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Gorilla My Dreams (1948)

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Mrs. Gorilla want to adopt Bugs; Mr. G. only wants to chase him.

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Bugs Bunny / Gruesome Gorilla / Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla / Tarzan / Gorillas (voice)
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Bugs is sailing the South Seas when a gorilla mother, desperate for a child, hijacks his barrel and presents Bugs to her husband. Bugs decides to play along, but quickly discovers his new "father" plays a bit rough. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Bugs Bunny: Okay, Doc. You caught me fair and square. I throw myself on your tender moicies.
[Gorilla grabs Bugs and roughs him up, but he quickly tires out; Bugs blows on him and he falls]
Bugs Bunny: Heh, I wore him out.
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Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat
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Written by Leon René, Otis René and Emerson Scott
Sung by Bugs as the gorilla carries the barrel to the treetop
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Not great but still fun
22 November 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny is adrift in a barrel, content to be sailing and reading until being rescued. He drifts onto an island where a childless gorilla with a time bomb of a biological clock finds him and takes him in as her child. Bugs plays along to placate her but finds that her husband is less keen on this new arrival.

The short here opens well with some nice wit, Bugs reading and relaxing in his barrel, the apes reading such classics as `apes of wrath' however the actual plot is a little off and sees Bugs just aping it up with his mother. After this we have a chase between \the father and Bugs which, while amusing, isn't the funniest thing you'll see.

Bugs is as good as he always is and he holds the short up well. The mother ape isn't great and the father is just too gruff and ignorant to be a good foil for Bugs – he reminded me of Taz and we all know how poor the Bugs/Taz cartoons were at times.

Overall, not a great short but has enough going for it to be worth watching.


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