The Golden Age of Animation Part 3: 1950-1959

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1. Thumb Fun (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky Pig regrets picking up a hitchhiking Daffy Duck, whose anarchic driving habits forced on Porky result in the two being apprehended by "the long arm of the law".

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 180

Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck & Porky Pig.

2. Land of the Lost Jewels (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short

Two children are fishing when they catch a talking fish named Red Lantern. He takes them underwater with him to the Land of the Lost, where missing items can be found again. They meet King ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Cecil Roy

Votes: 42

3. Pluto's Heart Throb (1950)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Pluto falls for Dinah the dachshund; so does Butch. She strings both along, until Pluto very sweetly gives her a bone. But Butch won't let her go, and keeps horning in, much to her annoyance.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 177

4. The Great Rupert (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Family

A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth

Votes: 843

5. Destination Moon (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson

Votes: 3,399 | Gross: $5.00M

6. Home, Tweet Home (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Tweety Bird is washing in a bird bath in a city park when Sylvester Cat interrupts him. Sylvester chases Tweety, and Tweety takes refuge near a feisty nanny and her toddler. Sylvester ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 234

Merrie Melodies: Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird & Hector the Bulldog.

7. Hurdy-Gurdy Hare (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Hurdy gurdy operator Bugs must get rid of his Chimp when the ape steals the take from him. The replacement ape is is a Gorrilla.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 524

Merrie Melodies: Bugs Bunny.

8. Boobs in the Woods (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Daffy Duck disguises himself as an old mountain man, as a sheriff, as an executioner, and as Pocahontas to heckle Porky Pig, who has come to what he thought was a secluded woodland to paint pictures of the scenery.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 993

Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck & Porky Pig.

9. Mutiny on the Bunny (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Shanghai Sam needs a new crew for his ship. Bugs signs on but rebels at the captain's cruelty.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 397

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam.

10. The Lion's Busy (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Hungry Beaky Buzzard steadfastly waits for Leo the Lion to be decently deceased before trying to devour him.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 199

Looney Tunes: Beaky Buzzard.

11. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Daffy Duck pitches to J.L. Warner a starring role with himself in a ridiculously over the top swashbuckler film.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 1,768

Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck, Melissa Duck, Sylvester the Cat, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Henery Hawk & Mama Bear. • features more regular characters than any other cartoon.

  • first use of Melissa Duck's name.

12. Homeless Hare (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A construction worker destroys Bugs' home with a steam shovel and refuses to repair the damage.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith

Votes: 735

Merrie Melodies: Bugs Bunny.

13. Strife with Father (1950)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Two English sparrows adopt the homely hayseed, Beaky Buzzard. Later, his adoptive father tries to teach the dolt to catch chickens.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce, Marian Richman

Votes: 168

Merrie Melodies: Beaky Buzzard.

14. The Hypo-Chondri-Cat (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Those crazy mice Hubie & Bertie are at it again with Claude. This time the mice see that Claude is seriously ill, so they give him an operation.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

Votes: 894

Merrie Melodies: Claude Cat, Hubie & Bertie.

15. Big House Bunny (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Sing Song guard (Yosemite) Sam Shultz mistakes Bugs for a prisoner when he tunnels up inside the jail.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,129

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam.

16. The Leghorn Blows at Midnight (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Foghorn Leghorn tricks a naive young chicken hawk into believing the barnyard dog is a pheasant.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 229

Looney Tunes: Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk & Barnyard Dawg.

17. His Bitter Half (1950)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Daffy Duck marries for money, but the bossy wife and her raucous, trouble-making little son soon have him filing for divorce.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 143

Merrie Melodies: Daffy Duck.

18. An Egg Scramble (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

On Porky Pig's farm, Miss Prissy, a slow-witted hen, has never laid an egg. So, one of her fellow hens paints Prissy's name on an egg and places it in Prissy's nest. Prissy believes she ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 335

Merrie Melodies: Porky Pig & Prissy.

  • first appearance of Prissy (or Miss Prissy).

19. What's Up Doc? (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Bugs' showbiz career is recounted from babyhood to stardom. Bugs and Elmer Fudd perform the title song.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Richard Bickenbach, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 1,311

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd.

20. All a Bir-r-r-d (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and a bulldog are passengers on a train. Sylvester's attempts to catch Tweety are thwarted by the bulldog and a conscientious conductor.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 528

Looney Tunes: Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird & Hector the Bulldog.

21. 8 Ball Bunny (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs helps a penguin go home via New Orleans, Martinique, the Panama Canal and finally the South Pole. But the penguin's home is in New Jersey.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Dave Barry

Votes: 1,124

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny & Playboy Penguin.

22. It's Hummer Time (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A cat chases a hummingbird and repeatedly stumbles onto the property of a sleepy bulldog, who punishes the cat for each interruption of his slumber.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 206

Looney Tunes: Hector the Bulldog.

23. Golden Yeggs (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A goose claims that Daffy laid a golden egg. Daffy is willing to take the credit until Rocky the gangster orders him to lay more.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 943

Merrie Melodies: Daffy Duck, Porky Pig & Rocky.

  • first named appearance of Rocky.

24. Hillbilly Hare (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

While vacationing in the Ozark Mountains, Bugs Bunny encounters Curt and Pumpkinhead Martin, two dimwitted hillbillies who are duped by Bugs into a violent square dance.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, John T. Smith

Votes: 925

Merrie Melodies: Bugs Bunny.

25. Dog Gone South (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Ever in search of a master, no matter how unwilling, Charlie winds up on a plantation down South and tries to force himself on the owner, a Confederate Colonel. Unfortunately, the Colonel already has a pet bulldog, "Belvedere."

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 294

Merrie Melodies: Charlie Dog & Colonel Shuffle.

26. The Ducksters (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Porky is a contestant of a sadistic big money radio quiz show hosted by Daffy Duck.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 939

Looney Tunes: Daffy Duck & Porky Pig.

27. A Fractured Leghorn (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Foghorn Leghorn and a cat fight over a worm. The cat wants the worm as bait for a fish, while Foghorn just wants the worm for a quick snack.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 250

Merrie Melodies: Foghorn Leghorn.

28. Bunker Hill Bunny (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Sam Von Schamm The Hessian and Bugs Bunny fight it out in the little known American Revolutionary War Battle of Bagel Heights.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,124

Merrie Melodies: Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam.

29. Canary Row (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a San Fransisco apartment and tries to gain access but cannot make it past Granny or the cat-hating desk clerk.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 946

Merrie Melodies: Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird & Granny. • first appearance of Granny.

30. Stooge for a Mouse (1950)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A hungry mouse decides to make one of its two obstacles to obtaining a block of cheese, by framing Sylvester the Cat. It starts stirring up trouble, after hearing Sylvester call the bulldog... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 116

Merrie Melodies: Sylvester the Cat & Hector the Bulldog.

31. Pop 'im Pop! (1950)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A circus comes to town featuring Gracie the Fighting Kangaroo and her youngster, Hippety Hopper. Hippety slips out of the circus tent and hops into a yard where Sylvester Cat is bragging to... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 153

Looney Tunes: Sylvester the Cat, Sylvester Jr. & Hippety Hopper. • first appearance of Sylvester Jr.

32. Bushy Hare (1950)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs confronts marsupials and aborigines in Australia's outback.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 287

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny & Hippety Hopper.

  • only cartoon to co-star Bugs Bunny & Hippety Hopper.
  • it is the only cartoon where Hippety Hopper speaks (with one line).

33. Caveman Inki (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Back in prehistoric times, a thundering earthquake splits a mountain wide open, and out hops the minah bird, to alternately bedevil, mystify and rescue Inki as he hunts dinosaurs. Meanwhile... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 108

Looney Tunes: Inki.

34. Dog Collared (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

On Be Kind to Animals Week, Porky Pig decides to practice the principle and affectionately pets a large, slobbering dog. The dog takes an instant liking to Porky and follows the pig ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 118

Merrie Melodies: Porky Pig.

35. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,563

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd.

36. Two's a Crowd (1950)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Claude Cat is determined to get rid of the mistress's birthday present: a new puppy.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 107

Looney Tunes: Claude Cat & Frisky Puppy.

  • first appearance of Frisky Puppy.

37. Hare We Go (1951)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

In 1492, Bugs Bunny sails the ocean blue, as mascot for Christopher Columbus.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 319

Merrie Melodies: Bugs Bunny.

38. A Fox in a Fix (1951)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A bulldog guards a chicken coop that a hungry fox wants to raid. To gain the friendship and trust of the bulldog, the fox shaves his tail and pretends to be a hard-luck terrier looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 93

Merrie Melodies: Hector the Bulldog.

39. Canned Feud (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester has only canned food available while his people are away. A pesky mouse torments him with the only can opener.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Marian Richman

Votes: 1,004

Looney Tunes: Sylvester the Cat.

40. Rabbit Every Monday (1951)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Yosemite Sam hunts Bugs Bunny. Bugs covers Sam's gun with bubble gum, causing Sam to blast himself inside a big bubble. Sam next forces Bugs into his cabin, where Bugs fools Sam into ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 307

Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam.

41. Putty Tat Trouble (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Sylvester Cat and a one-eyed orange tabby have a feud over catching Tweety Bird, who seems to merely be enjoying himself.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 833

Looney Tunes: Sylvester the Cat & Tweety Bird.

42. Corn Plastered (1951)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A beany-capped, wise-cracking crow invades a corn field owned by an elderly farmer. The farmer unsuccessfully attempts to kill the crow by using a gun, an axe, and a cannon.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Pat Patrick

Votes: 78

Merrie Melodies.

43. Bunny Hugged (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

This adventure takes Bugs into the world of professional wrestling.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith

Votes: 998

Merrie Melodies: Bugs Bunny & Crusher.