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Writer:
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 real teaming of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd... See more (19 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)

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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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Brothers Warner (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Laugh, Clown, LaughSee more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
What four names does Elmer Fudd guess?
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The first real teaming of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd..., 11 June 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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