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Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941)

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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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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 »

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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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Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) See more »

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When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano
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Music and Lyrics by Leon René
Sung by Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny
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Very Funny From Start to Finish
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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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