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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)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
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

There are at least two conflicting stories as to who came up with the "What's up, Doc?" line. Tex Avery claimed that he based the line on an expression used by his friends in Texas. However, Mel Blanc claimed that it was an ad-lib that he came up with while recording the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [first occurence of this line] Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
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Soundtracks

Laugh, Clown, Laugh
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Ted Fio Rito
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A GREAT Cartoon...but NOT the first Bugs Bunny Cartoon!
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great cartoon, but "Porky's Hare Hunt" (1938) is the first BB cartoon...followed by "Hare-um Scare-um" (1939), "Elmer's Candid Camera" (1940) and then "A Wild Hare (1940)."

This cartoon IS, indeed, the first time he was called "Bugs Bunny." It was also the first time he was less of a "hippity-hoppity" rabbit than he was in his 3 earlier movies and closer to the rabbit he is today which, of course, can only be credited to....Tex Avery.

This is Tex Avery's debut as Bugs' director, which literally catapulted this rabbit into his immense stardom! Yes, you can thank Tex Avery for making him the lovable icon/legend he is today!

I own this on silent reel-to-reel (with subtitles!). (8mm pre-recorded film in the 1960s was often silent! We've come a long way!)


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