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Tortoise Wins by a Hare (1943)

Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

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Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

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20 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The newspaper announcing the race is an altered version of the Chicago Sunday Tribune's front page for November 1, 1942, with the main headline changed to "Hare Races Tortoise Today" and pictures of Cecil and Bugs inserted. The smaller headlines are from the actual newspaper, except for one of the secondary headlines which reads "Adolph Hitler Commits Suicide". See more »

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[Bugs is at Cecil's door, disguised as an old man]
Cecil Turtle: Hello, old timer.
Bugs Bunny: Hello, Johnny. Tell me, Johnny. How come you always beat that rabbit?
Cecil Turtle: Clean living, friend. Clean living.
Bugs Bunny: That ain't the way I heard it, Johnny. The way I heard it, you have a secret way of winning. What is it, huh?
Cecil Turtle: Well, I'll tell you. The secret is modern design. You know, streamlining. Yup, we turtles are built for racing.
[Bugs types on a typewriter hidden on his beard]
Cecil Turtle: [Pulls out a blueprint of his shell] You can see for ...
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Followed by Rabbit Transit (1947) See more »

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We Did It Before (and We Can Do It Again)
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Written by Cliff Friend and Charles Tobias
Sung by the turtles as "He Did It Before and He Can Do It Again"
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19 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Tortoise Wins by a Hare (1943)

**** (out of 4)

Semi-sequel to TORTOISE BEATS HARE has Bugs Bunny asking Cecil Turtle for a rematch since the rabbit can't stand losing the race. Bugs tries to gain an advantage but have no fear because Cecil has a few tricks up his own sleeve. This is another very enjoyable film that manages to be as fun as the original. I enjoyed both of the shorts but think I prefer this one a little more because of the supporting characters, which include a bunch of rabbit gangsters who show up to make sure Bugs wins. The uncut ending, available on the Warner DVD, is a bit over the top and we probably didn't need it but it doesn't take away from any of the laughs in the film.


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