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Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 7 June 1941 (USA)
Bugs reads "Hiawatha" and winds up being hunted by him.


(as I. Freleng)





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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »


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Uncredited cast:
Bugs Bunny / Hiawatha (voice) (uncredited)


Elmer Fudd, as Hiawatha, is set on catching a rabbit, and Bugs Bunny is his mark. Bugs, of course, has no intention of becoming anyone's dinner. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

7 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hiawathan jänisjahti  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Due to pressure from Warner Bros., this cartoon was one of 11 pulled from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 "June Bugs" marathon, which was to show the complete chronology of Bugs Bunny cartoons. This is in addition to the "Censored 11" that have been withheld from distribution since 1968. The reason given was its purportedly offensive depiction of Native Americans. See more »


Hiawatha: I'm gonna catch me a rabbit, and I'm a-gonna put him in this pot. This pot right here. Yeah-uh-yeah! Yeah-uh-yeah! That's JUST what I'm gonna do!
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Spoofed in The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) See more »


By the Waters of Minnetonka: an Indian Love Song
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Thurlow Lieurance
Lyrics by J.M. Cavanass
Played during the opening scene
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Not the best Bugs Bunny ever, but well worth watching

This short, nominated for an Oscar, is a good, not great, cartoon. It does introduce a bit of Longfellow and any Bugs Bunny is a good cartoon and worth watching. There just isn't anything terribly funny or special about this particular cartoon besides the poem sections read at the beginning and end. But it is worth watching. It runs periodically on Cartoon Network.

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