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Rabbit's Kin (1952)

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Bugs rescues a young rabbit from Pete Puma and gives lessons on how to heckle.

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Bugs Bunny / Shorty (voice)
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Shorty, a school-age rabbit with a high-pitched voice, jumps into Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole to escape the clutches of the villainous, but extremely stupid, Pete Puma, whose distinctive speech climaxes in an ear-splitting screech. Pete tries to trick Bugs and Shorty with an exploding cigar. Doesn't work. The cigar says "El Explodo" right on the wrapper. He tries to trick them by disguising himself as Shorty's mother. Doesn't work either. His rabbit ears are leaves that are inelegantly affixed to his hat. How can this poor, pathetic puma win the day? Smarter opponents than he have failed to outwit the wily Bugs Bunny. Written by J. Spurlin

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Bugs Bunny: [Disguised as puma] Howdy, cousin!
Pete Puma: I know you.
Bugs Bunny: Sure you do. I'm your second cousin, Paul Puma. I just dropped by for a little social call, cos. Say, mighty tender-looking little rabbit squab you got there.
Pete Puma: Uh... yeah!
Bugs Bunny: Well, what are we waiting for? Let's start the fire and fricassee him. You start the kindling and I'll get the coal. Uh, by the way, how many lumps do you want?
Pete Puma: Oh, better get me a lot of lumps. A whole lotta lumps.
[Realizes it's Bugs; grabs the mallet]
Pete Puma: Oh, no, you don't! I'll help...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played when the small rabbit is running at the beginning
Also played when Bugs and the small rabbit are walking down the lane
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Pete Puma Is A Funny Guy, And I Liked His Voice, Too, But The Story Is Lame
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Shorty," a little rabbit, comes racing into Bugs' hole seeking shelter and help. A ferocious monster, according to the fast-talking little hare, is after him. Bugs figures it is "Pete Puma," and goes to investigate. Sure enough, it is, and Pete -with a funny voice - tells Bugs he's after a little rabbit who is going to eat. Bugs asks him, "Wouldn't you rather have a big rabbit?"

Bugs then torments the poor, dumb sap, which is how the orange puma is portrayed. I'll tell ya, this Puma was a funny guy. He dresses up as Shorty's mother, trying the lure the little one, and is hilarious. However, poor Pete isn't smart enough to pull off any ploy...and pays the price each time.

Puma's voice (by Stan Freberg) was probably the highlight of this so-so cartoon. Using English subtitles to translate the super-speed-voice little rabbit helped, too.


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