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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.

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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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Trivia

The orange monster has no name in this cartoon. He is known as Rudolph in Water, Water Every Hare (1952), then as Gossamer in Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century (1980). The latter name is the one most familiar to cartoon fans. See more »

Goofs

When Bugs is being held by the neck by Gossamer/Rudolph, he says, "Look, out there in the audience." When he says the "Out there in the audience" part, his mouth doesn't move. The Hair Raising Hare Schematics on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection prove this: during the part where you see the goof, you also see that the "out there in the audience" part was added in a different color ink. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Is there a doctor in the house? Is there a doctor in the house?
Doctor in audience: I'm a doctor!
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, doc?
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

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Headin' for My Beddin'
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Sung by Bugs after re-disposing of the Monster
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A blast and a great cartoon to watch back to back with its sequel
18 August 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Hair-Raising Hare' pits Bugs Bunny against a genuinely disturbing Peter Lorre scientist caricature and his huge orange monster. The monster (later named Gossamer and also featured in Jones' luscious sequel to this short, 'Water, Water Every Hare' under the name Rudolph) is an extremely memorable villain who, despite his size, never poses much real threat to Bugs once he turns on his heckling. Although it is not as visually luscious as 'Water, Water Every Hare', Tedd Pierce has turned in a great script which includes some viciously amusing eye-poking, a priceless scene involving a suit of armour and the best "What's up, Doc" joke you'll ever hear. Bugs' wisecracks are top drawer ("Don't go up there, it's dark") and the high energy level is kept up throughout. It's also the only cartoon in which you'll get to hear Gossamer speak. All in all, then, 'Hair-Raising Hare' is a blast and makes a cracking double bill with its less gag-driven sequel.


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