Merrie Melodies is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1931 to 1969, during the golden age of American animation. As with its sister series, Looney Tunes, it featured cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd. Between 1934 and 1943, the Merrie Melodies series were distinguished from the black-and-white, Buddy or Porky Pig-starring Looney Tunes shorts by an emphasis on one-shot stories in color featuring Warner Bros.-owned musical selections. After Bugs Bunny became the breakout recurring star of Merrie Melodies, and Looney Tunes went to color in the early 1940s, the two series gradually lost their distinctions and shorts were assigned to each series more randomly.
|director||Chuck Jones Friz Freleng|
|producer||David H. DePatie Eddie Selzer Friz Freleng John W. Burton Leon Schlesinger William L. Hendricks|
|productionCompany||DePatie–Freleng Enterprises Format Films Harman and Ising Warner Bros. Animation Warner Bros. Cartoons|
|publisher||Vitagraph Studios Vitaphone Warner Bros.|
|theme||animated cartoon short|