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Director:
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Michael Maltese (story)
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Release Date:
7 June 1941 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Bugs reads "Hiawatha" and winds up being hunted by him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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[DVD Review] The Maltese Falcon
 (From JustPressPlay. 24 October 2010, 2:45 PM, PDT)

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Better than I expected it to be. See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)

Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Hiawatha (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Friz Freleng  (as I. Freleng)
 
Writing credits
Michael Maltese (story)

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Gil Turner .... animator
Richard Bickenbach .... animator (uncredited)
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator (uncredited)
Cal Dalton .... animator (uncredited)
Robert Givens .... character designer (uncredited)
Manuel Perez .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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8 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #6745) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
When the Swallows Come Back to CapistranoSee more »

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Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
List: Warner Bros. cartoons that were nominated for Academy Awards
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Better than I expected it to be., 26 December 2009
Author: Mightyzebra from Scotland

This is not the best Bugs Bunny episode I have ever watched, but it was certainly better than I thought it would be! I first thought it would be another one of those old Native-American racist Looney Tunes, but it was not so bad and many of the jokes were pretty good! Clearly this episode is somewhat a spoof/remake of "Little Hiawatha", a Silly Symphonies Disney cartoon, there are many repeated references, such as Hiawatha's falling over as he runs, the way he paddles his boat, the following of his prey and the way he snaps his bow when he is angry.

Some people may think this cartoon slightly racist, but there is no reason for the episode to have been banned - and if you think the portrayal of Native Americans is bad in this Looney Tunes, you should watch "Scalp Trouble"!!

Anyway, in this episode, Hiawatha is hunting for a rabbit to cook in his pot. This rabbit turns out to be Bugs Bunny (a very early version) and he is found bathing in the cooking pot. Excitedly, Hiawatha adds some carrot peelings to the pot and Bugs Bunny seems very calm until Hiawatha tells him he is cooking rabbit stew.

The antics of Bugs Bunny in "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt", may be familiar to people who watch Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd with the rabbit, but basically he manages many times to avoid being caught by Hiawatha. The later character of Bugs Bunny is not featured here so much, he may be clever in avoiding Hiawatha, but he can make mistakes.

I enjoyed this episode for the little unexpected jokes, the animation, the fact that it was better than I expected and the character of the early Bugs Bunny.

I recommend this to people who like Bugs Bunny and to people who like the sort of episodes where he avoids scrapes and pulls gags. Enjoy!! :-)

8 and a half out of ten.

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