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Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)

Bugs fights stereotyped Japanese during World War II.

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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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Отчаянное положение Багса Банни  »

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Trivia

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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[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: [singing] Someone's rocking my dreamboat...
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: The Devil with Hitler (2012) See more »

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Die Walküre
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Music by Richard Wagner
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He no fool me!
26 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Our favorite looney tune is cruising somewhere on the pacific ocean, finally hitting some beautiful peaceful island... until a Japanese soldier comes up and they have a fight, first on the ground, then up in the air. Bugs gives him some heavy bomb (at least that's what I think it was) so the crazy Japanese guy falls down. Bugs: 'Happy landing'!

Then he takes on a sumo wrestler and in the end serves grenade-filled icecreams to, as he puts it, 'Japs, hundreds of them!'.

As you probably understand, this is propaganda and nothing else. Some would call it racist or whatever but you probably have to consider the time it was made in. There are better propaganda movies though as this is just a bit of a silly one...

4/10.


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