On a tropical island a pair of castaways look to Bugs as a source of food.

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Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
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Fat Castaway (voice) (uncredited)
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Two goofy island castaways are dreaming about food (and imagining each other to BE food!) when Bugs Bunny washes up on the island. The castaways are intent on eating the rabbit, but Bugs manages to outsmart them time and again. Written by Mike Konczewski

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The two castaways are caricatures of writers Tedd Pierce and Michael Maltese (who also provided the voices.) See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [in subtitled "Hawaiian"] What's up, Doc? Now is the time for every good man to come to the aid of his party.
Thin Castaway: Well, thanks.
[subtitle: "Ofa Eno Maua Te Ofe Popaa"]
Fat Castaway: [points at said subtitle] Gee, did you say that?
[other castaway shrugs]
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Asleep in the Deep
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Music by Henry W. Petrie
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It's a fish!
18 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most surreal and abstract Bugs Bunny cartoons: the scenes jump in vibrant and bold colors, swirling and changing in a mad scramble on a lush,tropical island. At one point Bugs breaks into fluent Hawaiian and says "humuhumunukunukuapua'a"! This is the name of the former state fish of Hawai'i (pending reinstatement as of April 2006). This little fish was a favorite at the Waikiki Aquarium hence, presumably, the title of the cartoon "Wackiki Wabbit". It's always refreshing when modern art, hallucinations, and ethno-linguistics join in a comic romp! Another interesting development is the characterizations of the castaways. Visually they play off each other in a Laurel and Hardy way, with a thin, tall man vs. fat, short man. As noted, they are the likenesses of the writers Pierce and Maltese, who also do the voices. This was a hallmark of the many Bugs cartoons that show real-life people on the cartoon "stage" via wonderful caricature---think Peter Lorre, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall, to name a few. This is one of my very favorites, and, I like to say "humuhumunukunukuapua'a"!


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