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Rabbit's Kin (1952)

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

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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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15 November 1952 (USA)  »

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Liebe Verwandte  »

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Pete Puma: Well, I think I'll have to be goin' now.
Bugs Bunny: Oh, no, you can't leave yet. You got to have a nice cup of tea with me.
[Drags Pete to a table]
Bugs Bunny: Here we are.
[Serves tea]
Bugs Bunny: There's nothing as sociable as a nice cup of tea, I always say. How many lumps do you want?
Pete Puma: Oh, three or four
Bugs Bunny: [Bugs bunny whacks Pete on the head with a mallet 5 times and 5 lumps appear on his head] Oh dear, I gave you one too many. Well we can fix that.
[whacks the 5th lump back in his head]
Bugs Bunny: There, and here's a cigar for you.
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Barney Google
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Music by Con Conrad and Billy Rose
[Plays when Pete Puma is first introduced.]
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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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