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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