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Chuck Jones

My Favorite Duck (1942)

Porky tries to relax on a hunting and fishing trip, but Daffy, smugly pointing out the "No Duck Hunting" signs, subjects him to constant irritation. Then the "Duck Hunting Season Open" signs start going up.

My Little Duckaroo (1954)

Daffy Duck is a Wild West outlaw named "The Masked Avenger", righter of wrongs and doer of heroic deeds. Porky Pig is his sidekick. Together, they search for Nasty Canasta, a villain whose crimes include gag-stealing and square dancing in a round house. When they find Canasta's hideout and Daffy challenges Canasta to a duel, Canasta flexes his hulky muscles that entirely rip away his shirt, and proceeds to pound Daffy into a stupor.

Naughty But Mice (1938)

Sniffles the mouse, in his first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, goes to a drugstore and gets drunk on a cold remedy, then befriends an electric razor and gets it drunk as well.

Nelly's Folly (1961)

A talent agent on an African safari discovers Nelly, a singing giraffe, and brings her to America to be a famous performer. But with fame comes loneliness, and Nelly longs for male companionship. When her attentions to a male giraffe result in him leaving his family, Nelly becomes publically scorned as a "home-wrecker", and her fame is lost.

No Barking (1954)

In a junkyard, Frisky Puppy's loud yapping keeps high-strung Claude Cat jumping, onto trains, planes and up past Tweety Bird's nest.

No Buddy Atoll (1945)

Private Snafu and a Japanese sailor simultaneously land on a deserted island, discover each other and fight it out until the private kills the sailor and attempts to sell his sword as a souvenir.

Odor-Able Kitty (1939)

A cat, tired of being abused by everyone in his neighborhood, disguises himself as a skunk and inadvertently attracts the romantic advances of a real skunk.

Often an Orphan (1949)

Abandoned in the country by his old master, Charlie Dog tries to force himself upon farmer Porky Pig, playing upon his sympathies with a histrionic rendition of the horrors of big-city life.

Old Glory (1939)

Directed by Chuck Jones. Porky falls asleep after refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Uncle Sam comes to him in his dreams and explains to him what the pledge means, and how it honors those who gave their life for the nation. Porky sees the error of his ways.

One Froggy Evening (1955)

A construction worker finds a singing and dancing frog in the cornerstone of the J.C. Wilber Building, an old structure (built in 1892) that he is demolishing. The finder's mind races with the possibilities of getting rich by exploiting this singing frog. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds that the frog will sing only for him... and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater that he's spent his life savings on.

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