When the circus arrives they put the lion's cage right over Bugs' rabbit hole.

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Bugs Bunny / Nero the Lion / Elephant Trumpeting (voice)
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When the circus arrives they put the lion's cage right over Bugs' rabbit hole.

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29 June 1946 (USA)  »

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This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of A Night in Casablanca (1946). See more »

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When Bugs is stuffing the lion into the cannon, they are inside the tent. When the cannon blows up, the background has changed to the outside of the tent. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: We're also available for picnics, lodge meetings, children's parties, and smokers.
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Spoofs Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh
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Music by Ted Fio Rito
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
Sung by Bugs Bunny
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Bugs as an unwilling Lion Trainer at the circus and 10 reasons to watch this episode
9 January 2010 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

A savage, undisciplined lion has been put behind bars for a circus carnival. He suddenly notices a hole on the floor of his cell, then sticks his nose into this hole to snuff it. At first he thinks Bugs Bunny's home is belong to a camel; yet when he wakes Bugs up from his sleep hoisting him up to the ground, there he meets with Bugs, his next trainer.

If you ever wonder how Bugs would turn a savage lion into a Hawaiian hula dancer with traditional skirts on, you should watch this cartoon. Director Bob McKimson offers endless laughters by means of absurd and unexpected demonstrative humour.

The signature scenes include:

1/ the look of Bugs Bunny's home, cross-referencing to Donald Duck with the B.B. name acronym on the headboard of Bugs's bed

2/ Bugs Bunny's short journey with the mine hoist climbing up to the ground floor

3/ When Nero the Lion calls his friend the Elephant for help, Bugs uses a toy mouse to scare the Elephant; since the Elephant needed a broom to outpower that toy mouse, he uses Nero as a broom!

4/ Bugs becoming a clown with the proper costume and make-up and the practical clown jokes that he makes

5/ the trapeze scene while Nero chasing after Bugs

6/ the famous Human Cannonball scene after which Nero the Lion starts dancing Hawaiian Hula

The magic moments which keep Acrobatty Bunny fresh at all times in our memory:

1/ When Bugs comes out of his bunny hole, he thinks he's in the Pinocchio tale; and starts acting to save Pinocchio out of the giant whale's stomach

2/ When the Lion roars to scare him, Bugs replies back to him with roaring

3/ Bugs arguing with the Lion for he's making so much noise, then finding a piece of wood to rub it against the iron bars while singing in order to make more noise than him

4/ Wearing rubber heels at the circus, Bugs starts to bounce like toy rabbits and causes Nero to bounce!

Those are the 10 main reasons that keeps Acrobatty Bunny as a Bugs Bunny classic and can be found in the "Bugs Bunny Classics' MGM/UA Video (1989)"


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