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Frigid Hare (1949)

Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

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Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

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7 October 1949 (USA)  »

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Ballade på Sydpolen  »

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Trivia

This cartoon has been largely barred from TV showings because of complaints about its treatment of Inuit peoples, both in the (perceived) stereotypical way the hunter is drawn and when Bugs insults him by calling him a "big baboon" and an "Eskimo pie-head". See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [the penguin knocks Bugs over] Hey, watch it, you little runt! What's the hurry? Where's the fi...
[an Inuit hunter knocks him over]
Bugs Bunny: Hey, you big palooka! Watch were you're going!
Inuit hunter: [Returns] Huh?
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, Doc?
Inuit hunter: Um grola gooch ump.
Bugs Bunny: Huh? Oh, the little guy. He went that way, Nanook.
[Points the opposite way; hunter exits]
Bugs Bunny: A lot of traffic along here. Let's see now, where was I...
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Connections

Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Music in the Land
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Played when Bugs first meets the penguin
Also played when Bugs and the penguin are walking hand in hand
Also played at the end
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He IS This Penguin's Keeper
3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bugs must be some digger. He digs a hole through the earth and pops out with his sun tan, lotion, bathing suit, beach umbrella, etc., thinking he's reached his destination: Miami Beach.

Unfortunately, he's at the South Pole which he doesn't discover until he takes a plunge into the icy waters. Within seconds he almost gets run over by a little penguin whizzing by, followed by a huge Eskimo. Later, the little penguin comes by while Bugs is ready to go back in his hole and try again for Miami Beach. He dresses the penguin up with a top and tie to go with the rest of his looks. When Bugs dives back, the penguin follows. This happens several times. Apparently, he has made a new friend, but Bugs wants none of that. He boots the penguin down an icy sloop but watches as the Eskimo captures him in his burlap bag.

Oh, well, says Bugs, who walks back to his hole. "It's none of my business. I'm not my penguin's keeper." However, in a flash he pops back up, his conscience obviously getting the better of him, and goes back to rescue the little guy. Bugs stops for a second, turns to the camera and speaks to us: the audience, admonishing us for thinking Bugs wouldn't do the right thing!

Bugs then dons a disguise, gets the Eskimo's attention....and the chase is on. From that point on, there's some pretty funny stuff, visually and dialog-wise with Bug's wisecracks


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