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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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Storyline

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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Hiawathan jänisjahti  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Spoofs Little Hiawatha (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Pretty much like what you'd see in an Elmer and Bugs short.
27 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Although IMDb indicates that Warner Brothers pulled this one from circulation because of the way it portrayed Indians, it IS available from at least two sources--as an extra with "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) as well as on "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Award-Nominated Animation: Cinema Favorites" (which is how I saw it).

The film is pretty much like a Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoon except that instead of Elmer, you have a cute American Indian character that is a lot like Elmer. Whether folks actually find this offensive, I have no idea at all. However, ALL of Bugs' foils look stupid--so I don't think Looney Tunes was singling out Indians.

This cartoon, by the way, marks the second year in a row that this brand-new character, Bugs, was nominated for an Academy Award. Previously he was nominated for "A Wild Hare". And, like "A Wild Hare", the animation in "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" is exquisite--much nicer than the later Bugs cartoons.


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