The cartoon opens with a slow-witted black hunter saying "I'm gonna get me a rhaaa-bittt!" He sees rabbit tracks that lead him straight to Bugs Bunny's hole. Bugs heckles the hunter by telling him which way the rabbit went, luring him into a bear cave (phewww!), followed by bullets following Bugs from hole to hole. Will he ever catch that rhaaa-bittt ? Written by
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One of the "Censored 11" banned from T.V. syndication by United Artists in 1968 (then the owners of the Looney Tunes film library) for alleged racism. Ted Turner continued the ban when he was hired and stated that these films will not be re-issued and will not be put on Home Video. These cartoons will probably never air on television again, and only non-Warner Bros. licensed public domain video tapes will probably ever have these cartoons on them. See more »
Well, to be fair to the other reviews of this short, the hunter is basically Elmer, except black. But to counter most of the reviews, it not one of the best ones, or one that is a must have. I do think that it is an interesting short to watch, considering the time period in which it was made. Although some would disagree, I don't view this short as portraying the hunter dumb BECAUSE he is black, but it does stereotype him by the accentuated lips and of course, the craps game at the end. A good piece to watch for study, but not for entertainment.
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