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Big Top Bunny (1951)

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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1 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Salto Brutale  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Bruno the Bear: What you think you gonna do?
Bugs Bunny: Who, me? Oh, I think I'm gonna jump 200 feet off of this platform into a tank of water.
[Kisses Bruno]
Bugs Bunny: Goodbye!
[Raises platform 200 feet; Bruno raises his platform also]
Bruno the Bear: Nobody could outdo Bruno the Magnificent. I dive 300 feet into bucket of water.
[Raises platform 300 feet, Bugs does same]
Bugs Bunny: Oh, yeah? Well, I'll dive 500 feet into a damp sponge!
[They raise the platforms to 500 feet, breaking over the tent]
Bruno the Bear: And I, Bruno, will dive 1,000 feet into a block of cement! On ...
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Connections

Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

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Animal Fair
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Unfunny bunny
22 October 2000 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

Bugs has been much better elsewhere. Though the big top has great potential, as does the villainous Bruno, it's all too familiar, with most of the gags and wisecracks coming off as average at best. But what else can you expect from McKimson?


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