Tag Archives: Bugs Bunny

Rabbit Fire (1951) — Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Rabbit Fire

Rab­bit Fire

#CotD: The first of three car­toons in which Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck debate whether it is rab­bit sea­son or duck sea­son was “Rab­bit Fire” by Chuck Jones.

Rab­bit Fire (1951) — Looney Tunes Car­toon Series

Daffy leaves rab­bit tracks to Bugs’ hole for Elmer to fol­low, and the debate over who is in sea­son begins.

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Buccaneer Bunny (1948) — Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Buccaneer Bunny

Buc­ca­neer Bunny

#CotD: The first car­toon to pit Bugs Bunny against Yosemite Sam as a pirate was “Buc­ca­neer Bunny”.

Buc­ca­neer Bunny (1948) — Looney Tunes Car­toon Series

Yosemite Sam as a pirate makes the mis­take of try­ing to bury his trea­sure chest in Bugs’ hole, and pays with the loss of his ship.

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The Wacky Wabbit (1942) — Merrie Melodies Guide

The Wacky Wabbit

The Wacky Wabbit

#CotD: Elmer alters the lyrics of “Oh Susanna” to con­tain the line “V for Vic­tory” in “The Wacky Wab­bit” Obvi­ously a wartime short.

The Wacky Wab­bit (1942) — Mer­rie Melodies Guide

Elmer is prospect­ing for gold and meets up with Bugs. Dis­guised in a steer skull, Bugs does a duet with Elmer, who is singing “Oh Susanna” with altered lyrics.

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High Diving Hare (1949) — Looney Tunes Series

High Diving Hare

High Div­ing Hare

CotD: Why does Yosemite Sam say “You notice I didn’t say Richard” so promi­nently in “High Div­ing Hare” ? Read our Pro­duc­tion Notes to find out!

High Div­ing Hare (1949) — Looney Tunes Series

Bugs is barker for a car­ni­val sideshow. When the high diver, Fear­less Freep, doesn’t show up, his biggest fan Yosemite Sam makes Bugs take his place. Clas­sic high div­ing gags abound as Sam keeps falling to his doom.

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Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips (1944) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips

Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips

CotD: Despite the strong racial over­tones of the film, “Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips” has been released to home video, and was not even included in WB’s “Cen­sored Eleven” car­toons.

Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips (1944) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

Some­where in the South Pacific, Bugs, float­ing in a crate, lands on an island filled with Japan­ese sol­diers. His peace and quiet come to a halt when bombs start hit­ting the island. Bugs tan­gles with an angry sol­dier, then a sumo wrestler, and finally, hun­dreds more Japan­ese, whom he out­wits in dis­guise as the “Good Rumor Man.” All finally ends up happy when Bugs finally runs into– of all things– a girl rab­bit in a sarong.

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Apes Of Wrath (1959) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Apes Of Wrath

Apes Of Wrath

CotD: Due (once again!) to a drunk stork, Bugs ends up with the “Apes Of Wrath” as their some­what dim child.

Apes Of Wrath (1959) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

The drunk stork loses his baby gorilla deliv­ery, so he kid­naps Bugs and uses him as a replacement.Look for a sur­prise cameo at the end.

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Bedevilled Rabbit (1957) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Bedevilled Rabbit

Bedev­illed Rabbit

CotD: Robert McKimson’s most beloved char­ac­ter– Taz– takes on Bugs down under in “Bedev­illed Rab­bit” and guess who wins? Watch it now and see!

Bedev­illed Rab­bit (1957) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

Hid­den in a box of car­rots, Bugs lands in Tas­ma­nia, where he matches wits with the Tas­man­ian Devil.

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Super-Rabbit (1943) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Super-Rabbit

Super-Rabbit

CotD: An appar­ent par­ody of the Fleischer/Famous Stu­dios “Super­man” car­toons, “Super-Rabbit” is also rem­i­nis­cent of Super Mouse (later to become Mighty Mouse).

Super-Rabbit (1943) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

Look up there in the sky! It’s a bird… naw, it ain’t no bird. It’s Bugs Bunny, Super Rabbit!

We flash back to the ori­gin of Super Rab­bit, where a sci­en­tist named Pro­fes­sor Canafrazz for­ti­fies some car­rots, which Bugs eats, and now he can “leap tall build­ings, et cetera, etc etera…

Not­ing the news­pa­per story of Cot­ton­tail Smith, the noto­ri­ous Texas Rab­bit, Bugs ducks into a phone booth to change, and comes out in a Lit­tle Bo Peep out­fit. Then he changes to a blue super out­fit and takes off for Deep­ina­hata, Texas. There he assumes the dis­guise of a “mild-mannered for­est crea­ture” with glasses.

He hops along­side of Smith. Even­tu­ally, they’re both hop­ping, and Smith trades places with Bugs. Smith tries to shoot Bugs, but he ends up with a rab­bit shaped pile of bul­lets. He tries a can­non­ball, and Bugs uses it as a bas­ket­ball, turn­ing Smith and his horse into Bugs’ cheer­ing sec­tion! (Bricka Bracka Fire­cracka Sis-Boom-Bah!)

Smith and the horse chase Bugs in a plane till Bugs needs a recharge and drops the super car­rots, find­ing that Smith and the horse have eaten them. Uh-oh. Bugs’ adven­tures as Super-Rabbit end abruptly when he becomes a real Super­man– a U.S. Marine.

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Hare-Way To The Stars (1958) — Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Hare-Way To The Stars

Hare-Way To The Stars

CotD: Mar­vin the Mar­t­ian takes on Bugs Bunny in “Hare-Way To The Stars, and the uni­verse will never be quite the same again.

Hare-Way To The Stars (1958) — Looney Tunes The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Bugs Bunny, groggy from a rab­bit hang­over, climbs out of his hole and into a rocket ship parked directly above. He thinks that he’s still in his rab­bit hole. Reach­ing the top, he unwit­tingly stows away aboard the rocket to Mars and is car­ried off by a satel­lite onto a futur­is­tic land­scape of pan­els sus­pended in outer space.

Bugs tries to rent a U-Drive fly­ing saucer from a local char­ac­ter wear­ing a spit­toon: Com­man­der X-2 in his Roman hair­brush hel­met. Mar­vin advises him not to bother, as “the Earth will be gone in just a few sec­onds. I’m going to blow it up– it obstructs my view of Venus.”

To save the planet from destruc­tion, Bugs makes off with the Aludium Q-36 Explo­sive Space Mod­u­la­tor that the Mar­t­ian has built.

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Dr. Devil And Mr. Hare (1964) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Dr. Devil And Mr. Hare

Dr. Devil And Mr. Hare

CotD: Taz’s final appear­ance in a clas­sic Warner Bros. car­toon short was in 1964’s “Dr. Devil And Mr. Hare.

Dr. Devil And Mr. Hare (1964) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Bugs and the Tas­man­ian Devil bat­tle it out in a jun­gle hos­pi­tal, with Bugs con­vinc­ing Taz that he’s sicker than he thinks.

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