Elmer Fudd is taken far into the future (past 1990) and Bugs thinks back to when they first met as little babies.

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Elmer is in tears over his inability to catch a rabbit. A heavenly voice intervenes however and gives him a glimpse into the future, the year 2000 to be precise. Now old, he's armed with a ray gun, the Buck Rogers Lightning quick rabbit killer. Bugs has also moved on in years but he's still a few steps ahead of his old nemesis. He evokes old memories and once again Elmer let's his prey get the upper hand. Written by garykmcd

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When Elmer reads a newspaper from the year 2000, there is an article with the headline "Bing Crosby's Horse Hasn't Come in Yet". Crosby was well known as a horse breeder whose horses seldom finished in the money, and the line "Crosby's horse finally came in" was a popular gag line. See more »

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As Bugs digs "his" grave, he shovels the dirt to his left, but in the next shot, as he buries Elmer he shovels from the right. See more »

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Elmer J. Fudd: [crying] I twied and I twied, but I just simpwy can't seem to catch that old wabbit!
God: If at first you don't succeed, Elmer, try, try again.
Elmer J. Fudd: Twy, twy again? Yeah, but how wong will it take?
God: Come, Elmer. Let us look far into the future.
Elmer J. Fudd: Will I eventually catch the wabbit?
God: Come, Elmer. Come past the years 1950, 1960, past 1970, '80, '90... When you hear the sound of the gong, it will be exactly 2000 A.D.
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After Bugs hands Elmer the lit stick of dynamite, the cartoon ends, but you can still hear the fuse burning. As the dynamite explodes, the "That's All Folks!" card shakes wildly. See more »

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California, Here I Come
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Music by Joseph Meyer
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Two Very Funny Films in One
28 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Old Grey Hare (1944)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Very funny short finds Elmer Fudd crying because he can't catch Bugs Bunny but God then speaks to him and tells him to look into the future. We go to the year 2000 when Elmer finally gets Bugs who then decides to show him a flashback to when the two were children. This here is one of the most clever films in the Bugs series because it's really two very good movies in one. The first has the elderly Bugs and Elmer going at it with some "futuristic" weapons and it manages to be very funny. The flashback sequence is just as good because we get to see them as babies fighting and of course there are plenty of laughs here as well. THE OLD GREY HARE features some great animation and of course a lot of nice laughs.


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