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Stage Door Cartoon (1944)

That wascawwy wabbit is chased into a theatre by Elmer Fudd, and ends up having to perform to save himself, as well as convince Elmer to act himself. The vaudeville industry was never this wacky!

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Bugs Bunny / Southern Sheriff (voice)
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That wascawwy wabbit is chased into a theatre by Elmer Fudd, and ends up having to perform to save himself, as well as convince Elmer to act himself. The vaudeville industry was never this wacky!

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30 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten  »

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Trivia

Just before Bugs' second curtain scene, we see a piece of scaffold that says "Clampett Trained Seals", a reference to artist 'Bob Clampett'. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: [Carries fishing gear] I bet you think I'm going fishing. No. Bewieve it or not, I'm hunting a certain wascawwy wabbit.
[Hooks a carrot onto fishing hook]
Elmer Fudd: Wabbits wove cawwots.
[casts line into rabbit hole]
Elmer Fudd: Pwetty cwafty, eh?
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Referenced in Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) See more »

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The Latin Quarter
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the can-can bit
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Stage Bore Cartoon
1 October 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Friz Freleng's 'Stage Door Cartoon' is awkward, clunky and often a little bit ugly (watching Elmer Fudd change colour again and again is especially grotesque). Opening like a normal Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd hunting picture, the cartoon very abruptly segues into a theatre where the chase leads onto a stage in front of an audience. From here, Bugs manipulates Elmer into performing a number of humiliating and painful acts as part of an improvised show. The set up has promise but the problem with 'Stage Door Cartoon' is it simply isn't funny. It's made up of lots of overlong, feebly executed and unfunny gags which are either completely predictable or utterly anticlimactic. Unlike the Warner studio at its usual best and most beautiful, 'Stage Door Cartoon' looks like a rush job written and knocked out in double quick time. Having just watched it prior to writing this review, I can genuinely say I only laughed once (when Bugs slams the piano lid on Elmer). The rest of the time I was just looking forward to it being over, the rarest of rare feelings for me to encounter when watching Warner Bros. shorts


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