Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.
The very first cartoon in Warner Bros. popular Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner series of cartoons. This one has the Coyote chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis.
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
Elmer Fudd evolved from Egghead, a character created by Tex Avery in the mid-'30s. In this cartoon, Elmer still wears the same attire (derby hat, high collar, green coat) as Egghead, and sports a large, bulbous nose, which was one of Egghead's distinguishing traits. See more »
[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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This little gray rabbit with the perfect powder puff cotton tail and the wacky laugh seems to be Bugs Bunny's Dad!!! This early version of B. Bunny is also seen in a cartoon with an earlier version of Elmer Fudd called "Hare-Um Scare-Um". And as I said before, Bugs' grandpa seems to be the little white/pink bunny in the early "Porky's Hare Hunt" and another film, "Prest-o Change-o".
In this funny little gem, Elmer Fudd hopes to get a new hobby going: photographing wildlife. He tries many times to get pics of squirrels, birds, and a cute little gway wabbit, but the wabbit keeps thwarting poor Elmer's efforts.
I do prefer the true personality of Bugs, the one that Tex Avery created and Chuck Jones refined, but this cartoon is very endearing.
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