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

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(as Charles M. Jones)

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(story) (as Ted Pierce)
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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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13 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Löwenherz und Hasenfuss  »

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Trivia

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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Funny Bugs stuff but the lion is a weak character
15 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mocked by the other animals for being too timid to be the real King of the Jungle, the lion sets out to hunt and kill a rabbit as part of proving himself. However when he picks bugs Bunny as his prey of choice, he isn't prepared for what a tricky wabbit Bugs can be.

Despite the fact that the cartoon takes too long to introduce bugs into the film, this is actually an enjoyable run of Bugs Bunny doing his usual tricky stuff. The range of jokes is as normal and altered to the situation and characters. Mostly it is pretty funny throughout, although the ending is a bit of a letdown as an poorly drawn (in both sense) character is introduced as the punchline.

Bugs is always good value for money and, although he does the same stuff every time, he is almost always funny. What he does need though, is a good foil to bounce off of. Here the lion doesn't quite fit the bill and is too weak and wishy-washy a character to suffice. His side of the film is a little weaker as a result although Bugs does cover well for it.

Overall this is a good cartoon that basically does what Bugs does all the time – be tricky and slippery. If you find that as funny as I do then you'll enjoy this film even if the lion will make you find of Elmer Fudd with a wistful look in your eye.


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