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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.


(as Charles Jones)


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Uncredited cast:
Rabbit (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)


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 <>

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2 March 1940 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


[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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.95 (2010) See more »


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(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Bob Haggart
Played during the opening credits
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Elmer's Candid Camera provides amusing preview of Elmer and Bugs relationship
7 January 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This early cartoon directed by Charles M. Jones (better known as Chuck Jones) features the first appearance of the short's title character with the voice and facial features though he's a little heavier here and still has traces of his predecessor, Egghead. His nemesis is a rabbit who looks a little like Bugs Bunny except his face is pink and he sounds more like Goofy with a laugh like Woody Woodpeckeer (no surprise since Mel Blanc also did that bird during this time). Elmer's trying to take wildlife pictures but keeps getting pranked on by the rabbit. A pretty amusing dry run for the hunting pictures started by Tex Avery's A Wild Hare, this cartoon should be seen at least for historical value. It's on disc 3 of The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Vol. 1.

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