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A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  27 July 1940 (USA)
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Elmer is a dim-witted hunter whose "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

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Bugs Bunny / Skunk (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter, "wooking for wabbits." Bugs is clever, smooth-talking character, who confuses Elmer with double-talk and misdirection. Elmer is no match for the wascally wabbit, even when he thinks Bugs is dead. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Trivia

Previously reported here: despite being the debut of Warner Bros.' most famous cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, this short was not included in any of the 6 annual Golden Collection DVD box sets when they were released from 2003 to 2008. However, one of the features on Volume 3 of the Golden Collection is a tribute to Bugs Bunny called: What's Up Doc? A Salute to Bugs Bunny. In this tribute A Wild Hare is shown in its entirety. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [first occurence of this line] Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
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Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
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The first OFFICIAL BB cartoon!!!
8 September 2003 | by (Morro Bay, Hammett Valley, Twin Rocks) – See all my reviews

Here is Tex Avery's magnificent film in which we are first introduced to a brownish-gray colored hare named Bugs, although we really don't hear his name spoken in this film. Yet that immortal phrase, "What's Up Doc???" is here, and Bugs is a sly, bold, incredibly smart woodland creature outfoxing that "wovable" hunter, Elmer Fudd. No more wacky prototypes. Bugs is at last fleshed out the way he should be. I appreciate his "Dad" and "Grandpa" very much. Someone's dream wouldn't have come true without them and our star might never have been born without them. Nevertheless, the star is Bugs Bunny!!! And after this film, he was well on his way to becoming what he is today.

Thank you Tex Avery!!!


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