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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 »

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[Last lines]
Doctor: [the experiment results in him changing bodies with the chicken] In our next experiment we shall reverse the procedure - I hope.
Bugs Bunny: Looks like Doc is a victim of fowl play.
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Referenced in Tiny Toon Adventures: Prom-ise Her Anything (1990) See more »

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh
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Music by Ted Fio Rito
Played when Bugs is laughing while being carried down the corridor
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beware when things are too good to be true
29 May 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Hot Cross Bunny" may not be the best Bugs Bunny cartoon that I've ever seen, but they sure pull some hilarious stuff here! The premise is that an anonymous, French- or German-accented scientist (it wasn't totally clear which he was; he might have been another ethnicity entirely) is showing his colleagues how to switch a chicken's brain with a rabbit's. Bugs is in another room, and life looks too good to be true for him. That's because the scientist has been pampering him in preparation for the experiment. Sure enough, once Bugs figures out what's up (doc), he starts pulling his usual tricks.

So, once again, Bugs assures that the wrongdoers get their just desserts. Personally, I think that he should have suspected that something was up when the scientist gave him the good life. I mean, don't people often warn us that if things are too perfect or too good to be true, that we should smell a rat? But anyway, it's a really funny cartoon.

Yeah, things go a-fowl at the end.


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