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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22 April 1944 (USA)  »

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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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Funny, especially the time it was made
29 August 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When this cartoon starring Bugs Bunny was released the United States were in a war with Japan and that is something you must keep in mind while watching it. Every couple of seconds the cartoon makes fun of the Japanese and I must admit it is very funny, although very discriminating.

Bugs Bunny floats somewhere in the pacific when he sees land. He thinks it is a quiet island but it is filled with Japanese warriors. First a small soldier, who keeps talking 'Japanese' the entire time, wants to kill Bugs and after he fails a very big one tries to do the same. Of course Bugs will win. After this he faces an entire army but with a smart plan he wins that battle as well. Especially this part is not very nice to Japanese people, although it will make you laugh. Again, the United States were in a war with Japan and even now people make fun about others when they are in war with them.

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