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Director:
Writer:
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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Very Funny From Start to Finish 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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Runtime:
8 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
By the Waters of Minnetonka: an Indian Love SongSee more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
List: Warner Bros. cartoons that were nominated for Academy Awards
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very Funny From Start to Finish, 12 January 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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