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Bugs' Bonnets (1956)

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A psychological study of the behavioral effects of headgear as Bugs and Elmer continually switch personas depending on which hats they wear.



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Complete credited cast:
Bugs Bunny / Pirate (voice)


A documentary-styled cartoon in which a behavioral study of the effects of different headgear ensues by constantly changing the hats on Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and inducing them to enact the personalities suggested by the hats that land on their heads. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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Release Date:

14 January 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hatussa sen salaisuus  »

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1.37 : 1
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Bugs smokes in this cartoon. As the gangster, he blows cigar smoke into Elmer Fudd's face. See more »


When he is transformed into the old lady, Elmer drops his gun. Yet, after Boy Scout Bugs helps him across the street, the gun is lying on the ground on that side. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: It is a well-known psychological fact that people's behavior is strongly affected by the way they dress. For instance, if we alter this gentleman's attire to something more romantic, certain changes in attitude may perhaps be detected.
[the man's business suit is changed to a pirate outfit]
Man: Batten down the keelhaul! Yahoo! Kill the women and children first! Blood! Gore! Spit 'em on the tatters!
Narrator: Even a change of hats will usually bring certain changes.
[Elmer Fudd appears on screen]
Narrator: ...
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Music by Harry Warren
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Obscure but hilarious classic!
29 June 2003 | by (Karachi, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This cartoon is fantastic, to say the least. It had me laughing constantly through its seven minutes of pure entertainment. The animation is brilliant, and the expressions are unbelievable. Shame that it's really very obscure. The ending and Bugs's transformation into a gangster are stupendous, and an interesting plot only makes it better. Surprising that it was written by Tedd Pierce and not Michael Maltese, who seems to have written all of Jones's best cartoons. Fantastic stuff! Very highly recommended.

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