A report on Warner Bros. Cartoons

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

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

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Jones in 1978

Chuck Jones

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Jones in 1978
Jones in 1976

Charles Martin Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, director, and painter, best known for his work with Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of shorts.

Looney Tunes opening title used in the 1947–1948 season

Looney Tunes

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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.

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.

Looney Tunes opening title used in the 1947–1948 season

Schlesinger assumed full production from 1933 until selling his studio to Warner Bros. in 1944.

Bugs Bunny

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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 Bunny is an animated cartoon character created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

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.

Robert McKimson, early 1930s

Robert McKimson

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Robert McKimson, early 1930s
A still from the 1950 Hippety Hopper/Sylvester short Pop 'im Pop!. This cartoon also introduced Sylvester's son, Sylvester Junior.

Robert Porter McKimson Sr. (October 13, 1910 – September 29, 1977) was an American animator and illustrator, best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. Cartoons and later DePatie–Freleng Enterprises.

Bob Clampett

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American animator, director, producer and puppeteer.

American animator, director, producer and puppeteer.

Porky in Wackyland was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2000, deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Clampett speaking at the 1976 San Diego Comic Convention

The two series were produced at Harman-Ising until mid-1933 when they split into Leon Schlesinger Productions.

Tex Avery

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American animator, cartoonist, director, and voice actor.

American animator, cartoonist, director, and voice actor.

Avery's yearbook photo, North Dallas High School, 1926

His most significant work was for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, where he was crucial in the creation and evolution of famous animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, The Wolf, Red Hot Riding Hood, and George and Junior.

Schlesinger in 1917

Leon Schlesinger

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Schlesinger in 1917

Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884 – December 25, 1949) was an American film producer who founded Leon Schlesinger Productions, which later became the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio, during the Golden Age of American animation.

Felix the Cat in The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg by Van Beuren

Golden age of American animation

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Period in the history of American animation that began with the popularization of sound cartoons in the late 1920s when animated films started to feature sound and gradually ended in the 1970s with the closing of Walter Lantz Productions and Terrytoons.

Period in the history of American animation that began with the popularization of sound cartoons in the late 1920s when animated films started to feature sound and gradually ended in the 1970s with the closing of Walter Lantz Productions and Terrytoons.

Felix the Cat in The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg by Van Beuren

Many popular characters emerged from this period, including Disney's Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto; Warner Bros.' Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, and Speedy Gonzales; MGM's Tom and Jerry and Droopy; Fleischer Studios' Betty Boop, Popeye, Felix the Cat and Casper (Famous Studios); Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker; Terrytoons' Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle; UPA's Mr. Magoo and Gerald McBoing-Boing; Jay Ward Productions' Rocky and Bullwinkle and George of the Jungle; Hanna-Barbera's Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo; and DePatie–Freleng's The Pink Panther, The Inspector and The Ant and the Aardvark.

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

As a result, Schlesinger started his own studio, Leon Schlesinger Productions, which continued with Merrie Melodies while starting production on Looney Tunes starring Buddy, a Bosko clone.