In 1963, Warner Bros. has decided to close their animation studio, due to lack of interest in releasing short subjects. The shutdown of the Warners' animation department has led Friz Freleng and David DePatie to open their own animation studio, DePatie-Freleng (DFE). However, Warners has discovered that there are still markets for animated shorts (although dying), and commissioned DFE to make new features for Warner's "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" catelogue.

However, due to commitment with United Artists for "Pink Panther" and "The Inspector" theatricals, eleven shorts, all directed by Rudy Larriva, were subcontracted to Format Films by DFE. They are listed in this filmography.

Pancho's Hideaway
October 24, 1964 - Looney Tunes

Directed by Friz Freleng
Co-Director
: Hawley Pratt
Story
: John Dunn
Animation
: Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Don Williams
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc, Ralph James
Music
: Bill Lava
Produced by
David H. DePatie and Friz Frelen g

NOTE: First DePatie-Freleng theatrical ever released (not if you only count DFE theatricals released by United Artists, making "The Pink Phink" the first ever)

DePatie and Freleng's producer credits appear in every short


Road t o Andalay
December 26, 1964 - Merrie Melodies

Directed by Friz Freleng
Co-Director
: Hawley Pratt
Story
: John Dunn
Animation
: Norm McCabe, Don Williams, Bob Matz
Assistant Layout: Homer Jonas
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House
January 15, 1965 - Looney Tunes

Directed by Friz Freleng
Co-Director
: Hawley Pratt
Story
: John Dunn
Animation
: Don Williams, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc, GeGe Pearson
Music
: Bill Lava


Cats and Bruises
January 30, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Directed by Friz Freleng
Co-Director
: Hawley Pratt
Story
: John Dunn
Animation
: Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Don Williams, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Lee Halpern
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


The Wild Chase
February 27, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Directed by Friz Freleng
Co-Director
: Hawley Pratt
Animation
: Norm McCabe, Don Williams, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, LaVerne Hardling
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


Moby Duck
March 27, 1965 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: John Dunn
Animation
: Don Williams, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz, LaVerne Hardling, Norm McCabe
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editors
: Lee Gunther, Treg Brown
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


Assault and Peppered
April 24, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: John Dunn
Animation
: Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz, LaVerne Hardling, Norm McCabe, Don Williams
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


Well Worn Daffy
May 22, 1965 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: Don Williams, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz, LaVerne Hardling, Norm McCabe
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editors
: Lee Gunther, Treg Brown
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


Suppressed Duck
June 26, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Ron Dias
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


Corn on the Cop
July 24, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Irv Spector
Story
: Friz Freleng
Animation
: Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc, Joanie Gerber
Music
: Bill Lava


Rushing Roulette
July 31, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Norm McCabe, Don Williams
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Music
: Bill Lava


Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner
August 21, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Rudy Larriva
Animation
: Hank Smith, Tom McDonald
Layout: Erni Nordli
Backgrounds
: Tony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Music
: Bill Lava


Tease for Two
August 28, 1965 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz, Manny Perez
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


Tired and Feathered
September 18, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Rudy Larriva
Animation
: Hank Smith, Virgil Ross, Bob Bransford
Layout: Erni Nordli
Backgrounds
: Anth ony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Music
: Bill Lava


Boulder Wham!
September 18, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Len Janson
Animation
: Virgil Ross, Bob Bransford, Hank Smith
Layout: Erni Nordli
Backgrounds
: Anth ony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Music
: Bill Lava


Chili Corn Corny
October 23, 1965 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blan c, Gonzales Gonzales
Music
: Bill Lava


Just Plane Beep
October 30, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Don Jurwich
Animation
: Bob Bransford, Hank Smith, Virgil Ross
Layout: Erni Nordli
Backgrounds
: Anth ony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Music
: Bill Lava


Haired and Hurried
November 13, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Nick Bennion
Animation
: Hank Smith, Virgil Ross, Bob Bransford
Layout: Roy Morita, Shirley Silvey
Backgrounds
: Tony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Music
: Bill Lava


Go Go Amigo
November 20, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz, Manny Perez
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: George deLado
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc, Gonzales Gonzales
Music
: Bill Lava


Highway Runnery
December 11, 1965 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Al Bertino
Animation
: Virgil Ross, Bob Bransford, Hank Smith
Layout: Erni Nordli, Don Sheppard
Backgrounds
: Tony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Joe Siracusa
Music
: Bill Lava


Chaser on the Rocks
December 25, 1965 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Tom Dagenais
Animation
: Hank Smith, Virgil Ross, Bob Bransford
Layout: Don Sheppard
Backgrounds
: Tony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Joe Siracusa
Music
: Bill Lava


The Astroduck
January 1, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Animation
: Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Don Williams, George Grandpre, Norm McCabe
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


Shot and Bothered
January 8, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Nick Bennion
Animation
: Bob Bransford, Hank Smith, Virgil Ross
Layout: Don Sheppard
Backgrounds
: Anthony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Music
: Bill Lava


Out and Out Rout
January 29, 1966 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Dale Hale
Animation
: Virgil Ross, Bob Bransford, Hank Smith
Layout: Don Sheppard
Backgrounds
: Anthony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Roger Donley
Music
: Bill Lava


Mucho Locos
February 5, 1966 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: Manny Perez, George Grandpre, Bob Matz
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc, Gonzales Gonzales
Music
: Herman Stein


The Solid Tin Coyote
February 19, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Don Jurwich
Layout
: Don Sheppard
Animation
: Hank Smith, Virgil Ross, Bob Bransford
Backgrounds
: Anthony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Joe Siracusa
Music
: Bill Lava


Mexican Mousepiece
February 26, 1966 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: David Detiege
Animation
: George Grandpre, Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Al Wahrman
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc, Ralph James
Music
: Bill Lava


Clippety Clobbered
March 12, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Rudy Larriva
Story
: Tom Dagenais
Animation
: Bob Bransford, Hank Smith, Virgil Ross
Layout: Don Sheppard
Backgrounds
: Anthony Rizzo
Film Editor
: Al Wahrman
Music
: Bill Lava


Daffy Rents
March 26, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Michael O'Connor
Animation
: Bob Matz, Manny Perez, George Grandpre, Norm McCabe
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Al Wahrman
Additional Voices >: Gonzales Gonzales
Music
: Irving Gertz
Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc


A-Haunting We Will Go
April 16, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Animation
: Manny Perez, George Grandpre, Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor
: Al Wahrman
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc, June Foray
Music
: Bill Lava


Snow Excuse
May 21, 1966 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Dave Detiege
Animation
: George Grandpre, Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Don Williams, Norm McCabe
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds
: Tom O'Loughlin
Voice Characterizations
: Mel Blanc
Music
: Bill Lava


A Squeak in the Deep
July 19, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Sid Marcus
Music Score: Walter Greene
Animation: Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Norm McCabe, George Grandpre, Ted Bonnicksen, Warren Batchelder
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Eugene Marks
Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc


Feather Finger
August 20, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Michael O'Connor
Music Score: Walter Greene
Animation: Manny Perez, Norm McCabe, George Grandpre, Ted Bonnicksen, Bob Matz, Don Williams
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Eugene Marks
Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc


Swing Ding Amigo
August 20, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Sid Marcus
Music Score: Walter Greene
Animation: George Grandpre, Ted Bonnicksen, Bob Matz, Manny Perez
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc


Sugar and Spies
November 5, 1966 - Looney Tunes

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Tom Dagenais
Music Score: Walter Greene
Animation: Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Dale Case, Ted Bonnicksen
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Lee Gunther


A Taste of Catnip
December 3, 1966 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Michael O'Connor
Music Score: Walter Greene
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen, Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Norm McCabe, George Grandpre, Warren Batchelder
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Lee Gunther
Additional Voices: Gonzales Gonzales
Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc


Daffy's Diner
December 3, 1967 - Merrie Melodies

Direc tor: Robert McKimson
Story
: Michael O'Connor
Music Score: Walter Greene
Animation: Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder, Ted Bonnicksen, Art Leonardi, Don Williams, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe
Layout: Dick Ung
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Lee Gunther
Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc