Bugs fights stereotyped Japanese during World War II.

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Bugs Bunny / Japanese soldiers / Sumo wrestler (voice)
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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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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 »

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[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: [singing] Someone's rocking my dreamboat...
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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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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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