Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

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Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

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5 October 1946 (USA)  »

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Das große Schlummern  »

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Trivia

The opening sequence, in which Bugs traps Elmer inside a log and rolls it toward a cliff each time Elmer tries to exit, reuses the animation from the 1941 Tex Avery cartoon All This and Rabbit Stew (1941). Instead of Elmer, though, the previous film features a black hunter chasing Bugs. Elmer was simply drawn in over the animation of the black hunter, right down to the same body poses and facial expressions. This has confused a number of people into thinking the former film was completely re-done with Elmer, whereas it's only the one scene. See more »

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After the dream, Elmer arrives back at the log in a rush and the pieces of contract blow about in the air. A nearly off-screen Bugs on the left looks like he mouthes his catchphrase: "Ehhhh, What's up Doc?", but there is no sound. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [trying to convince Elmer not to leave] No. No, doc. You can't do this to me. Think of what we've been to each other. Why, we've been like... like Rabbit and Costello, Damon and Runyan...
[tugs at Elmer's pants]
Bugs Bunny: Stan and Laurel...!
[rips them off accidentally and puts them back on]
Bugs Bunny: You can't do this, I tell ya. You don't want to break up the act, do ya?
[aside to audience]
Bugs Bunny: Bette Davis is going to hate me for this.
[back to Elmer]
Bugs Bunny: Think of your career.
[turns back to audience, shocked]
[...]
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Some Sunday Morning
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Music by M.K. Jerome and Ray Heindorf
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Terrific
22 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't think this is the best Bugs and Elmer partnering, A Wild Hare or any entry in the superb Hunting Trilogy I would put over this, but The Big Snooze is still a terrific Looney Tunes cartoon.

Animation: Beautiful! A vast majority of the Looney Tunes cartoons have great animation and this is no exception. The backgrounds are pretty, the colours are audacious and the characters are well drawn.

Music: I look out for this all the time, and this was not a disappointment either. It was rousing, energetic and whimsical, like the very best scores from the Looney Tunes cartoons are.

Story: The weakest asset of the cartoon but still works. It is carefully constructed, with some very effective moments, especially the dream sequence which is by far and away the highlight of the cartoon, but the only criticism of the cartoon is that there are one or two parts at the beginning that seem a little aimless.

Dialogue/sight gags: Typical Looney Tunes fashion. The dialogue is inventive and witty and the sight gags are very clever.

Characters/ Voices: Nothing to complain about here. Bugs steals the show no doubt about it, but Elmer proves himself a great if rather dumb foil. Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan's vocal characterisations are consistently superb too.

Overall, not the best but still terrific. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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