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Hold the Lion, Please (1942)

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A lion wants to prove he's still "King of the Jungle" and, to prove it, he hunts rabbit.

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Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ...
Hippo (voice) (uncredited)
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Bugs Bunny / Monkey / Giraffe / Mrs. Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Lang ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ...
Lion (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A dim-witted lion sets out to prove he's still "king of the forest" and attempts to capture Bugs Bunny. While Bugs proves that the lion is no match for his superior wit, they both discover they each have someone else to answer to - the lady of the house! Written by Mike Konczewski

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This is the only cartoon in which Mrs Bugs Bunny makes an appearance. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: How do you like that? The guy wants to be the king of the jungle, and he ain't even master in his own home. Ain't that rich? Now me, I wear the pants in my family.
Mrs. Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, doc, dear?
[Bugs slinks back into his hole]
Mrs. Bugs Bunny: Eh, who wears the pants in this family?
[Lifts skirt to reveal a pair of pants]
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Referenced in Two's a Crowd (1950) See more »

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Always in My Heart
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Music by Ernesto Lecuona (song "Siempre en mi corazón")
Played when the lion is trying to find a rabbit
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"Lion" around....
25 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a lion has to prove himself by hunting down a small, defenseless animal, don't you think he could have picked a better target than Bugs Bunny?

In "Hold the Lion, Please", the Lion of the title must lure Bugs out of hiding by bribing him ("Carrots are good for rabbits"), faking him out of position by dirt-swimming (spitting all over himself - hilarious!) and doing that old stand-by: standing on either side of a propped-up outside door each thinking they're safe from the other (Bugs even taunts the lion with the key!).

Then, the lion finally corners him, and.... But no, that would spoil the surprise.

Chuck again runs amuck and creates funny visual time and again, and there's even a surprise voice-over by fellow animation giant Tex Avery as a condescending hippo. Perfect compliment to Mel Blanc's voicework, including that of our man Bugs!

Ten stars for this "Lion". Hilarity from the animal kingdom!


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