Bugs helps a penguin go home via New Orleans, Martinique, the Panama Canal and finally the South Pole. But the penguin's home is in New Jersey.

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Bugs Bunny / Hobo / Man drinking mint julip in New Orleans / Natives (voice)
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Bugs helps a little penguin get home after the Ice Frolics show he was in is closed. They head south to New Orleans where the penguin gets on the Admiral Byrd, which it turns out is bound for Brooklyn. Their second attempt gets them to the Panama canal but they soon find themselves as the main course for a native dinner. They finally make it to the South Pole but Bugs too late just where home is. Written by garykmcd

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8 July 1950 (USA)  »

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Esse Pingüim é uma Fria  »

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As the cruise ship leaves New Orleans, mountains are shown ahead. There are no mountains in New Orleans. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [after getting the penguin on the Admiral Byrd] Ah, this New Orleans. I think I'll stick around for the Madri Grass.
Man drinking mint julep in New Orleans: There goes the old Admiral Byrd, bound for Brooklyn.
Bugs Bunny: Brooklyn? Hey, wait! Wait!
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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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aka "There's No Place Like Home"
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Played when Bugs is looking up penguins in his book
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A wonderful, epic travel adventure
9 January 2009 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's '8 Ball Bunny' is a terrific sequel to the excellent 'Frigid Hare'. It's the second of two shorts which feature a cute character who came to be known as Playboy Penguin. A mute baby penguin dressed in top hat and bow-tie, Playboy is a great character whose cuteness is played up for exaggerated laughs, unlike Friz Freleng's sickening cutification of Tweety, which was mostly played for unsuccessful "awwwwws"! 'Frigid Hare' had played out as a traditional chase film with Bugs defending the penguin from a grotesque Eskimo stereotype. '8 Ball Bunny' widens the scope, presenting us with an epic road movie in which Bugs must travel across half the globe in order to return the penguin to the South Pole. Along the way he gets into numerous scrapes and continuously encounters a caricature of Humphrey Bogart in 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'. Although it was probably a wise choice to retire Playboy Penguin after just two appearances, both the cartoons that feature him are brilliant and, with its epic adventure story, '8 Ball Bunny' stands out as the best of the two.


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