The Warner Bros. Classic Cartoons started in 1930. This was only used in 1930 Looney Tunes cartoons. This version was phased out in 1931.



At the time the Warner Bros. introduced its new logo. In 1931, the logo was been changed. This version of the logo was used in the Looney Tunes cartoons until January 1936 and the Merrie Melodies cartoons in February 1936. From here, the logo deleted the "Vitaphone Flag" and replaced by the zooming WB shield.


The logo was been altered in 1933. The logo is the same but with the different version of the WB Shield.

1934-February 1936

In 1934, the logo's byline was been renamed as "Warner Bros. Productions Corportation". This is the last version of the logo. The last cartoon to use this logo was The Cat Came Back.

February 1936–April 1939

In 1936, the famous WB Shield was introduced. The Warner Bros. Productions Coproration. was removed for m the byline and replaced by the simply "Vitaphone". Due to the introduction of the WB Shield. The Vitaphone Flag was been removed and the word "Present" is changed to "Presents". The first cartoon to use the WB shield and the Vitaphone byline was The Phantom Ship. The Vitaphone byline was used up until it was replaced by "Warner Bros." in 1939. The last cartoon to be used the Vitaphone byline was Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur.

April 1939-June 1940

In April 1939, "Vitaphone" was replaced by Warner Bros and "presents" was replaced by "present". The first cartoon to use the Warner Bros. byline was Porky and Teabiscuit. The yellow brand version of the logo was used in April 1939 and its was retired in August 1939. The last cartoon to use the yellow brand version of the logo was Hare-Um Scare-Um. The normal version was first used in Detouring America.

All cartoons in 1940, the copyright's year says MCMXXXX instead of MCMXL.

July 1940- October 1944

In July 1940, the shield was been updated for some reasons. During 1940, the copyright's year changed to MCMXL.

Also, Blue ribbon re-issues starts late 1943 (See below).

November 1944–1948

In 1944, the words "Pictures" and "Inc." were added to the byline and the shield has been updated.


In 1947, the shield has been updated.


In 1953, the background has been changed, the Bugs Bunny has been upgraded and the 1940s shield returned. It was the last opening rings version before DePatie-Freleng assumed the production of the shorts in 1964. Starting with Hopalong Casuality, The Vitaphone/Vitagraph Legend was added to the "That's all Folks" endings and the Vitaphone copyright was changed by the Warner Bros. Pictures copyright.


Circa 1962, 1963, 1964-1967

Warner Bros. Cartoons logo 1964

During late circa 1962 The Abstract WB logo was introduced in Chuck Jones' Now Hear This cartoon and was released in 1963. When Warner Bros shut down the Original Termite Terrace studio in 1963, DePatie-Freleng assumed production of the shorts until 1967.


Warner Bros. Seven Arts

In 1967, to coincide with the merger of Warner Bros. with Seven Arts, this new logo appears at the beginning and end of all cartoon shorts produced until Warner Bros. Animation shut down for good in 1969. In 1969, the openings no longer have the copyright. The last cartoon to use this logo was Injun Trouble.



Note: Starting from Hippydrome Tiger, the Vitaphone/Vitagraph legend is switched. Looney Tunes are now branded as "A VITAPHONE RELEASE", while Merrie Melodies gets the Vitagraph equivalent.


This logo was introduced in The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie and used in Made-for-TV cartoons in 1980.



This logo was only seen on The Duxorcist and The Night of the Living Duck.


This logo was seen on cartoons made from 1994 until 2000. Also, the shield is colored like the Warner Bros. Pictures' 1998 logo (Except Carrotblanca and Little Go Beep).





This logo resembles the 1995-2001 Warner Bros. Television Animation logo.



Blue Ribbon Reissues (1943–1969)

This list contains all reissues from 1943 to 1969, and it's currently under construction.

See also