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Mississippi Hare (1949)

Cotton pickers mistake Bugs' tail for a ball of cotton and toss him in with the rest of the haul. On the riverboat Bugs takes on the gambler Colonel Shuffle.

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Bugs Bunny / Southern Gentleman / Purser (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs accidentally stows away on a riverboat. After evading the ticket taker, he takes on gambler Colonel Shuffle. Bugs easily takes all his money, by out-cheating him at poker (he beats Shuffles 5 aces with 6). Shuffle challenges him to a duel, which of course Bugs thwarts. He treats Shuffle to a cigar, and after the inevitable explosion and blackface, does a quick dance to Camptown Races and escorts Shuffle into the Mississippi. Bugs sends Shuffle into the river again with a fake staging of Uncle Tom's Cabinet. Shuffle is dispatched once more up the ship's smokestack. Finally, Bugs in drag enlists the help of another Southern gentleman. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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26 February 1949 (USA)  »

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Coelho do Mississipi  »

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Trivia

Includes a rare scene where Bugs has 5 fingers: When he is rolling the coin across his hand at the first meeting of Colonel Shuffle. See more »

Goofs

After Bugs is accidentally loaded onto the Souther Star, it is announced that the ship is sailing for Memphis, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Cucamonga. All but Cucamonga are located along the Mississippi River. Cucamonga is land locked town in Southern California. See more »

Quotes

Col. Shuffle: [firing guns wildly] I'm Colonel Shuffle - the rip-roarin'-est, gold-diggin'-est, sharp-shootin'-est, poker-playin'-est riverboat gambler on the Mississippi! Yahoo! Be thar anyone man enough to sit in a poker game with Colonel Shuffle? Well, be thar?
Bugs: [appearing in the hallway] There be.
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Connections

Spoofs Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) See more »

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Kingdom Coming
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aka "The Year of Jubilo"
Music by Henry Clay Work
Played when Bugs is touting Uncle Tom's Cabinet
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Jones's take on Freleng's Bugs/Sam cartoons
9 January 2009 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Mississippi Hare' is a fun cartoon which never quite rises above merely good. Although it looks lovely (never more so than in its controversial opening scenes of the cotton fields), 'Mississippi Hare' feels like Jones's attempt to emulate Friz Freleng's Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam cartoons by way of a thinly veiled Southern version of Sam named Colonel Shuffle. This makes 'Mississippi Hare' seem like an unnecessary foray into imitation by one of the most inventive film makers of all time. Nevertheless, 'Mississippi Hare' moves at a fair lick and features some great gags amongst its more predictable moments. It doesn't scale the heights of Freleng's best Bugs and Sam cartoons but 'Mississippi Hare' is a fun, entertaining short nevertheless.


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