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Rabbit Fire (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 19 May 1951 (USA)
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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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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What's Up, Duck?  »

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Trivia

Hank Azaria has cited the scene where Bugs and Daffy imitate each other as Mel Blanc's greatest achievement in voice acting. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: I'm sowwy, fewwas, but I'm a vegetawian. I just hunt for the sport of it. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Bugs: Oh, yeah? Well, there's other sport besides huntin', ya know!
Daffy: Anyone for tennis?
[Elmer shoots Daffy]
Daffy: Nice game!
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Edited into The Duxorcist (1987) See more »

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What's Up, Doc?
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Music by Carl W. Stalling
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The Hunting Trilogy
21 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

The "Hunting Trilogy" of Rabbit Fire (1951), Rabbit Seasoning (1952), and Duck! Rabbit! Duck! (1953) should be considered the comedic high water mark of the Chuck Jones-Michael Maltese collaboration. While they are seldom mentioned in lists of the "greatest" or "most important" cartoons in the history of animation, they are certainly THE FUNNIEST cartoons I've ever seen. Michael Maltese never got the credit that directors like Jones, Freleng or Avery got, but it's his dialogue and situations that make Warner Bros. cartoons, and these three in particular, some of the FUNNIEST ever made.


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