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60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

July 05
August 02

Where George Gund Building , Aitken Auditorium

60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

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Sixty classic Warner Bros cartoons from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s will show in the upcoming Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque series “Still Looney After All These Years.” This five-program retrospective will run from July 5 through August 2 in the Cinematheque’s regular theatre, Aitken Auditorium at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Every movie will be projected from 35mm film.

“This is the first Looney Tunes series we’ve ever presented in our 28-year-history,” said Cinematheque Director John Ewing. “And summer seems the ideal time to reconnect with old friends like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote, and director Chuck Jones.”

The Cinematheque’s Looney Tunes series will be supplemented in July and August with new international films, second-run movies, and feature-length film classics, including four rarities by neglected French master Jean Grémillon. See the complete two-month film schedule here.

Starting July 1, admission to most Cinematheque screenings will be $9; Cinematheque members and those age 25 & under $7. A second film on the same day costs an additional $7. Any exceptions to these prices are noted. Free parking for most Cinematheque films is available in the adjacent CIA lot, located off of East Boulevard. For further information, call John Ewing or Tim Harry at 216.421.7450 or send an email to

Film Schedule

Saturday, July 5, at 5:00pm
Still Looney After All These Years
USA, 1949-60, various directors
12 classic WB cartoons, most with Bugs Bunny. Program includes Chuck Jones’ Rabbit Hood (1949), Rabbit of Seville (1950), Operation: Rabbit (1952), Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953), Bully for Bugs (1953), and Ready, Woolen and Able (1960); Robert McKimson’s Hippety Hopper (1949), Daffy Duck Hunt (1949), Devil May Hare (1954), and Bedevilled Rabbit (1957); Robert Clampett & Friz Freleng’s Dough for the Do-Do (1949); and Freleng’s Roman Legion-Hare (1957). 35mm. 85 min.

Thursday, July 10, at 6:00pm &
Saturday, July 12, at 5:00pm
Still Looney After All These Years
USA, 1948-59, various directors
12 classic WB cartoons, most with Daffy Duck. Program includes Chuck Jones’ You Were Never Duckier (1948), My Bunny Lies Over the Sea (1948), The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950), Drip-along Daffy (1951), Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953), and Forward March Hare (1953); Arthur Davis’ The Stupor Salesman (1948); Robert McKimson’s Boobs in the Woods (1950); Friz Freleng’s Cracked Quack (1952), Hare Lift (1952), and Bugsy and Mugsy (1957); and Abe Levitow’s Really Scent (1959). 35mm. 85 min.

Friday, July 18, at 9:30pm &
Saturday, July 19, at 5:00pm
Still Looney After All These Years
USA, 1949-61, Chuck Jones, et al.
12 classic WB cartoons, most directed by the great Chuck Jones. Program includes Jones’ A Bear for Punishment (1951), Cheese Chasers (1951), Little Beau Pepé (1952), Rabbit Seasoning (1952), No Barking (1954), Stop! Look! And Hasten! (1954), What’s Opera, Doc? (1957), One Froggy Evening (1957), There They Go-Go-Go! (1956), and The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961, co-directed by Maurice Noble); Arthur Davis’ Porky Chops (1949); and Friz Freleng’s Canned Food (1951). 35mm. 84 min.

Friday, July 25, at 5:30pm &
Saturday, July 26, at 5:00pm
Still Looney After All These Years
USA, 1948-57, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones
12 classic WB cartoons, most with Tweety Bird. Program includes Friz Freleng’s Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948), Kit for Cat (1948), Knights Must Fall (1949), Home, Tweet Home (1950), Tweety’s S.O.S. (1951), A Street Cat Named Sylvester (1953), Dog Pounded (1954), Dr. Jerkyl’s Hide (1954), Tugboat Granny (1956), and Tweety and the Beanstalk (1957); and Chuck Jones’ Beanstalk Bunny (1955) and The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949). 35mm. 83 min.

Thursday, July 31, at 6:15pm &
Saturday, August 2, at 5:00pm
Still Looney After All These Years
USA, 1950-57, various directors
12 classic WB cartoons, four with Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. Program includes Chuck Jones’ The Wearing of the Grin (1951), Ready..Set..Zoom! (1955), Heaven Scent (1956), Zoom and Bored (1957), Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958), and Fastest with the Mostest (1960); Robert McKimson’s A Fractured Leghorn (1950), Rabbit’s Kin (1952), and Little Boy Boo (1954); and Friz Freleng’s Big House Bunny (1950), Bunker Hill Bunny (1950), and Greedy for Tweety (1957). 35mm. 81 min.

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