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"Cat Feud"

1958-59 season rings. WARNER BROS without the dot

1958 was one of the years of the Golden Age of Looney Tunes.

History

  • Warren Foster And Michael Maltese leave Warner Bros. Cartoons to work for Hanna-Barbera.[1][2]
  • Carl W. Stalling retires from composing music for the series.
  • Shortly after Carl Stalling retired, due to a musicians strike later this year, Milt Franklyn was not able to compose music for 6 cartoons; he returned to compose the music in "Cat Feud". As a result, stock music was used from "Weasel While You Work" to "Hip Hip Hurry".

Shorts

All cartoons from this year had blue Color Rings with the WB zooming shield.

  1. Merrie Melodies "Don't Axe Me" (McKimson/January 4)
  2. Looney Tunes "Tortilla Flaps" (McKimson/January 18/4:3)
  3. Merrie Melodies "Hare-Less Wolf" (Freleng/February 1)
  4. Looney Tunes "A Pizza Tweety-Pie" (Freleng/February 22)
  5. Merrie Melodies "Robin Hood Daffy" (Jones/March 8/3:3)
  6. Looney Tunes "Hare-Way to the Stars" (Jones/March 29/1:2 P) Blue Ribbon (Blue Ribbon reissue in 1968)
  7. Merrie Melodies "Whoa, Be-Gone!" (Jones/April 12/2:2)
  8. Looney Tunes "A Waggily Tale" (Freleng/April 26)
  9. Merrie Melodies "Feather Bluster" (McKimson/May 10)
  10. Looney Tunes "Now, Hare This" (McKimson/May 31)
  11. Merrie Melodies "To Itch His Own" (Jones/June 28)
  12. Looney Tunes "Dog Tales" (McKimson/July 26)
  13. Looney Tunes "Knighty Knight Bugs"(Freleng/August 23/4:1/3:1 P)
  14. Merrie Melodies "Weasel While You Work" (McKimson/September 6/FL: BB)
  15. Merrie Melodies "A Bird in a Bonnet" (Freleng/September 27)
  16. Looney Tunes "Hook, Line and Stinker" (Jones/October 11/6:1)
  17. Looney Tunes "Pre-Hysterical Hare" (McKimson/November 1)
  18. Looney Tunes "Gopher Broke" (McKimson/November 15/FL: BB)
  19. Merrie Melodies "Hip Hip- Hurry!" (Jones/December 6)
  20. Merrie Melodies "Cat Feud" (Jones/December 20/4:4)

Blue Ribbon Reissues

1957 - 1958 Season

  1. Merrie Melodies "Home, Tweet Home" (Freleng/January 25) (with production number 1507)[3]
  2. Looney Tunes "Mississippi Hare" (Jones/February 15) (with production number 1508)[3]
  3. Looney Tunes "Caveman Inki" (Jones/March 1) (with production number 1509)[3]
  4. Looney Tunes "It's Hummer Time" (McKimson/March 22) (with production number 1510)[3]
  5. Merrie Melodies "A Fractured Leghorn" (McKimson/April 19) (with production number 1511)[3]
  6. Looney Tunes "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" (Jones/May 17) (with production number 1512)[3]
  7. Looney Tunes "All a Bir-r-r-d" (Freleng/June 14) (with production number 1513)[3]
  8. Merrie Melodies "Awful Orphan" (Jones/July 12) (with production number 1516)[3]
  9. Merrie Melodies "Rebel Rabbit" (McKimson/August 9) (with production number 1517)[3]
  10. Merrie Melodies "Stooge for a Mouse" (Freleng/August 30) (with production number 1518)[3]

1958 - 1959 Season

  1. Merrie Melodies "Bowery Bugs" (Davis/September 16)[3]
  2. Merrie Melodies "An Egg Scramble" (McKimson/October 4)[3]
  3. Looney Tunes "Wise Quackers" (Freleng/October 25)[3]
  4. Looney Tunes "Two's a Crowd" (Jones/November 22)[3]
  5. Merrie Melodies "Canary Row" (Freleng/December 13)[3]

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