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Rebel Rabbit (1949)

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The signs indicate current bounty prices: $50 for a fox, $75 for a bear, only 2 cents for a rabbit. Bugs is insulted.

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Bugs Bunny / Postal Employee / Game Commissioner / Guard / Southern Senator (voice)
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When Bugs finds out that the bounty for rabbits is only two cents, he asks the bounty commissioner why. He's told that the bounty is so low because rabbits are harmless animals. Bugs decides to change that by being a national menace. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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Bugs Bunny: [Bugs casually strolls into the Game Commissioner's office, and grabs him by the throat] Eh, WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA OF RABBITS BEING ONLY WORTH 2 CENTS?
Game Commissioner: STOP STEAMING UP MY GLASSES!
Bugs Bunny: Never mind that. How come rabbits are only two cents? Huh?
Game Commissioner: Well, other animals are destructive, harmful, obnoxious to people. They do damage.
Bugs Bunny: Nyeh, tell me more, Doc.
Game Commissioner: Rabbits are sweet, furry little creatures. They wouldn't harm a hair on your head.
Bugs Bunny: Eh, get him. Hee hee. He don't know me very well, do he?
Game Commissioner: Rabbits are ...
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someone should separate Florida from the rest of the country
24 February 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When I saw the title and first minute of "Rebel Rabbit", I sort of assumed that it would be a Robin Hood-style story. Boy was I wrong! It portrays Bugs Bunny getting insulted when he finds that the government has placed exorbitant bounties on foxes and bears, but only 2 cents on rabbits (after all, rabbits are such cute little creatures). So, the carrot-chomping rascal proceeds to make a complete mess of the United States. The final scene reminded me of the Peter Sellers-Ringo Starr movie "The Magic Christian", how they ridiculously brought in the most elaborate weaponry to deal with so simple an animal (then again, Bugs isn't so simple to catch).

I especially agreed with one scene: Bugs cuts Florida off from the rest of the country. Considering that the Sunshine State is home to the rich Cubans who fled when Fidel Castro's army took over in Cuba, we should break that state off from the rest of the country and send it down to Cuba so that the current government there can prosecute Fulgencio Batista's henchmen.

But I digress. The point is, this is a really funny cartoon. That southern senator was obviously Mel Blanc doing Foghorn Leghorn's voice. Really neat.


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