A report on Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes opening title used in the 1947–1948 season

American animated comedy short film series produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969, concurrently with the related Merrie Melodies, during the golden age of American animation.

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Looney Tunes opening title used in the 1947–1948 season

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Bugs Bunny

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Animated cartoon character created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

Animated cartoon character created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

Bugs' preliminary debut (as "Happy Rabbit") in Porky's Hare Hunt (1938).
Bugs' first appearance in A Wild Hare (1940).
Evolution of Bugs' design over the years.
Bugs as he appears in The Looney Tunes Show Season 2.
Mel Blanc was the original voice of Bugs and voiced the character for nearly five decades.
Bugs' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Statue evoking Bugs Bunny at Butterfly Park Bangladesh.

Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. Though an early prototype of the character first appeared in the WB cartoon Porky's Hare Hunt (1938) and a few subsequent shorts, the definitive characterization of Bugs Bunny is widely credited to have debuted in director Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940), which Bob Givens is credited for Bugs Bunny's character design.

Daffy Duck

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Daffy as he first appeared in Porky's Duck Hunt (1937).
Daffy in drag as Carmen Miranda in Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943).
600 Bomb Squadron emblem Daffy Duck.
Daffy's appearance in The Looney Tunes Show (Season 1).

Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character created by Warner Bros. Styled as an anthropomorphic black duck, he has appeared in cartoon series such as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, in which he is usually depicted as a foil for Bugs Bunny.

Porky Pig

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Bob Clampett's Porky Pig intro in 1938–1939

Porky Pig is an animated character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.

Elmer Fudd

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"Egghead" as he appeared in 1939's A Day at the Zoo
Elmer Fudd, resembling Egghead early in his career, is annoyed by a rabbit in Elmer's Candid Camera.
Elmer in Rabbit Fire (1951)

Elmer J. Fudd is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies series and the archenemy of Bugs Bunny.

Warner Bros.

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American film and entertainment company headquartered at the Warner Bros. Studios complex in Burbank, California, and a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.

American film and entertainment company headquartered at the Warner Bros. Studios complex in Burbank, California, and a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.

The Warner Brothers: Albert, Jack, Harry and Sam
Lobby card from Open Your Eyes (1919)
Lobby card from The Beautiful and Damned (1922)
Movie-goers awaiting Don Juan opening at Warners' Theatre
Warner Bros.–First National Studios, Burbank, c. 1928
James Cagney and Joan Blondell in Footlight Parade (1933)
The studio as depicted in the trailer for The Petrified Forest (1936)
Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest (1936)
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies character Bugs Bunny, the company's official mascot.
The main characters of Animaniacs (logo pictured), Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, are named after the company.
Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (1942)
Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
James Garner and Jack Kelly in Maverick (1957)
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra appear in a number of Warner Bros. films produced in the early 1960s. Both singers also recorded for Reprise Records, which the studio purchased in 1963.
Following Jack Warner's 1966 year end sale to Seven Arts Productions, the company was known as Warner Bros.-Seven Arts through to 1972
The logo, designed by Saul Bass, used from 1972 to 1984
A panoramic view over today's studio premises
The former Warner Bros. shield logo, which was used from 1993 to 2019, extensively used in films and TV shows until 2021. Currently used for the on-screen logo for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Gate 4, Warner Bros. Studios, looking south towards the water tower

Bugs Bunny, a cartoon character created by Tex Avery, Ben Hardaway, Chuck Jones, Bob Givens and Robert McKimson as part of the Looney Tunes series, is the company's official mascot.

Friz Freleng

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Yearbook photo
Crypt of Friz Freleng at Hillside Memorial Park, featuring many of the beloved characters he helped create

Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1905 – May 26, 1995), credited as I. Freleng early in his career, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, producer, and composer known for his work at Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.

Warner Bros. Cartoons

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The in-house animation division of Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American animation.

The in-house animation division of Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American animation.

Leon Schlesinger Productions studio, (also nicknamed Termite Terrace) part of the Old Warner Brothers Studio, 1351 North Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Former Leon Schlesinger-Warner Bros. Cartoons studio, 2003

One of the most successful animation studios in American media history, it was primarily responsible for the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short subjects.

Tweety in the Friz Freleng design. This is also his current appearance.

Tweety

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Tweety in the Friz Freleng design. This is also his current appearance.
Tweety's debut in A Tale of Two Kitties

Tweety is a yellow canary in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons.

Sylvester the Cat

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Tweety and Sylvester No. 9, published in 1955
Tweety & Sylvester No. 100, published in 1979
USS Alameda County
Sylvester as emblem of the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron
Sylvester as emblem of the 151st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Sylvester as seen in The Looney Tunes Show in this new design
Sylvester and Tweety in "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat"

Sylvester Pussycat, Sr. is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.

Blanc in 1959

Mel Blanc

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American voice actor and radio personality whose career spanned over 60 years.

American voice actor and radio personality whose career spanned over 60 years.

Blanc in 1959
The cast of The Jack Benny Program, from left to right: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, and Mel Blanc
Blanc in 1975
Blanc's gravesite marker

However, he became known worldwide for his work in the Golden Age of American Animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and numerous other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons.