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Elmer's Pet Rabbit (1941)

Elmer Fudd spots Bugs in a pet shop window, but after he takes him home Bugs heckles him and complains about having to eat carrots.

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Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd spots Bugs in a pet shop window, but after he takes him home Bugs heckles him and complains about having to eat carrots.

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4 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Kaninchenplage  »

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Trivia

This was the first cartoon in which Bugs Bunny had a name. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [Elmer turns on the light to his bedroom - Bugs is in his bed 'sleeping']
[yells]
Bugs Bunny: Turn off that light!
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Connections

Referenced in Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings (2003) See more »

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Mi Caballero
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Played when Elmer and Bugs are dancing
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Proof that evolution DOES exist,...at least for cartoons!
13 November 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very, very early Bugs Bunny cartoon. As a result, the character is still in a transition period--he is not drawn as elongated as he later was and his voice isn't quite right. In addition, the chemistry between Elmer and Bugs is a little unusual. Elmer is some poor sap who buys Bugs from a pet shop--there is no gun or desire on his part to blast the bunny to smithereens! However, despite this, this is still a very enjoyable film. The early Bugs was definitely more sassy and cruel than his later incarnations. In later films, he messed with Elmer, Yosimite Sam and others because they started it--they messed with the rabbit. But, in this film, he is much more like Daffy Duck of the late 30s and early 40s--a jerk who just loves irritating others!! A true "anarchist" instead of the hero of the later cartoons. While this isn't among the best Bug Bunny cartoons, it sure is fun to watch and it's interesting to see just how much he's changed over the years.


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