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Hair-Raising Hare (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 25 May 1946 (USA)
A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.


(as Charles M. Jones)





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A wind-up toy in the shapely shape of a female rabbit lures Bugs Bunny out of his rabbit hole and into the castle of an evil scientist who looks exactly like Peter Lorre. The scientist wants to feed the rabbit to his huge, sneaker-wearing monster. The beast, completely covered in orange hair, is frightening enough to leave our hero temporarily speechless - forcing him to hold up a sign that says, "Yipe!" But Bugs Bunny is not easily cowed, and soon the wily rabbit is disguising himself in turns as a lamp, a chatty manicurist, a figure in a framed portrait and a knight on a charging horse, tricking and frustrating his nightmarish opponent at every turn. Written by J. Spurlin

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25 May 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angsthase Pfeffernase  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bugs Bunny's hunched-over walk and eyebrow-wagging are imitations of Groucho Marx. The evil scientist is a caricature of long time horror actor, Peter Lorre. See more »


When Bugs announces that he is going to "...exit, stage right.", he is actually moving stage left; "stage right" and "stage left" are opposite the directions as seen by the audience. Bugs should have said either "stage left" or "house right". See more »


Bugs Bunny: And so, having disposed of the monster, exit our hero through the front door, stage right, none the worse for his harrowing experience.
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Crazy Credits

The second time Bugs Bunny defeated Gossamer/Rudolph the white-sneaker and large orange-furred monster, that is extremely eerie, wearing a knight or gladiator's uniform, Bugs Bunny hits it, while conducting a train. After hitting the knight uniform with a sword, the metal uniform then hits a wall and is turned into a tin can. The tin can is titled "CANNED MONSTER". See more »


Referenced in Sheep Raider (2001) See more »


Shuffle Off to Buffalo
Music by Harry Warren
Played after Bugs pretends to be a lamp
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Bugs and Lorre-ish
19 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hair-Raising Hare (1946)

*** (out of 4)

Fun Merrie Melodies short has Bugs Bunny being lured into a creepy castle where a mad scientist wants to feed him to a large, red-headed monster. This film was semi remade six years later as WATER, WATER EVERY HARE and I enjoyed that one more. That doesn't mean this one isn't any good but it is a case where I prefer the remake. With that said, this one here spoofs the horror genre fairly well with the mention of Dracula and Frankenstein. The best thing is the mad scientist, which is a carbon copy of the great Peter Lorre. Another plus is good ol' Bugs who is full of great one-liners and some fun action.

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