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Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941)

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

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Bugs Bunny / Hiawatha (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Bugs Bunny: Hey, what's cooking, chief? Mmm, something smells good. What's for dinner?
Hiawatha: Rabbit stew.
Bugs Bunny: Rabbit? Mmm-mmm. Boy, I sure do love rabbit... Rabbit?
[Jumps out of cauldron]
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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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Very Funny From Start to Finish
12 January 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

This is one of the best known Merrie Melodies shorts as Indian Hiawatha goes out looking for a rabbit and unluckily for him he runs into Bugs Bunny who makes his life one misstep after another. Of all the early incarnations of Bugs, this here is probably one of the most popular and it's easy to see why because the rabbit is given a perfect co-star and the two really work well together. Yes, some might object to some of the stereotyped humor but I tend not to let these things bother me. The film works so well because of the way Bugs manages to drive Hiawatha crazy and one of the best sequences is when Bugs jumps into his water for a bath and even helps him put a log onto the fire. Another funny joke involves a cliff but I won't even think about spoiling the gag. The two characters here are given quite a lot to do and they work so well together that you can't help but have a smile on your face the entire time. There's plenty of nice laughs and just as many good action scenes. If you're a fan of animation then this here is a must see.


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