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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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The Umbrella Man
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Rose and Larry Stock
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Bugs Bunny's prototype
10 July 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When the Termite Terrace crowd formally created Bugs Bunny, they made sure to instill in him the most acerbic irreverence possible. But even before they consecrated this, Bugs's prototype (informally called Happy Rabbit) was sure one wacky dude! "Prest-O Change-O" is a case in point. Here, two dogs escape the dogcatcher and enter a magician's house where a trickster rabbit makes their lives a living hell. Some of those tricks I couldn't have imagined! So, on one level it's a sort of before-they-were-famous situation for that carrot-chomping rascal. But mostly, it's a way to have fun. You just gotta love some of the things that that hooligan hare pulls.

I guess that had they waited a few years to make this, then Bugs would have made the dogs think that he was selling them something, and then given them lit dynamite.


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