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Tedd Pierce (story)
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Release Date:
27 October 1956 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Bugs Bunny is chased by Elmer Fudd throughout a TV studio and its various productions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Enjoyable stuff, if not among the best outings of Bugs and Elmer See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / QTTV Producer / Elmer Fudd - Yelping (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)

Daws Butler ... Bugs as Groucho / Bugs as Norton (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert McKimson 
 
Writing credits
Tedd Pierce (story)

Produced by
Edward Selzer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Irvin Jay 
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ted Bonnicksen .... animator
Keith Darling .... animator
Russ Dyson .... animator
George Grandpré .... animator
Robert Gribbroek .... layout artist
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
 
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director (as Carl Stalling)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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7 min
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Trivia:
The television station's name is QTTV, just like in People Are Bunny (1959).See more »
Quotes:
[Bugs had been asked by the QTTV producer to climb to the top of a ladder and sit down on the cushion on the very top of it]
Bugs Bunny:What's sitting up here on this cushion got to do with my television career?
QTTV Producer:Well, you see, most people have to start at the bottom of the ladder. But we're starting you at the top. We like you.
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Movie Connections:
References Slick Hare (1947)See more »
Soundtrack:
A-Hunting We Will GoSee more »

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Enjoyable stuff, if not among the best outings of Bugs and Elmer, 2 June 2016
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

As a lifelong fan of Looney Tunes and who particularly enjoys the pairing of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd (Bugs is also to me one of Looney Tunes' greatest creations), while 'Wideo Wabbit' is not one of the best of either it is still very enjoyable stuff.

The animation in 'Wideo Wabbit' is colourful, with colours that are never flat but never overly-saturated, simple but elegant backgrounds and Bugs and Elmer are well designed and move easily. The one sore spot is the floor manager, whose character design is a little rushed and this reviewer does have to agree about the weirdness of the animation on the jacket.

Carl Stalling, my favourite of the Looney Tunes composers, provides a very vibrantly orchestrated and rhythmically energetic (the energy never stops too) music score, that synchronises with the action superbly and Stalling also had the strongest ability of composing music that not just fitted but enhanced the action (which the music in 'Wideo Wabbit' does). 'Wideo Wabbit' is a very funny cartoon if not a hilarious one. It's not laugh-a-minute, are slightly slower in timing than is characteristic and there are fewer gags than there tends to be.

With this being said the gags do work, they are well timed because they don't come across as tired or dull and they are very well animated. The ending makes for a fitting, touchingly nostalgic and laugh-out-loud funny end to the cartoon. Even better are Bugs' impersonations, the Groucho Marx gag is priceless but the dead-on "Liverace" impersonation is perhaps 'Wideo Wabbit's' highlight. The dialogue is typically razor sharp and witty, the best lines coming from Bugs, and there is a constant sense of nostalgia in recognising all the references and remembering the shows and stars mentioned.

The story here is fun and again lovingly nostalgic, though there are other Looney Tunes cartoons with slightly tighter pacing and slightly more going on. Bugs is vintage Bugs and a joy to watch, while Elmer is an amusing and easy-to-root-for foil. The only weakness character wise is the floor manager, a character who is not very funny and is forgettable at best. Mel Blanc does a fantastic job, and Arthur Q. Bryan is rock solid as well.

Overall, good and enjoyable cartoon but Bugs and Elmer, solo and together, have done better. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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