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Water, Water Every Hare (1952)

A sudden rainstorm floods Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole and puts him in the path of an Evil Scientist and of Rudolph, a beast that is covered in orange fur and shod in sneakers.

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Bugs Bunny / Rudolph - Gossamer / Mouse (voice)
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Bugs Bunny is too sound a sleeper to notice that a sudden rainstorm has flooded his rabbit hole and sent his mattress, with him on it, floating downstream toward a castle with helpful neon signs that say "Evil Scientist" and "Boo." Said Evil Scientist needs a brain for his mechanical monster, and when he sees Bugs Bunny floating by, decides a rabbit's brain is as good as any other. Bugs Bunny awakens to the horror of reposing mummies, an Evil Scientist with a huge, green head and an enormous robot waiting for its brain. Bugs tries to escape, but the scientist sends Rudolph after him. Rudolph is an unlikely beast covered with orange fur; it wears sneakers, but why not? Who says monsters don't have sensitive feet? Bugs poses as a chatty hairdresser, uses vanishing fluid on himself, and pours reducing fluid on the beast to thwart him. But Bugs's only weapon against the Evil Scientist will be a broken bottle of ether. Will it be enough? Written by J. Spurlin

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19 April 1952 (USA)  »

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Vom Regen in die Traufe  »

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The orange monster is very similar (if not identical) to Gossamer, but named Rudolph in this cartoon. The mad scientist in this short is patterned after Boris Karloff right down to the heavy eyebrow, and Dr. Frankenstein riffs that made Karloff a household name to most folks in the 40's and 50's. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [after making himself invisible with a bottle of Vanishing Oil] Mmm, not bad.
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Featured in Yes: 9012 Live (1985) See more »

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How Dry I Am
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Played when Bugs drinks a cup of water
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Artwork Better Than The Story
20 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bugs is flooded out of his hole, still asleep in bed. The bed floats for miles and winds up at an "evil castle" (it says so in neon lights!) with a green-headed Boris Karloff-imitated voiced Dr. Frankenstein guy in charge.

Bugs finally wakes up, sees all the crazy sights, panics and runs. The scientist unleashes his reddish-orange hairy monster "Rudolph" to capture the rabbit.

I enjoyed the artwork in this animated short, but the story didn't have a lot of laughs, certainly as much as it should have had considering the premise.


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