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A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 27 July 1940 (USA)
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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carrot | skunk | trap | hunting | forest | See All (32) »


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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 »

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[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [first occurence of this line] Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
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Referenced in Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
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The first real teaming of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd...
11 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

And what a hoot of a cartoon A Wild Hare is. The animation has been better, but it is still very nice and colourful. The music is as pretty much always a delight with the opening theme bringing back so many memories. Bugs is still endearing, and Elmer is still the dim-witted and naive hunter we know and love today, and Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan's voices are note perfect. Even better though is the dialogue, I can't count the amount of times I laughed at a piece of dialogue alone in this cartoon...

"Shhh be vewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits", "oh boy wabbit twacks", "confidentially... I AM A WABBIT!" and "Hedy Wamarr.(Nope) Barbwa Stanwyk(Nope). Rosemawy Wayne(Nope guess again). Owivia DeHaviwand(Nope but you're getting warmer). Say, you wouldn't be that screwy wabbit, would you?(Ehhh...could be)" are just a few of the best bits of dialogue in the cartoon. In fact the cartoon is full of great dialogue.

The sight gags are very good too the best being Bugs's fake death scene, but I think this was a case of the dialogue stealing the show. Overall, this is a truly terrific Bugs Bunny cartoon. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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