Bugs Bunny comes to a city park to be daily fed carrots by a meek, little man. Bugs proposes that the man adopt him as a pet. The man accepts and takes Bugs home, where he states he is a ...
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The very first cartoon in Warner Bros. popular Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner series of cartoons. This one has the Coyote chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis.
Bugs Bunny comes to a city park to be daily fed carrots by a meek, little man. Bugs proposes that the man adopt him as a pet. The man accepts and takes Bugs home, where he states he is a doctor - and the name on his shingle is Dr. Jekyll. Unbeknownst to Bugs, Jekyll gives into the temptation to drink his potion that changes him into Mr. Hyde. Bugs keeps fleeing Hyde and running to the re-transformed Jekyll for help, but behind Bugs' back, Jekyll involuntarily changes back into Hyde. Bugs helps himself to some of Jekyll's potion before leaving to return to the park, where he changes into a shaggy, green rabbit that scares everyone away. Written by
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BEING AN OBVIOUS stop on the schedule of every cartoon series and live action comedy shorts department, Robert Louis Stevenson's THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE provided rich and obvious fodder for spoofing. In addition to all of the straight, dramatic adaptations that had appeared over the years, there were many comic send-ups.
WHEREAS WE HAD seen dramas with the title role's being portrayed by such luminaries as John Barrymore, Frederick March and Spencer Tracy; the funsters would not be denied. Funnymen who essayed the story's well known plot from the view of parody included Stan Laurel (solo in a silent short)*, Abbott & Costello, the Bowery Boys and the 3 Stooges. (Although the last 2 weren't strictly JEKYLL & HYDE, the elements were definitely there.)
IN REGARDS TO this little mini-film, it is a study in economy of both story telling as swell as in filming. Its "cast" is held to a bare minimum. Other than Bugs Bunny and the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde combine, the only other characters that are portrayed are the group of elderly folks who are feeding the pigeons in the park.
PRRHAPS INTENDED AS a sort of "hallmark" the LOONEY TOONS/MERRIE MELODIES of the Warner Brothers Animation, director, I."Fritz" Freleng, and voice actor, Mel Blanc, added one additional characteristic to their Dr. Jekyll. They made him a very timid "Casper Milquetoast" type. This probably gave an outstandingly sharp contrast to the Mr. Hyde's over the top growling, knuckle dragging and otherwise murderous gyrations.
OTHER THSN THAT, everything went just as about as we expected with all of the action that took place between and because of the constant changes between the two personalities and their manifesting of the comic/horror aspects of the story.
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