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Rich Hogan (story)
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Release Date:
27 July 1940 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Elmer is a dim-witted hunter whose "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
It’s Culture, Bugs: 10 Great Animated Musical Shorts
 (From SoundOnSight. 9 March 2013, 12:44 PM, PST)

Bugs Bunny Movie In The Works
 (From Screen Rant. 13 August 2010, 5:46 AM, PDT)

Bugs Bunny in Store for a Live-Action/CG Film
 (From Collider.com. 12 August 2010, 10:06 PM, PDT)

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The first OFFICIAL BB cartoon!!! See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)

Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Skunk (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Tex Avery  (as Fred Avery)
 
Writing credits
Rich Hogan (story)

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Virgil Ross .... animator
Robert Givens .... character designer (uncredited)
John Didrik Johnsen .... background artist (uncredited)
Charles McKimson .... animator (uncredited)
Robert McKimson .... animator (uncredited)
Rod Scribner .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Wild Hare" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
8 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #5995)

Did You Know?

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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Laugh, Clown, LaughSee more »

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List: Warner Bros. cartoons nominated for Academy Awards
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The first OFFICIAL BB cartoon!!!, 8 September 2003
Author: PeachHamBeach from Morro Bay, Hammett Valley, Twin Rocks

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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