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Holiday-Themed Animated Short Specials Coming to MeTV

Bugs Bunny, Popeye, and Porky Pig among the iconic characters featured in ‘Tiny Toony’s Christmas Carol,’ airing Monday, December 5, and ‘A Very Merry Bugs Bunny Christmas,’ airing November 26.

And we head into the final weeks of the year, MeTV will present two specials celebrating classic holiday-themed animated short - Toon In With Me’s primetime holiday special Tiny Toony’s Christmas Carol, airing Monday, December 5th at 8pm ET/PT and Saturday Morning Cartoon’s A Very Merry Bugs Bunny Christmas airing November 26th at 9am ET/PT.

In Tiny Toony’s Christmas Carol, Bill teaches Toony the true meaning of Christmas with his own unique spin on the Dickens classic. The special continues with a collection of holiday-themed shorts featuring Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Porky Pig, plus vintage shorts rarely seen on broadcast television. 

Featured shorts airing December 5th include:

  • "Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol" – 1979 – When nasty Ebenezer Scrooge (Yosemite Sam) fires Bob Crachit (Porky Pig) on Christmas Eve, Bugs Bunny sets out to change the miser's mind that night.
  • "The Pup’s Christmas" – 1936 – It’s Christmas morning and two puppies (and their children) are up early. The pups are frightened by a large stuffed dog, a train set, a crying doll, a toy tank, and other toys. By the time the parents are up, the pups and the other toys have managed to break just about all the toys. 
  • "Peachy Cobbler" – 1950 – A poor, sick cobbler, given the last crust of bread in the house by his wife, feeds it instead to some birds that are really shoemaker elves. They show their gratitude by finishing all his work while he and his wife are asleep. This provides Tex Avery a chance to show off lots of shoe gags.
  • "Hardrock, Coco and Joe'' – 1951 – A stop-motion animated film version of the song, The Three Little Dwarfs
  • "Holiday Land" – 1934 – Scrappy does not want to get up and go to school. As the days peel off his calendar, the dates representing holidays come to life. Father time takes Scrappy on a tour of the other holidays, stopping at dioramas representing Christmas, New Year's, Easter, and taking some eggs from Easter over to the feasts of Thanksgiving. Then he wakes up and has to hurry to get to school on time.
  • "Mister and Mistletoe" – 1955 – It’s Christmas Eve, Popeye's nephews are staying over with Olive, and Popeye is helping trim the tree. Bluto dresses as Santa and horns in on Olive until a candle burns off his beard and reveals him.

In the A Very Merry Bugs Bunny Christmas Saturday Morning Cartoons special, MeTV celebrates the season with Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Daffy, and others. The special features the three original classic shorts that comprised the 1979 TV special, Bugs Bunny’s Looney Christmas Tales, as well as three additional shorts. The special encores on December 11th at 12pm ET/PT and December 24th at 9am ET/PT. 

Featured classic shorts include:

  • "Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol" – 1979 – When Sam lacks the Christmas spirit, Bugs Bunny plots to change his mind.
  • "Freeze Frame" – 1979 – The coyote orders a blizzard machine to cover the entire desert with snow after he finds out that Road Runners are easy to catch in the cold.
  • "The Fright Before Christmas" – 1979 – The Tasmanian Devil breaks free and hijacks Santa's sleigh.
  • "Gift Wrapped" – 1952 – It's Christmas time and Sylvester tries to switch his present with Granny's present, which is Tweety in a birdcage.
  • "Abominable Snow Rabbit" – 1961 – Bugs and Daffy decide to tunnel underground over to Palm Springs but accidently run into the Abominable Snowman instead.
  • "Weasel While You Work" – 1958 – During a snow-covered winter, Foghorn Leghorn uses the weasel against the barn's guard dog.
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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.