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Big Top Bunny (1951)

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An acrobatic bear at Colonel Korny's World Famous Circus finds an unwanted partner in Bugs Bunny.

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Bugs Bunny / Bruno the Bear / Colonel Korny (voice)
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Bruno, a Slobokian bear (whatever that is) and a circus acrobat, does not take kindly to having Bugs Bunny join his previously solo act at Colonel Korny's World Famous Circus. Somehow, during a performance, an anvil ends up where Bugs's head should go. Fool him once, shame on the Slobokian bear. But Bugs won't be fooled twice. He's ready for Bruno's dirty tricks throughout the rest of the act and has a few tricks of his own. Somehow Bruno ends up taking several falls into a kettle drum before finding himself competing with Bugs in a high diving act. Will Bugs or Bruno take the dip? Written by J. Spurlin

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A 3-D version of this cartoon was produced for General Aniline & Film's (GAF) "View-Master" line in 1972, released in a three-reel package (21 "stereo images"). See more »

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[Bruno promises to catch Bugs during the trapeze act]
Bugs Bunny: [to audience] Don't you beelieve it!
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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Blanc Expressions (2003) See more »

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Bugs Battles Bruno
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Colonel Korny's World Famous Circus" is in town, featuring "Bruno, the Skobokian Acrobatic Bear." The colonel gets a phone call informing him of a talented rabbit and the boss says, okay, tell him to come down and I'll have him perform with Bruno. The big bear, overhearing this, is not happy. "Nobody shares the spotlight with Bruno The Magnificent," he tells us (the viewers), "especially a stinking little rabbit."

Anyway, the act starts that night and immediately, Bruno starts sabotaging Bugs, trying to ruin him. After Bugs takes some big-time licks, he catches on and the tables are turned. The two go at it the rest of the night and you know who will wind up the big winner. How Bugs brutalizes the beast is pretty funny with some clever ideas. The sight gags were good, too, such as Bugs "pedaling" a bicycle in midair. The movie ends with a bang, literally.

This is prime Bugs Bunny humor.


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