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Bugs confronts marsupials and aborigines in Australia's outback.

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Bugs Bunny / Balloon Vendor / 'Nature Boy' / Kangaroos (voice)
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Bugs runs into a balloon seller in the Golden Gate park and agrees to hold his balloons for him for a sec, while he ties his loose laces. However, the balloons lift Bugs up into the air and then the wind currents take over. Eventually, a stork carrying a baby kangaroo to Australia to its kangaroo mother, who's expecting, collides with Bugs and his balloons and ends up carrying bugs to the mother kangaroo instead of the actual baby, who gets carries away by the balloons. The mother doesn't notice the difference and puts Bugs into her pouch. However, a loud hungry light-skinned native tribal hunter armed with a spear and one trusty boomerang, shows up and notices Bugs.

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18 November 1950 (USA)  »

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Due to pressure from Warner Brothers, this cartoon was one of eleven 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 also the "Censored 11". Also All This and Rabbit Stew (1941) and Bushy Hare (1950) with Bugs Bunny, have been withheld from distribution since 1968. Reason given was the short may potentially offend African-Americans. "Nature Boy" was an Australian Aborigine. See more »

Goofs

Indigenous Australian Aborigines never used blow pipes as weapons. See more »

Quotes

"Nature Boy": [screaming] Yaaargh!
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up Doc?
"Nature Boy": [yelling in a gibberish language] Woooooah ooga dinga!
Bugs Bunny: [yelling back] Unga bunga bunga!
"Nature Boy": [yelling back] Unga bunga bunga!
Bugs Bunny: [yelling] Unga bunga bunga!
"Nature Boy": [yelling] Unga bunga bunga!
Bugs Bunny: [in a calm manner] Unga bunga bunga, Binga binga binga bunga!
["Nature Boy" screams]
Bugs Bunny: What'd I say, what'd I say?
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Edited into The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special (1979) See more »

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California Here I Come
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Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Al Jolson
Sung by Bugs Bunny at the beginning
Also played at the end
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Not as rude as it may sound
18 March 2004 | by (Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny is strolling through Golden Gate park and for some reason feels a lot like singing. A scary looking balloon salesman asks Bugs to hold his balloons while he ties his shoe. This unusual set-up leads the bunny to flying all the way to Australia via balloon. Normally, Bugs appears ready for anything, but in `Bushy Hare' we learn he has quite a few shortcomings: in rapid succession he claims to be scared of hights, afraid of the dark and can't stand to see a mother cry (no matter what species she is). Worst of all, he just will not stop singing those show tunes. Still, at least he did not take another left turn at Albuquerque.

After bumping into a stork, Bugs is delivered to an expecting kangaroo. Feeling pity, Bugs pretends to be a baby kangaroo and soon finds himself being hunted by `Nature Boy'. This politically incorrect Aboriginal acts like Elmer crossed with the Tasmanian Devil and therefore offers little challenge to Bugs. Although Bugs appears to speak fluent Abbo, the two of them still end up fighting inside the mother kangaroo's pouch. It all ends with a happy family reunion and a very strange mode of transportation for Bugs to return to the states. Thankfully `Bushy Hare' came to an end before the bunny started to sing again.

4 out of 10


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