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Pepé le Pew: World Traveler. Oscar winner. Philosopher. Legendary lover. Skunk.

When director Chuck Jones and writer/studio Lothario Tedd Pierce came up with this modestly designed black and white skunk to debut in 1945, little did they realize the sudden superstar they had on their hands. The concept was simple: a skunk "ladies' man" chases after a cat that's been accidentally rendered to resemble a fellow skunk. And though the first entries in the series had their peculiarities--Pepé being a family-man phony (chasing after a male cat, yet) in one and a disguised dog(!) in another--the framework was nevertheless in place for the next two decades. And once writer Michael Maltese came on board to supply the signature fractured French dialogue, the cartoons gained a new witty, artistic vibe...and Pepé hopped away with an Academy Award in the process.

Pepé's career on home video, however, had been less than prolific. With the exception of one dedicated VHS collection in a franchise-wide series, Pepé was usually reduced to sharing a very cramped spotlight in various "all-star" video and laserdisc compilations, with the Oscar-winning For Scent-imental Reasons usually getting the most attention. By the time the celebrated Looney Tunes Golden Collection series ended in 2008, only three Pepé le Pew cartoons had been restored and released on DVD.

Thankfully, Pepé finally got his due in 2011 with the release of Zee Best of Zee Best, a volume in the Looney Tunes Super Stars DVD series that contained every single Pepé cartoon produced in the classic era of the cartoon studio, including a cameo appearance and even a barely related skunk-related one-shot. For the first time, the entire filmography of a major Looney Tunes character was contained on one single DVD release, paving the way for similar releases for other characters in the years to follow.

So to celebrate Pepé's additional title of "Trailblazer," here is that little black skunk's entire filmography and all the ways it has been made available. En garde, pigeon....

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How to read the guide

Film's Title (Year of Release)Blue Ribbon (see below)

Short synopsis (or is that "short's synopsis?")

Video Release of the Cartoon (Video Studio, Video's Year of Release)

All shorts are directed by Chuck Jones unless noted.

The notation BR following the year of release indicates when color cartoons were reissued in the studio's "Blue Ribbon" series. From 1943 to 1956, the process involved removing the individual shorts' title and credits sequence, replacing them with a uniform title card at the end of the standard Warner Bros. bullseye opening. Only very recently has Warner Bros. started restoring these cartoons with their original title sequences. For video releases that are listed, titles with an asterisk include the original print of the cartoon with its original title sequence.

Video titles in red are out of print. Titles in black or presented as entire ordering links are still in print. Links will go to the releases' respective product pages on Amazon. Since most out-of-print titles are offered either new or used by Amazon's individual sellers, order links are provided for most (just click on the video's release information). We also recommend eBay for your out-of-print needs. When you shop online for older videos, do take caution and know exactly what you are buying, as many sellers usually aren't sure what they're selling!

All releases listed here are in the NTSC color format, the North American standard. All titles are VHS unless noted.


The Odor-Able Kitty (1945)BR

A male cat paints himself as a skunk in order to have a better life but is chased by a seemingly French ladies' man skunk. Bugs Bunny has a cameo of sorts.

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2: Firsts (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Scent-Imental Over You (1947)BR

Feeling embarrassed by her lack of a beautiful coat, a lonely Chihuahua (named Fifi on the model sheet) dresses up in a skunk fur but attracts Pepé, named "Stinky" in this short. Working title: Forever Ambushed.

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

For Scent-imental Reasons (1949)

The Oscar-winning short that established the series, in which Pepé chases Penelope for the first time throughout a Paris perfume shop.

A Salute to Chuck Jones (WHV, 1985)
Pepe le Pew's Skunk Tales (WHV, 1986)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Running Amuck (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners (WHV DVD, 2008)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners/26 Nominees (WHV DVD, 2008)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)
Looney Tunes Showcase Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2012)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV DVD, 2012)
Looney Tunes Center Stage Volume 1 (WHV DVD, 2014)

Scent-imental Romeo (1951)

Penelope disguises herself as a skunk in order to sneak into a zoo for free food, but resident skunk Pepé chases her into a nearby park.

Pepe le Pew's Skunk Tales (WHV, 1986)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2012)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume Two (WHV Blu-ray, 2012)

Little Beau Pepé (1952)

Pepé joins the French Foreign Legion, only to chase base mascot Penelope throughout the Sahara Desert.

Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Wild Over You (1953)

A wildcat escapes from the zoo, giving Pepé a violent run for his money at every turn.

Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)
Best of Warner Bros.: 50 Cartoon Collection - Looney Tunes (WHV DVD, 2013)

Dog Pounded (1954)

Pepé makes a surprise cameo at the end of this Tweety cartoon after Sylvester paints a stripe on his back in order to enter a dog pound where the canary is hiding. Directed by Friz Freleng, marking the first time someone other than Chuck Jones directed the character.

Sylvester and Tweety's Bad Ol' Putty Tat Blues (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Tweety: Home Tweet Home (WHV, 1999)
I Love Tweety Vol. 1 (WHV Japan DVD, 2001)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Cartoon Superstars (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
I Love Tweety: Itazura Daisuki Hen (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume Three (WHV Blu-ray, 2014)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2014)

The Cats Bah (1954)

Pepé is interviewed about the greatest love of his life, leading to a flashback--inspired in part by the Charles Boyer film Algiers--about the skunk chasing American tourist Penelope all across the Casbah.

Pepe le Pew's Skunk Tales (WHV, 1986)
Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: All-Stars (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)

Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Past Perfumance (1955)

A director needs a skunk for his latest movie, causing an assistant to use Penelope as a substitute...just as Pepé crashes the studio to go autograph-hunting, leading to a chase onto various sets.

A Salute to Mel Blanc (WHV, 1985)
Pepe le Pew's Skunk Tales (WHV, 1986)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: The Vocal Genius (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers (WHV DVD, 2010)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Two Scent's Worth (1955)

A robber uses Penelope to clear out a bank, inadvertently attracting Pepé and leading to a mountain chase on skis.

Looney Tunes Video Show #2 (WHV, 1982)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Heaven Scent (1956)

In a quasi-remake of The Odor-Able Kitty, Penelope paints a stripe on her back to get revenge on menacing dogs and to steal food, but Pepé gets her in his sights and chases her throughout the French Riviera.

Looney Tunes Video Show #4 (WHV Canada, 1982)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Six (WHV DVD, 2008)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Touché and Go (1957)

After a street-worker accidentally paints a stripe on her back, Penelope attracts Pepé, leading to a chase from the beach, throughout a series of boats, under the sea, and then onto a deserted island.

Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Comic Cat-tastrophies (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Really Scent (1959)

Chuck Jones animator Abe Levitow directs this unique tale of Fabrette, a lonely New Orleans cat who can't find love due to her genetically abnormal white-striped tail...until tourist Pepé shows up and realizes for the first time that it's his natural odor that's keeping potential lovers away.

Pepe le Pew's Skunk Tales (WHV, 1986)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Comic Cat-tastrophies (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Who Scent You? (1960)

Penelope sneaks onto a cruise liner and catches Pepé's eye from afar on dry land, causing him to speed across the ocean floor and onto the ship in pursuit. Features a scene of Pepé visiting the ship's salon to groom himself, causing him to look like a "creamy puff."

Pepe le Pew's Skunk Tales (WHV, 1986)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

A Scent of the Matterhorn (1961)

After a charming musical number of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips," Pepé chases Penelope across the snowy mountaintops of the French Alps. Features the opening credits written in faux French.

Looney Tunes Video Show #6 (WHV Canada, 1982)
Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Battle of Wits (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Louvre Come Back to Me! (1962)

In his theatrical swan song of the original studio era, Pepé follows a cat named Felice to the Louvre, squares off against jealous rival Pierre in an imaginary duel, and then causes several famous paintings to flee in terror.

Looney Tunes Video Show #3 (WHV, 1982)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Cartoon Superstars (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Pepe le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best (WHV DVD, 2011)

Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979)

Bugs Bunny brings in Pepé, Foghorn Leghorn, and Elmer Fudd to sing "Deck the Halls" in this reenactment of A Christmas Carol that casts Yosemite Sam as Scrooge and Porky Pig as Bob Crachit. Sylvester, Petunia Pig, and Tweety also make cameo appearances. Directed by Friz Freleng and produced for the TV special Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales.

NOTE: This made-for-TV short did not originally feature a title sequence, but one was created in 1992. The videos listed below include the cartoon as it was originally seen, without a title.

Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (WHV, 1990)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)

Carrotblanca (1995)

Pepé makes two brief appearances in this Casablanca parody that finds Bugs Bunny as a Bogart-like juice-joint owner who meets up with a long-lost love, Kitty (Penelope, in her first speaking role). Directed by Douglas McCarthy. Maurice LaMarche voices Pepe. Features the most appearances of Warner Bros. characters than any other short.

Carrotblanca: Looney Tunes Go to the Movies (WHV, 1996)
Casablanca: Two-Disc Special Edition (WHV DVD, 2003)
The Bogart Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best Picture Oscar Collection set (WHV DVD, 2005)
Best Picture Oscar Collection: Drama boxed set (WHV DVD, 2005)
Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection Volume I boxed set (WHV DVD, 2006)
Casablanca (WHV HD DVD, 2006)

Casablanca: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV DVD, 2008)
Casablanca: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2008)
Casablanca (WHV Blu-ray, 2009)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)
The Best of Bogart Collection boxed set (WHV Blu-ray, 2014)


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