In the Canadian North Woods, Bugs is wanted dead or alive and Elmer is out to bring him in.

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Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
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Mountie Elmer is on the trail of Bugs who's wanted dead or alive, "preferably dead". Elmer gets handcuffed to a bomb. Bugs looks through all Elmer's keys but can't seem to find the right one... Bugs foils Elmer with tricks like the Elmer-shaped snowman. Finally Bugs lets himself be arrested. Elmer takes Bugs back to the log stockade and puts Bugs up before a Mountie firing squad. But Bugs starts singing "Dixie". The stockade becomes a field of cotton, and all the Mounties, including Elmer, turn into singing Negro minstrels! Written by David Steele

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Bugs Bunny stellt sich  »

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Features, for the last time, the redesigned overweight Elmer Fudd of the early 40s. See more »

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The display of "Wanted" signs near the beginning are out of order.The music does not match the display. See more »

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Elmer Fudd: [trapped in handcuff bomb] OHHHH! My keys! Where are my keys? My keys! Hurry up! Gimme the keys! Oh!
Bugs Bunny: [they're in his hand] Eh, what's up, Doc?
Elmer Fudd: Quick, get me outta this predicament, undo these cuffs!
Bugs Bunny: All right, Doc, keep yer shoit on, take it easy! Gee, he's an excitable type.
Bugs Bunny: Let's see now, the garage, the car, for the front door...
[wolf whistles]
Bugs Bunny: ... and the back door... Ah, here it is!
[bomb explodes]
Bugs Bunny: Oh, well.
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Featured in Ethnic Notions (1986) See more »

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You Hit My Heart with a Bang
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Written by Al Goodhart, Edward G. Nelson and Harry Pease
Played when Elmer chases Bugs the first time
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Ouch...the last 30 seconds!
20 October 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Fresh Hare" is one of several Warner Brothers cartoons that has been pulled from the market because of its racial insensitivities. While offensive, the company sure made worse (such as "Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs"--which would probably give the politically correct out there heart attacks if they see it). Now I am not excusing the ending--it was pretty offensive and I could see why the powers that be decided to yank this from the market.

The cartoon finds Elmer Fudd as a Mountie out to get his man....I mean, rabbit. It seems that the screwy rabbit has crossed the line too many times and he's wanted by the authorities. What follows is generally quite funny and is well animated. However, completely out of left field comes a final weird and not very funny joke--one that leads to Bugs, Elmer and the rest of the Mounties putting on an impromptu minstrel show. Overall, much of the cartoon is cute and enjoyable and the ending is just plain odd and rather offensive.


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