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Rabbit Fire (1951)

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Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

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The final installment of the "Hunting Trilogy" once again has Elmer out hunting, while Bugs and Daffy try to con him into shooting the other.

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Elmer Fudd is out hunting rabbits and Daffy Duck sets his friend Bugs Bunny up to be caught. Bugs doesn't seem too worried and sets out to convince Elmer that it's actually duck season. Bugs gets the upper hand and Daffy is outmaneuvered at every turn. Written by garykmcd

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19 May 1951 (USA)  »

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The powerful pachyderm that pummels and pounded Elmer Fudd's head once, is based on and was voiced by sometime-secondary Stooge Curly Howard's first replacement, Joe Besser. This remark was mentioned in "Toonheads" during a half hour program, that Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd, (all three)are/were in only three cartoons, titled Rabbit Fire (1951), Rabbit Seasoning (1952) & Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953). See more »

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Bugs: [pulls out "1000 Ways to Cook A Duck"] Fillet of duck Bordelaise maitre d'butter. Yum-yum. Duck polonaise under glass. Mmm-mm.
Daffy: [pulls out "1000 Ways to Cook a Rabbit"] Rabbit au gratin de gelatin under tooled leather. Oh, drool, drool.
Bugs: Barbecued duck meat with broiled duck bill Milanese. Yummy-yum.
Daffy: Chicken-fried rabbit with cottontail sauce braised in carrots. Mm-mmm.
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Followed by Rabbit Seasoning (1952) See more »

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Oh, You Beautiful Doll
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Music by Nat Ayer
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Rabbit Fire is one of my favorites from the "Hunting Trilogy" series
7 January 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Of the three shorts directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese that starred Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd in the "Hunting Trilogy" series, this, Rabbit Fire was the first. When I originally saw this as a nearly 10-year-old kid in the late '70s, I laughed out loud at the way Bugs kept tricking Daffy into saying, "Duck season, fire!" with the result of Elmer shooting the duck's face and Daffy's beak either falling off, or spinning, or his head hanging upside down. Other funny stuff involves the wabbit and duck impersonating each other in costume, their reading recipes of what each other would taste like followed by "mmmm-mmm" sounds, Bugs fooling Elmer with his female disguise (again!), an "elephant gun" gag, and the final twist that I won't reveal here. After all these years, this is one of my favorites among many classic Warner Bros. cartoons.


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