Leon Schlesinger

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    Date of Birth
    20 May 1884
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Date of Death
    25 December 1949
    Los Angeles, California, USA (viral infection)

    Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

    Berenice Schlesinger

    Mini Biography
    Leon Schlesinger occupies an odd niche in Hollywood history.
    He was every bit a studio mogul but occupied a narrow, if extremely lucrative corner of the industry,
    an animation company.
    He might have shared this corner with Walt Disney but the two men
    couldn't have been more different in their professional outlook,
    yet at one time or another each employed many of the same people,
    shared rabid anti-union attitudes and paid their talented staffs poorly.
    Unlike Disney, Schlesinger didn't set out to become a producer of animated cartoons,
    he owned the immodestly-named Leon Schlesinger Productions,
    which had evolved out of Pacific Art & Title, which was Warner Brothers' title card outfit
    back in the silent days. The company was not exclusive to Warner's,
    but Leon developed a particularly close friendship with Jack L. Warner and as legend has it,
    when the studio was up against the financial ropes, it was Schlesinger who helped finance
    The Jazz Singer (1927).

    In 1929, Leon was approached by two unemployed 25-year old ex-Walt Disney animators,
    Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, who had produced a novel 3-minute talkie cartoon,
    'Bosko The Talk-ink Kid,' a plotless exercise made to demonstrate something Disney
    hadn't accomplished with his talkie-toon Steamboat Willie (1928):
    Bosko's voice was lip-synchronized.
    Harman and Ising had shopped the character and technique around town without any bites
    until they approached Schlesinger, who feared the vast majority of his rapidly
    dwindling title card business was about to be completely wiped out as studios converted over to sound.
    Animation was a natural move.
    On January 28, 1930 Schlesinger signed a contract with Harman and Ising
    to deliver a single cartoon within 60 days (!) with options for additional cartoons
    amounting to a year's production based on monthly delivery (!!).
    Leon then went to work on Jack Warner and landed a distribution deal and exercised his options.
    This middleman arrangement was to define Leon Schlesinger for the remainder of his career:
    unlike Disney he was no visionary -- Leon was simply out for money.


    At the beginning of his career as a cartoon mogul, he also found time to briefly act
    as a producer for Warner's B-western unit, devoted to John Wayne low-budget oaters
    (these films featured plots and canned shots from earlier Ken Maynard films,
    complete with matching horses and wardrobes).

    Back on the animation side, with no small amount of conceit,
    he wanted his name on everything, despite having no creative input.
    Leon was simply, and often ruthlessly, committed to making the most money
    based on the artistic genius of others.
    And to Schlesinger, the obvious way to accomplish this was to keep
    his overhead costs to an absolute minimum.


    Harman and Ising frequently clashed with Schlesinger over production budgets and color production.
    Leon predictably balked at cutting into his profits for the sake of art.
    By 1933, the boys had enough of Leon, quit and quickly signed Bosko to a distribution deal with MGM.
    Leon was left, except for certain copyrights (the names Looney Tunes, and Merrie Melodies,
    for example) virtually high and dry -- but not without a plan. Schlesinger, free of partners,
    quickly rallied. He got Warner's to lease him out a suitable space
    (the claptrap building was nicknamed 'Termite Terrace') and formed his own studio.

    At the depth of the Great Depression, talent came cheap and Leon went about poaching
    select ex-Herman-Ising staff members such as Friz Freleng and Robert Clampett,
    along with hand-picked former Disney personnel, arguably the most important early key member
    of the team was Earl Duvall.
    Duvall created the first identifiable character of Schlesinger's new studio,
    a bland Caucasian Bosko-like kid named Buddy, who would appeared in 23 cartoons until 1938.

    Schlesinger finally caved to color in 1934 with the 42nd Street (1933)-inspired Honeymoon Hotel,
    starring a variety of bugs. Schlesinger was acutely aware of Disney's domination
    of the animation industry -- they had 3-strip Technicolor locked up exclusively through 1936
    and it was an open secret there was a Disney animated feature in the works.
    He countered with every asset cheaply available:
    Warner's excellent music library and outstanding orchestra and his staff
    was not bound by Disney's rigid policy of realism.
    By comparison, Schlesinger's individual production units
    (each headed by legendary directors like Tex Avery, Frank Tashlin and Chuck Jones)
    could be positively outrageous.


    1936 saw the fortuitous hiring of ex-KGW Radio 'Hoot Owl' announcer Mel Blanc
    (hired to an exclusive contract some 4 years later) and an
    increasingly popular roster of new animated stars: Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and,
    especially Bugs Bunny (formally introduced in 1940).
    Fiercely anti-union, Schlesinger had few qualms over shutting his newly
    unionized studio down twice in the early 1940's balking at his animator's demands for higher wages.

    Surprisingly, Leon didn't work for Warner's exclusively;
    he assigned units to work for animated segments of films for Paramount,
    RKO (Disney's distributor!) and Republic.
    Schlesinger himself remained as arrogant and egotistical as ever,
    decidedly non-creative while continuing to rail against spiraling costs,
    so this early golden age essentially happened despite his presence.
    Leon decided to sell his company to Warner Brothers in July, 1944 for $700,000.00
    and in a measure of true Schlesinger generosity, he rewarded each of his directors
    a gold pen set and invited them to dinner at his mansion for the first and last time
    to celebrate their years together.
    The retired mini-mogul died on Christmas Day, 1949, his public reputation forever cemented by the words,
    'A Leon Schlesinger Production' plastered on a multitude of classic cartoons.
    - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jack Backstreet

    Was the inspiration for Daffy Duck's lisp.

    Left an estate worth $904,700.00

    As bad as Schlesinger could be to work for, his replacement, ex-Warner Bros.
    publicity director Edward Selzer, was worse. Schlesinger simply ignored the creative process
    , while Selzer was annoyed by it.
    Chuck Jones recalled Selzer admonishing his directors laughing in a hallway saying,
    'and just what the hell does all this laughter got to do with making animated cartoons?'
    From its creation in August, 1931 through the end of the decade,
    Schlesinger's 'Merrie Melodies' (the second series created after Looney Tunes in May, 1930)
    were contractually obligated to contain at least one song out of the Warner Brothers licensed catalog. This requirement often resulted in the story lines being stopped dead in their tracks; his unit directors hated this requirement.
    Withdrew his cartoons from Academy Award consideration
    in 1938 as a protest for perceived preferential treatment afforded to Walt Disney.

    Personal Quotes
    His usual statement before he saw the cartoons in the the showing room:
    "Roll the Garbage"
    [His initial response to "Snow White & the Seven Dwarves] I need animated features like I need two assholes

    2004 Cartoon Alley (TV Series documentary) (producer - original theatrical cartoons)
    2000 The Bob Clampett Show (TV Series) (producer)
    1982 Uncensored Cartoons (producer - archive footage)
    1945 Tokyo Woes (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1945 The Good Egg (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 Buckaroo Bugs (Short) (producer)
    1944 Hare Force (Short) (producer)
    1944 Brother Brat (Short) (producer)
    1944 Censored (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 Hare Ribbin' (Short) (producer)
    1944 Slightly Daffy (Short) (producer)
    1944 Angel Puss (Short) (producer)
    1944 The Chow Hound (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 Going Home (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 Duck Soup to Nuts (Short) (producer)
    1944 Russian Rhapsody (Short) (producer)
    1944 Swooner Crooner (Short) (producer)
    1944 Gas (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (Short) (producer)
    1944 Tick Tock Tuckered (Short) (producer)
    1944 A Lecture on Camouflage (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 The Weakly Reporter (Short) (producer)
    1944 I Got Plenty of Mutton (Short) (producer)
    1944 Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 Snafuperman (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1944 Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (Short) (producer)
    1944 Tom Turk and Daffy (Short) (producer)
    1944 Meatless Flyday (Short) (producer)
    1944 What's Cookin' Doc? (Short) (producer)
    1944 Little Red Riding Rabbit (Short) (producer)
    1944 Booby Traps (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 Puss n' Booty (Short) (producer)
    1943 An Itch in Time (Short) (producer)
    1943 Rumors (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 Daffy - The Commando (Short) (producer)
    1943 Inki and the Minah Bird (Short) (producer)
    1943 The Home Front (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 Falling Hare (Short) (producer)
    1943 Fin n' Catty (Short) (producer)
    1943 Fighting Tools (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 A Corny Concerto (Short) (producer)
    1943 Hiss and Make Up (Short) (producer)
    1943 The Goldbrick (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 The Infantry Blues (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 Scrap Happy Daffy (Short) (producer)
    1943 Spies (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 Porky Pig's Feat (Short) (producer)
    1943 Tin Pan Alley Cats (Short) (producer)
    1943 Wackiki Wabbit (Short) (producer)
    1943 Yankee Doodle Daffy (Short) (producer)
    1943 Gripes (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 The Aristo-Cat (Short) (producer)
    1943 Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk (Short) (producer)
    1943 Coming!! Snafu (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 Greetings Bait (Short) (producer)
    1943 Tokio Jokio (Short) (producer)
    1943 The Wise Quacking Duck (Short) (producer)
    1943 The Unbearable Bear (Short) (producer)
    1943 Super-Rabbit (Short) (producer)
    1943 Hop and Go (Short) (producer)
    1943 Flop Goes the Weasel (Short) (producer)
    1943 The Fifth-Column Mouse (Short) (producer)
    1943 To Duck... or Not to Duck (Short) (producer)
    1943 Point Rationing of Foods (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
    1943 Tortoise Wins by a Hare (Short) (producer)
    1943 Pigs in a Polka (Short) (producer)
    1943 Confusions of a Nutzy Spy (Short) (producer)
    1943 Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (Short) (producer)
    1942 Case of the Missing Hare (Short) (producer)
    1942 Ding Dog Daddy (Short) (producer)
    1942 My Favorite Duck (Short) (producer)
    1942 A Tale of Two Kitties (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Daffy Duckaroo (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Sheepish Wolf (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Hep Cat (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (Short) (producer)
    1942 Fox Pop (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Impatient Patient (Short) (producer)
    1942 Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner (Short) (producer)
    1942 Fresh Hare (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Squawkin' Hawk (Short) (producer)
    1942 Foney Fables (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Ducktators (Short) (producer)
    1942 Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (Short) (producer)
    1942 Wacky Blackout (Short) (producer)
    1942 Double Chaser (Short) (producer)
    1942 Gopher Goofy (Short) (producer)
    1942 Hold the Lion, Please (Short) (producer)
    1942 Hobby Horse-Laffs (Short) (producer)
    1942 Lights Fantastic (Short) (producer)
    1942 Nutty News (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Draft Horse (Short) (producer)
    1942 Daffy's Southern Exposure (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Wacky Wabbit (Short) (producer)
    1942 Dog Tired (Short) (producer)
    1942 Horton Hatches the Egg (Short) (producer)
    1942 Saps in Chaps (Short) (producer)
    1942 Any Bonds Today? (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (Short) (producer)
    1942 Crazy Cruise (Short) (producer)
    1942 Conrad the Sailor (Short) (producer)
    1942 Porky's Cafe (Short) (producer)
    1942 Who's Who in the Zoo (Short) (producer)
    1942 Porky's Pastry Pirates (Short) (producer)
    1942 The Bird Came C.O.D. (Short) (producer)
    1942 Aloha Hooey (Short) (producer)
    1942 Hop, Skip and a Chump (Short) (producer)
    1941 Porky's Pooch (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Cagey Canary (Short) (producer)
    1941 Wabbit Twouble (Short) (producer)
    1941 Rhapsody in Rivets (Short) (producer)
    1941 Porky's Midnight Matinee (Short) (producer)
    1941 Saddle Silly (Short) (producer)
    1941 Robinson Crusoe Jr. (Short) (producer)
    1941 Rookie Revue (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Bug Parade (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Brave Little Bat (Short) (producer)
    1941 Notes to You (Short) (producer)
    1941 All This and Rabbit Stew (Short) (producer)
    1941 Snow Time for Comedy (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Henpecked Duck (Short) (producer)
    1941 Sport Chumpions (Short) (producer)
    1941 Aviation Vacation (Short) (producer)
    1941 We, the Animals - Squeak! (Short) (producer)
    1941 Inki and the Lion (Short) (producer)
    1941 Meet John Doughboy (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Heckling Hare (Short) (producer)
    1941 Porky's Prize Pony (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Wacky Worm (Short) (producer)
    1941 A Coy Decoy (Short) (producer)
    1941 Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (Short) (producer)
    1941 Hollywood Steps Out (Short) (producer)
    1941 Farm Frolics (Short) (producer)
    1941 Porky's Ant (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Trial of Mr. Wolf (Short) (producer)
    1941 Porky's Preview (Short) (producer)
    1941 Toy Trouble (Short) (producer)
    1941 Goofy Groceries (Short) (producer)
    1941 Porky's Bear Facts (Short) (producer)
    1941 Tortoise Beats Hare (Short) (producer)
    1941 Joe Glow, the Firefly (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Cat's Tale (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Crackpot Quail (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Haunted Mouse (Short) (producer)
    1941 Sniffles Bells the Cat (Short) (producer)
    1941 The Fighting 69½th (Short) (producer)
    1941 Porky's Snooze Reel (Short) (producer)
    1941 Elmer's Pet Rabbit (Short) (producer)
    1940 Shop Look & Listen (Short) (producer)
    1940 The Timid Toreador (Short) (producer)
    1940 Of Fox and Hounds (Short) (producer)
    1940 Porky's Hired Hand (Short) (producer)
    1940 Bedtime for Sniffles (Short) (producer)
    1940 Wacky Wildlife (Short) (producer)
    1940 The Sour Puss (Short) (producer)
    1940 Good Night Elmer (Short) (producer)
    1940 Holiday Highlights (Short) (producer)
    1940 Prehistoric Porky (Short) (producer)
    1940 Stage Fright (Short) (producer)
    1940 Calling Dr. Porky (Short) (producer)
    1940 Malibu Beach Party (Short) (producer)
    1940 Ceiling Hero (Short) (producer)
    1940 Patient Porky (Short) (producer)
    1940 Ghost Wanted (Short) (producer)
    1940 A Wild Hare (Short) (producer)
    1940 The Egg Collector (Short) (producer)
    1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short) (producer)
    1940 Porky's Baseball Broadcast (Short) (producer)
    1940 Circus Today (Short) (producer)
    1940 The Chewin' Bruin (Short) (producer)
    1940 Tom Thumb in Trouble (Short) (producer)
    1940 A Gander at Mother Goose (Short) (producer)
    1940 You Ought to Be in Pictures (Short) (producer)
    1940 Sniffles Takes a Trip (Short) (producer)
    1940 Porky's Poor Fish (Short) (producer)
    1940 The Hardship of Miles Standish (Short) (producer)
    1940 Slap Happy Pappy (Short) (producer)
    1940 The Bear's Tale (Short) (producer)
    1940 Confederate Honey (Short) (producer)
    1940 Cross Country Detours (Short) (producer)
    1940 Pilgrim Porky (Short) (producer)
    1940 Elmer's Candid Camera (Short) (producer)
    1940 Ali-Baba Bound (Short) (producer)
    1940 Busy Bakers (Short) (producer)
    1940 Africa Squeaks (Short) (producer)
    1940 Mighty Hunters (Short) (producer)
    1940 The Early Worm Gets the Bird (Short) (producer)
    1940 Porky's Last Stand (Short) (producer)
    1939 The Curious Puppy (Short) (producer)
    1939 Screwball Football (Short) (producer)
    1939 The Film Fan (Short) (producer)
    1939 Sniffles and the Bookworm (Short) (producer)
    1939 Fagin's Freshman (Short) (producer)
    1939 Porky the Giant Killer (Short) (producer)
    1939 Fresh Fish (Short) (producer)
    1939 Pied Piper Porky (Short) (producer)
    1939 The Good Egg (Short) (producer)
    1939 Naughty Neighbors (Short) (producer)
    1939 The Little Lion Hunter (Short) (producer)
    1939 Land of the Midnight Fun (Short) (producer)
    1939/II Jeepers Creepers (Short) (producer)
    1939 Sioux Me (Short) (producer)
    1939 Little Brother Rat (Short) (producer)
    1939 Porky's Hotel (Short) (producer)
    1939 Detouring America (Short) (producer)
    1939 Hare-um Scare-um (Short) (producer)
    1939 Wise Quacks (Short) (producer)
    1939 Snowman's Land (Short) (producer)
    1939 Dangerous Dan McFoo (Short) (producer)
    1939 Porky's Picnic (Short) (producer)
    1939 Old Glory (Short) (producer)
    1939 Scalp Trouble (Short) (producer)
    1939 Hobo Gadget Band (Short) (producer)
    1939 Believe It or Else (Short) (producer)
    1939 Polar Pals (Short) (producer)
    1939 Naughty But Mice (Short) (producer)
    1939 Kristopher Kolumbus Jr. (Short) (producer)
    1939 Thugs with Dirty Mugs (Short) (producer)
    1939 Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur (Short) (producer)
    1939 Porky and Teabiscuit (Short) (producer)
    1939 Bars and Stripes Forever (Short) (producer)
    1939 Chicken Jitters (Short) (producer)
    1939 Prest-O Change-O (Short) (producer)
    1939 A Day at the Zoo (Short) (producer)
    1939 Porky's Movie Mystery (Short) (producer)
    1939 Gold Rush Daze (Short) (producer)
    1939 Porky's Tire Trouble (Short) (producer)
    1939 Robin Hood Makes Good (Short) (producer)
    1939 Hamateur Night (Short) (producer)
    1939 It's an Ill Wind (Short) (producer)
    1939 Dog Gone Modern (Short) (producer)
    1939 The Lone Stranger and Porky (Short) (producer)
    1938 The Mice Will Play (Short) (producer)
    1938 Count Me Out (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky the Gob (Short) (producer)
    1938 Daffy Duck in Hollywood (Short) (producer)
    1938 Cinderella Meets Fella (Short) (producer)
    1938 The Daffy Doc (Short) (producer)
    1938 The Night Watchman (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky in Egypt (Short) (producer)
    1938 You're an Education (Short) (producer)
    1938 Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky's Naughty Nephew (Short) (producer)
    1938 Little Pancho Vanilla (Short) (producer)
    1938 A Feud There Was (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky in Wackyland (Short) (producer)
    1938 The Isle of Pingo Pongo (Short) (producer)
    1938 Cracked Ice (Short) (producer)
    1938 A-Lad-In Bagdad (Short) (producer)
    1938 Wholly Smoke (Short) (producer)
    1938 The Major Lied 'Til Dawn (Short) (producer)
    1938 The Penguin Parade (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky & Daffy (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky's Spring Planting (Short) (producer)
    1938 Love and Curses (Short) (producer)
    1938 Have You Got Any Castles? (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky's Party (Short) (producer)
    1938 Katnip Kollege (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky the Fireman (Short) (producer)
    1938 Injun Trouble (Short) (producer)
    1938 Now That Summer Is Gone (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky's Hare Hunt (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky's Five & Ten (Short) (producer)
    1938 A Star Is Hatched (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky's Phoney Express (Short) (producer)
    1938 The Sneezing Weasel (Short) (producer)
    1938 What Price Porky (Short) (producer)
    1938 Jungle Jitters (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky at the Crocadero (Short) (producer)
    1938 My Little Buckeroo (Short) (producer)
    1938 Porky's Poppa (Short) (producer)
    1938 Daffy Duck & Egghead (Short) (producer)
    1937 Little Red Walking Hood (Short) (producer - uncredited)
    1937 September in the Rain (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Hero Agency (Short) (producer)
    1937 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Short) (producer)
    1937 A Sunbonnet Blue (Short) (producer)
    1937 Egghead Rides Again (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Double Trouble (Short) (producer)
    1937 The Case of the Stuttering Pig (Short) (producer)
    1937 The Lyin' Mouse (Short) (producer)
    1937 Rover's Rival (Short) (producer)
    1937 I Wanna Be a Sailor (Short) (producer)
    1937 Dog Daze (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Garden (Short) (producer)
    1937 Speaking of the Weather (Short) (producer)
    1937 Get Rich Quick Porky (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Railroad (Short) (producer)
    1937 Ain't We Got Fun (Short) (producer)
    1937 Plenty of Money and You (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Badtime Story (Short) (producer)
    1937 Uncle Tom's Bungalow (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Super Service (Short) (producer)
    1937 Sweet Sioux (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Building (Short) (producer)
    1937 Streamlined Greta Green (Short) (producer)
    1937 Clean Pastures (Short) (producer)
    1937 I Only Have Eyes for You (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky and Gabby (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Duck Hunt (Short) (producer)
    1937 She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Romance (Short) (producer)
    1937 The Fella with the Fiddle (Short) (producer)
    1937 Picador Porky (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky's Road Race (Short) (producer)
    1937 Pigs Is Pigs (Short) (producer)
    1937 Porky the Wrestler (Short) (producer)
    1937 He Was Her Man (Short) (producer)
    1936 Don't Look Now (Short) (producer)
    1936 Milk and Money (Short) (producer)
    1936 Porky in the North Woods (Short) (producer)
    1936 The Village Smithy (Short) (producer)
    1936 The CooCoo Nut Grove (Short) (producer)
    1936 Little Beau Porky (Short) (producer)
    1936 Boulevardier from the Bronx (Short) (producer)
    1936 Toy Town Hall (Short) (producer)
    1936 Porky's Moving Day (Short) (producer)
    1936 At Your Service Madame (Short) (producer)
    1936 Porky's Poultry Plant (Short) (producer)
    1936 Sunday Go to Meetin' Time (Short) (producer)
    1936 Porky the Rain-Maker (Short) (producer)
    1936 I Love to Singa (Short) (producer)
    1936 Porky's Pet (Short) (producer)
    1936 When I Yoo Hoo (Short) (producer)
    1936 Shanghaied Shipmates (Short) (producer)
    1936 Page Miss Glory (Short) (producer)
    1936 Bingo Crosbyana (Short) (producer)
    1936 I'd Love to Take Orders from You (Short) (producer)
    1936 Fish Tales (Short) (producer)
    1936 Let It Be Me (Short) (producer)
    1936 Plane Dippy (Short) (producer)
    1936 Westward Whoa (Short) (producer)
    1936 The Blow Out (Short) (producer)
    1936 I'm a Big Shot Now (Short) (producer)
    1936 Alpine Antics (Short) (producer)
    1936 The Fire Alarm (Short) (producer)
    1936 Boom Boom (Short) (producer)
    1936 The Phantom Ship (Short) (producer)
    1936 The Cat Came Back (Short) (producer)
    1936 I Wanna Play House (Short) (producer)
    1935 Flowers for Madame (Short) (producer)
    1935 Billboard Frolics (Short) (producer)
    1935 Gold Diggers of '49 (Short) (producer)
    1935 Hollywood Capers (Short) (producer)
    1935 Little Dutch Plate (Short) (producer)
    1935 A Cartoonist's Nightmare (Short) (producer)
    1935 The Lady in Red (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy the Gee Man (Short) (producer)
    1935 The Merry Old Soul (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy Steps Out (Short) (producer)
    1935 The Country Mouse (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy in Africa (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy's Bug Hunt (Short) (producer)
    1935 Into Your Dance (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy's Lost World (Short) (producer)
    1935 My Green Fedora (Short) (producer)
    1935 Along Flirtation Walk (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy of the Legion (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy's Pony Express (Short) (producer)
    1935 I Haven't Got a Hat (Short) (producer)
    1935 Buddy's Theatre (Short) (producer)
    1935 Country Boy (Short) (producer)
    1935 Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy the Dentist (Short) (producer)
    1934 Viva Buddy (Short) (producer)
    1934 Pop Goes Your Heart (Short) (producer)
    1934 Those Beautiful Dames (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy's Circus (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy the Woodsman (Short) (producer)
    1934 Rhythm in the Bow (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy the Detective (Short) (producer)
    1934 Shake Your Powder Puff (Short) (producer)
    1934 The Miller's Daughter (Short) (producer)
    1934 The Girl at the Ironing Board (Short) (producer)
    1934 Why Do I Dream Those Dreams (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy's Bearcats (Short) (producer)
    1934 How Do I Know It's Sunday (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy of the Apes (Short) (producer)
    1934 Goin' to Heaven on a Mule (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy's Trolley Troubles (Short) (producer)
    1934 Those Were Wonderful Days (Short) (producer)
    1934 Beauty and the Beast (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy's Adventures (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy's Garage (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy and Towser (Short) (producer)
    1934 Honeymoon Hotel (Short) (producer)
    1934 Pettin' in the Park (Short) (producer)
    1934 Buddy the Gob (Short) (producer)
    1933 Sittin' on a Backyard Fence (Short) (producer)
    1933 Buddy's Show Boat (Short) (producer)
    1933 Buddy's Beer Garden (Short) (producer)
    1933 I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (Short) (producer)
    1933 Buddy's Day Out (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko's Picture Show (Short) (producer)
    1933 We're in the Money (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko the Musketeer (Short) (producer)
    1933 The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko's Mechanical Man (Short) (producer)
    1933 The Man from Monterey (producer - uncredited)
    1933 Shuffle Off to Buffalo (Short) (producer)
    1933 Beau Bosko (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko the Sheep-Herder (Short) (producer)
    1933/I I Like Mountain Music (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko's Knight-Mare (Short) (producer)
    1933 Somewhere in Sonora (producer)
    1933 Wake Up the Gypsy in Me (Short) (producer)
    1933 The Organ Grinder (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko the Speed King (Short) (producer)
    1933 The Telegraph Trail (producer)
    1933 Young and Healthy (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko in Person (Short) (producer)
    1933 One Step Ahead of My Shadow (Short) (producer)
    1933 Bosko in Dutch (Short) (producer)
    1933 The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko's Woodland Daze (Short) (producer)
    1932 Haunted Gold (producer - uncredited)
    1932 Three's a Crowd (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko's Dizzy Date (Short) (producer)
    1932 A Great Big Bunch of You (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko the Drawback (Short) (producer)
    1932 I Wish I Had Wings (Short) (producer)
    1932 The Big Stampede (producer)
    1932 Ride Him, Bosko! (Short) (producer)
    1932 You're Too Careless with Your Kisses! (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko the Lumberjack (Short) (producer)
    1932 Ride Him, Cowboy (producer - uncredited)
    1932 Bosko's Store (Short) (producer)
    1932 I Love a Parade (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko at the Beach (Short) (producer)
    1932 The Queen Was in the Parlor (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko's Dog Race (Short) (producer)
    1932 Moonlight for Two (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko and Honey (Short) (producer)
    1932 It's Got Me Again! (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko and Bruno (Short) (producer)
    1932 Goopy Geer (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko's Party (Short) (producer)
    1932 Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee (Short) (producer)
    1932 Big-Hearted Bosko (Short) (producer)
    1932 Freddy the Freshman (Short) (producer)
    1932 Battling Bosko (Short) (producer)
    1932 Pagan Moon (Short) (producer)
    1932 Bosko at the Zoo (Short) (producer)
    1931 Red-Headed Baby (Short) (producer)
    1931 Bosko's Fox Hunt (Short) (producer)
    1931 Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land (Short) (producer)
    1931 Bosko's Soda Fountain (Short) (producer)
    1931 You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (Short) (producer)
    1931 Bosko the Doughboy (Short) (producer)
    1931 One More Time (Short) (producer)
    1931 Bosko Shipwrecked! (Short) (producer)
    1931 Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (Short) (producer)
    1931 Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (Short) (producer)
    1931 The Tree's Knees (Short) (producer)
    1931 Bosko's Holiday (Short) (producer)
    1931 Yodeling Yokels (Short) (producer)
    1931 Dumb Patrol (Short) (producer)
    1931 Ups 'n Downs (Short) (producer)
    1931 Ain't Nature Grand! (Short) (producer)
    1931 Big Man from the North (Short) (producer)
    1930 Box Car Blues (Short) (associate producer)
    1930 Crying for the Carolines (Short) (producer)
    1930 The Booze Hangs High (Short) (associate producer)
    1930 Hold Anything (Short) (producer)
    1930 Congo Jazz (Short) (associate producer)
    1930 Sinkin' in the Bathtub (Short) (associate producer)
    1929 Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid (Short) (producer)

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  • Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884 – December 25, 1949) was an American film producer,
    remembered for founding Leon Schlesinger Studios, which later became the Warner Bros.
    Cartoons studio, during the Golden Age of American animation.
    He was also a distant relative of the Warner Brothers. As head of his own studio,
    Schlesinger served as the producer of Warner's Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons from 1930,
    when Schlesinger assumed production from his subcontractors,
    Harman-Ising, to 1944, when Warner acquired the studio.


    Leon Schlesinger produced 6 Movies starring Duke

    Haunted Gold (1932)
    Ride Him Cowboy (1932)
    The Big Stampede (1932)
    The Telegraph Trail (1933)
    Somewhere in Sonora (1933)
    The Man from Montery (1933)

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