Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Filmography (1940–1949) - 1944 – 27 Titles

1944 – 27 Titles

Leon Schlesinger sold his cartoon studio to Warner Bros. in 1944, and retired as producer, succeeded by Eddie Selzer after Buckaroo Bugs was released).

Beginning this year, all cartoons are in color. Some cartoons would be produced in two-strip Cinecolor in the 1947–1949 season, to save money. All cartoons would be produced in three-strip Technicolor by 1950.

Title Series Director Characters Release date Availability reissue? Notes
Little Red Riding Rabbit MM Friz Freleng Bugs 1944-01-01 No
  • First cartoon in which Mel Blanc gets on-screen credit.
What's Cookin' Doc? MM Bob Clampett Bugs 1944-01-08
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 4, Disc 1 (special feature)
  • DVD – Academy Awards Animation Collection (special feature)
No
Meatless Flyday MM Friz Freleng 1944-01-29 No
Tom Turk and Daffy LT Chuck Jones Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tom Turk 1944-02-12 Hilarious Ham No
  • First appearance of Tom Turk
Bugs Bunny and the 3 Bears MM Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny, Three Bears 1944-02-26
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 1, Disc 3
No
  • First appearance of The Three Bears
  • Last cartoon in which Robert "Bobe" Cannon gets on-screen credit.
I Got Plenty of Mutton LT Frank Tashlin 1944-03-11
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 4, Disc 2
No
Weakly Reporter, The MM Chuck Jones 1944-03-25
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 6, Disc 2
No
Tick Tock Tuckered MM Bob Clampett Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1944-04-08
  • DVD – LTSS Daffy Duck: Frustrated Fowl
Yes Color remake of Porky's Badtime Story (1937)
Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips MM Friz Freleng Bugs 1944-04-22 No
  • Rarely shown due to ethnic stereotypes.
Swooner Crooner LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1944-05-06
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 3, Disc 2
Yes
Russian Rhapsody MM Bob Clampett 1944-05-20
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 6, Disc 2
  • Blu-Ray – LTPC Volume 2, Disc 2
No Working title: Gremlins From The Kremlin
Duck Soup to Nuts LT Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1944-05-27
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 2, Disc 3
Yes
  • Final Cartoon with "Supervision" credit
Angel Puss LT Chuck Jones Claude 1944-06-03 No
  • One of the Censored Eleven; the only Looney Tunes short in the group.
  • First Cartoon with "Direction" credit
Slightly Daffy MM Friz Freleng Daffy Duck, Porky Pig 1944-06-17 Yes
  • Color remake of Scalp Trouble (1939)
Hare Ribbin' MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny 1944-06-24
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 5, Disc 3
No
Brother Brat LT Frank Tashlin Porky 1944-07-15 No
Hare Force MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Willoughby (Sylvester name) 1944-07-22
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 3, Disc 1
No
  • First Friz Freleng-directed Bugs Bunny cartoon to use the modern design by Robert McKimson.
  • Final appearance of Willoughby.
From Hand to Mouse LT Chuck Jones 1944-08-05 Yes
Birdy and the Beast MM Bob Clampett Tweety, Hector 1944-08-19
  • DVD – LTPC Volume 2, Disc 1
No
  • First use of the name Tweety Bird
  • Final Merrie Melodies release to credit Leon Schlesinger
Buckaroo Bugs LT Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Red Hot Ryder 1944-08-26
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 5, Disc 3
  • Blu-Ray – LTPC Volume 2, Disc 1
No
  • Final cartoon to be produced by Leon Schlesinger
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears MM Friz Freleng 1944-09-02 Yes
  • First release to credit Warner Bros. Cartoons
  • Part of the Censored Eleven
  • Last WB cartoon with "blackface" characters
  • First cartoon to be produced by Eddie Selzer
Plane Daffy LT Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Hatta Mari 1944-09-16 No
Lost and Foundling MM Chuck Jones Sniffles 1944-09-30
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection
Yes
Booby Hatched LT Frank Tashlin 1944-10-14
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 4, Disc 2
Yes
Old Grey Hare, The MM Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1944-10-28
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 5, Disc 3
  • Blu-Ray – LTPC Volume 1, Disc 1
No
Stupid Cupid, The LT Frank Tashlin Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd 1944-11-25 Yes
Stage Door Cartoon MM Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd 1944-12-30
  • DVD – LTGC Volume 2, Disc 4
No

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