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Bunny Hugged (1951)

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This adventure takes Bugs into the world of professional wrestling.

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Bugs Bunny / Announcer (voice)
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The big wrestling match: The Crusher vs. Ravishing Ronald. Ronald's mascot is Bugs Bunny ("it's a living"). But Ronald is massively outmatched by The Crusher, and Bugs, seeing his meal ticket threatened, quickly substitutes as "The Masked Terror." But Bugs is no match for him either, at least on a pure physical level. So it's time for Bugs to apply "strategy." He rips his mask, making Crusher think it was his pants fortunately, Stychen Tyme, the tailor, is handy - complete with needle to stick in a sensitive spot. Enraged, Crusher charges, right through the giant safe, into the ropes; Bugs closes the door, Crusher crashes into the safe and is dazed. Bugs suggests he rest up on this nice soft mat... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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10 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Hau drauf, Hase!  »

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Trivia

"Ravishing Ronald" is modeled after wrestler Gorgeous George Wagner, who used many of the gimmicks Ronald does in this cartoon: a valet, perfume, dyed blonde hair and bobby pins. Unlike Ronald, however, Gorgeous George was actually a competent wrestler, and theatrical "cheating" was his trademark, not his opponents'. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the match when "The Crusher' offers Bugs to shake hands, he (and Bugs) shake with the left hand when it should be the right (not left) hand. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [watching the Crusher beat up Ravishing Ronald] Oh, brother! There goes me bread and butter. I gotta do something.
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Connections

Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Shuffle Off to Buffalo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when the Crusher dances before bowling Bugs into the corner
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Nice Bugs
2 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Bunny Hugged (1951)

*** (out of 4)

Spoof of wrestling has Bugs Bunny jumping into the ring after his owner is destroyed by The Crusher. Once inside the ring the rabbit is totally out of his league so he must use his brains to try and bring down the best. There's quite a bit that happens inside the seven-minutes of this short. There's pretty much action from the start to finish and most of it is very good. The best sequence is early on in the picture and doesn't even feature the hero Bugs. It's a scene where The Crusher destroys the other wrestler, a "pretty boy" type and the way he's destroyed is just hilarious. The violent action is another plus as is all of the animation, which looks extremely well.


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