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Bewitched Bunny (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 24 July 1954 (USA)
Disguised as a truant officer, Bugs attempts to rescue Hansel and Gretel from Witch Hazel, who plans to cook him for her dinner.

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While walking through the woods, Bugs Bunny stumbles into the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. Seeing the children in serious danger, he decides to become involved and rescue the greedy pair, disguised as a truant officer. However, no good deed goes unpunished as the rather hungry witch decides that a rabbit would be an acceptable substitute ingredient for her dinner. Fortunately, a good deed is its own reward as Bugs uses her vase of magic powder to transform her into a gorgeous female bunny with a feminine voice but Hazel's laugh. As he gets ready to leave with the bunny beauty, Bugs looks at the audience and comments: "Ah sure, I know. But aren't they all witches inside?". Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@henson.cc.wwu.edu>

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The spices in Witch Hazel's spice rack are:
  • Bee stingers with chutney
  • Worm sweat residue
  • Centipede bunions with chive
  • Pickled tarantula elbows.
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Quotes

Witch Hazel: [to the audience, as she prepares riding her broom] Notice how I ride sidesaddle. It proves I'm a lady of quality.
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Spoofed in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (2014) See more »

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What's Up Doc?
(uncredited)
Music by Carl W. Stalling
[Plays over the title cards.]
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Iss goot! Ja?
13 January 2008 | by (Decatur, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

This cartoon alone may be enough for me to buy the newest DVD collection. The Looney Tunes, especially with Bugs, have done some great twists on fairy tales and this is one of their best - I love Chuck Jones' take on Hansel and Gretel as walking ham hocks with blank doll eyes!

This one takes the flattened-out, stylized UPA-style graphics of the time to a unique level in Witch Hazel's house interiors, that loudly defy gravity and physics. Hazel herself scuttles crablike across the screen as a hilarious and literally two-dimensional presence. I'm impressed at how seamlessly the classic Looney characters fit into this new design scheme in this and other cartoons of the time.


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