Dave Mackey presents
The Bugs Bunny Show
Field Guide to Titles and Credits! Learn about production numbers, ring colors, and more!
November 2013: We have some research in front of us from John
Denton which reveals some interesting information about three Warner Bros.
cartoons that never were. John has been researching MPAA certificates, and came
across a trio of numbers that were for WB cartoons that never were. The
certificates were all cancelled. The certificate numbers and titles are:
17897 - "Lay On, MacBugs"
18062 - "Snow-White Dwarfs"
21001 - "Daffy's Aunt Sam" (DePatie-Freleng)
These numbers fit very neatly into existing sequences of MPAA certificates issued to the cartoon studio. Denton also offerend corrections for "Road Runner A Go Go" and "Zip Zip Hooray" (21002 and 21003, rather than the long-presumed 21062 and 21063), as well as the long-missing number for "Wearing of the Grin" (14157). He also notes the working title of "Well Worn Daffy" was "Gunga Daffy" (which makes sense; after all, Gunga Din was a water carrier), and that cartoon has certificate 20955. "Buddy The Woodsman" was the first WB cartoon issued a certificate (94) but released after "The Girl at the Ironing Board" (95). Thanks a bunch John!
December 2012: Updating release numbers thanks to some information from Keith Scott via Thad Komorowski.
September 2012: We have updated the filmographies of later cartoons, but have not included complete credits just yet for the CGI cartoons of 2010-present. Additionally, in answer to a plea from the 3-D film community, we have corrected the release date of "Lumber Jack-Rabbit" - it was September 25, 1953, but released flat 14 months later on the date we originally had it.
We will be working on double checking release dates for all cartoons beginning shortly.
April 2011: Blue Ribbon release dates have been added where known. A few straggling title cards have been added and we are only missing a few non-Blue Ribbons.
As there currently is no official online source for Looney Tunes cartoons, we are soon going to be eliminating the dead links to In2TV.
Vitaphone release numbers, which appeared in the cartoon titles from 1930-1943 and used internally until the end of the studio in 1969, are now complete. The complete list can be found here. Our source for this information is Roy Liebman's book Vitaphone Films: A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts (McFarland and Company, 2003).
We have added greatly to our title card gallery, particularly from the Harman-Ising era.
More WB Cartoon Insanity
A recent post on the Termite Terrace Trading Post about artists who were credited for only cartoon led me to an inspiration: why not a list of artists and links to the cartoons they all worked on? How many cartoons did Friz Freleng direct? How often did Emery Hawkins show up as a guest animator? Who were the frontline animators for Bob McKimson? This guide will answer all those questions and possibly provoke new ones. Granted, it's not a front-burner project, and it's going to take some time to do. So don't hold your breath.
Thanks to Keith Scott, Jim Bennie, Thad Komorowski, Darrell Van Citters and Larry Tremblay for help with production numbers, and to Jerry Beck, Jon Cooke, Robair, Jeff G., John Lund, Larry Tremblay, Pietro Shakiran, Chris Sanchez (he gave me some nice rare ones!) and a few others for contributing title card scans!
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