Every Warner Bros. Cartoon in 7 minutes (or less)

This video contains a still image from each of the 1000+plus Looney Tunes cartoons released by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 – all to the tune of The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down from a variety of performers, from Mel Blanc to The Three Stooges.

(Thanks Jon Cooke at the Miscel-Looney-Ous Blog)


  • Mark

    WOW! That’s amazing. I thought at first it would be WAY too many images flashing by too fast, but thankfully, it’s not. Cool stuff!

    Thanks.

  • DonaldC

    Amazing to see how the style slowly changed.
    I wish they still showed these on Cartoon Network. I wonder why they stopped in the first place.

  • joecab

    Lookit all those signature McKimson hand poses when you hit the late 1940′s :D

  • Deyan Mavrov

    The opening logo of “Sinkin’ in the Bathtub” is shown here (and elsewhere) as a still image, which seems to have been edited in digitally. What was the logo like originally? Was it like the version at the PBS site (http://video.pbs.org/video/1575876517/)?

  • Jay Sabicer

    They forgot a version, accessible from your own site:
    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/popeye-sings-looney-tunes-theme.html

    • http://cartoongeeks.com/ Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass

      Umm…they missed Bob Hoskins’ rendition of the song from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” That would have been awesome.

  • http://ramapithblog.blogspot.com David Gerstein

    Deyan: What was the SINKIN’ opening logo like originally? Essentially as seen in the digital still image: the Looney Tunes logotype in rather thin lettering, surrounded by an early Bosko design, the bird, the goat, and the Scottie dog. No separate WB shield card preceded this card (PBS added theirs in error); at this early stage, all the company and copyright information that would later go on the shield card (“Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. & The Vitaphone Corporation…”) is present on the LT intro card.

    In 1931—probably with BOSKO THE DOUGHBOY—this LT intro card was replaced by *two* intro cards—the WB shield card with the WB/Vitaphone text, then a new Looney Tunes card without the text (and *with* fatter lettering on the logotype—and a slightly more evolved Bosko design).

    Authentic examples of the 1930 Looney Tunes opening:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFcUYXvqSVM&feature=related
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh8xb387-yc

    Authentic example of the 1931 opening:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjMEUBEFFI

  • Mike Kazaleh

    Amazing!

    Jerry, correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the still from “The Door” (at 6:02) from the copy that was video taped from your 16mm print off of my apartment wall twenty something years ago?

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Hmmm, so that’s where it came from!

  • http://pitchbibles.blogspot.com Steve Schnier

    Call me an old “Poopy-Head”, but I just don’t get it.

    Yeah, yeah. We see some long lost characters and an evolution in style, but… I dunno… It just doesn’t work for me.

  • http://2dwannabe.blogspot.com robcat2075

    Rise and Fall. Neither the beginning nor the end hint at the middle.

    The big surprise is that so many different acts covered that tune. If you were a recording artist and needed a next project… “The Merry Go Round Broke Down”?

  • http://elblogderg.blogspot.com Roberto

    Impressive.

    It’s clear to me. Everything went wrong in 1965. Until then each year had a bunch of amazing cartoons.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Very impressive.

    Kinda want to see a similar thing done with other cartoon studios now set to whatever song they wish to choose.

  • Sat

    Somewhere in the 60s, you start to wonder if some of the pictures are indeed from different Toons, because all you see are Daffy and the Coyote in mostly desert/mexican settings!

  • Steve Menke

    Anyone know who performed the jazz instrumental version? Talk about cookin’ with gas!

  • uncle wayne

    omg!! I actually HAVE the 3 Stooges 45!!! Thanks for the post! A lotttttttttta syrup on 1 pancake!!! (I DID hate, however, that it ended with that grotesque “seven arts” logo we all used to luv to HATE!)

  • Christopher Cook

    Cost effectiveness and the incursion of television certainly led to the decline of all theatrical animated short subjects. Still, a fascinating piece, even if they did include shots of the redrawn Looney Tunes films.

  • Rooniman

    Very nice complication.

  • http://www.paulbadilla.blogspot.com paul badilla

    Cool!
    Hey, Who are the singers of the song?

  • David Breneman

    The audio editing was atrocious.

  • Lurcheep

    It’s a neat concept, but it could have been better executed. If anything, all the frames from cartoons that were originally made in b/w should have been shown in b/w.

  • joe s

    lots of laughs and memories. nice job.

  • Rou

    woooow, amazing.. i loved it very much..