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The Grey Hounded Hare (1949)

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Bugs is in love with mechanical bunny at the dog race track

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Bugs Bunny / #7 Dog - Gnawbone / Race Announcer / Dogs (voice)
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Bugs Bunny ends up at a dog race and decides to take in the show. However, the mechanical rabbit is released (for the dogs to follow), and Bugs falls head over heals in love with the "light brown hare"! Unfortunately, when Bugs sees all of the dogs chasing "that cute little bunny", he valiantly runs onto the track and starts to take down the dogs one by one! Things seem to be in the bag, unless you count a huge grey dog that isn't going to let Bugs stand in his way of winning! Written by Lex

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Bugs Bunny: [Examining the dogs] Hmm, looks a little undernourished. Kind of inny-skay in the elly-bay. This one looks a little better. Kind of flabby, though. No muscle tone. This runt ain't got a chance. Ah, number 7! That's me lucky number. Looks pretty good. Better check his teeth, though. Come on, Lassie, open your mouth. Let's see those little toothies. Hmm. A little shadow on that bicuspidor. You better see a dentist.
#7 Dog: Grr-rabbit!
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, Doc? Don't you like rabbits?
#7 Dog: Grr-no!
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Edited into Bugs Bunny's Valentine (1979) See more »

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In the Stirrups
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
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Bugs goes wrong: a humorless cartoon results.
23 December 2003 | by (Karachi, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

THE GREY HOUNDED HARE is unfunny, basically everything Robert McKimson tries to make this cartoon succeed goes wrong. Do not we all love Bugs Bunny? Of course we do. But he just doesn't seem himself in this cartoon. I am at a loss as to why this film doesn't work, I don't know why it is quite barren and humorless.

The story is one of the biggest negatives. Bugs likes a mechanical dog race track hare, and attempts to save her from the dogs that chase her. Since the object of his aggression is constantly running, it just doesn't seem like the sort of situation for a character like our beloved rabbit. He is a practical strategist, who sits down with his adversary and outwits him. What is there to outwit in this film? The dogs are running after the rabbit, and they have no intention whatsoever of stopping mid-race. Plus their personalities are nonexistent, there's no way to differentiate between the contestants. You are not sure whether they're smart or dumb. It's a useless situation for Bugs Bunny.

I have some serious complaints about the direction by McKimson. The guys from Termite Terrace are mostly so impeccably precise when it comes to detail. McKimson just didn't seem to care. Before the race begins, the announcer introduces us to each contestant canine, ready to run in their pen, the doors soon to be opened. Since these are portraits of the dogs, the features and colors are drastically different from one to the other, though you can't recognize a distinct breed. This is a strong point. The close-ups are good. You know the names beforehand. But when the race begins, the commentator names the dogs as they pass by; and lo and behold, the names may be different, but all the dogs except for a big ferocious one are identical, rust-red whippet-like dogs! The whippet is a miniature but speedy version of the greyhound. In fact only one of the dogs in the introduction was similar. Why is this so? I am horrified.

The animation seems a bit primitive, and there's not much I have to say about it. A plus point is good layouts: The kennels and the stands are both detailed and accurate. Not that much above your average Warner Bros. short film, however. And as another note, the ending is pretty useless. Overall, the attempts at slapstick fall flat on their faces inexplicably. If you have something better to do (you probably will) turn the sound off and wait for the next cartoon for seven minutes when you see the title. It's not worth it.


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