Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)

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Bugs fights stereotyped Japanese during World War II.


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Bugs Bunny / Japanese soldiers / Sumo wrestler (voice)


Bugs lands on a Japanese-held island. He tries to outsmart one Japanese soldier by dressing as Emperor Hirohito, but the soldier isn't fooled. He recognizes Bugs from his Warner Brothers films produced by Leon Schlesinger. Bugs has trouble with a tough sumo wrestler but is able to outwit him by dressing as a geisha. Bugs finally rids the island of Japanese by driving up in his ice cream truck (which plays music from The Magic Flute!) and selling each one an ice cream with a secret grenade surprise. Written by David Steele

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Animation | Short | Comedy | War


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22 April 1944 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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When this cartoon was included onto a laserdisc boxed set and video collection in 1992, Japanese rights groups pressured MGM Home Video and Warner Home Video to pull the products off the shelves approximately a year and a half later. The laserdisc was reissued with another cartoon in its place. See more »


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A good short that has been shoved in the closet

You have to remember that, at the time this was made, the United States was engaged in a war with Japan. Thus, the stereotypes found here need to be placed in context. Properly explained and appropriately handled exposure is of greater value than pushing this back in the closet and hoping it will go away. It's a well-done short and well worth watching. Worth the trouble to locate. Recommended.

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