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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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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 Wins by a Hare (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Make it Snappy
(uncredited)
Music by Floyd J. St. Clair
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Final Race Of The Triple Crown
23 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The is the last of the three Bugs Bunny versus Cecil The Turtle road races, a takeoff on the famous fable of the Tortoise and The Hare.

The writers go on the assumption apparently that few people are familiar with the first two of these Bugs Bunny-Cecil races because they begin the story with Bugs shocked by reading the famous Aesop Fable story about the tortoise beating the hare (even though he had done this twice before!)

At the sauna bath, where the two are lounging, Bugs makes the bet again, this time telling Cecil, "Listen, snail, I'll give you the post position and spot you 100 yards and I'll run backwards with my hands tied behind my back." He exaggerates but Cecil takes the bet, because he has secret advantage.

There are some very funny remarks, sight-gag jokes and asides-to-the-audience at the beginning of this race, which is to Grant's Tomb. The race itself is very strange, is all I can say. How these guys were in New York one minute, Chicago the next and Miami Beach is all quite a mystery. Only in the cartoons, I suppose.

The "jet age" angle was entertaining, but the ending was a bit lame.


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