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Hyde And Go Tweet
HYDE AND GO TWEET is a Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
animated short starring Tweety and Sylvester . It was released on May 14, 1960, and it is directed by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
. The voices were performed by Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
. The short is the third directed by Freleng based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . The title is a play on the game hide and go seek . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links PLOTSylvester is sleeping on the ledge of a tall building . He is just outside the window of the laboratory and office of mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll , who is shown entering the laboratory, drinking a Hyde Formula and briefly turning into a monstrous, evilly laughing alter-ego. Sylvester hears the laughter and awakens startled, but when he looks inside the window, he sees only the re-transformed Jekyll departing the laboratory
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I'm A Big Shot Now
I\'M A BIG SHOT NOW is a 1936 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
cartoon short directed by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
. PLOTThe plot concerns an unnamed gangster bird, who sings the title song and likes to prove his toughness by beating up on the police without the slightest provocation. The hoodlum spots the Birdville Bank across the street from the saloon where he hangs out, and calls his gang together to rob the bank and make a quick getaway. In the ensuing chase, the avian police (including the one who screams a Tarzan yell ) capture him by shooting the floor out from the birdhouse which he uses as his hideout, leaving him to sing "I'm Just a Jailbird Now" from his jail cell
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The Cat Came Back (1936 Film)
THE CAT CAME BACK is a 1936 Merrie Melodies cartoon short directed by Friz Freleng . PLOTA curious kitten leaves her family to play with an equally curious little mouse from across the hall, despite both being told by their mothers how bad the other's family is. Mama Mouse warns her kids to stay away from cats, while Mama Cat tells her kids to attack all mice. The kitten and mouse sneak out of their lessons and listen to some records together as an excuse to get in some hot 1930s tunes and dance around. While dancing, they accidentally fall down a drain into the sewer. The little kitten is saved by the little mouse. The two mothers get together to rejoice, but old feuds are not so easily forgotten, and the cat and mice families start to fight again
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Bingo Crosbyana
BINGO CROSBYANA is a 1936 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
cartoon short directed by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
, and notable for its title song, composed by Sanford Green and with lyrics by Irving Kahal . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Legal cases * 3 Sources * 4 References * 5 External links PLOTThe plot revolves around a group of fun-loving anthropomorphic insects which have taken over a kitchen. The female insects promptly become enthralled by a crooning show-off of a fly, Bingo Crosbyana, "the crooning hit of all Havana
Havana
", a caricature of the singer Bing Crosby , who incurs the jealous resentment of their boyfriends
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Sunday Go To Meetin' Time
SUNDAY GO TO MEETIN\' TIME is a Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
animated cartoon directed by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
, produced by Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
Productions , and released to theatres on August 8, 1936 by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures and The Vitaphone Corporation
The Vitaphone Corporation
. The plot follows the misadventures of a black man in the stereotypical minstrel show and coon song mold. He sneaks out of church and soon finds himself in hell, where he learns the error of his ways, and when he wakes up again in the living world, he makes haste to the church. The short's stereotypical portrayal of black characters prompted United Artists
United Artists
to withhold it from distribution in 1968, making it one of the infamous Censored Eleven
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Toy Town Hall
TOY TOWN HALL is a 1936 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
cartoon directed by Friz Freleng . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 Sources * 5 External links PLOTA young tot is put to bed in the middle of listening to the Ben Bernie Orchestra on the radio. He falls asleep and dreams that his toys in the room become movie and radio stars who put on a version of Fred Allen 's Town Hall Tonight , with a bunch of musical acts. At the end of the short, the youngster wakes up. NOTES * This is Carl Stalling's first cartoon as musician. He would be the musician for WB cartoons until 1958. His last cartoon was To Itch His Own . * This is also the final Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
cartoon to use "I Think You're Ducky" as its theme music
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My Green Fedora
MY GREEN FEDORA is a 1935 Merrie Melodies animated short film short directed by Friz Freleng , produced by Leon Schlesinger and animated by Chuck Jones and Robert Clampett . The film was released in the United States on May 4, 1935. It features a song, "I\'m Wearin\' My Green Fedora ," written by songwriters, Al Sherman , Al Lewis , and Joseph Meyer special for this short. PLOTPeter Rabbit is assigned by his mother to babysit his baby brother Elmer. Peter reluctantly does so, though nothing he tries will stop his baby brother from crying. What works is Peter dressing in some old clothes, including a green fedora . He sings a song to match the hat. When Peter is not looking, a weasel snatches the baby and runs off to the tunnels underneath the house. Peter gives chase and manages to take care of both the weasel and Elmer with a garden hose
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I Haven't Got A Hat
I HAVEN\'T GOT A HAT is a 1935 animated short film , directed by Isadore Freleng for Leon Schlesinger Productions as part of Warner Bros. ' Merrie Melodies series. Released by Warner Bros. on March 9, 1935, the short is notable for featuring the first appearance of several Warner Bros. cartoon characters, most notably future cartoon star Porky Pig . I Haven't Got a Hat was one of the earliest Technicolor Merrie Melodies, and (because of Walt Disney 's exclusive deal with Technicolor at the time) was produced using Technicolor's two-strip process (red and green) instead of its more expensive three-strip process. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Plot summary * 3 References * 3.1 Further reading * 4 External links BACKGROUNDThis Merrie Melodies cartoon, explicitly modeled after Hal Roach 's Our Gang live-action shorts, introduces several new characters as grade school students in the hope that some would catch on
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Buddy The Gob
BUDDY THE GOB is an American animated short film , produced and released by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
on January 13, 1934. It is a Looney Tunes cartoon, featuring Buddy , the second star of the series. It was the first cartoon supervised by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
; the musical score is by Norman Spencer . The theme music played at the beginning is "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean." CONTENTS * 1 Summary * 2 Footage reused * 3 References * 4 External links SUMMARYA great Navy gunboat sails toward the audience and fires her weapons; several other ships go on behind it. Buddy is a "gob", a sailor onboard one of the ships, and is excited to see that they have made port in China
China
. Jumping from the side of his ship and into a rowboat , Our Hero makes his way to land
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Buddy And Towser
BUDDY AND TOWSER is an American animated short film released on February 24, 1934, by Warner Bros. . It was directed by Friz Freleng ; the musical score is by Norman Spencer . It is a Looney Tunes cartoon, featuring Buddy , the second star of the series. SUMMARYBuddy enlists his dog, Towser, to guard his award-winning chickens . A fox penetrates Buddy's property as Towser and Buddy sleep, but the chickens, initially, are able to repel the fox by throwing their eggs at it. In its escape, the fox awakens Towser, who proceeds to bark, awakening his owner, and chase the fox. Towser is joined in the chase by Buddy, who now wields a shotgun (that he is humorously unable to handle.) Eventually, Buddy and Towser run up a snowy hill after the fox, which then crashes into a tree, tumbles backwards, and finds itself trapped in an increasingly large snowball, which soon envelops Towser and Buddy
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Beauty And The Beast (1934 Film)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a 1934 animated short film , directed by Isadore Freleng for Leon Schlesinger Productions as part of Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies series. Released on April 14, 1934, the short is notably the second Merrie Melodie in Color. It was one of the earliest cartoons of Leon Schlesinger Productions in Cinecolor . Except for its title and the inclusion of a "beastly" character, the film has nothing in common with the fairy tale of the same name . CONTENTS * 1 Plot summary * 2 Production * 3 References * 4 Sources * 5 External links PLOT SUMMARYAs the clock strikes ten, a little girl sneaks out of her nursery for a late-night snack of fruit and chocolate—which may be the cause of the strange dream that follows. On her return to the nursery, the Sandman comes to life from the nursery mural, and sends her in a dream to Toyland, inhabited by fairyland characters
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Mr. And Mrs. Is The Name
MR. AND MRS. IS THE NAME is a 1935 animated Merrie Melodies cartoon, starring Buddy and Cookie (as two mer-kids), and is noted to be the only Buddy cartoon in Technicolor. This is directed by Friz Freleng . PLOTMermaids sing to the audience about mermaids and fishes at play; they and some other sea creatures dance to the song. A young merman who resembles Buddy plays tag with a mermaid resembling Cookie, but she is offended when he "tags" her a bit too hard. Buddy looks inside a sunken ship and drags Cookie to it. She gleefully adorns herself with jewelry she finds in a treasure chest. Meanwhile, Buddy finds some props in another truck and does an imitation of Charlie Chaplin . Cookie finds a piano and plays the title song. The noise draws an octopus, who grabs her and swims off, with Buddy in pursuit
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Boulevardier From The Bronx
BOULEVARDIER FROM THE BRONX is a 1936 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
cartoon directed by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
. It is a parody of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean
Dizzy Dean
, and is loosely based on a song of the same name which was featured in the 1936 Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
musical film Colleen . PLOTBig-city baseball team with a cocky chicken pitcher named Dizzy Dan plays an exhibition baseball game in Hickville. The townsfolk of Hickville are at the train stop awaiting Dizzy Dan and the Chicago Giants baseball team. However, the train was stopped a little late, so the townspeople pushed the train depot over to cheer for their honored guest. A hen with a blue bonnet is swooned with Dizzy Dan, but her boyfriend Claude, carrying a gnarled bat for the match, grumbles at his girlfriend's idolizing
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The Coo-Coo Nut Grove
THE COO-COO NUT GROVE (released November 28, 1936) is a Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
short animated film, set in the famed Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
. The cartoon was supervised (directed) by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
, with animation by Robert McKimson and Sandy Walker and musical score by Carl Stalling
Carl Stalling
. Master of ceremonies Ben Birdie (bandleader Ben Bernie ) is accosted in the opening scene by Walter Windpipe ( Walter Winchell
Walter Winchell
). The short then proceeds to showcase a large number of Hollywood stars in the form of caricatures, including Katharine Hepburn (as a horse named Miss Heartburn), Jean Harlow , Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, Ned Sparks , Hugh Herbert , W.C
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The Hardship Of Miles Standish
THE HARDSHIP OF MILES STANDISH is an American animated cartoon short in the Merrie Melodies series, directed by Friz Freleng for Warner Bros. Cartoons . It was originally released to theaters by Warner Bros. on April 27, 1940. The Jack Miller story is a comic retelling of the narrative poem The Courtship of Miles Standish and features Elmer Fudd as John Alden . The Miles Standish character is a caricature of comic actor Hugh Herbert and the Priscilla character is a caricature of actress Edna May Oliver . The short features the voice of Arthur Q. Bryan as Elmer, who also performs the song You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
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Confederate Honey
CONFEDERATE HONEY is a 1940 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
animated cartoon short directed by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
and produced by Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
. It is a sendup of Gone with the Wind , and features an early appearance by Elmer Fudd
Elmer Fudd
in his most familiar form. The cartoon's title is meant to evoke "Confederate money ." The Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
rings change slightly starting with this cartoon, changing from a red and blue color scheme with a sky background to a red and blue color scheme with a black background
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