MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,924 this week

Bully for Bugs (1953)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Comedy  |  8 August 1953 (USA)
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,516 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 1 critic

Bugs Bunny takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque and winds up in a Mexican bullring fighting one heck of a big bullying bull.

Director:

(as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 26 Apr 2011
 
a list of 14 titles
created 21 Mar 2014
 
a list of 82 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 194 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 35 images
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bully for Bugs" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bully for Bugs (1953)

Bully for Bugs (1953) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bully for Bugs.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Porky Pig goes to a marsh on a hunting expedition, accompanied by his dog (who resembles the barnyard dog from the Foghorn Leghorn series), and they bring home a live Daffy Duck. They put ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Bugs is tricked into being the first rabbit shot into space. When he lands on the moon he finds Commander X-2 (later known as Marvin Martian) set to blow up planet Earth.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Awful Orphan (1949)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Yosemite Sam tries to force Bugs Bunny to do a high-diving act when the regular act cancels; but the bullying pipsqueak is no match for our redoubtable rabbit.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Bugs Bunny retaliates against the pompous opera star who does him violence.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Nicolai Shutorov
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Rabbit's Kin (1952)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When Yosemite Sam campaigns on a platform including rabbit genocide, Bugs runs against him.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Western | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Daffy Duck plays a western hero, but things don't go as he hoped in a one horse town.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sing Song guard (Yosemite) Sam Shultz mistakes Bugs for a prisoner when he tunnels up inside the jail.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Bugs Bunny / Bull Gulping (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Bugs Bunny once again making that "wrong turn at Albuquerque" burrows into a bullring, where a magnificent bull is making short work of a toreador. The bull bucks Bugs out of the arena, prompting the bunny to declare "Of course you realize, this means war!" The deft Bugs' arsenal comes plenty packed, as he uses anvils, well-placed face slaps and the bull's horns as a slingshot. The bull fights back, using his horns as a shotgun barrel. The bull's comeback is short-lived; just after Bugs makes out his will, he lures the bull out of the arena, just in time to set up a rube-like device that leads to the bull's defeat. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bull | bullring | anvil | slingshot | tnt | See All (40) »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Olé, Torero!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The sounds of the crowd were recorded from a real bull-fighting crowd in Barcelona, Spain. See more »

Goofs

When Bugs was writing his will, we see the top of the paper turned over so that the audience can read it from left to right (not upside-down). This means that the heading itself is written upside-down. The reason the word WILL was written right-side up, as Bugs was past page one, is so that all people, especially children, could know what was being written, for both children and adults. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: Well, here I am. Hey, just a cotton-picking minute. This don't look like the Coachella Valley to me.
[picks up map]
Bugs Bunny: Hmm, I knew I should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque. Oh well, I'll just ask this gent in the fancy knickerbockers. Eh, I beg your par...
[the matador runs right past Bugs; Bugs chases him]
Bugs Bunny: Eh, pardon me, sir, but could you direct me to the shortest route to the Coachella Valley and the big carrot festival therein?
[the matador climbs the fence]
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, Doc?
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the bull realizes that the door has opened, Bugs quickly sets up a trap to get rid of the bull as soon as it returned to the arena. The bull returns to the arena and is killed as it goes over the detonating dynamite keg. The bull, now dead, hit its head against a wall. Bugs quickly raises a red cape in front of the bull's rear end on which is written THE End. The two-word phrase, THE End, is in gold letters, on the red cape as the cartoon concludes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Yes: 9012 Live (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Las Chiapanecas
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played when Bugs is wearing the huge sombrero
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
One of the best of all time!

This is a masterpiece, a veritable classic! Bugs is cast in the perfect situation with the bull as a perfect foil. Sight gags galore, including a bit with a rifle that is absolutely priceless! The ending is gloriously funny! Catch the look on the bulls' face in the last part of the closing bit, it's wonderful! Good to see it's available. You have to see this. Most highly recommended!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bully for Bugs (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?