The two men seen playing badminton during Bad Ol' Putty Tat are caricatures of Tedd Pierce, the man who wrote this cartoon storyline among others, and Michael Maltese, the longtime writer for Chuck Jones' unit and Pierce's successor in that unit.
They have also appeared in an earlier cartoon, Wackiki Wabbit (1943).
The southern sheriff seen towards the end of Stage Door Cartoon would later be developed into the character of Yosemite Sam, in 1945.
Here, he sounds more like Foghorn Leghorn, an already existing character in the Looney Tunes series.
The plot of Stage Door Cartoon would be re-used in The Rabbit of Seville (1950). Also, the same high-dive gag would be re-used and expanded in High Diving Hare (1948).
In 1994, You Ought To Be In The Pictures was voted #34 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
You Ought To Be In The Pictures combined live-action and animation, and features live-action appearances by Leon Schlesinger, writer Michael Maltese, and other Schlesinger Productions staff members.
Bad Ol' Putty Tat is 7 minutes 10 seconds long.
Bad Ol' Putty Tat was released on July 25, 1949.
Stage Door Cartoon is 8 minutes long.
Stage Door Cartoon was released on December 30, 1944.
In 1995, You Ought to Be in Pictures was computer colorized and became a regular part of the Cartoon Network rotation. The film could also be seen in its original black and white form on the short-lived "Golden Jubilee" video collection of the mid-1980s, Cartoon Network's installment show Late Night Black and White, and Nick at Nite's Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon.
You Ought To Be In The Pictures was the first cartoon Friz Freleng directed since his return to Schlesinger after a stint as a director at MGM's cartoon division.
You Ought To Be In The Pictures is 8 minutes long.
You Ought To Be In The Pictures was released on May 18, 1940.
"I got a million of 'em!"
Bugs' statement to the audience at the end of the film, "I got a million of 'em!" was a Jimmy Durante catchphrase; Bugs mimics Durante's standard body language while saying it.
"Here I ya-um!"
Bugs Bunny's goofy yell to Elmer, "Here I ya-um!" was a catchphrase used by radio star Red Skelton's country bumpkin character "Clem Kadiddlehopper".
Stage Door Cartoon - Title
The cartoon's title is a parody of the 1943 musical film Stage Door Canteen.
You Ought to Be in Pictures - Title
The title of this episode comes from the popular song "You Ought to Be in Pictures" by Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman.