Tag Archives: Bugs Bunny

Sahara Hare (1955) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Sahara Hare

Sahara Hare

CotD: The new Looney Tunes theme music begins with “Sahara Hare, a hare of Bugs and Sheik Riff Raff Sam in the desert.

Sahara Hare (1955) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

While digging a tunnel heading for Miami Beach, Bugs somehow ends up in the Sahara Desert. He trudges through the desert and sees a mirage. He dives in the mirage and takes a bath.

After getting “footy prints” all over the Sahara, he meets up with bedsheeted bandit “Sheik Riff Raff Sam” (played by Yosemite Sam, of course), who rides through the desert on his misguided, humpbacked camel. Sam, with towel-dispensing headdress, runs Bugs down. Bugs is drying his eyes and uses Sam’s headdress as a towel. Sam stops his camel from charging by hitting him over the head, thus giving him another hump. He also tells the animal, “Whoa, mule, whoa, mule!” Sam chases Bugs into a nearby deserted Foreign Legion fortress, battling Bugs in an unsuccessful attempt to get in (Bugs locks him out).

Sam tries to get an elephant to charge the door. Bugs releases a mouse, and the elephant flees. Sam tries to enter by pole vaulting, chiseling out one of the blocks, and trying to approach the fort with stilts (he smacks into a rock wall). Sam makes a giant slingshot using two trees and a rubber band; it throws him into a big tree. He finds a secret (labeled!) entrance and opens one door after the other till the last one, which is connected to explosives. Daffy Duck shows up at the very end.

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A Hare Grows In Manhattan (1947) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

A Hare Grows In Manhattan

A Hare Grows In Manhattan

CotD: Friz Freleng’s “A Hare Grows In Manhattan” is renown for the tap-dancing Bugs sequence animated by Virgil Ross.

A Hare Grows In Manhattan (1947) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

While interviewer Lola Beverly visits Bugs’ Hollywood mansion, the famous bunny pops out in sunglasses and bathrobe. The story then travels backwards to the streets of New York. Bugs tells a story of his youth (especially his confrontation with a gang of dog toughs), and how he got his start in show business and became a star.

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Duck Amuck (1949) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Duck Amuck (1949) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon

Duck Amuck (1949) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: Daffy Duck’s tour de force, “Duck Amuck” is one of his most memorable cartoons, and one of Chuck Jones’ greatest shorts.

Duck Amuck (1949) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

“Stand back, musketeers!” swordsman Daffy cries, surrounded by Dumasian scenery, credits and music. “They shall sample my blade!” But within a few thrusts and touches, Daffy notices that the background behind him has ended: “Hey, psst, whoever’s in charge here, the scenery, where’s the scenery?”

A paintbrush comes across the screen and puts down a farmyard setting. Daffy leaps back in his musketeer garb, realizes it’s inappropriate, and returns with overalls and hoe, then notices that the scenery has changed into a North Pole setting: “Would it be to much to ask if we could make up our minds, hmmm?” And so it goes. After changing from many classic scenes and gags, Daffy yells, “All right! Enough is enough! This is the final, the very, very last straw! Who is responsible for this? I demand that you show yourself! Who are you?” Pull back to reveal Bugs Bunny, seated by a live-action animator’s light table, admitting to the audience, “Gee, ain’t I a stinker?”-

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Mississippi Hare (1949) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mississipp Hare

Mississipp Hare

CotD: While a popular Bugs Bunny short, “Mississippi Hare” was one of 12 pulled from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 “June Bugs” marathon.

Mississippi Hare (1949) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Bugs stows away on the riverboat “The Southern Star.” He plays poker against riverboat gambler Colonel Shuffle. Bugs, with seven aces, beats Colonel Shuffle, who has only six.

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Bugs Bunny’s Valentine (1979) – Animated TV Special

Bugs Bunny's Valentine (1979) - Animated TV Special

Bugs Bunny's Valentine (1979) - Animated TV Special

CotD: In celebration of the date, we present “Bugs Bunny’s Valentine” and we wish you a happy Valentines Day.

Bugs Bunny’s Valentine (1979) – Animated TV Special

Elmer Fudd is a “stupid cupid” who zaps the wabbit with the love bug. This was also called Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers on home video release.

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Ali Baba Bunny (1957) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Ali Baba Bunny  (1957) - Merrie Melodies

Ali Baba Bunny (1957) - Merrie Melodies

CotD: A cartoon version of the Hope/Crrosby Buddy pictures “Ali Baba Bunny ” paired Bugs against Daffy… and anyone knows who will win that match up.

Ali Baba Bunny (1957) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

After a goofed up left turn at Albuquerque (on their way to Pismo Beach), Bugs and Daffy end up in Ali Baba’s treasure-filled cave. Hassan Chop!

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Attack Of The Drones (2005) – Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Attack Of The Drones (2005) - Looney Tunes

Attack Of The Drones (2005) - Looney Tunes

CotD: One of a series of 6 “Larry Doyle” Looney Tunes, “Attack Of The Drones ” never made it into theaters (even more were never even finished!).

Attack Of The Drones (2005) – Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Duck Dodgers creates a group of robot replicas to destroy a space menace; then he lets the hero robots loose. Bad things happen.

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Baseball Bugs (1946) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Baseball Bugs (1946) - Looney Tunes

Baseball Bugs (1946) - Looney Tunes

CotD: The Gashouse Gorillas take on the hometown favorites the Tea Totallers in “Baseball Bugs“… also look for one of the animators names proudly displayed on the bleachers.

Baseball Bugs (1946) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

The hometown Tea Totallers trail the brutish Gashouse Gorillas (42 to 0) until Bugs Bunny takes control of the field. Ready to slide into home, the quick-thinking bunny pulls out a pin-up to distract the catcher.

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Wet Hare (1962) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Wet Hare (1962) - Looney Tunes

Wet Hare (1962) - Looney Tunes

CotD: In his second of two appearances in “Wet Hare“, Blacque Jacque Shellacque tries to equal Bugs Bunny and falls short.

Wet Hare (1962) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Bugs is taking his daily shower when the water in the stream subsides as Blacque Jacque Shellacque builds a dam.

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Operation: Rabbit (1952) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

Operation: Rabbit (1952) - Looney Tunes

Operation: Rabbit (1952) - Looney Tunes

CotD: Wile E. Coyote breaks his silence for the very first time in “Operation: Rabbit“, and also, for the first time, faces Bugs Bunny.

Operation: Rabbit (1952) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Wile E. Coyote, nemesis of The Road Runner, makes the first of several attempts to use Bugs Bunny to satisfy both his craving for food and his mental craving for the thrill of capturing some helpless desert animal with an elaborate scientific contraption.

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