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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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Rabbit (voice) (uncredited)
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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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2 March 1940 (USA)  »

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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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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Forever Befuddled (2003) See more »

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You're a Horse's Ass
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Plays when the rabbit's butt is seen in the camera
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Bugs' Dad is in this!!! : )
8 September 2003 | by (Morro Bay, Hammett Valley, Twin Rocks) – See all my reviews

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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