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A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947)

Bugs Bunny relates his early life in the Manhattan tenements and spotlights his encounter with a gang of canine toughs.

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The sycophantic newsreel reporter Lola Beverly wants Bugs Bunny's life story. The great Hollywood star tells of his humble beginnings in the tenements of Manhattan. We see poor Bugs terrorized by a gang of canine toughs led by a bullying bulldog who smokes a cigar and wears a derby and a turtleneck sweater. He's subjected to a cruel "dog pile on the rabbit," but our wily Bugs soon turns the tables on these toughs. Bugs subjects his main tormenter to pies in his face; a confusing performance in front of an Egyptian cigarette billboard; a fall from the top of a building; and an embarrassing entanglement in a series of clotheslines. Bugs Bunny finds his real saviors are Betty Smith and a book title calculated to win the heart of any New York bow-wow. Written by J. Spurlin

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Trivia

The title is a play on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," a coming-of-age novel set in early twentieth century Brooklyn. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Eh, whatcha looking for?
Spike: I'm looking for a rabbit.
Bugs Bunny: Did he had long ears, a fuzzy tail, and hop around like this?
[Hops around]
Spike: Yeah, yeah. That's him.
Bugs Bunny: And is there a tough-looking mug chasing him, with a derby,
[Puts on Spike's derby]
Bugs Bunny: ... and a turtleneck sweater,
[Puts on Spike's sweater]
Bugs Bunny: ... and a big cigar,
[...]
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Edited from Lights Fantastic (1942) See more »

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Ahí, viene la conga
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Music by Raúl Valdespí
Played during the Egyptian Cigarettes bit
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growing up in the east side
3 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny now a big star in LA tells gossip columnist Lola Beverly of his humble beginnings growing up in New York in particular facing a gang of street tough dogs. Of course outwitting these canine ruffians is no problem for young Bugs. This short is fairly humorous if nothing special, Bugs doesn't even have to use his razor sharp wit in this one as the dogs are pretty much on the dumb side. That being said, it was STILL a Bugs cartoon and I find myself entertained by every short of his just because of that (unless the shorts happens to be directed by Robert McKimson). This animated short can be found on Disk 1 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3 set.

My Grade: B-


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