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What's Up Doc? (1950)

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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17 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Bugs and Elmer perform the "What's Up Doc?" title song. This is the first cartoon in which its lyrics are heard. However, the song first was first released in "Bugs Bunny In Storyland", a Capitol Record Reader recorded on April 21 and 22, 1949. See more »

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[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: [answering the phone] Eh, start talking. It's your nickel.
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Spoofs The Girl of the Golden West (1930) See more »

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We're the Boys of the Chorus
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[Performed by Bugs Bunny and Chorus]
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One of Robert McKimson's best efforts

Robert McKimson is one of the "other" Warner Brothers directors, after the Big Four-Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and Bob Clampett. While nowhere near as innovative, with work that varied sometimes wildly in quality, he was probably the most solid of the other directors and this was one of his best efforts and an excellent addition to the Bugs Bunny efforts. The scene in the park is marvelously done! Wonderful short that deserves to be seen. Most highly recommended.


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