Chuck Jones won his first Academy Award with High Note, released in 1960.I've got a few:
-Dog Gone Cats: Some of the finest rubbery animation from the Art Davis unit.
-Swallow the Leader: Not really a creative premise- it's just another cat vs. bird cartoon- but well-executed gags.
-There Auto Be a Law: One of the better "spot gag" cartoons. It helps that automobiles are a prime subject for parody. The ending is a classic, too.
-Wild Wife: aka "how many things can go wrong for one woman in a single day?"
-A Waggily Tale: Boy dreams he's a dog. A superior remake to 1955's A Waggily Tale, largely due to the little girl not being so unlikable. Plus it has Daws Butler doing many of the voices.
-High Note: A musical note gets drunk and causes havoc on the sheet music of The Blue Danube. A lot of great music in this one, and creative gags within the music atmosphere.
-The Mouse on 57th Street: Four words: "Oh boy! Da diamond!"
-Now Hear This: One of the most surreal Looney Tunes cartoons ever made.
-Chimp and Zee: Mainly for its funky late '60s soundtrack.
Yeah... I ran into a similar situation regarding "Cinderella Meets Fella" (1938, with Egghead) and "Cheese Chasers" (1951, with Hubie and Bertie).I almost put “Hamateur Night” (1939) on the list but that one has Egghead (Elmer Fudd's predecessor) and therefore doesn't count. I also wanted to put "Of Fox and Hounds" (1940) and "The Crackpot Quail" (1941) but those have the minor character Willoughby the Dog.