Interesting Viewing: Our Jean McElvane Rounds Up The Best of Traveling And Military Serving Animate Shorts//

There are many ways and reasons you can travel and not just for vacation.

NIAD artist Jean McElvane returns to our blog with another timely post. This one is a Top 20 of videos featuring travel and military service.

She says, “The idea for this email came from moving one place to another.  Starting off to Pismo Beach, (aka Pepto Bismo Beach).”

And Jean has gathered up the hilarity (much of it from the classic Warner Brothers’ Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes) on many forms of travel and the branches of the service: plane, rocket, naval ship, tunneling and even leaping through the air.


Bugs Bunny – Ali Baba Bunny (1957)

Bugs Bunny – Ali Baba Bunny (1957)

1⛱ – Ali Baba Bunny

Looney Toons – Bugs Bunny 168 – The Abominable Snow Rabbit

Looney Toons – Bugs Bunny 168 – The Abominable Snow Rabbit

2⛱ – The Abominable Snow Rabbit

Looney Tunes – Bully For Bugs

Looney Tunes – Bully For Bugs

3⛱ – Bully for Bugs

Merrie Melodies – Hare We Go |

Christopher Columbus is sure that the world is as round as his head. The King insists that it’s as flat as Columbus’ head (which he flattens). Bugs, a ship’s mascot, helps Columbus demonstrate the planet’s roundness by tossing a baseball, which comes back from the other direction, covered with travel stickers (making better use of the sole good gag in the 1939 Looney Tune Kristopher Kolumbus Jr.

4⛵- Hare We Go

Porky’s Five and Ten

Porky’s Five and Ten in Black and White.

5⛵ – Porky’s Five & Ten

1952-1958 Adventures of Superman Intros

4 Intros of The Adventures of Superman Tv Series I love this Show I wish it would get a remastered Blu-Ray set like how the 66 Batman Series Got George Reeve…

6🎖 – Superman TV Series Intros

Merrie Melodies – Super-Rabbit |

We flash back to the origin of Super Rabbit, where a scientist named Professor Canafrazz fortifies some carrots, which Bugs eats, and now he can “leap tall buildings, et cetera, etc etera… Noting the newspaper story of Cottontail Smith, the notorious Texas Rabbit, Bugs ducks into a phone booth to change, and comes out in a Little Bo Peep outfit.

7🎖 – Super Rabbit & hero 

Looney Tunes – Stupor Duck |

In this parody of Superman, Daffy is “Cluck Trent,” a mild-mannered reporter at a major metropolitan daily newspaper, Cluck takes a mild-mannered pill and hears something from the editor’s office. The editor is watching a crime drama about Aardvark Ratnik, a fictional mad Russian villain who threatens to “blow up everything” in his hell-bent scheme for world domination.

8🎖 – Stupor Duck

Superman * Main Theme * John Williams

Soundtrack/theme music from the 1978 Richard Donner film “Superman” with Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Margot Kidder, Valerie P…

9🎵 – Superman 1978 Theme – John Williams

Village People– IN THE NAVY, OFFICIAL Music Video (1979) HD

In the Navy. The original 1979 music video featuring iconic cop and lead singer Victor Willis.

10🎵 – In the Navy – The Village People

Porky The Gob (1938)

17 December 1938 (USA) A battleship, manned mainly by dogs (and Porky), and whose captain sounds rather like Yosemite Sam, sets sail. When the crew threatens to get to the mess hall before the captain, he orders them to halt (and they do, some in mid-air).

11🎖 – Porky the Gob

Conrad the Sailor – Merrie Melodies

Conrad Cat’s attempts to keep the battleship decks swabbed are frustrated by Daffy’s tricks, like putting paint in his bucket, and by unexpected appearances of the pint-sized Admiral.

12🎖 – Conrad the Sailor
13🎵 – Washington Post March – John Philip Sousa

Bugs Bunny joins the army

Bugs Bunny joins the army

14🎖 – Shorts from “Forward March Hare”

Peter, Paul and Mary – Leaving on a Jet Plane.

Album 1700 – Peter Paul and Mary “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

15🎵 – Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary

Plane Dippy (1935)

Watch Plane Dippy (1935) – Jason Todd on Dailymotion

16🎖 – Plane Dippy

LOONEY TUNES (Looney Toons): BUGS BUNNY – Falling Hare (1943) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

Bugs encounters wartime sabotage and takes to the air to do battle. Director: Robert Clampett Writer: Warren Foster (story) Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett…

17🎖 – Falling Hare

Rocket Man by Elton John

Elton John – Rocket Man Lyrics: She packed my bags last night pre-flight Zero hour nine a.m. And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then I miss the earth so much…

18🎵 – Rocket Man – Elton John

Haredevil Hare

July 24, 1948 – A great Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Chuck Jones, Haredevil Hare, was released on this date. (It was the first appearance of Marvin the Martian, though he wasn’t named until decades later.)

19🎖 – Haredevil Hare

Looney Tunes – His Hare-Raising Tale |

Bugs Bunny and his cousin, Clyde Rabbit, revisit the Bugs’ past adventures, while looking at a scrapbook. The first segment has Bugs pitching in a Major League baseball game. Next, the rabbit becomes a heavyweight boxer, fighting for the title in Madison Square Garden.

& finally, 20😂 – His Hare Raising Tale.