Merrie Melodies is a cartoon series produced by Warner Bros. and Leon Schlesinger Productions from 1931 through the end of the decade.

It was a companion series to Warner's Looney Tunes series, which preceded Merrie Melodies by a year, and was originally intended to showcase Warner's immense music catalog in animated form. Its name is evocative of Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies series, which had seen earlier success.

In 1934, the series began producing color cartoons, in stark contrast to Looney Tunes, which remained black and white through the end of the decade.