Looney Tunes

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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies started as animated theatrical shorts. They ended up with many popular characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Road Runner, with those characters having gone on to star in other media, including television. Additionally, the original theatrical shorts have been played on TV.

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TV Shows

Theatrical Shorts

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
The Bugs Bunny Show Animated comedy ABC 1960–1962
The Porky Pig Show Animated comedy ABC 1964–1965
The Road Runner Show Animated comedy CBS 1966–1968
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour Animated comedy CBS 1968–1971
Bugs Bunny and Friends Animated comedy Syndication 197?
The Merrie Melodies Show Animated comedy Syndication 197?
The Bugs Bunny Show Animated comedy CBS 1971–1972
The Road Runner Show Animated comedy ABC 1971–1972
Porky Pig and Friends Animated comedy Syndication 1971
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour Animated comedy CBS 1975–1985
Later known as The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
The Sylvester and Tweety Show Animated comedy CBS 1976–1977
The Daffy Duck Show Animated comedy NBC 1978–1981
The Sylvester & Tweety, Daffy & Speedy Show Animated comedy CBS 1981–1982
The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour Animated comedy ABC 1985–1986
The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show Animated comedy ABC 1986–2000
Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends Animated comedy syndication 1990
Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon Animated comedy Nickelodeon 1988–1999
That's Warner Bros.! Animated comedy The WB 1995–1998
Known as The Bugs n' Daffy Show starting in second season
The Daffy Duck Show Animated comedy The WB 1996
Toonheads Animated comedy Cartoon Network 1998–2003
Featured Looney Tunes shorts mixed with other shorts
The Tex Avery Show Animated anthology Cartoon Network 1999–2002
Featured Looney Tunes shorts mixed with other shorts
The Cat & Birdie Warneroonie Pinky Brainy Big Cartoonie Show Animated comedy The WB 1999–2000
Known as The Cat and Bunny Warneroonie Super Looney Big Cartoonie Show in second season
The Bob Clampett Show Animated anthology Cartoon Network 1999–2002
Featured Looney Tunes shorts mixed with other shorts
Cartoon Alley Animated anthology Turner Classic Movies 2004–2007
Featured Looney Tunes shorts mixed with other shorts

Original Programs

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Tiny Toon Adventures Animated comedy syndication 1990–1991
FOX 1991–1992
Taz-Mania Animated comedy FOX 1991–1996
The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries Animated comedy The WB 1995–2002
Baby Looney Tunes Animated comedy Cartoon Network 2002–2005
Duck Dodgers Animated comedy Cartoon Network 2003–2005
Loonatics Unleashed Animated comedy The WB 2005–2007
The Looney Tunes Show Animated comedy Cartoon Network 2011–2014
Wabbit Animated comedy Cartoon Network 2015– 

TV Specials

Most specials feature theatrical shorts mixed with new animation, while a couple feature only new or only old material.

Title Network Airdate
Carnival of the Animals CBS November 22, 1976
Bugs Bunny's Easter Special CBS April 7, 1977
Bugs Bunny in Space CBS September 6, 1977
Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special CBS October 26, 1977
Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court CBS February 23, 1978
How Bugs Bunny Won the West CBS November 15, 1978
Bugs Bunny's Valentine CBS February 14, 1979
The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special CBS May 12, 1979
Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet CBS November 15, 1979
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales CBS November 27, 1979
Daffy Duck's Easter Special NBC April 1, 1980
Bugs Bunny's Busting Out All Over CBS May 21, 1980
The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special CBS October 26, 1980
Bugs Bunny: All American Hero CBS May 21, 1981
Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special NBC November 24, 1981
Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television CBS January 11, 1982
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special NBC January 14, 1986
Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars CBS October 21, 1988
Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports CBS February 15, 1989
Happy Birthday, Bugs! 50 Looney Years CBS May 9, 1990
What's Up, Doc? A Salute to Bugs Bunny TNT November 12, 1990
Bugs Bunny's Overture to Disaster CBS April 17, 1991
Bugs Bunny's Creature Features CBS February 1, 1992

DVD Releases

The most prominent of the DVD releases for Looney Tunes are the Golden Collections. Although the focus is on the theatrical shorts in their original form, special features have included opening and bridging sequences from some shows as well as full TV specials.


Title Release Discs
Golden Collection October 28, 2003 purchase 4
Golden Collection, Volume Two November 2, 2004 purchase 4
Golden Collection, Volume Three October 25, 2005 purchase 4
Golden Collection, Volume Four November 14, 2006 purchase 4
Golden Collection, Volume Five October 30, 2007 purchase 4
Golden Collection, Volume Six October 21, 2008 purchase 4