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Easter Yeggs (1947)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 28 June 1947 (USA)
Bugs Bunny delivers eggs for the lazy Easter Bunny; he encounters a sadistic brat and a rabbit stew-hungry Elmer Fudd.

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Bugs Bunny / Easter Rabbit / Bratty Kid (voice)
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The lazy Easter Bunny tricks our redoubtable Bugs into delivering his eggs for him. Bugs Bunny is happy to do it until he encounters a nasty little toddler who sucks a pistol for a pacifier. After nearly getting killed by the boy's hillbilly family, Bugs tries to give the eggs back to the Easter Bunny, who whines some more and gets Bugs to continue with the job. Elmer Fudd is eagerly awaiting the Easter Bunny: he wants "Easter Wabbit stew." Bugs will thwart Elmer by cuddling him in the Tunnel of Love, performing a magic act on his watch, and sending the sadistic brat to beat him on the head. Then Bugs will realize it's time to take revenge on the Easter Bunny. Written by J. Spurlin

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Bugs Bunny's mouth doesn't move when he says to the kid, "Take it easy! Somebody could get hurt, probably me." See more »

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Easter Rabbit: Every year I get some dumb bunny to do my work for me.
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Roses From the South Waltz
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Music by Johann Strauss
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Overstuffed but bright and inventive nonetheless
3 November 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Robert McKimson's 'Easter Yeggs' is an up and down cartoon that works in fits and starts. Crammed with ideas (perhaps too many), 'Easter Yeggs' pits Bugs against a lazy Easter Bunny, an annoying young child and his gangster family and a gun-toting Elmer Fudd. These threads are all drawn together with pleasing smoothness at the end but the jumping between them makes the cartoon seem a little lumpy and overstuffed. Another problem is the character of the Easter Bunny, who is whiney and entirely unappealing. Nevertheless, he gets the best moment in the cartoon when he makes an unexpected cameo in the middle of one of Bugs's heckles. Despite all it's flaws, I do like 'Easter Yeggs'. It's never going to be considered a classic by anyone but it is at least bright, colourful and inventive and there are enough decent jokes to counterbalance the dull spots.


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