Forbidden to be broadcast by Warner Brothers (and later AOL Time-Warner) for many years because of the depictions of Hitler and Goering. It was finally broadcast in its entirety in July, 2001, on a special episode of the Cartoon Network's program "Toonheads" focusing on World War 2 cartoons. It is now in very limited circulation, as the episode is rebroadcast as part of the normal run of "Toonheads." "Herr Meets Hare" is not being broadcast at any other time on Cartoon Network. However, in 2007, "Herr Meets Hare" is being shown once again as part of Turner Classic Movies' "Cartoon Alley" classic animated shorts program. See more »
Goering's medals on his Lederhosen continually shift position. See more »
[Bugs has asked Goering directions to Las Vegas]
Las Vegas? But there is no Las Vegas in Germany.
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The first time I saw this cartoon was on the same Internet site where I found "Tokio Jokio", and let me tell ya: Aside from Bugs Bunny disguising himself as Hitler and Stalin, this cartoon is tame enough even for cable (and it was. A CN special on World War Two cartoons managed to show this uncut). Besides, today's kids wouldn't get the jokes, so why are the PC Police making older cartoon viewers suffer by banning this and other WW-II cartoons from all media?
BTW: The scene where Bugs Bunny dresses as the Brunhilde and dances with Hermann Goerring was later re-used in the magnificently done, Chuck Jones-directed, "What's Opera, Doc", only Goerring was replaced with Elmer Fudd dressed in Viking garb, there was a duet called "Return My Love" (that ALWAYS made me cry everytime I watch it. Why, don't ask?) that was sung by Elmer and Bugs, the scene was longer than it was in "Herr Meets Hare", and the setting was excellently done by the late, great Maurice Noble (1910-2001).
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