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Prest-O Change-O (1939)

On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

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Cuckoo Clock / Dog Laughing / Dog Hiccup / Rabbit Laugh (voice) (uncredited)
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On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

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25 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Kaninchen im Hut  »

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The second of four apperances by the rabbit character who later evolved into Bugs Bunny. (The first was Porky's Hare Hunt (1938).) See more »

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Followed by The Curious Puppy (1939) See more »

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Black Coffee
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler and Al Goodhart
Played during an extended sequence after the pot lands on the puppy's head
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I do not find this sort of stuff entertaining, I find it interesting.
20 March 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

From a slightly historical point of view, this cartoon is quite well-worth watching. In the days that this short was made, children were entertained by this sort of thing. I find it interesting to see how children were entertained by cartoons, watching this to receive a basic idea (I have watched other cartoons to do the same, but mainly for entertainment. I found this more interesting than entertaining).

I also really like the first Bugs Bunny featured, in many ways I prefer him to the Bugs we know today. I like the way he is animated and I also quite like his tricks and personality - even if it is very mean.

For what else is in the episode, I particularly like the theme of magic tricks and the white dog with black ears - very cute. **SPOILER!! SPOILER!! It is very unusual how Bugs is outwitted at the end, but personally I think he pretty much deserved it, even though I have to feel sorry for him. SPOILER OVER!! SPOILER OVER!!**

At the beginning, a pound van is chasing two stray dogs. The dogs hide behind near a house and the van drives past, not noticing the dogs are gone. The house belongs to a magician and the dogs are "forced" in an unusual way. Inside the house, they meet a curious rabbit who can perform amazing magic tricks...

Recommended for people who are interested in the older Bugs Bunny, enjoy "Prest-O Change-O"!

Available on YouTube as "Saturday Morning Cartoons "Prest-O Change-O"".


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