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The Big Snooze (1946)

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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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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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In the sequence where Bugs ties Elmer to the railroad tracks and pretends to run him over with a train, Elmer's cries of "Oh, agony, agony, agony!" are provided by Mel Blanc instead of Arthur Q. Bryan. See more »


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 »


Bugs Bunny: Let's see. What can I do to this guy next...?
[reads from a book titled One Thousand and One Arabian Nightmares]
Bugs Bunny: Oh, no! It's too gruesome!... but I'll do it.
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William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Very Interesting
5 January 2004 | by (Niles,MI) – See all my reviews

I own the compilation that 'The Big Snooze' is featured on. From the get go....the stand alone cartoon seems pretty much like any of the other Bugs Bunny 'toons. Fudd chases 'wabbit'....wabbit makes him look like a sucker....and so on so forth. Until....Elmer has finally decided he's had enough. At first....seems Elmer is going to finally be free. Or so he thinks. After Bugs put it....'think of your career. And for dat matter think of my career.' From there it just goes into the category of just plain silly. The 'nightmare paint' and the other touches bringing a surreal sense to the whole thing. And then there was 'da Super Chief!' Not to mention the book....aptly titled '1001 Arabian Nightmares.' And of course....what would a cartoon like this with that 'wascally wabbit' be without some clever misdirection from the craziest hare in the world....thereby allowing him to run amok. Elmer after stopping [Why did 'she' stop?] : 'Have any of you girls ever had an experience like this?' Oh sure should've known better when that rabbit set you up by skewing your expression of [surprise] anger over being the 'fall guy' once again. Of course if you had....the cartoon would've been ruined. And to think what we would've missed along the way if you had stayed retired. All in all....not to be missed. If you can find the compilation tape still. 'Bugs vs Elmer.'

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