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A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947)

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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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23 May 1947 (USA)  »

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Un lapin à Manhattan  »

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Bugs Bunny: [as Spike is hanging by his fingers on the clothesline, Bugs proceeds to loosen each finger] Mhm... this wittle piddy went to market... this wittle piddy stayed home... this wittle piggy had roast beef.
[Spike falls]
Bugs Bunny: Well, what do you know, ran out of piddies! Gee, ain't I a stinker?
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The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Monty C. Brice
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Also sung by Bugs Bunny while dancing his way down the street
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Possibly Bugs Bunny's first episode where he is interviewed in his Hollywood Home.
15 January 2010 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I have seen one or two episodes of Bugs Bunny where he is interviewed by press about his background history/career and I think this is the first one made. I enjoyed this episode very much so, Bugs Bunny as a young rabbit in Manhattan was a sweet character when dancing and he does a good job of avoiding his pursuers as well as he does in most of his episodes (except here Elmer is not pursuing Bugs in a wood, it is a stray dog pursuing Bugs in New York City). There are quite a few good jokes in this episode, the animation is all right and the idea is one that is clever and original (even if I myself have already seen a few episode on the same premise).

The cartoon opens with a very strange woman interviewer saying that they will meet the Hollywood Star Bugs Bunny. They first encounter him in his burrow (right next to palm trees and a SWIMMING POOL) and he has to dress into clothes that are not pyjamas for the interviewer. He then tells about his young life in Manhattan...

I recommend this episode to people who like Bugs Bunny and to people who like Looney Tunes in general. Enjoy "A Hare Grows in Manhattan"! :-)


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