McKimson/Feb 19/FL: BB)
  6. Music note "Stork Naked" (Freleng/Feb 26/)
  7. Music note "Lighthouse Mouse" (McKimson/Mar 12) Blueribbon icon {Reissue on Dec 16, 1967(not given new titles)}
  8. Lt icon "Sahara Hare" (Freleng/Mar 26/4:1)
  9. Lt icon "Sandy Claws" (Freleng/Apr 2/3:2 P)
  10. Lt icon "The Hole Idea" (McKimson/Apr 16/6:4)
  11. Lt icon "Ready.. Set.. Zoom!" (Jones/Apr 30/2:2)
  12. Music note "Hare Brush" (Freleng/May 7)
  13. Music note "Past Perfumance" (Jones/May 21)
  14. Music note "Tweety's Circus" (Freleng/Jun 4)
  15. Lt icon "Rabbit Rampage" (Jones/Jun 11/6:1)
  16. Lt icon "Lumber Jerks" (Freleng/Jun 25/1:4)
  17. Music note "This Is a Life?" (Freleng/Jul 9)
  18. Lt icon "Double or Mutton" (Jones/Jul 13)
  19. Music note "Jumpin' Jupiter" (Jones/Aug 6/6:1)
  20. Music note "A Kiddies Kitty" (Freleng/Aug 20) Blueribbon icon {Reissue on Aug 15, 1964}
  21. Lt icon "Hyde and Hare" (Freleng/Aug 27/2:1)
  22. Lt icon "Dime to Retire" (McKimson/Sep 3)
  23. Music note "Speedy Gonzales" (Freleng/Sep 17/1:4)
  24. Music note "Knight-Mare Hare" (Jones/Oct 1/4:1)
  25. Music note "Two Scent's Worth" (Jones/Oct 15)
  26. Lt icon "Red Riding Hoodwinked" (Freleng/Oct 29/5:2)
  27. Lt icon "Roman Legion-Hare" (Freleng/Nov 12/4:1)
  28. Lt icon "Heir-Conditioned" (Freleng/Nov 26/6:2)
  29. Lt icon "Guided Muscle" (Jones/Dec 10/2:2)
  30. Music note "Pappy's Puppy" (Freleng/Dec 17)
  31. Music note "One Froggy Evening" (Jones/Dec 31/2:4)

Blue Ribbon Reissues

1954-1955 Season

  1. Music note "Back Alley Oproar" (05-Feb-1955)
  2. Music note "You Were Never Duckier" (26-Feb-1955)
  3. Lt icon "House Hunting Mice" (02-Apr-1955) (First 'Cinecolor' short to be re-released)
  4. Lt icon "Crowing Pains" (23-Apr-1955)
  5. Lt icon "Hop, Look and Listen" (04-Jun-1955)
  6. Music note "Tweetie Pie" (25-Jun-1955)
  7. Lt icon "The Goofy Gophers" (23-Jul-1955)
  8. Lt icon "What's Brewin', Bruin?" (20-Aug-1955)

1955 - 1956 Season

  1. Music note "Doggone Cats" (10-Sep-1955)
  2. Lt icon "The Rattled Rooster" (22-Oct-1955)
  3. Music note "Fair and Worm-er" (5?-Nov-1955)
  4. Music note "The Mouse-Merized Cat" (26-Nov-1955)
  5. Music note "The Foghorn Leghorn" (24-Dec-1955)

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