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What's Up Doc? (1950)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  17 June 1950 (USA)
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Bugs' showbiz career is recounted from babyhood to stardom. Bugs and Elmer Fudd perform the title song.

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Bugs Bunny / Al Jolson / Eddie Cantor / Director (voice)
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The Disassociated Press wants Bugs Bunny's life story. Got a pencil? "First," says Bugs, "I was born." He quickly learns he is different from the other children: he's a "rabbit in a human world." He grows up to accept repetitive chorus boy jobs in such Broadway revues as "Girl of the Golden Vest," "Wearing of the Grin" and "Rosie's Cheeks." His career hits the skids and he's living on a park bench before he's discovered by that great vaudeville star, Elmer Fudd. Their dual comedy act is a hit, which leads to film roles. Will Bugs Bunny ever have to look back? Written by J. Spurlin

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Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor and Bing Crosby are caricatured as park bums, who each do their routine when Elmer Fudd shows up. Elmer spots Bugs and asks, "Why are you hanging around these guys? They'll never amount to anything." See more »

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[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: [answering the phone] Eh, start talking. It's your nickel.
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Referenced in Animaniacs: The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special (1994) See more »

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Hooray For Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Robert McKimson wasn't all bad as a director: here's a delightful short highlighted by a swinging title song number
6 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Disassociated Press wants Bugs Bunny's life story. Got a pencil? "First," says Bugs, "I was born." He quickly learns he is different from the other children: he's a "rabbit in a human world." He grows up to accept repetitive chorus boy jobs in such Broadway revues as "Girl of the Golden Vest," "Wearing of the Grin" and "Rosie's Cheeks." His career hits the skids and he's living on a park bench before he's discovered by that great vaudeville star, Elmer Fudd. Their dual comedy act is a hit, which leads to film roles. Will Bugs Bunny ever have to look back?

The director of this picture, Robert McKimson, is rated low among cartoon fans, and I think rightly so. But this film is a delight, especially Bugs's and Elmer's swinging musical number, "What's Up, Doc?" Here is McKimson at his rare best.

Other treats include caricatures of Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor and Bing Crosby, (and Elmer's crack at their expense); and funny bits from Bugs's and Elmer's comedy act.

This cartoon is included in the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume One," Disc 1.


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