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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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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 »

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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 Porky's Hare Hunt (1938) See more »

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(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Bob Haggart
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Not Yet Ready For Prime Time
22 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Elmer Fudd is reading "How To Photograph Wildlife" and he's ready. He has all the equipment, from tripod to flashbulbs. He heads out into the beautiful countryside. The first thing he sees are "wabbit twacks, er, rabbit tracks.

The rest of the cartoon is basically Fudd trying to photograph the rabbit (a forerunner of Bugs Bunny) but very little happens. I didn't anything funny in here....nothing. There were a few odd things, like th rabbit putting his elbow in Elmer's butt (really) but nothing humorous.

The only good aspect of this early Elmer Fudd cartoon is the artwork and colors. Bright, bold colors in the foreground and nice watercolor-like drawings in the back (reminiscent of "Bambi") were the only highlights of this animated short. However, it was obvious that the characters we all know - Fudd and Bugs Bunny - were in the early stages of development.


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