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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