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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 the Bear: Am I not magnificent?
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Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

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Aloha Oe
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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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Robert McKimson delivers a picture that's better than his usual; character animation and Mel Blanc's voice work are particularly strong
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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 bass drum before finding himself competing with Bugs in a high diving act. Will Bugs or Bruno take the dip?

Robert McKimson, a flaccid director, does a better-than-average job here. Bruno is a funny creation, thanks in large part to Mel Blanc doing the Russian-accented voice. The character animation is particularly strong; the gags are reasonably funny; and we're made particularly eager to see Bugs triumph over this bullying jerk. This is a good cartoon: no more, no less.

This cartoon is available on the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume One," Disc 1.


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