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Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)

Bugs fights stereotyped Japanese during World War II.


(as I. Freleng)




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Complete credited cast:
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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Did You Know?


Due to pressure from Warner Bros., this cartoon was one of 11 pulled from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 "June Bugs" marathon, which was to show the complete chronology of Bugs Bunny cartoons. This is in addition to the "Censored 11" that have been withheld from distribution since 1968. This was most likely because the stereotypical portrayal of Japanese people. See more »


[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: [singing] Someone's rocking my dreamboat...
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William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Best Bugs Bunny Cartoon you never saw
27 February 2002 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I managed to find this cartoon at a video store that had many rare videos on it shelves, this was on a video along with a few other Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons, I must say, besides the horrible stereotyping of Japanese, this cartoon is not that bad. If you can look past these stereotypes, what you will get at the end is a brilliant and funny cartoon from Bugs Bunny. My personal favorite gag for this cartoon is when Bugs fools the soldiers by disguising himself as the Good Humor man and giving out Popsicle sticks with explosives in them, then one soldier comes back, at first the audience might think he is on to Bugs's tricks, but never fear folks, the soldier only comes back to inform Bugs that his popsicle stick says he gets another free popsicle, classic stuff.

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