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Hot Cross Bunny (1948)

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At Eureka Experimental Hospital, a doctor plans to switch the characteristics of a chicken into the brain and a rabbit, into each other. Bugs Bunny was registered as the experimental rabbit, Number 46.

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At Eureka Experimental Hospital, a doctor plans to switch the characteristics of a chicken into the brain and a rabbit, into each other. Bugs Bunny was registered as the experimental rabbit, Number 46.

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Trivia

The song Bugs dances to trying to amuse the doctors in the stands is the same one Daffy Duck dances to in Show Biz Bugs (1957). See more »

Quotes

Doctor: [Italian accent, speaking English] And now wee will turn zee rabbeet eento a cheecken.
Bugs Bunny: [jumps up and starts backing away, after hearing the scientific test's secret plan, Bugs is shocked] Chicken? That's out, Doc! I don't wanna be no chicken!
Doctor: Yes you do! Come here! Come here! Come back here!
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Referenced in Tiny Toon Adventures: Prom-ise Her Anything (1990) See more »

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Carolina in the Morning
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Played when Bugs is lying in bed at the beginning
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"How about getting me a rabbit nurse Doc? I might take a turn for the worse!"
30 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As I have said many times already I adore Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny has always been one of the main reasons why. While not among his very best, there is much to love about Hot Cross Bunny. First off, it is hilarious. The gags, revolving around Bugs outsmarting the scientist, are as clever as you'd expect, I especially love the part where Bugs comes out of the skeleton closet, his body language(almost floppy and dehydrated) is priceless. The dialogue is full of wit and quotable punch-lines, "How about getting me a rabbit nurse Doc? I might take a turn for the worse!" and "seems as though doc was a victim of fowl play" particularly made me laugh out loud. Bugs is great fun, just doing what he does best as well as bagging the best lines. The scientist while not on the same level as Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam is a worthy foil regardless. The pacing is crisp and never dull, while the animation is colourful and vibrant and the music is characterful and beautifully orchestrated. Mel Blanc's vocals are right on point. Overall, a vibrant, crisply paced and hilarious short. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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