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Elmer's Candid Camera (1940)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 2 March 1940 (USA)
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, 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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Trivia

Elmer Fudd's first appearance. See more »

Quotes

[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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Follows The Curious Puppy (1939) See more »

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Sticks and Stones
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Music by Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart
Whistled by Elmer as he walks in the woods
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The Name of Bugs Bunny's Prototype.
10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Name of Bugs Bunny's Prototype is Happy Rabbit. He appears in Four cartoons. They were Porky's Hare Hunt, Prest-O Change-O,Hare-um Scare-um and finally in Elmer's Candid Camera. He makes a cameo in Patient Porky. The Creator of Bugs Bunny is still apparently unknown and it could be Tex Avery. Bugs Hardaway has some credit so does Cal Dalton, Charlie Thorson, and Chuck Jones. In the late 1930's Tex Avery and his crew were working on A Wild Hare. Bugs Bunny was originally going to be called Jack O' Rabbit. Until the animators used the name used by Charlie Thorson. Tex decided that Bugs Bunny would come out of the Rabbit hole asking "What's Up Doc" to the Hunter (Elmer Fudd). In 1941 Bugs made his second appearance in Elmer's Pet Rabbit and thus his name would be introduced to the public. And I Have no choice but to Say That's All Folks.


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