A Guide To Censored Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
Cartoon titles in red are either new or updated entries!!
Napoleon Bunny-Part (1956/Freleng):
Probably as a result of the controversy a few years ago concerning Mighty Mouse inhaling a flower, the Bugs/Tweety censors decided to clip a scene out of "Napoleon Bunny-Part" where Nappy inhales some snuff, and Bugs tries it himself, making him sneeze over all Nappy's toy soldiers on his map. Thanks to: Kevin McCorry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Naughty Neighbors (1939/Clampett):
The traced version shortens the Porky/Petunia duet of "Would You Like To Take a Walk" (with modified lyrics). The scene is complete in the computer colorized version. Thanks to: Chris (CMulwee@aol.com)
The Night Watchman (1938/Jones):
On the WB, the scene where Tommy Cat punches the mice is shortened. Thanks to: Hugh Gilmore (email@example.com)
No Parking Hare (1954/McKimson):
Bugs is in his hole singing "There Ain't No Place Like a Hole In The Ground" while the construction worker who wants to build the freeway is flying over it with a helicopter. He drops a bomb as Bugs gets up off his bed to turn the page of his music, the bomb bounces off his mattress and hits the helicopter! This is removed on ABC.
Kevin McCorry (firstname.lastname@example.org) continues:
"No Parking Hare" is also missing a scene where the construction worker tries to chain saw through Bugs' hole and is zapped with electricity when he hits a fuse box. Bugs is reading Edgar Allan Poe at this time. Also gone is the part where the worker builds a ladder out of pipes and climbs up to Bugs' hole with a stick of dynamite, and Bugs blows a lit match through the pipes which ignites the TNT in the worker's hand.
Notes to You (1941/Freleng):
The ending of this cartoon used to be "iris-ed" out [on Fox], so that it ends abruptly with Porky holding his ears to the cat's guitar song, to removed the last scene, where he shoots him and his 9 angel-lives sing. Thanks to: Joe Mallick (email@example.com)
John Lund (firstname.lastname@example.org) continues: Actually, it was FOX that edited the cartoon severly at the end when they ran the "Merrie Melodies" show. FOX also edited other gun-related scenes from the cartoon, such as when Porky points a gun right at the cat's nose during the part with the fence. Nickelodeon has had this cartoon prior to FOX running it, as well as after. Of my knowledge, Nickelodeon has always run the body of this cartoon fully intact.
Nutty News (1942/Clampett):
Removed from Nickelodeon showings (during the days when they aired B&W cartoons) was a scene with the "new invention" which a barber uses to make kids sit still in the barber chair (a jack-in-the-box Hitler).