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Elmer's Candid Camera (1940)

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Elmer takes up wildlife photography, but finds his subject, a rabbit similar to the later Bugs Bunny character, much too wild.

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Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd, in suit, ascot, and bowler, reads "How to Photograph Wild Life," gets his camera kit - with tripod and flash, and heads into the countryside. He happens on tracks and soon comes upon a sleeping rabbit. He sets up his camera and that's when his troubles begin. The rabbit wakes up before Elmer can snap the picture, and while the rabbit is seemingly helpful, his various antics drive Elmer mad. Will there be a photo before the finish? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Elmer, apprenti photographe  »

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Elmer Fudd's first appearance. See more »

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[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [reading a book called "How to Photograph Wildlife"] "Then all you do is click the shutter, and presto! You have a fine picture of wildlife, suitable for framing." Golly, that sounds simple enough.
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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
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aka "Brahms' Lullaby"
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played when Elmer approaches the sleeping rabbit
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Mostly of interest for historical reasons.
1 June 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very important film historically speaking. It's the first appearance for Elmer Fudd as well as Bugs Bunny. As for Elmer, he looks a bit different and instead of shooting rabbits, this one's a pacifist and just wants to photograph rabbits. And, as for Bugs, he's still an unnamed character and looks a bit difference from Bugs. Plus, he's got a darned annoying laugh--one that sounds a lot like Woody Woodpecker. Fortunately, this was soon dropped!

The cartoon is very ordinary at best. I think that having Elmer be a nice guy instead of a guy toting a gun was a big mistake--and one they soon corrected. This is because it makes the rabbit a real jerk--and not particularly likable. Worth seeing for historical reasons but otherwise only fair.


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