Bugs arrives in the desert to find Elmer prospecting for gold. Fudd is finally driven to pull his own gold tooth.

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Bugs arrives in the desert to find Elmer prospecting for gold. Fudd is finally driven to pull his own gold tooth.

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Elmer Fudds's short and chubby appearance is a caricature of Arthur Q. Bryan, the actor who did his voice. See more »

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[Last lines]
Elmer Fudd: Wabbit, I came here for gold, and I'm going to get it!
Bugs Bunny: No! No! No! Not that! Not that! Anything but...
[Elmer and Bugs fight until Elmer has a gold tooth in his hands]
Elmer Fudd: Euweka! Gold at wast! He-he-he-he!
[Smiles, showing a gap where his gold tooth was]
Bugs Bunny: Euweka! Gold at wast! He-he-he-he!
[Points at his intact gold tooth]
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I've Been Working on the Railroad
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One of Bob Clampett's best Bugs Bunny cartoons
26 August 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd have always been great characters, two of the best in the Looney Tunes canon, and they've always been enormously entertaining as a duo. The Wacky Wabbit is one of their earliest collaborations, and for me it's also one of their best and one of the best of Bob Clampett's Bugs Bunny cartoons.

The animation is very good, especially for such an early Looney Tunes cartoon. It is true that Elmer and Bugs' character designs are very different to the ones we know them now by and admittedly first time seeing them in their early designs it took me a while to get used to Elmer's fatter and stockier (apparently more reminiscent of his voice actor) and Bugs' longer- particularly the ears- and more pointed looks, but they are still well drawn and move well within the rest of the animation and it is actually really interesting to see how these two characters evolved over the years. The colours are luscious and richly bold, if more vibrant-looking a short time later, and there is a huge amount of meticulous detail, fluidity and imagination in the backgrounds.

Carl Stalling's music score, as expected, is superb. It is very characterful and often enhances the cartoon's energy (and The Wacky Wabbit is full of it, in the music, pacing and the gags), the orchestration is mellow and beautiful with very clever use of instruments, that perfectly match the gestures and expressions of the characters and the suspense and energy of the cartoon itself, and rhythmically it's non-stop liveliness and atmosphere. Love the use of Bury Me Not on the Prairie and especially the inspired Oh Susannah, the visuals are great in both especially the latter, the harmonies in Oh Susannah are lovely and the lyrics are very humorous. The dialogue is sharp and hilariously zany, the verbal interplay is such a joy, while the gags do show evidence of the wonderfully wacky style the Looney Tunes cartoons had (it's true that the style didn't hit full stride until mid-40s, but there is evidence of it in The Wacky Wabbit), the cutting of Elmer's clothes gag revealing a corset and his reaction is a particularly strong gag. The dynamite gags are great too.

Bugs is every bit as wacky as the title suggests and even when meaner to Elmer than their later collaborations he is still the hilarious Bugs Bunny we know and love. Elmer may be unrecognisable from his more famous and to be honest more appealing appearance later on, but he is appropriately dim-witted and is equally as funny and as much a threat to Bugs (and vice versa), and one does feel a bit of sympathy for him. Their interplay and chemistry is as ever so much fun to watch. Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan do a characteristically terrific job with the voices.

All in all, a wonderful cartoon, one of the duo's best and one of Clampett's best. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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