From A to Z-Z-Z-Z
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Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: October 16, 1954
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Maurice Noble
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Dick Beals (uncredited)
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Norman Nesbitt (uncredited)
Marian Richman (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Ralph Phillips
Preceded By: By Word of Mouse
Succeeded By: Quack Shot

Looney Tunes - From A to Z-Z-Z-Z

From A to Z-Z-Z-Z is a 1954 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


At Valley View School, pupils are learning arithmetic, but Ralph Phillips is daydreaming. He imagines flying with the birds until the teacher calls on him to do a problem on the blackboard. The numbers on the board begin to laugh at him so he fights with them. The teacher asks him to bring a letter to the mailbox so he does it Pony Express style. During the geography lesson, he watches the fish tank and imagines himself a diver for the Navy without gear, fighting a saber-toothed tiger shark as he rescues a submarine from the depths. When the kraken's tentacle grabs him, it's really the teacher taking him to stand in the corner. But it's the corner of the boxing ring. He pummels his opponent until the bell rings, but it's really the school bell signalling the end of the day. As he leaves the classroom he becomes General Douglas MacArthur vowing "I shall return."



  • On Cartoon Network airings (except on The Chuck Jones Show which showed this short uncut), the scene in Ralph's Western fantasy where he's shooting at American Indians attacking him was cut.[1]


  • This is the first appearance of Ralph Phillips.
  • This short re-released into the Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies program in November 1963. No exact date is currently known.[2]
  • The original opening and ending rings were restored for DVD release.
  • This short was nominated for an Academy Award, but did not win.
  • Reused footage of this short is included in Adventures of the Road-Runner.



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