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Rabbit Transit (1947)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 10 May 1947 (USA)
This time Bugs' race with Cecil Turtle features a rocket-powered tortoise shell.

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Bugs Bunny / Cecil Turtle / Deliverymen / Telegram Boys (voice)
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This time Bugs' race with Cecil Turtle features a rocket-powered tortoise shell.

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Der hurtige Hase  »

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Trivia

After the police arrest Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle says one of Bugs' trademark lines: "Gee, ain't I a stinker?". See more »

Goofs

When Bugs smashes into the tree, he hits it face first. Yet when he slides to the ground, his back is facing the tree. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [at the start line] One for the money...
[takes a few steps forward]
Bugs Bunny: ...two for the show...
[Cecil does likewise]
Bugs Bunny: ...three to make ready...
[Bugs steps ahead a little more]
Bugs Bunny: ...and four to...
[takes off. A scooter drives up to Cecil]
Deliveryman: Telegram.
Cecil Turtle: [after Telegram Deliveryman drove off, Cecil verbally read it] Western Bunions Mr. Turtle 10 1/2 Ave. E Wyoming GO! Bugs Bunny
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Connections

Follows Tortoise Beats Hare (1941) See more »

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Arkansas Traveler
Music by Sanford Faulkner
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not as good as the other two races, but still funny.
30 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The third and finale race between Bugs and Cecil turtle is the least hilarious of the three, but it's still pretty funny at times. This time has Bugs reading Aesop's fables while relaxing. when he gets to the end of the story he's flabbergasted that the fairy tale had the Hare losing the race. So he challenges Cecil (whom he doesn't seem to remember from the other two times) to a race. As I said before the other two cartoons are funnier and more well paced than this one. The gag of the enhanced rocket shell also seems to be a tad long in the tooth, but I still had fun with the short. This animated short can be seen on Disc 1 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2.

My Grade: B+


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