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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)
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 (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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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:
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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Soundtrack:
I'm Just Wild About HarrySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good for Bug's first proper appearance., 15 April 2008
Author: Mightyzebra from Scotland

Compared to the first (two) appearances of the developing Bugs, this is very funny, has characters with incredibly developed plots and indeed is better quality. I find because the humour of "Porky's Hare Hunt" and "Prest-O Change-O" are very old-fashioned and not very understandable for today's humour (although I still found "Porky's Hare Hunt" quite funny). This episode feels much more like it was made recently, even though it was made only two or three years after the developing Bug's first appearances. In this, apart from his deeper voice, he feels much more like the Bugs Bunny we know today.

I also like this episode for the very sweet first Elmer featured, Bugs Bunny is very entertaining and there is nice animation included. I have to say in this, Bugs Bunny reminded me a lot of Br'er Rabbit, which was comforting (HE didn't make his first appearance for nearly ten years after!!).

The plot is very much like the average episode with Elmer and Bugs. Elmer is hunting for "wabbits" and he finds Bugs. Many of the gags have been repeated many times in more recent episodes, but are still funny none the less. There are some other gags added which are funny.

I recommend this episode to enthusiasts of early Looney Tunes (but still like gags which are repeated in modern Looney Tunes episodes) and who like Bugs Bunny. Enjoy "A Wild Hare"!

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