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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.

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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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Included on the Blu-ray release of The Maltese Falcon (1941). See more »

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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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Spoofs Little Hiawatha (1937) See more »

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When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano
(1940) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Leon René
Sung by Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny
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Friz Freleng directs Bugs Bunny for the first time
20 March 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Understanding the racial stereotypes in "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt", it's got some funny stuff, as Bugs Bunny avoids getting trapped by the eponymous Native American. As I understand it, this cartoon is a parody of a Silly Symphony from Disney, but I've never seen that one. I first saw clips from this cartoon in "What's Cookin', Doc?", in which Bugs submits this cartoon for an Oscar nomination. Watching the later cartoon in "Bugs Bunny Superstar" as a little boy was the first time that I'd ever heard of the Academy Awards.

Anyway, it's an OK cartoon. The tricks with the river are the best part. The cartoon even has a little twist at the end.

PS: This was the first time that Friz Freleng directed Bugs Bunny, and also the first time that Gerry Chiniquy helped animate Bugs.


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