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Devil May Hare (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 19 June 1954 (USA)
Bugs Bunny finds the Tasmanian Devil in his encyclopedia just as the animal threatens to devour him.

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Bugs Bunny / Tasmanian Devil / Turtle / Female Devil Noises (voice)
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All the animals in the forest, including animals one would not expect to find in the forest, are fleeing for their lives. Bugs Bunny manages to stop a turtle (by blocking its path with a shovel) and asks him what all the excitement is about. "The Tasmanian devil is on the loose!" cries the turtle. Bugs looks up "Tasmanian devil" in his encyclopedia and discovers that it's a "strong murderous beast" that eats just about any animal. It doesn't mention rabbits, and so the Tasmanian devil, who has been reading over Bugs's shoulder, pencils in "rabbits" himself. Bugs calmly asks, "What's up, doc?" He then spends the day tricking the wild, snorting, snarling beast with a bubble-gum chicken, a decoy deer, a giant slingshot and finally a classified ad in the Tasmanian Post-Dispatch. Written by J. Spurlin

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First appearance of the Tasmanian Devil. See more »

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When the Devils are exchanging their vows, their voices swap. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [to a little fawn] Hey, scram. Go on, beat it. The Tasmanian Devil's liable to get you. He's a mean, vicious, nasty, no-good, baggy-eyed, marble-headed ignoramorus. He's a stupid...
Tasmanian Devil: Flattery will get you nowhere. And you can't fool me again.
Bugs Bunny: Huh?
[suddenly nervous]
Bugs Bunny: That's right, doc.
[pointing toward the fawn]
Bugs Bunny: This bitsy little animal is made out of straw.
Tasmanian Devil: But you're not.
[growls at Bugs and takes off after him]
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Followed by Bedevilled Rabbit (1957) See more »

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Introducing a real devilish character
21 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a child I always liked the Tasmanian Devil but now he seems less interesting as all he does is eat his way through everything in sight. It was nice to see his introductory cartoon though. It opens with Bugs Bunny being disturbed by a stampede of animals running past his hole, he tries to ask them what is happening but they are all going to fast, he eventually stops a tortoise and is told that a Tasmanian Devil is on the way. Having no idea what a Tasmanian devil is Bugs consults his books and reads off a list of animals that the it eats, when he is finished a gruff voice adds "and rabbits". Bugs points out that he doesn't have much meat on him but offers to help catch him something tasty. This being Bugs though all that happens is the poor Tasmanian Devil gets tricked into eating a chicken made of bubble-gum and then getting flattened by a giant catapult when Bugs saws through it, at least Bug's final trick brings the Tasmanian devil happiness... of sorts.


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