Series - Looney Tunes / Merry Melodies Classic Era Shorts

by ianhenslee | created - 18 Feb 2013 | updated - 02 Mar 2013 | Public

The Looney Tunes / Merry Melodies shorts from the classic era of Warner Animation, through 1969 - per the Wikipedia filmography

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1. Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid (1929)

5 min | Family, Animation, Short

A cartoonist draws Bosko, who promptly comes to life.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rudolf Ising, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 393

2. Sinkin' in the Bathtub (1930)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

The music-happy Bosko and Honey take a car ride, but bad luck briefly interrupts their fun.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 407

3. Congo Jazz (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 303

4. Hold Anything (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 186

5. The Booze Hangs High (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko has a grand time on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin and getting drunk with three pigs.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 231

6. Box Car Blues (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 139

7. Big Man from the North (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko is a Mountie; his sergeant demands he get his man.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 168

8. Ain't Nature Grand! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 155

9. The Dumb Patrol (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

During the Great War, Bosko and a fearsome beast are in a dogfight. Bosko loses, but that's only the first battle.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 121

10. Ups 'n Downs (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko runs a hot dog stand at an amusement park; but he sneaks away to the racetrack to ride his mechanical horse.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Carman Maxwell, Johnny Murray

Votes: 115

11. Yodeling Yokels (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 122

12. Bosko's Holiday (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and Honey go on a picnic that ends badly.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 138

13. The Tree's Knees (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko the woodsman spurns cutting down trees and plays music instead. The trees and animals dance and make their own music.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 115

14. Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 434

15. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A streetcar conductor has adventures with a would-be passenger hippo, a cow blocking the tracks, and a runaway train while he, his passengers, and some hobos sing the title song.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 415

16. Bosko Shipwrecked! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko is shipwrecked on an island where he is chased by a lion and pursued by simian cannibals.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 131

17. One More Time (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Musical

Cop Foxy is trying to enforce the law in town, but dangerous drivers and gangsters who also kidnap his sweetheart are making this difficult.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 209

18. Bosko the Doughboy (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bosko is a doughboy in the Great War.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 199

19. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Piggy was the Harmon/Ising studio's second attempt to create a star for the Merrie Melodies cartoon series. Piggy replaced Foxy. Foxy lasted for only three cartoons. Piggy's tenure was even... See full synopsis »

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Orlando 'Slim' Martin

Votes: 220

20. Bosko's Soda Fountain (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko is a soda jerk, who gives poor service to a mouse and to his former schoolteacher. Later, he must contend with Honey's bratty kitten pupil.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 128

21. Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Piggy and Fluffy have adventures on a riverboat. And Uncle Tom is chased by skeletons promising to take him to Hallelujah Land.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 228

22. Bosko's Fox Hunt (1931)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko joins a wacky fox hunt. But if the hunt worries anyone, it isn't the fox.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 104

23. Red-Headed Baby (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a toy shop, a villainous spider threatens the happiness of a red-headed baby doll and her sweetheart, a toy soldier named Napoleon.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 209

24. Bosko at the Zoo (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and Honey go to the zoo. Honey is frightened by the lion, but Bosko is the one who ends up in danger.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 116

25. Pagan Moon (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

On a tropical island, a native boy sings "Pagan Moon" to his sweetheart. Later, he plays music underwater with an octopus-pianist and other jazz-loving sea life.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 123

26. Battling Bosko (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bosko is a brave little boxer who battles the champion, Gas House Harry. The enormous brute proves a bit much, even for a plucky underdog.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 115

27. Freddy the Freshman (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Freddy comes to a party and is a hit; he then goes on to be the star quarterback at the football game.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 138

28. Big-Hearted Bosko (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

While ice-skating on a frozen pond, Bosko and his dog discover a baby abandoned in the snow.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Carman Maxwell

Votes: 109

29. Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An American Indian boy and girl sing and dance in the forest along with the animals. Trouble begins when a fire threatens baby birds in their nest.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: The King's Men, Johnny Murray

Votes: 124

30. Bosko's Party (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and friends give Honey a surprise birthday party.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Carman Maxwell

Votes: 112

31. Goopy Geer (1932)

TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Goopy, a dog of no particular personality, but a crackerjack piano player, plays several songs on the stage of a nightclub. We spend a fair amount of time watching the patrons and staff of the nightclub.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising

Votes: 134

32. Bosko and Bruno (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko and Bruno escape from a speeding train via a handcar; make a failed attempt to steal a chicken; and end up on a runaway boxcar.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Johnny Murray

Votes: 111

33. It's Got Me Again! (1932)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

Late at night, the mice come out and sing and play to the title tune, among others. That is, until the cat arrives, but he's quickly sent packing.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 409

34. Bosko's Dizzy Date (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Honey tries to teach the violin to an unwilling kitten. Later, she and Bosko go off on a bicycle ride.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 116

35. Moonlight for Two (1932)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two courting hillbilly dogs go to the big barn dance.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 155

36. Bosko's Dog Race (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko enters his dog, Bruno, in a dog race.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 89

37. The Queen Was in the Parlor (1932)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When the king returns to the castle, he is surprised to find that the queen is in the parlor and won't see anyone.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 115

38. Bosko at the Beach (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko, Honey, and Bruno spend a day at the beach.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 92

39. I Love a Parade (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A circus parade, to the title tune. Next, a series of sideshow acts: the wild boy, the rubber man, siamese twin pigs, a tattooed man, a hula-dancing hippo, an Indian snake (or goat) charmer... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 138

40. Bosko's Store (1932)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko spends the day working away in his store.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 98