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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

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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Referenced in I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) See more »

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While Strolling Through the Park One Day
(1884) (uncredited)
Music by Ed Haley
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And thus begins a rivalry that will last for eons...
2 November 2003 | by (Pine Valley, California) – See all my reviews

Elmer and Bugs finally collide for real this time for the first time ever, in an excellent short by the late, great Tex Avery that hints of things to come. Elmer of course is hunting rabbits, Bugs(unnamed when this came out, although we all know it's him now) is of course defending himself, foiling Elmer's plans and driving him crazy. This is one of the two's best(why wasn't this on the Looney Tunes DVD? Oh well, guess I can wait for a Silver collection). I recommend seeing it to any fan of the "wabbit," or the hunter. After seeing how little has actually changed between the two, it's easy to realize that some things really do never change.

BOTTOM LINE: The first, and one of the best, Bugs vs. Elmer shorts.


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