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The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (1942)

This time Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs using hypnotism, only the plan backfires.

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Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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This time Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs using hypnotism, only the plan backfires.

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31 October 1942 (USA)  »

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Der hasenfüßige Hypnotiseur  »

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Goofs

When Elmer is reading the book at the beginning, the strap of his gun switches shoulders between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [the hypnotized Elmer has gone into Bugs' hole] Hey, doc! Come out of there! You can't do that! Who's the comedian in this picture, anyway?
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Connections

Remade as Hare Brush (1955) See more »

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Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played briefly after Bugs says he;s overdue at the airport
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Nice Short
2 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hare-Brained Hypnotist, The (1942)

*** (out of 4)

Nice short has Elmer Fudd trying to use hypnotism to capture Bugs Bunny but the plan backfires. Elmer does get some sweet justice when Bugs turns him into the rabbit and he finally gets to harass Bugs. This early Bugs Bunny short manages to have some pretty good laughs and I've always enjoyed the animation from this period. There are many good sequences but there's no doubt that the best one is at the end when Elmer thinks he's the rabbit and gets to mess around with Bugs by giving him some of his own medicine. The movie is a minor classic but there were certainly better shorts out there.


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