Dr. I.C. Spots is an African witch doctor about to prepare a potion which needs as one of its ingredient a rabbit.

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Bugs Bunny / Witch Doctor / I.C. Spots (voice)
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An African witch doctor is cooking up a potion in his big black pot. He has the lizard tongue, fish eyes, gnats' eyebrows, jigger of xxx, bee-stingers, leopard spots and frogs' legs. But he throws a screaming tantrum when he discovers that he's out of rabbit. Meanwhile, Bugs Bunny decides to go to Kuka Munga (one mile) instead of Hubba Hubba (also one mile). He made a bad choice. He meets the witch doctor, who captures him and throws him into his pot. Bugs at first thinks the doc is offering him a hot bath. But when he smells himself cooking, he realizes the horrible truth. Bugs will have to disguise himself as a native female and battle an alligator before his latest adventure is over. Written by J. Spurlin

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3 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Lo stregone Uba Caluba  »

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Due to pressure from Warner Bros., this cartoon was one of 11 pulled from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 "June Bugs" marathon, which was to show the complete chronology of Bugs Bunny cartoons. This is in addition to the "Censored 11" that have been withheld from distribution since 1968. The reason given was the short would potentially offend African-Americans. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [reading off the signs] "Hubba Hubba, one mile. Kuka Munga, one mile." Hm, well, I'll flip to see which way I go. Heads I go this way. Tails I go that way.
[jumps up and lands with his tail in the air]
Bugs Bunny: Heh! Tails! I go that way.
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Aloha Oe
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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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Perhaps it's offensive...but it IS funny.
15 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's funny that I'd watch this film now, as I am currently visiting South Africa. Part of me would like to ask the locals what they think of "Which is Witch", but I think I'd better not. Apparently some folks at Warner Brothers were worried this cartoon might offend African-Americans and so they pulled it from circulation. But fortunately, many banned cartoons are currently available to watch for free at archive.org. And, I must say that of all the banned cartoons I've seen, this appears to me to be among the most benign. Now I am not saying it doesn't offend--how can one person make such a blanket statement? But, I still think regardless it IS funny and well made.

In this film, Bugs Bunny is in Africa. What he doesn't realize is that a local witch doctor is planning on adding him to one of his potions! Of course Bugs gets the upper hand with the little guy but in an unusual twist, the witch doctor is eaten by a croc and an incensed Bugs leaps to the rescue--leading to an awfully cute ending.

This film might offend you. Heck, a lot of films offend me. But this doesn't mean it's not worth seeing--as it's clearly a product of its times yet is exquisitely made like nearly every Bugs Bunny short.


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