I Wanna Play House
Studio: Warner Brothers Release Date : January 18, 1936 Series: Merrie Melodies
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Two bear cubs, a black one and a brown one, decide to play hide-and-seek. While the brown one counts, the black one sneaks away to a shack on wheels, where he gets drunk on a keg of booze. Meanwhile, after counting to one million and two, the brown cub decides to search for the black cub. Once he does, they get into a fight and accidentally hit the lever that causes the shack to start rolling down the mountain. However, the bears manage to pull the lever and stop by crashing into a tree. The brown cub engages dizzy, but his parent suspects him of being drunk and gets punished for it. The black cub walks away, whistling innocently, but the brown cub beans him with a rock!



Isadore "Friz" Freleng


Cal Dalton
Sandy Walker
Rod Scribner


Bernard Brown
Norman Spencer


Berneice Edna ("Bernice Hansen") Hansell


Leon Schlesinger


Warner Brothers


  • The first Warner Bros cartoon ever produced in 3-strip Technicolor. By the time, the exclusivity deal Walt Disney had with Technicolor had expired, so other studios could use the 3-strip process.
  • This is also the first WB cartoon with the iconic bullseye ring opening, which would become standard for all future cartoons at the studio until 1964.

Video Information

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 5

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 1836
Production No.: 7131
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Pokey J.Anti-Blockhead :

NOTE: Bereniece Hansell (little bear voices), very first use of the trademarks of WB circles and written That's all folks (sic) ending. Ring color blue (the color being a particular obsession with a lot of us lool).Also Color Type Technicolor, in fact, the very first 3-color WB cartoon at a time when Walt Disney had been just a few years before, contractually dominated the contract with them.
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      Isadore "Friz" Freleng: Director
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Cal Dalton: Animator
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Sandy Walker: Animator
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Bernard Brown: Music
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Berneice Edna ("Bernice Hansen") Hansell: Voices
      • Unverified

      Rod Scribner: Animator
      • Unverified

      Leon Schlesinger: Producer
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Norman Spencer: Music
      • Unverified